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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...

2014-08-01 00:21:46

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechAmerica, the public sector and public advocacy department of CompTIA, and 18 state tech council partners and industry groups today expressed support for passage of legislation that bans federal, state and local governments from both taxing Internet access charges and assessing multiple taxes on electronic commerce in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell....

2014-07-30 12:24:48

ARLINGTON, Va., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved draft legislation on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program administered by the Department of Homeland Security. The proposed legislation would fund the CFATS program for multiple years, providing the industry with much-needed certainty, and is similar to a House bill passed earlier this month. NACD supports both pieces of...

2014-07-29 20:20:26

ARLINGTON, Va., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations applauded the Senate for adopting a shorter term patch for the Highway Trust Fund in order to pass a long-term, well-funded highway bill sooner, rather than later and urged the House of Representatives to quickly follow suit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "ATA believes the quickly passing a long-term, well-funded highway bill is in our national interest and we...

2014-07-29 08:28:03

Ad to Air in Washington, D.C., Arizona, Nevada, and New Hampshire; Domestic Violence Survivors and Advocates From Across The Country Join Everytown in DC to Urge Congress to Close Loopholes that Allow Abusers and Stalkers to Get Guns WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Everytown for Gun Safety today released a new television and online advertisement depicting a harrowing encounter of domestic abuse and gun violence ahead of this week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing -...

2014-07-21 23:05:02

Joseph F. Cvitkovic, Ph.D., of Jefferson Hospital, was selected by the American Psychological Association to testify on legislation that would give behavioral health facilities access to Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments. PITTSBURGH, Pa. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 An Allegheny Health Network psychologist is one of three behavioral health specialists invited by the American Psychological Association (APA) to participate as panelists in a Senate staff briefing sponsored by the Behavioral...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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