In what has been described as a new front in the battle over same-sex marriage, legislators in several states under judicial orders to confer marital status on same-sex couples have introduced bills to forbid state or local officials from issuing marriage licenses to couples of the same gender.

 

Though Ohio Governor John Kasich accused other potential Republican presidential nominees of lying about problems with Common Core, it would appear that it is Kasich who has his facts wrong concerning Common Core.

Following up on last year’s congressional efforts to audit the Federal Reserve, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has re-introduced a bill that would subject the Federal Reserve to a full audit. A similar bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Republican Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky.

Congressmen won a small victory, but a victory nevertheless, in their efforts to dismantle Operation Chokepoint, the government operation that cuts off funding to legitimate businesses that the Obama administration finds in disfavor.

Cuban President Raúl Castro Wednesday demanded the return of Guantanamo Bay to Cuban sovereign control as a condition of normalized relations with the United States.

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