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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Civil liberties are the rights citizens and people are entitled to. Civil rights has played a huge role in some Supreme Court cases. The government can not take your civil liberties away. Nor can they interfere with them. You are always entitled to them. The civil liberties relate to AP Gov because we are currently learning about this topic in our course. The information from the video was very reliable and informative.
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Supreme Court

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The supreme court website is filled with loads of information. The website has information on court rules, recent cases, cases audio and transcripts, a calendar, etc. The case i chose to look at was Harris v. Viegelahn. This case took place on wednesday and they had the audio  and the transcript available. The case dealt with bankruptcy. This relates to our course because its dealing with the supreme court and how they go about with their cases. The information on the website was very helpful and very informative. 

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GOP homes in on controversial Sotomayor speeches - CNN.com

GOP homes in on controversial Sotomayor speeches - CNN.com | 2 Jones Lakeshia | 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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Most believe that the supreme court is above politics however the nominations and process taken to get on the court in my opinion is very political.For example, Sotomayor is more of an judicial activist, she examines a case thoroughly and will make the decision based on the best solution she feel sis necessary. Sotomayor also has a way of standing her ground, she knows that people do not agree with how she decides on cases yet she tells them that shes making the best decision and to stick strictly to the constitution would be like deciding that the case is unconstitutional before even reading it or hearing the peoples view point and their arguments. Sotomayor's personality weighs into her decisions and her court life because she handles the cases from her personal views. Some agree with her method others feel as if her method is unconstitutional and isnt a proper way to handle the case. This is also a political issue because most of those who disagree with Sotomayor are the opposing party, republicans.

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The supreme court has the jurisdiction to review, overturn, and revise cases. There is a process for a case to get to the supreme court. There are two different ways however 95% of the cases that reach the supreme court get there by appeals. The justices then have to consider it and the case must have certain things. For example, the case must have a writ of certiorari , the writ of certiorari must be fully informed and is a request information from the lower courts. The justices will have a conference which is when they will discuss the upcoming cases. In the conference the chief justice leads the meeting, and they'll have a set agenda and a seat by seniority. 

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Iran might attack American troops in Iraq, U.S. officials fear

Iran might attack American troops in Iraq, U.S. officials fear | 2 Jones Lakeshia | Scoop.it
As negotiations on a possible nuclear deal approach a March 31 deadline, U.S. officials are increasingly alarmed about Iran’s expanding military presence in Iraq — and the threat it may pose to American soldiers in the country. Two scenarios are of particular concern, officials say. One is that a collapse of the nuclear talks could escalate...
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Knowing that the troops in Iran may be in danger of a new war or attack puts president obama on the edge for the upcoming elections. the article covered the details about the Sunni Muslims, and attacks they are currently fearing in iran. The article relates to ap gov because it shows how public affairs such as this could effect the upcoming elections. I did not know about possible upcoming attacks on our troops in iran so my reaction was shock. I decided to choose the scoop to learn more about it. The information from the article was very informative and reliable. 

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Homeland Security

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The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 230,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear: keeping America safe.
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Th department of homeland security has many leaders but the secretary is Jeh Johnson. The DHS deals with the issues of terrorism, immigration, etc...The DHS is currently improving in technology by trying to better a safer nation with technology. For example, safeguard and secure cyberspace is a way of bettering with technology. The Dhs implements policies such as the defense marriage act and national environmental policy act.  A current issues the DHS is working on would be immigration. 

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President's Schedule - March 25, 2015

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The white house website is full of a variety of information ranging from tours of the white house to the presidents schedule. Today the presidents schedule begins at 10:30 am with delivering remarks about the fifth anniversary of the affordable health care act at the south court auditorium. From there he receives his daily briefing at 11 am in the oval office. After the briefing he has a break until 3:20 where he will meet with the secretary of health and human services, Burwell, in the oval office. Then he will finish his day at 4:45 by meeting with the local  elected officials and small business exporters in the Roosevelt Room. The presidents schedule today demonstrates the roles of chief legislature and chief executive. 

