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As Companies Seek Tax Deals, Governments Pay High Price

As Companies Seek Tax Deals, Governments Pay High Price | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it

MACRO -- Subsidies

ates, cities and counties are giving up more than $80 billion a year to attract or keep companies and the jobs they provide. But officials and governments rarely track how many jobs follow, and many do not know the value of all their awards.

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California just imposed mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history

The state's drought has gotten really, really bad.
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The Liberal Challenge to Hillary Clinton: What Now? - The New Yorker

The Liberal Challenge to Hillary Clinton: What Now? - The New Yorker | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
With Clinton preparing to make her candidacy an official one, the political context in which the draft-Warren movement is operating is about to change.
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How Campaigns Amass Your Personal Information to Deliver Tailored Political Ads

How Campaigns Amass Your Personal Information to Deliver Tailored Political Ads | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Political advertisers now have unprecedented access to online browsing data, and the presidential campaigns are using gathered information to slice and dice the electorate and engage with voters on issues that are most relevant to their lives. Hari Sreenivasan reports in collaboration with Frontline, Marketplace and Pro Publica.
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19 states that have ‘religious freedom’ laws like Indiana’s that no one is boycotting

19 states that have ‘religious freedom’ laws like Indiana’s that no one is boycotting | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
40 percent of states have a version of the law.
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Nicole Sandler's curator insight, March 31, 2:33 PM

I don't believe that this law should be upheld, simply because it is a form of discrimination. If businesses are allowed to refuse service to certain types of people that go against their religious beliefs, then many people will boycott and go against this restriction. 

Michelle Tran's curator insight, March 31, 2:37 PM

I think that the law is discriminating people. Just because of someone's religion they have restrictions upon them. It is unmoral of the legislation to give businesses the right to "deny" people because of their religion. This legislation is just giving businesses the right to deny service for certain people because of who they are. It is unfair and shouldn't be represented in any state of America.

Jeff Lopez's curator insight, March 31, 2:47 PM

This article is false. The Post should do some research next time.The Indiana bill is the first of its kind. This specific law deals with disputes where the government must not be a party. If the other state 'religious freedom' laws were like Indiana's there would be protests against them, and rightly so.

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Ensuring Religious Freedom in Indiana

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In The Wall Street Journal, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence writes that the state’s new law has been grossly misconstrued as a ‘license to discriminate.’ That isn’t true, and here’s why.
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George Zhou's curator insight, March 31, 1:33 PM

I think religious freedom should not cross the rule of the supreme law or the constitution. These laws allow people to discriminate based on religion and I don't think that is fair. It is like an analogy of black rights vs religious rights. History has already established black rights.

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Senate Approves Budget of G.O.P. Wishes in All-Night Session

Senate Approves Budget of G.O.P. Wishes in All-Night Session | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The blueprint, passed early Friday without Democratic votes, would scrap the Affordable Care Act, cut the deficit, and remake Medicare and Medicaid, but the real negotiations lie ahead.
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Who Is Running for President (and Who’s Not)?

Who Is Running for President (and Who’s Not)? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
At least a dozen Republicans and a handful of Democrats have expressed an interest in running for their party’s 2016 presidential nomination.
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Sophia Cen's curator insight, March 29, 9:26 PM

Clinton- Know and Might Support

O'Malley- Don't Know

Webb- Don't Know

Cruz- Know & Would Not Support

Bush- Know and Might Support

Walker- Don't Know

Christie- Don't Know

Huckabee- Have Heard

Rubio- Have Heard

Paul- Have Heard

Santorum- Know and Would Not Support

Perry- Have Heard

Jindal- Don't Know

Fiornia- Don't Know

Carson- Don't Know

 

Val's comment, March 29, 10:41 PM
Clinton- know the name
Martin O'malley- dont know
Jim Webb- dont know
Ted Cruz- know the name
Jeb Bush- know the name
Scott Walker- dont know
Chris Christie- know the name
Mike Huckabee- know the name
Marco Rubio- know the name
Rand Paul- dont know
Rick Santorum- know the name
Rick Perry- know the name
Bobby Jindal- dont know
Carly Fiona- dont know
Ben Carson- dont know
Sarah Gerlich's curator insight, March 30, 11:39 PM

Running:

Cruz- Know & would not support

 

Probably Running: 

Hilary Clinton- Know & would support

O'Malley- dont know

Webb-dont know

Bush - Know

Walker-dont know

Christie- Know & would not support

Huckabee- Know & would not support

Rubio-dont know

Paul-dont know

Santorum- Know & would not support

Perry- Know & would not support

Jindal-dont know

Fiorina-dont know

Carson-dont know

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Is A Confederate Flag License Plate Free Speech?

