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Huckster Propaganda: Voice of San Diego gets a taste of its own fact check
San Diego CityBEATFebruary 1, 2012

If in certain contexts it characterizes (and trumpets) advertising as a form of support, it should not turn around and deny that advertising is support. The claim is false. The question, however, is whether there are aggravating factors.more »

Aide: Arpaio accepts blame for botched sex cases
Arizona Capitol TimesFebruary 1, 2012

By AP Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's top aide said Tuesday that the sheriff accepts responsibility for hundreds of sex-crimes investigations that were inadequately investigated and Arpaio started working to clear up the backlog once the problem ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Juan Vargas could cast the deciding vote for California's health care bill
OB RagFebruary 1, 2012

Senate Bill 810 passed committee, but fell two votes short in the Senate. A new vote is sought before tomorrow's deadline for passing all Senate bills and sending them on to the Assembly. The bill would not set up a government-run healthcare system.more »

Hipaa Compliance
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With sharp Romney jabs, Santorum blasts health care law
PoliticMoFebruary 4, 2012

The event was billed as a “Conversation on Faith, Freedom, and the American Family,” but focused most heavily on the Santorum's opposition to President Barack Obama's health insurance reform law. Speaking in a state where more than 70 percent voted in ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Blumenthal Continues Fight to End Elder Abuse with New Proposal (press release)February 1, 2012

(Hartford, CT) – Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined seniors and social service professionals in Hartford to announce his proposal to implement a comprehensive network of elder abuse prevention and response measures. "Growing numbers of seniors ...more »

Living Wills
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IN RUST BELT STATE Indiana becomes 23rd state
Sky Valley ChronicleFebruary 2, 2012

Daniels signed the bill shortly thereafter without any fanfare, making Indiana the 23rd state in the nation with such a law. Under typical right-to-work laws, companies can no longer negotiate a contract with a union that requires non-members to pay ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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That Darn Mitt II (Medicare Edition)
Boston.comFebruary 4, 2012

First, to pay for somewhat less than half the total cost of the Affordable Care Act (ACA/ObamaCare), the law includes reductions in the rate of growth of Medicare and other savings (listed below) by about $449B over ten years between 2010 and 2019, ...more »


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