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- New Mexico Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage constitutional
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Call it the Election Day dog that didn't bark - or, possibly, the oiled bird that didn't fly. The BP oil spill had virtually no impact at the polls on Nov. 2. The fact that the biggest ecological scare of the summer was nearly forgotten by fall says a lot about where the American people stand on energy and environmental issues.
General Motors stock began trading on Wall Street again Thursday, signaling the rebirth of an American corporate icon that collapsed into bankruptcy and was rescued with a $50 billion infusion from taxpayers.
The Justice Department on Thursday said it was committed to a policy of taking some terrorism suspects before civilian courts, although several critics - Republicans and one high-ranking Democrat - said the verdict in the civilian trial of Ahmed Ghailani showed that military commissions were needed to try terrorism detainees.
Marine Corps Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is offering qualified support for the New START arms treaty in an effort to counter critics who say the treaty will restrict one of the Pentagon's most promising new strategic weapons: Long-range missiles topped with conventional warheads that can hit targets anywhere on Earth in 60 minutes or less.
From super glue to microchips to digital cameras, President Barack Obama on Wednesday celebrated the brains behind these inventions and other breakthroughs as examples of "the promise of science."
President Obama's post-"shellacking" bid to reset relations with business is off to an uncertain start.
Conventional wisdom holds that President Obama can use the veto to prevent Republicans from dismantling his agenda. Accordingly, we are told we must limit our expectations. But these are not conventional times, and the conventional thinkers are wrong, as usual. Republicans can downsize government, and Mr. Obama will sign the bills to do so.
Senate Republicans Tuesday took aim at President Obama's choice to oversee a key component of his health care overhaul plan, complaining about the way the choice was made and the lack of time given to lawmakers to question him.
Israel neared approval of a U.S.-backed settlement freeze, seen as key to the resumption of stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked to have secured the votes late Wednesday necessary to pass it through his 15-member security Cabinet.