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1964 Civil Rights Act Fast Facts

1964 Civil Rights Act Fast Facts | 2 Bryce Poindexter | Scoop.it
Here is a look at the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Its signing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 is considered the nation's most important civil rights legislation since Reconstruction (1865-1877) as it prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Following that law, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed landmark civil rights bills including the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1968 Fair Housing Act.
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The civil rights movement happened in 1964. This movement showed everyone that discrimination and segregation in bad and everyone should be equal to everything from voting to restrooms to public places like schools.

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11. AP60X - Equal Protection Clause - YouTube

Advanced Placement Government review in 60 seconds for Xtraordinary results. Workin' it one word at a time. Presented by citizenu.org and the 2 Teachers.
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The Equal Protection Clause helps make everyone be equal in many ways, like in Brown v the Board of Education court case that happened in the 1950s. 

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Civil liberties are all the things people like to do and think they have the right to do that the government can't stop them from doing. The government can't interfere with either by law, constitution, or the judicial procedure. 

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Supreme Court won’t hear case on Obamacare Medicare board

Supreme Court won’t hear case on Obamacare Medicare board | 2 Bryce Poindexter | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the latest lawsuit against Obamacare, this time a challenge to a board that critics label a “death panel.” The case, Coons v. Lew, contested the constitutionality of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, among other complaints against Obamacare. The IPAB is designed to limit spending growth...
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The supreme Court refused the case about Obamacare. The case is not on hold but its in a holding pattern. Since the Supreme Court turned down the IPAB, a controversial piece of the Affordable Car Act, cases. It will issue a highly anticipated decision in another Obamacare case.

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GOP homes in on controversial Sotomayor speeches - CNN.com

GOP homes in on controversial Sotomayor speeches - CNN.com | 2 Bryce Poindexter | Scoop.it
Questions surrounding Judge Sonia Sotomayor's past speeches generated more controversy in the final day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings Thursday, as Democrats again called her a mainstream jurist and Republicans portrayed her as a liberal activist likely to legislate from the bench.
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a. Sotomayor will not share her personal views and that the Senate Republicans do not intend to filibuster her nomination. Everyone want to know how she thinks and what is her political goals.

b. She was unswayed that she recognizes an individual right to bear arms. The head of the conservative Center for Equal Opportunity said ha she was drunk deep from the well of identity politics.

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Executive Command | iCivics

Executive Command | iCivics | 2 Bryce Poindexter | Scoop.it
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The president has to about everything from going to places, signing bills, veto bills and to persuade congress for stuff.

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FRB: News & Events

FRB: News & Events | 2 Bryce Poindexter | Scoop.it
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington DC.
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Janet L. Yellen is the head of the Fed. and the implement a monetary policy. They are independent from congress and the president because they do not need to be involved in politics. The federal Reserve issues FOMC statement.

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C-SPAN Survey of Presidential Leadership - Overall Ranking - C-SPAN

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I choose President Lincoln and his rank is number one on the list and he is the best in history because he brought the people together after the civil war, gave slaves their "freedom" with his proclamation.

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The President - Strengths and Weaknesses - YouTube

Listen and learn the basics about the American presidency. Is the President of the United States the most powerful person in the world or a pitiful helpless ...

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The president has many strengths and weaknesses. The president doesn't have control over congress and that they watch each other.

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Who Is Running for President (and Who’s Not)?

Who Is Running for President (and Who’s Not)? | 2 Bryce Poindexter | Scoop.it
At least a dozen Republicans and a handful of Democrats have expressed an interest in running for their party’s 2016 presidential nomination.
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Most of the "candidates" are considering running for president and only one person is running for president and that is Republican Ted Cruz.

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CNN: 'Gerrymandering' the movie - YouTube

A new documentary looks at the firestorm issue of redistricting as midterm elections near.
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Gerrymandering is were congress manipulate the boundaries of an electoral constituency so as to favor one part or class.

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 2 Bryce Poindexter | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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Earmarks are a congressional directive that funds should be spent on a specific project. Moran (D-Va), he has a total earmark of $36,565,000 and contributed .3% of earmarks, also all earmarks he did was 33.3%

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House Session

House Session | 2 Bryce Poindexter | Scoop.it
The House continued debate on four articles of impeachment against President Clinton for perjury, obstruction of justice and abuse of power. Early in the debate Representative Livingston, after it…
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The impeachment process is when the current president of that time has done something that he/she shouldn't have done. There is a grand jury present at the supreme court. Congress impeaches and the power to remove a sitting president.

