If Americans thought the so-called fiscal showdown was over, they should think again. Unless Congress strikes a deal today, a series of across-the-board cuts to the federal budget will go into effect that would reduce funding for federal programs by a whopping $85 billion by the end of the year.
Authorities in Mississippi said Thursday they had charged a man with the death of Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, described by a national organization as one of the first viable openly gay office-seekers in the state.
Anyone surprised by the Obama administration amicus brief calling on the Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8, the California constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, hasn’t been paying attention to the president.
Ok I get it: Conservatives just love gay marriage. Ted Olson, the conservative super-lawyer who helped press George W. Bush into office, has co-led the legal challenge to California's gay marriage ban, now headed to the Supreme Court.
An 8-year-old Cub Scout has penned a poignant letter asking the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay participants. The boy, identified in the letter only as Frank, writes, "Pleese suport gay pepel more let them in scouts. It's not like thir evil."
Whatever his prospects for winning the coming mayoral election in his hometown of Clarksdale, Miss., Marco McMillian was considered by many to be a man on the rise. So word spread fast when his SUV was involved in a wreck this week, and he was nowhere to be found.