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McAuliffe announces reform, pushes for Medicaid expansion

McAuliffe announces reform, pushes for Medicaid expansion | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a major reform to the state's Medicare and Medicaid program Thursday, as he continued to make the case for extending health insurance benefits to 400-thousand low-income Virginians.

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We did our project on this so  I thought this was interesting.

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Sfitzg35's comment, March 13, 2014 11:33 AM
I think this is a great idea because if the outcome of combining these two healthcare systems is increased medical characteristics that will make the program more efficient with also the saving of money, then why not? It's not hurting anybody and it will save the government tons of money in the long run.
Kirsten Cunningham's curator insight, March 15, 2014 10:49 PM

This article is talking about combining Medicaid and medicare. I did my public policy on this and I think it would be a good idea to combine them. There is obviously perks to both having them combined and having them be on their own still.

Tasha Freeman's comment, March 21, 2014 2:00 PM
Inagree. It would be helpful and beneficial to combine them
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Many Eyes : Distribution of US Foreign Aid over time, 1946-2005

Many Eyes : Distribution of US Foreign Aid over time, 1946-2005 | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it

Visualization of the Distribution of US Foreign Aid over time, 1946-2005.


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I think it's interesting how much we are giving. Do you think we should give so much?

 

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Colin Smith's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:02 PM
This was a cool visual on what and how much the government is giving to different countries.
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Why the NRA opposes president's pick for surgeon general

Dr. Vivek Murthy stance on gun rights under fire

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I don't know that they should get so much of an opinion on it. Do you?

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MsHaeussinger's curator insight, March 13, 2014 7:33 AM

The NRA doesn't have an official vote on the nominee, so why do they have so much to say?

Katie Witt's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:23 AM

I think they should have some say in who the president can pick. He is the president but other people should have a say in what he does.

Kirsten Cunningham's curator insight, March 15, 2014 10:50 PM

I don't think these people should have so much say in this pick. What do you think?

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The 2014 Senate Landscape

The 2014 Senate Landscape | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it
Dozens of states will hold Senate primaries this year, beginning with Texas on Tuesday. Here is a look at the key races in every state

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Do you think the seats will be filled with more democrat or republican? Why?

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Nathan bahr's comment, March 5, 2014 2:08 PM
I think they should fill it with mostly republican people.
Maureen Disque's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:14 PM

I cans see the majority being republican. How do you think this will go considering our president is democrat?

Madisen Schimek's comment, March 6, 2014 3:26 PM
I think that it will be filled mostly with republicans.
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Voter ID laws to get big test in primaries

Voter ID laws to get big test in primaries | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it
– In elections that begin this week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots – the first major test of voter ID

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Requiring a picture id to vote can be a good thing and a bad thing. Some people don't have an id or if they lose their id I don't think they should be stopped from voting. Do you think they should have to have a picture id?

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Darby Dodds's comment, March 6, 2014 3:22 PM
I think it is a good idea to make people show an ID if they want to vote. I think it will cause a lot less problems.
Wyatt Nelson's comment, March 9, 2014 12:55 AM
I think a photo ID should be required. It shows you are a citizen and live in that state.
Kirsten Cunningham's curator insight, March 10, 2014 3:25 PM

What is your in sight on this? Should you be required to show Id to vote? 

 

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CHARLES: Banks must just say no to drug money

CHARLES: Banks must just say no to drug money | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it
The Obama administration recently released departmental “guidance” saying banks may “provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses operating legally under state law.”
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How are they not going to accept money if they don't know whether it's drug money or not? I don't see why it would really be a problem for them to accept money either way. Money is money, they are a bank so why would they not want it just because it was used for drugs or made by the selling of drugs? There is no way to be able to know where the person got the money. if it is legal to grow or possess marijuana in that state then there's no reason they shouldn't take the money. Do you think they are making the right decision?

