What Obama's Endorsement Of Same-Sex Marriage Means
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Barack Obama became the first ever president to come out and endorse gay marriage when he voiced his support for same-sex marriage  yesterday. But what does it all really mean? Watch our quick 100-second explainer below to find out: Produc ...

Obama Web Ad Hits Romney on Gay Marriage
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One day after his shift in position on same sex marriage was announced, President Obama's campaign is out with a new web ad attacking Mitt Romney on the issue, entitled “Mitt Romney: Backwards on Equality.” The ad runs Obama’s statement made this we ...

Obama’s same-sex marriage stand is all about votes
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I don’t buy the White House version about Obama’s stand on gay marriage according to which he was bounced into the announcement last night by something Vice President Biden said on Sunday. You don’t bounce the president of the United States, particu ...

Obama: Biden ‘Got Out a Little Over His Skis’ on Same-Sex Marriage
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President Obama said that he had already decided to endorse gay marriage at some point ahead of the presidential election when Vice President Joe Biden jumped the gun with his own announcement on Sunday, according to an interview with ABC. “He proba ...

The federalism critique
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One criticism from the left over President Obama's decision to endorse same-sex marriage Wednesday is that Obama endorsed allowing the states to decide for themselves whether to permit or restrict same-sex marriage. The New York Times editoralizes : ...

Obama's Spiritual Advisor 'Disappointed' By Gay Marriage Stance
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-- The evangelical pastor who President Barack Obama calls his spiritual adviser says he's disappointed in the president's decision to endorse same-sex marriage. The... ...

Team Obama trumpets same-sex marriage stance
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(CNN) - The Obama re-election campaign released a video Thursday to contrast the president's view on same-sex marriage with that of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. ...

Obama on his gay marriage endorsement: 'It may hurt me'
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President Obama sought to play down the idea that he had flip-flopped on gay marriage for political reasons, telling ABC's Robin Roberts that his stance may hurt him electorally. " I think it'd be hard to argue that somehow this is-- something that ...

NPR Interviews Only Andrew Sullivan: Obama's 'Marriage' Move Is 'Conservative' and He 'Let Go Of The Fear'
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National Public Radio did a classic pirouette of one-sidedness on All Things Considered Wednesday night. For comment on Obama' s "evolution" on gay marriage, NPR invited only a "leading advocate of same-sex marriage," gay activist-pundit Andrew Sull ...

Obama's bold, risky shift backing gay marriage
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President Obama's decision to endorse same-sex marriage Wednesday staked out a stance that carries uncertain political risks but one he... ...

Will Same-Sex Marriage Rile Faith Leaders?
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President Obama says he supports same-sex marriage, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to come out in favor of the issue. Host Michel Martin looks at what it means for the November elections, and for an issue that many Americans view in religi ...

MacGregor Thomson: Does Obama's Position on Same-Sex Marriage Risk Chances for Reelection?
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Below are some arguments from HuffPost Pundit users on whether the President's new stance lowers his chances for reelection. Who makes the strongest argument? Place your votes and give us your best argument in the comments below. ...

Obama's Comments Put Gay Marriage on Center Stage
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President Barack Obama said Wednesday he supported gay marriage, reversing his position on a controversial social issue and adopting a stance fraught with uncertain political implications. Laura Meckler has details on The News Hub. Photo: AP. ...

Morning Briefing: May 10, 2012
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President Obama said he is not upset at Vice President Biden for saying, a bit prematurely, that he was “comfortable” with same-sex marriages because Obama had already decided to back marriage equality. “I had already made a decision that we were goi ...

Biden With the Assist: Veep Again Dumb Like a Fox
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Joe Biden did it again. He walked for two days into a fusillade of ridicule and speculation that he wandered off the reservation and drove the finely crafted and "evolving" White House policy on same-sex marriage into the ditch. ( RELATED: Timeline ...

Obama Did the Right Thing
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Obama’s public position on same-sex marriage finally matches his private feelings. By Mark McKinnon ...

Obama heads to Clooney gala fundraiser with gay marriage stance figuring to invigorate backers
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WASHINGTON - Fresh from declaring his support of same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama is diving into the embrace of Hollywood's wealthy elite at the gala event of the political season — a sold-out, record-setting fundraiser at the Los Angeles ...

Madeleine M. Kunin: Same-Sex Marriage
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It took guts for President Obama to state his position and I applaud him for it. But he could not have "evolved" to supporting same-sex marriage without the vocal support of a growing number of Americans who stand with him. ...

