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How To Quickly Earn Points In FreeMyApps Trick

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Earn Point by Downloading Simple Apps And Games Through Your Apple OR Andoid Mobile. You Can Make Money With It. And Buy Apps With Free My Apps Points. Enjoy

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BY 4/3 -- Obama's Tuesday's Address about ACA Enrollments (NBC News Video)

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Colin Shi's curator insight, April 4, 2014 11:34 PM

At this moment, president Obama is extremely pleased about the progress in the Affordability Care Act since last October. More than 7 million have signed up, and many problems, both technical and logistical, have been diagnosed since the launch. Obama sees this progress positively and accuses Republicans for obstructing progress, that history only remembers those who promote progress. Obama, like any politician, but remain confident in his own agenda, even though he may know the program is overly complicated, and has a huge potential for chaos in the coming years.

Mel Mountain Du's curator insight, April 6, 2014 6:56 PM

With 7.1 million sign-ups at healthcare.gov, it appears that Obama is recovering from his disastrous opening. It is still unclear if enough young, healthy people have signed up, in order to balance the healthcare budget. What he really needs now, though, is Democratic support.

Nathan Hiransomboon's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:32 AM

Healthcare is a basic human right guaranteed by the United Nation's Deceleration of Human Rights. At the point that the United States is one of the only developed nations in the world that doesn't have a universal healthcare system, the 3 million people that got Medicare through Obamacare allows the US to reach this goal.

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DUE BY 3/13 @ 11:59 pm -- Edward Snowden looms over Pulitzer Prizes

DUE BY 3/13 @ 11:59 pm -- Edward Snowden looms over Pulitzer Prizes | AP GOV | Scoop.it
Next month, the trustees who oversee America’s most distinguished journalistic award could face their toughest decision in at least four decades. The issue before the Pulitzer Prize Board: Does it honor reporting by The Washington Post and The Guardian based on stolen government documents that are arguably detrimental to the national security...

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Laura Ojinnaka's curator insight, March 18, 2014 9:59 PM

Edward Snowden is a government contractor that worked at an NSA center. He was a three-month employee of a government consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton. His controversy was that he leaked information regarding top-secret government surveillance programs. He leaked National Security Agency (NSA) documents to The Guardian and The Washington Post regarding top-secret government surveillance programs.

carly johnson's curator insight, March 21, 2014 5:04 PM

Snowden revealed many of the NSA's documents to the media and other countries. He was charged with stealing government property and basically treason, because he revealed information to other countries. He was in another country when he was found out and has been in Russia on a one year asylum. Many americans view him as a traitor while others view him as a hero. Some think that the people had a right to know what he has disclosed and the government shouldn't of hid it. 

Tiffany Sabbaghi's curator insight, March 23, 2014 3:29 PM

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Edward Snowden is known for being an American computer specialist and the former employee of the CIA, as well as a former contractor for the NSA. He became "famous" for disclosing extremely classified documents to other media outlets. The documents he leaked revealed classified details of global surveillance programs run by the NSA. The controversy surrounding Edward Snowden concerns whether what he did was right or wrong and whether the issue of national security vs. information privacy is taken into account and if he should get punished, even though he has been charged. 

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China to Toughen Pollution Laws - Voice of America

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Skyrocketing bills knock wind out of Senate legislation - Citizens Voice

Skyrocketing bills knock wind out of Senate legislation - Citizens Voice | AP GOV | Scoop.it
Skyrocketing bills knock wind out of Senate legislation Citizens Voice HARRISBURG - The uproar over skyrocketing electric bills this winter due to variable rate pricing deals has knocked the wind out of Senate legislation to transform the electric...
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Seth Rogen Testifies Before Congress (Complete Statement)

Actor Seth Rogen goes before congress to discuss his mother-in-law's Alzheimer's disease and his work setting up the foundation Hilarity for Charity, which r...
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10 Bizarre American Laws

10 Bizarre American Laws Want to wrestle a bear? Like baggy trousers? Then you might want to avoid living in the USA. Music = Analysis by Philip Guyler Where...
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CNN Student News - 3/29/13

In Friday's program, we discuss the debate over the issue of guns in America, we share some spring break travel tips, and we step inside a live video game.
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President Obama Has His Twitter And Facebook Links Hacked

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President Obama’s link shortener service was hijacked by a Syrian hacker squad Monday night.

