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2014-03-11 23:00:31

The Obama administration this week announced it would scrap much of a proposed plan to limit the types of antidepressants and other drugs seniors can get through Medicare Part D. The following statements from health care policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a Chicago-based free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 The Obama administration this week announced it would scrap much of a proposed plan to limit the types of antidepressants and other...

2014-03-10 23:00:27

Senate Democrats have announced they will be launching an overnight “talkathon” tonight about climate change. Climate science and policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Senate Democrats have announced they will be launching an overnight “talkathon” tonight. The move is spearheaded by Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, avowedly to raise awareness about the new Senate Climate Action...

2014-02-13 23:00:30

Comcast announced Thursday it has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable via a $45.2 billion stock buy. If the move is approved by federal regulators, it will make Comcast the nation’s largest cable and broadband provider with more than 30 million customers. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Comcast announced Thursday it has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable via a $45.2 billion stock buy. If the move is approved by federal regulators, it will make Comcast the...

2014-01-16 23:31:54

The D.C. Circuit Court today struck down the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) 2010 “net neutrality” rule requiring Internet service providers to treat all traffic across their networks the same – discriminating against none and favoring none. The court also, however, ruled the FCC may impose its net neutrality rule if it reclassifies broadband as a “common carrier” as it does telephone service. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 The D.C. Circuit Court today struck...

2014-01-15 23:00:54

Tobacco policy experts at The Heartland Institute react to today's vote by the Chicago City Council to ban the use of electronic cigarettes indoors. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 The Chicago City Council today banned the use of electronic cigarettes indoors – treating e-cigarettes, which emit harmless water vapor, exactly like tobacco cigarettes, which emit smoke. The following statements from tobacco policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a Chicago-based free-market...

2013-12-04 23:19:38

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court rejected without comment an appeal by Amazon and Overstock – two of the world’s largest online retailers – of a New York court decision that upheld the state’s 2008 law requiring the collection of taxes for online purchases. The Supreme Court in the 1992 decision, Quill v. North Dakota, left it to Congress to compel the collection of sales taxes over state lines. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 On Monday, the United States Supreme...

2013-11-21 23:20:54

The Environmental Protection Agency last week announced a reduction of the ethanol mandate in America’s gasoline supply for 2014, dropping it from 18.15 billion gallons to about 15 billion gallons. The following statements from energy and environment policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 The Environmental Protection Agency last week announced a reduction of the ethanol mandate in...

2013-11-15 23:19:37

President Barack Obama today announced a “fix” for his beleaguered health care law, allowing state health commissioners to allow the sale of insurance plans that don’t adhere to the mandates in the Affordable Care Act. The following statements from health care policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 President Barack Obama today announced a “fix” for his beleaguered health care...

2013-11-08 23:01:06

The Environmental Protection Agency today is hosting a “Public Listening Session” at the Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago, allowing the public to weigh in on the Obama administration’s “Climate Action Plan.” The plan would grant broad powers to EPA to curb the production of fossil fuels, strictly regulate coal-fired power plants, and funnel taxpayer money toward “green energy” companies. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Heartland Institute Policy Advisors...

2013-10-31 23:04:38

Residents of Michigan could soon gain the liberty to sell tickets to sporting events and concerts at a price above its face value – a currently illegal, but largely tolerated practice known as scalping. State Rep. Tim Kelly (R-Saginaw) this week introduced House Bill 5108, a measure that would repeal an 82-year-old Michigan law outlawing scalping. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Residents of Michigan could soon gain the liberty to sell tickets to sporting events and concerts at a...


Word of the Day
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'.