Queue 'Headlines'

  • Adam Freedman, Ricochet.com

    Lest you think that I was overly alarmist in my earlier post on Obergefell’s threat to religious liberty. Here are some of the comments I got:

  • FoxNews

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed a federal lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis Thursday on behalf of two homosexual and two heterosexual couples, all of whom were turned down when they tried to get marriage licenses from Davis’ office this week.

  • Madison (Mississippi) Journal

    Whether our religious institutions and people of faith will still be permitted to act on moral beliefs will be tested eventually. Since before the foundations of the Earth, the one constant is that the Lord remains on His throne and in control, no matter what the Supreme Court rules.

  • Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange

    We cannot allow our first freedom to become second class in the eyes of the law. Instead we have to fight back. That fight starts by acknowledging that freedom of religion does not end at the church house door, nor does it apply only on Sundays.

  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Dallas Morning News

    The ruling by five justices of the U.S. Supreme Court marks a radical departure from countless generations of societal law and tradition. The impact of this opinion on our society and the familial fabric of our nation will be profound. Far from a victory for anyone, this is instead a dilution of marriage as a societal institution.

  • Tom LoBianco, CNN

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to make his White House bid official Monday, July 13, in the Milwaukee suburb Waukesha. A Walker aide with knowledge of the rollout confirmed the plan Thursday morning on condition of anonymity because no public declaration has been made yet. The aide also said that Walker will be filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission shortly.

  • Charles Gasparino, The Daily Beast

    Jeb Bush says he released 33 years of tax returns this week because he wants to be the most transparent candidate to run for president in 2016. But if that’s really the case, why is he continuing to obfuscate some of his most lucrative and potentially controversial business dealings he had before announcing his candidacy like his work as an “adviser” for investment bank Lehman Brothers?

  • Adam Freedman, City Journal

    Despite what the newspaper headlines say, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges did not “legalize” same-sex marriage. It mandated same-sex marriage, something very different. 

  • Reuters

    U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, according to a government report on Thursday that could tamper expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased 223,000 last month, the Labor Department said. Adding to the report's soft note, April and May data was revised to show 60,000 fewer jobs were added than previously reported. With 432,000 people dropping out of the labor force, the unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.3 percent, the lowest since April 2008.

  • Jason Noble, USA Today

    Fifty-two percent of Quinnipiac poll respondents say they would support Clinton, the former U.S. secretary of State and senator, in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential vote. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., follows at 33%. The result is the first time Clinton’s support has fallen below 60% in a poll conducted by Quinnipiac and represents and substantial bump for Sanders, who in a May survey polled at just 15%.

  • Real Clear Politics

    Walker 18, Carson/Trump 10, Paul/Cruz 9, Bush 8

  • Maria Stainer, The Washington Times

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and real estate mogul Donald Trump lead the GOP presidential candidates in a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday, but the poll shows they both still lag behind former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democrat.

  • Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times

    The Obama administration still hasn’t fully rescinded the 2,000 three-year amnesties it wrongly issued four months ago in violation of a court order, government lawyers recently admitted in court, spurring a stern response from the judge who said the matter must be cleaned up by the end of July — or else.

  • Daniel Trotta and Lesley Wroughton, Reuters

    The United States and Cuba are set to announce the restoration of diplomatic relations on Wednesday, the result of a two-year courtship between former Cold War rivals who severed ties in 1961.

  • Shelby Sebens, Reuters

    Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, part of a growing legalization movement spreading down the United States' west coast.