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Monday Morning News Roundup 4-21-2014

April 21, 2014 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a group of Tennessee law students last week that the government has the Constitutional right to implement taxes, “but if it reaches a certain point, perhaps you should revolt.” Source: The Washington Times…

 

  • Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) on Friday called for a Senate hearing into the dispute between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over cattle grazing. Heller described as “patriots” the people who came armed to Bundy’s ranch after the BLM began to seize his cattle for refusing to pay grazing fees and fines that now total more than $1 million. Source: The Hill…

 

  • In Salt Lake City Friday, representatives from Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington met for a “Legislative Summit on the Transfer of Public Lands.” Source: The Christian Science Monitor…  

 

  • Georgia insurers received more than 220,000 applications for health coverage in the Affordable Care Act’s exchange as of the official federal deadline of March 31, state officials said Wednesday. Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, though, said premiums have been received for only 107,581 of those policies, which cover 149,465 people. Source: Georgia Health News…

 

  • Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday dismissed the potential political impact of a delayed decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, calling it a “complex” decision that will need to be carefully weighed. Source: Washington Examiner… 

 

  • Brazil is to host a two-day international meeting, starting on Wednesday, called by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, one of the international leaders who was a target of U.S. surveillance. “The U.S. has lost the moral authority to talk about a free and open internet,” said a former senior U.S. government official ahead of the meeting. Source: Financial Times…  

 

  • Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan. The move risks angering China, locked in a dispute with Japan over nearby islands which they both claim. Source: Reuters…  

 

  • If you want to learn what Hillary Clinton meant by “the vast right-wing conspiracy,” part of the extensive collection of dossiers the Bill Clinton White House kept on its media enemies was released Friday by the Clinton Library. Source: WND…

 

  • A new bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives aims at curbing overzealous photoshopping of models and celebrities in advertisements. Called the “Truth in Advertising Act,” the bill is co-sponsored by Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from Florida and Democratic Rep. Lois Capps of California. Source: ABC News… 

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