Is A Confederate Flag License Plate Free Speech? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Texas issues specialty license plates at the behest of private groups or individuals. At issue before the Supreme Court Monday is whether the state can reject messages that are offensive to some.
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Matthew Simpson's curator insight, March 25, 9:46 AM

Sure. We already have a confederate heroes day so why not?

Emily Burns's curator insight, March 25, 11:02 AM

****absent yesterday

I believe that yes, it is protected under free speech but that it should be left up to the states whether or not they wish to allow this as an option. 

Adam Gerlich's curator insight, March 25, 4:55 PM

I belive that it is protected by freedom of speech. this is a symbol of yes hatred against minorities but also a symbol of southern pride and in most cases it no longer has anything to do with racial issues. i believe if a person wants a plate with the confederate flag on it they should be allowed because they are not harming anyone in the process.

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Ted Cruz, With the Opening Ads of 2016, Wants You to Know Just How Conservative He Is

Ted Cruz, With the Opening Ads of 2016, Wants You to Know Just How Conservative He Is | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The race for the White House just got its first official candidate.
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Ted Cruz Hopes Early Campaign Entry Will Focus Voters’ Attention

Ted Cruz Hopes Early Campaign Entry Will Focus Voters’ Attention | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
By becoming the first candidate to officially enter the presidential race, the Texas senator hopes to reclaim the attention of those in the G.O.P.’s right wing.
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President Obama’s right: Americans vote far less than people in other countries

President Obama’s right: Americans vote far less than people in other countries | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
In part, there's a split along racial lines, as well.
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Rescoop by 3/9 -- Death of the White House Press Corps

Rescoop by 3/9 -- Death of the White House Press Corps | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
With a Twitter-savvy president and their own ailing media companies, Lloyd Grove finds the boys in the briefing room more depressed than ever.
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2. Summarize -- No more than 3 sentences

3. How do YOU think this transform affects America's democracy?

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Abdul Maani's curator insight, March 10, 4:06 PM

2. Because of all the social media out there today, news reporters are beong used less on what the president says and general news. Our president could tell us directly via twitter on whats going on in the oval office.

3. This is transforming democracy in that there is no middle man or biased press to give their thoughts on what the white house says. People are better informed 

Kenneth Yu's curator insight, March 11, 7:39 AM

The emergence of SNS has allowed the President to directly communicate with the public. As a result, traditional media suffers.


I think this is beneficial because democracy promotes representation of the people, and the ability of the leader to directly communicate with his constituents allows for greater political efficiency.

Abdul Maani's curator insight, March 24, 11:20 AM

2. Because of all the social media out there today, news reporters are beong used less on what the president says and general news. Our president could tell us directly via twitter on whats going on in the oval office.

3. This is transforming democracy in that there is no middle man or biased press to give their thoughts on what the white house says. People are better informed 

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RESCOOP BY 3/8 -- Who Should Select Senators?

RESCOOP BY 3/8 -- Who Should Select Senators? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
A century after the Seventeenth Amendment created direct elections, state officials continue to devise new ways to bypass the people.
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Helen Lu's curator insight, March 9, 1:18 PM

State officials try to influence the process by redistricting. They can quickly restore power to a previous representative when one fall ill. They can require immediate elections.

Jaclyn Wertheimer's curator insight, March 10, 1:01 PM

State officials try to influence the process by redistricting techniques and governors appointing temporary officials.

Kenneth Yu's curator insight, March 11, 7:47 AM

One very influential way is redistricting. Another way is to implement a temporary senator when the incumbent dies/resigns.

