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Business Group Files Brief Against Healthcare Mandate Ahead Of Supreme Court Date

President Barack Obama is not allowed to expand healthcare coverage and then mandate every American purchase coverage to subsidize the added costs, a group suing to block the healthcare law said in a brief on February 7.

Another Green Energy Firm Stumbles: Fisker Auto Lays Off Workers

Fisker Automotive, the maker of an exotic electric sports car that is being produced with the help of a Federal loan guarantee, has announced layoffs while it is trying to secure more funding from the Department of Energy.

Obama Notes U.S. And Israel Looking For Diplomatic Solution To Iranian Nuke Problem

President Barack Obama announced that he does not think Israel has decided whether to attack Iran over its disputed nuclear program, leaving the entire Middle East region on edge.

U.S. Shuts Down Embassy In Syria, Diplomats Pull Out

The President Barack Obama Administration closed the U.S. embassy in Damascus on February 6, as American diplomats were pulled out in the face of the increasing violence in Syria.

Lawmaker Wants Ban On Federally Funded Anti-Junk Food Campaigns

The issue over whether the Federal government should fund ad campaigns against sodas and junk food has received criticism, as opponents of this practice have noted that taxpayers should not have to foot the bill.

Pressure From Farmers Leads To Rethinking Of Youth Labor Laws

Succumbing to angry backlash from agriculture groups and family farmers across the U.S., the President Barack Obama Administration announced it would scale back proposed new rules that would have limited the amount of work young Americans can do on farms.

Mandate On Contraception Outrages Religious Groups

The President Barack Obama Administration’s decision requiring church-affiliated employers to cover birth control led to an uproar among Roman Catholics and members of other faiths, as the regulation, which was finalized a week ago, has sparked intense debate.

Gold Prices Hold At 11-Week High

The price of gold held near 11-week high levels as the metal benefited from investor expectations that U.S. monetary policy will remain ultra-loose boosted traders’ appetite for the safe-haven metal.

Cantor Notes House GOP Bill Would Cut Small Business Taxes

House Republicans plan legislation that would grant small businesses a 20 percent tax reduction, a GOP leader noted on February 2, as the party is looking to create job opportunities to compete with President Barack Obama during the election year.

Official Says Plans To Turn Over Taliban Detainees Held At Gitmo In Works

The President Barack Obama Administration has taken “operational steps” to move five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay as a piece of a confidence-building measure to help further peace talks between the U.S. and the Afghan arm of the organization.

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