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Venezuela: A Call for Peace

Venezuela: A Call for Peace | AP Government | Scoop.it
Le This article is a call out by a Venezuelan explaining what is really going on in the nation & asking that if people feel so inclined as to help their cause it would be greatly appreciated. The Venezuelan government has been facing opposition to the democratic system currently holding rule. a number of people have been killed as well as the aggressors causing a significant amount of damage. However, the current system really only harms the rich as their has been implementation of many new laws that have redistributed wealth, bringing many out of extreme poverty & opening up the doorway to a fairer more developed lifestyle. There is now national healthcare and education along with a decline in black market prices. Venezuela is calling for the United States to not try & out the current government that offers many citizens support. Currently the Obama administration supports ousting coups & has a bill in Congress asking to grant more money to the cause. This, according to the article, is to protect our oil investment there - supporting large corporations. This in my opinion seems like a call for help & almost makes me want to put something into action to try & help these people so Im sure the effect this article will have is to inform and motivate people to further research & maybe push for the government to leave well enough alone
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The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest

The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest | AP Government | Scoop.it
This article talks about the recent change in perception of the United States in terms of money & uses graphic data to back up said information. Although overall the United States appears to have a higher overall economy, many people are struggling and other countries incomes are increasing at a much faster rate. The United States' middle class was the world's richest up until the new century. Even though Europe went through a notable crisis their nation's are still showing more improvement, rising, now coming back from their troubles. Canada especially has been seeing vast improvements in their middle class while America's gap between rich and poor seems to be trickling down. This is even shown in the low rating for the United States' confidence in the government. This in my opinion is kind of ruining my hope for my future seeing how things in this nation seem to be going downhill. I have realized how things seem to be worsening in this nation & these statistics are sort of indicative of my feelings. I feel like hopefully these results will try to encourage the government to help people with lower incomes and make an effort to improve our education - two things the article mentions are significant differences from the European nations and the US
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N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat

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Huawei is a large multinational company that has been trying to negotiate deals to trade with the United States for a long time now and their efforts are not dwindling. This is even after Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA had been spying on that company through cyber technology. Its reasoning is that the White House believes that the company may be wanting to utilise its products to find out American secrets or be able to spy on the population. Many in the higher up positions of the United States also see this company as a link to the People's Liberation Army which makes them tentative for any deals. They also see this as a reason to justify their spying saying they are not giving any information out to try & help companies based in the US - only for our nation's security where it be deemed necessary. This may end in tensions between the two nations if Huawei is connected politically to the Chinese government. It also raises awareness against America and continues to intensify the "cyber war." In my opinion, the past is the past but Im not sure if this cyberwar will ever stop I think the distrust between countries will continue & it is up to everyone to try & build back a trust & some sense of human unity before anything gets better.
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Interactive Unit at Disney Cuts a Quarter of Its Staff

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This article is about the recent layoff of 26% of Disney's worldwide staff (about 700 people total), mainly in the Internet and video game divisions of the corporation. Disney has been struggling lately, trying to keep up with the trends in society as the newer generation moves towards a constant interaction with technology. Although the business has tried to keep up by buying various companies, they have been making the wrong purchases as the trends are moving away from social gaming. The loses Disney faces then also conflicts with the United States economy both in the here and now and in the long term. Not only are a significant number of people now unemployed, although not completely unexpected, but now the Treasury is lacking in some potential taxes that the corporation would provide or that the unemployed people would have to pay with their income.This in my opinion could really hurt many people, specifically those in California that were hit with this wave of layoffs. I hope the taxes lost are not significant and are possibly balanced out byDisney's future endeavors.
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UN resolution on Syria aid faces vote this week

UN resolution on Syria aid faces vote this week | AP Government | Scoop.it
This story articulates the recent events of a North Korean fishing boat sailing into the South's territorial waters. The United States navy stopped said boat and questioned its three passengers who claimed not to be defect but said that their boat was having engine trouble. This conveinant turn of events has occurred before in recent months and, going off the idea of stare decisis, all fish men were returned to their home nation. The capitol of North Korea, Pyongyang, says they disregard this invisible line of territorial water where the fishmen crossed. I personally think that this may show internal unrest if these fisherman truly are defects or it may just be a happy coincidence. This incidence may also possibly incite a renewed flame at trying to claim and fight over this portion of land which could send the area into a possible battlefield.
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Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers

Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers | AP Government | Scoop.it
Recently the Senate passed a farm bill that has been cooped up for a while. This bill will give more benefits & insurance to producers in the agribusiness field along with subsidies. However, this bill cuts money from the food stamps program which worries & infuriates many seeing this as another step of the government caring more about business than it's citizens. But the bill is meant to cover loopholes for people who are using the food stamps system when they dont need it. It also projects a slow $17 billion decrease from the budget within the next few years. I think that this seems to be a very controversial and bipartisan issue that will have unhappy and happy people like any change but people will deal with it either way. In my opinion I dont know much about this topic but the article makes it seem as though they are taking $90 a month from each state with the intent of cutting out freeloaders which doesnt actually seem like a bad idea in my opinion. Also securing the economy of farmers which would in turn affect our lives if these farmers went bankrupt in a bad season so I dont think thisseems like a bad idea & now at least that is one less thing stalled in Congress. .
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U.S. cotton exports and prices are on the rise

U.S. cotton exports and prices are on the rise | AP Government | Scoop.it
Week of Jan 20th This article is about the United States' cotton market. The United States is a top cotton seller and this past year has shown a large amount of cotton exports at a high price. However, this year also brought a massive amount of rain to the cotton fields in the south-east and a number of farmers switching to crops like corn, which produce higher profit. Both of these circumstances have caused this past year to deliver less cotton than has been produced in at least 4 years. The affect this can have on America is iffy. The higher export prices is good for our economy, but citizens will not appreciate having to pay more for cotton in out own country which may counterbalance the influx of international credit. Hopefully, other countries will not see this as a profitable market that they start to dabble in and that more farmer will continue to grow this large-market item. The next year's production is based on this along with the continually questionable weather and international relations. In my opinion, it is a good thing that the U.S. is able to be a forefront seller in something and that this good news can boost our economy but I also recognize these things change year-by-year.
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Sochi Locals Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Olympics | TIME.com

Sochi Locals Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Olympics | TIME.com | AP Government | Scoop.it
In a little town named "Happy" in Russia locals are getting aggravated with the heaps of trash being piled at their doorstep by government-ordered trucks. The trash was being removed from the area where the Olympic Games were to be held. Citizens of Happy were going to burn the rubble during the opening ceremony's fireworks but decided against it - the openings were just too marvelous to ruin. Several other protest groups have come to the same conclusion - they want their problems to be known and fixed but do not want to disturb such a sight. However, not all groups were so touched such as several anti-gay laws protests that had to be put down. In the end the people of Happy decided to even buy tickets to see some of the events but they are unsure if their calls for help will be answered and the trash removed. The impact this has is to not cause any more terror in Russia although the government is seeming to not care about their citizens so it is having a negative impact in that manner. In my opinion I think the government of Russia should not only think about the Games but their citizens wellbeing as well. Im not sure if this will give Russia an international cry for help on trying to change the Russian government to more of what the people want or if the publicity on the manner will die out with the end of the Olympics. I wonder how this will affect the future in terms of the laws and politics and if this is the start of more public rioting in Russia or if the Russian government will fix the issues they caused in the town of Happy.
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Parties Seize on Abortion Issues in Midterm Race

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This article is about the mid-term congressional elections and the increased importance on the topic of abortion and how it affects voters. Republicans want strict abortion laws which they have made quite obvious in their passed few nominations. However, noticing the trend that they were losing their women voters the party has moved to the idea that abortion means taxes. They hope this point will urge voters away from their Democrat counterparts who do not believe in the stricter laws. Many state legislatures are trying to push conservative laws that would grant fetuses rights. This may have an impact on the Democrat nomination if any of these bills pass. However, Democrats are also looking for any overly aggressive womens-rights Republicans that they can play off of like they have done in previous elections. Many women do not favor the aggressive Republican view so the left deploys up to a third of their funds to exploiting the Republican view & inserting their own into voters minds. Based on statistics Democrats are hoping to win North Carolina but they face some issues with the off-year election as many drop-off voters are their key components - women. This with anger over the Affordable Care Act could endanger Democratic congressional positions. In my opinion the amount of money and time just spent on this one topic is so astounding. I believe everyone should have their opinion and not be lied to & falsely influenced by political figureheads just trying to win a nomination. In the long run this could definitely affect national politics and the productivity of Congress along with the way individual states legislature acts which may have a large affect on the nation depending on the results
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Congress to begin 2014 with jobless benefits battle

