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Op-Ed: Islamic takeover of the U.S. Democratic Party begins

Op-Ed: Islamic takeover of the U.S. Democratic Party begins | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
Recently Republicans confirmed their platform against abortion and gay marriage during the Republican National Convention, but Muslims are given a voice in the Democratic National Convention, indicating the Islamic takeover of the Democratic Party...

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This article is an editorial about a person's viewpoint of U.S relations with Isreal . The author believes we are taking over.

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Poll Shows Strong Lead for Democrat in Massachusetts Senate Race

Poll Shows Strong Lead for Democrat in Massachusetts Senate Race | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
In the special Senate election in Massachusetts, Representative Edward J. Markey, the Democratic nominee, starts with a strong lead over Gabriel Gomez, the Republican, according to a new poll from Suffolk University.
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Could this be because of Democratic views on gun/weapons control and the events of the Boston Marathon?

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Ryan johnson's comment, May 17, 2013 11:44 AM
I think you nailed it, Jacob Boe. I believe there is a huge correlation between the two!
Anna Zamzow's comment, May 19, 2013 1:51 PM
I agree, I don't think it is fair to the Republican candidate due to Massachusetts strong Democratic views.
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Why can't Latinos get elected to the US Senate? — MSNBC

Why can't Latinos get elected to the US Senate? — MSNBC | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
But in seven out of the eight states with an open Senate seat in 2014, there is not a single Latino member of Congress or statewide officeholder. In the eighth ... Sen. Olympia Snowe: President is the 'engine' not the 'caboose' ...
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Basically just emphasizing a trend that Latinos are having difficulty being elected to Senate

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President Obama Signs Texas Emergency Declaration | The White House

President Obama Signs Texas Emergency Declaration | The White House | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
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President Obama has declared a state of Emergency in Texas after the fertilizer plant explosion that basically destroyed a town. 

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Max Zamzow's comment, April 27, 2013 10:27 AM
Good call, i can't even imagine the scope of the damage that went on. There's obviously that viral video of that explosion and too see the slow motion and to see the shock wave coming off of that. wow.
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North Korean missile in upright firing position, official says

North Korean missile in upright firing position, official says | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
North Korea has raised at least one missile into its upright firing position, feeding concerns that a launch is imminent, a U.S. official told CNN Thursday.
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This is scary. Yesterday, April 10th, was North Korea's deadline for promising the world its safety. Kim Jung Eun has promised that a Nuclear was is "imminent." Is he bluffing? Or is he for real? I don't feel like they could come remotely close to standing up to our military along with our many allies.

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Max Zamzow's comment, April 13, 2013 9:23 AM
aaaaaggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! What's going to happen??!! i agree with ryan, sketch sketch sketch.
Max Zamzow's comment, April 18, 2013 5:21 PM
The situation still appears to be quite sketchy, and boe hasn't scooped anything new this week. woohoo!
Anna Zamzow's comment, April 20, 2013 1:50 PM
I agree with you all. Very sketchy situation. Yay Boe!
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House of Representatives approves education budget, 2 percent teacher raise (updated)

House of Representatives approves education budget, 2 percent teacher raise  (updated) | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The House of Representatives tonight approved a $5.7 billion Education Trust Fund budget that includes a 2 percent pay raise for teachers and a divisive proposal to provide teachers with liability insurance.
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Yay! House in Alabama has approved the new Ed. budget! Teachers are getting a 2% raise, and class sizes should remain about the same! Hopefully, this sparks similar passages in every state!

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GOP Bashes Chinese Company That Partnered With Mitt Romney (DETAILS)

GOP Bashes Chinese Company That Partnered With Mitt Romney (DETAILS) | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
Members of the Republican Party are warning U.S.

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This article is about the GOP bashing a company that partnered with Presdential nominee Mitt Romney. Some believe the reason that he wasn't elected was because of his partnership with the Chinese and big business.

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Anna Zamzow's comment, March 23, 2013 12:17 PM
Mitt Romney partnered with a Chinese tech company? His relationship with the Chinese government could put the U.S national security at risk? What was he thinking?
Ryan johnson's comment, March 24, 2013 1:59 PM
But at the same time, isn't everybody's goal world peace? Regardless of who he partners with, as long as he maintains safety, I find no problem in his actions.
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Former Novato cop invokes 5th Amendment on cocaine allegations

Former Novato cop invokes 5th Amendment on cocaine allegations | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
A former Novato detective accused of using cocaine he stole out of evidence repeatedly took the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination Monday during intense questioning from defense attorneys.
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Ryan johnson's comment, March 15, 2013 6:31 PM
I don't get cops. They act like they have all the authority in the world, and then go and do something stupid. I also find it interesting that he pleaded the fifth. It frusterates me.
Max Zamzow's comment, March 16, 2013 12:05 PM
That is just one big mess. I would hate to be caught up in that.
Anna Zamzow's comment, March 16, 2013 2:38 PM
This upsets me that a cop would do something like that. He took evidence from a case that they clearly needed.
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David House Pleads the 5th at Wikileaks Grand Jury

David House, a supporter of Bradley Manning was subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in Alexandria Virginia. He compared this grand jury to The Pentagon...

