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With Zach Galifianakis, Obama 'drones' on about HealthCare.gov

With Zach Galifianakis, Obama 'drones' on about HealthCare.gov | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON— News out of President Obama’s interview with comedian Zach Galifianakis: POTUS will go to pretty much any length these days to plug healthcare.gov.
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This article is about how Obama went on Zach G. show which is promoted on the Funny or Die website, to talk about Health Care. His hopes were too target the youth in getting them to sign up. He showed a comedic side to him while also getting great points out there. Do you think this is a good way to grab young adults attention on getting them to sign up?

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Katelynn Krook's curator insight, March 13, 2014 12:42 PM

This article talks about how President Obama went on Zach G's show and discussed Health Care and how it's great for young Americans, except not a lot of them have access to it. It was an interesting article because they made it interesting and funny. Do you think it's good that they kept it up beat and interesting?

Darby Dodds's comment, March 14, 2014 9:33 AM
I think this is a great way to grab young adults attention because it is something interesting to watch that keeps young adults attention. Also because Zach is in it and who doesn't love him!?
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Little-Known Health Act Fact: Prison Inmates Are Signing Up

Little-Known Health Act Fact: Prison Inmates Are Signing Up | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
Inmates are taking advantage of the expansion of Medicaid that allows states to extend coverage to single and childless adults — a major part of the prison population.
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Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay

Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
President Obama this week will direct the Labor Department to revamp its regulations to require overtime pay for millions of workers.
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This article talks about how Obama wants to require overtime pay to workers, and get passed Congress. Do you think this will make the unemployment rates sky rocket? 

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Council says no to lollipop person at school as road is too DANGEROUS

Council says no to lollipop person at school as road is too DANGEROUS | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
City of York Council claimed the road in the village of Bishopthorpe breached its workplace health and safety rules, as crossing workers were at risk of being hit by a vehicle.

Via David Cant CMIOSH, Shelby Adams
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This article is about how the city council doesn't want there to be a cross guard helping guide the kids and traffic. I don't think it's very smart because even though the roads and dangerous an adult will have more knowledge than a child. Do you think the crossing guard should stay?

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Shelby Adams's curator insight, February 13, 2014 9:12 PM

Why someone would rather let kids cross a busy street, alone, than put a crossing guard out I do not understand. I think that the safety of a child should be the most important thing to a school and they should be ashamed to say its too dangerous for an adult and let children cross it. What do you think the school should do?

Darby Dodds's comment, March 6, 2014 3:52 PM
I think that there should be a crossing guard. You are putting those children's lives at risk. By having a crossing guard there will be adult supervision and protection.
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PCC candidates spent £2.1m on election campaigns

PCC candidates spent £2.1m on election campaigns | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
Three candidates spent over £50,000 each on their campaigns for the first ever police and crime commissioner elections

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Darby Dodds's curator insight, March 4, 2014 7:16 PM

It's crazy how much people are willing to spend to win an election. Do you think people should be spending this much money? If so, how much do you think is to mich? 

Katelynn Krook's curator insight, March 6, 2014 12:58 AM

The fact that people spend all this money are elections in beyond me. I feel like if you want someone to vote for you, you have got to make your point and do everything you can to show people who you are. you shouldn't have to buy peoples votes. Do you think spending all this money is a good idea? 

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Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill

Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
Arizona's Legislature has passed a controversial bill that would allow business owners, as long as they assert their religious beliefs, to deny service to gays.

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Yesenia Gibson's insight:

This article is about Arizona passing the law in which they won't have to give service to those depending on religious views, do you think it's right for them to decide, or discriminate against people. Or should everyone have there equal rights?

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Wyatt Nelson's comment, March 2, 2014 1:46 AM
I think this is so wrong! You should not discriminate because people are gay! They should except everyone!
Chelsie DeBus's curator insight, March 17, 2014 7:23 AM

This article is about Arizona passing a law that states that they don't have to give business to people who are lesbians or gay.  I don't think it is right at all. Why shouldn't all people have the same rights as each other.  Do you think it is right?? This article relates to government and law because it is our own state that is passing a law like this. I can't believe how mean people can be. 

Katie Gilbertson's comment, March 21, 2014 11:39 AM
What happened to America being the symbol of freedom? The more stupid stunts like this people pull, the less "freedom" America has. People come here for better lives, and here are people just trying to bring them down because of their beliefs? This is wrong and could end very badly if it continued.
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Give the states the right to experiment with pot - New York Post

Give the states the right to experiment with pot - New York Post | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
Give the states the right to experiment with pot
New York Post
You might call this policy federalism — but not if you're Barack Obama.
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Katelynn Krook's curator insight, February 14, 2014 1:39 AM

Personally I think pot should be legalized for medical reasons, to help those who really need it, but if you're gonna abuse then I don't think it should just be publicly available. Do you think  marijunana should be legal in Washington and other states as well!? 

