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The White House Closing To The Public Isn't Just About Saving A Few Bucks

The White House Closing To The Public Isn't Just About Saving A Few Bucks | Gavin- Gov & Law | Scoop.it
So the White House is closing its doors to the public today. Budget cuts related to the sequester are the blame.
The WH tours are closed after a decision by the Secret Service that it could not afford to maintain security.

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White house closed to the public, secret sercive says it's because they cannot afford the added security costs.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, March 10, 2013 8:59 PM

It's about the whiner in chief having a tantrum because he didn't get his way on the sequester and get to increase taxes, so now he is making sure he makes the American people 'feel the pain'. 

 

Closing White House Tours Backfires on Obama http://sco.lt/5OglDV

 

 

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The author of this article believes that the sequester cuts on Secret Service is a move by Obama to get the public hostile toward Republicans. Apparently the savings over the next seven months will be only $2 million. Truthfullly, the sequester is just due to the fact that our government can't work together cohesively enough. I would think by now that looking back on history and seeing that the fiscal cliff leading up to a sequester has failed to be a deterrent for deciding on a budget, that Congress would get rid of it. But it's still there and still not working. Honestly, we call ourselves the greatest nation in the world and we keep a law that causes us to skimp on the security of our government because they can't agree on a budget? You mine as well say "Look at us. We are so divided that we can't decide on a budget. Our temporary solution will be to make ourselves vulnerable and be self destructive". It makes for the perfect opportunity for attack. So the sequester was a hopeful idea but now that we know it doesn't work, why not get rid of it?

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President Obama gives himself permission to kill

President Obama gives himself permission to kill | Gavin- Gov & Law | Scoop.it
The undated and unsigned 16-page document leaked to NBC refers to itself as a Department of Justice white paper. 
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After being caught for using drones over seas to kill, our government had tried to hide the news from reaching the public.  They predicted that if it were available to public scrutiny that it would cause our nation to become full of gloom.

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Brett Bradford's comment, March 17, 2013 4:40 PM
This is dumb, of course the public is going to find out. If the government was that afraid of the nation becoming full of gloom they would have not done it in the first place.
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President Obama Visits Chicago to Push for Gun Reforms

President Obama Visits Chicago to Push for Gun Reforms | Gavin- Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Mental health reforms and universal background checks most likely to pass.
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Obama heads back home to his hometown of Chicago to speak on the gun control.

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The White House Closing To The Public Isn't Just About Saving A Few Bucks

The White House Closing To The Public Isn't Just About Saving A Few Bucks | Gavin- Gov & Law | Scoop.it
So the White House is closing its doors to the public today. Budget cuts related to the sequester are the blame.
The WH tours are closed after a decision by the Secret Service that it could not afford to maintain security.

Via littlebytesnews
Gavin Baker's insight:

White house closed to the public, secret sercive says it's because they cannot afford the added security costs.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, March 10, 2013 8:59 PM

It's about the whiner in chief having a tantrum because he didn't get his way on the sequester and get to increase taxes, so now he is making sure he makes the American people 'feel the pain'. 

 

Closing White House Tours Backfires on Obama http://sco.lt/5OglDV

 

 

Jon Smith's curator insight, March 22, 2013 7:10 PM

The author of this article believes that the sequester cuts on Secret Service is a move by Obama to get the public hostile toward Republicans. Apparently the savings over the next seven months will be only $2 million. Truthfullly, the sequester is just due to the fact that our government can't work together cohesively enough. I would think by now that looking back on history and seeing that the fiscal cliff leading up to a sequester has failed to be a deterrent for deciding on a budget, that Congress would get rid of it. But it's still there and still not working. Honestly, we call ourselves the greatest nation in the world and we keep a law that causes us to skimp on the security of our government because they can't agree on a budget? You mine as well say "Look at us. We are so divided that we can't decide on a budget. Our temporary solution will be to make ourselves vulnerable and be self destructive". It makes for the perfect opportunity for attack. So the sequester was a hopeful idea but now that we know it doesn't work, why not get rid of it?

