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Ted Cruz: Defund Obamacare Or Risk Government Shutdown

Ted Cruz: Defund Obamacare Or Risk Government Shutdown | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz says that he is expecting a vote Wednesday on his amendment to defund Obamacare until economic growth is restored, adding that he is willing to risk a government shutdown if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and...
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Haley Tostenson's comment, March 13, 2013 10:03 PM
Ted Cruz (Republican) thinks that we are in too much of an economic slump to fund Obamacare. Great video showing both extreme right and left wing views on this issue.
Andrew Root's comment, March 16, 2013 11:38 AM
I agree with Cruz because with all the fiscal cliff issues I don't think the government needs to fund the Obamacare.
Robert Mesenburg's comment, March 18, 2013 10:27 PM
I agree with Ted because our economy is more important then obamacare
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Fun facts about presidential memoirs - CNN.com

Fun facts about presidential memoirs - CNN.com | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's memoir, "A Journey," is sparking all sorts of picketing and protesting around the U.K., so we thought it might be a good time to take a look at a few presidential memoirs from this side of the pond.
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Haley Tostenson's comment, March 13, 2013 9:53 PM
Interesting "bests" and "worsts" in presidential memoirs; cool to read!
Rachel Sigrist's curator insight, February 19, 2014 7:50 PM

How and why?

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Congress moving swiftly to avoid government shutdown

Congress moving swiftly to avoid government shutdown | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress is moving rapidly to pass legislation funding the federal government through September 30, as Senate leaders on Tuesday expressed eagerness to avoid any threat of agency...
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Haley Tostenson's comment, March 6, 2013 10:46 PM
After learning about the process that congress has to go through in class lately, it's quite comical that they are considering this a "swift" movement.
MsHaeussinger's comment, March 10, 2013 4:58 PM
Great story Haley! Hopefully they will be able to compromise and avoid the worst case scenarios.
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Senate Republicans look to close digital divide, join Instagram - Daily Caller

Senate Republicans look to close digital divide, join Instagram - Daily Caller | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
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The Senate Republican Conference announced Friday that it has joined the photo-sharing social network Instagram.

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Robert Mesenburg's curator insight, February 25, 2013 3:52 PM

Finally the Republicans our out of the stone age and into the grasp of technology

 

Haley Tostenson's comment, February 27, 2013 10:45 PM
Thats great that they have decided to join instagram, but why make such big deal about it? I feel as though this was an unnecessary announcement.
rbrown18's comment, February 28, 2013 8:51 AM
I agree with Haley on this. I understand where they are coming from if the democrats don't yet have an instagram, saying that they are on step ahead. Otherwise, that announcement really means nothing.
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Asian-American Diversity in Potential California Race

Asian-American Diversity in Potential California Race | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Ro Khanna, a Democrat who served in the Commerce Department, is considering a run against Representative Michael M. Honda.
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Haley Tostenson's comment, February 27, 2013 10:37 PM
The Asian-Americans are gaining a lot of power with their new and well respected Democratic leader, Ro Khanna.
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Boiko Borisov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Submits Resignation

Boiko Borisov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Submits Resignation | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Boiko Borisov of Bulgaria submitted his government’s resignation on Wednesday after a tumultuous week of public anger and protests.
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Haley Tostenson's comment, February 20, 2013 11:02 PM
Bulgarian Prime Minister Resigns after citizens protest against the government! He claims to be giving them back their power.
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Obama Announces Plan To Make Education More Focused On Tech Skills | TechCrunch

Obama Announces Plan To Make Education More Focused On Tech Skills | TechCrunch | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
During the State of the Union, President Obama has announced a plan to make the American education system more focused on tech skills. While there weren't many details in the short declaration, Obama cited New York's P-Tech high-school as a model.

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MsHaeussinger's comment, February 14, 2013 11:17 AM
Good point, Haley! We can teach tech skills all we want but we cannot forget people skills - unless we are ok with a society who doesn't communicate person-to-person
Andrew Root's comment, February 16, 2013 8:13 PM
Technology still needs to be a major focus point considering how our generation is evolving and how the business world will most likely follow.
Robert Mesenburg's comment, February 18, 2013 10:17 PM
I agree with Haley's statement. If we continue to push teaching with technology instead of hands on learning then in the future students will lack the communication and working skills with people, which is needed outside of school
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Use the State of the Union to call for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

Use the State of the Union to call for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | Gov and Law | Scoop.it

Use the State of the Union to call for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. http://t.co/RJzHP2zC #CitizensUnited


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Haley Tostenson's comment, February 13, 2013 11:10 PM
Doesn't sound like many states or cities are on board with this new "restore the democracy" concept.
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In or out of Europe, Scotland needs a written constitution

WITHOUT parodying conventional wisdom too far, many believe that an independent Scotland would be a state of, by, and for the SNP, with Alex Salmond as its perpetual leader, and little or no room for erstwhile Unionists.


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Number-two Senate Democrat to run for re-election next year - CNN (blog)

Number-two Senate Democrat to run for re-election next year - CNN (blog) | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Number-two Senate Democrat to run for re-election next year
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Washington (CNN) – Democrats apparently have one less thing to worry about as they try to keep control of the Senate in 2014: Dick Durbin isn't retiring.

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Andrew Root's curator insight, March 11, 2013 9:20 PM

The more Democrats that avoid retirement in 2014 and run for re-election means they have a higher chance of maintaining majority in the Senate.

