• The Affordable Care Act & The Patient’s Bill of Rights
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    The Affordable Care Act & The Patient’s Bill of Rights

    Paul Brayshaw: Welcome. My name is Paul Brayshaw, and my wife, Frances here. We’d like to welcome you to our backyard. We appreciate you all being here. We tried to clean up everything, but just watch your step, you never know, there could be a fresh one out there. But — President Obama: He’s got dogs. Paul Brayshaw: Yeah. So welcome. 36 years ago, I was born with severe factor IX deficiency, hemophilia. I lack a specific clotting factor in my blood to make it clot. And it’s been a bit of a challenge over the years. In 2006, I reached a lifetime cap after three years. I was trying…

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    The Affordable Care Act & The Patient’s Bill of Rights

    Paul Brayshaw: Welcome. My name is Paul Brayshaw, and my wife, Frances here. We’d like to welcome you to our backyard. We appreciate you all being here. We tried to clean up everything, but just watch your step, you never know, there could be a fresh one out there. But — President Obama: He’s got dogs. Paul Brayshaw: Yeah. So welcome. 36 years ago, I was born with severe factor IX deficiency, hemophilia. I lack a specific clotting factor in my blood to make it clot. And it’s been a bit of a challenge over the years. In 2006, I reached a lifetime cap after three years. I was trying…

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    The Media, The White House, and Health Care

    MICHELLE WILLIAMS: Welcome to “Voices in Leadership,” live streamed worldwide from the Leadership Studio at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I’m Dean Michelle Williams. The goal of “Voices” is to highlight the experiences of leaders confronting major public health frontiers and to better understand effective leadership and how it can effect change. I hope you find this program engaging and informative. Thank you for joining us. ERIC ANDERSEN: Good afternoon and welcome to our audience here in the studio and to our viewers online around the globe. My name’s Eric Andersen. I’m the director of “Voices in Leadership.” And this series focuses on lessons of effective leadership…

  • Health Care Reform Debate
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    Health Care Reform Debate

    Hello, thank you for being here today, for discussion slash debate on healthcare in America. We’ve got a couple great speakers today, leaders in their field. But before we get started, I want to announce a couple other events that we have coming up. On April 1st, Professor Patrick Geary will be here to discuss the separation of church and state, and on April 20, former Solicitor General of Texas, the Honorable James C. Ho will be here to discuss the pros and cons of birthright citizenship. So I hope all of you can make it for that as well. I also like to thank Andy Albertson and Michelle Pang…

  • 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…

  • Top 5 Issues in the Upcoming Legislative Sessions in KS and MO – Kansas City Week in Review
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    Top 5 Issues in the Upcoming Legislative Sessions in KS and MO – Kansas City Week in Review

    OVER IN KANSAS, LAWMAKERS RETURNED TO TOPEKA ON MONDAY ACCORDING TO THE LONG-TIME RETURNED TO TOPEKA ON MONDAY ACCORDING TO THE LONG-TIME POLITICAL INSIDER NEWSLETTER ACCORDING TO THE LONG-TIME POLITICAL INSIDER NEWSLETTER HAWVER’S CAPITOL REPORT. POLITICAL INSIDER NEWSLETTER HAWVER’S CAPITOL REPORT. TOP PRIORITIES FOR LAWMAKERS, HAWVER’S CAPITOL REPORT. TOP PRIORITIES FOR LAWMAKERS, NO. 1, GETTING ELECTED. TOP PRIORITIES FOR LAWMAKERS, NO. 1, GETTING ELECTED. THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING; SCHOOL NO. 1, GETTING ELECTED. THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING; SCHOOL FUNDING, WITH A POTENTIAL THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING; SCHOOL FUNDING, WITH A POTENTIAL DECISION COMING FROM THE KANSAS FUNDING, WITH A POTENTIAL DECISION COMING FROM THE KANSAS SUPREME COURT THAT COULD FORCE…

  • Introduction to the FDA & Health Working Group
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    Introduction to the FDA & Health Working Group

    Hi, I’m David Hyman. I’m a professor at Georgetown University Law Center and I’m the Co-Chair of the FDA & Health working group of the Federalist Society Regulatory Transparency Project. So, the reason we have a working group on FDA & health is these are both very important areas, not just to the economy, but in terms of the day-to-day lives of Americans. So, FDA regulates food, drugs, medical devices. And for drugs: no drug gets on the market without the FDA determining that they’re safe and effective. The health side of it: we have a very large health care system. We spend a couple of trillion dollars a year…

  • Justice Scalia Writes Guide for Interpreting the Law
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    Justice Scalia Writes Guide for Interpreting the Law

    bjbj”9″9 JEFFREY BROWN: And now to a rare and very inside look at the philosophy and practice of a hugely influential and sometimes provocative Supreme Court justice. Margaret Warner talks with Antonin Scalia. MARGARET WARNER: Well, for 26 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia has long grounded his opinions in the words of the Constitution and the law. Now he and lexicographer Bryan Garner have issued a 567-page book laying out for other judges how and why they should do the same. It outlines nearly 60 must-do canons of interpretation and dismisses another 13 notions as wrong-headed. The new book is “Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts.…

  • Marianne Williamson – Running for President on a Morality-Driven Platform | The Daily Show
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    Marianne Williamson – Running for President on a Morality-Driven Platform | The Daily Show

    -Welcome to the show. -Thank you so much for having me on. It is an absolute pleasure to have you on, especially considering your journey in this race. When your name was first announced, uh, it was “Oprah’s spiritual advisor,” and I remember being like, “I’m sorry, what?” Um, and then, you know, when the debates came around you’re standing on the stage… And you are a spiritual person, you are somebody who speaks, you know, in larger ideas that just what is happening. It seemed like you were out of your depth. After the second debate, though, you were the most Googled name in, I think, 49 states, and…

  • Lindsey Graham on Dems’ threat to restructure Supreme Court
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    Lindsey Graham on Dems’ threat to restructure Supreme Court

    MARIA: WELCOME BACK. WE ARE BACK WITH SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM AND SENATOR, WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT POTENTIAL GUN CHANGES. WE KNOW FIVE, AT LEAST FIVE DEMOCRATIC SENATORS ARE THREATENING A RESTRUCTURING OF THE SUPREME COURT. IF THEY DO NOT GET THEIR WAY IN THESE GUN CASES. TELL US HOW YOU SEE IT.>>WELL, THIS IS BEEN A DREAM OF THE LEFT FOR DECADES TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF JUDGES ON THE COURT. PACK THEM WITH JUDGES OF THE COURT CAN DO, THE LEGAL SYSTEM WHAT THEY CANNOT DO THROUGH THE BALLOT BOX. THE DREAM OF EVERY LEFTIST IS TO HAVE A LIBERAL COURT AND THAT EVOLVES FROM THE BENCH. THE…