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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is pictured during an interview with the Associated Press at his office in the Capitol in Denver, Dec. 12, 2012.

Colorado governor embraces gun restrictions

Colorado Gov. John Hinkenlooper said Wednesday that he will not run away from the expanded universal background checks that he signed into law two weeks ago when he runs for re-election in 2014.

**FILE** Sen. Mark Kirk, Illinois Republican (Associated Press)

GOP's Kirk backs same-sex marriage

Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois announced Tuesday that he supports same-sex marriage — adding his name to a growing list of Republicans who are breaking with their party on the thorny social issue.