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2013-05-20 23:03:51

On May 7, 2013, Steven F. Hotze, M.D. held a news conference in the Lt. Governor´s Press Conference Room to announce that he would be filing a federal lawsuit against the federal government. The suit, Hotze v. Sebelius, will seek to prevent the enforcement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), known commonly as Obamacare, in Texas, asserting Constitutional objections that were not raised in the U.S. Supreme Court´s previous review of Obamacare. Houston, TX (PRWEB)...

2013-05-16 23:31:37

Chances are you´ve heard some of the recent debate on whether or not to raise the Medicare eligibility age for most Americans from 65 to 67. San Marcos, TX (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Some observers and politicians insist there is little choice but to raise the Medicare age to 67. With the US economy having seen better days, many people argue that the federal government is obligated to find ways to trim spending–and people calling for a rise in the Medicare eligibility age vehemently...

2013-05-16 23:30:12

New FOIAXpress Version from AINS will include a FOIA web portal for the public to more easily submit, track and receive FOIA requests from agencies. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 AINS Inc. announced Tuesday that the upcoming version release of its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) processing software, http://www.foiaxpress.com FOIAXpress , will include a public-facing web portal at no additional charge to FOIAXpress users, in order to facilitate government transparency and modernize...

2013-05-14 23:23:02

Firm to Provide IT Support Services to Improve Mobility on our Nation's Highways Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Sevatec, Inc., a leading provider of management and technology consulting services for the federal government, announced today it has been awarded a $117M single award contract with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide multi-faceted nationwide IT support services to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Under the terms of the FHWA Information...

2013-05-09 23:45:48

Social Media Uses by Government: Citizen Privacy Issues and Boston Marathon Attacks Highlighted Catonsville, MD (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 InTTENSITY Corporation announces that it will be hosting its second annual Federal Social Media Summit at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA on May 22, 2013. This year's summit will focus on the government´s use of social media and Citizen privacy issues like the use of Social Media during the investigation into the Boston Marathon events....

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'