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Judge strikes down Virginia gay marriage law - University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

Judge strikes down Virginia gay marriage law - University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it
Judge strikes down Virginia gay marriage law University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily “These laws deny Plaintiffs their rights to due process and equal protection guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.” Wright...
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I think that it does take away their rights to due process and equal protection. It shouldn't matter what gender someone is attracted to. They are still human just like the rest of us, and they are still educated just like everyone else. someones sexuality being different than yo urs doesn't make it any different. It's not hurting anybody. do you think it is okay for them to strike down the gay marriage law?

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MsHaeussinger's comment, February 23, 2014 10:14 AM
This issue will continue to be a fight until the Supreme Court takes up the issue and gives a definitive answer on whether or not equal protection is being violated.
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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 Tasha F | 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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I think that if they are law abiding citizens they should be able to conceal and carry. Even though there may be no danger at the time, you never know when something is going to happen or someone is going to do something. What do you think ?

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Darby Dodds's comment, February 22, 2014 11:34 PM
If you are in serious need of a gun then you can carry one. But you shouldn't carry a gun for the heck of it.
Isaac Mettler's comment, February 23, 2014 10:48 PM
If you are a responsible citizen and apply for the permit to carry a gun, then you should be able to. They may be able to save their own life or someone else's.
Justin kettner's comment, February 27, 2014 12:41 PM
If you can pass the background checks and can pass a conceal & carry class there should be no questions asked upon why you are carrying a firearm. Public places carry fire extinguishers not expecting a fire but when one happens there a way to try and put the fire out. Same thing comes to a firearm for carrying purposes you never know when something might happen and something bad may never happen in order for you to need a weapon but would you rather be prepared or wish you were?
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6 Million Americans Without a Voice

6 Million Americans Without a Voice | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it
States should listen to Attorney General Holder and repeal unjust and outdated felon disenfranchisement laws.

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Tasha Freeman's insight:

i do not think that convicted felons should lose their voting rights for life. Some convicted felons are falsely convicted and others for minor reasons. do you think they should lose their rights for life?

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MsHaeussinger's curator insight, February 12, 2014 10:09 AM

As a convicted felon, should you lose your right to vote for the rest of your life? The lead attorney for the nation, Eric Holder, thinks not. What do you think?

Isaac Mettler's comment, February 17, 2014 9:50 PM
I agree with Tasha. If someone commits a felony when they are young and serves their punishment, they are still a citizen and should have the right to vote.
Madisen Schimek's curator insight, February 26, 2014 9:42 PM

Yes I do think that the criminals did something wrong. When it comes to long term they should be able to vote. Everyone makes mistakes and taking their right to vote for the rest of their lives isn't right. 

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$800,000 saved, dreams of breeding horses

$800,000 saved, dreams of breeding horses | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it
Bobbie and Mike Jackson dream of turning their land into a horse farm that serves special-needs children.
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I think it is good that they are doing something for other people. It is a lot of money and takes a big commitment,

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MsHaeussinger's comment, February 9, 2014 11:54 AM
Good story, Tash!
MsHaeussinger's comment, February 9, 2014 11:54 AM
Tasha, sorry, clicked "enter" too soon.
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Articles: Lessons for Federalism from Colorado's Pot Legalization

Articles: Lessons for Federalism from Colorado's Pot Legalization | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it

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Although it is legal in Colorado under state law it is still illegal In the federal sense. The federal government has not passed the law to legalize it! So they could still override the state.

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Isaac Mettler's comment, February 9, 2014 12:27 AM
I don't think they would I ride the law considering how much tax money it brings into government.
Isaac Mettler's comment, February 9, 2014 12:27 AM
override*
Shemar Odell's curator insight, February 13, 2014 7:17 PM

That's an interesting thought, if you were to get pulled over in the state of Colorado with pot by state police officers you wouldn't get in trouble if you met there requirements but if you got pulled over by a federal police officers you would still be breaking the law. I guess that is a temporary win.

