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U.S. Foreign Aid Around the World [Infographic]

U.S. Foreign Aid Around the World [Infographic] | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
“ Since WWII, the United States has been the leader in disbursements of foreign aid around the world almost every year. In 2012, the U.S. sent a staggering $37.7 billion overseas as part of foreign aid.”
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Shelby Ann123's comment, March 20, 2014 11:21 AM
I get we want to creat allies but we can't keep bailing out other countries. Our debt it to high and we need to work on getting that down.
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US government, Sprint to fight in court over wiretap expenses - Chicago Tribune

US government, Sprint to fight in court over wiretap expenses - Chicago Tribune | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
“The Wire US government, Sprint to fight in court over wiretap expenses Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sprint Corp and the U.S.”
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I think the government should have to pay Sprint for the help they have given in investigations. It's not free for them to help investigators tap wires
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Shelby Ann123's comment, March 6, 2014 11:56 AM
Yes the government should pay to wire tap but I don't think they should do it, it's violating people's privacy.
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Elections Officials See Few Voter ID Issues During Early Voting, by Julián Aguilar

Elections Officials See Few Voter ID Issues During Early Voting, by Julián Aguilar | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
Elections officials across the state said that voter ID was hardly an issue during the 11-day early voting period that led up to Tuesday’s primary. But opponents say the law has already disenfranchised voters.
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I think it is good that they are requiring photo ID in order to vote.
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Surveillance by NSA violates 4th amendment

Surveillance by NSA violates 4th amendment | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
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House Holds 'Stop Government Abuse Week' - Washington Free Beacon

House Holds 'Stop Government Abuse Week' - Washington Free Beacon | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
“House Holds 'Stop Government Abuse Week' Washington Free Beacon House Republicans will push a series of bills this week in an effort to curb abuse and increase transparency in the federal government.”
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Florida bill would set hard prison time for welfare fraudsters

Florida bill would set hard prison time for welfare fraudsters | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
“ Florida welfare fraudsters beware.”
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Katie Witt's comment, February 23, 2014 12:03 AM
How can people be messing with the food stamps? Is t it controlled by the government? Clearly we don't have very good security programs to keep people out of these kinds of things. It's ridiculous that people are able to mess with the mine that the government takes from tax payers and give to people who need food stamps.
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US government reportedly ordering drone strikes based on cell phone location - Fox News

US government reportedly ordering drone strikes based on cell phone location - Fox News | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
“CNN International US government reportedly ordering drone strikes based on cell phone location Fox News The U.S.”
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Shelby Ann123's comment, February 13, 2014 11:29 AM
It's way to dangerous to just target a cell phone. What is the terrorist just sets the phone down and walks away, the governments could kill an innocent person and completely miss the terrorist.
Shelby Ann123's comment, February 13, 2014 11:29 AM
It's way to dangerous to just target a cell phone. What is the terrorist just sets the phone down and walks away, the governments could kill an innocent person and completely miss the terrorist.
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The Department of Justice's Marijuana Memo Is a Disappointment for Federalism

The Department of Justice's Marijuana Memo Is a Disappointment for Federalism | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
“ The Department of Justice had a historic opportunity to say that since the people of these states had spoken, as long as what happens in Colorado stays in Colorado, they wouldn't make a federal case out of it.”
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I think this is interesting because even tho marijuana is legal in certain states, the federal government can come in and say it is still illegal.
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Poll: Most in U.S. support higher minimum wage, unless it costs jobs

Poll: Most in U.S. support higher minimum wage, unless it costs jobs | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Most Americans support increasing the federal minimum wage, a top priority of President Obama , but not if it would cost the economy jobs, according to a new national poll.
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I agree that it would benefit many people if minimum wage were increased, but it could cost jobs if employers aren't willing to pay.
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Shelby Ann123's comment, March 13, 2014 10:45 AM
I do agree that it should be raised but 10.10 seems like a little to much but u think at lest 8.50 should be just for teens. Raising it needs tot happen because the cost of living is to expensive with the 7.25 like it is now.
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Could US government claim $10 million in gold coins discovered in California ... - The Post-Standard

Could US government claim $10 million in gold coins discovered in California ... - The Post-Standard | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
“ABC News Could US government claim $10 million in gold coins discovered in California ... The Post-Standard Some of 1,427 Gold-Rush era U.S. gold coins are displayed at Professional Coin Grading Service in Santa Ana, Calif., Tuesday, Feb.”
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I don't think the government should be allowed to take the coins that were in someone's back yard. They were on the peoples property, so the government shouldn't be able to step in.
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MsHaeussinger's comment, March 9, 2014 10:35 AM
Yes, but you have to account for the fact that there are historical laws at work. The government usually holds and mineral rights on land, unless otherwise specified.
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Americans rising up against government: Column

Americans rising up against government: Column | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
Three examples of pushback against the ruling class.
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Shelby Ann123's comment, February 26, 2014 12:59 PM
The government just wants more ways to track people, that's just wrong. There is no reason they need to track us anymore they already have cell phones, our cars, our computers. It makes people feel like they don't have anything private anymore.
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Surveillance by NSA violates 4th amendment

Surveillance by NSA violates 4th amendment | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
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San Diego County gun law violates 2nd Amendment, appeals court rules

San Diego County gun law violates 2nd Amendment, appeals court rules | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
“ SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court decided Thursday that a San Diego restriction on carrying concealed guns in public for self defense infringes on citizens' 2nd Amendment rights.”
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Freedom of the press applies to everyone -- yes, even bloggers (1st amendment)

Freedom of the press applies to everyone -- yes, even bloggers (1st amendment) | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
Analysis: Recent stories have shown bloggers and reporters are posting pictures up and doing things such as videotaping police. Emily Good of Rochester, NY was recently caught by a cop when videotaping him off of her camera. He went over to her and told her to stop and stated it was illegal. When taken to court, she was later charged with obstruction of justice for arguing with a police officer. As it turned out, the police officer was wrong. Videotaping the police and anyone else in a public place is perfectly legal in New York state. The chief of police apologized later on and found out that the 1st amendment does protect these citizens who are deciding to do this. I don't agree with the 1st amendment toward this situation. I feel that everybody should have their own privacy, especially a cop. Why should somebody be able to videotape somebody else or take pictures of somebody else if it isn't okay with the person being captured on camera? I know that if somebody was videotaping me or taking pictures of me, i would feel that its against my personal property and i would definitely say something. I do agree with the 1st amendment, but when it comes to invading personal property, i feel its not right. this article relates to the 1st amendment and freedom of speech. this article is asking if freedom of speech applies to internet bloggers
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5 questions on government targeting US citizens - CNN

5 questions on government targeting US citizens - CNN | Gov & Law - Casey Appel | Scoop.it
“CNN 5 questions on government targeting US citizens CNN Washington (CNN) -- When can a government kill its own people?”
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