Congress to begin 2014 with jobless benefits battle | AP Government | Scoop.it
Many hope that this year will be more successful than 2013 in terms of getting things done in Congress. One goal that is prevalent on the minds of many Democrats, including the President, is increasing unemployment benefits. There are many movements by internal & external groups & organizations. However, many Republicans oppose the suggestion of such policy saying the economy is well on it's way to recovery & the extra costs are just unnecessary. Some Republicans are not so much against these measures but realize they will have to take revenue from other domestic sources which means they need to balance out the opportunity costs. Many Americans approve of these measures which are viable to be on the agenda with 55 Democrats in the Senate. How this plays out could affect millions of homeless Americans & their ability to pay for things. Other results are unforeseeable because these measures could help or hinder the economy & other domestic programs - the results depend on what would be affected. In my opinion I think that the number of unemployed people is definately a problem but I do not think that it should be a priority because the economy will fix itself & that there are other more important matters to be focusing congressional energy into.
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India's Troubling Reversal on Gay Rights

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This article discusses one of the most recent events that occurred in the Indian Supreme Court where they upheld a sodomy statute & banned any form of non-heterosexual marriage. This goes against the many pushes towards increased gay rights that is taking place not only in India but around the world. The original ban on gay marriage was first set in place by the British when they ruled India. Since then, India has become independent but has failed to repeal the legislation despite the many who would favor such an action - even Britain itself has removed this social ban from it's ruling laws. However, even though a recent case upheld this almost homophobic law many people, especially those who live in India or are of Indian descent (such as the article's author) are calling to action the repeal of this law - a power the Supreme Court says should be taken into Parliaments hands. This in my opinion is disappointing, however, by upholding this law the Supreme Court is following legal legislation. I don't know how the Indian court system works but I personally believe in gay rights however they do not follow our same constitution, either. I think that this ruling may flare up a call for gay rights in the nation & internationally as people in other nations may want the Indian nation to "evolve" like other nations have by permitting gay marriage. It may also call to action people in our nation to push our own government, not wanting an infringement on our rights concerning the matter. This court-action may bring into the near future new legislation in the country & if so, hopefully without any unpeaceful civil disobedience.
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Decades-old 'blue laws' ban Thanksgiving Day shopping in 3 states

Decades-old 'blue laws' ban Thanksgiving Day shopping in 3 states | AP Government | Scoop.it
Throughout the country stores big & small are open 24/7 365-days a year but in this article it appears as if three New England states - Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts - have all upheld laws against this. All three states have maintained decades old legislation that prohibits stores from being open on Thanksgiving which angers many people. Every year more and more stores open their doors on holidays reserved for rest, family, friends, relation or start their sales earlier & earlier looking at their businesses from an entirely objective point & ignoring the possible wants & needs of their workers. Their interests? Profit. However, the laws in those three states are still upheld with considerable punishments for any such violation of those rules which then allows people to celebrate the holiday as old as time. American nation time at least. In my opinion I think that these laws are morally fantastic but probably affect the individual states economy although maybe not the entire country as a whole's. Many shoppers will cross state lines if they need something on Thanksgiving which sort of ruins the point of the laws but at the same time shows that there are still some people who don't just care about money but also the people and tradition. Unfortunately, I do not believe this legislation will last much longer as many other blue laws are being repealed in these places regarding other holidays or selling items. But looking at it from a monetary standpoint, it would definitely by much more profitable to overwrite the blue laws & allow for businesses to be open & would also give citizens an opportunity to make more money plus the holiday pay.
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Exit Poll Results Tell a Tale of Two Republicans

Last updated at 10:55 pm. Broad personal and professional appeal lifted Chris Christie to easy re-election in New Jersey, yet without the clear home state endorsement for the presidency he might have wanted.
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This article tells of the recent congressional elections primarily talking about the win of Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe & therefore loss of his opponents - conservative Republican Ken Cuccinelli & the third-party candidate, Libertarian Robert Sarvis. However, also mentioned is the landslide reelection of Christ Christie in New Jersey. This piece of information precedes statistics on the results as well as a look into voter mindframes. Christie is a possible 2016 presidential candidate which seems to be backed by this race  but the loss of Cuccinelli is disheartening to the GOP. Reason of Republican loss in Virginia seems to based on the idea that the nominee was "too conservative" & was criticized on his sharp opinions regarding legal abortion, the government fallout, the Tea Party, & political ideology among others. This article additionally tells of the changing ethnic make-up in Virginia as well as the importance of third parties in election results.


