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- President Obama’s pick to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, cut his teeth fighting abusing mortgage practices by big banks when he was Ohio Attorney General
- Politifact figures out that nullification violates the Constitution. Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos’ claim that his Affordable Care Act nullification amendment will allow voters to opt out of that law is rated “false.”
- The Fifth Circuit permitted states to refuse to recognize adoptions from other states if the adoptive parents are gay.
- “The Balanced Budget Amendment would make the Framers weep.”
- Ohio voters will decide whether to raise that state’s retirement age for judges from 70 to 75.
- Kansas anti-choice groups are pushing a bill that would forbid abortions once the fetus’ heart has a detectable heart beat.