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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - David Smith
A vocal opponent of gay marriage says a federal judge circumvented Illinois' political process by ruling that same-sex marriages can begin now.
Jubilant same-sex couples began lining up for marriage licenses in Chicago on Friday after a federal judge ruled there was no reason for residents of Illinois' largest county to wait until the state's new gay marriage law takes effect, a decision some hope will prompt county clerks statewide to begin issuing the documents.
Federal investigators said they found so much dubious spending by a foundation dedicated to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case that it questioned "all funds" given to the group.
Joan Mondale was given a grand platform when her husband was elected Jimmy Carter's vice president in 1976. And she used it.
JoAnn Shaw was first diagnosed with cancer at age 19. Then again at 25. And 37. And 53. Each time, she was treated with intravenous chemotherapy.
President Barack Obama says he and the first lady are praying for the families affected by a fatal shooting between students at a Tennessee high school where he is speaking.
Gov. Bill Haslam's office says plans to greet President Barack Obama on the tarmac in Nashville had to be canceled because of scheduling conflicts.
Consider this scenario. An important political figure is in poor health. The government is fortunate enough to have several months to ensure that every detail of a planned public memorial is in order.
Economic differences and racial overtones colored a middle-class family’s month-long stay in a shack with dirt floors and no running water.
Charging that Delaware officials have stopped cooperating with his investigation, Sen. Chuck Grassley has sent a pointed letter to the state's Division of Revenue in which he outlines specific, outstanding questions about the handling of former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's tax records.
An intriguing and promising by-product has emerged from the $985 million sale of Allbritton Communications Co. and its seven TV stations to Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group, a deal that Sinclair CEO David Smith deems a "once-in-a-lifetime event."
As unanswered questions swirl around Christine O'Donnell and the breach of her personal tax records, the other key figure in Delaware's 2010 U.S. Senate race said neither he nor his campaign had anything to do with it.
British regulators have fined Sony 250,000 pounds ($396,100) for failing to prevent a 2011 cyberattack on its PlayStation Network which put millions of users' personal information _ including names, addresses, birth dates and account passwords _ at risk.
Countries and regions of the world are defined by the political ideologies they espouse. As different as these ideologies are, they all reside on the same spectrum, a circular spectrum like a clock; if you go far enough to the right or the left you will eventually end up in the same place.
Research In Motion said it is delaying the launch of an upgraded operating system for its struggling PlayBook computer tablet until February 2012, yet another setback for a tarnished company struggling to compete with Apple.
But David Smith, executive director of the conservative Illinois Family Institute, said the judge circumvented the political process unnecessarily.
"The issue was already ... solved by the legislature," Smith said, though he added that he didn't agree with the legislators' decision.