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The Briefing 02-26-14

1. Eric Holder backs state Attorneys General who refuse to uphold laws against same-sex marriage

Holder Sees Way to Curb Bans on Gay Marriage, New York Times (Matt Apuzzo)

Six attorneys general won’t defend their own state’s gay-marriage bans, Washington Post (Niraj Chokshi)

2. Secretary of Defense rolls out plan for massive rollback in troops and equipment

Hagel’s Military Budget Focuses on Changing Threats, Wall Street Journal (Dion Nissenbaum and Julian E. Barnes)

3. Governors meet and are warned about rushing into legalization of marijuana

Colorado’s Legalized Pot Has U.S. Governors Curious, Bloomberg News (Mark Niquette and William Selway)

Driving Under the Influence, of Marijuana, New York Times (Maggie Koerth-Baker)