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June 19, 2014

WORLD-TYRANT WORLD 06 19 14 2

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 1:52 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD-TYRANT WORLD 06 19 14 2 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 19, 10:23 AM EDT 

 

 

http://money.cleveland.com/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPREME_COURT_PUBLIC_EMPLOYEE_SPEECH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-06-19-10-23-32

 

 

HIGH COURT SAYS WHISTLEBLOWER TESTIMONY PROTECTED [Excerpts] 

 

 

 

 

 

In a unanimous decision, the court decided in favor of Edward Lane, a former Alabama community college official who says he was fired after testifying at the criminal fraud trial of a state lawmaker. 

 

 

Writing for the court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Lane’s testimony was constitutionally protected because he was speaking as a citizen on a matter of public concern —-even if it covered facts learned at work. 

 

 

But the high court said the college’s former president [Steve Franks] is immune from damages under laws shielding public officials from lawsuits in their official capacity. 

 

 

Government officials are generally protected from lawsuits seeking damages unless they violated the law or clearly established constitutional right. 

 

 

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Jun 18, 6:23 PM EDT 

 

 

http://money.cleveland.com/dynamic/stories/U/US_UNITED_STATES_IRAQ?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-06-18-18-23-52

 

 

GOP LEADER: OBAMA MAY ACT IN IRAQ WITHOUT SIGNOFF [Excerpts] 

 

 

Obama huddled in the Oval Office for over an hour to discuss options for responding [to] the crumbling security situation in Iraq with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Minority Leader Mitch *McConnell*, R-Ky., House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. 

 

 

The White House has publicly dodged questions about whether Obama might seek congressional approval if he decides to take military action. 

 

 

Last summer, Obama did seek approval for possible strikes against Syria, but he scrapped the effort when it became clear that lawmakers would not grant him the authority. 

 

 

However, administration officials have suggested that the president may be able to act on his own in this case because Iraq’s government has requested U.S. [World Tyrant] military assistance. 

 

 

In addition, an authorization for the use of military force in Iraq, passed by Congress in 2002, is still on the books

 

 

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Jun 19, 3:08 AM EDT 

 

 

http://money.cleveland.com/dynamic/stories/U/US_UNITED_STATES_AFGHANISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-06-19-03-08-32

 

 

IRAQ CRISIS STIRS FEARS AFGHANISTAN COULD BE NEXT [Excerpt] 

 

 

In a private White House meeting Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch *McConnell*, R-Ky., pressed Obama about his definitive timetable for drawing down American [World Tyrant] troops [in Afghanistan], especially in light of the crisis in Iraq. 

 

The president defended his plan as the right approach. . . . 

 

 

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