Tuesday Newsday [2.26.12]

SNOW EVERYWHERE!!!

But, there is also other stuff going on! Grab a hot chocolate and let’s get informed, shall we?

National News

75 influential Republicans have signed a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing FOR gay marriage. This monumental action may actually have an influence on the Supreme Court’s landmark decisions in the Supreme pipeline. Read about the brief here!

The U.S. Senate has finally approved an up-or-down vote for Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nomination for Secretary of Defense. The official vote of approval should take place at 330 central time today, and Hagel is expected to be approved. Click here for some background info on this absurdly long confirmation process.

In response to expected budget cuts, the ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) have begun releasing detainees from immigration detention centers. The deportation cases have not been dropped, the individuals are on “supervised release.” Read about the unprecedented move here.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is has eliminated working from home from the company’s policy. The move has ignited some serious controversy.

Local News

The number of individuals seeking assistance from shelters like the Sienna-Francis house is increasing at a staggering rate. Read about it here.

Omaha Fashion is one of the many Omaha cultural icons continuing to put the city on the national map.

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Thanks for reading! Stay informed, stay warm, and me mindful of those who are neither.

Westin

 

 

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