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On April 17, 2014 Obama declared the success of Obamacare. Insurace providers have released the following figures:* under 18 – 9 percent* Ages 18 to 25 – 10 percent* Ages 26 to 34 – 15 percent* Ages 45 to 54 – 23 percent* Ages 55 to 64 -29 percent* 65 and older – 1 percentObama [...]

Events of Interest: Panel Discussion on Surveillance and Foreign Intelligence-Gathering (Nov. 19)

Georgetown Law’s Center on National Security and the Law and National Security Law Society are hosting a panel discussion, “Surveillance and Foreign Intelligence Gathering in the United States: The Current State of Play.” The keynote address will be from Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), and the panel will include: Jameel Jaffer – Director, American Civil Liberties [...]

Events of Interest: Senate Hearing on Surveillance Transparency Act (Nov. 13)

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, chaired by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), will hold a hearing on the Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013, “A bill to enhance transparency for certain surveillance programs authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and for other purposes.” The witness list has not [...]

Events of Interest: NCL Consumer Protection Symposium (Nov. 14)

The National Consumers League is holding a symposium on consumer protection on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The topic is: What does the future hold for consumers in the lame duck and the 113th Congress? There will be panels on food safety, sequestration and privacy. Here’s more info on the privacy panel: The event will [...]

Incoming! Nov. 25

From The Source, Nov. 25, 2011: U of Vic’s Emmett MacFarlane tweeted an apology. Ezra Levant