All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Reform’

Chuck Schumer Has Creative Immigration Idea

Last week, John Boehner pretty much shut down any talk in the House of immigration reform until Obama earns the trust of his fellow Republicans. Boehner released his own immigration overhaul principles only a couple of weeks ago, on Jan. 30 during a House GOP retreat, which laid out a pathway to legal American status for undocumented immigrants. However, that …

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FISA Court Approves Changes To The NSA

Since June of last year, the Obama administration has been on damage control in regards to the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In various speeches since then, the president has defended the surveillance programs while also promising to reform some of its most controversial elements. Of course, any reform has to be approved by the FISA court and …

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Obama To Outline NSA Reforms Next Week

Shortly after Edward Snowden leaked details regarding the NSA’s surveillance practices, President Obama announced that he would put together a review panel that would recommend changes to how the agency conducts its surveillance operations. Now that that report is in the hands of the president, he’s ready to act upon those recommendations. The White House announced today that President Obama …

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China to Shift Economy, Loosen One Child Policy

A reform document released by China’s Communist party, after a four day-long meeting of its top officials, includes a flood of sweeping changes to reportedly attempt to undo decades of failed expansion plans, according to Reuters. Among the reform plans are allowances that would accelerate capital account convertibility and scrap residency restrictions in small cities and townships. There are also …

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Healthcare Law, Is Everyone Ready For It?

It’s rapidly approaching. That time when laws within the United States force a change in the healthcare payment structure. Are we all ready for it? What were the steps that led to this change? President Obama shared his reasoning behind promoting an overhaul of the United States healthcare system. In a speech presented to the American Medical Association President Obama …

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FCC Providing Broadband To Poor Families Through Lifeline

The FCC is reforming and modernizing their Lifeline program that provides telephone service to poor families across the nation. On their Web site today, the FCC detailed the planned changes to the Lifeline program. For those unaware, the Lifeline program “fulfills Congress’ mandate to ensure the availability of communications to all Americans.” The program prides itself on providing millions of …

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Payday Loans Reform : ZestCash by Ex CIO Merrill Helps Americans

Did you know that high interest loans, like payday loans are typically doing more harm than good for American Borrowers? Many of these loans have annual percentage rates equivalent to 350% ! Low income families who don’t meet requirements for a conventionally backed bank loan or home equity line of credit are forced to take these loans when crisis arise. …

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