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Supreme Court won’t hear case on Obamacare Medicare board

Supreme Court won’t hear case on Obamacare Medicare board | 3 Robinson Kayla | 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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I chose the article "Supreme Court wont't hear case on Obamacare Medicare board." In this article it spoke of how the supreme court declined to take up the most recent lawsuit against Obamacare. The case, Coons Vs. Lew, stated the constitutionality of he IPAB. The The supreme court's refusal to take the case was said to be expected because the panel hasn't made any decisions about the constitutionality of the problem.  The Goldwater institute said that they would bring back the cases when the board begins to make decisions on it, that the case is not dead, just paused t the moment. Challengers say that the 15 member IPAB gives an unfair advantage, because it's decisions can't be overridden by congress without super-majority. 25 republican lawmakers filed an amicus brief to the high court in support of the challengers petition. 

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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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I learned multiple facts about the court that I wasn't aware of before. It was interesting to learn about the makings of the courts architecture, etc as opposed to how the court system works. Only two pictures exist inside the court room, the cameras used to take the pictures were smuggles in the court room in 1930. The building is only 75 years old, the architects were instructed to make the building blend in with the library and capitol. For 150 years, the court was practically homeless, they met in several places. It wasn't until 1929 when Taft convinced the construction of a permanent home. The building was opened in 1935. Marble was the most prominent material used, the spent millions of dollars on the marble alone. In the library there are 600,00 volumes that the justices use to gain a wide variety of information. The library has become less important due to the internet. There are many court room traditions including the tradition where the 3 justices walk in in 3 groups from behind the curtains, also the use of quill pens at the ends of the tables. There are many tiny details hidden throughout the building, these include ornate carvings showing great law givers. Small turtles on the lamp post symbolizing the pace of justice. There are also pictures of all the justices on the walls. 

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The Mobile Election: How smartphones will change the 2016 presidential race

The Mobile Election: How smartphones will change the 2016 presidential race | 3 Robinson Kayla | Scoop.it
Four years ago today, President Barack Obama was gearing up to announce his reelection campaign, Mitt Romney was leading Newt Gingrich in the polls, and roughly one out of every three American adults owned a smartphone. You read that right: In the spring of 2011, just 35 percent of American adults owned a smartphone, according to Pew Research. The...
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In this article it is stated that the use of cellular devices are going to affect the way the elections go in 2016. Over the years as media usage has increased so has the promotion of certain people. When election season is going on, there are going to be plenty of people with bad speech, or good, but mostly bad... People will have access to said items at their touch of your hands. This is going to affect the polls because it's essentially like free advertising. The people will be posting videos and articles all over social media and a large group, especially 18-24 year olds will be responding to the media in the polls. 

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US Environmental Protection Agency

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First, the agency is led by administrator Gina McCarthy. Second, the issues stated on the page were greenhouse gas emissions and poison prevention. Three, the agencies are most likely independent from the government due to the fact the the government makes it look sad. Fourth, the policies deal with energy saving and creating a clean world. Another way to think of him is the Greenhouse gas emits. She made them look perfect because she monitored them and the gasses. Lastly, the current event is that because gas is becoming a scare object, prices are rising. 

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President's Schedule - April 2, 2015

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HA. I knew there was a reason for Abe Lincoln being my favorite president. In the rankings Lincoln had the highest rank in 2009 with a score of 902. Quite honestly, his ranking was a lot higher than most of the other presidents on the list. The rankings were separated into subgroups. These groups included Public persuasion, crisis leadership, economic management, moral authority, international relations, administrative skills, relations with congress, vision/ setting an agenda, pursued equal justice for all, performance within context of times. His lowest scoring categories were economic management and relations with congress. I believe the economic lack is due to the war that was during his presidency. The relation with congress could have to deal with the issue of slavery. His highest scoring categories were crisis leadership and vision/setting an agenda. His crisis leadership was most obviously due to the war that was occurring during his presidency. The vision could be associated with his vision that would abolish slavery. 

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Why Presidents Are Also Celebrities

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The Roosevelts transformed the United States—and made its leaders into stars.
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The beginning of this article shared a piece of information I was not aware of'; history that now gives me a new favorite president (sorry, Abe). It explains how TR was shot, but the bullet was slowed by his jacket, glasses case, and 50 page speech he had prepared. Lucky for the audience he decided to do a condensed version of the speech, bullet and all. The best part is he gave his speech in the manor of "I'm Teddy flipping Roosevelt, you can't stop me." The article continues to explain the presidents actions that overtime became a media outrage, rather than a political standpoint. Throughout the years, the president has not only been a figure to look up to in the white house, but now has become the figure to look at in people magazine. You see it very apparently now, for Christ sake at a speech location, Obama was dancing with Michelle onstage as opposed to giving a speech. We have seen it from every president as it continues to become more and more of a media obligation as opposed to an obligation of the country. 