Obama's Smart Move on Same-Sex Marriage
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President Obama’s surprise announcement yesterday that he now supports marriage equality for same-sex couples brought great joy to two very different groups of people. The first were same-sex couples and LGBT folk, as well as Democrats who no longer ...

Obama: Biden forced hand, but "all's well"
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President Obama said he had already decided to announce he had changed his mind on same-sex marriage before Biden comments ...

Christians rejoice, frown at Obama gay marriage stance
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(Reuters) - Some rejoiced in the U.S. president's courage. Others predicted hellfire at the polls. One pastor said he would reflect on the matter in prayer. President Barack Obama's announcement on Wednesday that he supported same-sex marriage stirre ...

Dispute over whether Biden floated trial balloon on same-sex marriage policy
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Washington (CNN) -- Vice President Joe Biden gave no indication the White House was planning to change its position on same-sex marriage when he was asked about it just weeks ago at an LGBT fundraiser in Los Angeles April 19, an attendee told CNN. ...

Reports Biden Floated Trial Balloon on Same Sex Marriage Policy Disputed
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Washington (CNN) Vice President Biden gave no indication the White House was planning to change its position on same sex marriage when he was asked about it just weeks ago at an LGBT fundraiser in Los Angeles April 19, an attendee tells CNN. Because ...

Picture of the Day: North Carolina, Gay Marriage, and Education
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There's a strong correlation between the state's colleges and universities and how counties voted on the same-sex marriage ban. ...

Boehner: Gay marriage debate a distraction, GOP focused on jobs
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“The president can talk about it all he wants,” Boehner said, fending off questions on same-sex marriage. Read more... ...

“We can distill the same-sex marriage issue into one sentence…”
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Today’s L.A. Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter: Re “N.C. passes marriage law,” May 9 In the wake of the North Carolina vote, I think that we can distill the same-sex marriage issue into one sentence: We … Continue reading → ...

Noting personal beliefs, Reid says gay marriage should be left to states
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In a carefully worded statement, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid, Congress’ top Democrat, outlined a somewhat more nuanced position on same-sex marriage than President Obama — and the senator’s opinion may still be evolving. Read full article ...

Chris Matthews: Gay GOP Staffers Should Ask Bosses to Join Obama on Same-Sex Marriage
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President Obama once again flipflopped on his position regarding same-sex marriage Wednesday, and his adoring media couldn't be more pleased. On MSNBC, Hardball 's Chris Matthews actually called for "gay men and women who now work for the election o ...

Gay GOP Groups: Good Obama Adopted Cheney Position On Same-Sex Marriage
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Two groups for gay conservatives gave faint praise Wednesday to President Barack Obama for saying that he backs same-sex marriage, but slammed the announcement as... ...

Opposing same-sex marriage not priority for Boehner, Reid evolves
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Washington (CNN) -- While House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he disagreed with the President's support of same-sex marriage, he downplayed the issue's importance in the November elections emphasizing instead his focus on the economy. ...

Obama’s gay-marriage stance brings uncertain political fallout
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President Obama hoped that announcing his change of heart in favor of same-sex marriage would put the issue to rest as a topic in his bid for re-election. The immediate result, however, was that both sides seized upon it as an opportunity to energiz ...

WashPost Cartoonist to Opponents of Same-sex Marriage: 'Hurry Up' and Die Off
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Yesterday morning, the Washington Post published a drawing by Tom Toles in which the liberal cartoonist depicts a minister marrying two men, with the speech bubble reading, "If anyone here objects to the marriage of these two men, speak up now becau ...

Mitt Romney reaffirms opposition to gay marriage
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Mitt Romney reaffirmed his view that marriage is between "a man and a woman," offering a sharp contrast to President Obama who announced earlier today that he now backs the right of gay couples to marry. Speaking to reporters after a campaign event i ...

Analysis, response to Obama's gay marriage stance
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President Barack Obama's announcement that he supports gay marriage sent ripples through the political world on Wednesday. What does this mean for the 2012 election against likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney? How has Obama's position evolved? Her ...

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson: Obama, Marriage, and 'VOTE HERE'
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President Obama knows that a growing number of Americans and people of faith understand this as a simple matter of fairness for all families. Obama has chosen to stand in the gap, even as conservatives manipulate religion to undermine the core value ...