Haley Tostenson's comment, March 13, 2013 9:57 PM
Seems that Democrats have always had a slight advantage when it comes to numbers between parties. This will continue to be a trend if Democratic Senators stay in office!
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House Passes Spending Bill, Preventing Government Shutdown

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a stopgap bill to cover expenses through September in order to avert a government shutdown, but retained the sequest...
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Haley Tostenson's comment, March 6, 2013 10:52 PM
Interesting to see the people we are learning about in class in action!
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Senators Press Holder on Use of Military Force on U.S. Soil

Senators Press Holder on Use of Military Force on U.S. Soil | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Senators of both parties criticized Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for the secrecy surrounding legal memorandums justifying drone strikes aimed at American citizens.
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Haley Tostenson's comment, March 6, 2013 10:44 PM
Some senators tried defending this, saying that it is perfectly lawful to use military force on U.S. soil. I completely disagree with this, but it sounds like they will be back and fourth on this issue for awhile.
Andrew Root's comment, March 7, 2013 8:11 PM
If Mr. Holder is not ruling out the drone striking on American soil because of attacks like 9/11 or Pearl Harbor, I feel like he made the right decision there. I think if it could save the lives of Americans at home to use a drone on domestic soil then it should be allowed.
Robert Mesenburg's comment, March 11, 2013 11:19 PM
I agree with Andrew, that if we were to use drones on American soil to help save American lives then the drones should be allowed
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Voting Rights Law Draws Skepticism From Justices

Voting Rights Law Draws Skepticism From Justices | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
A central provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 may be in peril, judging by tough questions from the Supreme Court’s more conservative members.
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Haley Tostenson's comment, February 27, 2013 10:41 PM
great video about possible changes to voting rights!
Andrew Root's comment, March 2, 2013 7:50 PM
I think if the court overturns the provision it will just cause future Supreme Court cases that have to fix a problem they created.
Robert Mesenburg's comment, March 4, 2013 12:06 AM
This is interesting and I can't wait to see what will come of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
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Math professor at Florida college 'forced students to vote for Obama'

Math professor at Florida college 'forced students to vote for Obama' | Gov and Law | Scoop.it

A tenured professor who forced her students to sign pledges that they would vote for President Obama last November should be fired, the college’s president recommended.

 

Sharon Sweet, an associate professor of mathematics at Brevard Community College in Florida, is guilty of electioneering, harassment, and incompetence, according to a three-month investigation into her classroom behavior leading up to the November election. The Board of Trustees will hold a hearing on the matter, and then vote on whether to adopt President James Richey’s recommendation that Sweet be fired.

 

“Professor Sweet strongly encouraged or mandated that students from several classes sign a pledge card that stated, ‘I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.’ She also misrepresented her intentions to multiple students, indicating at various times that she was conducting voter registration for the college, that the pledge cards were non-partisan voter registration forms, and that the pledge was a ‘statistical analysis...’”

 

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MsHaeussinger's comment, February 24, 2013 12:03 PM
Its nice when the law to protect your freedom to vote is protected!
Robert Mesenburg's comment, February 24, 2013 10:32 PM
haha what a interesting Professor
rbrown18's comment, February 28, 2013 8:55 AM
I could see something like this happening alot more often than someone would think! it certainly makes a person grateful for their right to vote!
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Some solutions for gun control are common sense

Some solutions for gun control are common sense | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
In the aftermath of the horrific loss of life in Newtown, several elected officials and the National Rifle Association said a deranged individual committed the act, and that they wish the principal had been armed.
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Haley Tostenson's comment, February 20, 2013 10:39 PM
Many suggested solutions for gun control! It'll be interesting if the government can agree on any of these things and actually get them in place.
Andrew Root's comment, February 21, 2013 7:24 PM
It is very interesting how nations that believe in giving the guns to the "good guys" actually end up with more homicides.
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Obama's 'do-something' plan for a 'have-nothing' government

Obama's 'do-something' plan for a 'have-nothing' government | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Matt Welch says the State of the Union laid out an agenda already proven too costly for a country that wants to see what it's getting in return for soaring debt.
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Haley Tostenson's comment, February 13, 2013 11:26 PM
great speech about future plans and actions taking place!
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$10G degree deal: Governors push state schools to offer bachelor's bargain

$10G degree deal: Governors push state schools to offer bachelor's bargain | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Powered by outstanding student loan debt that has reached $1 trillion, a 440 percent increase in average tuition in the past 25 years and deficiencies in the higher education business model, a growing number of educators and politicians are calling...
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Robert Mesenburg's comment, February 6, 2013 9:43 PM
This is huge because the cost of college has risen significantly and by making it more cheap more and more people will be able to go to college.
MsHaeussinger's comment, February 11, 2013 11:57 AM
Interesting concept, seems like the strings attached to this cheaper price tag are reasonable. Lowering the cost for only the most motivated and dedicated student? That could free up seats and make college more available, too!
Rachel Sigrist's curator insight, February 19, 2014 7:50 PM

How and why?

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Roberts Allows DNA Collection to Continue in Maryland

Roberts Allows DNA Collection to Continue in Maryland | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
The chief justice granted a stay of a state court decision involving violent felonies, saying there was a “fair prospect” that the Supreme Court will reverse it.
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Haley Tostenson's comment, February 5, 2013 9:14 PM
There is a lot of controversy with Maryland's Law enforcement officials- they are continuing to get DNA samples from people who have committed violent felonies. State Law argues that this goes against the 14th Amendment about unreasonable searches.