Darby Dodds's comment, February 14, 2014 1:53 PM
I do think it should be legalized for medical use and that's all. Some people abuse it, which isn't right. I also believe that each state should be able to decide what is legal and not in their state.
MsHaeussinger's comment, February 20, 2014 5:32 PM
Aren't the states already doing this by Oregon and Colorado being allowed to do so without government intervention?
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After G.O.P. Leaders Step In, Senate Votes to Raise Debt Ceiling

After G.O.P. Leaders Step In, Senate Votes to Raise Debt Ceiling | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
Senate Republican leaders rescued a measure to raise the nation’s borrowing limit, overcoming a threatened filibuster to clear the way for final approval.
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First Lady Urges Students to Apply for College Aid

First Lady Urges Students to Apply for College Aid | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
Michelle Obama told a group of high school students and parents on Wednesday not to let financial concerns stand in the way of a college education.
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Do you think College Aid is helpful for college students, or causes more debt?

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Darby Dodds's comment, February 9, 2014 6:30 PM
I think College Aid helps right away cause most people don't have the money so it gives them a start.
Katelynn Krook's comment, February 9, 2014 10:14 PM
I think College Aid is very nice for college students because it gets them on the right path so they're able to start out fine, a lot of them have no money right away!
Maureen Disque's comment, February 9, 2014 11:33 PM
This is a very good question, because it can be both. Some college students will use college aid because they really do need it for a better education. Although this can be seen as easy money to some students, and can lead to bad spending and debt habits.
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Obama on a higher minimum wage: 'It's just common sense'

Obama on a higher minimum wage: 'It's just common sense' | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Raising the minimum wage makes sense to anybody who has ever worked an hourly job, President Obama said in a freewheeling and highly personal argument he debuted on Wednesday.
Yesenia Gibson's insight:

This article is about how President Obama went to go talk to a group of people in Conneticut in hopes of getting there votes to raise minimum wage. Obama wants to order federal contractors to raise the wage that it's at now, $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, because it makes Nothing but sense to him. The only problem is getting republicans to jump on board. Do you think obamas proposal of wanting to raise minimum wage is smart, or do you think it will cause businesses to lay off more people?

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Katelynn Krook's comment, March 14, 2014 12:36 PM
I think this a great article because people who are living pay check to pay check work so hard and don't even make enough to support their families how it is, so if the republicans would only approve of the law that would be so helpful to families and minimum waged people
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With Eye on Midterms, Obama Pushes Rise in Minimum Wage

With Eye on Midterms, Obama Pushes Rise in Minimum Wage | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
During a visit to Connecticut, the president praised four New England governors who have pushed to increase minimum wages in their states.
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IOC Forces U.S. Olympic Goalie To Take Constitution Off Mask

IOC Forces U.S. Olympic Goalie To Take Constitution Off Mask | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
That up there was the mask U.S. women's hockey goalie Jessie Vetter was going to wear at the Sochi Olympics. At least until the IOC forced her to take an image of the Constitution off the back.

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Madisen Schimek's comment, February 10, 2014 12:42 AM
I completely agree. Having this on someone's helmet shouldn't have to do with any of it. It's the game of hockey, he is just repressing his country.
Madisen Schimek's comment, February 10, 2014 12:43 AM
Representing *
Shelby Adams's curator insight, February 13, 2014 8:52 PM

I think it was a strange request for an American Olympian to have to remove the constitution off her mask. The constitution is basically our entire government and it shows how strong of a country we are. I'm sure they had a good reason, but why do you think they made her remove it from the mask?

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Holder calls for restoring ex-cons' voting rights

Holder calls for restoring ex-cons' voting rights | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
Washington (CNN) -- One of Washington's oddities of late is Attorney General Eric Holder's liberal social justice goals finding unity with the tea party movement's curb-big-government proposals led by Sens. Rand Paul and Mike Lee.

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Yesenia Gibson's insight:

This article is about Holder wanting to give felons who have served their time there right to vote back. I don't think there right should be taken away and I think it could be a good idea, especially depending on why's crime they committed and if they served their time. Do you think Holder is making a good decision?