Of Course Obama's Gay Marriage Stance is Political. So What?
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Give the president some credit for his candor about the role of calculation and conscience in his thinking. ...

President Plants Feet on Rapidly Shifting Terrain
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How Obama's shift in his stance on gay marriage is perceived will go some way toward determining where the country ends up on what remains a contentious issue. ...

Mitt Romney Opposed to Gay Marriage, Stops Short of Labeling Obama a Flip-Flopper
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DENVER – Mitt Romney stood staunchly opposed to same-sex marriage today, reaffirming his stance shortly after President Obama announced that he now favors gay marriage, drawing a stark contrast between the two men vying for the White House this Novem ...

Cyndi Lauper hearts Obama
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(Photo Credit: AP) Singer Cyndi Lauper is A-OK with President Obama’s “evolving” stance on same-sex marriage, POLITICO’s Patrick Gavin reports : While Washington buzzed Wednesday morning about news that President Barack Obama would shed light on his ...

Following Obama’s Lead, Sen. Jack Reed Announces Support For Marriage Equality
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He announced his new position in support of same-sex marriage on Twitter: I support same sex marriage and will cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act. #MarriageEquality #LGBT — Senator Jack Reed (@SenJackReed) May 9, 2012 The Senate Judiciary Committ ...

Log Cabin Republicans underwhelmed by Obama's support for gay marriage
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The leaders of two organizations for gay Republicans responded to President Barack Obama's  support for same-sex marriage Wednesday with backhanded compliments and criticism of the timing of the president's decision. "It is good to see that after int ...

Franklin Graham: Obama Has 'Shaken His Fist' At God
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Evangelist Franklin Graham said in a statement Thursday that President Barack Obama had "shaken his fist" at God when he affirmed his support for same-sex... ...

Obama says same sex couples should be able to marry: ABC
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he believes same-sex couples should be allowed to get married, marking a shift in his evolving position on the issue that is likely to please his political base and upset conservatives. ...

Gay GOP group: Obama took the 'Cheney position'
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  “It is good to see that after intense political pressure that President Obama has finally come around to the Dick Cheney position on marriage equality. I am sure, however, the President’s newly discovered support for marriage is cold comfort to th ...

Obama Endorses Gay Marriage: ‘I Think Same-Sex Couples Should Be Able to Get Married’
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President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced his support for gay marriage, becoming the first sitting U.S. President to endorse equal status for same-sex couples and responding to building pressure to clarify his position as his re-election campaign ...

Andrew Sullivan On Obama's Support Of Gay Marriage
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Audie Cornish gets reaction to President Obama's stance on same-sex marriage from Andrew Sullivan, blogger for The Daily Beast . ...

Gay Republican Groups Are Not Pleased With Barack Obama
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Gay Republican groups were quick to jump on Barack Obama's announcement this afternoon, slamming his endorsement of same-sex marriage as meaningless, and tying the President's position to that of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Here's the stateme ...

Watch: Obama Backs Gay Marriage: Campaign Issue?
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ABC News' Rick Klein weighs in on the president's stance on same-sex marriage. ...

Romney calls marriage 'tender' issue, reaffirms stance
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Mitt Romney reiterated his opposition to same-sex marriage on Wednesday but declined to condemn President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage, noting the sensitivity of the issue. ...

Obama Endorses Gay Marriage—Kinda. Now What?
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video platform video management video solutions video player Via ABC News In an interview today with GMA’s Robin Roberts, President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage. Coming off days of intense speculation and pressure on the White H ...

The Complete Evolution Of Barack Obama's Stance On Same Sex Marriage
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President Barack Obama has finally taken a stance on same sex marriage saying: "At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get marrie ...

Here's Barack Obama's Endorsement Of Same-Sex Marriage
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President Barack Obama changed his position on gay marriage today, telling ABC News that he believes "same-sex marriage should be legal."  Here are excerpts from the interview, via Yahoo:   “It’s interesting, some of this is also generational,” the ...

Romney Says He Opposes Gay Marriage
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FORT LUPTON, Colo. – Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday said he unequivocally opposes “marriage between people of the same gender,” drawing a contrast to President Obama’s “evolving” position on the issue. Later, in the ...

The 'evolution' of Obama's stance on gay marriage
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Since stepping on to the national stage in 2004 when he ran for the Senate in Illinois, Barack Obama has shifted his views on whether same-sex couples should have the legal right to marry. ...