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Stem Cell Veto and Executive Order (2007) - YouTube

Today, President Bush Signed An Executive Order To Strengthen Our Nation's Commitment To Research On Pluripotent Stem Cells. Scientists have recently shown t...
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In this video President Bush stands before an audience and speaks on the advancement of stem cell research. He starts by stating that he respects the people who want to advance science to save lives, but that he cannot allow the country to cross the moral line. President Bush does want to allow for more research, but not encourage the destruction of other life. While he did sign off on the continuation of research for plaripotent stem cell research, he did practice his role as president to veto the bill that allowed for further research on embryonic stem cells. This is one of the presidents domestic powers. He is allowed and expected to keep the rest of congress in check by vetoing those bills which are believed to be unconstitutional or harmful to the country as a whole. I believe this source is credible because it is a direct video of the president's speech. 

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PoliticalCartoons.com Homepage

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Buy licenses for editorial cartoons. The best cartoonists and content at affordable rates.
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This sources was about the Hilary Clinton email scandal that has been shown throughout media. The cartoon shows that the court is not being dismissive and is checking in deeper to make sure she isn’t getting money from foreign countries. The sticker on her shirt is from 2016 and it shows that, of course, she will most likely be running for office in 2016. I believe the source is reliable, because it is just a political cartoon that was created in regards to the media. I learned all about this email, because I didn’t even know the scandal was going on.

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msnbc: news, video and progressive community. Lean Forward.

msnbc: news, video and progressive community. Lean Forward. | 3 Robinson Kayla | Scoop.it
The shows you love, issues that matter: Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell, Chris Hayes, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Joe Scarborough.
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This article talks about the famous Hilary Clinton and her mishap with her suspicious email account. According to MSNBC, Clinton did not have an official government account while at State, using a personal email account to conduct all her business, which obviously is frowned upon. We will obviously run into some bias, because MSNBC is a democratic viewpoint so they defended Clinton by stating “Democrats quickly pointed out to MSNBC that Clinton is hardly alone in using personal email to conduct business, noting several Republicans eyeing 2016 runs did the same." They used words such as "attack" and "quick to pounce" obviously attempting to create a separate party to blame other than Clinton. They wanted to show that Republicans were simply trying to make Hilary looks bad, as opposed to being honest about the actuality that what she did was very suspicious.  Both articles display the same information over the topic, however they both interpret the importance of the actions differently.

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NAACP | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

NAACP | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | 3 Robinson Kayla | Scoop.it
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
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The NAACP has been around for several years and remains the largest, nationwide civil rights organization. Their main focus is social injustice. They practice fighting for all social justice for all Americans as opposed to focusing on one race or minority. They use litigation methods to influence public policy. For instance, if a congress passes a bill that goes against the bill of rights, the NAACP will sue congress to ensure that Americans are not being unfairly treated.

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Welcome to the NRA Digital Network

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This is your state-of-the-art gateway to everything NRA.
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The NRA is a well-known, nationwide organization They use grassroots campaigning to influence public policy by sending emails to members when their public rights “could,” be violated. What it creates is a domino effect, because after they receive an email, the members will contact their legislators, etc and let them know about the possible violations. I believe this is a reliable source, because it gives accurate descriptions of the group and seems to be very in depth on its information.

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Gay & Lesbian Rights & Issues | OpenSecrets

Gay & Lesbian Rights & Issues | OpenSecrets | 3 Robinson Kayla | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org groups campaign donations by industry here. Find out who oil and gas industry's favorite political candidate is or how much have public sector unions donated to Democrats. And more.
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Their most prominent donation was to the Human Right Campaigns where they contributed over a million dollars. Their contribution trends over the years have shown a rise and fall. In year 2012 there was a significant increase of contribution. On the party split Democrats are massively more involved than the republicans are. The top recipient was candidate Carl Sciortino with around $60, 000 dollars.

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Welcome to Philly, Democrats. Don’t Eat the Pretzels.

