North Carolina AG says his office will stop defending the state's same-sex marriage ban in the Courts after today's Virginia ruling because, under current law (the emerging judicial consensus over the meaning of Windsor) there just aren't any arguments left to make.
US officials are "fuming" in the AP's words at the barrage of Israeli criticism of Secretary of States John Kerry. But as Chemi Shalev notes in Haaretz, there's a deeper backstory. Nothing gets the Obama administration's ire up like the perception (very often grounded in reality) that Netanyahu and his government ministers are trying to scuttle his initiatives by inveigling themselves into domestic partisan conflict in the US. Specifically, using GOP proxies as cut-outs to push back against the President's initiatives.