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Obama Can Give 10 Million Workers A Raise Without Even Asking Congress - Huffington Post

Obama Can Give 10 Million Workers A Raise Without Even Asking Congress - Huffington Post | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it
Obama Can Give 10 Million Workers A Raise Without Even Asking Congress
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Overhauling overtime is one of the few ways that Obama can push forward an economic agenda that benefits low-wage workers without Congress.

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If he can then why doesn't he?

 

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Tasha Freeman's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:24 AM

I think he should have to talk to congress. What do you think?

Kirsten Cunningham's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 PM
This is interesting because cars about an important part of our everyday lives. I do think he should have to talk to congress though.
MsHaeussinger's comment, March 23, 2014 6:27 PM
I think he is going to push this raise through without Congresional approval. However, doing so might not win him any allies in Congress.
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Judge finds probable cause in St. Elmo child death

Judge finds probable cause in St. Elmo child death | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it

“ A judge found probable cause to try the mother in the death of 1-year-old Addison Scott. In Fayette County Court Friday, Judge Douglas L. Jarman foun”


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I think they have a complete legit reason to try her for it. She should have been watching her kids better. 

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Hope Schuster's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:49 AM
I don't think the mother intentionally thought that she was endangering her child, but she needed to be watching her child instead of sleeping. A three year old cannot successfully watch a 1 year old. My question is how did the 1 year old end up in the tub?
Kirsten Cunningham's curator insight, March 10, 2014 3:32 PM

This is a scary and crazy story. I can't belieVe something like this happened. But why was the little one in the bath tub anyway? I don't think the mom intentionally did this but that is still a horrible thing to do. 

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Obama Can Give 10 Million Workers A Raise Without Even Asking Congress - Huffington Post

Obama Can Give 10 Million Workers A Raise Without Even Asking Congress - Huffington Post | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it
Obama Can Give 10 Million Workers A Raise Without Even Asking Congress
Huffington Post
Overhauling overtime is one of the few ways that Obama can push forward an economic agenda that benefits low-wage workers without Congress.

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Tasha Freeman's insight:

I think he should have to talk to congress. What do you think?

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Kirsten Cunningham's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 PM
This is interesting because cars about an important part of our everyday lives. I do think he should have to talk to congress though.
Tasha Freeman's curator insight, March 20, 2014 9:09 AM

If he can then why doesn't he?

 

MsHaeussinger's comment, March 23, 2014 6:27 PM
I think he is going to push this raise through without Congresional approval. However, doing so might not win him any allies in Congress.
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Tea party ready to fight Republican leadership

Tea party ready to fight Republican leadership | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it
– Tea partyers insist they’re not to blame for Republican election losses in congressional and presidential elections, faulting the GOP establishment for showing
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Do you think the tea partyers are to blame for the republican election losses in congressional and presidential elections?

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Family of executed Ohio inmate sues state, drug makers, alleging cruel and unusual punishment

Family of executed Ohio inmate sues state, drug makers, alleging cruel and unusual punishment | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it
The prolonged execution of an inmate during which he repeatedly gasped and snorted amounted to cruel and unusual punishment which should not be allowed to happen again, the inmate's family said ...

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Do you think they were right in suing them? Do you think that it was really cruel or unusual punishment?

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Caseya2014's comment, February 25, 2014 12:36 PM
I think this is definitely cruel and unusual punishment. He did not deserve to die the way he did. I think the founding fathers would agree that this is cruel and unusual punishment.
Kirsten Cunningham's curator insight, February 26, 2014 9:14 PM

I think this was cruel and unusual punishment. I believe that nobody should have to die, no matter what crime they committed. I just don't believe in that. 

