Lawmakers in deep-red Oklahoma are lining up behind new legislation that would grant explicit permission for educators to teach students about Christmas and Hanukkah and observe “traditional winter celebrations” on public school property.
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Dozens of registered federal lobbyists raised money directly for the re-election campaigns of incumbent Republican U.S. Senators over the first half of 2013 -- but just one was disclosed to the Federal Election Commission under a 2007 law governing lobbyist bundlers.
The rule would achieve up to $280 billion in annual health benefits by preventing up to 34,000 premature deaths, 15,000 nonfatal heart attacks, 19,000 cases of acute bronchitis, 400,000 cases of aggravated asthma, and 1.8 million sick days a year beginning in 2014.