A five-year squeeze on living standards is coming to an end, providing a boost for Prime Minister David Cameron as he battles opposition claims that ordinary Britons are facing a “cost of living crisis.”
In the sanctuary above an herbal tonic bar, before a seated Buddha and a pair of mandalas, 48 volunteers for congressional candidate Marianne Williamson close their eyes and meditate as Annelise Balfour, the manager and head facilitator of the Source Spiritual Center, intones a welcome prayer.
Gay-marriage bans struck down in Utah and Oklahoma are the first to come before a federal appeals panel since a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling set off a string of challenges to limits on same-sex marriage.
Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the U.S. should consider forcing U.S. companies to cut their business ties to Russia if President Vladimir Putin tries expand his country’s incursion into Ukraine.
Michigan’s gay marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge, making it the 21st state where same-sex unions are deemed legal and prompting its attorney general to seek and win a temporary hold on the order.