AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook
39 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

House votes to repeal Obamacare for 37th time

House votes to repeal Obamacare for 37th time | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
The House of Representatives voted again to repeal President Obama’s health-care law Thursday afternoon, marking the 37th time that the GOP-led House has tried to undo all or part of the...
Cameron Miller's insight:

5/16

q-4

#9

 

This article discusses the houses vote to try and repeal the Affordable Care Act. This was there thirty-seventh attempt to repeal the bill but it failed. Even if the repeal vote had passed the house it would have most likely died in the democratic majority senate.

 

The article shows how a bill must be passed or repealed and also shows the checks and balances. It is a challenge to repeal the bill and if the public wants it done they will simply vote for new senators or congressman to seek change.

more...
Jordan Meyer's comment, October 4, 2013 12:17 AM
I agree checks and balances are a huge part of any government and the way they work, without them our government would be corrupt. Also Obamacare should obviously never have been put into affect in the first place because look where it has got us, the government is shut down.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

Gettysburg: The battle and its aftermath

Gettysburg: The battle and its aftermath | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
It was the biggest battle of the war, unequaled in scale and violence by anything seen before or since on this continent. Two immense armies collided in the fields and orchards and woods around...
Cameron Miller's insight:

4/29

q-4

#7

 

This article discusses the battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest battle of the Civil War lasting three days. The article discusses how the battle was fought, who was involved and how it ended. Overall it starts to talk about how this battle still affects us today.  

 

The Civil War was a battle of States powers versus the National Government. The South believed that states had the power and gave some to help run a national government.  This is what made their secession possible, if the South didn’t believe that states were autonomous, than they couldn’t have succeeded from the government.   This affects us today because the issue of federalism and states powers still is a big issue today. You have cases like U.S. v Arizona which shows the struggle states put up to hold on to power every seen the main transition with the New Deal. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

Supreme Court declines to hear gun rights case

Supreme Court declines to hear gun rights case | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court left in doubt Monday whether gun owners have a Second Amendment right to carry a firearm in public.Without a comment or dissent, the justices turned down a gun rights challenge to...
Cameron Miller's insight:

4/15

q-4

#5

b.

 

This was probably less heard news made on the day that the tragic Boston bombing occurred. This article takes about how the Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving the current second amendment rights that could be being violated in New York. This case is coving the denial by New York for its citizens to get concealed weapons licenses, this being there second amendment right. 

 

The real issue in this is that this could be a violation of the constitution on the part of New York. The Supreme Court however does have a lot on its plate with the same sex cases being heard currently the Boston bombing that is about to happen. In reality the court is probably leaving the legislation to gun control to congress to see where it goes.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage might eliminate health-care inequities

Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage might eliminate health-care inequities | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Mike Bosia and Steven Obranovich, of Hardwick, Vt., were married three years ago after Vermont legalized same-sex marriage. As Bosia’s spouse, Obranovich is entitled to health insurance through...
Cameron Miller's insight:

4/8

q-4

#3

 

This article discusses the possible changes with the gay rights bills being reviewed by the Supreme Court. If this goes through it will change how we view marriages between same sex couples.  The cases it self covers the fact that same sex marriages pay les in health care and other taxes than same sex couples due to the marriage bracket they are placed in.

 

This is a national issue that not only changes our views but test our willingness to change for the better. This is also an issue of the civil rights for same sex couples and if marriage is even considered a silent or unspoken right. The biggest issue this deals with is federalism. How the states will deal with this is supposed to be up to them. But the national government is supposed to maintain interstate regulations and enforce interstate laws.  It will be interesting to see how it turns out.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

Supreme Court accepts second case on race-based college admissions

Supreme Court accepts second case on race-based college admissions | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court decided Monday to take a second case concerning affirmative action in university admissions, agreeing to review a lower court’s decision that said Michigan’s ban on the use of...
Cameron Miller's insight:

3/25/13

q-4

#1

This article discusses the Supreme Court and their decision to accept a case based on race based admission to the University of Michigan. This case was hotly disputed in the 6th District Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, and eight justices will hear the case. Elena Kagan recused herself from the cases.

