Daily Archive for December 6th, 2012

: December 6th, 2012

States pressure Obama to find $82 billion for federal superstorm relief

President Obama is battling with lawmakers over federal spending. No, not the fiscal cliff. And he’s not even battling Republicans. The White House is jostling with lawmakers from the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut over how much of the tab for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts will be picked up by the feds. […]

Jim DeMint joins the list of the 10 most influential ultraconservative senators of modern times

Jim DeMint’s stunning departure from the Senate this morning to head up the conservative Heritage Foundation takes the leader of the far-right wing of the Republican Party out of the Senate. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is breathing a sigh of relief now that his intraparty nemesis is gone. At least gone from […]

Watch: First same-sex couple get marriage license in Seattle

Jane Abbott Lighty and Pete-e Petersen were given the first same-sex marriage license in Seattle at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. King County Executive Dow Constantine signed the license for them and several other couples, and the King County Administration Building stayed through the early morning. “To have our 35-year loving relationship publicly honored and celebrated and […]
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Dan Savage, partner, get marriage license

One of the first same-sex couples to get a marriage license Thursday in King County was Dan Savage and Terry Miller, who started the It Gets Better Project to help prevent suicide along LGBT youth. “It’s really a remarkable journey we’ve been on and such a remarkable sea change,” said Savage, who’s also known for […]
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