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With 75 Republicans Signing A Legal Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage, Will Obama Do the Same?

With 75 Republicans Signing A Legal Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage, Will Obama Do the Same?
At least 75 top Republicans have signed a legal brief to be submitted to the Supreme Court this week, arguing that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right, according to The New York Times, which obtained a copy of the document.
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Congress and Cocaine: Do They Have More in Common Than We Think?

Congress and Cocaine: Do They Have More in Common Than We Think?
Congress' deadly addiction to corporate cash is the main reason Washington is unable to solve the myriad problems affecting our economy, environment and politics. If only we could help Congress kick the habit, our government could work for us again.
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VA Grants Burial Rights for Same-Sex Oregon Couple

VA Grants Burial Rights for Same-Sex Oregon Couple
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has decided to allow the same-sex spouse of a member of the military to be buried in a U.S. national cemetery. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki used his discretionary authority to allow the burial of Nancy Lynchild’s ashes, the agency said Thursday The VA said the request was the first of its kind that Shinseki was asked to consider, and the first he has approved.
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Audit: Blacks, Latinos Still Likely to Face Housing Bias in Whitest Parts of Westchester

Audit: Blacks, Latinos Still Likely to Face Housing Bias in Whitest Parts of Westchester
Under the audit designed by Westchester Residential Opportunities, first a black or Latino tester would inquire about an apartment or home. Then a white tester with slightly lower financial qualifications would ask about the same place. The audit found that black and Latino testers were discriminated against in 40 percent of the 90 tests conducted.
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Why Chris Christie’s Girth is a Weighty Issue

Why Chris Christie’s Girth is a Weighty Issue
Chris Christie got laughs on the Letterman show last week when he showed up with a doughnut, figuring that the best way to defuse the issue is to make light of his weight. But this is no laughing matter.
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The First Lady's State of the Union List Hits Close to Home

The First Lady's State of the Union List Hits Close to Home
The enclosed individuals will be seated in the box with First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett at the State of the Union Address Tuesday evening.
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Has Obama Kept His Open-Government Pledge?

Has Obama Kept His Open-Government Pledge?
After eight years of tightened access to government records under the Bush administration, open-government advocates were hopeful when Barack Obama promised greater transparency. Four years later, did the president keep his promise?
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White House Announces 2012 Citizens Medal Recipients

White House Announces 2012 Citizens Medal Recipients
Obama is recognizing Americans whose work has had a significant impact on their communities but may not have garnered national attention.
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CO’s Death Penalty: Spending Millions to Execute Almost No One

CO’s Death Penalty: Spending Millions to Execute Almost No One
With a bill to repeal the death penalty likely to be introduced in the 2013 Colorado Legislature, there are bound to be philosophical arguments about the merits of capital punishment. One thing that seems beyond debate, though, is that ending the death penalty could save Colorado taxpayers a lot of money.
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Conservative CO Representative Supports Abortion Pill in Instances of Rape, Incest

Conservative CO Representative Supports Abortion Pill in Instances of Rape, Incest
Rep. Amy Stephens (R-Colorado Springs) argued Tuesday against an anti-abortion proposal that would have made providing emergency contraception to victims of rape and incest a Class 3 felony.
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