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Indiana is taking the lead among 17 states signing a brief in support of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, to be argued before the Supreme Court March 27. But 38 states ban same-sex marriage. That means a majority of states with bans are not even trying to defend DOMA, which defines marriage for federal Read More
With a huge fight heating up over whether to allow exports of U.S. natural gas, California solar executive Arno Harris argued that allowing exports would help the solar industry and reduce global carbon emissions. The U.S. shale-gas boom (fracking) has up-ended global energy markets, lowering energy costs in the U.S. and promising to make the [...]
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who’s also the star of a Current TV interview show, will not be working for Al Jazeera for a couple of reasons — including some interesting legal questions that might have arisen, sources close to Newsom tell us. San Francisco-based Current, the cable TV network founded by former Vice President Al Gore and [...]
The big question behind the sale of San Francisco-based Current TV is “Why would owners Al Gore and Joel Hyatt sell to Al Jazeera?” OK, besides the estimated $500 miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillion sale price — $100 mill to be pocketed by Gore. But besides the Benjamins, why Al Jazeera? Fox News is preparing to feast on this [...]
In honor of the vice presidential debate tonight between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, Texas on the Potomac brings you the best, worst and most influential vice presidents as well as the VPs that did more harm than good.
The eight vice presidential debates held over the past 36 years have had minimal impact on the final election results. Arguably, only one — Republican Dick Cheney’s strong performance against Democrat Joe Lieberman in 2000 — significantly shifted the polls. But this year’s encounter between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP congressman Paul Ryan at [...]