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On Monday March 11, 2013, Congress is reportedly beginning impeachment proceedings against Barack Obama. | Blogging/Citizen Journalism

On Monday March 11, 2013, Congress is reportedly beginning impeachment proceedings against Barack Obama. | Blogging/Citizen Journalism | Gavin- Gov & Law | Scoop.it
that or another type of procedings would be fine



On Monday March 11, 2013, Congress is reportedly beginning impeachment proceedings against Barack Obama.

Members of Congress are reportedly beginning impeachment against Barack Obama...
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Members of Congress are reportedly beginning impeachment against Barack Obama based on the grounds of unauthorized military use in Libya and Syria.  Obama says it was OK because he had the national support, but he directly violates the constitution.  What do you think?

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Brianna Moore's curator insight, March 7, 2013 4:49 PM

Congress is slowly beginning to impeach Obama! Obama violated the rules that he must seek  congressional approval before using military, and he did not. A clear violation of article 2, section 4 of the constitution.

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Green Party candidate Jill Stein blasts Democrat and Republican duopoly

Green Party candidate Jill Stein blasts Democrat and Republican duopoly | Gavin- Gov & Law | Scoop.it

During an appearance Wednesday on CNN, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein spoke out against the deeply-entrenched two party system in the United States
Raw Story (http://s.tt/1qlpK)

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Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate spoke out agasint the republicans and democrats, saying the differences between them are far to similar.

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Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

Watch the latest breaking news, politics, entertainment and offbeat videos everyone is talking about at CNN.com. Get informed now!
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In this video Florida Sen. Marco Rubio shares his opinion on President Obamas spending.

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Gun control and the Constitution

Gun control and the Constitution | Gavin- Gov & Law | Scoop.it
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The President has offered a magazine limit of 10 rounds, but in NYC they have made the limit 7 rounds. 7 or 10 rounds is enough to protect yourself from 1 person but if you are confronted by a group of more you may run into some trouble.

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Brandon Janvrin's comment, February 15, 2013 9:31 AM
NYC making it 7 rounds instead of 10 isn't that big of a difference. Where are you going to be in a predicament where your going to need to use 10 mags.
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Time for Senator Harry Reid to take a stand on gun control - The Hill's Congress Blog

Time for Senator Harry Reid to take a stand on gun control - The Hill's Congress Blog | Gavin- Gov & Law | Scoop.it
When CODEPINK, MoveOn and representatives of other organizations marched into Senator Harry Reid’s D. C.

Via Dr. Richard NeSmith
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This explains what some of the concerns with the gun laws are.  From not having large capacity magazines, and to take guns that only have large capacity out of circulation since they are only being used for mass murder.

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Brett Bradford's comment, February 8, 2013 12:32 PM
I agree with Senator Harry Reid that we have the right to have guns .I think that there should be control but us as Americans deserve the freedom of choice no matter what. If a person wants a larger magazine gun, than so be it. If its necessary for them to feel safe in there own homes that it should be okay.
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Poll: Hillary Clinton Is Voters' Favorite

Poll: Hillary Clinton Is Voters' Favorite | Gavin- Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Despite Benghazi controversy, Hillary Clinton leaves the State Department on top.
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In 2008 Hillary Clinton won the democratic party votes but the delegates elected Obama for their candidate instead.

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Brett Bradford's comment, March 17, 2013 4:46 PM
This is the confusing part about politics. At glance one might think this is unfair, but when you really look at it in the governments point of view, it makes sense.
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Trump Says He’ll Foot Bill for White ALL VOLUNTEER House Tours

Trump Says He’ll Foot Bill for White ALL VOLUNTEER House Tours | Gavin- Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Donald Trump says he’s willing to rescue the White House tours by financing the costs of the popular tourism activity the Obama administration canceled last week as automatic spending cuts took hold.

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due to the white house closing it's tours, Donald Trump says he'd pay for the tours and all the costs with it.