In my opinion this article is informative & great at giving not only the numbers but an explanation as to what the percentages mean. It shows different trends which reflect Virginia in economic, political, & ethnic terms & may alsobe a maller reflection of the big picture of American opinion. The results of this election will be reflected in how Virginia is represented in congressional terms & also may be reflected in it's state policies. This also is affecting the Republicans who may try & alter their state  or national platform slightly to fit into what Americans want. They might even try & support Chris Christie more in his endeavors to run for the 2016 presidency due to his large-margin re-elective win

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Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site | AP Government | Scoop.it
The health & human services secretary, Ms. Sebelius is resigning from her current position in Washington D.C. with President Obama nominating Mathews Burwell to take her place. The former Kansas governor has been harassed by the public and the Republican party with her decisions and her management of her department as well as being publicly humiliated on several occasions including when she was called out for systems failures by Jon Stewart on the Daily Show. Ms. Sebelius was a beloved governor & many hoped she would hold up to high expectations on the hill but she fell short & recognized that the new government healthcare system may be better run under a different secretary. The effect this will have on the government could be substantial more especially with the new implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act. However, I am not sure how I feel about this - I just know there has been a lot of public discontent so perhaps a new forerunner in this department may be good but it really just depends.
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Moving Past Gender Barriers to Negotiate a Raise

Moving Past Gender Barriers to Negotiate a Raise | AP Government | Scoop.it
This article highlights different methods for women to try & cross gender barriers that are presented in modern society. It presents different research that emerged from new programs that are popping up around the country in universities and privately-owned businesses. Women are said to be viewed upon worst when they are assertive or ask for a raise or if they do so through e-mail. Additionally, men denote themselves more money when asked how much they deserved versus women. I think the impact that all this recent research and then the research going out to help women overcome the barriers they have been constantly fighting since the beginning of this nation. I think this will have a large impact on the laws and make-up of the government. As more and more women research and understand that that they are being held to higher standards for lower pay, they will start to find ways to get legislation out to try & gain more equality in junction will our male counterparts. Additionally, as our mental comprehension of things is more understood women may utilize this to try & climb the political or employment ladders - we may eventually even end up with a smart, powerful female president which I think would be a huge jump from World War 2 with women just truly getting into the workforce.
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Obama’s New Approach Takes a Humorous Turn

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Recently, Obama was shown on an interview with comedian actor Zack Galifianakis on his online satirical show "Between Two Ferns." This appearance would be seen by many people mainly by people in the younger generation who tend to not regard other more serious news sources like newspapers. The reactions to this interview are diverse between both the viewer audience & professionals. Some are a little uneasy but many recognize the attempt by the president to try and engage younger people in politics. This made especially clear by Mr. Obama pushing for more people to join the federal Medicare program by the deadline of March 31st. Even those who have worked for previous presidents and not engaged the political leader in such social and unprofessional settings admit that this is a wise move on behalf of the White House staff. The affect this could have is possibly people having a more educated opinion on the government and may also add a few new numbers to Obamacare or at least spark an interest in people that watch this show to investigate the policy. In my opinion this is actually a really wise move on behalf of the president & this effort will hopefully go unhindered and people will actually engage more.
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One-Fifth of New Enrollees Under Health Care Law Fail to Pay First Premium

One-Fifth of New Enrollees Under Health Care Law Fail to Pay First Premium | AP Government | Scoop.it
This story covers one of the many recent events with the United States' new federal healthcare. Results show that about 4 out of every 5 people nation-wide paid their dues by the deadline. However, the government is saying they are not yet entirely sure how many of those who signed up for coverage actually paid their premiums which was the final step in signing up for federal healthcare. One thing they do know is that some of the results of people signing up were less than projected of desired partially due to issues that the government website had and the fact that phone lines were overwhelmed. To try and ease this issue and get people to pay their premiums, many companies have tried to repeatedly contact their customers & urge them to pay. This in most case has been very successful along with a compromise by the healthcare companies to extend deadlines. This seems all very chaotic so hopefully efforts on both sides will bring out beneficial results to the nation but it is currently a mess. In my opinion, I do not understand much about national healthcare but the disorganization is definitely a frustration & a forefront thought on many people's minds. .
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UN resolution on Syria aid faces vote this week

