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Here are four key amendments padding the Keystone XL bill

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

When the Senate voted Thursday to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the bill they passed was padded with a few extra measures. In an effort to get Republicans to make hard decisions on the Keystone XL bill, Democrats deluged the bill in recent days with amendments calling for...

Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passes Without Senator McCain’s Jones Act Amendment

The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday for the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but an amendment filed by Senator John McCain seeking to repeal the U.S. build requirement of the Jones Act was not attached. The post Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passes Without Senator McCain’s Jones Act Amendment appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

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The Jay Dobyns story hit Fox News. This morning I argued a first amendment case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; it was one of three cases argued. Video for the argument is here. My argument...

Spokane, Washington, woman updates on Comcast "Aghole" debacle

Woman whose billing account was renamed with a profanity says company trying to make amends

Justin Bieber addresses 'arrogant' behavior: 'I'm not that kid'

It looks like Justin Bieber is attempting to make amends before his Comedy Central roast on March 7. For Thursday's (Jan. 29) episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Bieber stopped by for a surprise visit to wish the host a happy birthday...Show More Summary

After 'whirlwind' debate, Senate set to approve Keystone pipeline bill

14 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

After three weeks and 50 amendment votes, the Senate was on track Thursday to approve legislation to expedite construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

From The Left: Why Are ND Republicans Promoting A Constitutional Convention?

Every two years, when the North Dakota Legislature meets, they have the opportunity to promote Constitutional Amendments to the United States Constitution through a process of Concurrent Resolutions. Each year, the North Dakota Legislature, which is very conservative, will send messages to congress saying they need to spend less, tax less, and do other things...

Update: Ending Corporatocracy in the Real World

The US House Judiciary Committee office confirmed they are gathering the original applications from State Legislatures for an Article V Convention to propose amendments to the US Constitution that were submitted to Congress over the last 200 plus years for the first time in history. Ohio Republican Steve Stivers proposed and passed a rule change ( Resolution.pdf ) [...]

Video: North Dakota House Defeats Amendment Exempting E-Cigs From Tobacco Tax

Next week the House Judiciary Committee will be hearing testimony on three separate bills related to e-cigarettes, but lawmakers got a preview of that debate today when the Finance and Taxation Committee kicked out an amendment to HB1133 which sought to exempt e-cigarettes and related products from tobacco taxes. The original bill, introduced at the...

OM Group, Inc (OMG): FrontFour Capital Slighty Trims Its Stake

Stephen Loukas, David A. Lorber, and Zachary George’s FrontFour Capital Group slighty reduced its stake in OM Group, Inc (NYSE:OMG) this Wednesday. As revealed in an amended 13D Form filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the investment firm sold around 38,000 shares of the company. Its holding amount to around 1.75 million Common […]

DOJ's Attempt To Turn 4th Amendment Into A 'Useless Piece Of Paper' Called Out By Justice Sotomayor

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Supreme Court's recent track record on the Fourth Amendment has been inconsistent, to say the least. For every win -- like the warrant requirement for cellphone searches incident to arrest (Riley v. California) -- there's been a loss -- the court's granting of permanent forgiveness for officers who predicate stops on nonexistent laws (Heien v. Show More Summary

Muslim Woman Sues Police For Forcing Her To Remove Hijab

The Dearborn, Michigan area is home to one of the largest Muslim populations in the United States, so this can’t be blamed on some small-town cops ignorant of the law. Of course, since that “law” is actually the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantee of freedom of religion, even that is not much of [...]

Murkowski Attacks Wilderness In Lower 48, Echoing Anti-Government Rancher Cliven Bundy

This may be the most far-reaching and bold anti-conservation amendment seen on the Senate floor in years. The post Murkowski Attacks Wilderness In Lower 48, Echoing Anti-Government Rancher Cliven Bundy appeared first on ThinkProgres...

College students fail to protect 11-foot snow penis from bulldozer

yesterdayOdd : Death and Taxes

Students shout "First Amendment!" among other ironic nonsense. It looks like a fun time, and good for the students to waste university money. Love it.

Murray Suggests Regional Funding of Second DSTT

At December’s Sound Transit Board Meeting, Mayor Murray offered an interesting amendment to the “building blocks” section of the long range plan (79:30): T18. In addition, as part of implementing a regional transit system, Sound Transit can explore policy and funding alternatives to address significant regional facilities, such as tunneling for future core system capacity […]

D.C. issues First Gun Permits!

This is a win for the Second Amendment for D.C. residents! The city’s ban on carrying firearms was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in July 2014, and so far, 8 D.C. residents have had their permits approved.

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes e ven victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.

If Supreme Court Redefines Marriage for All States, Amend the Constitution, Potential GOP Presidential Candidate Bobby Jindal Says

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has recently endorsed a plan to pass a federal amendment allowing states to ban gay marriage should the US Supreme Court strike rule against such laws.

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