• Free Speech & Off-Label Branding [POLICYbrief]
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    Free Speech & Off-Label Branding [POLICYbrief]

    Off-label use is when a drug is fully FDA approved for safety and for a particular purpose, but it’s used or prescribed for a purpose or a patient population or a dosage that’s different from what the FDA approved. Pharmaceuticals are only approved for particular purposes. This is because the FDA requires all pharmaceuticals to be approved not just for safety, but also for efficacy. That means that to be approved by the FDA for a particular use, a drug or a medical device has to go through that 10-15 year approval process for each particular use that the pharmaceutical company wants to market it. Today about one in five…

  • Eight state Constitutional changes will be decided in November
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    Eight state Constitutional changes will be decided in November

    SYDNEY: BEFORE TEXAS LAWMAKERS LEFT THE CAPITOL AT THE END OF SESSION– THEY HANDED SOME RESPONSIBILITY BACK TO YOU– TO VOTE ON EIGHT POSSIBLE CHANGES TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION. KXAN’S WES RAPAPORT LOOKS AT THE BALLOT MEASURES TEXANS WILL VOTE ON IN NOVEMBER.”WE HAD A GREAT SESSION”WHEN TEXAS VOTES IN NOVEMBER– VOTERS WILL DECIDE ON EIGHT CHANGES TO THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION…THEY ALL STEM FROM THE LAST 140 DAYS OF LAWMAKING AT THE STATE CAPITOL…HURRICANE HARVEY WAS TOP OF MIND– LEADING TO A PACKAGE OF BILLS HEADING TO THE GOVERNOR’S DESK ON FLOOD PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE… AND TO PAY FOR IT– VOTERS WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO ESTABLISH A SPECIAL FUND FOR…

  • Explaining Amendment 6: Rights of crime victims, increase judge retirement age, and interpreting sta
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    Explaining Amendment 6: Rights of crime victims, increase judge retirement age, and interpreting sta

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  • Goal 2: Increase Employment
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    Goal 2: Increase Employment

    Goal 2: Increased Employment From 2014 to 2019, together we: Secured an executive order to increase and support state employment of people who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. How did we do this? We: 1. Led negotiations on Executive Order 14-14. Employment increased from 3.8% to 8.1% as of August 2019. 2. Led negotiations on Executive Order 19-15. The increased hiring goal from 7% to 10% and the order added the requirement of an implementation plan for state IT accessibility standards. 3. Created a webpage with Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) to host the results of the order. 4. Met quarterly with the Disability Agency Forum to monitor…

  • Is ‘judge shopping’ turning border crisis into constitutional crisis?
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    Is ‘judge shopping’ turning border crisis into constitutional crisis?

    HEATHER: WELCOME BACK PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLING FOR EXPEDITED APPEAL AFTER YET ANOTHER JUDGE HALTS HIS BORDER AGENDA IN THE COURTS. WE ARE ALSO LEARNING THAT THE SAME JUDGE ALSO DONATED OVER $20,000 TO FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA’S CAMPAIGN BEFORE BEING APPOINTED. SO IS THE LEFT CONSTANT JUDGE SHOPPING TURNING THE BORDER CRISIS INTO A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS, THEIR DEBATE IT REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST PETER AND FORMER CONSULTANT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND MUSTAFA, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON MEMORIAL DAY, WE APPRECIATE IT.>>GREAT TO BE WITH YOU.>>SO AS WE BEGIN OUR DISCUSSION LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE DONATIONS SPECIFICALLY INVOLVING THE JUDGE WHOSE NAME IS HAYWOOD GILLIAM. $20,000 FOR BARACK OBAMA…

  • WATCH: Jon Stewart says Congress ‘should be ashamed’ over inaction on helping 9/11 first responders
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    WATCH: Jon Stewart says Congress ‘should be ashamed’ over inaction on helping 9/11 first responders

    I want to thank Mr. Collins, Mr. Naylor for putting this together, but as I sit here today, I can’t help but think What an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting health care and benefits for 911 first responders has come to. Behind me a filled room of 911 first responders and in front of me a nearly empty Congress. Sick and dying they brought themselves down here to speak to no one. It’s shameful. It’s an embarrassment to the country and it is a stain on this institution and you should be ashamed of yourselves for those that aren’t here, but you won’t be…

  • Experts call for citizen participation in Constitutional amendment
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    Experts call for citizen participation in Constitutional amendment

    Let’s delve deeper into the issue of amending the country’s Constitution. With rival parties still locking horns over when to hold the vote,… and how to change the power structure — it’s unclear whether a compromise can be reached in time. For the last of our 3 part series….Kim Min-ji turned to some experts for their take on how the process should be carried out. With the clock ticking and rival parties still far apart, it’s unclear whether they’ll come through with a deal. Although the major agenda has been changing the way power is constitutionally apportioned — some experts say a good start would be a partial revision,… especially…

  • Korea’s Constitution Day; history of constitution and …
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    Korea’s Constitution Day; history of constitution and …

    Constitutional revision. An unsolved task for more than a decade… with some administrations of the past, promising to deliver… but failing in the end. This time it may be different, with clear set goals and a timeline. But not all support the change. For our news features tonight, Oh Jung-hee sheds light on the history of the constitution and the ongoing revision discussions. First enacted in 1948,… Korea’s constitution has been revised nine times over the past seven decades. Some revisions were made by political leaders wanting to extend their tenure,… others from the public’s resistance movements. In 1972, Korea’s former president Park Chung-hee changed the constitution to allow indirect…

  • July 4th, 2012 at the National Archives: Dramatic Reading of the Declaration of Independence
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    July 4th, 2012 at the National Archives: Dramatic Reading of the Declaration of Independence

    [music playing]>>Steve Scully: The words of liberty as we read aloud the Declaration of Independence. And for that, it is my great honor to introduce to you a very distinguished group of individuals who will read the Declaration. First, as you heard from David Ferriero, the four descendants of our founding fathers, who are here today, Laura Belman, please stand, John Belman, Laura Murphy, and Michael Miller. [applause] Now of course, folks, we cannot have just the Declaration of Independence, because we had some grievances against King George, III. And so, for that, we have the leaders of the Second Continental Congress. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Thomas Jefferson,…

  • District attorneys seek amendment changes to keep dangerous criminals in jail
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    District attorneys seek amendment changes to keep dangerous criminals in jail

    RELEASED BECAUSE OF NEW COURT RULES. SHELLYrt: ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER CHRIS GUARDARO IS IN THE STUDIO WITH HOW PROSECUTORS PLAN TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. CHRIS THIS CONSTITUTIONAL : AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE MAY LOOK FAMILIAR. IT SAYS COURTS WILL HAVE NEW rtAUTHORITY TO DENY RELEASES IN FELONY CASES IF A DEFENDANT IS DANGEROUS, BUT PROSECUTORS SAY IT’S DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD.>>WHYrt DO PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO HAVE TO WAIT FOR SOMEBODY TO REOFFEND WHEN WE CAN LOCK THEM UP WHEN WE CAN ALREADY IDENTIFY THIS PERSON IS DANGEROUS? rtCHRIS: PROSECUTORS SAID MARTIN GARCIA WAS DANGEROUS IN JUNE, WHEN HE FACED 10 COUNTS OF ARMED ROBBERY. JUDGE…