This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

North Korea fired two more short-range missiles from its east coast early today. The firings came a day after the reclusive communist state conducted a nuclear test and fired another short-range missile. The U.N. Security Council condemned Monday’s nuclear test as a “clear violation” of international law.

President Obama marked his first Memorial Day as president yesterday, calling on Americans to remember U.S. troops who died in the service of their country. The president participated at the 141st annual Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns.

California’s Supreme Court decides today at 10am Pacific whether gay marriage is legal in the most populous U.S. state, a key battleground in American culture wars. Some leaders from both sides of the gay marriage issue have predicted that the California justices will uphold the ban but also allow approximately 18,000 same-sex marriages from last summer to stand.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, long a fierce critic of Beijing, toured China’s financial capital of Shanghai yesterday on a visit focused on environmental issues rather than human rights, though her presence emboldened Chinese protesters, imploring her to pay attention to human rights abuses.

President Obama is expected to announce his Supreme Court nominee this week, perhaps as early as today. He has said he will pick an intellectual heavyweight with a “common touch” who will see life from the perspective of the powerless.

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