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Man With 4th Amendment Written on Chest Wins Trial Over Airport Arrest | Threat Level | Wired.com

Man With 4th Amendment Written on Chest Wins Trial Over Airport Arrest | Threat Level | Wired.com | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
A Virginia man who wrote an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment on his body and stripped to his shorts at an airport security screening area won a trial Friday in his lawsuit seeking $250,000 in damages for being detained on a disorderly conduct...
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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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Ashley Sanchez's curator insight, March 27, 4:06 PM

Clinton-Have heard, might support

O'Malley- Don't know

Webb- Don't know

Cruz- Have heard, would not support

Bush- Have heard

Walker-Don't know

Christie-Don't know

Huckabee-Don't know

Rubio- Have heard

Paul- Have heard

Santorum-Don't know

Perry- Have heard, would not support

Jindal- Don't know

Fiorina- Don't know

Carson- Don't know

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
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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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2. What are some of the ways that state officials try to influence the process?

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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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Just for fun -- Optional: Presidential Bloopers (Part 2 of 4)

The American President. Powerful. Influential. Well-respected. And sometimes all too human! Laugh along with the presidents as they laugh at themselves in th...
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Just for fun -- Optional: Presidential Bloopers (Part 4 of 4)

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RESCOOP BY 3/5 -- Article #1 -- Obamacare, Back at the Supreme Court: Frequently Asked Questions

RESCOOP BY 3/5 -- Article #1 -- Obamacare, Back at the Supreme Court: Frequently Asked Questions | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
A list of frequently asked questions about the King v. Burwell Supreme Court case and its implications for Obamacare.
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1. Rescoop

2. Carefully read the questions.

3. Talk with one of your parents about the article.

4. Answer these questions:

a. In your own words (not a cut & paste), what is King v. Burwell about?

b. List 5 key things you learned.

c. If you were a justice, how would you rule?

5. Be ready to discuss in class.

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Biyun Qu's curator insight, March 6, 12:54 PM

King v. Burwell is a lawsuit about Affordable Care Act. It argues that the language in the law only allows the people from marketplaces that run by state get the subsidies. but the federal marketplaces can't get it. 

Losing the 7 million middle income people who receive subsidies to buy health insurance will cause price to rise. 

Cancellation may prevent many people from tax penalty for failing to buy a health insurance.

The plaintiff focuses on " established by state" which only points state. But the Obama administration says that the congress was intended to say both state and federal. 

If the Plaintiff wins, Obama administration will do everything to help the states to establish exchanges, which will not be easy. 

David King, Douglas Hurst, Brenda Levy and Rose Luck  who don't want to buy insurance bring in the case. They all live in Virginia where doesn't have its own exchanges. King objects the provision of the law that everyone who can afford insurance to obtain one or pay tax penalty.


 

Jake Long's curator insight, March 6, 1:26 PM

I learned about the influences of Obamacare and the contreversy of whether or not people qualify for Obamacare

Jaclyn Wertheimer's curator insight, March 10, 1:03 PM

a.  King v. Burwell could stop subsidies used to buy health insurance.

b. subsidies could disappear in 37 states, those affected would be mostly white, Southern, employed and middle-aged,  11 of the states that could be affected have gone so far as to ask the Supreme Court to preserve the subsidies, David King, Douglas Hurst, Brenda Levy and Rose Luck are suing, after march 4 the case will be heard. 

c. If you were a justice, how would you rule?I would side with the plaintiffs.

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RESCOOP BY 3/5 -- Article #3 -- Obamacare case: All eyes on 2 justices

RESCOOP BY 3/5 -- Article #3 -- Obamacare case: All eyes on 2 justices | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The future of Obamacare again falls on the shoulders of John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy. As the Obama administration and Obamacare opponents prepare for another Supreme Court showdown Wednesday, both sides are tailoring their arguments to win over the chief justice, who cast the saving vote for the Affordable Care Act in 2012, and Kennedy, the perennial...
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2. Skim

3. Explain the title

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ALec DaCosta-Vinson's curator insight, March 6, 11:59 AM

john roberts and anthony kennedy are two crucial votes that could determine the fate of obama care.

Jacqueline Chadwick's curator insight, March 6, 12:42 PM

"All eyes on two Justices" refers to the split views and the dependence on these two justices to vote in favor or not in favor. 

Jaclyn Wertheimer's curator insight, March 10, 1:05 PM

Both judges are sympathetic to both sides, and are swing votes in the ruling of a federal court case, making them viable target to lobby to.

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Cool -- Google has developed a technology to tell whether ‘facts’ on the Internet are true

Cool -- Google has developed a technology to tell whether ‘facts’ on the Internet are true | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
It gives new meaning to the phrase "let me Google that for you."
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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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RenoM's curator insight, March 9, 9:21 AM

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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1. Rescoop

2. Read

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.

