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Experts Weigh In on Outside Groups' Pro-Gingrich Spots
New York Times (blog)January 1, 2012

Nevertheless, any ad featuring a candidate for federal office so close to an election would fall under what the election commission calls “electioneering communications.” But a quirk in the law means that the agency does not consider caucuses like ...more »

What is HRW up to in Pakistan?
The News InternationalJanuary 1, 2012

Asked that even in developed and advanced political cultures the principle of judicial review exists and superior judiciary exercises its powers to set aside any law made by the Parliament if it is found against the basic structure of the constitution...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Why Medicaid Is No Longer a Voluntary Program
Hawaii ReporterJanuary 3, 2012

Today, states confront the dilemma of having to choose between joining Medicaid or being forced to sacrifice any health care “safety net” for their indigent populations. This is all because of a law enacted by Congress in 1986 called the Emergency ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Colorado Republicans want asset test for Medicaid
Denver PostJanuary 1, 2012

Their argument comes despite the fact that the new federal health care law bars states from adding asset tests and despite prior experience in Colorado and elsewhere that such tests aren't worth the time or money. And because of federal incentives for ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Paterno's Son Leaves Penn State Amid Scandal
WSOC CharlotteJanuary 11, 2012

... comes two months after his father, legendary head coach Joe Paterno, was fired over the sexual abuse scandal that erupted in November. Penn State named New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien to replace the elder Paterno last week. ...more »

Living Wills
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State now allows smoking bans in multifamily housing
Sacramento BeeJanuary 2, 2012

The new law requires landlords to specify in their lease/rental agreements areas where smoking is prohibited on their properties. Craig Powell, whose Sacramento company Powell Properties LP owns a handful of upscale apartment complexes, noted that many ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Medicare demo would provide primary care at home
American Medical NewsJanuary 2, 2012

About 50 practices will be selected to participate in the demonstration created by the health system reform law. The program combines the old practice of house calls with new technology and a coordinated care approach, said acting CMS Administrator ...more »


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