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The political peril of Supreme Court Obamacare case 28.5.2015 Daily Kos
Chief Justice John Roberts has a lot to think about these days. It's been clear for months that if the Supreme Court were to declare that Obamacare subsidies going to people who got their plans on the federal exchange were illegal, those affected would be almost entirely in the red states. That means 22 Republican senators running for re-election in 2016 would have to answer for their constituents losing health insurance. Conventional wisdom says "ouch." But The New York Times says, not so fast, because it could work the other way if the court upholds the law. Should the Obama administration win, relieved Democrats would crow that Obama's foremost domestic achievement had stood unscathed. But some say they'd have lost a potentially powerful cudgel for the 2016 campaigns: Being able to accuse Republicans of ending the assistance and disrupting health coverage for many. If Democrats lose in court, "It completely reverses the issue and puts us back on offense on health care," said Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., ...
DoJ asked to probe Jeb Bush fundraising 28.5.2015 Financial Times US
Campaign finance watchdogs say there is evidence former US governor violated election financing laws
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Chicago bond sale attracts $6bn in demand 28.5.2015 Financial Times US
Deficit-laden city sells $674m despite being downgraded to junk earlier this month
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The Texas Legislature’s Attempted Assault On LGBT Rights Ends With A Whimper 28.5.2015 Think Progres

None of Texas anti-LGBT bills prevailed, but Senators still made it clear where they stand.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Is Pat Toomey in good shape for re-election? This poll says no 28.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey Leading Off: • PA-Sen: In the last few months, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey has looked like the favorite in light-blue Pennsylvania. Two polls gave him a strong job approval rating , and national Democrats aren't happy to see their 2010 nominee, ex-Rep. Joe Sestak, making another run. However, a new survey from Public Policy Polling paints a very different picture of next year's Keystone State contest and finds that while Toomey starts with a lead, he's far from secure in a race that could decide control of the Senate. • 44-35 vs. ex-Rep. Chris Carney • 44-35 vs. state Sen. Vincent Hughes • 44-34 vs. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski • 46-41 vs. ex-Gov. Ed Rendell • 42-38 vs. 2010 nominee Joe Sestak • 44-33 vs. Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams Against all comers, Toomey takes between 42 and 46 percent of the vote, a bit far from the 50 percent mark he'd like to be at. PPP finds Toomey's approval rating underwater at 30-37, not a great place for an incumbent in an ...
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South Korea prosecutors appeal 'nut rage' verdict 28.5.2015 Hindustan Times: World
South Korean prosecutors Thursday appealed a court decision that acquitted the eldest daughter of Korean Airs chairman of disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia ...
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Avago Technologies to pay $37 billion for chipmaker rival Broadcom 28.5.2015 LA Times: Business
Avago Technologies will pay $37 billion for rival Broadcom as chipmakers bulk up.
Cheers and Jeers: Thursday 28.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Things You Find Between the Sofa Cushions Please rise and place your hand over your heart as Billy in Portland Maine, age 7 circa 1972, leads us in the Pledge: I [Up arrow] pledge a legence to the flag of the United States of amiarica and to stand on n nation under god idavisible with iberty and justis for all. Thank you. Please be seated. Let us eat paste. Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold... [Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! ...
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Pak executes FIA Fokker hijackers 17 years after conviction 28.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Pak executes FIA Fokker hijackers 17 years after conviction' at newkerala.com.
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Rinehart loses family trust battle 28.5.2015 BBC News: AsiaPacific
Australia's richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, loses control of the family trust to her daughter, after a long running legal battle.
Gina Rinehart's eldest daughter Bianca made trustee of $4bn trust fund 28.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Supreme court rules that Bianca, the eldest daughter of Gina Rinehart, is better suited than any of the alternatives to run family trust

The mining magnate Gina Rinehart’s eldest daughter, Bianca, will take control of family trust – which is estimated to be valued at $4bn – after the family’s long-running legal battle.

Justice Paul Brereton made the order in the supreme court in Sydney on Thursday, saying Bianca had demonstrated the ability to robustly assert the rights of the trust against her mother and her company, Hancock Prospecting.

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EPA issues water, stream rules 28.5.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday. The White House said the rules would provide much-needed clarity for landowners, but some Republicans and farm groups...
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Jeb Bush's favorite author pens book asking rich Americans to nullify U.S. laws 28.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Jeb Bush is a "total nerd" for Charles Murray. ThinkProgress is the latest to review Charles Murray's new book . Yes, that Charles Murray . The one who wrote The Bell Curve and other pseudoscientific efforts supposing that white menfolk have better genes and are therefore superior to everyone else. The one Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush cited as one of his most-liked authors, and someone who "shaped" his views. If you haven't heard , his new book is a real piece of work . Yes, we have bad news to report: Charles 'Bell Curve' Murray has lost faith in American democracy . Murray admits that the kind of government he seeks, a libertarian fantasy where much of our nation’s regulatory and welfare state has been dismantled, is “beyond the reach of the electoral process and the legislative process.” He also thinks it beyond the branch of government that is appointed by elected officials. The Supreme Court, Murray claims, “destroyed” constitutional “limits on the federal government’s spending ...
Obama will not seek Supreme Court protection on immigration measures 28.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of ' Obama will not seek Supreme Court protection on immigration measures ' at newkerala.com.
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Obama administration narrows focus on resurrecting immigration program 28.5.2015 LA Times: Nation
Lawyers for the Obama administration said Wednesday that they were refocusing their legal strategy in an effort to restart the president's plan to grant temporary legal protection to millions of illegal immigrants.
Make your vote count. Sign the remap petition 28.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
In Illinois, the current legislative maps were drawn by Democrats to elect Democrats. In Texas, they were drawn by Republicans to elect ...
White House has been aided recently by ruling in contraceptives case 28.5.2015 Washington Post: Politics
When a split Supreme Court last June exempted some companies from providing female employees with some contraceptive coverage because of the employers’ religious objections, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sounded the alarm.Read full article ...
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White House Finally Stands Up to Google (For a Lousy Reason) 28.5.2015 Wired Top Stories
The White House says the Supreme Court should reject Google's appeal of a decision calling APIs ...
Private landowners denounce new clean water rules as government overreach 28.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Regulations to extend pollution protections upstream has defenders of private property complaining of official meddling in country’s ponds and ditches

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Obama administration won’t seek emergency stay from Supreme Court on immigration injunction 28.5.2015 Washington Post: Politics
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it will not seek an emergency stay from the Supreme Court to immediately lift an injunction on President Obama's deferred action program for undocumented immigrants.Read full article ...
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