Wisconsin’s attorney general asked a federal appeals court to halt same-sex weddings, three days after a lower court overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage and set off a rush to the courthouse by couples seeking to wed.
Wisconsin laws barring same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled, increasing to 26 the number of U.S. states where such unions have been deemed legal by judges, voters or legislators.
Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that it’s a “good sign” Speaker John Boehner “stood up to the Tea Party crowd” in backing a budget agreement, and the next test of congressional bipartisanship will be whether Republicans use the debt ceiling next year as a political weapon.
Representative Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, said during an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s recent bid to remake the Republican Party is little more than public relations while expressing a willingness to consider one Republican proposal to restructure Medicare.
President Barack Obama will propose a two-tiered regulation limiting U.S. carbon emissions from power plants while giving states broad leeway in how to achieve the cuts, according to people familiar with the proposal.
Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that Congress should eliminate a tax break for private-equity and hedge- fund executives to pay for extending a payroll tax cut for workers.