Jeffrey Rosen on the new Constituting Liberty exhibition – Video




Jeffrey Rosen on the new Constituting Liberty exhibition National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen talks about the new George H.W. Bush gallery, and how you can see a rare copy of the Bill of Rights at the exhibition in Philadelphia. By: NCC Video

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Religious freedom or a license to discriminate?

WASHINGTON In the coming days, the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate is expected to vote on a controversial religious freedom measure. Critics have dubbed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) a license to discriminate. They say the measure would open the door to discrimination, claiming that it would, for example, permit a medical professional who objects to homosexuality for religious reasons to refuse treatment to a gay patient.



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Freedom of Religion Shouldnt Be Unconditional

TIME Ideas faith Freedom of Religion Shouldnt Be Unconditional Rabbi Miller is a popular speaker and writer on technology and its effect on the Jewish world.



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The Bitcoin Group #59 – Bitcoin Bill — Bitcoin Giving Tuesday — Silk Road Auction 2.0 — BitLic… – Video




The Bitcoin Group #59 – Bitcoin Bill — Bitcoin Giving Tuesday — Silk Road Auction 2.0 — BitLic… THIS WEEK: —————————- HR 5777 BILL PROPOSES MORATORIUM ON BITCOIN REGULATIONS OR RESTRICTIONS …

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Lawmakers to Reintroduce Bill to Limit NSA Spying

House lawmakers are attempting to revive a popular bill that would limit the National Security Agency’s ability to spy on Americans’ communications data, a day after the measure was left out from ongoing government funding negotiations. The measure, dubbed the Secure Data Act and spearheaded by Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, would block the NSA and other intelligence agencies from compelling tech companies to create so-called backdoor vulnerabilities into their devices or software.



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Freedom Act defeat, victory for freedom

After several re-authorizations of the PATRIOT Act, including some cosmetic reforms, Congress last October unveiled the USA FREEDOM Act. It will not shock readers to hear that quite often legislation on Capitol Hill is not as advertised. When Congress wants to do something particularly objectionable, they tend give it a fine-sounding name



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Times Square Joker Says Costume Law Is "Straight Up Fascism"

Yesterday the City Council Consumer Affairs Committee heard testimony relating to a bill that would require costumed characters across New York City to register with the Department of Consumer Affairs in order to accept tips or donations. “This straight up seems like fascism to me,” Keith Albahaye, a.k.a. The New York Joker, told the councilmembers.



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Senate Republicans block bill: NSA will continue monitoring your calls (+video)

WASHINGTON The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of Americans’ phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama’s primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance. The 58-42 vote was two short of the 60 needed to proceed with debate under Senate procedural rules



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Senate inaction allows NSA to keep collecting phone records

This undated photo provided by the National Security Agency (NSA) shows its headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland.  NSA via Getty Images WASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama’s primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance. The 58-42 vote was two short of the 60 needed to proceed with debate. Voting was largely along party lines, with most Democrats supporting the bill and most Republicans voting against it.



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Senate blocks bill curbing NSA surveillance

By Ted Barrett, CNN updated 9:08 PM EST, Tue November 18, 2014 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Washington (CNN) — Republican opponents of White House-backed legislation that would rein in NSA surveillance programs narrowly blocked the Senate from taking up the bill Tuesday after warning it could help terrorists escape detection. On a tally of 58 to 42, a procedural vote failed to get the supermajority 60 votes it needed to advance. Supporters of the USA Freedom Act, a rare mix of liberal Democrats and libertarian Republicans, hoped public outrage over the secret mass collection of phone and Internet records — revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden — would lead to passage of the reforms



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Senate blocks NSA surveillance curb

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Washington (CNN) — Republican opponents of White House-backed legislation that would rein in NSA surveillance programs narrowly blocked the Senate from taking up the bill Tuesday after warning it could help terrorists escape detection. On a tally of 58 to 42, a procedural vote failed to get the supermajority 60 votes it needed to advance. Supporters of the USA Freedom Act, a rare mix of liberal Democrats and libertarian Republicans, hoped public outrage over the secret mass collection of phone and Internet records — revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden — would lead to passage of the reforms.



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Senate Republicans block bill: NSA will continue monitoring your calls

WASHINGTON The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of Americans’ phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama’s primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance. The 58-42 vote was two short of the 60 needed to proceed with debate under Senate procedural rules. Voting was largely along party lines, with most Democrats supporting the bill and most Republicans voting against it



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NSA Surveillance To Continue: Senate Votes Against USA Freedom Act

A bill to limit the National Security Agencys surveillance has failed in a night vote by the U.S. Senate.



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Facebook, Google and Apple lobby for curb to NSA surveillance

Technology companies lobby Senate to pass USA Freedom Act to curb NSA surveillance powers and enhance transparency disclosures. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images A coalition of technology and internet companies is lobbying to curb US National Security Agency surveillance powers and for more transparency on government data requests



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First on CNN: Rand Paul to oppose Senate NSA reform bill, aide says

By Ashley Killough, CNN updated 8:52 AM EST, Fri November 14, 2014 STORY HIGHLIGHTS (CNN) — Sen.



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Senate poised to vote on USA Freedom Act as early as next week

The Senate is poised to vote as early as next week on the USA Freedom Act, legislation that would end the National Security Agencys bulk collection of records about Americans phone calls. If passed, it may be voted on by the House and signed into law by years end, fulfilling one of President Obamas major asks of Congress: that it adopt such legislation. Passage would also clear the decks for incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has an ambitious legislative agenda, including trade, taxes and building the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline



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Temple University School of Medicine receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 4-Nov-2014 Contact: Jeremy Walter Jeremy.Walter@tuhs.temple.edu 215-707-7882 Temple University Health System @TempleHealthMed (Philadelphia, PA) Temple University School of Medicine announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Laura Goetzl, MD, MPH, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; and Vice Chair of Research and Academic Development at Temple University School of Medicine will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Maternal Blood Biomarkers to Assess Fetal Neurodevelopment.” Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) funds individuals worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mold in how we solve persistent global health and development challenges



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