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The First Amendment for Dummies: The Basics of the 1st Amendment Explained - YouTube

Continuing the Constitution for Dummies Series with the Bill of Rights and Amendment One. Explained simply so you can understand the Constitution of the Unit...
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The First amendment is important because it has the establishment clause in it, the reason is to put a wall up between the church and state. It also has the free exercise clause, which means that you are free to practice any religion unless it breaks a law. Then it has freedom of speech, press, to assemble, and the right to petition.

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What is the 14th Amendment Due Process Clause? - YouTube

What is the 14th Amendment Due Process Clause? This video discusses the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment and its relationship to the 5th Amendment Du...
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The due process clause is a persons right to a fair government procedures. One of the person rights is a fair trial by jury. Which ties into the 5th amendment for the federal government, while the 14th amendment is for the state governments.

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Supreme Court site and considered case.

Supreme Court site and considered case. | 2 Bryce Poindexter | Scoop.it

Click here to edit the title

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a. On the site it has were you can visit the court, tour the building and exhibitions. It also has a calendar, year-end report and recent arguments and recent decisions.

b. In the considered cases of Most Reverend David A. Zubik, vs. Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, it says that this issue is recalled and stayed pending of a response, due on or before April 20, 2015, and further order of the undersigned or of the Court.

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How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion

How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion | 2 Bryce Poindexter | Scoop.it
It has been rather challenging for legal scholars to portray the Supreme Court opinions of the past few days as somehow following logically from precedent or even from the past…
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a. The two reasons why the United States Supreme Court is insulated from public opinion is their lifetime tenure and not being elected by the people. The people of the Supreme Court have to stay in until they retire or for life. The president is the only person who nominates someone to be the next justice.

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Supreme%20Court%20Procedure%20_%20Cases.pdf

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a. Where the court can hear many cases. All of the cases fall under the court's "appellate jurisdiction." They can pick and choose any cases they want.

b. There are two ways cases can get to the Supreme Court and that is an appeal and/ or an "appellate jurisdiction." The cases must have constitutional questions, disagreements between other state/federal courts or they could go directly to the court. It must have a petition for a "write of certiorari." The Justices will vote on the "writs." They use amicus briefs to decide to hear a case. When a case is decided, the majority opinion and the minority opinion is released to the press.

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Obama’s April Fools’ Day joke: He taught Frank Underwood

Obama’s April Fools’ Day joke: He taught Frank Underwood | 2 Bryce Poindexter | Scoop.it
Apparently President Frank Underwood isn’t the only commander in chief to look directly into the camera and speak his mind. President Barack Obama joked that he taught the “House of Cards” character how to break the fourth wall, in a new video posted by the White House. “Hello, everybody. This is not Frank Underwood —...
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President Obama taught the "House of Cards" character on how to break the fourth wall. 

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United States Department of Defense (defense.gov)

United States Department of Defense (defense.gov) | 2 Bryce Poindexter | Scoop.it
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Ash Carter is the Secretary of Defense and they focus on the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country. Their policy is to protect and serve the United States. A current issue is the Albanian-U.S. team mentors Afghan army.

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President Bush Announces Start of Iraq War - YouTube

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The role(s) in this video that is depicted is the president is the Commander-in-chief and the Chief of State

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The White House

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Today the president is going to tour Indatus in Louisville, KY and the role that this activity demonstrates is that he/she supports what they are doing.

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The White House Is No Place for Wimps

The White House Is No Place for Wimps | 2 Bryce Poindexter | Scoop.it
Lyndon Johnson got things done. Yes, he was a visionary—the architect of sweeping social and economic programs that transformed life in the United States and that still shape our nation today. But in the many hours I spent working for LBJ, I saw that he had much more than big ideas: He knew how to make them happen. How to trade, to cajole, to...
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It is better not to go to the middle because is just a mirage to everyone until the president or yourself gets there. Instead the president should bring the middle to him/her instead of going to the middle.

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History of the Filibuster - YouTube

Discover the interesting history of the filibuster, from Cato the Younger to Rand Paul, and see why it is an important part of the American system of governm...
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Filibuster is were someone in the senate that doesn't agree with the bill will keep stalling until it gets bored because of the talking. Cloture motion is were it can limit a debate on a measure. Filibuster means pirate in dutch; the term was first use in legislature by Albert Brown.

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Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

Election Other - Congressional Job Approval | 2 Bryce Poindexter | Scoop.it
RealClearPolitics Polls
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The current congress approval rating is -54.6 and its so low because people elect the incumbent so they can go to doing what ever they want. Policy making is is a slow and steady process.

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