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Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court

Utah has decided to go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue against gay marriage, meaning the nation's highest court will have at least one same-sex marriage case on its plate when it returns in October.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gary Herbert

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Obama to border critics: 'This is not theater'

DALLAS - President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration's response to the influx of unaccompanied children as slow and ineffective.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US House of Representatives, Raul Grijalva, Democrat


Barela says New Mexico still in running for Tesla

Barela told lawmakers during a hearing Wednesday that Gov. Susana Martinez's administration is working very aggressively to try to lure the plant to New Mexico.


Related Topix: Susana Martinez

WSFA-TV Montgomery

US immigration policy a disaster, experts say

GOP Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been a vocal critic of President Obama's immigration policies while the president has said the GOP-controlled U.S. House has not acted on his immigration measures.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, Birmingham-Southern College, Southern College

No Bailout for the Border Kids

President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet on Wednesday to talk about the humanitarian emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, but the real fireworks are likely to be on Capitol Hill, where Democrats and Republicans will begin working on the president's $3.7 billion funding request for emergency operations to deal with the crisis.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Family, Kids, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry

Daily Journal

Colorado's gay marriage fight echoes drama in 1975

Nearly 40 years ago, a newly elected, miniskirt-wearing feminist in Colorado stumbled into history when a gay couple denied a marriage license sought her help instead.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Denver, CO, John Hickenlooper, US News, US Supreme Court


Obama heads to Texas with no plans to visit border

The humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly becoming a political liability for President Barack Obama, giving Republicans a fresh opportunity to question his administration's competence and complicating the debate over the nation's fractured immigration laws.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Rick Perry

The Town Talk

NYC official eases practices for low-level pot offenses

One day after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill allowing for the creation of a medical marijuana program in his state, the top prosecutor for one of New York's five boroughs announced that his office was loosening practices for low-level marijuana offenses.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, Drugs, Marijuana

Tue Jul 08, 2014

CBS Local

Judge Rejects State's Bid To Stop Ocean Sound Blasts Off NJ

Scientific research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves can go ahead despite an effort by Gov. Chris Christie's administration to halt it, a judge ruled Tuesday.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, New Jersey Government, New Jersey, Rutgers University


Walker Says He Knew Son Was Gay Wedding Witness

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his 19-year-old son's decision to be a witness at a relative's same-sex marriage isn't a policy statement.


Related Topix: Wedding, Scott Walker, Waukesha County, WI

Brandon Sun

As Detroit works to exit bankruptcy, another Michigan city may be on the brink of entering

As Detroit works to emerge from bankruptcy following a court-supervised overhaul, another Michigan city with strong auto industry bonds could be on the brink of beginning the same process, the latest sign that the spate of municipal defaults may not have ended.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Automakers, General Motors, Rick Snyder, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Daily Mail

British Army sniper killed by US fighter jet 'after pilot attacked the wrong site'

America's rusting nuclear arsenal: Behind the blast doors at USAF bases that reveal aging weapons and low morale of missile crews 'If you're reading this I am either missing or dead': Disturbing journal entry of teenage girl found by her mom after she disappeared as police suspect human trafficking Rick Perry REFUSES to shake hands with Obama when ... (more)


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US Military, US Air Force, Rick Perry, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Books

Oregon: Agency's control over modified crops is limited

In a letter to Gov. John Kitzhaber, the Oregon Department of Agriculture said state law allows it to create "control areas" for genetically engineered crops to deal with pests and disease.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Oregon, Oregon Government, John Kitzhaber, Genetics, Medicine, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Daily World

Cuomo signs New York's medical marijuana bill

The Fourth of July 2014, in a way, can be compared to the Fourth of July 1776, in that our founders... ALBANY, N.Y. a?? As Gov. Andrew Cuomo sat down to ceremonially sign New York's medical-marijuana bill into law, a 10-year-old girl stood by his side.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Albany, NY, Andrew Cuomo, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Jul 07, 2014

National Public Radio

Missouri Governor Vetoes Health Navigator Limits

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Missouri Government, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama

WDTN-TV Dayton

White House: Most kids at border wona t stay in US

The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back to their home countries.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US News, Family, Kids, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Perry


Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Leno Bill Recognizing the Freedom to Marry

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation today that brings state law in line with court rulings that recognize marriage for same-sex couples.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, California, California Government, US News, US Supreme Court, Gay/Lesbian

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

New York legalizes medical marijuana

At a news conference in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, which allows doctors to prescribe marijuana in a nonsmokable form to patients with serious ailments that are recognized by the state on a predefined but flexible list of conditions.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government, Andrew Cuomo



New York has become the 23rd state in the U.S. to authorize medical marijuana -- though the state's program is one of the nation's most restrictive.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Andrew Cuomo


Kansas Gay Marriage Foes to Seek Protections Again

Kansas legislators will face renewed pressure next year to provide additional legal protections to those who want to avoid accommodating same-sex couples for religious reasons in the wake of federal courts nationwide invalidating state gay marriage bans.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Transgender, Jan Brewer