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Sfitzg35's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:04 PM

This article is about Attorney General Eric Holder calling for states to restore voting rights to prisoners who are disenfranchised upon conviction. Holder is pushing to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system by discarding minimum sentences for non-violent crimes and reduce costly prison spending. Eleven U.S. states completely deny voting rights to prisoners, even after they've completed sentences. Holder thinks this is unfair. Do you think these people should have the right to vote? 

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Hearing postponed after witness in Demarius Reed homicide case invokes Fifth ... - The Ann Arbor News - MLive.com

Hearing postponed after witness in Demarius Reed homicide case invokes Fifth ... - The Ann Arbor News - MLive.com | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
Hearing postponed after witness in Demarius Reed homicide case invokes Fifth ...
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This article about how these 2 men killed a Football Player but the court is sentencing them life in prison, but do you think they should postpone the case just because they haven't found the probable cause when there is evidence?

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Darby Dodds's comment, February 28, 2014 1:34 PM
I don't believe the case should keep getting post postponed. The should go to prison and when they get the evidence the court case should continue. Until then put them away.
MsHaeussinger's comment, March 3, 2014 9:12 AM
Sounds like the clients are delaying the inevitable...
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6th Amendment Protected

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Dwayne Giles wanted to reverse his sentence because he was not able to confront the witness against him. He shot and killed her, but his argument will probably hold up in court. His 6th amendment rights are being protected. 


Via Owen Levy, Darby Dodds
Yesenia Gibson's insight:

Do you think just because Giles wasn't allowed to confront the witness  before court that he shouldn't be found guilty?

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Madison Blazing's comment, March 9, 2014 8:40 AM
The outcome of this trial will likely make a strong statement about the United States judicial system. While Giles is entitled to "confront" the victim under the United States Constitution, I find it kind of ridiculous that he is using this argument as his defense. Because Giles murdered her, the woman obviously is unable to testify and be confronted in a court of law, and it seems like he is just using this right to his advantage. While I am assuming there is a lot more to this case than is stated in the article, I still don't think Giles should be absolved of his crime. After reading this article, I think that this case will likely be discussed for awhile, as many arguments can be created for both sides, regardless of the outcome.
Buster Meyer's curator insight, May 1, 2014 3:56 PM

this article relates to the  6th amendments because a guy  wants his rights protected because he shot and killed his ex wife. 

Michael Hanson's comment, May 4, 2014 3:06 PM
This is wrong on every level if this guy gets murder conviction gets reversed. The 6th amendment is being abused in this situation, and if the court doesn't see that it's gonna let a murderer back onto the streets.
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Holder Urges States to Lift Bans on Felons’ Voting

Holder Urges States to Lift Bans on Felons’ Voting | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s call underscores the Obama administration’s determination to elevate issues of criminal justice and race in the president’s second term.
Yesenia Gibson's insight:

I don't believe that Felons should have the right to not be able to vote because they are still human beings and should have a vote that counts. Do you think its a good idea to lift the ban?

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Katelynn Krook's comment, February 17, 2014 1:22 PM
Everyone has an opinion, and when you have the freedom to share it I think you should be able too. Yes they have done wrong, but they're still part of the country and should be able to share what they think as well.
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Health Care Law Projected to Cut the Labor Force

Health Care Law Projected to Cut the Labor Force | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
With the expansion of insurance coverage, more workers will choose not to work and others will choose to work fewer hours than they might have otherwise, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Yesenia Gibson's insight:
This is predicting fewer people will want a job and demand for workers will be unchanged, it's a prediction of what could happen. Do you think this could happen in the future?
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Darby Dodds's curator insight, February 6, 2014 9:03 AM

Is it fair for workers to stop working with the expansion of their insurance Coverage? 

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Same-sex marriage, civil rights, and the legacy of Massive Resistance

Same-sex marriage, civil rights, and the legacy of Massive Resistance | Gov. & Law - Yesenia Gibson | Scoop.it
U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern held that Part A of the 10-year-old amendment to the Oklahoma constitution, mandating that marriage in the state may exist only between one man and one woman, violates the Equal ...
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Do you think it's right for someone to decide the rights of who you can Marry, or is that dustespecting your rights?

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MsHaeussinger's comment, February 9, 2014 12:06 PM
There is a lot of Constitutional basis for the right to marry whom you choose but also it is complex because of federalism. Do the states or the feds have the right to determine this?
Katelynn Krook's comment, February 9, 2014 10:23 PM
I don't think it's okay for someone to decide wether or not you can marry someone. It's your life, you should be able to marry who you want.