Archive | September, 2011

Episode 40: Job Creation, Small Business and the Upcoming Supreme Court Term

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This week the President spoke at LinkedIn, and the GOP was at Facebook. The power and influence of social networks is revolutionizing politics
This week Charley and Eva jump right in to the fray as the 2012 election campaigns begin to heat up in both camps — and right here in the Bay Area no less. We cover the town hall meetings recently hosted by LinkedIn and Facebook, we talk briefly about Congressman Don Young from Alaska who…
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As social networks begin to connect more and more Americans to the political pulse of the country, election year 2012 will be very interesting indeed..

The Power of Social Networks and the Supreme Court

As election year 2012 draws ever closer, join Charley and Eva for quite a ride as we storm through the issues this week — from the President’s town hall at LinkedIn, to the GOP “young guns” (Cantor, McCarthy and Ryan) at Facebook and then to a preview of the most interesting cases the Supreme Court…
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Orwell's nightmare may already be a reality

Supreme Court to Rule on ‘Big Brother’ Tracking

Just like the rest of the fall entertainment, the new Supreme Court season is set to commence next week. In addition to a ruling on the President’s health care bill, there are a number of high-profile fourth amendment cases set to take the stage. The Fourth Amendment to the constitution is the part of the…
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These nine justices may yet have the final word on universal health care

Lawyers Move Obama Health Care Battle to Supreme Court

On Monday the Obama administration declined to ask for a full appeal in the 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta, ensuring a decision by the Supreme Court before June 2012. In other words, the administration will, for better or worse, have a definitive answer on the constitutionality of the plan right as the election campaign changes…
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With a last-minute deal, the government remains able for action -- for now.

How did the Senate Avert a Government Shutdown?

Starting first with an update on the federal budget battle, by a vote of 79-12 the Senate has passed a seven-week funding extension for government agencies running out of money, averting a government shutdown. While the House is absent from Washington, the leadership signalled a voice vote with unanimous consent for this short-term funding bill to keep…
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