 

The importance of this case is on that deals with Federalism in the argument over the implementation of power. Another importance is the implementation of national law on a state to state biases/difference. Not all states are the same and not every state interprets of reads the law the same way, take Michigan and Texas in this argument.  The biggest thing however is that this is a law dealing with civil rights, the rights in which we all should have in the eye of our legal system.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

President Obama’s news conference on the debt ceiling, fiscal battles and gun control, Jan. 14, 2013 (Transcript)

President Obama’s news conference on the debt ceiling, fiscal battles and gun control, Jan. 14, 2013 (Transcript) | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
A running transcript of the president’s remarks on raising the debt ceiling, fiscal battles and gun control.
Cameron Miller's insight:

shows how the last year is still hear and we are looking forward to a neew year as we try to solve problems like the debt ceiling and our fiscal cliff.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

January 2 News: Fiscal Cliff Deal Extends Wind Tax Credits One Year

January 2 News: Fiscal Cliff Deal Extends Wind Tax Credits One Year | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
The wind energy industry in the U.S. breathed a sigh of relief as Congress passed a fiscal cliff deal on Tuesday that included an extension of the wind energy tax credits for wind projects that start in 2013.
Cameron Miller's insight:

It seems the date for the fiscal cliff has been extented so lets hope that the government can find a solution.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

It's already Dec. 21 in Europe, so where's doomsday?

It's already Dec. 21 in Europe, so where's doomsday? | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
The Mayan calendar was supposed to have predicted the end of the world, and many people believed it
Cameron Miller's insight:

Just a bit of fun as we see just how much public opinion can cause a massive uproar over the suposed end of the world.

The trick would have been to see how the government would of reacted if something did happen.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

Editorial: 2nd presidential debate a split decision

Editorial: 2nd presidential debate a split decision | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
A more forceful Obama and a well-prepared Romney square off at Hofstra.

 

Just like the other two debates before it, this one was no less important or heated. Both candidates have a lot ridding on this debate. For Romney its to secure votes and better represent his views to the public. For Obama its to rexplain his plan and prove that he is doing his job. In the sense of the media it was also about score keeping. Overall it was a very heated debate and no one side came out in a big lead.  A lot rides on the next debate as it is the last right before voting.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

8 questions about the presidential debates - The Washington Post

The Washington Post's Dan Balz answers eight key questions about what to expect in the presidential debates.

 

The first debate marks the end run on campaign leading up to voiting in just a few weeks. This article helps to cover what some of the big topics and questions are about this debate. They dont have a lot of time and will cover very many important issues. These debates are very important to the candiadates to get there views out there to the entier public aboard the nation and to clear and misinterpretation made by or towards ethier candidate.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

Scott Brown disagrees with Mitt Romney’s ’47 percent’ comment

Scott Brown disagrees with Mitt Romney’s ’47 percent’ comment...

 

This artical deals with another big topic of the debates, candiates quotes. Both sides have said stuff that has been cut and made into sound bites to be played whenever they feel it nessecary. In the two most recent debates all of the things have culminated into a giant "He said this, or he said that". This arugments are distracting to some and are sometimes over focused on, but none the less are important. If the person cant own up to his mistakes or has to lie or hide what he says how can we trust them in office. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

DNC and Obama's speech set Twitter politics records

DNC and Obama's speech set Twitter politics records | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it

At the end of President Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, there were 52,756 tweets per minute with the ha...

What this article proves is that people were paying attention to the President's speech. This however, can be a good and bad thing. Just because people are paying attention doesnt mean they are listen. People tend to listen or lean towards things that are important to them. To give an example I jump forward a few weeks to the first presidential debates. The big topic after that week was either Big Bird or jobs and the economy. So I guess that in the end its better to have some attention then none at all, but we will jsut have to see how it effects his campaign.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

Big gulf between political parties, divisions within

Big gulf between political parties, divisions within | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Red-blue differences are wider than ever, but the candidates are also challenged by disparate and ever-evolving coalitions within their parties, a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation study shows.

