DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

GOP reform strikes again
The Washington Post's Jamelle Bouie thinks there's one more reason for Americans to be wary of GOP reform: the loss of unemployment benefits by 70,000 North Carolinians due to cuts in the state-based unemployment system. 

Republicans won't be lucky with an ageist attack
The Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky predicts the Republican attack on possible 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's age will backfire. 

Did the courts overstep?
The American Conservative's William J. Watkins Jr. sees the outcomes on DOMA and Proposition 8 as a mishap in American democracy and as evidence the high court used a double standard.

Big government squelching religious freedom
John Garvey, president of the Catholic University of America, writes in The Washington Times that the government has gotten too large and has imposed too much on the religious way of life. 

OTHER NEWS SOURCES 

Obama discounts critiques of lack of action in Africa
President Obama stands by his relationship with Africa during his presidency, one critics regard as detrimentally less active than former President Bush's, The Hill's Amie Parnes reports.

What would Tami Taylor do?
Former "Friday Night Lights" star Connie Britton has partnered with Planned Parenthood on a campaign to raise support and funds for abortion rights, The Hill's Judy Kurtz reports.