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Just for fun -- Optional: Presidential Bloopers (Part 3 of 4)

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What Obama's trip to Selma means

What Obama's trip to Selma means | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Six months ago, as Ferguson rioted night after night and President Barack Obama carefully parsed his response, many African-American leaders wondered if he’d join them in Selma for the 50th anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge that was a turning point in the civil rights movement. They were hopeful. But they weren’t...
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RESCOOP by 3/5 -- Article #2 -- 5 Things To Watch In SCOTUS' Obamacare Arguments - NationalJournal.com

RESCOOP by 3/5 -- Article #2 -- 5 Things To Watch In SCOTUS' Obamacare Arguments - NationalJournal.com | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
These questions will help determine who comes out ahead in the challenge to the Affordable Care Act's insurance subsidies.
Teresa Herrin's insight:

1. Rescoop and read AFTER the article with "Frequently Asked Questions" article from the NYT.

2. How is this case different than the two previous Obamacare cases? 

3. Who is Donald Verrilli? What is his job description? Google the answer if necessary.

4. Who is John Roberts?

5. How does the case relate to federalism? What did the article say about it?

6. What is "standing (to sue)"? Look it up if necessary. How does it relate to this case? 

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Jake Long's curator insight, March 6, 1:29 PM

John Roberts is the judge and Verilli is the lawyer for the Obama case.

Sue Anne Davis's curator insight, March 6, 1:36 PM

2.) This case is different as the law isn't being tried as constitutional or not, but whether it is being used in the correct way. Also, now that the law is being implemented, people will be adversely affected if the law gets changed. 

3.) Donald Verilli is the Solicitor General of the United States, which supervises and conducts government litigation in the United States Supreme Court.

4.) John Roberts is a Justice that may see the Obamacare litigation as a holistic piece, and therefore not change its meaning. 

5.) The case relates to federalism, as each state can decide whether or not it wants its own state exchange (and how that affects the government subsidies for health care). 

6.) Standing to sue is actually having damages from a certain law or policy.

Jaclyn Wertheimer's curator insight, March 10, 1:02 PM

2.  In this case, obamacare will be scrutinized more strictly.

3. Donald Verrilli is solicitor? His job description is solving problems out of the court. 

4. John Roberts is chief Justice 

5. How does the case relate to federalism? What did the article say about it? States are feeling like they have lost power. The article says  healthcare was run by the states  

6. "standing (to sue)" is  How does it relate to this case? The right to sue. People on the side of King  are suing so they won't be under the mandate 

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RESCOOP by 3/5 -- Item #4 -- NBC Video: Netanyahu Blasts Iran Nuclear Deal in Controversial Speech

RESCOOP by 3/5 -- Item #4 -- NBC Video: Netanyahu Blasts Iran Nuclear Deal in Controversial Speech | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Watch the latest news videos and episodes of the NBC Nightly News.
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1. Rescoop and watch

2. Be ready to discuss with the possibility of a quiz on Monday, 3/9.

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Jonathan Lefkowitz's curator insight, March 4, 6:01 PM

This video is garbage. First of all, this is did not start as a campaign stop considering that first of all there is complete support in Israel for stopping Iran, and second of all, Netanyahu was invited by congress. The only criticism is about possible bad effects in US Israeli relations. Not only does this claim that Netanyahu criticized Obama, which anyone who watched the speech knows that he praised Obama, but this video also ignores Netanyahu's message: Iran has cheated deals multiple times in the past, so making a deal that expires all sanctions in ten years without Iran destroying its program just postpones the issue. These reporters also apparently forgot to mention that currently multiple Arab states agree with Netanyahu and have publicly supported him because they fear Iran. They also forgot to mention that Iran backed terrorists took over Yemen, and that Iran funds Bashar al Assad. Apparently none of this is relevant. The NBC reporters also forgot to mention that Obama refuses to share information about the deal with Congress even though the Senate is supposed  to ratify all treaties. (he must be claiming that a nuclear deal with a country that calls out Death to America and blows up mock US ships in war-games is just uh, maybe uh, he will figure something out. maybe commerce).This NBC video does nothing to explain what actually happened and makes multiple stupid comments about absolutely nothing.   

Samantha Smith's comment, March 5, 9:21 PM
Netanyahu's speech was delivered to the U.S. Congress, but his primary audience may was Israel's voters. He condemned Iran as dangerous, stretching across the Middle East. In contrast, he presents Israel as peace-loving and progressive and stressed its deep bonds with the U.S. Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was there. The White House was not pleased about the event, many Democrats choosing not to come. Obama sees Netanyahu's principles as dangerous and one sided.