Tuesday Morning News Roundup 4-22-2014

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

  • The Supreme Court delivered another setback to affirmative action Tuesday, easing the way for states to bar public colleges from considering race in admissions. The 6-2 decision upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans preferential treatment based on race, gender, ethnicity or national origin. Source: POLITICO…

 

  • Massachusetts representative Stephen Lynch isn’t just worried about the negative impact Obamacare will have on his party’s performance this fall — he also thinks its worst effects on our health-care system are still to come. Lynch, who voted against the Affordable Care Act in 2010, warned that the situation is “going to hit the fan” when the law’s delayed provisions go into effect down the road. Source: National Review…

 

  • Vice President Joe Biden addressed Ukrainian legislators Tuesday in a committee room of the Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, where he began his remarks by thanking the legislators for “making me feel relevant again.” Biden is in Ukraine to show support for the Ukrainian government as that country faces continued pressure and threats from Russia. Source: The Weekly Standard…   

 

  • The United States has released $1 billion in cash assets to Iran in April alone under the interim nuclear deal aimed at ratcheting back Iran’s nuclear program, according to the White House. Source: The Washington Free Beacon…

 

  • The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility took a swipe at the EPA for sending bureaucrat Gina McCarthy on a greenhouse gas-generating five city tour for Earth Day. Administrator McCarthy will undertake a greenhouse gas laden week-long tour that will “far exceed” any benefit from her climate change proselytizing. Source: Breitbart…

 

  • In the budget proposal he presented to Congress last month, President Barack Obama called for what would be the highest level of sustained taxation ever imposed on the American people, according to the analysis published last week by the Congressional Budget Office. Source: CNS News… 

 

  • At a time when the still-sluggish economy has sent a flood of jobless young adults back home, older people are quietly moving in with their parents at twice the rate of their younger counterparts. Source: The Los Angeles Times…

 

  • For Americans who can’t find jobs, the booming demand for temp workers has been a path out of unemployment, but now many fear it’s a dead-end route. With full-time work hard to find, these workers have built temping into a de facto career, minus vacation, sick days or insurance. Source: CNBC… 

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