Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage is an example of federal courts trampling on the rights of states to govern themselves. Fallin issued a statement Friday after the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver struck down Oklahoma's constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Fallin says she voted for the amendment that was approved by 76 percent of Oklahoma voters in 2004. Now, she says, two federal judges have acted to overturn a law supported by most Oklahomans.
Missouri Congressman Billy Long said he doesn't know the words to describe Thursday's crash of a Malaysian Airlines plane. Long told the KZRG Morning Newswatch it shouldn't take long to learn who fired the missile that hit the plane, killing nearly 300 people.
"They seem fairly confident now that it was a surface to air missle. There's still controversy on who fired that missle. I think there's probably a lot of fingerprints on it. It shouldn't be that hard to find out where it came from."
Long also said America's foreign policy under President Obama has been irresponsible. "You just can't go around and not have any oomph to your foreign policy, you can't have an extremely poor foreign policy for five and a half years of your Presidency and expect to have anybody take you seriously."