FPL Daily News Reel: June 27, 2012
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Nuns’ bus tour protesting proposed federal budget cuts rolls into Cleveland
By Michael O’Malley — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Many of the nuns’ social service programs depend heavily on federal dollars, which, under a proposed federal budget adopted by the House of Representatives, would largely disappear, they said.
Road tripping nuns hit middle America
By Ted Rowlands — CNN
As the nuns moved from stop to stop, they received a warm reception. Some cheered and others teared up with emotion when they saw the nuns. Many said they had come to say thank you to all nuns for their decades of service.
GOP in no rush to legislate if ACA goes down
By Jake Sherman — Politico
Republicans still have only one thing in mind when it comes to President Barack Obama’s health care law: full repeal.
The Real Affordable Care Act Battle: Constitutionalists vs. Confederates
By Tom Perriello — The Atlantic
When the Justices hand down their ruling, it will be a decisive moment in a debate stretching back to the Articles of Confederation and the nation’s founding.
Who’s Paying for $6 Million of New Anti-Obamacare Ads?
By Stephanie Mencimer — Mother Jones
Concerned Women for America…announced late last week that it is spending $6 million to run ads that highlight “the consequences of President Obama’s health care plan.” But $6 million is an unusually large ad buy for the group, which hasn’t explained (and doesn’t have to disclose) where it got the money.
Arizona’s immigration law can’t take effect immediately
By Paloma Esquivel — Los Angeles Times
Soon after the Supreme Court handed down its ruling on Arizona’s landmark immigration law, Gov. Jan Brewer said she believed the controversial “show me your papers” provision of the law could immediately go into effect. That doesn’t seem to be the case.
The Politics of Immigration
By Jose Cruz — Sojourners, God’s Politics
Fast forward to today and you see the church reacting both from the heart of Jesus but also in necessity. Church leaders know that these policies of deportation through attrition will impact their congregations personally.
Step up for civil rights treaty for people with disabilities
By Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi — Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Opinion
Several important Jewish organizations are standing behind a critical international treaty to support civil rights, dignity and hope for people with disabilities. However, grass-roots help is urgently needed…