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Ruling on DUI blood tests needs legislative response
The timing is not spectacular.
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They rely on ACA
Congressman Mike Kelly, who is eager to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), apparently has no clue how many of his constituents will be affected by this regressive move.
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Where’d they go?
In the past several weeks the Butler Eagle has posted photos of the murals that were painted last Summer by the Walldogs.
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Feeding Philly
Pennsylvania Act 131 of 2014 authorized the City of Philadelphia to levy a cigarette tax of 10 cents per cigarette to help fund operations of their schools.
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Health care is a right
At his press conference on Jan. 11, President-elect Trump vowed once again to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
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Rich Lowry
Obama bound to be the next JFK
The work of unraveling President Barack Obama’s legacy is underway, but even if the Trump administration and a Republican Congress reverse every last law and regulation, they won’t be able to touch the core of it.
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Other Voices
Women’s D.C. march was not all-inclusive
On Saturday, thousands of women gathered in Washington, D.C., and cities across the nation for the Women’s March on Washington.
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Other Voices
Obama let us in, but will Trump?
Nearly ten years ago, Barack Obama sat down with a group of Des Moines Register writers and editors to pitch his credentials for the Democratic nomination for president. It was June 18, 2007, and Obama was a first-term U.S. senator from Illinois. His demeanor was youthful, and his closely cropped hair was black, both underscoring his relative lack of experience.
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Robert Samuelson
Why tax reform will be a long, hard slog
Tax “reform,” starting with taxes on business, seems to be on everyone’s agenda, and it may be a place where the incoming Trump administration and its Democratic critics find common ground. But it’s still going to be a slog, and one reason is so-called “pass-through” businesses whose taxes are levied at personal income tax rates.
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