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2014-10-22 23:00:23

A recent Government Accountability Office analysis and potential Republican takeover of the United States Senate could threaten risk-corridors program funding, reports Atlantic Information Services’s Inside Health Insurance Exchanges. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 With a couple of weeks to go until the November midterm elections and polls predicting Republicans will win back the Senate, the risk-corridors program could be at risk, some industry observers tell Atlantic...

2014-10-17 16:23:09

URGE VOTE NOV 4 TO COUNTER RIGHT-WING TAKEOVER OF THE SENATE AND MASSIVE PROGRESSIVE LOSES IN THE HOUSE WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Democratic Strategist and former White House spokesman Bob Weiner, along with Joseph Abay, Robert Weiner Associates' Senior Policy Analyst and Author, have published an op-ed in this week's Michigan Chronicle, "VOTE NOV. 4: Defeat Suppression of Minorities, Youth, Workers," a message to voters to show up at the polls...

2014-10-16 12:23:54

State Legislators Receive Scores on Votes Affecting Climate Change, Enforcement of Environmental Protection Laws and Giveaways to Gas Drillers HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three leading citizen-based environmental organizations released today the joint Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard, which scores state legislators on key environmental votes cast during the 2013 - 2014 Legislative Session. Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, and the Sierra Club...

2014-09-19 23:00:34

Lawmakers from across the country introduced the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, which would keep the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund open for another 25 years, providing critical medical treatment and compensation to 9/11 heroes. Parker Waichman LLP has never stopped fighting for the rights of 9/11 victims, and applauds these efforts. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Parker...

2014-09-19 12:26:49

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the House and Senate yesterday each introduced legislation to authorize the Feed the Future Initiative. The House's Feed the Future Global Food Security Act of 2014 and the Senate's Global Food Security Act of 2014 were introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), respectively. The bills are cosponsored by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and...

2014-09-16 12:31:34

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report confirming what the Family Research Council (FRC) has been saying all along: The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, subsidizes elective abortion with taxpayer funds and lacks transparency in its abortion coverage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080930/FRCLOGO Over the past several months, FRC has been examining abortion coverage on the...

2014-09-15 12:25:24

Bill DeWalt joins team after Distinguished Career in Museum Management; Prepares the Institute for Dedication in March 2015. BOSTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (the Institute) is proud to announce Billie (Bill) R. DeWalt, PhD has joined the organization as Executive Vice President and Museum Director. The Institute--which is dedicated to educating the public about the history and contributions of the United States...

2014-09-11 16:26:35

Rep. Steve Daines and former state Rep. Ryan Zinke also receive endorsements from Ambassador John Bolton WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The John Bolton PAC makes $5,000 contributions to Senate candidate Rep. Steve Daines (MT- At- large), and House candidate Ryan Zinke. Danies is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Sen. Max Baucus, and Zinke is running for Montana's at-large House seat currently held by Daines. Daines is a congressman, while...

2014-08-27 08:33:39

Effort to link Marketplace Fairness Act to Internet Tax Freedom Act Renewal poses dire threat to the Internet and e-commerce WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The no-holds-barred effort in the Senate to ram through a regressive and unfair Internet sales tax regime tops NetChoice's August 2014 iAWFUL (Internet Advocates Watchlist for Ugly Laws), which tracks the gravest legislative threats to the Internet and e-commerce. While the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA)...

cellphone cramming
2014-08-01 05:05:36

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has taken considerable time, but the widespread problem of cellphone companies allowing their customers to be victims of "cramming" charges may be coming to an end, following a new report by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. The report found that hundreds of millions of dollars had most likely been paid in charges which cellphone users had not authorized, after third party fees were latched onto phone bills. The third party...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.