Jun 26, 2015, 4:57 pm EDT
Justice Antonin Scalia lashed out against the Supreme Court’s decision to pass a law that legalizes gay marriage nationwide.
He suggested that the bill was anti-American and even indicted hippies. Here are some highlights from Scalia’s dissent:
He called the Court’s decision a “threat to American democracy.”
“The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.”
“Who ever thought that intimacy and spirituality [whatever that means] were freedoms? And if intimacy is, one would think Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the nearest hippie.”
Read the full speech here. Read
Jun 25, 2015, 2:26 pm EDT
Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana, has announced he is joining the presidential candidates 2016 list.
Jindal announced that he will be among the presidential candidates 2016 list via Twitter (TWTR) and later talked about his campaign in New Orleans. He said that America was made by people working, not talking all the time. He is a Republican, reports NPR.
Here are a few things to know about Bobby Jindal, as collected from NPR. Read
Jun 22, 2015, 5:40 pm EDT
President Obama used the “N-Word” in a podcast Monday.
During Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, the president discussed a variety of topics including gun control and racism, in lieu of the Charleston church shooting that lead to nine deaths.
“The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives — that cast’s a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on…,” said President Obama. Read
Jun 19, 2015, 3:27 pm EDT
A woman on $10 bill will be a reality in 2020.
The US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that the redesigned $10 bill will be rolled out along with the 100th anniversary of the Constitution’s 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
There is no word yet as to who this woman will be for at least several months. Lew will make the final decision on who it will choose for the $10 bill but it he is asking the public for help. Read
Jun 16, 2015, 3:47 pm EDT
Donald Trump has added his name to the growing list of 2016 presidential candidates.
The real estate and casino mogul is seeking the Republican bid for presidency. Trump has stated numerous times that he’s been considering a run for presidency but this is the first time he officially announces his candidacy.
He gave a long speech after announcing his intentions, which included the fact that he is really rich. Trump also touched on some of his policies, such as stopping illegal immigration across the Mexican border. Read
Jun 15, 2015, 2:41 pm EDT
Jeb Bush, brother of former President Goerge W. Bush and son of former President George H.W. Bush, has announced his status as one of the presidential candidates 2016.
Jeb Bush is expected to make an appearance at Miami-Dade College in Florida to talk about his campaign and what he plans to do. This location was selected due to its diversity, reports ABC News.
Here are a few things to know about the new member of the presidential candidates 2016 list, as collected from ABC News. Read