Udall: Equal Rights Must Granted To All Couples

Amidst debates over the issue of same-sex marriage, Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) stated his support over civil unions has not altered.

“Equality is the core principle in creating civil unions. What we are talking about is all couples having equal rights, in other words, making sure we don’t discriminate.” (:28)

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TRNS News Notes- 3/27

Reid Retiring
Senate vote-a-rama: GOP budget passes
Vote-a-rama: Long eared bats / edible marijuana
Plane crash: Police find “significant clue”
Yemen turmoil: Regional conflict
Yemen now: Why it matters

Friday, March 27

● Arnie’s Army moves to Florida

● Label rule makes generic drug makers squirm

● Student loan collection should copy IRS tactic

● Rating state laws for charter schools

● CDC rolls out new anti-smoking campaign

● Taking aim against predatory lenders

Senate Republicans Claim Saudi Arabia Has Lost Faith In U.S.

Adel Al-Jubeir, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, denied the Senators claims, saying that the Saudi government is “working very closely with the U.S., consulting very closely with the U.S.

Obama Boosts Consumer Protection Bureau, Goes After Payday Loan Lenders

The new rules will require payday lenders to ensure consumers can afford to repay the loans in a timely fashion, keeping consumer from “getting stuck into cycles of debt.”

Building Explodes, Collapses In NYC’s East Village

Photo credit: Scott Westerfeld

According to reports, witnesses said an explosion was heard prior to the building being engulfed in flames, with the New York Fire Department declaring the situation a level seven-alarm fire.

Coalition Airstrikes Begin In Tikrit… Conditionally

That is, the coalition will not strike unless Iranian-backed militias leave the premises.