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TimFelice's curator insight, January 23, 2013 9:17 PM

In this video David House, a supporter of Bradley Manning was subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in Alexandria Virginia. He compared this grand jury to The Pentagon Papers criminal investigation that was a scandal back in 1971. While the government has worked hard to keep this grand jury secret, there are those individuals, like David House who will continue to exercise their first amendment rights to tell the rest of the country what the government is actually doing. David plead the 5th and doesn't talk until a press conference after the court and all he talked about was what he thinks about the court.

Jacob Boe's comment, March 13, 2013 10:37 PM
This video has to do with the Wiki-Leaks scandal and pleading the fifth amendment in front of the grand jury.
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List of US state constitutional amendments banning same-sex unions by type - from Wikipedia

There are several different types of state constitutional amendments banning legal recognition of same-sex unions in U.S. state constitutions, referred to by proponents as defense of marriage amendments.[1] The amendments define marriage as a union between one man and one woman and prevent civil unions or same-sex marriages from being legalized, though some of the amendments bar only the latter. As of December 2012, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Maryland and Washington are the only U.S. states to allow same-sex marriage. The District of Columbia also allows same-sex marriages.

Thirty-one U.S. state constitutional amendments banning legal recognition of same-sex unions have been adopted. Of these, ten make only same-sex marriage unconstitutional, seventeen make both same-sex marriage and civil unions unconstitutional, two make same-sex marriage, civil unions, and other contracts unconstitutional, and one is unique. Hawaii's amendment is unique in that it does not make same-sex marriage unconstitutional; rather, it allows the state to limit marriage to opposite-sex couples. Virginia's amendment prevents the state from recognizing private contracts that "approximate" marriage. Observers have pointed out that such language encompasses private contracts and medical directives.[2][3] Furthermore, the Michigan Supreme Court has held that the state's amendment bans not only same-sex marriage and civil unions, but also domestic partnership benefits such as health insurance.[4]California Proposition 8 was declared unconstitutional by Vaughn R. Walker, chief judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, on August 4, 2010, in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, but his ruling was put on hold pending a request for a stay the same day.[5]Nebraska Initiative Measure 416 was declared unconstitutional by Joseph F. Bataillon, district judge on the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, in November, 2005 in Citizens for Equal Protection v. Bruning, but his ruling was reversed on appeal by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, which ruled that "laws limiting the state-recognized institution of marriage to heterosexual couples ... do not violate the Constitution of the United States."[6]

This list only covers bans of civil unions, private contracts between same-sex couples and same-sex marriage in state constitutions; state statutes are not listed. The text of these amendments sometimes runs several paragraphs. In this event, excerpts of the most important phrases or sentences are included in this list.

There are several different types of state constitutional amendments banning legal recognition of same-sex unions in U.S. state constitutions, termed defense of marriage amendments.


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Dane Andrew Johnson's curator insight, February 13, 2013 12:46 PM

this article is about how the government is banning same sex unions. Thirty-one U.S. state constitutional amendments banning legal recognition of same-sex unions and they are claiming that this is unconstitutional.

Jacob Boe's comment, March 7, 2013 8:33 AM
This article is about some states banning same sex unions. Thiry one in fact! I feel that this isn't the best course of action for our nation and that the Supreme Court should step in.
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The Constitution's Immoral Compromise - Room for Debate

The Constitution's Immoral Compromise - Room for Debate | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
Could the framers of the Constitution have avoided the three-fifths compromise that accepted the continuation of slavery?
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Jacob Boe's comment, February 27, 2013 9:04 PM
The gist of this article is about the 3/5's Compromise and why Emory University students are upset with comments made by the school's President. He said that the 3/5's compromise, "Saved the Union." I believe that in that time period it did, but in today's world, the 3/5's compromise shouldn't ever see the light of day. Especially if you are the President of a college.
Amanda Nandory's curator insight, February 28, 2013 8:12 AM

This article talks about Emory university and how they are on strike of  the 3/5ths compromise that was decided over 200 years ago.

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The Militarization of American Police - And Shredding of Our Constitutional Rights - Started 30 Years Ago

The Militarization of American Police - And Shredding of Our Constitutional Rights - Started 30 Years Ago | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it

Militarization of Police Started in 1981. Journalists from across the spectrum have documented the militarization of police forces in the United States, including, CNN, Huffington Post, the Cato Institute, Forbes, the New York Times, Daily Kos, Esquire, The Atlantic, Salon and many others.

