Ten Words from Today's NY Times - Feb. 27, 2013

February 27, 2013
The decision, by a 5-to-4 vote that divided along ideological lines, probably means the Supreme Court will never rule on the constitutionality of that 2008 law.
More broadly, the ruling illustrated how hard it is to mount court challenges to a wide array of antiterrorism measures, including renditions of terrorism suspects to foreign countries and targeted killings using drones, in light of the combination of government secrecy and judicial doctrines limiting access to the courts.
The plaintiffs’ fear that they would be subject to surveillance in the future was too speculative to establish standing, he wrote.
“They cannot manufacture standing by incurring costs in anticipation of nonimminent harms,” he wrote of the plaintiffs.
After The New York Times disclosed the program in 2005 and questions were raised about its constitutionality, Congress in 2008 amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, granting broad power to the executive branch to conduct surveillance aimed at persons overseas without an individual warrant.
“It’s abhorrent that President Obama is releasing criminals into our communities to promote his political agenda on sequestration,” said Mr. Goodlatte, who, as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is running the House hearings on immigration reform.
“As fiscal uncertainty remains over the continuing resolution and possible sequestration, ICE has reviewed its detained population to ensure detention levels stay within ICE’s current budget,” the agency’s spokeswoman, Gillian M. Christensen, said in a statement.
Mr. Bernanke, like many critics of sequestration, said the government could not ignore the need to reduce its annual deficits and curtail the growth of its debt.
Congress and the administration, he said, should “introduce these cuts more gradually and compensate with larger and more sustained cuts in the future.”
He said Congress should focus instead on cuts to military spending, farm subsidies and health care programs like Medicare that he regarded as ripe for reductions.

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Sunday March 3rd 2013, 10:02 AM
Comment by: Seal Lover
It's a good list but there are not enough words for me to learn so it's very easy. I suggest adding more words to it. Then it will be a good list to learn. Just asking, do you read the New York Times? Where are you from?
Sunday March 3rd 2013, 7:30 PM
Comment by: cynthia O. (nyc, NY)
I subscribe to the NY Times online...scan the headlines, have several "alerts" set up for the ideas I am most interested in..but still barely scratch the news...Is it just me or are we so bombarded with news, info and "work stuff" (to say nothing of a difficult attempt at staying current with friends?!) that I always feel like Lucy in the chocolate factory??? I just want to scream, HEY EVERYBODY, CAN WE JUST SLOW DOWN A LITTLE??"
Monday March 4th 2013, 11:17 AM
Comment by: Ty (MS)
Hello I am a student at port gibson high school and I have to say that the game is fun but understanding what the woman or man or computer is sayimg is very difficult because there is a echo in every time they say a word so I am here to say please get that fix because you will not have many kids on this site or even pay attention to it anymore because of that so with that being said I am not going to every do the spelling bee again.

Yours Truly
TyQuerelle Jordan !2th grade
Port Gibson High School

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