Welcome to Philly, Democrats. Don’t Eat the Pretzels. | 3 Robinson Kayla | Scoop.it
So Philadelphia is getting the Democratic National Convention in 2016… Given the competition—gentrified, Disney-fied, richified New York, where residents now only answer to the name of their shell corporation, and Columbus (why even consider a city in North Dakota??)—Philadelphia was a no-brainer. As someone who spent the five longest...
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This is a lighthearted article about the Do's and Don'ts in Philly. It talks about what political figures will do or not do. For instance it talks about DONT be alarmed when you see the past mayor on the streets all the time. They say he walks around quite frequently. It goes on to talk about DONT fly into the city, DONT eat a Philly cheesesteaks, because democrats don't. Or they talk about DO visit this museum, etc. It was easy to read and fun to listen to him poke fun a bit at the political figures in the city. It was reliable because it was published in the politico magazine.

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2014 Term Opinions of the Court

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The supreme court website is a government page. The initial home screen shows a picture slide show of the courthouse. Below there is a calendar that has a key with the argument days, non-argument days, and conference days. Above there is a tab screen where you can select things like "about the court," "case documents," "oral arguments," etc. On another field there is a section where you can view recent decision on court cases and the dates they were decided. There is an option to read the Chief Justice 2014 year-end report. Below that option you can either view recent arguments or briefings. 

 

For the case description, I choose the case Woody Vs. Donald. In this case it describes a group of men who were under the influence of multiple recreational activities. They ultimately decided to partake in a robbery. During this robbery, a man had to get on the ground and heard rumbling around and gunfire. One of the men in their group was accidentally shot, but made it out of the store with $350 only to check themselves into a hospital for the gun wound ultimately getting arrested three weeks later and in my opinion a spot on that rinky dink top 20 dumbest criminals show.  The court had decided on the fate of Donald, guilty. He made an appeal due to the fact that his attorney was not present during a "chronic," time of the case. The Michigan court system denied them of the appeal,but the sixth circuit said that it was part of the sixth amendment and stated that Michigan was wrong not to grant him the appeal, thus granting the petition for appeal. 

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

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Certain courts have different jurisdictions. There is the appellate jurisdiction, most cases that come before the court are appeals. For cases to even be considered the case must me specific criteria such as having a constitutional question and/or a disagreement between other state/ federal courts. Some cases go directly to the court but it's very rare. The writ of certiorari is a petition, it is so that the courts can be completely informed of the case and request further information The writs are voted on during their conference. When courts choose a case the ask both sides for briefings where they present a summary of their arguments. There are several types, such as "amicus," briefs, which means friends of the court. The supreme court uses oral arguments for lawyers to present cases and justices to ask question. Each side is times, white flag means five mins left, red flag means time is up. Following the presentation, there will be a closed conference where the justices speak only and write opinion. When it is decided, the majority and minority decision are released to the press followed by the explanation of the decision. 

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Executive Command | iCivics

Executive Command | iCivics | 3 Robinson Kayla | Scoop.it
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In this game you were able to interact in the life of the president. It takes you to many different places and you get to choose the items you speak on and how you react to proposals. In the game I was able to choose items that I felt most necessary and see how the majority reacted to it. I also got a glimpse of how busy the president was considering that I had to go from one place to the other when playing this game. I felt it was a good way to show how majority responds and the affects of a veto, etc. Also to see how busy the president stays. 

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U.S. Department of Justice

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On the department of justice page you see multiple option throughout the website. First, I discovered who the attorney general was, Eric H Holder, Jr who was sworn in on February 3rd, 2009. Second, the issues that they represent include crime, locating prisoners and sex offenders, most wanted, missing persons, etc. Third, a policy made in 1789 was the judiciary act of 1789. This act allowed the office of the AG to represent the federal government. A current issue was on the first page and it stated that there are american citizens being charged with conspiracy with terrorists. 

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President's Schedule - April 2, 2015

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President Obama is traveling to Kentucky and to Utah today. This is a practice of an informal right to mobilize media. By traveling from one place to another, the president is accumulating media coverage. He is doing his role by heading to multiple locations and trying to change public opinion. When the president is in your hometown and speaking directly to you, you are more likely to change your opinion. Therefore, he is using his informal right to persuade the public opinion into agreeing with him.

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Elizabeth Price Foley

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In this video, Elizabeth explains how the congress can potentially sue the president but it has to meet the four part requirement.  The four part system starts with 1. The act must be qualified as a nullification act. This means that the act that the president is being sued for must in some way nullify the constitution. The second part is that the lawsuit must be explicitly authorized by a majority of the house. If it is going to happen, it needs to happen as a whole. Third, must target the president's benevolent suspension of law. This means that there will be no private plaintiff available to adjudicate the constitutionality of the president's acts. Lastly, must target the president's acts for which legislative self-help is not available. 

