Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Supreme Court & DOMA

Supreme Court Overturns DOMA, Dismisses Prop 8 Appeal

AP The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday in a 5-4 vote struck down a key provision in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which banned married same-sex couples from federal benefits, reports CNN:

American Aid Worker Slams Obama Administration

Robert Becker / AP The American aid worker who was sentenced to two years in an Egyptian prison earlier this month lashed out at the Obama administration on Monday for sacrificing him to a tyrannical regime for the sake of preserving diplomatic relations.

A Lack of Vision

Kelly Ayotte / AP Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) slammed her GOP colleagues who helped pass the automatic sequestration cuts to the defense budget and warned that they put the U.S. military at risk of “diminished capacity” during a speech on grand strategy at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday.

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