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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Archive: November 14, 2012

Photo: Sister Simone Campbell speaks at a 'Nuns on the Bus' event in Colorado Springs. Courtesy Nuns on the Bus.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Broad cutbacks without additional revenue could send the nation back into a recession, according to a report issued today by the Colorado Center on Law and Policy. The "fiscal cliff" is the combination of automatic program cutbacks and tax increases that kicks in Jan. 1 if ...Read More

PHOTO: U.S. Navy veteran and AARP Montana State President Joy Bruck encourages veterans to take advantage of free Driver Safety courses this month. Photo courtesy AARP Montana.

HELENA, Mont. - The salute to veterans continues all month in Montana, with AARP offering free driver safety courses to veterans, active-duty military and their families. Research has shown that service members have a higher risk of crashes when they return home, says AARP Montana president Joy Bru ...Read More

PHOTO: Oregon's 2012 election results seem to indicate more voters share the view on this sign, seen earlier this year at a Portland State University rally.

PORTLAND, Ore. - One message from the Oregon election results could be that voters are shifting from a strict "tough on crime" stance to what some are calling a "smart on crime" approach. David Rogers, who heads the Partnership for Safety and Justice, says more people are connecting Oregon's crimin ...Read More

PHOTO: Chuck Hassebrook is executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs.

MADISON, Wis. - Now that the election is over, what happens with the Farm Bill? Chuck Hassebrook, executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs, says Congress should turn its attention to investing in the future of rural America. "That means investing in beginning-farmer programs, and investi ...Read More

Aline Travers and Denise Moran of HCFA providing information about health care options to small businesses and individuals at the BRAZIL EXPO USA in September. Courtesy: HCFA

BOSTON - In the wake of President Obama's re-election, the signature achievement of his first term is safe from threats of repeal. The Affordable Care Act, validated earlier this year by the Supreme Court, brings reform to the Bay State, which already is out in front of the nation, having passed its ...Read More

IMAGE: The Health Policy Institute of Ohio's recent policy brief on Ohio's options for insurance exchanges.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A major decision is expected any day that will determine how the state will implement a key part of the Affordable Care Act. By Friday, Ohio must announce whether it will set up a state-run health-insurance exchange or let the federal government operate it. An exchange is a place w ...Read More

PHOTO: Nearly 700,000 Connecticut residents provide care for family members. Courtesy of AARP.

HARTFORD, Conn. - It's National Family Caregivers Month, and advocates say the upcoming holidays are an ideal time to check in on older relatives to see if they need a little extra help. Nationwide, about one in four adults provides unpaid care for a family member, and Jennifer Millea, associate st ...Read More

PHOTO: Farmers across Minnesota and the rest of the nation are watching closely as lawmakers in Washington, D.C., work on the 2012 Farm Bill. Photo courtesy Center for Rural Affairs.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Approval of a new farm bill is among major pieces of unfinished business in Congress’ lame-duck session. It's essential that the bill is passed, says Chuck Hassebrook, executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs, but even more important that it maintains funding ...Read More

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