Category: National

Pallone’s Proposal To Fix Medicare Doctor Payment System Gains Momentum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.’s bipartisan proposal to fix the long-plagued Medicare doctor payment system, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), passed the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. Pallone is ranking Democrat for the subcommittee and sponsored the bill upon hearing from thousands of seniors at events, meetings and telephone town halls about their concerns of losing their doctors due to the flawed law.

Obama II: Bush-Cheney Redux?

By Patrice McDermott  Are we seeing a return to the shadowy nature of the Bush-Cheney years at the dawn of President Obama’s second term? The president, both on the campaign trail and off, distinguishes the two administrations at almost every…

[OPINION] Grasping For Dignity In The Era Of The American Police State

During a routine traffic stop, Leila Tarantino was allegedly subjected to two roadside strip searches in plain view of passing traffic, while her two children—ages 1 and 4—waited inside her car. During the second strip search, presumably in an effort to ferret out drugs, a female officer “forcibly removed” a tampon from Tarantino. No contraband or anything illegal was found.