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Vladimir Putin's 'declaration of war' forces Ukraine to mobilise troops ...

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EUROPE is on the brink of war after Ukraine ordered a nationwide mobilisation of their troops ready for full-on combat with Russia.
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100,000 Students Protest in Chile

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Flaming barricades are set up by protesters in Chile.  The bast majority are peaceful students demanding a reform to the educational system.


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Jared Broker's curator insight, June 27, 2013 12:21 PM

More protests from around the world.  This time students are demanding better education and rights.

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BY 4/3 -- READ SCOOP INSTRUCTIONS BELOW -- Death of the White House Press Corps

BY 4/3 -- READ SCOOP INSTRUCTIONS BELOW -- Death of the White House Press Corps | AP GOV | Scoop.it
With a Twitter-savvy president and their own ailing media companies, Lloyd Grove finds the boys in the briefing room more depressed than ever.
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Colin Shi's curator insight, April 4, 2014 11:09 PM

1. April 3, 2010

2. The white house press corps is the group in charge of media coverage of the president, that interprets and presents the president's image to the public.

3. The president can directly present himself to the public without a middleman that filters and interprets the information.

4. 42.4 million followers on Twitter, 39 million likes on facebook

5. The author is concerned that the job of the white house press corps is going obsolete. This trend may have significant consequences because the president will likely present himself with a personal bias, sometimes even called a "hagiography". Not having press conferences also presents a problem because it will no longer give the public a clear picture of the president.

6. I am pretty concerned about an age in which the president is able to present himself freely to the public. I feel that the president's use of social media outlets to communicate often gives us an attitude of insincerity. With this lack of professionalism, traditional values unravel, and the general public loses trust in the president. One may argue that the media filter distorts his message, but provided that they have reliable expertise, they should still be able to do the job better than the president himself. Although bias is prevalent regardless of who presents the president in the media, having an outside source should mitigate bias to some extent. Score: 3.

Mel Mountain Du's curator insight, April 6, 2014 6:44 PM

1. 4/3/14

2. Media correspondents and journalists deployed in the White House who's job is to cover events and announcements by the POTUS.

3. A filterless Presidency is when the Whitehouse can directly communicate with the public without a 3rd party in media.

4. Obama currently has 42.3 million Twitter followers, and 39 Million Facebook Followers.

5.The Author's concern is that the Press Corp's niche is dissapearing due to social Media such as Twitter and Facebook. This means that the President can dictate the direction of the conversation, instead of being asked questions by the media. The author fears that this will lead to the President becoming too favorably viewed and unquestioned.

6. I am a (2), only somewhat concerned. A very large part of Obama's appeal is his charisma. The Press Corp will be the most upset about it, and that is fine by me. I believe this will at least be positive in the sense that the President will have a more personal dialogue with the American Public. This is an adaptation of the Obama Administration to keep up with the times.

Nathan Hiransomboon's curator insight, April 7, 2014 11:10 AM

1. 04.03.10

2. Members of President Obama's staff that would typically cover his actions and deal with public relations

3. A Presidency where there is an unprecedented level of transparency

4. Facebook: 39,767,002

Twitter: 42.4M

5. President Obama is a unique President in how he addressed social media. Not only does he want to a lot of PR himself, but this puts his Press Corps  in danger. He strays away from the norm of other presidents.

6. (1) President Obama was elected for his first term for his connection that he made with the youth. Not only was he able to have the youth come out and vote, although they typically wouldn't, but he also gained the support of African Americans to vote as well. This is extremely strategic in how he was first elected. This trait if being personable is a trait that wouldn't necessarily be something needed by other Presidents, thus the need for the Press Corps to exist. However just because they roles and jobs may be in danger doesn't mean that any concern should exist. 

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DUE BY 3/13 @ 11:59 pm -- Feinstein Is Right. The CIA’s Out of Control.

DUE BY 3/13 @ 11:59 pm -- Feinstein Is Right. The CIA’s Out of Control. | AP GOV | Scoop.it
Five years of frustration boiled over when Sen. Dianne Feinstein flayed the CIA on the Senate floor Tuesday. She accused the agency of lying, cheating and stealing to block a 6,300-page report on the CIA’s secret prisons and torture from seeing the light of day. In essence, she said, the CIA was spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s...

