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Civics for Kids

May 28, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

From StlToday.com: Illinois flip-flops on 'cupcake' bill, pleasing a 12-year-old Troy girl  Chloe Stirling, 11, poses for a photo on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at her home in Troy, Ill. Stirling had a thriving cupcake business out of her home until the Madison County Health Department told her to stop. Photo by Huy Mach, hmach@post-dispatch.com Enlarge Photo 'Cupcake Girl' gets sweet surprise – a...

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Women, Unions and Choice

May 15, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

I have blogged for the last couple of years about the need to put job creation ahead of social issues and to agree to disagree on abortion because, at the end of the day, most people have their minds made up about their personal views on the issue. I have acknowledged that abortion is not something the average woman is...

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The Home of the Brave

May 13, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

I just read today that Missouri is ground zero in the battle over centrist versus extreme right orthodoxy. Looking around town and hearing the conversations that are unfolding around and about this state, it is hard not to feel the initial ripples of change unfolding.  First of all, I saw online that Michael Sam's rookie jersey is the second biggest...

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“It was a waste of money for me”

May 13, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

  2 Enlarge Photo MIAMI • The first thing Michelle Pool did before picking a plan under President Barack Obama's health insurance law was check whether her longtime primary care doctor was covered. Pool, a 60-year-old diabetic who has had back surgery and a hip replacement, purchased the plan only to find that the insurer was mistaken. Pool's $352 a month gold plan through Covered California's...

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Crock Pot Lentil Soup with Kielbasa from Ivillage.com

May 13, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

  by AMY FLANIGAN on FEBRUARY 11, 2013 · 44 COMMENTS Ever since these (which I’ve made 3x now), I’ve sort of fallen back in love with kielbasa. Not that I ever fell out of love, but…well…I guess it just fell off my radar. Then those bites smacked me in the face, “Hello! Remember how awesome I am?!”  This was a comforting, hearty soup that we all Paul, Haley, and I loved...

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The Mom Vivant / Debbie Baldwin of Ladue News

May 13, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

So this weekend was Mother’s Day. Personally I never held much stock in the event. It’s an overly involved brunch, some unwanted picture taking and a lot of beginner-level pottery. Now I’m not made of stone, an affectionate handmade card gets me every time, but the rest? Honestly, I would skip the holiday altogether if it meant eliminating the ads,...

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May 13, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

Hospitals see blue-red divide early into Obamacare’s coverage expansion BY JASON MILLMANThe blue-red divide in Medicaid expansion The Hospital Corporation of America, which has facilities in 20 states, reported a big gap in Medicaid and uninsured admissions between expansion and non-expansion states. In the four states it operates where Medicaid expanded under the ACA, the company saw a 22.3 percent growth in Medicaid...

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