| Several new laws go into effect today. Theres a mandatory 48-hour waiting period before abortions in Tennessee. And in Georgia, fireworks sales have been legalized. Also, gas and hotel taxes are going up in the peach state. Expect the price of gas to climb around seven cents per gallon. And hotel rooms will come with an additional $5 dollar fee per night.
| The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday announced that laws in Idaho restricting women's access to abortion were unconstitutional and placed an "undue burden" on women seeking to terminate their pregnancies.
| More Americans, mostly Republicans, are unhappy with U.S. abortion policies since President Obama took office. A new Gallup poll finds that satisfaction with the country's abortion policies has dropped 9 percentage points in the last seven years, to 34 percent, with more Americans saying they feel laws should be stricter. The drop in satisfaction has been the most dramatic among Republicans, falling by 22 percentage points during that time period.
| 'If the Supreme Court goes to Hell I'm not following," Walt Bayes, a candidate in the Idaho gubernatorial race, stated Wednesday. Fringe candidates Walt Bayes and Harley Brown stole the show during Wednesday's debate, the Associated Press reports. Topics included Armageddon, abortion, and discrimination against motorcycle clubs.