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Jacob Boe's comment, February 27, 2013 9:06 PM
This article explains how the right to Free Speech by protesters has been violated worse and worse with growing technology and more militarization in the world's police forces. I believe that everyone should stand up for what they believe in without being harassed, assaulted, or arrested.
Anna Zamzow's comment, March 2, 2013 8:09 PM
I agree. Everyone has the right to their own opinion. In the video, I didn't think it was necessary to shoot her in the back and leg with rubber bullets. She was not harassing or harming anyone, just voicing her opinion.
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May Is Make-or-Break Month for Congress, Obama | RealClearPolitics

May Is Make-or-Break Month for Congress, Obama | RealClearPolitics | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
The president's second term began less than four months ago, and 2013 may still feel fresh with promise, but this month is zero hour for Congress and the White House: Before May is over, they will decide if the year goes out with a bang or a whimper.
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Basically saying that May is crunch time to decide whether or not the President had a successful start to term 2

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Social-Media Insights Inspired By Barack Obama, America's First Truly Social President

Social-Media Insights Inspired By Barack Obama, America's First Truly Social President | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it

No politician in history has leveraged social media to the extent of President Obama. Here's how his administration stays ahead of the curve--and what you can learn about effective social brand-building from the Tweep-in-Chief.

 

President Barack Obama and his team have leveraged the political power of social media since the Illinois senator announced his intention to run for the top job in the White House in 2007. According to techpresident.com, in 2008 Obama's online efforts included 13 million emails, 4 million digital donors, and 2 million members on My.BarackObama.com, a social network that inspired grassroots campaigning on a scale never seen before in the United States. And the momentum has carried through his term: During last night's Democratic National Convention, Obama's nomination-acceptance speech set a new record of 52,000 tweets a minute.

 

Rahaf Harfoush was one of the strategists on Obama's team during the 2008 campaign. As she explained to me in an email, "All initiatives were designed to get people off of their computer chairs and into the streets knocking on doors and raising money." Harfoush, author of Yes We Did: An Inside Look At How Social Media Built the Obama Brand, describes how social media was used in conjunction with traditional media to rally voters.

 

"Their strategic objective of converting online organizing into offline action showed their implicit understanding that the gap between online and offline would need to be bridged and translated into value-added actions in the real world," says Harfoush.

 

Whatever your political views, it's hard to dispute Obama's continued success in the social media sphere. While other high-profile politicians are present across the top networking sites, the President and his team always seem to be one step ahead. As we watch anxiously for Obama's next digital move, there are many lessons to be learned about how to use social media to build your brand, whether you're a company or an individual.


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This is basically applauding President Obama for taking over social media during his two successful Presidential elections. It helped him capture the votes of America's youth.

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Ryan johnson's comment, April 26, 2013 11:19 AM
I'd agree with that! i would go as far to say that one of the only reasons he was reelected was because of how he reacted to tragedies.
Anna Zamzow's comment, May 12, 2013 9:03 AM
That's really interesting to read some of those statistics about how much social media helps President Obama.
Max Zamzow's comment, May 12, 2013 1:54 PM
it's crazy how much effect social media has on daily life. i've heard people talk about it a lot in all kinds of discussions, especially news and politics
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Gun control measure fails in Senate; Obama calls it 'shameful'

Gun control measure fails in Senate; Obama calls it 'shameful' | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
President Obama said it was 'a pretty shameful day in Washington' after a key gun control bill failed in the Senate.
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President Obama called it "A Shameful day in Washington" after senate failed to pass the background check bill. This is a sign of how senate doesn't line up with the views of our nation as 90% of our population are in favor of it.

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Anna Zamzow's comment, April 27, 2013 8:53 PM
It's interesting to read that 90 percent of our population is for this bill, but yet, the senate is the deciding factor whether or not the bill should be passed.
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Massachusetts House of Representatives' panel approves $33.8 billion budget for next fiscal year

Massachusetts House of Representatives' panel approves $33.8 billion budget for next fiscal year | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
The spending plan could prevent new fee increases at the University of Massachusetts and other higher education campuses.
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The Massachusetts House of Representitives has approved their $33.8 billion dollar budget for the new fiscal year. This seems pretty high for just a single state?

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Anna Zamzow's comment, April 13, 2013 3:43 PM
I agree Boe, that's a lot of money to be spending on one state. I didn't realize it was that high.
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America Needs a New Political Party

America Needs a New Political Party | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
The two-party system has a long history in America, but is no longer serving the interests of our country.
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The author of this article believes that America needs a middle ground party. The two dominant parties are too slanted one way or the other, so this seems like a pretty legit idea.

