Even though the Defense of Marriage Act looks like its days may be numbered, The New York Times points out that the Supreme Court may not be compelled to intervene any further and get out in front of the political momentum marriage equality seems to have. Each day, more and more senators are coming out in favor of marriage equality: Chief Justice John Roberts said political leaders are “falling over themselves” to endorse same-sex marriage. So it’s possible the Supreme Court could sit back and let the democratic process play out on its own.
Families of the victims of the Newtown massacre are featured in a new ad from Michael Bloomberg’s gun safety group. And some of the family members will be at the White House today as President Obama makes remarks on gun control. Are gun safety advocates regaining momentum after Congress showed unwillingness to get much done?
Actress Ashley Judd says she won’t run for Senate against Mitch McConnell. Judd says she wants to spend more time with her family, but Mitch McConnell’s deep war chest and scorched-earth strategy no doubt played a role in Judd’s decision. Also, Boston mayor Thomas Menino, the city’s longest-serving mayor in history, says he won’t run for re-election.
In an interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, Cate Edwards says she was ‘devastated’ by her father’s affair.
Iowa Rep. Steve King criticized President Obama for taking First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters on vacation.
Finally, Mitt Romney says it’s good to live a normal life again.