MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Equality on the battlefield would "violate common sense"
The American Conservative's Patrick J. Buchanan disagrees with the Pentagon's new plan to fully integrate women into high-risk combat roles.

The effects of Obama's lackluster foreign policy
Right Turn's Jennifer Rubin highlights the problems the U.S. is facing due to President Obama's reliance on risk-averse foreign policy.

Supreme Court on Voting Rights Act: "Things have changed"
The Daily Beasts Adam Winkler argues against the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, including a provision to curb racial discrimination against voters.

Cuccinelli wrong to equate gay marriage, polygamy
Huffington Post's Jason Linkins criticizes Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for writing that legalizing gay marriage could eventually lead to legalizing polygamy.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Obama considers environmental impact of Keystone project
President Obama vows to seriously consider greenhouse gas pollution and climate change before approving the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill's Justin Sink reports.

Obama sees Supreme Court ruling as setback
In light of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the Voting Rights Act, President Obama recognizes that voter discrimination still exists and says he is "deeply disappointed" in the court's ruling, The Hill's Sam Baker reports.

More in Blog Briefing Room

Voters want change from Obama successor

Read more »