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ACA-scuse me? Ag companies sift
through employer mandate confusion

Yakima-Herald Republic [ WA], by Molly Rosbach

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/1/2014 9:36:28 AM

If you’re an employer with more than 50 workers, you must comply with the employer mandate to offer health insurance starting Jan. 1, 2015 — unless you’re a medium-sized employer with 50 to 99 employees, in which case the mandate is delayed a year. To avoid penalties, you must offer coverage to full-time employees; that is, those who work at least 30 hours a week or 130 hours a month — but you can impose a 90-day waiting period before starting coverage. For seasonal workers, you can decide at the beginning of each month who among your workers will be

      


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ACA-scuse me? Ag companies sift
through employer mandate confusion
Yakima-Herald Republic [ WA], by Molly Rosbach    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/1/2014 9:36:28 AM     Post Reply
If you’re an employer with more than 50 workers, you must comply with the employer mandate to offer health insurance starting Jan. 1, 2015 — unless you’re a medium-sized employer with 50 to 99 employees, in which case the mandate is delayed a year. To avoid penalties, you must offer coverage to full-time employees; that is, those who work at least 30 hours a week or 130 hours a month — but you can impose a 90-day waiting period before starting coverage. For seasonal workers, you can decide at the beginning of each month who among your workers will be

   

 

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Rick Perry Or Ted Cruz For 2016?
Townhall, by Matt Mackowiak    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/1/2014 7:23:05 AM     Post Reply
Two Texans may be vying for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016: Sen. Ted Cruz and Governor Rick Perry. Cruz overwhelmingly won the Texas GOP 2016 convention straw poll, confirming his position as the conservative grassroots candidate. He fires up crowds unlike any other politician today, and the power of motivating voters and volunteers should not be underestimated. But will he run in 2016? The signs point to yes. One of his staffers left his office to start a committee to draft him into running. He has visited the early states and spent many weekends during his first 18 months in office raising

John Kerry Told Russia It Had ´Hours´ to
Back Off in Ukraine. That Was Five Days Ago.
National Journal, by Marina Koren    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/1/2014 5:09:04 AM     Post Reply
Last week, John Kerry said that Russia needed to pull back in Ukraine in a matter of "hours, literally." But more than 100 hours later, Russia has done no such thing. The secretary of State delivered the order to de-escalate within hours, paired with a warning of future U.S. action, on Thursday in Paris, after a meeting with France´s foreign minister. "We are in full agreement that it is critical for Russia to show in the next hours, literally, that they are moving to help disarm the separatists, to encourage them to disarm, to call on them to lay down their weapons

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Posted By: StormCnter- 7/1/2014 5:02:12 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton needs a conscience transplant, and she needs it now. Her book tour is in a shambles, the fate of her $14 million advance from her publisher is marooned somewhere in limbo. She’s under 50 percent approval for the first time in the presidential polling for 2016, and, scariest of all, she’s having to call on Bubba for help. She knows better than to become merely “a wife of,” but 2014 is beginning to smell like 2008, and she’s Miss Inevitability once more. This is dj vu all over again. Some of the learned pundits, who only yesterday were

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Posted By: StormCnter- 7/1/2014 4:52:54 AM     Post Reply
Pam Harris, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Harris v. Quinn, was watching the news Monday with some of her co-plaintiffs when the announcement came that they had won. As the verdict was being read, one of the co-plaintiffs whispered into Harris´ ear, "It looks like they knocked on the wrong door." That´s probably the one thing that officials with the state of Illinois, the defendant in the case, and the Service Employees International Union, which could lose thousands of members as a result of the ruling, would agree on after Monday´s ruling. Five years ago, Harris was an unpretentious Illinois

   

 

  


 
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In Obama’s most recent — and embarrassing — public whine, he lashed out at the once-obsequious press. In his now customary first-person I/me/my/mine lament (e.g., “They don’t do anything, except block me and call me names. . . . If they were more interested in growing the economy for you and the issues that you are talking about instead of trying to mess with me, we would be doing a lot better. . . . The critics, the cynics in Washington, they’ve written me off more times than I can count.”), he lambasted the partisan culture of Washington. He lashed

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Though President Obama vowed to run the most transparent administration in history, his White House has quietly empowered itself to censor or delay the release of information in ways that not even Richard Nixon envisioned during the Watergate scandal, according to federal workers on the front lines of processing open records requests. The workers, who spoke to The Washington Times only on the condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal, said that an April 15, 2009, memo from White House Counsel Gregory Craig to all federal agencies has slowed, and in some cases nixed, the public release of government documents that

Obama’s Hobby
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In the latest stinging First Amendment brushback to President Obama, the Supreme Court on Monday held the contraceptive mandate unlawful as applied to companies such as Hobby Lobby. Mark Rienzi, the Becket Fund lawyer who represented Hobby Lobby: “The Court confirmed that Americans don’t give up their religious freedom when they open a family business.” Contrary to the hysterica (e.g., the White House press secretary’s claim the ruling “jeopardizes the health of women”) the decision does not limit access to contraceptives. All it means is that employees cannot demand they be provided — free — by family businesses with religious objections. This ruling hinges

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For the liberal lawyer trifecta, if you count Laurence Tribe, too. George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley declares it an awful 10 days for Obama administration legal philosophy, having been rebuked on the 4th Amendment in the cell phone case, the 1st Amendment in the Hobby Lobby case, and on separation of powers in the recess appointments case:(Snip for video)Then Jeffrey Toobin offers some perspective on the contents of the Constitution: Obama explained his decision Monday by declaring, “I take executive action only when we have a serious problem, a serious issue, and Congress chooses to do nothing.” “Well,” Toobin reacted, “that’s not

   

 

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