| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Gov. Rick Scott stopped by .decimal, Inc. (pronounced "dot-decimal"), a medical device manufacturing facility in Sanford, Monday. Scott was in town to pitch his plan to eliminate sales taxes that manufacturers pay on equipment purchases in Florida. Later,...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Some talented humans can fold their tongues into a three-leaf clover, but some bats accomplish an even greater feat: Hair-like structures on their tongue tips stand to attention when they lap up nectar, allowing them to collect more.
This "nectar mop,"...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Government leaders are asking us to out-innovate, out-export and out-work our competitors in order for the United States to turn this economy around. But what if our own government was instituting policies that proved to be some of the biggest obstacles...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:43 PM
The chief drawback of a law as complex as the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform measure passed in 2010, is that it provides self-interested opponents a multitude of places to stick a wedge in and hammer away.
But you'd be hard-pressed...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:12 PM
There's an ancient adage that in war, truth is the first casualty. The war being waged over the federal budget, mostly by Republicans fighting with themselves, is a perfect example.
The biggest untruth may be that by pressing their demands the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:39 AM
The one piece of Obamacare that seems genuinely to be on the table in the shutdown standoff is the medical device tax, a 2.3% levy mostly on hospital devices designed to produce $30 billion in revenue over ten years.
You can mark down the bipartisan...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:45 AM
Natasha Harpalani spends at least an hour most weekends cold calling funeral homes with an unusual request.
“I’ve started a nonprofit called Keeping Pace and what we do is we recycle pacemakers,” says the 17-year-old senior at Pine...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It is hard to believe that the Democrats and Republicans can't come up with the following as a way to break the logjam in D.C.:
The GOP agrees to this year's budget, the updated debt ceiling and the immigration reform law passed by the U.S. Senate.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:19 PM
The drama surrounding the government shutdown and potential debt default almost obscured the rollout of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Both champions and critics of the measure should be grateful.
More than 8 million Americans tried to...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:55 AM
This post has been updated, as noted below.
The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, remains an issue in the endgame over ending the latest fiscal crisis in Washington -- just not a major one. But of course, the House and...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:59 PM
WASHINGTON — Two weeks into a budget impasse that has left Americans dismayed by Washington brinkmanship, an outline of a deal emerged Monday as Senate leaders worked to prevent a potentially catastrophic debt default and end the damage inflicted by...