A judge in Alaska has given a back-handed slap to those standing up for life in his state, by letting stand a law, passed by a vote of the people, requiring abortionists to notify parents if their daughter comes to them for the procedure � but by gutting the law of any prison time or penalties if they neglect to follow the law.

Harry ReidAccording to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on CNN’s State of the Union, he and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid came to an agreement on a spending measure that will fund the federal government through March 2011, allowing enough time for the 112th Congress to debate and pass a spending bill for the rest of the fiscal year.

CongressThe Senate today voted 65-31 in favor of repealing the 17-year-old military policy, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT). The historic bill is now on its way to President Obama’s desk, where it will be signed into law.

gavelA Florida federal judge hinted on Thursday at the possibility of becoming the second judge to strike down the individual mandate provision of the healthcare law, asserting that it would be a “giant leap” for the Supreme Court to rule in its favor.

Army birtherOn Thursday, an army doctor who disobeyed deployment orders because he questioned President Obama’s eligibility to serve as Commander in Chief was sentenced to six months in military prison and dismissal from the Army.