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The Congress That's Never There

The Congress That's Never There | Gavin- Gov & Law | Scoop.it

by ELSPETH REEVE & PHILIP BUMP (Atlantic)

 

The 112th Congress was widely regarded as the worst Congress ever. The 113th -- which is just 58 days old, but will go into recess on Friday as the sequester hits -- is taking do-nothingness to the next level, because it has done nothing to stop the deliberately stupid cuts of the sequester from happening. 58 days is actually giving our legislators more credit than they're due: Congress has been in session just 23 of the 60 days so far in 2013. As the calendar at right shows, Congress takes most of the year off: the days shaded orange indicate when the House has been out of session over the past year. Don't worry, the impending series of fiscal crises has not been much of an inconvenience to their schedule: the House began a three-day weekend today, enjoys a four-day weekend next week, and then goes on a two-week vacation starting on March 22, even though government funding runs out March 27.  MORE

 


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this article shows you some of the not so smart choices that the 113th Congress has made in this short time.

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Obama signs order to begin $85B in spending cuts

Obama signs order to begin $85B in spending cuts | Gavin- Gov & Law | Scoop.it
The sequester lawmakers have been warning about for months will soon be reality.
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Obama and Congress decide to beging cutting $85 billion from federal accounts.  Obama blames it all on the Republican lawmakers for failing to stop automatic spending cuts.

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Do we need more political parties?

Do we need more political parties? | Gavin- Gov & Law | Scoop.it

BY ERIC BLACK (MinnPost)

[Ed's Note: from 2011, but still very pertinent.]

 

Gallup has been asking, since 2003, this question:

 

"In your view, do the Republican and Democratic parties do an adequate job of representing the American people, or do they do such a poor job that a third major party is needed?"

 

The latest result, out [in May 2011], finds that a majority says "yes", by 52-40 percent, (with 8 percent no opinion). That's down from 58 percent the last time they asked it, but the yesses have been greater than the no's the last five times Gallup asked the question.

 

Unsurprisingly, those who consider themselves political independents have always been mostly likely to say yes, but -- a tad surprisingly -- the yesses are now coming more often from Republicans than from Democrats and have for the last three rounds of the question since 2008. The current result has 68 of independents wishing for a third party, 52 of Republicans and just 33 percent of Democrats. And 60 percent of those who describe themselves as Tea Party supporters say a third party is needed.

 

[MORE] http://www.minnpost.com/eric-black-ink/2011/05/do-we-need-more-political-parties


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I agree we need more parties to represent us. because although we may agree with one aspect of a party, we might disagree with a different one.

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Michael Bloomberg: 6 ways to stop gun madness

Michael Bloomberg: 6 ways to stop gun madness | Gavin- Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Steps Obama should take to make real changes. Our kids deserve it.

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There are an estimated 34 deaths a day from guns.  Putting a ban on guns wouldn't stop anything, the criminls who have them now will still be able to get them some way or another, then the innocent people won't have a way to protect themselves.

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Carl wilms's curator insight, January 1, 2013 3:51 PM

i agree with the final 2 ways but the first idea is built on pure stupidy not fact!

Brett Bradford's comment, February 15, 2013 9:34 AM
I agree, the sale of guns shouldn't be ruined by the people who miss use the product. I like the idea of better background checks. Banning guns will not help the stop of murder and crimes. To stop the murders and crime we need to stop the murders and criminals from getting a hold of the weapon.
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Activists clash outside NRA's 1st press conference since Newtown Massacre

Activists clashed in front of NRA's first press conference after the Sandy Hook massacre. A video in a new web documentary series, Story of America: A Nation...

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This video is showing you the different opinions that people have on keeping a weapon in the school for protection.  The teachers don't feel comfortable with keeping a weapon so close to the young children, but at the same time, a gun in the class room could potentially save many lives if you are given a chance to act.

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Joseph Pomponio's comment, December 22, 2012 2:01 AM
Good questions, you had him dancing. I would have asked him, what if the school knew the guns were in the parking lot before he entered the building? How large are the profits the arms manufacturers making after tragedies like this? Do you think the NRA stand will encourage more controversy and this in turn will spur more gun sale? Annabel, I am really starting to believe this is about money and profits. Human life be damned.
Brandon Janvrin's comment, February 7, 2013 9:45 AM
I agree i would not want to have guns in the school. What if a kid got a hold of it than did another repeat. That would not be good.
Joseph Pomponio's comment, February 7, 2013 11:23 AM
Good point Brandon, and what about a class full of kids running for the door, can someone guarantee no bystanders won't be hit? At what consequence to the person firing?