UN resolution on Syria aid faces vote this week | AP Government | Scoop.it
The recent trouble in Syria has caused the United Nations to try & write a resolution that would allow desperately needed humanitarian efforts to enter & assist civilians in the nation. There has been some dispute & disagreement between the Western/Arab nations versus China & Russia. The latter nations are fond of the current Syrian government & are not overly keen on requesting a change from the leader to let other interfere, even if it is to try & assist Syria in bring down the violence & increasing the population's health. It is unclear whether said countries will abstain from the United Nation's vote on the new resolution or if they will try to veto it. The main concessions of the resolution aim to help citizens by allowing access to the provided for & medical help, lower terrorism, and pressure the president to halt a three year internal conflict. I think it's good how people in the international community are aiming their efforts to helping one country but the fact that Russia and China are being slightly conflicting to the UN's goals could cause trouble and may affect the international community if things escalate.
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Government Reaches Data Deal with Tech Firms - WSJ.com

Government Reaches Data Deal with Tech Firms - WSJ.com | AP Government | Scoop.it
Week of Jan 27th In light of the fairly recent Edward Snowden/NSA "incident" there have been a number of concerns voiced dealing with how private our lives truly are & how much access the government really has into our lives. This has brought out a new, but still rather tentative, deal between the government and major Internet companies in which customers would be able to know a little bit more about how much & what information the government asks to know from the sites. Of course, this deal is trying to make sure it not only lets citizens feel more informed but also keep a balance with letting the government be able to investigate suspicious events. There are several possible ways the two parties could go about this both trying to incorporate this balance although an official deal has not been set up. I find this to be a clever idea and although I feel like there may be more pressing matters to attend to it's nice to see the Obama administration trying to regain some lost trust in the government. This move can allow people to see how the federal branch interacts with it's corporate partners and how much inquiry is truly being done. Although in the end it may not turn out to help the citizens loyalty, it is a move with some integrity and also may keep the government officials in check knowing that this information is more publicly known.
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State of the Union: 'Let's make this a year of action'

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This article outlines the State of the Union presented by President Barack Obama. It tells of the goals and ideas he presented along with what he stressed and demanded of his allies. Obama made a call for congressional assistance in making the country run smoothly saying that if there can be no agreement, then we are at an unproductive standstill and he will use his executive authority if that is what is necessary to get things done. Once again Obama called for gun control laws and said that we as a nation need to get out of a permanent war zone, in lieu of our armed forces winding down in the Middle Eastern nation of Afghanistan in the coming year. The president continued to back up his opinions on gay rights and equal treatment for women and immigrants. In his speech, Obama made it apparent that he hopes this Congress is more productive than the last which was dubbed the LEAST productive Congress since the New Deal. This speech was brought to the Democratic guests of gays, an immigrant, survivors, and others who would promote the policies Mr. President presented. However, Republican "rebuttal" with their guests of people negatively affected by new laws, most especially "Obamacare." This speech has kind of set the tone for the year and also offers the Democrats a solid platform to try and work from for their congressional elections coming up in several months. This makes this speech crucial to trying to get voters to vote Pro-Democrat. Hopefully, this also encourages the Congress to try and enact policies that everyone can agree on but that is unclear. In my opinion, this speech was well conducted and was typical of a State of the Union with Obama presenting his ideas, making a compliment here and there, mentioning our current whereabouts, and also avoiding any topics he didn't want to talk about or be on the agenda - political power does play a hefty toll in politics, most certainly.
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Negotiators Put Final Touches on Iran Accord

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An agreement has finally been reached concerning the Iranian nation & it's nuclear weapons program. There was much disagreement & tension in the meetings but Iran finally agreed to not enrich their Uranian past 5% which would be enough for some pretty serious artillery although not a bomb. In return, the United States & 6 other Western nations agreed to provide aid in the form of finances. America plans to deliver these payments in three separate transactions, the first in early February, to try & ensure Iran keeps it's word. The government of Iran however is saying they can start up enriching at any time which I find to be very discomforting even though the Uranium currently enriched over 20% is being distilled or turned into oxide. Secretary of State Kerry is also hoping to work on the issue between Iran & Syria although any chance of peace seems unlikely as Iran encourages other nations against Syria & works as allies to Iraq. Additionally they are transporting many weapons though their ally's country - a large concern for the United States & those desiring peace in the Middle East. The result of these events are up in the air as is depends how willing Iran is to truly stay to it's word - if it doesn't the US could be indirectly funding the creation of nuclear devices & this would also start controversy between many countries worldwide. However, if the nation does continue to keep to it's word there could be tightened foreign relationship & better trade options. I think that the idea of agreements are good & I like that it is to lower uranium enrichment considerably however the hostilities towards other nations paired with the governments response that they can technically start up the enrichment machines any time do not comfort me & make me wonder how this will all play out.
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Court delays Obamacare contraception mandate for 2 nonprofits

