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Crunched consumers are cutting back: survey

Crunched consumers are cutting back: survey | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Smarting from smaller paychecks this year, shoppers are cutting back on spending and looking for other ways to save money
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Heidi Watts's comment, February 21, 2013 5:20 PM
This article just shows how America is going 'down in the dumps'. People don't know how to control their spending and are often times spending more than they have. Finding ways to save money is a very smart idea and could save people hundreds of dollars each month.
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Report: Protesters storm political offices after opposition leader assassinated in Tunis

Report: Protesters storm political offices after opposition leader assassinated in Tunis | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
[Updated at 7:07 a.m. ET] Protesters stormed several offices of Tunisia's ruling political party Wednesday after a prominent opposition leader was assassinated outside his home in Tunis, Tunisian Interior Minister Ali Al-Areed told Tunisia State TV.
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In this article protestors stormed several offices of Tunisia's ruling political party Wednesday after a leader was assassinated outside his home in Tunis. 

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State of the Union: Obama's promises kept and broken

State of the Union: Obama's promises kept and broken | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
CNNMoney looks back at what President Obama promised during his State of the Union speeches in his first term.
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Heidi Watts's comment, February 17, 2013 4:25 PM
I think this is very interesting. But it makes me very upset that he made all these promises about keeping or making new jobs but back in 2009, that didn't happen. He also talked about how the government was/is spending more than is coming in. With all the debt that we are in, he should realize that they need to stop spending money that they don't have. It just makes sense.
MsHaeussinger's comment, February 18, 2013 8:22 PM
Good story, Ashley. Where is your insight on the promises kept and brokent?
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10 Things You May Not Know About Rosa Parks

10 Things You May Not Know About Rosa Parks | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rosa Parks, explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights activist.
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In this article, it explains 10 things we didn't know about Rosa Parks.  Each section explains what we didn't know about her and what she did and why she did it!

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Alex Roeder's comment, February 6, 2013 11:21 PM
2. Parks was a civil rights activist before her arrest. I think this is very interesting. I had know idea she was part of this. She joined it in 1943. It is also pretty cool that she did this before she was arrested.
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Judge Napolitano: Obama The Champion At Trying To Get Around The Constitution

"If you believe in his vision of a federal government that can right any wrong and regulate any behavior and make everybody equal, then you celebrated the sp...
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In this video, they are discussing the Constiution and how many times it has changed and how much more Obama wants to change it. They also said that people that are in favor of him will support his changes. Those not in favor of his changes will believe in the original Constitution.  It takes quite a stanza of the legislation to vote for an approval to make any changes.

What's your opinion on changing the Constitution?  

 

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Heidi Watts's comment, February 6, 2013 12:09 AM
I think that changing the Constitution is a bad idea. People have used and followed it for many, many years. If we changed it, I believe that life would be very different.
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Biggest problems with the budget cuts

Biggest problems with the budget cuts | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Few have anything nice to say about the $85 billion in budget cuts set to take effect March 1, and for good reason. They are indiscriminate, slash at the smallest piece of the budget and miss the big drivers of the debt.
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Supreme Court to hear arguments in March on same-sex marriage - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Supreme Court to hear arguments in March on same-sex marriage - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Justices scheduled two days of oral arguments over same-sex marriage, putting them on track for a ruling this summer.

Via MsHaeussinger, Jessica Paulson
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I think its not fair that people get singled out for who they love.  Its who they love, not who, so why does it concern you? It doesnt! I dont think it matters who anybody loves !

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Joel Denney's comment, February 27, 2013 9:34 PM
Personally, I feel that the government should get out of the marriage deal altogether. Provide legal civil unions for whoever wants it and leave religious ceremonies and sacraments up to the individual churches. On a side note, here's some food for thought: if a same-sex couple wants to get married in a church that doesn't recognize gay marriage (and they want to stay in that particular church), are their rights being violated? Does a church have the right to deny marriage to same-sex couples? You'd think so, based on separation of church and state. How about interracial couples? Same argument, right? Shades of grey are so annoying...
Joel Denney's comment, February 27, 2013 9:38 PM
Random thought from last comment: on what constitutional basis can the government outlaw polygamy if the marriage is a religious ceremony? What right does the government have to regulate marriage period?
MsHaeussinger's comment, February 28, 2013 12:07 PM
Fascinating question Joel, one many Americans have asked. Marriage began as a religious ceremony and has become institutionalized in government. Where is the line? The Supreme Court's ruling this year could present a interesting solution!
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19th Amendment

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Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote in national and local elections.
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This is the article about the 19th amendment.  The 19th amendment was ratified August 18th, 1920.  This amendment granted women the right to vote.  At that time women did not share the same rights as men did, including the right to vote. 

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George W. Bush

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America's 43rd president, George W. Bush established the Department of Homeland Security after the 9/11 attacks.
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In this article, they discuss George W. Bush and his background information.  He was the 43rd president and served from 2001-2009.  He was a two term Republican governor of Texas and he was also a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School.  After the 911 attacks he declared a global war on terroism.  

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