Tuesday Newsday [1.22.13]

SANTA.

That’s what I kinda hoped to put in the first January edition of Tuesday Newsday, but it seems a little late. Fortunately (or not, depending on how the news affects you), there is much to be learned about what is happening in the world. Here are some highlights:

National News

Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and public support for legal abortions is higher than ever in the United States. Read the LA Times article here.

House Republicans are putting the debt ceiling fight on the back burner, and it could have some interesting consequences.

Obama’s inauguration speech contained a significant landmark in the history of the gay rights movement, but you may not have noticed. Read about the subtle but important reference here. 

Local News

Governor Heineman approved the Keystone XL Pipeline. The ball is now in Washington’s court.

Deb Fischer was assigned to the Senate committee on the Environment. Not a joke.

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Thanks for reading, and happy Tuesday!

Westin

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