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California Voters Afforded Opportunity This November to Weigh-In on "Corporate Personhood" 23.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Deep in the Tell-Tale Heart of the Texas GOP 23.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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NBC Continues Blackout of Latest ObamaCare Rulings 23.7.2014 NewsBusters
On Tuesday, July 22 ObamaCare was dealt a mixed bag via two different rulings from federal appeals courts. At issue is the constitutionality of IRS tax subsidies given to individuals who purchase health insurance through the federal exchange rather than through their state-run exchange.   The conflicting rulings means that ObamaCare is likely headed back to the Supreme Court and could put the entire Affordable Care Act in jeopardy but NBC has yet to acknowledge the case on both its Nightly News and Today show broadcasts. [See video below.] ...
Why A Jury’s Historic $3M Award To A Family Sickened By Fracking May Never Be Paid 23.7.2014 Think Progres

If the case gets to the notoriously political Texas Supreme Court, it's doubtful the Parrs will ever see that $3 million.

The post Why A Jury’s Historic $3M Award To A Family Sickened By Fracking May Never Be Paid appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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READ IN: Wednesday, July 23, 2014: Split rulings on Obamacare, Congress taking up different immigration measures, Perdue wins in GA SEN, Oregon to vote on marijuana legalization, Hagan finally buys ad time 23.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Do you Read In? Sign up her e to get all the political news you need, delivered every weekday to your inbox at 8 a.m. ET! A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference call. -- Judges on two separate U.S. Courts of Appeals issued contradictory rulings on the constitutionality of insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act that help millions afford health care in states that did not choose to set up their own insurance marketplaces. A panel of judges on the D.C. Circuit struck down the subsidies, while a panel of judges for the 4th Circuit, in Richmond, upheld those subsidies in a separate case. The administration will ask the full D.C. Circuit to hear the case, while ACA opponents in the 4th Circuit believe they have a better shot at winning in the Supreme Court. ( Washington Post ...
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Health care law has confusing day in court 23.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Two U.S. Court of Appeals panels issued conflicting decisions on an issue with the potential to gut the health care overhaul. The two rulings could lead to another U.S. Supreme Court showdown over the controversial law, all because of what one of the law's opponents initially called "a glitch."
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Halbig, King and perspective 23.7.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
If only Obamacare'€™s authors were around & we could ask them if the federal exchange wasn'€™t supposed to get subsidies   http://t.co/... Robert Pear /NY Times: The law “does not authorize the I.R.S. to provide tax credits for insurance purchased on federal exchanges,” the panel said. The law, it said, “plainly makes subsidies available only on exchanges established by states.” Aides to Mr. Obama said the ruling seemed to fly in the face of common sense. “You don’t need a fancy legal degree to understand that Congress intended for every eligible American to have access to tax credits that would lower their health care costs, regardless of whether it was state officials or federal officials who were running the marketplace,” said Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary. “I think that is a pretty clear intent of the congressional law.” Reacting to the ruling, a Justice Department spokeswoman, Emily Pierce, said, “We believe that this decision is incorrect, inconsistent with congressional intent, ...
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The Epic Fight to Protect Whales From the U.S. Navy 23.7.2014 Wired Top Stories
On the morning of March 15, 2000, 17 beaked whales stranded themselves on beaches in the northern Bahamas. It was an terrible and extraordinary event: beaked whales are the world's deepest-diving mammals, and these creatures had spent most of their lives in deep undersea canyons. For just one to show up in shallow water would be extremely unusual. For 17 to strand was almost inconceivable, and it might have remained a mystery but for an equally extraordinary ...
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Timing of Katju's allegations needs to be questioned 23.7.2014 Rediff: News
If Justice Katju had desired change, the better way was to approach the new government, and the new law minister, says N Sathiya Moorthy.
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Conflicting Obamacare Rulings Set Stage For Supreme Court Face-Off 23.7.2014 NPR News
Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting views of the subsidies available under Obamacare. The problem is the language in one subsection of the 950-page law — boiling down to just three words.
In 2 rulings on health care law, votes of 6 appellate judges break along party lines 23.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Judges in health care rulings vote party line 23.7.2014 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them....
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Judge: State’s’s gay-marriage ban may be unconstitutional 23.7.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state’s request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter.U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore indicated that the injunction sought by gay couples...
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Obama administration to tweak birth control mandate 23.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is developing a method for religious organizations opposed to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act to opt out of providing the coverage in their health plans without filling out a ...
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Federal judge to rule whether to overturn Colorado's gay marriage ban immediately 23.7.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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White House working on new birth control insurance rule 23.7.2014 LA Times: Top News
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At forum, Democratic attorney general candidates tout experience 23.7.2014 Twincities.com: Local

MADISON, Wis. -- The three Democratic candidates for attorney general agreed on most political issues during a public forum Tuesday, so they sought to differentiate themselves by touting their experience and ability to win the November general election.

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Open thread for night owls: Five fat corporadoes want to abandon United States to avoid taxes 23.7.2014 Daily Kos
Dave Johnson at the Campaign for America's Future writes 5 Giant Un-American Corporations Trying to Bolt U.S. to Avoid Taxes : Corporations get enormous benefits that regular “persons” do not. One of the biggest is limited liability. This means that the shareholders are not liable for the debts of the corporation. A corporation can get in a lot of trouble, financial and otherwise, and then just close up shop, divide its assets to its creditors, and the shareholders can just walk away losing only the money they originally put in. While it might be a “person” to certain members of the Supreme Court, there is no person to be made to work off the debt or to put in jail. Corporations also enjoy lower tax rates than people do. (Except for the people who make a gain from the shares: they get a special, even lower tax rate called “capital gains.” Why is this? The capital gains tax rate is lower because the wealthiest make most of their income from capital gains, and the wealthiest make most of their income from ...
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Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash 23.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. But the split rulings don’t necessarily mean another trip to the Supreme Court for the Affordable Care Act. And White House spokesman Josh Earnest immediately announced that millions of consumers will keep getting financial aid for their premiums — billions of dollars in all — as the administrat...
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Supreme Court: Arizona execution can to proceed 23.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Tucson, Ariz. • The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country. The court ruled in favor of Arizona officials in the case of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who was convicted of murder in the 1989 shooting deaths of his estranged girlfriend and her father. The state plans to execute him Wednesday. Wood, 55, argued he has a First Amendment right to details about the ...
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