 

By a poll of 3,000 randomly selected adults, this article seeks to shed light on the poll results collected from The Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation. It shows that like families, the parties coalesce to repel threats from the outside. This shows just how big the gulf is in this election and this new information which enhances it even further.

 

Government officials are elected by the people. This article shows how each candidate has changed or operated his “game plan” in a sense to win over certain key groups. This also shows us how much people opinions matter to elected government officials.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

Census: Blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012

Census: Blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012 | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
The 2012 election produced another demographic milestone in the changing face of the nation as African Americans voted at a higher rate than whites for the first time, according to a Census Bureau...
Cameron Miller's insight:

5/6

q-4

#8

 

This article talks about how there was a large increase in Black participation in this year’s election.  In total the black population voted more than white voters in this late poll according to a census poll.  It also discusses the margins in which Obama won and how many people of different races voted for him.

 

This article proves the public opinion and polling can always be different and possible wrong. When estimating who will vote for what we can only guess that they will vote this way, but in reality there is more than one way to vote, and there are more than one issue.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

Federal employee furloughs begin

Federal employee furloughs begin | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Federal employee furlough policies are like snowflakes. No two are just alike.Labor Department employees have already begun taking their unpaid leave, part of the government’s cost-cutting hatchet...
Cameron Miller's insight:

4/22

q-4

#6

 

This article discusses the layoffs and temporary leave of work in Washington this week. The current sequester has left the government unfunded and therefor unable to pay employees. Even if they wanted to work they couldn’t. This is again apart of the mini or maybe future major shut down happening in D.C. not much will change if they can work out a budget. 

 

This article just goes to show how the sequester is affecting more than just white house tours, it effects its staff. The Government is a large body that needs workers to help it function. Not to mention that for some people this is their job, this is their income. As we continue the months without a budget its clear that this is one of the worse side effects.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

Boston Marathon Explosion 04/15/2013

Boston Marathon Explosion 04/15/2013 | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Just before 3 p.m. Monday at least two explosions ripped out along the final mile of the Boston Marathon. CNN and Boston police are reporting that there are two people dead and more than 90 others wounded.
Cameron Miller's insight:

4/15

q-4

#4

a.

 

I know this isn’t a blog but this shows what happened and people’s reactions to the bombing event that took place on April 15. The reporters did their best to provided information as they got it. The nation was on the edge of their seats, in hope that nothing went seriously wrong. Boston was in a mass panic as dust and debrief fell everywhere and this could have been the beginning to more terrorist acts in Boston.

 

The evidence isn’t hard to see as this affects us politically. We were attacked by what we could only assume at the time was terrorists.  People died and many were injured. The U.S. economy is based on faith and where is the faith when our cities our being attacked. The government is run by proud citizens voting for who they believe can best stand to represent our country and hold it together in hardship. This is truly a tragedy and this affects us more than politically but mentally as nation as well.

 

more...
Jordan Meyer's comment, October 4, 2013 12:14 AM
Even though this happened a while back. Security in public places should be tighter, they have already done it for many places like sporting activities for baseball, football, softball, ect. so why not for marathons.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

White House Easter Egg Roll sustained by corporate donors, sales of souvenirs

White House Easter Egg Roll sustained by corporate donors, sales of souvenirs | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
In a time of severe budget constraints, two factors explain why the White House can afford to welcome more than 30,000 people Monday for the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll: corporate sponsors and...
Cameron Miller's insight:

4/1

q-4

#2

 

The article discusses how a generous group provided money so that the white house Easter Egg hunt could still happen this year despite the sequester.  This article shows how despite the financial shut down, people can still have fun and D.C. all it takes is a little will power and some money.

