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SCOTUS Hears Congressional Redistricting Case; Implications For 2016 & Beyond - Sentrius
[quote]The Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments that it’s unconstitutional for a state to isolate its legislature from the redistricting process, citing the federal constitution’s Election Clause. And if the court sides with the plaintiffs, it could upend political districts and election laws...


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Saudi Blogger Sentenced To 1,000 Lashes May Now Face Death Penalty - Sentrius
[quote][b]The Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for criticizing Islam may now face the death penalty.[/b] Raif Badawi, 31, has been in a Saudi prison since last May after criticizing Saudi Arabia's powerful clerics on his liberal blog. His case has received in...


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FCC Overrules State Laws That Prohibit Local Broadband And Protect ISPs - Sentrius
[quote][b]The Federal Communications Commission today voted to preempt state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that prevent municipal broadband providers from expanding outside their territories.[/b] The action is a year in the making. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced in February 2014 his in...


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FCC Net Neutrality Rules Clear Hurdle As Republicans Concede - Sentrius
[quote]WASHINGTON — Senior Republicans conceded on Tuesday that the grueling fight with President Obama over the regulation of Internet service appears over, with the president and an army of Internet activists victorious. The Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to approve r...


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Supreme Court To Hear Religious Freedom Case - Sentrius
[quote]Ultimately Elauf failed to get the job, and her story has triggered a religious freedom debate regarding when an employer can be held liable under civil rights laws . The Supreme Court will hear the case on Wednesday. Like many retailers Abercrombie has a "look policy" aimed to promote wha...


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Walmart Raises Salaries Well Above Minimum Wage - Sentrius
[quote]Walmart, the frequent focus of advocates for low-wage workers, is giving its lowest-paid workers a raise. The company said 500,000 full-time and part-time associates, more than a third of its work force at Walmart (WMT) U.S. stores and Sam's Clubs, will receive pay raises in April to at le...


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Obama Administration Delays Another Health Care Rule For Small Businesses - Sentrius
[quote]The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department are postponing the enforcement of yet another rule tied to the president’s health care law. One of these days, employers will experience the full effects of Obamacare — but not yet. [b]In the latest in a long string of delays in enforcin...


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Jeb Bush Says He Is His 'Own Man' As He Embraces Old Bush Team Policy Advisors - Sentrius
[quote]WASHINGTON — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, testing the waters for a 2016 presidential run, will declare in a Chicago speech on Wednesday that he is his “own man.” But he makes himself a Democratic easy target because his foreign policy advisers have been gleaned from the teams that advised tw...


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If Jeb Wins In 2016, Are The Bushes The GOAT American Political Dynasty? - Sentrius
Now let's get one thing straight, I'm praying Jeb doesn't even sniff the nomination as status quo politicians like him are a cancer to this country. He is not what this country needs and I'll be voting 3rd party if he's the nominee. With that said, I can't recall a family more powerful in americ...


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Bill Would Allow Concealed Weapons And CCPs Across State Lines - Sentrius
[quote]Gun owners would be allowed to carry concealed weapons around the country under new legislation introduced in the Senate. The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow gun owners who have a concealed carry permit in their home state to bring their firearms in any other sta...


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Federal Judge Weighs Whether U.S. Marijuana Law Is Unconstiutional - Sentrius
[quote]A decision about the constitutionality of a federal marijuana ban could heat up national debate A federal judge hearing a case of nine men charged with illegally growing marijuana on federal land in California said Wednesday she was considering arguments that the federal government has imp...


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NYPD Comissioner Wants To Make It A Felony to Resist Arrest - Sentrius
[quote]Last week, at a New York state Senate hearing on protests against police brutality, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton asked lawmakers to raise the penalty for resisting arrest from a misdemeanor to a felony. "We need to get around this idea that you can resist arrest," he later told reporters...


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Air Force Released Cherry-Picked Data To Smear A-10 Thunderbolts - Sentrius
[quote]A government watchdog has accused the U.S. Air Force of using “cherry-picked” and “cooked” data as part of a smear campaign against the popular A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-support plane. The Project on Government Oversight, the organization that exposed $436 government hammers in the 1980s,...


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FCC Chief Proposes Reclassifying Internet As A Public Utility - Sentrius
It's a huge win for net neutrality advocates and a legacy building issue for Barack Obama. [quote]Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday proposed sweeping new federal rules to regulate the Internet like a public utility, a notion endorsed three months ago by President...


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Millions Of Middle Class Americans Will Remain Uninsured Despite Obamacare - Sentrius
[quote]Fewer people are signing up for coverage than the government had hoped. In fact, the CBO estimates that 31 million of us will still be uninsured 10 years from now. The Supreme Court bears some of the responsibility on that front. It ruled in 2012 that even though Congress intended for all...


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Tom Brady should start talking shite to Richard Sherman now - Sentrius
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Pentagon Taps Boeing To Replace Air Force One, Seeks To Order Three Planes - Sentrius
[quote]The Air Force plans to replace the president’s iconic Air Force One with another new Boeing 747, it said Wednesday. The decision was not a surprise: There’s only one other large, four-engine aircraft in production today, but it’s the Airbus A380, built by Boeing’s archenemy in France. Boei...


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Senate Passes Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Bill - Sentrius
[quote]WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to force construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, which President Obama is certain to veto in his first official clash with the new Republican-majority Congress. The five-year fight over the Keystone pipeline has become a...


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1,700 Private Jets Fly To Sweden To Discuss Global Warming - Sentrius
[quote]The skies above Switzerland are crammed full of private jets as billionaires and world leaders attend the annual World Economic Forum in Davos - [b]to discuss climate change among other things. [/b] There is set to be twice as many jets as normal in the airspace as those attending the meet...


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The Rainbow Flag Is Now Flying Over Alabama - Sentrius
[quote]A federal judge in Mobile, Alabama, on Friday struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, bringing the number of states that allow same-sex couples to marry to 37. "There has been no evidence presented that these marriage laws have any effect on the choices of couples to have or raise c...


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