While Obama Evolves, Romney Says He Opposes Gay Marriage
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FORT LUPTON, Colo. – Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday said he unequivocally opposes “marriage between people of the same gender,” drawing a contrast to President Obama’s “evolving” position on the issue. In an intervie ...

FiveThirtyEight: Support for Gay Marriage Outweighs Opposition in Polls
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President Obama's decision to endorse same-sex marriage undoubtedly entails some political risk, but recent polls suggest that public opinion is increasingly on his side. ...

Shep Smith, call your office
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Fox News anchor Shep Smith said President Obama was "now in the 21st century" after  announcing  his support for same-sex marriage, suggesting that he also supports same-sex marriage. Minutes later, in a conversation with colleage Bret Baier, he add ...

Obama Becomes First President of the United States To Support Marriage Equality
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Barack Obama’s view has finally evolved to the right position: “I’ve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.” This is important for reasons beyo ...

Obama Heads To Hollywood; Conservative Group Mocks 'Celebrity President'
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On Thursday, some of Hollywood's top stars and deepest pockets will congregate at the Studio City, Calif., home of actor George Clooney to mingle with and raise money for President Obama and his re-election campaign. At least one conservative group i ...

Gay marriage: How Americans, like Obama, are ‘evolving' on the issue
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President Barack Obama  is being interviewed Wednesday afternoon by Robin Roberts of "Good Morning America." It is his first public interview since Vice President Joe Biden's surprise declaration of support for gay marriage on "Meet the Press." Obama ...

How Everyone Online Is Reacting To Obama's New Pro-Gay Marriage Stance
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Obama just announced that his position on gay marriage has evolved from being against it to being for it - personally.  And nearly everyone immediately took to Twitter to congratulate him for it, jeer him, or make a joke about it.  Here's the take f ...

In ABC News Interview, Obama Could Address Same-Sex Marriage
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President Obama, under pressure to clarify his stance on same-sex marriage, will be interviewed by ABC News’ Robin Roberts at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Excerpts will be partially broadcast in the evening, and the full interview will air on Thursday mo ...

Obama Affirms Support for Same-Sex Marriage
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President says his position on marriage has evolved. ...

Democratic sources: Obama aides annoyed with Biden
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Washington (CNN) -- Multiple top Democrats said Thursday the president's senior aides are deeply annoyed with Vice President Joe Biden for forcing the conversation on same-sex marriage. ...

HUFFPOST HILL - Obama Hands Gay Divorce Lobby A Victory
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President Obama FINALLY voiced his support for same-sex marriage but, much to Rick Santorum's dismay, kept silent on legalized man-on-dog. Soon after the president's announcement,... ...

Obama expected to discuss gay marriage position
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President Obama is expected to discuss his position on same-sex marriage during a hastily arranged interview at the White House Wednesday afternoon, a source close to the president told Fox News.  ...

Romney affirms opposition to same-sex marriage
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Mitt Romney said he unequivocally opposes same-sex marriage, drawing a contrast to what Obama calls an "evolving" position ...

Everyone Is Totally Freaking Out About Obama's Interview On ABC This Afternoon
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The Twitterverse of political journalists is buzzing this morning with rumors that President Barack Obama might come out in favor of same-sex marriage today, during his interview with ABC News.  Obama has been under increased pressure to define his ...

Reaction to Obama's "Evolution" on Gay Marriage
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Howard Kurtz : "At the risk of resorting to hyperbole, this is a political earthquake that shakes the landscape by putting a divisive culture-war issue front and center. The betting had been that while Biden and others would signal support on a wink ...

Watch: Obama Affirms Support for Same-Sex Marriage
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President says his position on marriage has evolved. ...

Timeline of Obama's 'Evolving' on Same-Sex Marriage
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President Obama will discuss same-sex marriage in an exclusive interview today with “Good Morning America” anchor  Robin Roberts. With his “evolving” position in the spotlight, here’s a look back at the various positions he has held on the issue: fro ...

Obama Says He Supports Gay Marriage
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The president reversed his position on a controversial social issue just six months before the November election and adopted a stance fraught with political implications. ...

Google Plus Hangout with the Fix: What’s next for same-sex marriage?
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Vice President Biden voiced his support for same-sex marriage on Sunday and North Carolina voted to ban it on Tuesday, while Preisdent Obama has maintained his position is evolving. The events of the past week moved debate over marriage rights to the ...

President Reverses Position, but Thinks States Should Decide Legality
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President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president. In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president ...


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