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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 most apparent thing I learned from this grown up version of Dora is that that was the most painful voice and video I had to listen to. Seriously, I contemplated jumping out of my window, but I live in a one story house, so it'd just be silly. ANYWHO. In the video it's first question and main theme is how powerful is the president and what does he do? The video goes on to talk about how the framers didn't only oppose a monarch, but also anarchy. It also explain that the formal powers given to the president are NOT impressive. It gave us this list of formal powers which included commander-in-chief, convene special sessions of congress, commission officer, receive ambassadors, appoint judges, and faithfully execute the laws. The video then states that his "real," powers are is informal powers. These included the power to bargain with congress and mobilize public opinion. I believe this source was reliable, because no video could possibly be that much designed to put me into a coma unless it was educational. 

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Politics, Political News

Politics, Political News | 3 Robinson Kayla | Scoop.it
POLITICO covers political news with a focus on national politics, Congress, Capitol Hill, lobbying, advocacy, and more. POLITICO's in-depth coverage includes video features, regular blogs, photo galleries, cartoons, and political forums.
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Jeb Bush gave another famous policy speech Tuesday that left one important thing out, which was the bashing teachers and call for more choice. Many republicans have supported the education rights over the years, but they are becoming afraid to touch the controversial topic, because of the increase in federal participation. He said the unions don’t represent children as much as they represented adults, teachers, janitors and cafeteria workers, it’s obviously becoming more about money and what adults think are fair, rather than focusing on the betterment and education of children. Bush during the summit called the public education system “government-run, unionized monopolies.” He obviously seemed frustrated with the way public school systems were being run and wanted to make that statement to hopefully strike a reaction.

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Politics

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Presidential politics and political news from FOXNews.com. News about political parties, political campaigns, world and international politics, politics news headlines plus in-depth features and video clips.
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This article was about Hilary Clinton, who was the former secretary of state had created a separate email to only transact business during her time at the State department. This raise a lot of suspicion, because it was believed that she was conducting illegal transactions and she kept the emails a secret. Fox news blatantly states in their first paragraph of the article that she "possibly violated a federal law.” When Fox said that in the first paragraph it sets up the tone for the rest of the article and it leaves an impression that Clinton was conducting business that wasn’t on her agenda; what she was doing was wrong. According to the article, it is not clear how many total emails from that period were in Clinton's personal account, nor is it clear how Clinton's advisers decided which emails to hand over to the State Department. Both articles display the same information over the topic, however they both interpret the importance of the actions differently showing different viewpoints and possibilities. I believe there could be some bias in the two articles based on the party choices of the author. Fox News is known for being heavily republican, so you can see why they attacked Hilary.

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Sierra Club Home Page: Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet

Sierra Club Home Page: Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet | 3 Robinson Kayla | Scoop.it
Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
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The sierra club is a widely known organization. Like the NRA, they use grassroots to campaign influence. They are also known for contributing to campaigns of candidates that are pro environmental reforms and writing letters to politicians. I learned more in depth about the Sierra club, because while I had a fairly good understanding of what the NRA was, I didn’t know much about the Sierra club.

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Influence & Lobbying | OpenSecrets

Influence & Lobbying | OpenSecrets | 3 Robinson Kayla | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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Well, missing class for a week, I wasn’t too sure what revolving door meant, which is why I picked this word.  Revolving door means the movement of high-level employees from public sector jobs to private sector jobs and vice versa. What is means is that there is a revolving door between the two sectors and as many legislators and regulators become consultants for the industries that they have regulated before and some private industry heads receive government appointments that relate to their former private posts. For example, revolving door is essentially having specialists inside private lobby groups and running public departments creates a higher dynamic of information when making regulatory decisions.

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The Voter's Self Defense System

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Project Vote Smart provides free, unbiased, in-depth information about current officials, candidates, issues, legislation, and voting. Non-partisan and nonprofit since 1988.
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On this website, you are able to choose from a list of issues from previous ears. I chose the Georgia equal rights section. This is a topic that provides fairness and opportunity to lesbians, gays and other group. When choosing someone, I chose Lynn Westmores, I chose him because he had a 100% rating. The most recent endorsements were in 2014. This website shows all te different politicians who were in relation to the social issue and gives you a good view point to see the different success rates of republicans and democrats, I believe it was a reliable source, because it simply stated statistical facts about previous issues.

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