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Obama Nails the SOTU; GOP Reaction, Meh

President Barack Obama in Costa Mesa

From the State of the Union speech I heard, you’d hardly know the Democrats lost the Senate last fall.  President Barack Obama’s 6th State of the Union was masterful in its delivery and his message reasonated with the majority of the American people via a cool tool used by CNN. Here’s the speech in full. …

Iowa’s Same Sex Marriage Decision: What it Says and What it Means

In 1998, the Iowa legislature, capitulating to a well-funded national campaign against gay marriage, amended the state’s marriage statute to define marriage as a union between only a man and a woman.Today, in a stunning, courageous, and powerfully written decision, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the state’s anti-gay marriage statute is invalid because…

Iowa Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court says the state’s same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples, making it the third state where gay marriage is legal. In a unanimous ruling issued Friday, the court upheld a 2007 Polk County District Court judge’s ruling that the law was unconstitutional.…