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Daily Archives: March 26, 2013


Organizing for Action head Jim Messina during an Organizing for Action dinner on March 13, 2013 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC.

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Organizing for Action head Jim Messina during an Organizing for Action dinner on March 13, 2013 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC.

Messina: Guns, Immigration and 2014

Jim Messina, the Obama campaign wizard who has taken on the challenge of pressing the president’s agenda going forward, is weighing in on gun safety and immigration this week and next — but don’t look for any Washington news conferences....

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Buttons opposing Proposition 8 are displayed during a rally to celebrate the ruling to overturn Proposition 8 in San Francisco.

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Buttons opposing Proposition 8 are displayed during a rally to celebrate the ruling to overturn Proposition 8 in San Francisco.

Washington Daybook: Same-Sex Sea Change

The Supreme Court hears arguments on whether the 2008 Proposition 8 California voter initiative that halted same-sex marriage in the state violated the rights of gays. The Obama administration, a Republican group including six former governors, Apple Inc. and Morgan...

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Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, left, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo are pictured on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2013.

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Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, left, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo are pictured on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2013.

Live Blog: Tuesday’s Gay Marriage Arguments at Supreme Court

5:10 p.m. Today’s coverage of  Hollingsworth v. Perry is ending. Check back with Political Capital early Wednesday morning for our live blog of the oral arguments in U.S. v. Windsor, a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). 4:35 p.m....

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2014 Senate Primer: Why Democrats Have to Worry

Democrats have been here before — confronting a numbers game that undercuts their bid to keep a Senate majority. They confounded such odds in 2012, but by necessity their sigh of relief was brief. The Democrats face a similar scenario in the 2014 midterms, and later...

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Justin Kenny of Akron, Ohio holds a modified Stars and Stripes flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Justin Kenny of Akron, Ohio holds a modified Stars and Stripes flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 52

That’s the percentage of Americans who have a favorable view of the Supreme Court, according to the Pew Research Center. That compares with 31 percent who have an unfavorable view of the high court, according to interviews conducted March 13-17....

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