All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Senate’

Hawaii Gay Marriage: Hawaii Has Legalized Gay Marriage

Hawaii has finally legalized gay marriage, and they have become the 16th state to do so. Each time a new state decides to legalize gay marriage, it becomes big news around the country. This idea starts to beg the question, how long will it take for gay marriage to simply be legal in the United States? On Tuesday, the Hawaii …

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Plagiarism Charges Against Rand Paul Could Hurt 2016 Presidency Chances

There is perhaps no topic that is preached more in college than plagiarism. The heinous act of plagiarism is hammered by professors so hard that some students become nervous writers and over-cite. However, there are also those students who seem to simply not grasp the concept of plagiarism. Despite how often professors and students fret about lifting another’s words and …

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Tim Cook Writes WSJ Piece In Favor Of ENDA

The Wall Street Journal published an editorial written by Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday, titled, “Workplace Equality Is Good for Business.” Cook discusses why he thinks Congress should support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. It’s not a long piece. He talks about how things are at Apple with its antidiscrimination policy before urging senators to support the piece of legislation …

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Cory Booker Sworn In As US Senator

Cory Booker has officially left his old job as mayor of Newar, NJ, and has become only the second African American to be elected to the Senate since Barack Obama. Booker has already gained a quite a celebrity status as the Newark Mayor, and he is viewed as a hero of the people. He was sworn in yesterday, after winning …

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Senate Intelligence Panel Approves NSA Bill That Improves Transparency And Not Much Else

Ever since the Snowden leaks revealed that the NSA was collecting Americans’ phone records en masse, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein has been the agency’s number one cheerleader. She has consistently argued that the collection of phone records was legal and even proposed a bill that would make that collection legal under law instead of just a court decision. …

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Trayvon Martin’s Mom Testifies On ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed last year, testified before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday on the “Stand Your Ground” law. Fulton, along with certain members of the U.S. Senate, hopes to see “Stand Your Ground” laws amended across 22 states. The “Stand Your Ground” law was brought up as a possible …

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The Government Shutdown Is Over, Debt Ceiling Raised

The Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, have come up with the Reid McConnel deal, which was passed earlier Wednesday by both the House and Senate, ultimately ending the government shutdown and avoiding default.The plan will fund the government through January 15th, and then raise the debt ceiling through February 7th of next year. …

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Cory Booker Wins Race to Become Senator

He did it! Cory Booker has succeeded in defeating Republican, Steve Lonegan, in becoming the senator-elect of the state of New Jersey for the Democratic party. Booker, 44, reportedly won with over 55 percent of the vote. The Associated Press was the first to name Booker the victor with the overwhelming majority of votes. This day marks a historic feat …

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Mike Ditka Regrets Not Challenging Obama For Senate

Mike Ditka revealed recently that he thought about running against Obama in the race for Senate that Obama eventually won. Barack Obama, the former Illinois senator, obviously went on to become the president of the United States after serving for four years in the Senate. Just imagine how crazy it would be if Ditka were in the same situation and …

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Sen. Leahy Introduces USA Freedom Act To Reign In NSA

One of the most vocal opponents of the NSA’s surveillance program has been Sen. Patrick Leahy. He’s promised for a while now that he would bring some sort of anti-NSA legislation to the floor, and he’s now done that with the help of Patriot Act author Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. Last night, Leahy began to circulate an outline of what he …

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Senate Votes Against Fourth House Plan

In a completely non-startling move, the Senate voted against a fourth plan put forth by the House to defund Obamacare in order to stop the government shutdown. The deadline to actually avoid the shutdown came at midnight last night. When America woke up this morning, it realized that Congress was still plagued by ineptitude, and the government had indeed shutdown. …

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Food Allergies on the Rise: EpiPen Legislation

Food Allergy has become a growing concern for Americans, particularly parents of school-age children. There have been several documented deaths amongst students exposed to allergens at school. There is a high probability that these students would have survived, had they been given immediate access to epinephrine. This week, on October 2nd, the U.S. Senate will come to a decision on …

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