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The VA is still the VA March 21, 2016 at 2:49 p.m.

The editorial is to make the privatization of the VA more palatable. It seems the republicans have $50 billion that they would like to give insurance companies. They will close down all the VA centers nearest you and veterans can and will be treated for certain illnesses or injuries depending if it is service connected.
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Read the DAV Magazine article:
dav. org/learn-more/dav-magazine/

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Justice Department investigating videotaped arrest of S.C. student October 27, 2015 at 10:59 p.m.

Better article:
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nytimes. com/2015/10/28/us/spring-valley-high-school-sc-officer-arrest.html?_r=0

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New health overhaul challenge reaching Supreme Court October 26, 2015 at 4:18 a.m.

ADG left this part out:
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Lower courts have rejected the group's argument. A unanimous three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in Washington said that while the health care law does contain tax-raising provisions, its primary purpose was not to raise revenue, but rather to expand health care coverage.
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When the full 11-judge appeals court considered whether to hear the case, the four Republican-appointed judges concluded that the legislation should qualify as revenue-producing. But they would have ruled in favor of the administration anyway. They said the bill properly originated in the House, even if the measure was stripped of its original language.
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Nicholas Bagley, a health law expert at the University of the Michigan Law School, said he doubts the court will intervene. "There's disagreement on the appeals court about the rationale, but until there's disagreement about the right outcome, the Supreme Court has no reason to take the case," Bagley said.
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source: Huffintonpost

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Governor slams comments made by Judge Griffen October 15, 2015 at 8:32 p.m.

If the people feel the inmates do not have the right to litigate than change the Arkansas Constitution.,, Because the Constitution plaining states that they have that right. And if you want cruel punishment than change the US Constitution.
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My question is HOW can the governor justify $24,000 in lethal drugs that only have a one year shelf life?

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Planned Parenthood exec testifies health agency 'smear' target October 1, 2015 at 2:41 a.m.

Republicans have been hating on democrats for decades over the Roe v. Wade decision but most have lost sight of the fact that it was a republican decision that made abortion legal. Did you people not know that or did you choose to forget?
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FYI:
Roe v. Wade was decided by 5 republican appointed justices and 2 democrat appointed justices
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Roe v. Wade Supreme Court
Chief Justice Warren E. Burger nominated by Richard Nixon
William O. Douglas nominated by Franklin Roosevelt
William J. Brennan, Jr. nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Potter Stewart nominated bu Dwight D. Eisenhower
Byron White nominated by John F. Kennedy
Thurgood Marshall nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson
Harry Blackmun nominated by Richard Nixon
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. nominated by Richard Nixon
William Rehniquist nominated by Ronald Reagan
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Decision Majority: Blackmun (R), Burger (R), Douglas (D), Brennan (R), Stewart (R), Marshall (D), Powell (R)
Dissent: White (D) and Rehniquist (R)

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Boone County officials say 2 charged with cattle rustling September 23, 2015 at 5:54 p.m.

What's up with not reporting the names of the 2 men charged?
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Boone County Sheriff Mike More said 30-year-old Shane Horn of Valley Springs and 29-year-old Aaron Sayres of Harrison have been charged with theft of more that 50 head of cattle in Boone and surrounding counties.

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Planned Parenthood files federal suit after Hutchinson cuts ties September 12, 2015 at 7:33 a.m.

Asa is playing politics with our tax dollars. Republicans have already tried this in other states (Arizona, North Carolina, Tennessee and Indiana) which were overturned by the federal courts. A federal statute protects Medicaid beneficiaries' freedom to select the qualified medical provider of their choice.

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Pact with Iran survives vote in U.S. Senate September 11, 2015 at 7:54 a.m.

Cap12: You need to read the 6 things to know about the Iran nuclear deal.
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politifact. com/truth-o-meter/article/2015/sep/08/politifact-sheet-6-things-know-about-iran-nuclear-/

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Entergy plans going off coal at Redfield August 9, 2015 at 4:19 a.m.

Entergy wants to be exempted from the Newark Plant when it was ranked the 35th at the dirtiest coal-fired power stations in the United States? Huh! We drove up through there a couple weeks ago, the smog is awful, the equivalent to 2.3 million vehicles on the road. By the way the roads are terrible up that way too, like most of Arkansas.

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Obama raises bar on cutting coal emissions August 4, 2015 at 6:23 a.m.

How is it that a "school teacher" doesn't know where the president got the authority?
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You might try reading the Clean Air Act, teacher. That would be where congress gave the president the authority. Section 111, I believe.

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