Posts by Sarah Rumpf  (Page 2)
 

Apple’s Fight With the FBI Highlights Privacy vs. Security Debate

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Posted by    Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 2:45pm 2/18/2016 at 2:45pm
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A legal fight between Apple and the FBI is highlighting some critically important issues in the debate between privacy and security.

After the San Bernardino attacks, an iPhone 5C belonging to one of the two shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook, was among the evidence gathered by the FBI. The FBI obtained a warrant to search...

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SCOTUS Stops Obama’s Clean Power Plan

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:15pm 2/10/2016 at 6:15pm

Yet another Obama administration initiative was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) was a far-reaching effort by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to control greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants under the Clean Air Act (CAA). If implemented, the CPP would have closed hundreds...

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Carly Fiorina fighting to get in NH GOP Debate (Reader Poll)

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 5:45pm 2/3/2016 at 5:45pm
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Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is fighting to get on the debate stage on Saturday, the last one before the New Hampshire primary next Tuesday.

Current rules will issue invitations to the Republican candidates who finished in the top three in Monday’s Iowa caucus — that would be Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Donald Trump,...

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The Conservative Case for Marco Rubio

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 8:30am 1/26/2016 at 8:30am

Florida Senator Marco Rubio would be a strong conservative choice for the Republican nomination for President.

In this post I will present you with the facts about his strengths and his conservative record. And yes, I’ll also address the two big criticisms, experience and immigration, and lay out why they are strengths for him.

Rubio’s...

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Will Your Car Tattle on You?

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Posted by    Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:30pm 12/12/2015 at 1:30pm

Technology can often be both a blessing and a curse, as one driver found out when her smart car’s safety features ended up implicating her in a hit-and-run accident.

Smart car + hit-and-run = Police on your doorstep

The combination of GPS navigation and automatic reporting is what spelled trouble for Cathy Bernstein, a...

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Trump Calls for Ban on All Muslims from Entering US – Even American Citizens

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Posted by    Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7:30pm 12/7/2015 at 7:30pm

Presidential candidate Donald Trump sucked up all the media oxygen yet again on Monday when his campaign released a statement calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

Many on Twitter assumed at first that the...

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Texas Files Suit to Block Syrian Refugees

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:30pm 12/2/2015 at 7:30pm

On Wednesday afternoon, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, on behalf of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (Texas HHSC), filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas seeking to block the resettlement of six Syrian refugees in Texas.

The lawsuit names as defendants various federal entities such as...

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Wave of Governors Say Their States Will Refuse Syrian Refugees

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 10:00am 11/17/2015 at 10:00am

A growing list of mostly Republican Governors sent open letters to the federal government on Monday, announcing that because of the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, their states would not accept refugees from Syria, and urging the federal government to cease any efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United States unless better security...

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Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Against Obama’s Executive Immigration Action

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Posted by    Monday, November 9, 2015 at 9:28pm 11/9/2015 at 9:28pm

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals just issued an opinion (full embed at bottom of post) upholding a lower court preliminary injunction against Obama’s unilateral immigration executive order.

The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) program expanded a previous effort, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) by the Obama...

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‘Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan’ Blog Relaunches After Its Hero is Elected Speaker

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:45pm 10/30/2015 at 7:45pm

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) was officially sworn in as Speaker of the House on Thursday, and the sign over the doorway to the Speaker’s Office wasn’t the only change.

The “Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan” Tumblr, first launched in April 2012 with a seemingly...

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Florida GOP Trolls Hillary Clinton at Her Own Event, Using Her Own Supporters

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Posted by    Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 3:15pm 10/29/2015 at 3:15pm

When Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton had an event in South Florida earlier this month, he Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) sent a staffer armed with a video camera and a devastatingly damaging question: “Can you name her accomplishments?”

On Wednesday, RPOF released a YouTube video showing Hillary supporters enthusiastically voicing their...

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Judge Issues Ruling Recognizing Gay Common-Law Marriage in Texas

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Posted by    Monday, October 12, 2015 at 11:30am 10/12/2015 at 11:30am

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that there was a right under the Fourteenth Amendment to gay marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges, this meant that the marriage laws in each of the states had to be interpreted without discriminating against same-sex couples.

As I wrote here last month, “[f]or gay couples living in a state that...

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Gay Couples in Common Law Marriage States: Call Your Lawyer

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 8:30am 9/30/2015 at 8:30am

A wedding is not just two people exchanging rings; it is an entanglement of their personal, legal, and business affairs. For better or for worse, marriage affects a broad and substantial list of rights involving inheritance, property, child custody, and more. Now that gay marriage is legal in all fifty states, both...

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