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Hobby Lobby Takes Stand Against U.S. Supreme Court

12.28.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Christian craft store chain says it will not comply with the court mandate that they offer abortive healthcare to all employees as of January 1st, or face a 1.3 million dollar daily fine. The store was not granted an exemption to the new HHS ...

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Hobby Lobby

12.27.12 | Sarah Harnisch

It was a bad day for Christian craft store Hobby Lobby. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an order Wednesday refusing to block enforcement of the 2010 healthcare overhaul which begins next week. It means the arts and crafts chain ...

Tax Break Might Affect Health Contributions

12.26.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Congress might start taxing your health contributions. It is the single biggest tax break allowed by the government, outstripping the mortgage interest deduction and the deduction for charitable giving. About one in two Americans currently pay no ...

Hobby Lobby Forced To Comply With HHS Mandate As Of January 1st

12.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal appeals court has ruled the Obama Administration can force Christian craft store Hobby Lobby to obey the HHS mandate. The law that requires faith based companies to offer abortive care to employees. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ...

A Day Of Silence

12.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Upstate New York and Pennsylvania will pause at 9:30 Friday morning to remember the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Steuben County Legislature Chairman Joe Hauryski proclaimed Friday a day of mourning and requested the whole state to join ...

Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal And Counselor Have Local Ties

12.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There were two central figures in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that tried to stop the gunman before he entered the school; both were from the Family Life listening area. School principal, Dawn Hochsprung, was from Towanda, Pennsylvania, and ...

Forget Hunger. Our Biggest Battle Is Obesity.

12.14.12 |

The obesity crisis is now bigger then the global hunger crisis. A report published in the British Medical Journal cited nearly 500 researchers from 50 countries, who compared health data from 1990 through 2010. And with the exception of those in ...

Liberty Counsel Predicts Court Win On HHS Mandate

12.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There are now 41 cases and 110 individuals suing the federal government over the H.H.S. mandate in President Obama's Affordable Care Act. It's the provision that forces faith-based employers to offer abortive care. Liberty Council President Matt ...

DeMint To Head The Heritage Foundation

12.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Tea Party leader Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is stepping down from Congress on January 1st. He will become the head of the Heritage foundation, a conservative thinktank with an 80 million dollar a year budget. DeMint is just 2 years into a ...

Just 7-Percent of the Country Is Covered In Snow

12.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The snow cover across the country is at its lowest for December since forecasters started keeping records. The snow line has been staying just north of the border in Canada. In the lower 48, only 7-percent of the country is covered with snow. ...

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