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Long Waits Frustrate Callers to Health Exchanges

Posted: 03/02/2014 - The challenge in some states has been trying to get a call through at all, never mind the multiple transfers once contact has been made... wait times of an hour or more have been commonplace in some states... in California consumers wait 45 minutes to an hour for an employee to answer... the goal was to answer 80 percent of the calls within 30 seconds... Maryland's problems have been particularly embarrassing because officials there were quick to support President Barack Obama's health care overhaul...

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Tea Party Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Updated: 02/28/2014 - One of the largest groups in the conservative Tea Party movement is hosting a fifth anniversary celebration in Washington.

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Florida Panhandle Students Are Headed to Washington D.C.

Updated: 02/27/2014 - During this upcoming summer over 1500 high school students from across the country will visit Washington DC law makers. A few of those students are from schools in the Florida panhandle.

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Democrat Griffith Kicks Off Campaign for Governor

Updated: 02/19/2014 - Former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith kicked off his Democratic campaign for governor by calling for the creation of a state lottery to fund college scholarships and an expansion of the state Medicaid program under the federal health care law.

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Lawsuit Challenges Ala. Anti-Gay Marriage Law

Updated: 05/01/2014 - A gay man whose husband was killed in a car accident is filing a federal lawsuit challenging the Alabama laws that prohibit the recognition of his marriage, which was legally performed in Massachusetts.

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GA Senate Passes Alzheimer's Registry Bill

Posted: 02/03/2014 - The Georgia Senate has endorsed legislation that would establish a state registry of people with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders.

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Alabama Lawmakers Go Back to Work

Posted: 01/30/2014 - The Alabama Legislature is getting back to normal after a winter storm and icy roads interrupted its business.

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Day in History: Free Speech; 1st Presidential TV News Conference; Iran Hostages; Beatles Reunion Nixed

Posted: 01/19/2014 - On Jan 19 - In 1764, John Wilkes was expelled from the British Parliament for seditious libel and obscenity (the former charge was for criticizing a speech delivered by King George III; the latter, for penning a pornographic parody of Alexander Pope's "Essay on Man")... In 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower... In 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months... In 1976, promoter Bill Sargent offered The Beatles at least $30 million to reunite for a concert in the U.S. Sargent estimated that the reunion show could gross up to $300 million. They refused...

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Congress Easily Passes $1.1T Spending Bill

Updated: 01/17/2014 - Congress has sent President Barack Obama a $1.1 trillion government spending bill that eases the harshest effects of last year's automatic budget cuts.

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Ala. House Passes Packet of Tax Bills

Posted: 01/16/2014 - The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a slate of tax bills that are part of Republicans' election-year agenda.

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