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Defund Obamacare Vote Before House; 13 Shot In Chicago; Faith In Climate Change Declines; Obama Wars Against Coal; Keep The Constitution To Yourself – TGIF Friday Morning News Roundup 9-20-2013

September 20, 2013 by  

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

  • In using the threat of a government shutdown as leverage, House Republicans will vote Friday on legislation they view as their single best opportunity to block Obamacare, the President’s signature legislative accomplishment, just as it is about to take hold – UPDATE: Bill passes House; now moves to Senate. Source: The Los Angeles Times…

 

  • Semehca Nunn tried hard to talk about her 3-year-old grandson, one of 13 people shot as neighbors played basketball in Cornell Square Park in the Back of the Yards Thursday night. “They need to stop, they need to stop,” Nunn said, the last word coming out as almost a shriek as she closed her eyes and collapsed crying. Witnesses told police a gray sedan pulled up to the park around 10:15 p.m. and two people opened fire in the 1800 block of West 51st Street. Source: Chicago Tribune…

 

  • Climate change skepticism is rapidly increasing in the U.K., with a fifth of people now unconvinced the world’s temperature is changing. The number of people who do not believe climate change is real has increased by 400% since 2005. Source: Express UK

 

  • Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy will present later today new draft rules for how much carbon dioxide power plants are to be allowed to spew into the atmosphere. The proposal is considered historic, especially by those who had to sift the 2.5 million or so public comments on the previous draft of these rules. Source: Bloomberg Businessweek…

 

  • The Constitution guarantees the right to free speech, but don’t try to pass out copies of it at Modesto Junior College in California. A student at the school who tried to pass out pocket-size pamphlets of the very document that memorializes our rights got shut down on Sept. 17 – a date also known as Constitution Day. Source: Fox D.C.… 

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