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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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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a Passover Seder Dinner for family, staff and friends, in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, March 25, 2013.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a Passover Seder Dinner for family, staff and friends, in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, March 25, 2013.

First Seder: Obama’s Passover

It’s a holy week, on the front end, and on the back. And tonight, President Barack Obama celebrated Passover at the White House at the start of a week that will end with Easter. Pete Souza, the White House photographer,...

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, center, takes his seat beside Sen. Jon Tester and Sen Robert Menendez, right, before the confirmation hearing of Richard Cordray, nominee for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Mary Jo White, nominee for chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on March 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, center, takes his seat beside Sen. Jon Tester and Sen Robert Menendez, right, before the confirmation hearing of Richard Cordray, nominee for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Mary Jo White, nominee for chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on March 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Could ‘Break Up the Banks’ Senator Take Johnson’s Spot?

Lawmakers and lobbyists in Washington are busy chewing over the possibility that one of the main advocates of breaking up the big banks could be in the running to take over the Senate Banking Committee in 2015. The current chairman...

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Marriage equality supporters take part in a march and rally ahead of U.S. Supreme Court arguments on legalizing same-sex marriage in New York on March 24, 2013.

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Marriage equality supporters take part in a march and rally ahead of U.S. Supreme Court arguments on legalizing same-sex marriage in New York on March 24, 2013.

Warner: ‘Marriage Equality’ Fair, Right

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia has a statement today: “I support marriage equality because it is the fair and right thing to do.” He said so on Facebook. “Like many Virginians and Americans, my views on gay marriage have evolved,...

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Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, left, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, right, along with other family members climb the steps of the National Archive in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2013, a day before the oral argument in the Hollingsworth v. Perry Supreme Court case, which could end California's discriminatory Proposition 8 legislation banning same-sex marriage in the state.

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Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, left, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, right, along with other family members climb the steps of the National Archive in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2013, a day before the oral argument in the Hollingsworth v. Perry Supreme Court case, which could end California's discriminatory Proposition 8 legislation banning same-sex marriage in the state.

Gay Marriage at Supreme Court: A Viewer’s Guide

Several scenarios emerge when assessing the likely outcome of two high profile same-sex marriage cases being argued before the Supreme Court this week. Among the possibilities is that the Court will find a way to avoid the core issue of...

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Prince Harry makes early morning checks as he sits on an Apache helicopter at the British controlled flight-line at Camp Bastion on December 12, 2012 in Afghanistan.

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Prince Harry makes early morning checks as he sits on an Apache helicopter at the British controlled flight-line at Camp Bastion on December 12, 2012 in Afghanistan.

Prince Harry Does Jersey Shore

Prince Harry, who has demonstrated that the “what-happens-in-Vegas-stays-in-Vegas” thing doesn’t apply to a buck-naked heir to the British throne, is heading to New Jersey in May for a tour of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation. No word on whether the prince, 28,...

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Shoppers in San Francisco.

Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Shoppers in San Francisco.

Cheaper Gas, Tax Refunds: Consumer-Spending Pocket-Power

Even as snowfall whitens horizons across the U.S. today, the economic skies are brightening for many American households. Two key hurdles consumers faced last month have dissipated: gasoline prices are on the retreat, and delayed cash returns from the Internal...

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This photo provided by the office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman shows, from left to right, son Will Portman, wife Jane Portman, Sen. Portman, daughter Sally Portman, and son Jed Portman.

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This photo provided by the office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman shows, from left to right, son Will Portman, wife Jane Portman, Sen. Portman, daughter Sally Portman, and son Jed Portman.

Will Portman ‘Proud’ of Dad’s Same-Sex Marriage Support

Will Portman, son of Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, says his father waited to publicly support same-sex marriage partially because Will was hesitant to put his sexuality in the national spotlight. Will, a junior at Yale University, writes about coming out and his father’s...

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