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Laura Ojinnaka's curator insight, March 18, 2014 10:13 PM

Senator Feinstein is a democratic senator from California and the head of the intelligence committee. She is accusing the CIA of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investigations.

This is newsworthy because the CIA is over stepping their boundaries, and engaging in illegal behavior.

I agree with the senator and believe that Senate committee should have access to the CIA's files, if they are indeed committing crimes, and should be monitored. 

carly johnson's curator insight, March 22, 2014 10:47 PM

Feinstein is a senator to California and has led the intelligence committee for 5 years. She claims that CIA agents have been spying on hearings and going through their files. She believes they are using this to cover up things that they have done. Accusing the CIA of this is a big accusation, so the media is widely covering this. This could cause a big investigation, and regulations to be changed. I think when the government starts spying on itself to cover things up that the deceit and spying has gone too far. The CIA should be investigated and be held accountable.

Tiffany Sabbaghi's curator insight, March 23, 2014 3:47 PM

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Senator Feinstein is the senior United States Senator from California and member of the democratic party, she is also head of the intelligence committee. 

She has accused the CIA of lying, cheating, and also stealing to block 6300 page report on the CIA's secret prisons and torture. She has said that the agency is guilty of spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee's staff in order to cover it's own misdeeds.

This information is newsworthy because of the fact that President Barack Obama banned the prisons due to the torture. According to her, they are essentially breaking the law and working on their own agenda.

I think that Senator Feinstein is doing the right thing by exploiting the actions of the CIA, since their tactics of getting information has always been controversial due to all the senseless torturing and spying. I think she is doing her part in trying to protect her constituents. 

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Young Guns gear up - Politico

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The Republican “Young Guns” are ready to rule, if they get the chance.
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New legislation could ban e-cigarettes from targeting children - 13WHAM-TV

New legislation could ban e-cigarettes from targeting children - 13WHAM-TV | AP GOV | Scoop.it
13WHAM-TV New legislation could ban e-cigarettes from targeting children 13WHAM-TV New York – In light of a new study, Senator Charles Schumer announced Sunday that he would is introducing legislation that will try to ban electronic cigarette...
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How Putin surprised the world after losing the war in Ukraine – Quartz

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In the 1990s, Russian troops overthrew a disfavored government in Tajikistan and stirred the Caucasus by arming both sides of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Upset with the incumbent Georgian government, ...
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Sarah Palin thinks President Obama and his mom jeans are no match for ... - New York Daily News

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Sarah Palin thinks Obama's mom jeans are no match for the bear-wrestling Vladimir Putin.
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Bernanke has the most profitable week of his life

Bernanke has the most profitable week of his life | AP GOV | Scoop.it
Former Fed Chairman Bernanke giving three speeches this week each of which reportedly pay him more than he earned at Fed last year. (Who just had the most profitable week of his life?
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Venezuela Rising: Dispatch Four | VICE News

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At a construction site near Altamira Square protesters were scavenging materials to use as weapons and to build barricades.
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Lobbying expenditures were more than $3.27 BILLION in 2011. Dig deeper

Lobbying expenditures were more than $3.27 BILLION in 2011. Dig deeper | AP GOV | Scoop.it
Explore the billions of dollars special interest groups are spending on lobbying in Washington, D.C., -- and on what -- at OpenSecrets.org.

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Three Fundamental Laws Of Success in Financial Management

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Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, October 17, 2013 12:05 PM

These very basics are a start but I wouldn't say that you could end there. Part of being able to do this well is to understand your profit drivers. To do this you need to understand your costs, your sources of revenue, and your competitive position. With this understanding, you are in a better position to spend wisely and invest differentially. 

harish magan's curator insight, October 25, 2013 11:02 PM

A key tenent to becoming a successful business owner, is to avoid making serious errors in financial management, and the best way to do so is to develop an understanding of the fundamental laws of financial management.

 

Far too many businesses fail to survive due to their disregard for these fundamental laws, and every business owner should make it their business, to develop a clear understanding of the laws of success in financial management.

 

This good article, suggests that there are only three things you need to do to be financially astute in business, and it provides a simple explanation of each law and how it should be applied.

Dennis Staples's curator insight, November 6, 2013 3:05 PM

Three rules to lay the groundwork for a suvccessful business!

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Football Gameplan's 2013 NFL Team Preview - Buffalo Bills

Football Gameplan's 2013 NFL Team Preview - Buffalo Bills.
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