Government

Called Out: Michelle Obama Confronts Gay-Rights Heckler at Fundraiser

    Called Out: Michelle Obama Confronts Gay-Rights Heckler at Fundraiser
A pro-gay rights audience member heckled and shouted at Michelle Obama last night regarding an executive order to prohibit sex discrimination as the first lady was speaking at a Democratic
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Obama Health Care Plan

A Summary of the Obama Health Care PlanPresident Obama passed the bill that led to the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which many politicians simply refer to
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Deficit

What Is the Government Deficit?A deficit is the difference between a reference amount and the actual sum of money. In the government, the deficit is difference during a fiscal year
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The “Fiscal Cliff” will Certainly Affect States’ Budgets

The fiscal cliff is the expiration of federal tax provisions and implementation of spending cuts scheduled for January 2013.  If the fiscal cliff occurs, states—especially those connected to the federal
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Virgin Islands Senator Indicted for Multiple Types of Fraud

On November 8, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of the Virgin Islands announced that Senator Alvin Williams,
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Baylor University Medical Center to Pay over $900,000

On November 27, 2012, the Department of Justice announced that Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Health Care System, and HealthTexas
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Deeply Divided: Supreme Court Hears Both Sides on Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Case

  As supporters and protestors alike fervently debated the issue of same-sex marriage outside the United States Supreme Court building,
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U.S. Senate

A Look at the U.S. SenateThe U.S. government consists of three branches of government, the judicial branch, executive branch, and
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And the Wait Begins: Arguments end in Second Same-Sex Marriage Case

  A majority of Supreme Court justices posed questions in oral arguments today regarding the Federal Defense of Marriage Act,
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Federalism

A Look at Federalism in the United StatesIn the United States, government is recognized on both the state and national level. This relationship between the levels is known as federalism.
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