EPA regulations have been getting tougher, and now the states are fighting back to try and take back some of their power in this situation.
D. Bruce Hanes, Orphans’ Court of Montgomery County Clerk, issued more than 157 marriage licenses to gay couples in Pennsylvania, a state where same-sex unions are illegal.
Both parties agree the federal government should not regulate marijuana laws.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced in a speech this morning that the Justice Department will seek to reinstate "preclearance" for changes to voting laws in Texas -- and he plans on doing the same in other states.
The arguments on gay marriage before the Supreme Court this week pose the most momentous questions the court has faced in the past 50 years -- and perhaps in its history. At stake is the definition of an institution that has been the bedrock of civilization from time immemorial.
Conservatives are in an uproar over Common Core, an educational curriculum being forced upon the states by the Obama administration, which is scheduled to be mostly implemented this year in the 46 states that have adopted it. Common Core eliminates local control over K-12 curriculum in math and English, instead imposing a one-size-fits-all, top-down curriculum that will also apply to private schools and homeschoolers.
Buried in Barack Obama’s budget (last year’s, of course, because this year’s is still late) is a common sense idea for health care savings that is worthy of broad bipartisan support and immediate action: an end to the so-called “bed taxes” Medicaid scam.
Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed for the first time to take on the issue of gay marriage. No matter how it rules in the two cases it will hear next spring, polling data suggest it is only a matter of time before legal recognition of same-sex unions is the norm throughout the country.
Ten, nine, eight… what do you appreciate? When life seems crazy or hopeless, count your blessings backwards—that is, find something to be thankful for in the midst of darkness.
Why else would he bring up gay marriage?
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