South Dakota

Judge: SD Must Allow Gay Marriage

Mark Walker, Argus Leader

U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier declared S. Dakota same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, paving the way for a likely appeals court battle. She ruled in favor of the 6 couples who filed a suit last year in Sioux Falls, but stayed a decision pending appeal.

Senate Spoilers: 6 States to Watch for 3rd-Party Candidates

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

As both Dems & Repubs. calculate their odds of a Senate majority, several 3rd party candidates are complicating their math. Popular dissatisfaction with both parties, and bitter campaigns, have helped boost 3rd-party candidates in a number of states into the high single digits.