Newsom and Prop 8

That, and other news, in today’s Roundup and Recap.

There will be no ruling from the California Supreme Court on Proposition 8 on Thursday,after considerable speculation that the court would issue its decision as the clock ticks toward a June 1 deadline. Towleroad, the gay news blog, reports that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom asked the court to delay issuing its decision because it would have landed on the same night as the 30th anniversary of riots in that city over the verdict against Dan White for the assassination of Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone.

Ask Not: President Obama’s actions (or inactions) on the military’s don’t ask don’t tell are bound to be the subject of a screening and panel of KCET’s Independent Lens documentary “Don’t Ask,” to be held Tuesday at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. One of the featured panelists will be Lt. Dan Choi, the Arabic speaking linguist recently fired from the National Guard after coming out  

Rush Riles: Rush Limbaugh says he is “resigning” as the “titular head of the Republican party” and passing the baton to Colin Powell. The latter said of the radio host on Tuesday, “Rush Limbaugh says, ‘Get out of the Republican Party’ … there’s another version of the Republican Party waiting to emerge.” Powell guests on “Face the Nation” on Sunday. 

Money for the Mountain State: Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who was appointed to succeed Ken Salazar earlier this year, raises money next week at the Hollywood home of Sian and Nick Worth. Bennet was most recently superintendent of Denver Public Schools and had a prior career in the private sector working for Phil Anschutz, and played a major role in his acquisition of the Regal/UA theater chain. Tickets for the event on May 28 are $250-per-person ($350 per couple), and co-hosts include Eric Loy, Julie Lyn, Herby Niles. John Valenti, Nick Worth and Jeffrey Wright.

King Dispute: It was kind of hard not to see this one coming, but two children of Martin Luther King are challenging their brother Dexter’s sale of the life rights to their father’s story to Dreamworks. It’s part of an overall family dispute over who has authority over the estate.

Today’s Top Read: Joe Mathews writes on the Daily Beast of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Hollywood problem,” a tendency to overstate the urgency of state budget problems as a way to sell the plans to voters. The difference is that now the problems are dire, but voters didn’t take him seriously enough to grasp the magnitude of the problem and pass his ballot measures.

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