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Politics Today: Secretary Trump?, Rush Limbaugh's Warning, And More

Tracy Bloom |
February 8, 2012 | 4:02 p.m. PST

Deputy Editor

Washington Moves Step Closer To Legalizing Gay Marriage: The state of Washington is poised to become the seventh state to legalize same-sex marriage after state lawmakers voted to approve a bill that would allow gay couples to wed, the Associated Press reported. The decision comes one day after a federal court in California declared the state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. It's expected to be signed into law next week by Democratic Governor Christine Gregoire. Gay marriage opponents have promised they will fight against the measure with a ballot measure.

Limbaugh's GOP Warning: Rush Limbaugh is warning establishment Republicans that conservatives sent them a message following Rick Santorum's sweep of the Minnesota and Colorado caucuses and the Missouri primary. Said Limbaugh: "They're literally shocked.  The Republican establishment had no idea this was percolating out there.  I can't believe how insulated they are.....the Republican Party had better understand here that the people who are not voting for Romney are not doing it because I'm telling them to, or because anybody else is telling them to.  They're doing it because they genuinely have a problem with Romney."

Donald Trump - Cabinet Member?: Donald Trump is under the delusion that Mitt Romney would not have won Nevada without his endorsement (though that doesn't explain how Romney got trounced by Rick Santorum last night. But that's a whole separate story). When asked by CNN which cabinet post he would like to take if Romney were to be elected president, Trump responded, “I don’t know maybe a position where I negotiate against some of these countries. Because they are really taking our lunch.” Sound like he's angling to become the next Secretary of State.

Does Life Begin At Ejaculation?: An Oklahoma state lawmaker said she as attempting to highlight the absurdity of the state's proposed Personhood Bill by introducing an amendment that would have essentially said life begins at ejaculation. The amendment stated, "any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman's vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child." According to Jezebel: The State Senator later willingly withdrew the amendment, telling her colleagues that she had introduced it to highlight the ridiculous sexism inherent in a Personhood Law that would force women to be pregnant."

Survey Says Anyone Could Serve Better Than Current Congress: With congressional approval falling to another all-time low, it should come as no surprise that a new survey shows that 43% of voters believe a group of people selected randomly from a phone book could do better than the current legislative body. According to the study, conducted by Rasmussen Reports, reveals 38% disagree with that assessment, while 19% weren't sure. The positive takeaway for Congress: nearly 4 out of 10 Americans think they're elected representatives are better than a group of randomly selected ones!



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