KTTH Morning Update – June 26, 2014

By KTTH | June 26, 2014

Cavuto Criticizes Boehner Obama Lawsuit

Boehner to Sue Obama: House Speaker John Boehner will sue President Barack Obama, alleging misuse of executive power. Boehner said Obama has asserted “king-like authority” by, for example, allowing family leave for same-sex-couples, and banning federal contractors from discriminating against gays. According to the American Presidency Project, Obama has issued 168 executive orders, compared to George W. Bush’s 291, Bill Clinton’s 364, and Ronald Reagan’s 381 (George H.W. Bush issued 166).

Gay Marriage Bans Fall: Several states lost their gay marriage bans on Wednesday. A 10th Circuit ruling on Wednesday deemed bans on gay marriage unconstitutional, which affects mainly Utah, but also New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Kansas, and Colorado. The court stayed its decision, leaving bans in those states intact (except New Mexico). A federal judge on Wednesday also ruled Indiana’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional; some counties began marrying couples immediately.

No Hobby Lobby Decision: The Supreme Court was supposed to rule on the Hobby Lobby case today, but it won’t. But the court did rule that Obama violated the constitution.

Republican for Gay Marriage: Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins came out on Wednesday in support of gay marriage. “A number of states, including my home state of Maine, have now legalized same-sex marriage, and I agree with that decision,” she told the Bangor Daily News.

Snoho Co Bans Construction: After the Oso landslide, Snohomish County has decided to ban all new construction in the slide area for at least six months. Between now and December, the Snohomish County Council will explore if new engineering requirements need to go in place before Oso can rebuild.

Ikea Voluntarily Raises Wages: The Ikea furniture store chain announced a plan Thursday that would increase its average pay for hourly employees to $10.76 per hour. The retailer will base pay on the cost of living where a store is located. A store in Woodbridge, Va., will pay $13.22 per hour, as opposed to a store in Pittsburgh, which will pay $8.69 per hour.

Send Dirty Underwear to Illegals: Send your dirty, used underwear to the Underwear for Illegals campaign, says the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC). “Instead of using our tax money to buy illegals 42,000 pairs of new underwear, we would like to send the illegals and DC politicians a message by mailing them our used underwear,” ALIPAC  president William Gheen wrote on an Internet message board on Wednesday.

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