The Supreme Court will not revisit its controversial “Citizens United” campaign finance decision, rejecting a pending state appeal over whether corporations have expanded “free speech” power in independent election expenditures.
The issue was whether the 2010 ruling on federal elections applied to existing state restrictions on political money from outside groups.
Trusting God‘s steadfast love…
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.”
Cornelia “Corrie” ten Boom (1892-1983) was a Dutch Christianwhose family members helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II, eventually leading to her imprisonment in a concentration camp where many of her family members perished.
On trusting God even in dire circumstances, Corrie once said,”I remember one occasion when I was very discouraged. Everything around us (in the concentration camp) was dark, and there was darkness in my heart. I remember telling (my sister) Betsie that I thought God had forgotten us.”
Betsie, who later died in that camp, disagreed, reminding Corrie of God’s word: “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him.”
“There is an ocean of God’s love available,” said Corrie,”…plenty for everyone. May God grant you never to doubt that victorious love – whatever the circumstances.”
Prayer: Dear Lord, I trust you. I feel confidence and hope knowing that you have positive plans for my life, and that, even in my darkest moments, you are there. Amen.
Reflection: What circumstances have caused you to doubt God? How much do you trust him today?
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Kevin Drum, in Mother Jones, contends that we diabolical conservatives first strong-armed the Republican Party into accepting our view of the unconstitutionality of the Obamacare individual mandate, then we successfully used the right-wing media to brainwash the mainstream media into accepting our arguments as legitimate, and all this, you see, gives cover to our partisan judges to make a partisan ruling. [FULL QUOTE]
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I feel the calm just before a storm.
By Deirdre Walsh, CNN Senior Congressional Producer
Washington (CNN) — No matter how the Supreme Court rules on the challenge to the health care law, it will only be a matter of minutes after that ruling is announced before attention shifts back across the street to the Capitol and to what happens next there.
Congressional press aides will be ready. Democrats and Republicans have spent months honing their messages. House GOP leaders have held “listening sessions” with rank-and-file members, going through various scenarios. Republican leadership aides from the House and Senate have coordinated their messaging plans with Mitt Romney‘s presidential campaign.
After the ruling is announced, it will take seconds before staffers for both parties begin to flood reporters’ inboxes with news releases. They, and their bosses, also will take to Twitter and Facebook to quickly move to frame the political fallout for the other side. Full Quote
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