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Reagan asks Gorbachev to "Tear Down This Wall" - YouTube

This has been adapted from the full video of the speech, which comes courtesy of the Miller Center of the University of Virginia. The video, audio, and trans...
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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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Congressional District Lines - Who Draws Them? ⎢Civics in a Minute⎢TakePart TV - YouTube

Subscribe for more TakePart TV now!: http://full.sc/SwIjS1 Ever look at a map of congressional districts and wondered why it looks like someone spilled color...
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THe congressional district lines are drawn up and divided by the lawmakers themselves. The district lines mainbly have nothing to do with the voters best interest. The lines are simply for the better improvements for the politicians. There are two main ways , packing and cracking. Packing is the process of shoving all the similar supporters of one group to one district to limit political vpting power. Cracking is the process of diving up a minority party into several districts so they have a very small voting poll in the election. These two processes relate to AP Gov because it deals with voting and how it can be gerrymandered and controlled, etc.. The information from the video was very reliable and informative. 

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Earmarks provide federal funding to companies, projects, groups and organizations, often in their district.Earmarks aren't counted in the budget. For example, in the year of 2010, Jim Moran had a various amount of earmarks for a bundle of organizations, causes, etc. An outstanding amount of earmark funding that jim moran participated in would be the bill Labor-HHS-Education. The bill dealt with education amendments and improvements to better the education for the individuals with disabilities ranging from a dyslexic student to the blind. The earmark funded $13,250,000 to this bill. 

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House Session

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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 video dealt with the impeachment of bill clinton and also the process of impeaching a sitting president. The process of impeaching begins with the senate putting the sitting president on trial. An impeachment has to be warranted by the chief justice or he will state that the impeachment is uncalled for. Once the impeachment process actually starts there are certain requirements to impeaching. A chief justice must be present and preside , the senate on oath, and the vice president. The senate and the house plays a role in the removal of the sitting president. 

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Congressman Jody Hice

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Representing the 10th District of Georgia
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Jody hice has voted on many legislations such as the secret science act of 2015. Hice voted a yes for the act which from his previous votes is a rare vote. Hice's job not only includes voting yes or no on certain bills as well as proposing what the people of his district want but also providing constituent services. These services include ordering a flag, having trouble with the federal agency, and also things such as a request for tours and tickets to washington. Upon his visit to Ola high school my reactions can vary. I feel as if nice does a well job as a politician but he's no different from the others. He clearly uses a delegate approach and makes it his main goal to support his district and the people in it. 

 

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CNN: Inside the Supreme Court - YouTube

Kate Bolduan takes a rare peek at what lies behind the walls of the Supreme Court.
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The video is a deeper look into the supreme court. The video covered some history of the supreme court such as how the one now is the permanent home and only 75 years old. The supreme court building had to take a ton of money for the building. The supreme court also has specific rooms to accommodate the needs of those who use the supreme court such as the law library. I had no idea that the supreme court building has remained the same such as the furniture,chambers, etc. This relates to AP GOV because it directly deals with the supreme court and gives background information that one may never know without watching this video. The information in the video was very reliable and informative. 

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How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion

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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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The supreme court is insulated by public opinion by the judges having life tenures. Due to the fact that the judges remain their positions for life puts them in a place to make their decisions at ease and not feel rushed to make a haste decision. Another way the supreme court is insulated is by not being able to enforce the laws they pass. The supreme court also has methods to not deviate too far from public opinion. Although the supreme court is "above" public opinion it still plays a huge role in the nominations and even after the judge is confirmed by the senate. For example, the supreme court may have interest groups support them. In a way this ties them back to public opinion because the interest groups come from smaller groups such as democrats or republicans, etc.. Another way the supreme court tries to keep in the circle of the current political opinion is by having lobbyist advertise for them or those lobbyist advertise about the enemy. Or in this case other judges etc.. 

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When Liberals and Conservatives Agree on Women’s Rights

When Liberals and Conservatives Agree on Women’s Rights | 2 Jones Lakeshia | Scoop.it
You don’t hear much these days about liberals and conservatives working together, let alone to further women’s rights. But last week, the efforts of such a caucus paid off, when the Supreme Court lightened the burden for women who sue their employers under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the federal law that bars employers from...
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Its not often that liberals and conservatives can agree on something. In a current event the liberals and conservatives agree on the right of women while they're pregnant. Thanks to peggy young going through a seven year court case women are now protected by the right to not have to strain them selves while working if they're pregnant. Both liberals and conservatives agree with peggy they feel as if anything that could harm their unborn child while working should have limitations to them doing it. This relates to AP gov because it shows how long a court case can take and how a court case reaches the supreme court, The case also demonstrates judicial activism by peggy's case affected all women in the united states. The information from the article was very informative and very reliable. 