Court delays Obamacare contraception mandate for 2 nonprofits | AP Government | Scoop.it
Week of January 1 This article discusses some of the controversy surrounding the new ObamaCare law. The specific nature of this story is of the provision regarding religious organizations and non-profits who, unlike actual houses of worship, must provide contraceptive to their women workers regardless of the moral ideology of that organization. However, many of these organizations have filed lawsuits or asked to have a delay in the implementation of these requirements. Hours before the law was to go into affect, Justice Sotomayor exempted two such groups, temporarily. The White House has yet to respond in legal terms however they seemed to actually approve of the ruling. Cases like this are popping up not only in federal court but also district & state courts. I respect people & their moral obligations however I think these organizations need to follow the law like everyone else. Contraceptive serves more than one purpose & is needed by many women who cannot necessarily afford it. How this law plays out with all the court rulings will affect a great number of people & may empower different companies & organizations to try & object the law or lash out at certain provisions. This could clog up the courts & make things rougher on the President, courts, Congress, & nation as a whole blocking or delaying other prevalent matters & legislation.
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High court hears medical-marijuana case - Florida - MiamiHerald.com

High court hears medical-marijuana case - Florida - MiamiHerald.com | AP Government | Scoop.it
The Florida government in Tallahassee has repeated blocked any legislation that has to do with legalizing marijuana, even medical marijuana. Lately, they have been trying even harder to stop the possibility of the drug from being voted on in 2014 by the people. This article talks of a large effort to push for this legalization as a group has received a number of signatures on a suggestion to allow medical marijuana. Any suggestion up for referendum has to have a summary of the law written up by the organization suggesting said legislation. The opponents of this bill are saying that the wording of this piece of legislation is vague and made so it may be misleading talking about how the law would be pretty open ended allowing doctors to prescribe to just about anyone they think may need the drug - this could definitely lead to a black market & be very lenient for illegal activities to occur. This could potentially be dangerous and I feel sort of torn on the subject of whether or not I agree with the passing of this legislation. I do think that people should be allowed to vote on this matter & I dont see anything wrong with people smoking marijuana (but Im not a doctor I dont know all the side effects) - especially for medical purposes. However, I do know that this could potentially make things easier for people to sell their marijuana or "have" a sickness where they "require" said "medicine". On the flip side, it could provide an economy boost in Florida which might make up some ground for the tourism we lost with the atering of the space program, NASA. SO I think there are good & bad aspects of letting the people vote on this matter but I do think it's their right no matter which way the vote goes.
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Obama: Iran nuclear deal limits ability to create nuclear weapons

Obama: Iran nuclear deal limits ability to create nuclear weapons | AP Government | Scoop.it
This article speaks of the historic deal that was settled between Western powers & the Middle Eastern country of Iran regarding it's nuclear programs. The deal has concessions on both sides in that the Iranians are to cut back on their uses of any radio-active/nuclear-like programs & in return they will receive assistance, funding, & more openness & cooperation from the Western Powers involved in the agreements. These power include the United States & President Barack Obama tried to back up the compromise saying that the Iranians going back on their side of the deal would in no circumstances be tolerated by our government & that any aid they receive from us would be halted. On the flip side, the world was warned by Israeli leaders that the deal should not be made or should be made with precaution & wariness. However, at this point of time the deal has been set & includes a six month "starting period" as Iranians slowly cut back on the use of their dangerous resources. In my opinion I think that it is nice that world powers were able to get together & finally be able to make a deal fairly quickly considering the past diplomatic troubles with the nation. However, I do wonder if this government is able to be trusted as I am not sure the morals of the newly changed government & they have not been in office long enough to necessarily see if they are trustworthy or not & whether they are true to their word, wanting to make peace not only in their nation but internationally. I think that this can be good if the nation can also get back on its feet & try to become a more peaceful, stabilized place. It would also be nice to have one less worry or contender regarding a nuclear war. I dont know how this will affect me personally, my country, the economy, or the other countries financially & politically but everything seems honky dory for now so I certainly hope it stays that way & the aid we are offering the Iranians isnt going to dig our country's financial problems even deeper. Although it probably will.
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