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Archive for December 2014

North Carolina Abortion Law Struck Down by Appeals Court

  As expected, a federal appeals court ruled that a North Carolina law requiring women who wish to get an abortion be forced to endure two hardships, according to the Twitter article: watch an ultrasound and have a Beneful physician… Continue Reading →

Sony Hack Reveals That Jennifer Lawrence Was Paid Less

The Sony hack has been the topic of news lately, and it revealed many information’s that we’re not privy to people before. Jennifer Lawrence, who is one of the biggest stars right now, did a movie entitled “American Hustle,” along… Continue Reading →

Is Florida’s View of Relations Between The US and Cuba Shortsighted?

President Obama’s announcements of restoring diplomatic relations with Cuban after 50 years has not been well-received by Florida. Senator Marco Rubio (Republican for Florida) said the President was the worst negotiator that has been in the White House during his… Continue Reading →

Supreme Court Denies Stay to Florida Appeal of Case Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban

This Friday, the Supreme Court refused to issue a stay to the state of Florida in its struggle to uphold its ban on same-sex marriages. The action was merely procedural and peripheral to the main point at issue, but nonetheless,… Continue Reading →

Options Available to the GOP to Counter Obama’s Attempt to Normalize Relations with Cuba

GOP leaders are mulling over what options to take over the president’s surprise attempt to normalize relations with Cuba ending Kennedy-era sanctions that have remained in place for 53 years. Thus far, the president has only nibbled away at the… Continue Reading →

Hillary Clinton Supports Obama on Restoring Cuban Diplomatic Ties

Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, has weighed in on President Obama restoring diplomatic ties with Communist Cuba. Speaking to the press, Mrs. Clinton express her support of the president’s actions. She explained that Cuba needs its people exposed… Continue Reading →

Rand Paul Cannot Run For President And Senate Says Allison Grimes

Allison Grimes, the current Secretary of State for the Commonwealth of Kentucky has made the statement that Rand Paul will not be allowed to run for both the Senate and the Presidency at the same time. Kentucky law makes it… Continue Reading →

Another Bush Plans To Run For President of the United States of America

Move over George W and George HW Bush. Make way for the new Bush candidate for presidency. Jeb Bush, 61, announced he is “actively” exploring running for president. According to Buzzfeed, Jeb Bush announced in a recent Facebook post that… Continue Reading →

Two GOP Secretaries of State Go Over Pros-Cons of All-Mail Elections

The states of Washington, Colorado, and Oregon conduct all-mail elections. It seems like a step back into the past and not everyone favors the practice, but two GOP secretaries of state offer up their own views on the process. One… Continue Reading →

Congress Votes to Increase Our Understanding of the Universe

There is at least one good thing about the House budget bill currently being hotly debated in the U.S. Senate. NASA will be receiving even more money than it requested. They will be getting $500 million more to be exact…. Continue Reading →