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People walk on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California, on March 21, 2012.

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People walk on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California, on March 21, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Border Patrol

Immigration policy is the main subject of discussion at events hosted by the Migration Policy Institute, the Economic Policy Institute and the Small Business Majority in Washington today. Meanwhile, Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake will host Democratic...

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Gay pride flags at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Gay pride flags at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Wednesday’s Supreme Court Gay Marriage Arguments Live Blog

2:36 p.m. That’ll do it for today’s live blog. The court could issue its decisions in this week’s gay marriage cases at any time. But it’s likely to follow past practice, holding its most contentious cases until the end of the...

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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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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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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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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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Abbott Laboratories' AndroGel testosterone gel.

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Abbott Laboratories' AndroGel testosterone gel.

Washington Daybook: ‘Pay for Delay’

The Supreme Court hears arguments today on whether drugmakers and their would-be rivals who make generic versions of medicines are engaged in what the U.S. calls anti-competitive “pay for delay” practices when they sign deals to delay introduction of lower-cost...

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Rachel Baker, left, and Christine Tully wait in line to get their marriage license at the Manhattan City Clerk's office in New York.

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Rachel Baker, left, and Christine Tully wait in line to get their marriage license at the Manhattan City Clerk's office in New York.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 16%

That’s how much support for same-sex marriage has advanced in 10 years. With the Supreme Court ready to hear oral arguments this week in two cases involving gay marriage and the legal rights of those in civil unions, the Pew...

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