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Wed., Jan. 16, 2013, 2:41 p.m.

Secession: 100K Signers Now Needed

In the last two weeks, the Obama administration has rebuffed calls for Texas and other states to secede from the Union, deport CNN host Piers Morgan and, somewhat humorously, let down supporters who urged the government to build its own Death Star. The administration crafted those responses to various petitions posted on its "We the People" website, which allows people to sign petitions that can receive a White House response if enough people sign the online urgings. But receiving that coveted official response just became harder. The White House announced this week that it has increased the threshold to receive an official response from 25,000 signatures to 100,000 signatures/Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times. More here.

Question: Did you sign an online petition asking that Idaho be allowed to secede from United States?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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