 

With the current disagreement between the house and the presidency and consequently the sequester, a lot of things in Washington have shutdown.  When we went on our trip to D.C. we got to learn a lot about D.C. but some things were not  available due to the sequester and the budget reform. To our part of our nation shutdown can lead to many problems. Short and simple we need to get a budget for the year to avoid problems that could several harm the nation.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

House approves $50.7 billion in superstorm aid

House approves $50.7 billion in superstorm aid | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 10 weeks after Superstorm Sandy brutalized parts of the heavily populated Northeast, the House approved $50.7 billion in emergency relief for the victims Tuesday night as Republican leaders struggled to close out an...
Cameron Miller's insight:

more money going to sandy aid as we still try to clean up the mess that was left behind by this nasty storm.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

January 8 News: Commission Urges New York City To Better Prepare For Climate Change

January 8 News: Commission Urges New York City To Better Prepare For Climate Change | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
A new commission formed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, charged with figuring out how New York should adapt in the long term to cope with worsening storms amid climate change and population growth, has recommended an extensive menu of programs.
Cameron Miller's insight:

This shows how not just sandy but other weather is still effecting New York. this is a tuff start to a new year.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

Stock Market News for December 27, 2012 - Zacks.com

Stock Market News for December 27, 2012 - Zacks.com | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
A slump in U.S retail stocks and investor apprehensions about the Fiscal Cliff dragged the benchmarks lower on Wednesday
Cameron Miller's insight:

This just goes to show how the fiscal cliff is effecting us still this year and leading into the next year. It will be interestign and scary to see what ther government does form here.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

Sandy Hook Elementary shooting: What happened?

Sandy Hook Elementary shooting: What happened? | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Twenty-six people -- 20 students and six adults -- were shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14. As details continue to emerge, CNN presents a timeline of events.
Cameron Miller's insight:

This was a tragic event for our country and was one of the worst school shooting to ever happen.

 

This is causing a big uproar for government action as the nation mourns over the loss of these americans.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

Fact-checking the vice presidential debate

Fact-checking the vice presidential debate | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Updated Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 5:53 p.m. The vice presidential debate Thursday night began on a somber note, then quickly turned to lively attacks — with both candidates stretching the truth.

 

The reason i chose this is to cover two topics. One that the second debate is important on many levels, and two that facts might not always be correct in these debates. With this debate you get a chance to see both vice presidential candidates up on stage. They only get this one debate so it is important that they do there best. On the second topis it is up to the viewers to research the facts givin by the candidates to see just how accurate you are.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

As Romney campaigns in Pennsylvania, GOP ticket trails in swing-state events

As Romney campaigns in Pennsylvania, GOP ticket trails in swing-state events | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Romney is behind Obama in the number of rallies and retail events his campaign has held in the three largest electoral battlegrounds.

 

The swings states are going to be crucial for ethier candidate to win this election. With the debates soon about to start and the election closing in the president and govener are speeding up there campaign trails tryign to cover as much ground as possible. They will also be following and disscuse key arguments tryign to secure votes and provide a truth to problems or rumors.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

Ambassador Stevens killed at site with no Marines - Philip Ewing and Jonathan Allen

Ambassador Stevens killed at site with no Marines - Philip Ewing and Jonathan Allen | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it

The consulate where the American ambassador to Libya was killed on Tuesday is an “interim facility” not protected by the contingent of Marines that safeguards embassies, POLITICO has learned.

 

This was and is some of the biggest news and the new source of debate that came up in the presidential and vice presidential debates. The murder of are ambassador in Libya was a tragic event to accure, espically with it happend around the aniversary of 9/11/01. The fact is though, that this situation still hasn't ended with his death. As I said it has been the source of a new hot topic for the debates. The way are politics work in america can be strange at some points. Yes sad things happen and they always will, but this also shows that in politics anything goes.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cameron Miller
Scoop.it!

RNC 2012: Clint Eastwood’s speech to the Republican convention in Tampa (full text)

RNC 2012: Clint Eastwood’s speech to the Republican convention in Tampa (full text) | AP Goverment Current Events Scrapbook | Scoop.it

Clint Eastwood’s speech to the Republican convention in Tampa (full text)

 

This article shows how people can bring humor and also a new or differnet face to a party or arguement. Here you have a famous celebrity giving his opioin and speaking versus the standerd politician. Just as we saw Oprah in 2008 backing obama now we see another celebrity doing the same for Romeny and it will be interesting to see what happens.

more...
No comment yet.