It’s ironic that Edward Snowden has blown the whistle on the National Security Administration (NSA) for eavesdropping on fellow Americans and then he ducks out to Hong Kong (China) and Russia, two of America’s long-time adversaries, who would love nothing more than to get their hands on Snowden’s information.
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The Supreme Court has handed down a decision on the Voting Rights Law of 1965. Since its passage, the law has given the Department of Justice the power to review anything to do with voting in those states and political subdivisions which, in the 1960s, displayed a pattern of voting discrimination. This law has been re-enacted ever since it was first passed, most recently in 2006 by wide, bi-partisan majorities. [Full Story »]
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A controversy surrounding the re-drawing of district lines heatedly continued as county commissioners chose a consultant to help with the process. Following the data gathered during the 2000 census, the county was required by law to redraw district lines so that an even number of registered voters were represented in each district. Commissioners chose Wilson Miller Company to assist them and a redistricting committee even though the company was the highest of two bidders. [Full Story »]