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Executive Command | iCivics

Executive Command | iCivics | 2 Jones Lakeshia | Scoop.it
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the game starts off with the president (you) picking an issue to elaborate on. From that point forward its a constant day ranging from signing and vetoing bills to press conferences to traveling to make a peace treaty with russia. The game relates to ap gov because it deals with the president and affairs. I think the game was a very creative way to see how the presidents schedule may go and to see the roles performed by the president. The game also provided very informative and reliable information about the white house etc..  

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Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency

Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency | 2 Jones Lakeshia | Scoop.it
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The central intelligence agency has many departments with directors in charge. However the person head of the CIA is John O. Brennan. The CIA's mission is to preempt threats and further US national security objectives by collecting intelligence that matters, producing objective all-source analysis, conducting effective covert action as directed by the President, and safeguarding the secrets that help keep our Nation safe. The CIA has ethos of service,             integrity,excellence,courage,teamwork, and stewardship. The CIA implements policies that have to do with issues regarding safety, security, protection,etc.. The CIA is independent from congress and the presidency because it deals with protection in depth and safeguarding secrets to keep the nation safe not dealing with congress and law making. I see CIA as the "muscle" of the US. One current issue that the CIA is dealing with is the Transnational issues. the transnational issues deals with threats that do not respect the national borders such as terrorism, drug trafficking and international organized crime. 

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C-SPAN Survey of Presidential Leadership - Lyndon Johnson - C-SPAN

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In my opinion i believe that LBJ was the best in history. My reasons being is that he dealt with issues and concerns about everything. He also came up with the phrase of going to the middle which means to appeal to everyone. LBJ received a lot of criticism for his ideas and concerns yet he still continued to address them and support them. This relates to AP gov. because it deals with presidency and the rankings etc.. I believe the information on the website was very reliable and informative. 

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The White House Is No Place for Wimps

The White House Is No Place for Wimps | 2 Jones Lakeshia | 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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Having the role of being the president requires having to "go to the middle". Going to the middle is a phrase meaning to appeal to both sides, to appeal to everyone in the united states, not just one particular party. the article relates to AP gov. in many ways, one way is that it deals with the issues of the white house and presidency. The article emphasizes on LBJ's actions of going to the middle on many issues such as education, health, housing, etc. I was shocked to learn what going to the middle meant and how each president uses it or they are basically bullied to using it. I decided to choose this scoop because the title was interesting and appealed to me. The information from the article was very informative and reliable. I learned the meaning of going to the middle and how LBJ's actions of doing that then still effects the current system and people now. 

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Video: State of the Union 2015 in 90 seconds

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POLITICO recaps the highlights of President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address in 90 seconds.
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Bill: A Memoir - YouTube

Learn how a bill becomes a law.
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The process of how a bill becomes a law is a long and confusing process. Since our legislature is bicameral , the house and senate both have to agree for the bill to pass. FIrst the bill is introduced by a member of congress of an individual and is sent for reviewing over etc.. If the bill passes those stages it is forwarded to the committee of jurisdiction. Here information is gathered about the bill, witnesses are called to share information, and the citizens p.o.v is considered. THe next stages of passing the bill includes an explanation of the bill, then opinions of the bill, and members voting on the bill. After this process if the bill has made it this far then the house will set rules for amendments and a debate and the final vote is then ordered. There must be 3/5ths of senators to agree to stop debating and vote. The roll call is taken and if the bill has more yes's than no's then the bill is sent to the chambers. The bill must go throught the conference committee, sub committee's etc.. If passed through all of these then the bill will become a law. 

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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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Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

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The latest approval rate was recorded on march 13, 2015 at the rate of 18.2% approval. The polling data covered the approval and disapproval rate for the year and more. The data and website connects to AP gov. because we are currently learning about the voting process in congress etc.. I was shocked at how low the approval rate is compared to the disapproval rate for congress. The information from the data could be categorized as reliable and informative. 

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Women in Congress (Facts of Congress) - YouTube

Civics doesn't need to be dry and boring! Learn Facts of Congress with music and animation in Jib/Jab & Monty Python style from those hilarious folks at Flas...
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The fact of congress video i chose was women in congress. Women gained the right to vote in 1920, however the first women was elected to congress in 1916. She opened the door for women to join congress. Today only 15% of women are currently in congress. The video women of congress relates to AP Gov. in many ways, for example dealing with congress. The information from the video was very informative and also very reliable. 

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