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State of the American Dream Is Uncertain

State of the American Dream Is Uncertain | American Politics | Scoop.it
Although the economy is improving slowly, experts say it is tougher to attain the American Dream.
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Congress returns to immigration, student loans, farm bill; issues splitting Democrats, Republicans

Congress returns to immigration, student loans, farm bill; issues splitting Democrats, Republicans | American Politics | Scoop.it
Congress returns to Washington this week to face several key issues including the farm bill, student loans and immigration reform -- topics expected to create tension between and among Democrats and Republicans and the House and Senate.
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Key portion of Voting Rights Act struck down by Supreme Court - FinalCall.com News

Key portion of Voting Rights Act struck down by Supreme Court - FinalCall.com News | American Politics | Scoop.it
FinalCall.com News Key portion of Voting Rights Act struck down by Supreme Court FinalCall.com News WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - The Supreme Court gutted the centerpiece of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) June 25, despite the act's near unanimous...
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US privacy group challenging NSA and FBI collection of phone records

US privacy group challenging NSA and FBI collection of phone records | American Politics | Scoop.it
Electronic Privacy Information Center to file petition asking supreme court to suspend FBI's blanket collection of data (Privacy group goes direct to Supreme Court in attempt to nullify FISA court surveillance order
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Recovery woes: America's second-largest employer is a temp agency | WashingtonExaminer.com

Recovery woes: America's second-largest employer is a temp agency | WashingtonExaminer.com | American Politics | Scoop.it
Behind Wal-Mart, the second-largest employer in America is Kelly Services, a temporary work provider.
Friday's disappointing jobs report showed that part-time jobs are at an all-time high, with 28 million Americans now working part-time.
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Edward Snowden: 'The US government will say I aided our enemies' – video interview

Edward Snowden: 'The US government will say I aided our enemies' – video interview | American Politics | Scoop.it
In the second part of an exclusive interview with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden contemplates the reaction from the US government to his revelations of top secret documents regarding its spying operations on...
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Mike Bloomberg on SoundCloud: Re-opening the Statue of Liberty and the Importance of Immigration Reform

Mike Bloomberg on SoundCloud: Re-opening the Statue of Liberty and the Importance of Immigration Reform | American Politics | Scoop.it
But on July 4th, after months of work by the National Park Service, federal officials celebrated Lady Liberty’s re-opening to the public.
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John Stewart describes how the Monsanto Protection Act was snuck in under our noses.

Jon Stewart Says Congress is an Old Fart In taking on the Monsanto Protection Act last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart faulted Congress for being mostly...
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White House LIVE

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Join me in watching it LIVE from the White House (At 11:50am ET, watch President Obama lay out his vision for using technology to make government smarter: http://t.co/KvadYk9atb #SmarterGov)...
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Hero or Villain? - Huffington Post

Hero or Villain? - Huffington Post | American Politics | Scoop.it
Hero or Villain? Huffington Post For me, the stunner so far is the revelation in Sunday's New York Times that the 11-member Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court has become a kind of "parallel Supreme Court," presiding over a secret system...
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Congress Returns to Total Gridlock

Congress Returns to Total Gridlock | American Politics | Scoop.it
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire -- News, polls and buzz (At this time in 2011, Congress had passed 23 laws. This year it's only 15 -- the lowest ever tracked.
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Secret rulings from America's shadow Supreme Court legalizes spying in one-sided hearings

Secret rulings from America's shadow Supreme Court legalizes spying in one-sided hearings | American Politics | Scoop.it
America's 11-judge Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has made more than a dozen classified rulings that vastly expanded the powers of America's spy agencies, operating under an obscure legal doctrine called "special needs." Under this...
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Russia official: Venezuela last chance for Snowden

Russia official: Venezuela last chance for Snowden | American Politics | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (AP) — An influential Russian parliament member who often speaks for the Kremlin encouraged NSA leaker Edward Snowden on Sunday to accept Venezuela's offer of asylum.Alexei Pushkov, who heads the international affairs committee in Russia's...
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Layoffs Rise but Reuters says Economy is Improving

Layoffs Rise but Reuters says Economy is Improving | American Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The struggling U.S. economy stumbles along, but the liberal media refuses to see it as such. On the heels of praising Obama as (Layoffs Rise but Reuters says US economy is improving! Please Retweet if this doesn't make sense to you!
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