<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - National Today]]> <![CDATA[Circuit Court Deems Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional]]> A federal appeals court in Boston declared on Thursday that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally discriminates against homosexual couples, a landmark ruling that sets the stage for the Supreme Court to take a formal look at the law barring federal recognition of gay and lesbian couples.]]> <![CDATA[Romney’s energy plan promotes fossil fuels, dismisses solar and wind]]> <![CDATA[Perry says he’s unsure of validity of Obama’s birth certificate]]> <![CDATA[After Newtown shooting, NRA silent]]> The country's largest and most outspoken pro-gun group has been silent since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. that left 27 people dead, including 20 children.]]> <![CDATA[Federal agency fines SeaWorld $75,000 in trainer's death]]> <![CDATA[New accuser contends Herman Cain made unwanted sexual advance]]> <![CDATA[Doctor Who Helped Capture Bin Laden Jailed for Treason]]> Pakistan-U.S. relations took another turn for the worse Wednesday with news that a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Osama Bin Laden has been jailed for high treason.]]> <![CDATA[Don't think voter suppression is a problem? Have we got a roundup for you]]> You've gotta fight for your right, that's for certain.]]> <![CDATA[Apparent suicide of 9-year-old in Texas raises questions]]> <![CDATA[And 2013's biggest charitable givers are...]]> The Chronicle of Philanthropy released its rankings of the top charitable givers in the U.S. for 2013.]]> <![CDATA[Will business in Colorado turn into Survivor?]]> A proposed amendment to the Colorado constitution could turn the state into one giant episode of Survivor, allowing locals to vote out any for-profit business they don't like.]]> <![CDATA[A Conservative Law Professor on the Obvious Constitutionality of Obamacare]]> The Constitution of the United States creates a national government of enumerated and therefore limited powers. Accordingly, troubled members of the Court should be applauded for their efforts to search for the limits to any principle advanced to uphold the health care mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), not made the target of strident and caustic criticism. The Court is a great institution, and its members don’t deserve such abuse.]]> <![CDATA[Supreme Court backs students in MySpace cases]]> School officials were put on notice they can be sued for violating the FirstAmendment if they discipline students for vulgar and malicious postings on home computers.]]> <![CDATA[Hertz fires 25 Muslim drivers who refuse to clock out]]> <![CDATA[Use of food stamps by soldiers rising]]> Use of food stamps by soldiers continued to rise in 2013, an upward trend that's been in place since the start of the recession in 2008.]]> <![CDATA[Dow ends close to 13-month highs, gains 2.3 percent on the week]]> <![CDATA[Stocks rise at start of week chock-full of policy decisions]]> <![CDATA[Obama dings Mitt Romney on auto bailout]]> President Barack Obama used a speech at the United Auto Workers conference Tuesday for a wide ranging attack on the candidates vying for the Republican nomination to oppose him, bashing their views on the auto bailout, organized labor and values.]]> <![CDATA[Obama to speed up broadband to schools plan]]> The LA Times is reporting that President Obama will announce a plan today to speed up ConnectED, a program that is working to expand broadband access to schools.]]> <![CDATA[Not Done Yet: Michael Phelps Becomes the Most Decorated Olympian of All Time]]> Can you really smile while you’re swimming? Most of us, I’d imagine, would fill our ducts with rivers of chlorine. But Michael Phelps, who has gills for something, has no problem grinning in the pool. With about 20 m left in the 4 x 200-m freestyle relay in London on Tuesday night, Phelps knew he had it: he was about to win a gold medal, the 19th Olympic medal of his career, breaking the record held by former Soviet Union gymnast Larisa Latynina. “I started smiling,” Phelps says. “I don’t think I’ve ever done that in a race before.”]]>