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FPL Daily News Reel: June 7, 2012

June 7, 2012, 1:06 pm | Posted by Casey Schoeneberger

The FPL News Reel is a daily round-up of the top faith and politics stories in the news. You can sign up for the email version of the News Reel here, subscribe to the RSS feed here, and follow it on twitter at @FPLNewsreel.

Nuns’ group plans bus trip to protest the Ryan budget
By Dan Merica — CNN, Belief Blog
“I think he was so direct in draping himself in the mantle of Catholic social teaching,” Campbell said. “He took the words but he took none of the meaning in the forming of the budget.”

Wisconsin’s dangerous result
By E.J. Dionne Jr. — Washington Post, Opinion
The left will make a big mistake if it ignores the lessons of the failed recall in Wisconsin of Gov. Scott Walker (R). The right will make an even bigger error if it allows the Wisconsin results to feed its inclination toward winner-take-all politics.

Wisconsin: Time to Speak the Truth, Not Move On
By Steve Jerbi — Sojourners, God’s Politics
We should not “get over” the reality that this was the most expensive election in state history and ignore the questions of where the money comes from and how it influences outcomes.

Just How Hard Was It to Vote In Wisconsin?
By Abby Rapoport — American Prospect
Last night’s Wisconsin recall resulted in more than just Governor Scott Walker’s re-election. It also showed the tremendous difficulties some voters in the state faced simply trying to cast their ballot.

Gov. Rick Scott: voter purge lawful, feds are wrong and breaking the law
By Marc Caputo and Steve Bousquet — Miami Herald
In a sharply-worded letter, the Scott administration all but dares the Justice Department to sue Florida for allegedly violating voting rights laws.

The SBA List’s “Free Speech” Battle
By Monica Potts — American Prospect
The lawsuit’s plaintiff is a former Ohio representative for the Cincinnati area, Steve Driehaus. The group attacked Democrats who oppose abortion… arguing that their support for the health-care-reform act that year would direct taxpayer dollars to abortions.

Upholding the ACA is a constitutional, moral imperative
By Rep. Mike Honda — The Hill, Congress Blog
In other words, this isn’t just a question of doing the constitutionally correct thing — it is about doing the right thing, period.


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