While President Obama may be “grappling” with his own views on homosexual marriage, on February 23 he ordered his Administration’s Justice Department to stop defending the constitutionality of the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which essentially defines marriage as between a man and a woman, and protects states from being required to recognize same-sex partnerships as marriage.
Recently two women tried to pass through airport security in the United States. One was unarmed; the other was hiding a gun in her underwear. Which one did the Transportation Security Administration prevent from boarding an airplane?
Texas Rangers have announced that they are closing in on an arsonist who tossed a Molotov cocktail into the Texas Governor's mansion in Austin in June of 2008.
A leader of the violent Zeta drug cartel is topping the list of murder suspects in last week’s shooting in northern Mexico of two U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents who were driving on the federal highway from Mexico City to Monterrey. Jaime Zapata was killed when gunmen opened fire on them, and his fellow agent Victor Avila was wounded, but survived. Zapata was buried in Brownsville, Texas, on Tuesday.
One of the most significant issues to arise in the immigration debate is the question of illegal immigrants utilizing taxpayer-funded social and human services that they are not legally entitled to, and that they do not contribute to, as illegal immigrants do not pay taxes that are used to finance such programs.