Government Waste: House Republicans Spend $3 Million Defending DOMA

March 27, 2013

“All told, the House legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act cost six times as much as the House GOP leadership originally anticipated.”

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U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) Declares Support for Same-Sex Marriage

March 27, 2013

“North Carolina voters last year overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment declaring marriage as being between a man and a woman.”

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Fox News Commentator Bill O’Reilly Criticizes Anti-Gay Marriage “Bible Thumpers”

March 27, 2013

“”The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals,” O’Reilly said Tuesday on Fox. “‘We’re Americans. We just want to be treated like everybody else.’ That’s a compelling argument, and to deny that, you have got to have a very strong argument on the other side. The argument on the other side hasn’t been able to do anything but thump the Bible.””

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United Nations Security Council Condemns Rebel Coup in the Central African Republic

March 26, 2013

“The statement after an emergency meeting Monday afternoon came at the request of France, a permanent council member.”

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Rebel Leader Formally Dissolves Central African Republic Constitution, Parliament, and Government

March 26, 2013

“Michel Djotodia, one of the leaders of the Seleka rebel coalition, said … he plans to stay in power until 2016, the length of time left in the [predecessor’s] term.”

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U.S. Senator Tim Johnson From South Dakota Becomes 5th Democratic Senator to Decline Re-Election

March 26, 2013

“Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2006 but later returned to the Senate and won re-election in 2008. He has recovered significantly, though sometimes uses a motorized scooter.”

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President Obama Pressures Congress to Introduce Immigration Reform Bill by April

March 26, 2013

“Speaking at the White House at a naturalization ceremony for 28 people, Obama indicated that he wanted to stick to the timetable he outlined in his inaugural address in January.”

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U.S. Supreme Court Hints Against Sweeping Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage During Oral Arguments

March 26, 2013

“Following the oral argument, Pete Williams of NBC News reported that it seemed “quite obvious that the U.S. Supreme Court is not prepared to issue any kind of sweeping ruling” declaring that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.”

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Speaking in Cameroon, Central African Republic President Francois Bozize: “Temporary Exile”

March 25, 2013

“Ousted President Francois Bozize fled the presidential palace over the weekend, resurfacing Monday in the neighboring nation of Cameroon, where the government issued a statement saying he had sought “temporary exile” on their soil.”

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Capriles: Venezuela Election is War of Good vs. Evil

March 25, 2013

“Referring to his opponent’s camp, the Miranda state governor warned that “those who tell lies” and “use their power to blackmail or manipulate” the people “take the side of evil.””

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Filibuster Swings Public Opinion Against Targeted Killing of Americans

March 25, 2013

“A year ago, as the presidential race was taking shape, The Washington Post’s pollster asked voters whether they favored the use of drones to kill terrorists or terror suspects if they were “American citizens living in other countries.” The net rating at the time was positive: 65 percent for, 26 percent against.”

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Predicts 10,000 Drones in the Skies By 2020

March 25, 2013

“As of now, the FAA has issued 1,428 licenses to police, universities, and federal agencies since 2007- a number far higher than previously known. Of these, 327 are still listed as active.”

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Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on California’s Proposition 8 and DOMA This Week

March 25, 2013

“The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in two cases that have the potential to transform American society and the status of gays and lesbians in it.”

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U.S. Senate Unanimously Approves Budget Amendment Ending Subsidies For “Too Big To Fail” Banks

March 25, 2013

“Sens. David Vitter (R-La.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the amendment, which ends “Too Big To Fail” subsidies or funding advantages for Wall Street mega-banks with more than $500 billion in assets. Their amendment was adopted on a 99-0 vote Friday night.”

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Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke: Low Interest Rates in First World Countries Benefit the Global Economy

March 25, 2013

“While the U.S. economy is completing its fourth year of expansion, inflation persists below the Fed’s 2 percent target and growth hasn’t been strong enough to achieve the significant reduction in unemployment that Bernanke says is needed before he begins to withdraw stimulus.”

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