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  • Not all arguments will be inside as Supreme Court weighs gay marriage

    The battle for public opinion on gay marriage will be in full swing Tuesday, with supporters and opponents rallying on the streets as the U.S. Supreme Court begins two days of oral arguments on two landmark cases.


  • Inside the Beltway: Truly gun-free

    News outlets have reported with much fanfare that President Obama will soon fire up Air Force One and travel around the nation in campaign mode, making his case for gun control. And in its own halting way, the White House officially confirmed this Monday during the daily press briefing, where a hefty part of the questions targeted assault weapons, background check and sales, plus gun-related violence.


  • President Obama speaks about education on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Decatur Community Recreation Center in Decatur, Ga. The president is traveling to promote the economic and educational plan he highlighted in his State of the Union address on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Obama calls for nationwide expansion of preschool education

    Taking his push for expanded early childhood education to a Republican-dominated state, President Obama on Thursday called on Congress to enact a sweeping program to extend preschool classes to every child in the United States.


  • President Obama shakes hands Sept. 17, 2012, with supporters as he arrives on Air Force One at Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky. (Associated Press)

    Obama administration dubious of Romney's foreign policy creds

    Seeking to deflect criticism of President Obama's Middle East policy as anti-U.S. tensions smolder in the Arab world, the Obama campaign Monday accused Republican rival Mitt Romney and his advisers of being amateurs who aren't prepared to tackle such an international crisis.


  • ** FILE ** In this Dec. 8, 2011, file photo, President Barack Obama leaves a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    In 2012, Obama to press ahead without Congress

    Leaving behind a year of bruising legislative battles, President Barack Obama enters his fourth year in office having calculated that he no longer needs Congress to promote his agenda and may even benefit in his re-election campaign if lawmakers take little action in 2012.


  • White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest gives a press briefing at a hotel in Vineyard Haven, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    White House: No evidence Gadhafi has left Libya

    The White House said Wednesday there was no evidence to indicate Col. Moammar Gadhafi had left Libya, but a spokesman said it was clear his hold on power had slipped even as loyalists waged scattered battles across Tripoli.


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