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Obama’s immigration speech draws praise, questions from Dallas-area Latinos

Obama’s immigration speech draws praise, questions from Dallas-area Latinos | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Many North Texas Latino leaders zeroed in on his statement that certain immigrants get in the “back of the line” to become legalized.
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Does your church ban gay marriage? Then it should start paying taxes.

Does your church ban gay marriage? Then it should start paying taxes. | United States Politics | Scoop.it
We’ll let you practice your bigotry, at least within the confines of your own church. But we’re not about to reward you for doing so.
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Roberts Warns Churches Could Lose Tax-Exempt Status For Opposing Gay Marriage

Roberts Warns Churches Could Lose Tax-Exempt Status For Opposing Gay Marriage | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Churches could lose their tax-exempt status with the IRS if they refuse to recognize the Supreme Court's ruling Friday legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Robert
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Tax exemption in the crosshairs

Tax exemption in the crosshairs | United States Politics | Scoop.it
RELIGION | The New York Times’ Mark Oppenheimer says it’s time for churches to pay their ‘fair’ share
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The Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage and Dissents

The Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage and Dissents | United States Politics | Scoop.it
In a landmark opinion, the Supreme Court ruled today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, handing gay rights advocates their biggest victory yet. Read the court's opinion below.
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Gays win historic gay marriage battle - it's just a shame they picked the wrong fight.

Gays win historic gay marriage battle - it's just a shame they picked the wrong fight. | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Another take. I'll get this out of the way right up front.  A lot of you aren't going to like what I have to say. However, the boss doesn't pay
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Gov. Perry on Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

Gov. Perry on Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
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Scott Walker: Supreme Court gay marriage ruling 'a grave mistake' : Wsj

Scott Walker: Supreme Court gay marriage ruling 'a grave mistake' : Wsj | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Walker said the ruling legalizing gay marriage is "judicial activism."
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Almost Black - The True Story Of An Indian American Who Got Into Medical School Pretending To Be An African American

Almost Black - The True Story Of An Indian American Who Got Into Medical School Pretending To Be An African American | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Book Page for Almost Black, The True Story Of An Indian American Who Got Into Medical School Pretending To Be An African American, by Vijay Jojo Chokalingam and Matthew Scott Hansen.
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Truth or fiction?  YOU be the judge.

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Republican presidential contenders say U.S. struck bad deal with Iran

Republican presidential contenders say U.S. struck bad deal with Iran | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Potential Republican presidential contenders on Thursday accused the Obama administration of striking a seriously flawed nuclear deal with Iran that gave way too much for far too little in return.“These negotiations began, by President Obama’s own admission, as an effort to deny Iran nuclear capabilities, but instead will only legitimize...
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Classmates Rally Around Teen Cited for 'Distracting' Clothing

Classmates Rally Around Teen Cited for 'Distracting' Clothing | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A gay Missouri high schooler is sparking change after feeling "very upset" when he said a school administrator told him his outfit he wore was "distracting."
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Walker bypasses gas tax hike, wants $1.3 billion in transportation bonds

Walker bypasses gas tax hike, wants $1.3 billion in transportation bonds | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Under the Republican governor’s plan, bonding for transportation would rise by about 30%, but the state’s overall borrowing would drop.
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Budget proposal shifts assessments to county level

Budget proposal shifts assessments to county level | United States Politics | Scoop.it
All municipalities with populations under 39,000 would move to a countywide system, while larger cities — Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay and others — would continue managing their own assessments.
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Book explores lasting love among gay couples

Book explores lasting love among gay couples | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Tim Clausen set out to understand a form of human connection that has eluded him for decades — long-term love relationships.
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Ending Tax Exemptions Means Ending Churches

Ending Tax Exemptions Means Ending Churches | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A call for ending tax exemptions for churches and religious institutions is a call to close them down—or at least to plunder them of their property.
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What Actually Comes Next

What Actually Comes Next | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Less than forty-eight hours after King Anthony sovereignly provided new theology for our secular, civil religion, the left is now publicly calling for the abolition of tax-exempt status for religious non-profits and churches. It will come. It has to come. If gay marriage is a fundamental right under the equal protection clause, it is going to trump a lot of the first amendment. As Chief | Read More »
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Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches | United States Politics | Scoop.it
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering…
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What the LDS Church said about the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

What the LDS Church said about the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The LDS Church's doctrine that marriage is between a man and a woman will not change despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Friday. "Marriage between a man and a woman (is) a central part of our doc
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YEEhaw! This side-effect of the gay marriage ruling will make liberals EXPLODE

YEEhaw! This side-effect of the gay marriage ruling will make liberals EXPLODE | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Ha! Unintended consequences are AWESOME.
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Scott Walker Calls for Constitutional Amendment After Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

Scott Walker Calls for Constitutional Amendment After Supreme Court Marriage Ruling | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is not yet a declared candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but he came out stronger than any of his rivals after the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling, with a call for a constitutional amendment to allow the states to define marriage for themselves.
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Non-citizens in New York City could soon be given the right to vote

Non-citizens in New York City could soon be given the right to vote | United States Politics | Scoop.it
New York City council is currently drafting legislation that would allow all legal residents, regardless of US citizenship, the right to vote in city elections
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DOJ: No contempt charges for former IRS official Lois Lerner

DOJ: No contempt charges for former IRS official Lois Lerner | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The Justice Department will not seek criminal contempt charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner, the central figure in a scandal that erupted over whether the tax agency improperly targeted conservative political groups.Ronald Machen, the former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, told House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a seven-page...
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Dave Mahoney backed Scott Walker's marijuana story in radio interview

Dave Mahoney backed Scott Walker's marijuana story in radio interview | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Sheriff said Monday he never discussed issue with governor, but last year he told local radio show he did.
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ABC News Radio

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Starbucks (NEW YORK) -- The next time you go to Starbucks, you may see more than your name scribbl...
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Ted Cruz: Obama 'an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists'

Ted Cruz: Obama 'an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists' | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Sen. Ted Cruz says President Barack Obama is “an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists,” blasting the administration’s rhetoric and approach to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. In particular, the Texas Republican criticized what he calls Obama’s refusal to label the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Egypt and...
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State rejects Hard Rock’s arena offer tied to casino OK

State rejects Hard Rock’s arena offer tied to casino OK | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The 11th-hour offer would provide at least $220 million toward the construction of a new downtown Milwaukee arena if Gov. Scott Walker reversed course on his rejection of the Kenosha gaming hall.
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