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2009-09-24 09:05:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association praised New York Senator Charles Schumer for introducing an amendment to the Senate Finance Committee health care reform bill to enact the Community Choice Act benefiting people with disabilities. The Community Choice Act, if enacted, will give states the option to make home- and community-based services available through their Medicaid programs. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) has been the lead sponsor of the Community...

2009-08-24 13:54:00

- Praise for Sen. Arlen Specter for calling for hearings into grossly flawed document he says "pushes pulling the plug." TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul Malley, President of the national non-profit organization Aging with Dignity, today called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately suspend use of its "Your Life, Your Choices" advance care planning guide dubbed "The Death Book for Veterans." Malley also praised Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), a member of...

2009-08-12 13:49:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a town hall meeting Tuesday on health care reform, Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) stated his opposition to legislation that would cover illegal aliens. Specter has been a long-time champion of amnesty for illegal aliens, he was the author of the 2006 amnesty bill (S. 2611) that was widely rejected by the American people. Specter's opposition to including illegal aliens under the proposed reforms is a clear indication of how strongly the...

2009-06-25 16:06:00

Media Advisory for 8 a.m. Friday June 26 Forum At the National Press Club, Washington, DC WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unprecedented conference June 26 at the National Press Club about misconduct by the U.S. Department of Justice will feature prominent officials as well as victims whose compelling stories were captured by filmmaker John McTiernan in his recent documentary, "The Political Prosecutions of Karl Rove." The video by Project Save Justice features...

2009-06-04 12:31:00

WHEELING, W.Va., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Ohio Republican Congressman and radio talk show host Bob Ney has a challenge for ex-Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: "Let's see what you think of waterboarding -- after you've tried it!" Gonzales has maintained publicly that the Bush administration's waterboarding of alleged terror suspects did not constitute torture. "If Alberto Gonzales wants to clear his name by saying he didn't cooperate in torture, then...

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2009-05-26 11:50:00

The U.S. Treasury Department's financial reform package could wind up as a magnet that attracts legislation beyond its focus, a key Washington lobbyist said. On top of the regulatory changes Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is expected to propose, The White House is considering adding a consumer protection board for financial products. New York Sen. Charles Schumer has already said he would like to add a shareholder bill of rights, to the package, Politico reported Tuesday. Some reforms,...

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2009-05-20 07:06:20

Washington policymakers are considering the formation of a consumer-oriented agency to oversee financial products, sources close to the discussions said. Although a new agency regulating mutual funds, credit card loans and mortgages may trigger a turf war among existing federal agencies, the topic was on the agenda of a dinner discussion at the Treasury Department, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission and other agencies already claim to keep consumer...

2009-04-28 14:32:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Senator Arlen Specter (?-Penn) switched political parties from Republican to Democrat. Tom McClusky, Senior Vice President of FRC Action, the legislative arm of Family Research Council, had this to say: "Senator Specter's actions today come as no surprise. To paraphrase an old saying, 'if it looks like a donkey, quacks like a donkey and votes like a donkey - then it is probably a donkey.' This holds true for Senator Specter and the...

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2009-04-23 23:50:33

Meghan McCain, whose father was the GOP presidential nominee in 2008, said Thursday longtime Republican political adviser Karl Rove should go away. Appearing as a co-host on ABC's The View, McCain was asked about her recent assertion that Rove was creepy because he follows her on Twitter, the microblogging Internet service. She said Rove's time of political relevance has passed, the New York Daily News reported. You've had your eight years, she said. Now go away. By way of explanation, McCain...

2008-12-23 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spartan Motors and its subsidiary, Spartan Chassis, have agreed to pay the United States$1.7 million to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to an employee of Force Protection Inc. to receive the subcontract to provide chassis for armored vehicles for the United States Military, the Justice Department announced today. The United States contends that Spartan paid approximately $100,000 to an employee of Force Protection in return for...


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