Justin kettner's comment, February 27, 2014 12:35 PM
This kind of cruel and unusual punishment should not have been aloud. There are prescriptions for a reason and they were not prescribed. People may deserve to die for their actions and crimes but not in this way
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Judge finds probable cause in St. Elmo child death

Judge finds probable cause in St. Elmo child death | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it
A judge found probable cause to try the mother in the death of 1-year-old Addison Scott. In Fayette County Court Friday, Judge Douglas L. Jarman foun

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I think the judge made the right decision in trying the mother. I think that if the baby were to have put the bath seat and and toys in the bathtub with them then the baby would have been able to sit up on its own rather than drowning. I feel as though she must have had to put it all in there and put the baby in the bath and then went to sleep. I don't necessarily think she did it on purpose otherwise she wouldn't have called about CPR but I still think she left the baby unsupervised in the bath. Do you think the judge made the right decision? Why or why not? 

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Caseya2014's comment, February 25, 2014 12:39 PM
I think the judge was right in this case. The kid was probably smart enough to know how to take a bath without drowning.
Darby Dodds's comment, February 28, 2014 1:43 PM
Think the judge is slightly right. The mother was not watching her child, who knows she could of been high and putting her children in danger. I think the judge did what he thought was right and that's a good thing.
Wyatt Nelson's comment, March 2, 2014 1:51 AM
I think the judge is right. The lady should not have went back to bed especially with such young children. She should be charged.
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Freedom, Federalism and the 1st amendment

Freedom, Federalism and the 1st amendment | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it

“ A proper application of federalism could save the values of the First Amendment and the freedom of Jana Winter.”


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I think that it would be wrong for them to punish her. It is wrong to punch someone when they are only telling the truth. It people were to get punished for the truth then there would be no reason that we wouldn't lie all the time. Do you think it's right for them to punish her?

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Minnesota becomes fifth state to offer enhanced driver's licenses and ID cards

Minnesota becomes fifth state to offer enhanced driver's licenses and ID cards | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it

Starting Monday, Minnesota residents can apply for an enhanced driver's license or identification card that will allow them to re-enter the United States from Canada,...


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This is a good idea for people who travel to those places a lot. It will save time and money,. travel will be more convenient.

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Madisen Schimek's comment, February 18, 2014 12:10 AM
I think this is great for people who travel a bunch and just even something that would be more quick and affordable.
Kirsten Cunningham's comment, February 18, 2014 10:19 AM
This will be very useful for people who like to travel a lot! I want to get one. :)
Kirsten Cunningham's comment, February 18, 2014 10:19 AM
This will be very useful for people who like to travel a lot! I want to get one. :)
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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 Tasha F | 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 it interesting that the state can make it legal even though it is still technically illegal on the federal level. I think it is a decent plan but there is no way you can completely stop people from taking it or sending it to other states. 

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Kirsten Cunningham's comment, February 18, 2014 10:25 AM
I didn't know that even if the state can legalize it then it still illegal under federal law. Very interesting. The marijuana issue is still a huge deal and I think it always will be.
Kirsten Cunningham's comment, February 18, 2014 10:25 AM
I didn't know that even if the state can legalize it then it still illegal under federal law. Very interesting. The marijuana issue is still a huge deal and I think it always will be.
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911 call -- 'I've been kidnapped!' -- cops find 3 women missing for years

911 call -- 'I've been kidnapped!' -- cops find 3 women missing for years | Gov & Law Tasha F | Scoop.it
Amanda Berry was last seen after finishing her shift at a Burger King in Cleveland in 2003. It was the eve of her 17th birthday.

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I think it is awesome that they were found and that they had the courage to  break down the door. Many people are never found,d

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Shelby Ann123's comment, February 6, 2014 12:09 PM
I don't know how people didn't notice anything suspicious. Its amazing that they survived and didn't give up hope and its sick of that man to do such a thing. It truly a great story with such a happy ending.
Kirsten Cunningham's comment, February 18, 2014 10:18 AM
This is really interesting! I am happy that they were found but that is horrible they had to be missing for such a long time. People in the world are so sick.
Kirsten Cunningham's comment, February 18, 2014 10:18 AM
This is really interesting! I am happy that they were found but that is horrible they had to be missing for such a long time. People in the world are so sick.