LIVE from the 2012 Democratic National Convention

September 6, 2012

DNC 2012 Today’s pictures from the 2012 DNC show impressive sand sculptures located in the heart of Charlotte, NC at EpiCentre.  DNC 2012 Best regards und viele Grüße aus Charlotte Reinhard von Hennigs

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SCOTUS: Affordable Care Act is Constitutional

June 28, 2012

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), including its individual mandate that virtually all Americans buy health insurance, is constitutional. Chief Justice Roberts joined the four left-leaning justices on the bench making it a 5-4 vote in favor of saving the ACA in its entirety, with exception that the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds…

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Obama Suspends Deportation of Eligible Young Undocumented Immigrants*

June 18, 2012

This past Friday, President Obama announced a new federal policy that will ease enforcement of immigration laws and allow an unprecedented number of undocumented immigrants to apply for work permits. The change in policy is estimated to affect as many as 800,000 immigrants nationwide, and just under 40,000 undocumented immigrants in North Carolina. Taking effect…

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Storm on Capitol Hill: Convenience Store Owners vs. Banks and Debit Card Companies

March 11, 2011

After having been through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, it was time for a significant change in the American financial regulatory environment. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law by President Obama on July 21 2010, is supposed to be this change. One of its amendments directs…

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Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010

January 3, 2011

On December 17, 2010 President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (2010 Tax Relief Act). Please visit the Byrne, Davis & Hicks, P.C. website to review the major provisions of t he 2010 Tax Relief Act. Got questions? Feel free to contact a member of…

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Judge Voids Key Element of Obama Health Care Law

December 14, 2010

As previously reported on our blog, there have been several legal challenges by U.S. states against President Obama’s health care reform law. The challenges to the health care law are aiming for an ultimate hearing before the United States Supreme Court. On Monday challengers came a step closer to having such a hearing when a…

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Shift May Push Democrats to Compromise on Tax Cuts

November 5, 2010

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday invited Congressional Republican leaders to negotiate about extending the soon-to-expire Bush-era tax cuts, but he stood his ground by arguing against the Republicans’ demand to keep those cuts for income above $250,000. Yet President Obama’s overture opens the door for extending those top tax rates at least for a…

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