After reading this, what I received from the article is that America wants to expand. America wants to be able to pull other countries into the economy and build trading relationships that could be beneficial all around. I feel like this might be a good yet risky opportunity/idea because it would be good for the country to branch out somewhat to other economies other than just the ones we are associated with now. The dollar is a very important and strong currency in not just our economy, but others as well in the market worldwide and if America decides to expand, it could result in positives making their mark in other economies. Although it may all seem like it would be good to expand, it might not as well. It could be too big of a risk to take and looking at our economy compared to others, we are pretty well off, doing fine.
The Affordable Care Act is too fresh to really be able to distinguish what really can come from it. The Act has had a very rough start with the difficult sign ups and crashes. It has been helpful in some ways allowing people to receive what they can't afford but the lasting outcomes are still unknown. Whether the Affordable Care Act is good for society or not will always be a debate, but if Obama doesnt present it in a new way and fix the flaws, then their won't be as many people enrolling for it.
President Barack Obama faced questions Sunday on Obamacare, Benghazi and the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups during a pre-Super Bowl interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and dismissed much of the criticism of him as ginned up by the cable news channel. “These kinds of things keep on surfacing in part because you and your...
This article talks about citizens, counties, and groups in general in certain states claiming that they want to secede from their state and make a new one. The main group that seems to have a problem is the Republicans living in a Democratic region. For example in Colorado, a vote is going tobe held for secession. I think that if people have problems with beliefs and the way things work in a certain state, that they should leave. You cant change the whole state to meet all of your standards.
This video explains the president's approval ratings have dropped and the affect Obama's leadership has on the nation. I think the trials of Obama have been difficult and must be difficult for him to juggle everything. It makes sense as to why Obama has lost approval ratings because the public is tired of not getting what was promised. Especially now with the NSA leaks as well...He may continue to lose approval.
Sebelius addresses the whole healthcare site issue and takes full credit for the problems. I think she handled this the right way and very professionally. By admitting to her faults, she is showing responsibility and confidence that she can fix it. You can tell that she really cares about this project because it takes a lot to take the heat for im sure that is more than just her problem.
In this article, it describes how Ted Cruz is either one or the other, really liked or disliked, in the country. But right now he is very liked by Texas returning as a hero although disliked in the Senate. I like how Cruz is receiving credit in Texas because I like how he stands up for his beliefs and takes risks. I think its fascinating how they predict Texas will become purple but I dont necessarily believe that a continuously red state for multiple years will all of a sudden go purple.
This video discusses the relationship between Bush in cheney and how it was not all as it seems and in their new book, Days of Fire, you can see that. All though they had their differences and grew distant they came together when needed. I think it was a nice video and good to hear a little behind the scenes of the truth of their relationship and how it wasnt all good.
In the article, it states that the government is currently trying to figure out what they can do about the over spending in the nation. Cruz has been pitching and fighting for the idea to get rid of Obamacare because he thinks its the best thing to cut spending other than shutting down the government all together. He is trying to convince the Senate into following through with his idea and push them to a choice of either fight for obamacare or to keep the government up. I think that the pitch that Cruz is making is a good one. It should not have to come to the government shutting down and the Senate needs to stop with the "political games" and look at things from both sides. We should be trying to cut spending any way possible without having to shut down the government whether its adjusting the debt ceiling or defunding Obamacare.
Contradicting President Obama’s assertion, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said this morning on “This Week” that the president does not have the authority to order a military strike on Syria without Congressional approval.
Very impressed by Cruz's points in the sense that he ctually HAS solutions and pitches to solving the problems other than striking Syria and killing innocent civilians on our watch and also getting our nation involved. After watching this I feel as though I might lean mainly toward the no intervention side because overall OUR national security comes first.
Really enjoyed this video in the sense that it gave me more insight to what's going on and different points of view. Several points like the fact that innocent civilians will die on our watch because of the airstrike was one i especially liked because it made me think more deeply into why we shouldnt intervene. It's clear that this is a huge predicament that even the Round table finds difficult to choose a side in the sense that as a nation we are stuck on deciding whether to be or not to be the "world's policemen."
Conservatives like to argue that if we trim the social safety net, private charities will step in and tend to the needy. Paul Ryan—he of the soup kitchen photo-op—especially loves to extol the virtues of volunteers and philanthropy. So I was pleased to see this new piece in Democracy by...
I agree with what the article is saying. You can't rely on charities when bad economic situations like recession hit. The power of the government is definitely greater and more dependable than that of charities. It acts as a back up when times go for the worst. Its not such a reassuring thing looking at history that charities will be there to donate when they need it most.
Video on msnbc.com: Critical questions are being raised about data safety in light of hacking reports and news about NSA data collection. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk explains what happens after you hit ‘send’ on an email message.
This video enlightens us in depth of the workings of email and how it is possible for others to view and who could possibly be watching where it goes. Suprisingly the data doesnt stay in the states but actually travels over seas. This video just re stated all that we know and gave more detail about the whole situation.
This discusses how public networks like Yahoo and Google are being tapped into by the NSA in order to provide security for Americans through access to lots of personal info. These networks have stated they do not want their databases to be tapped into by the NSA, but that is meerely just a claim. Although, both yahoo and google have started to make a move by encrypting their data in order to prevent any hacking. I think that this is going too far. What happened to privacy? Isn't that OUR right. The NSA is using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to justify their recent moves and decisions.
The NSA, working with its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), secretly taps into the internal networks of Yahoo and Google, the two biggest Internet companies by overall data traffic.
This article is about how the NSA is going through private networks and how the NSA has been working with the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). They have been getting into google and yahoo networks; emails, docs, and yahoo emails. These can be looked into by the NSA and GCHQ. Their methods include taping google's private links, getting a third party who shares a major internet exhange with google, etc. This can be seen as quite scary for the reasons that they seem to be getting very good at it
In this article, Rand Paul is pitching the idea to add an amendment that prohibits Congress from passing laws that Congress is exempt from and having to dealin with lawmakers. Its clearly aimed at Obamacare for the reasons that when it is in action, exchanges must be made by the congressmen and rulings from the O.P.M. in order to receive federal contributions. It is unlikely that Congress will go for more restrictions.
“ During an interview on conservative host Hugh Hewitt’s talk radio program Thursday night, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined fellow Tea Party favorites Sens.”
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In this article, Marco Rubio has now stated that he backs the movement Ted Cruz is trying to make that Obamacare needs to go. I think that Cruz and Rubio are on the right idea and that its obvious that Obamacare is not going well or going to go well for the economy and it needs to go. The government needs to stop being stubborn and come to grips that the Republicans will not stop to get Obamacare out even if it takes voting to shut the government down.
I thouroughly enjoyed this article because Noonan had very STRONG points that I agreed with. This helped me decide that I do believe that the military strike is probably not the best solution. Noonan brought up a good point that no one should question our power as America and no one is because it is very known that we are a strong nation. So that shouldnt be a reason at all for taking the strike.
Denis McDonough, in an interview on ABC's 'This Week' said he was 'outraged' at Ted Cruz's comments that our forces would be serving as 'Al Qaeda's air force.' The interview was immediately followed by one with Sen.
Of course when using the name Al Qaeda in the same sentence as ally and America, most would be outraged to the sound of that. Although Cruz said tha,t I feel that he didnt necessarily mean it whole heartedly but in the sense to catch the attention of the public and prove his point. Maybe Ted Cruz shouldnt have said that in the sense that now people will probably focus on him saying that more than his point he's trying to make, but even if he didnt say that I kinda lean toward Cruz's side in that we shouldn't get involved.