Monthly Archives: February 2013

Section 5 of Voting Rights Act Before Supreme Court Today

Voting Rights Act passed by Congress in 1965 ensured that states could not get around the new law by coming up with more changes to local voting rules. For those areas that had historically discriminated against people, the law required … Continue reading

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President’s Salary Exempt From Sequestration

President Barack Obama won’t have to worry about his paycheck if the spending sequestration included in the Budget Control Act that he signed into law in 2011 begins taking effect this Friday. A report published last month by the Congressional … Continue reading

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If Obama Was Cutting Your Budget . . .

Why would federal agencies cut their most vital assets instead of trimming around the edges? After all, the sequestration cuts are only 2.4 percent of federal spending. Take a couple of examples. President Obama said that “Air traffic controllers and … Continue reading

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