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US meat inspector layoffs bad way to cut budget: Lawmaker

US meat inspector layoffs bad way to cut budget: Lawmaker | Gov & law | Scoop.it
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said repeatedly the furloughs might be unavoidable under automatic spending cuts scheduled for March 1.
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This article is about how the Threatened layoff of the meat inspectors. They thought that cutting meat inspectors would help cut the federal spending which did not help them at all. So without the inspectors the meat companies would have to hult there operations which would lose about $10 million and hurt the US. Doing this would cause a hole lot more problems like the price of meat would sky rocket there for the meat would run short or run out.

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Whig party provides a political alternative

Whig party provides a political alternative | Gov & law | Scoop.it
The Minnesota Whig party convention was held May 20. The Whig party has a proud history in national and state politics. Four U.S. presidents were Whigs: William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore.
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this article is about the Whig party convetion that was held may 20. There were 4 US presidents that were whigs and the big news is that Glen Menze was endoresed as our canidate for the US Senate. He is and expericned campaigner and fiscally conservative and socially moderate. Then it goes on and talks about all the things he supports

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The Constitutional Convention for Dummies

A heaping helpful of Constitutional history as HipHughes dips and dives through the Constitutional Convention. A seasoned high school teacher of 15 years, th...
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This video is about the constituional convention for dummies. The Constituional Conventions are meetings that were held in 1787. It talks about the Articles of Confederation and how it was our first Constitutions which happend in 1776-1787. This video talked a lot of what we were taught in class already and gave us even more infromation. It talks about comprimises and the most popular was the Great compramise. This video helped me a lot or people who are confused about our government.

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MsHaeussinger's comment, February 18, 2013 8:20 PM
Nice choice! However, how is it related to the news?
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Big gulf between political parties, divisions within

Big gulf between political parties, divisions within | Gov & law | Scoop.it
American politics has long been defined as red vs. blue, and everything about the 2012 election speaks to the chasm that separates the two parties. But a major new study highlights how those...
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this article is about a study of how each party has changed over the years. They did a study of more that 3,000 ramdomly sleceted adults. Both parties also are fractious coalitions of people who may converge on some core issues but whose worldviews, economic situations and attitudes on policy are far from uniform. In the democratic party women make up the majority of the supporters which I find that interesting. In the republican party it is getting more southern in its base and more conservative in its views


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Ashley Fitzpatrick's comment, February 21, 2013 10:03 AM
I think this article is very interesting stating that how each party has changed over the years. I also think it is very interesting that the democratic party women make up the majority of the supporters.
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Obama’s Second Inaugural Speech

Obama’s Second Inaugural Speech | Gov & law | Scoop.it
The following is a transcript of President Obama’s second inaugural speech.
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This article is about President Obamas second inaugural speech. It talks about how Obama wants to get rid of the rights for people having guns. He talks about we need to change things together, as one and as one people. It talks about that this generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. Obama also talks about the history and how things have changed and it needs to be fixed because our economy is shrinking.

 
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Heidi Watts's comment, February 17, 2013 4:06 PM
I think that this was very interesting to read. I agree with Obama that our economy needs to change. We are in trillions of dollars of debt and it just keeps getting worse. Since Obamas first term as president, the unemployment rate has not changed. In 2009 it was 7.8% and today it is at 7.8%. In his first term, the unemployment raised up to 10% but is not back down to 7.8%. So overall, I believe that we need to change the economy in some way.
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Celebrate Constitution Day | Scholastic.com

Celebrate Constitution Day | Scholastic.com | Gov & law | Scoop.it
The main body of the Constitution is made up of seven articles. The Articles explain how the government works. They also carefully describe the rules for electing government officials, like Senators and the President.
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This article is about the constitution and whats its made of. There are 7 articles that make up the constitution. It also says that the constitution is divided up by powers. The powers that divide them are the legislative, judicial, and executive branches.

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Heidi Watts's comment, February 6, 2013 12:01 AM
In Article V, it talks about amendments, and how to change an amendment, 3/4ths of the states have to vote yes for it to be changed into a law. I think that this is very interesting. For the smaller states like Rhode Island, it takes a less amount of people to vote yes, for an amendment to be changed. For other states like Texas, you would need more people to vote yes to change it. This is a good article because it clearly explains what each article is about.
Ashley Fitzpatrick's comment, February 6, 2013 2:57 PM
This article states that 2/3 of both houses of Congress must agree to propose an amendment. It takes a vote by 3/4 of the states to make an amendment law. Everybody has to agree on it not just one person. The smaller the states are the less amount of people have to vote yes to have it changed, but the bigger states you need more people to vote yes to change it!
Jessica Paulson's curator insight, February 7, 2013 2:24 PM

I think more people should learn about the constituition. I feel like they should start teaching it to younger kids like im middle school. It will defenitly help when they get into high school. Having a day to celebrate it would be nice.