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Max Zamzow's comment, March 23, 2013 11:21 AM
I don't know, it's interesting. If we made a "third" party that found the middle ground between the first two, would that just get rid of the other two parties since we're always searching for middle ground anyway? It just sounds to me like he wants to combine the two into one.
Ryan johnson's comment, April 7, 2013 7:45 PM
I was actually just thining about this the other day! I really believe taht their should be a third party, and taht this party would represent a large group of people who are unhappy with their current party!
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In this article, Obama states that we need to have a center party. A party that has both democratic and republican views as well as the same ideas about government and all other beliefs. I don't think we should have a center party because it will only add more arguments into politics (more than there already is).

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Op-Ed: Islamic takeover of the U.S. Democratic Party begins

Op-Ed: Islamic takeover of the U.S. Democratic Party begins | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
Recently Republicans confirmed their platform against abortion and gay marriage during the Republican National Convention, but Muslims are given a voice in the Democratic National Convention, indicating the Islamic takeover of the Democratic Party...

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Scandal Alert: US Congress Is Quietly Abandoning the 5th Amendment

Scandal Alert: US Congress Is Quietly Abandoning the 5th Amendment | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it

Meet the prominent legislators who think it's okay to throw Americans in jail forever without charges or trial.


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Jacob Boe's comment, March 13, 2013 10:34 PM
This is an opinion article based on facts about the National Defense Authorization Act. The person feels like the Act is somehow free-roam for cheating the 5th amendment
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Second Amendment: Three Key Principles

Second Amendment: Three Key Principles | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
As the gun control debate rages, at the ACLJ we’re increasingly asked to comment on the constitut...
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Max Zamzow's comment, March 9, 2013 8:24 PM
I think it is definitely on the government for not already enforcing these rules. However, I do think it's a very interesting debate on whether rules should become more strict or lighten up on gun bans. If enforcing them is the way to go, it should have already been done.
Ryan johnson's comment, March 10, 2013 3:42 PM
I think that gun control has gotten way out of hand lately. I understand that guns are used to kill people, but so are cars, and texting, and alcohol, and planes, and so many other things! If people really want to kill someone, they'll find a different way if they want to that bad. I believe the government missed its' shot to do it before everyone got heated about it, and now it's just too late.
Ryan johnson's comment, March 10, 2013 3:42 PM
I think that gun control has gotten way out of hand lately. I understand that guns are used to kill people, but so are cars, and texting, and alcohol, and planes, and so many other things! If people really want to kill someone, they'll find a different way if they want to that bad. I believe the government missed its' shot to do it before everyone got heated about it, and now it's just too late.
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It's Time to Occupy Democracy: These Constitutional Amendments Aim to Get Money Out of Politics

It's Time to Occupy Democracy: These Constitutional Amendments Aim to Get Money Out of Politics | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
We have recently seen the massive expense of the political system on all levels, and we have joined forces to fight for our democracy. We refuse to let our future be auctioned off and sold to the highest bidder.

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Jacob Boe's comment, March 7, 2013 8:31 AM
This article is about imposing new laws that limit the value of campaigning for office. It's rather opinionated, but I agree with the fact that campaigners shouldn't just be campaigning for more money; they should be campaigning to fulfill our goals.
Anna Zamzow's comment, March 7, 2013 3:47 PM
I agree, the focus of the candidates has been to raise money instead of working with people on critical issues. The candidates job is to listen to the people and improve and unite our country.
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He wants to be president, but he supports a law that clearly violates both the constitution and the rights of the American people…

He wants to be president, but he supports a law that clearly violates both the constitution and the rights of the American people… | Government jacobboe | Scoop.it
When people like Obama, Romney, Gingrich and Santorum would back the NDAA and compromise our constitution, it's time to scrutinize our candidates.  I'm sorry, but the constitution can NEVER be vio...

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Jacob Boe's comment, February 27, 2013 8:58 PM
Basically what this story is saying is that if voted President, Governor Romney would have signed the National Defense Act which is critical and may bend a few rules in the Constitution. I believe that rules set by the Constitution should not be bent or broken.
Max Zamzow's comment, March 2, 2013 9:53 AM
Agreed, there is no "bending" of the constitution. As president he has to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. He manages to get a couple cheers from the crowd but the bottom line is the Constitution is the supreme law of the land.
Ryan johnson's comment, March 3, 2013 10:00 PM
Even if the constitution is what we base our government off of, It has still been "bent and broken" since it was written. Why is this any different? I can understand and respect both of your views, but long story short: the checks and balances system would have been used fairly to decide whether this is unconstitutional.