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Obama Again Takes a Pass on Trying to Weaken Iran
American Thinker (blog)March 1, 2012

Back to the Kirk-Menendez legislation. There was a deadline regarding one of the provisions. The Obama administration had until today to decide whether to impose sanctions on firms cooperating with Iran's Central Bank. They ignored the deadline (an apt ...more »

House approves California water bill
Fresno BeeMarch 1, 2012

In a highly partisan vote, the Republican-controlled House approved the legislation which would lengthen irrigation contracts, override state law and boost deliveries to farms south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Most dramatically, the bill ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Timothy Geithner decries 'financial crisis amnesia' by reform foes
Los Angeles TimesMarch 2, 2012

Geithner offered a vigorous and personal defense of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which has been sharply criticized by the financial industry and Republicans as a severe regulatory overreaction that is hindering the ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Budget contrasts could impede Arizona CPS reform
Tucson CitizenMarch 4, 2012

Under federal law, a cut in the adoption subsidy would require an equivalent cut in the rates paid to foster families. Brewer's budget also funds the growing permanent-guardianship program with an additional $2.4 million, which would maintain the same ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Siouxland Foundation elects officers, board
Sioux City JournalMarch 4, 2012

... Wells Enterprises, Inc.; Secretary Barbara F. Orzechowski, Klass Law Firm; Treasurer Paul A. Bergmann, Long Lines; Grant Review Committee Chair Matthew J. Basye, FEH Associates; Investment/Finance Committee Chair Leon D. Rozeboom, Liberty National ...more »

Gardaí 'told not to help IRA probe'
BreakingNews.ieMarch 14, 2012

In a statement to the Smithwick Tribunal – which was not read in full – an unnamed senior RUC officer claimed: β€œHe (McLaughlin) declared that the Taoiseach from the outset of the inquiry had decreed that the killings were a political crime and, ...more »

Living Trusts
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NHS 'can not afford' more cuts, says Welsh NHS Confederation
BBC NewsMarch 23, 2012

Helen Birtwhistle, director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, says: "Every indication is that health boards and trusts will be living within their means. "Altogether around £300m worth of savings have been made this financial year, £1bn in the last ...more »

Estate Administration
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Villagers want court to halt flood barriers
The NationMarch 4, 2012

Association president Srisuwan Janya said about 50 local people living around industrial parks in Ayutthaya had authorised his group to represent them in filing a lawsuit with the Central Administrative Court against the Industrial Estate Authority of ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Sunlight is a disinfectant--and this law stinks. (blog)March 2, 2012

At the time, the ACLU warned that that the power "wasn't limited to investigations of suspected sex offenders or child abuse cases. It was a general grant of unchecked power to District Attorneys and the Attorney General that can be used against all ...more »

Helping your children buy their first home
Washington PostMarch 3, 2012

Under current IRS regulations, each person may give $13000 annually to another person without incurring any gift tax liability. This amount is called the annual exclusion amount. Thus, you could give your daughter and son-in-law each $13000 to make up ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Law enforcement details description of Chino cop shooter
Contra Costa TimesMarch 8, 2012

CHINO - Law enforcement officials have established a cash reward and released more information about the sought-after bank robber who recently shot a police officer in this city. Officials announced a $20000 reward for tips that led to the man's ...more »


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