You are on page 1of 4

The Executive Branch :
Date: August 15, 2014
Headline : U.S. Treasury Spends Over $100 Mil to Promote New Bills
This article is about how the U.S spent millions and millions of dollars on promoting new
bills and educating the public. For example, The Treasury Departments Bureau of
Engraving and Printing (BEP) spent more the 112.7 million dollars to try to educate the
public about the redesign of the new 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 bills. In Article 1, Section 9,
No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations
made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures
of all public Money shall be published from time to time. (Constitution)
Date: July 30 , 2014
Headline : President Obama Calls for New Iraqi Government
This article is about president obama giving his approval about the appointment of a
new prime minister to replace the current prime minister, Nouri al-Malik of Iran.
President obama is also supporting the idea of the formation of a new government as
soon as possible. In Article 2, Section 1 and 2. The president is the commander of the
Armed forces and has the power to make treaties.
Date: August 8, 2014
Headline: President Obama: New Veteran Bill 'Covers a Lot of Ground
This article is about President Obama signing into law a 16 billion dollar measure to
help better the system of veterans care. In Article 1, Section 7, After a bill has passed
the Senate and the house, It can be signed by the president for it to become a law.

Judicial Branch :
Date: August 15,2014
Headline: Court: Silence Can Be Used Against Suspects
This article is about how the California Supreme Court States that, silence can be used
against you. This was because a group of people who were accused of speeding were
sentenced to jail. The court says that the questioners exploited the miranda rights. The
fifth amendment states that you have the right to remain silent.
Date: July 31, 2014
Headline: Walker's bargaining rights law upheld by state Supreme Court
On July 31 the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the collective bargaining rights
law.This law limits bargaining rights to issues only involving base wages. Article 1,
Section 2, The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under
this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be
made, under their authority;--to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers
and consuls;--to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction;--to controversies to
which the United States shall be a party;--to controversies between two or more
states;--between a state and citizens of another state;--between citizens of different
states;--between citizens of the same state claiming lands under grants of different
states, and between a state, or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or
Date: July 17.2014
Headline: 'Sherlock Holmes' goes to the Supreme Court for a case of
The estate of the late British author Arthur Conan Doyle has asked the supreme court to
block a writer from California from moving ahead with plans to publish a new series of
stories from Sherlock Holmes Article 3, Section 1 The judicial power of the United
States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the

Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme
and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour, and shall, at stated
times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during
their continuance in office. (Constitution)

The Legislative Branch
Date: August 16, 2014
Headline: Senator Brian Schatz Wins Closely Fought Democratic
Primary in Hawaii
Senator Brian Schatz , of Hawaii, won the Democratic nomination for his seat on Friday
against Colleen Hanabusa, by fewer than 1,800 votes. Less than 1 percent of the total
cast. This relates to the 17th amendment which states that the people vote for their
Date: July 31, 2014
Headline: Views You Can Use: Boehner's Lawsuit Gets the OK
This article is about how the House voted to press on with a lawsuit against President
Obama. This lawsuit is about presidents handling of the Affordable Care Act. Article 1,
Section 7, The bill-to-law process illustrates the Constitutions separation of powers
and system of checks and balances. Federal laws are written in Congress. Proposed
laws for raising revenue must originate in the House. All proposed laws, or bills, must
pass both houses of Congress with a majority vote. Once that happens, the bill is sent
to the president, who can either sign it or veto it (refuse to sign it). If the president signs
it, the bill becomes law. If the president returns the bill to Congress, Congress can
override the presidents veto with a two-thirds majority vote in both houses.
Date: April 2, 2014
Headline: Scott Brown Enters New Hampshire Senate Race

Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown Enters runs for the senate of New
Hampshire. This relates to the 17 Amendment as it states that the people can vote for
the senator of their state.