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Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert Shutdown 25.6.2016 NPR News
Legislators, pressured by the state Supreme Court, passed a $38 million package for the state's underfunded schools. Justices had threatened to close all public schools in Kansas after this month.
Kansas lawmakers pass school funding fix to avert shutdown 25.6.2016 AP Politics
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas legislators passed an education funding plan Friday night after top Republicans rewrote it to gain broad, bipartisan support so that it would satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across the state might shut down....
Exxon-Mobil is abusing the first amendment 25.6.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The oil giant is brazenly invoking the First Amendment to block a subpoena by state attorneys general into the company’s global warming research.
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The Supreme Court's immigration deadlock heads straight to the campaign trail 25.6.2016 Daily Kos
Just a little over an hour after news broke Thursday that the  Supreme Court had deadlocked over President Obama’s immigration actions, he told reporters in the White House briefing room that voters face a "very real choice" about what kind of country we'd like to be. That choice translated almost instantly on to the campaign trail, reports David Nakamura. Choice No. 1: In a statement, issued in both English and Spanish, [Hillary] Clinton referred to Trump’s characterization last year of Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “murderers,” and she pledged to introduce a comprehensive immigration reform bill within her first 100 days in office. “I believe we are stronger together. When we embrace immigrants, not denigrate them. When we build bridges, not walls,” Clinton said. Choice No. 2: The courts have halted “one of the most unconstitutional actions ever undertaken by a President,” Trump said in a statement. “The executive amnesty from President Obama wiped away the immigration rules written by Congress, ...
Trump and the CIA (Christians in Action) 25.6.2016 Washington Post
Trump and the CIA (Christians in Action)
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On Brexit and immigration ruling, Libertarian presidential hopeful swerves 25.6.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Gary Johnson is siding generally with Republicans on the meaning of Brexit, while sounding a bit like Democrats on the Supreme Court's decision to maintain a stay on President Obama's order to allow many undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation.
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Newspapers Mourn High Court Removing Obama 'Shield for Millions' of Illegal Aliens 25.6.2016 NewsBusters
Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes reported Friday that a deadlocked Supreme Court handed Obama a huge defeat: “President Obama suffered the biggest legal defeat of his administration Thursday when a deadlocked Supreme Court failed to revive his stalled plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and give them the right to work legally in the United States.” But this was the large headline: “Plan to shield illegal aliens suffers ...
Time for Tears at NY Times: Obama’s Imperial Immigration Act Fails at SCOTUS 25.6.2016 NewsBusters
Immigration is the issue where the New York Times' liberal slant is most obvious, and Friday's edition did not fail to provide it. The Supreme Court effectively doomed President Obama’s executive actions in 2014 to unilaterally shield some five million illegal immigrants from deportation, and the New York Times' front-page “news analysis," “Lines Drawn for November,” immediately pounced on what it considers a golden political opportunity for Democrats in ...
While You Were Offline: What Twitter Talks About When It’s Not Talking Brexit 25.6.2016 Wired Top Stories
While You Were Offline: What Twitter Talks About When It’s Not Talking Brexit
A whole lot of ridiculousness went down online this past week, but most of it disappeared as soon as news broke that the UK had voted to leave the EU. The post While You Were Offline: What Twitter Talks About When It's Not Talking Brexit appeared first on WIRED.
Megyn Kelly Referees Showdown Between Trump Spox And Immigration Activist 25.6.2016 Crooks Liars
Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, has been in the public eye quite often lately, his story not uncommon for millions of people who live and work among us. On Thursday's Kelly File, Pulitzer Prize winner , Vargas shared his personal story to put a face to the millions of 'illegal immigrants' (as Trump would suggest) that are also in his shoes. Unfortunately, he had to endure the ramblings of Trump spokeswoman and shoplifting convict, Katrina Pierson, who embodies the disgust her boss has for people who were born outside the U.S. (Unless this person is a female and a model) The three were addressing the 4-4 tie by the incomplete SCOTUS, which ruled in favor of the lower court's rebuke of the President's program on Immigration, leaving millions in a perilous position. Kelly asked him how and why he came to the U.S. JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS: My mom, yeah. My mother sent me here. KELLY: Right. And you haven’t seen her in over a decade? VARGAS: Twenty-three years this ...
The Isle of Constitutional Radicalism 25.6.2016 Balkinization
The Isle of Constitutional Radicalism
Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 132: Republicans duck Trump but want to hand him the Supreme Court 24.6.2016 Daily Kos
It's Friday, June 24 and Day 132 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 99 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. What's the Senate doing today instead of considering the Supreme Court nominee?  It’s Friday, so they’re sure not voting on anything. But there’s an interesting campaign trend we should talk about. Republican senators and Senate candidates don’t want to campaign with Donald Trump : Sens.  Kelly Ayotte  and  Richard Burr ’s offices said they had to be in Washington when Trump came to their states last week. McCain and Rep.  Joe Heck , who just won a GOP Senate primary, had scheduling conflicts when Trump was in Arizona and Nevada over the weekend. As Trump rallied at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, McCain was preparing for the “Swaggies,” a local chamber of commerce awards dinner 20 miles down the road. They won't be seen in ...
