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The Supreme Court Speaks: In Plain English

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Are you wondering what the recent rulings mean? DOMA The federal Defense of Marriage Act defines “marriage,” for purposes of over a thousand federal laws and programs, as a union between a man and a woman only. In United States v. Windsor, the challenge to DOMA, the Court ruled, by a vote of five to […]

Supreme Court Spotlight

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Have you kept up with the high profile cases recently heard or to soon be heard by the court? If you’ve heard some of the headlines but are looking for more information on each of the recent high profile cases, the SCOTUS blog is a great source of information. Take a look at the excerpts […]

Revisiting Paul Ryan and the “Path to Prosperity”

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Do you remember Paul Ryan’s Budget? Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, is a man with a master plan. He made that obvious with the passage of the GOP controlled House budget plan in March. With the announcement of a Romney-Ryan Presidential ticket this weekend, the middle class, poor, elderly, unions and many […]

U.S. Supreme Court Healthcare Decision: Message from Anita Estell

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The decision today by the U.S Supreme Court and the role that Chief Justice Roberts played in upholding the Affordable Care Act will be one for the history books. What a sight I witnessed at the Links Incorporated National Assembly meeting taking place in Orlando, Florida this week.  The thousands in attendance erupted in celebration. […]

Arizona v. United States

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Have you been following the Supreme Court case? Arizona v. United States, the federal challenge to Arizona immigration law S.B. 1070, will significantly impact immigration policy in the US for years to come. As you may recall, the most controversial part of the bill includes a requirement that police officers check the immigration status of […]

The Supreme Court and Healthcare

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Wondering what happens next? The Washington Post ran a great article recently detailing the next steps. While the Justices likely know the ruling already, the world will have to wait until this summer to hear the ruling.    “It starts with a conference on Friday, where the justices— and only the justices —likely will discuss […]

Patient Protective Care Act, from Congress to the Supreme Court

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Are you following the journey the Patient Protective Care Act has taken from Congressional passing to this week’s Supreme Court hearings? This week the Supreme Court began three days of oral arguments over President Obama’s health-care overhaul, pitting the Obama administration against 26 states that say Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to obtain […]

This Week’s Top Ten

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Have you heard of THOMAS, an online database listing legislative information form the Library of Congress? As you know, we periodically feature a list of the top ten THOMAS bills searched online. This week’s list finds some surprises. The list is compiled from the top ten legislative items searched on THOMAS, compiled on 3/24/2012 from […]

The White House: State of the Union Address + Office Hours

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Did you know that you can participate in an open session of “Office Hours” with President Obama’s key administrators? On Jan 24th President Obama delivers his fourth State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress, the Supreme Court and most importantly, our nation. Starting at 9 pm EST. Leading up to the address and […]

Facts: Current Women in Office by the Numbers

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So exactly how many women currently serve as elected officials across our country? Let’s take a look at the facts. The Center for American Women and Politics has compiled a list and fact sheet for each level of government. The list below contains the current numbers of women officeholders, followed by links to basic fact […]

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