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Justice Department Investigates Texas Prosecution Of Children For Truancy

Justice Department Investigates Texas Prosecution Of Children For Truancy | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice is investigating whether truancy courts in Dallas County, Texas, deny due process to juveniles charged with failing to attend school by preventing access to lawyers and imposing large fines. Texas is one of two...
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The Digital Campaign – FRONTLINE

The Digital Campaign – FRONTLINE | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
An exploration of the way the presidential campaigns are using unprecedented amounts of new data, and controversial new tactics, to target their messages and persuade voters.
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Ind. to ‘clarify’ new law decried as anti-gay

Ind. to ‘clarify’ new law decried as anti-gay | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
GOP lawmakers promised to amend a religious freedom bill that critics have labeled as anti-gay, bowing to protests that have rapidly spread to several other states considering similar measures.
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Megan Roberts's curator insight, March 31, 2:38 PM

I think that there should not be a law preventing service because of religious beliefs and that even though it may not have been intended this law does infact come off to support discrimination. I understand that these are private businesses but think back to african american equal rights, we didnt allow people to continue to deny them service so why do so with religion.

Nicole Sandler's curator insight, March 31, 2:40 PM

This bill should be opposed because it is very discriminatory and completely goes against America's separation of church and state. Although people should be able to practice religion as they please, they should not be able to discriminate based on their beliefs. 

Joanne Lee's curator insight, March 31, 8:09 PM

I believe that business owners have a Constitutional right of religious freedom that would enable them to choose not to offer their services at same sex ceremonies, not out of any deliberate act of discrimination, but simply out of the fact that they hold different beliefs that they are committed to. If same sex couples have the right to practice their beliefs, what about business owners that abide by religious beliefs? However, I do not believe that this law was necessary, and the backlash is there to prove that it caused more harm than benefit. A law shouldn't have to be made to protect human rights (whether for or against same sex marriage) because we already have certain inalienable rights vested in the Constitution. 

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The most important color in the 2040 presidential race won’t be red or blue. It will be gray.

The most important color in the 2040 presidential race won’t be red or blue. It will be gray. | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The chang between now and 2040 will be remarkable.
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Mike Pence reaps the whirlwind

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A priest, a rabbi and half a dozen nuns walked into the Indiana Statehouse last Thursday. The punch line: Mike Pence.Indiana’s Republican governor has become the left’s favorite punching bag after passing a Religious Freedom Restoration Act last Thursday at a ceremony featuring a number of conservative religious leaders.“Many people...
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A Hard Rain of Lobbying on Clean Water Act Rules

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Representatives of farmers unions, cattle interests and lumber companies, plus municipal representatives from across the country, filed into the Senate Agriculture,...
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Ted Cruz and Barack Obama have more in common than you think

Ted Cruz and Barack Obama have more in common than you think | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The Texas Senator leaned heavily on his background to introduce himself to the public.
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Cruz Announces for President of the United States

Texas Republican becomes first candidate to announce 2016 presidential campaign
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A single photo that tells the powerful story of the 50th anniversary of Selma

A single photo that tells the powerful story of the 50th anniversary of Selma | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Words not necessary.
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words not necessary

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Texan Will Hurd defies the odds for House Republicans. Can he last?

Texan Will Hurd defies the odds for House Republicans. Can he last? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
He’s one of two African Americans in the GOP caucus. Nearly 70% of his constituents are Latinos.
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RESCOOP by 3/9 -- Immediately Confirm Loretta Lynch

RESCOOP by 3/9 -- Immediately Confirm Loretta Lynch | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch has passed her senatorial job interview. She answered questions for eight hours during her confirmation hearing, submitted detailed responses to almost 900 written questions, and met individually with at least 59 senators. She has earned the support of members of both parties, top law enforcement groups and 25...
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3. Answer these questions:

a. Who is Loretta Lynch?

b. What has delayed her confirmation?

c. Explain Senator Ted Cruz's position.

d. Which Senate committee held the confirmation hearing?

e. Who is Amy Klobuchar?

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Quinn Otte's curator insight, March 10, 11:42 AM

Social media including twitter is playing an important and big role in the pres secretary. This is becoming a problem because a lot of people in politics are starting to use more social medias and posting. I think it is a good thing because people should know how the politicians feel. 

Biyun Qu's curator insight, March 10, 12:28 PM

Members of the press corps who wish to cover the president’s trip to Prague this week will have to make their own way by flying commercial.

Jaclyn Wertheimer's curator insight, March 10, 1:00 PM

Loretta Elizabeth Lynch is the current United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. and is waiting to become attorney general. the republicans are angry with President Obama over executive action on immigration.