Affirmative Action Won, But Now It Faces a Far Bigger Threat 24.6.2016 Mother Jones
Samuel Alito knows how to play the long game. The Supreme Court justice might find himself increasingly authoring dissents for the minority side of the eight-member court, following the February death of Justice Antonin Scalia, but that doesn't keep him from trying to move the ball on ideological issues he cares about . In his opinions, he has invited activists to bring new anti-union cases and advanced a far more radical interpretation of religious freedom than the court has ever recognized. And on Thursday, in his lengthy dissent in a major affirmative action case , he seemed to lay the groundwork to bolster two other cases making their way to the court that could prove far more threatening to the use of race in college admissions. Thursday's surprise ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas upheld the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, in a case brought eight years ago by Abigail Fisher, who claimed she was shut out of the flagship state university because she was white. The court ...
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President Obama designates first national LGBT monument at the site of Stonewall 24.6.2016 Daily Kos
The White House announced Friday that President Obama has designated the first national monument honoring LGBT rights at the site of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City. Below is a partial excerpt of the White House press release : The new Stonewall National Monument will protect the area where, on June 28, 1969, a community’s uprising in response to a police raid sparked the modern LGBT civil rights movement in the United States. The designation will create the first official National Park Service unit dedicated to telling the story of LGBT Americans, just days before the one year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality in all 50 states. Additionally, in celebration of the designation and New York City’s Pride festival, the White House, in coordination with the National Park Foundation and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, is releasing a video that will be played on the billboards in Times Square on Saturday, June 25, beginning at 12:00pm ...
Why Immigrant Parents Need Legal Protections for Their Children 24.6.2016 Truthout - All Articles
A deadlocked Supreme Court has thrown out President Obama's executive actions program that would have allowed more than 4 million immigrants to stay in the United States, but that won't keep children from seeking refuge in the United States. Parents will continue to send their children across the border as long as they face risks at home. Protestors demonstrate in support of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA, in front of the US Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2016. (Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) "I don't want them here, but I had no choice."  Margaret explained how her two teenaged children traveled alone in early 2014 to the United States from Honduras with the aid of coyotes, or smugglers. As a single mother faced with little economic opportunity in Honduras, Margaret (who is identified by a pseudonym in this article to protect her privacy) left her two children with her parents in 2006 to find work in the US. For ...
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As SCOTUS Deadlocks on Obama's Immigration Plan, Immigrants "Continue to Live in Daily Fear" 24.6.2016 Truthout - All Articles
In a major setback for the immigrant rights movement, a divided Supreme Court has blocked President Obama's plan to shield as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. On Thursday, the court returned a 4-4 ruling, leaving in place a lower court decision that Obama had overstepped his authority. The case concerned Obama's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program, or DAPA, which would have shielded millions of immigrants with US citizen or permanent resident children from deportation. It also affects Obama's attempt to expand the existing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which since 2012 has protected immigrants brought to the United States as children. The ruling is likely to further amplify the role of immigration in the 2016 presidential election. We speak with Thomas Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, who was one of four attorneys to argue the immigration case before the Supreme Court. TRANSCRIPT This is a rush ...
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The Supreme Court makes an uneasy but fair decision on affirmative action 24.6.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
In upholding the University of Texas admissions program, the court made clear that race-based policies are inherently dicey.
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The Stonewall Inn Is Officially A National Monument Commemorating LGBT History 24.6.2016 Think Progres

LGBT history is recognized with a national monument for the first time ever.

The post The Stonewall Inn Is Officially A National Monument Commemorating LGBT History appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Christie’s Education Funding Plan Sounds Like Common Sense, But Spells Disaster For Poor Schools 24.6.2016 Think Progres

Chris Christie's new education funding plan has "fairness" in the title but that doesn't mean it is actually fair.

The post Christie’s Education Funding Plan Sounds Like Common Sense, But Spells Disaster For Poor Schools appeared first on ThinkProgress.

News roundup: House Democrats eye more guerrilla tactics 24.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
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