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Obama trys to downplay Snowden’s relevance

Obama trys to downplay Snowden’s relevance

The last thing President Barack Obama wants to do is turn Edward Snowden into a grand enemy of the state or a Daniel Ellsberg-type hero who speaks truth to power.…

Immigration focus shifting to the House

Immigration focus shifting to the House

Attention is shifting to the House and its conservative majority after the Senate passed a landmark immigration bill opening the door to U.S. citizenship to millions while pouring billions of…

Senate passes immigration overhaul bill

Senate passes immigration overhaul bill

With a solemnity reserved for momentous occasions, the Senate passed historic legislation Thursday offering the priceless hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America’s shadows. The bill…

Lots to still work out on gay marriage issues

Lots to still work out on gay marriage issues

Two landmark Supreme Court rulings that bolster gay marriage rights don’t remove all barriers to same-sex unions by a long shot. Where gay couples live still will have a lot…

Gay rights supporters and gay couples salute Supreme Court ruling

Gay rights supporters and gay couples salute Supreme Court ruling

Supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers, wept openly and chanted “DOMA is Dead” outside the Supreme Court as word reached them that the justices had struck down the federal…

Supreme Court strikes down federal benefits rule against gay couples

Supreme Court strikes down federal benefits rule against gay couples

In a historic victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the…

So, where is Edward Snowden?

So, where is Edward Snowden?

Moscow‘s main airport swarmed with journalists from around the globe Wednesday, but the man they were looking for — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden — was nowhere to be…

Texas anti-abortion bill shouted down

Texas anti-abortion bill shouted down

Despite barely beating a midnight deadline, hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country. As the protesters raised the…

Supreme Court gay marriage decision due Wednesday

Supreme Court gay marriage decision due Wednesday

The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide…

Can the rabid right-wing GOP stop immigration reform?

Can the rabid right-wing GOP stop immigration reform?

Senate Republicans are split over the immigration bill steaming toward approval at week’s end, a divide that renders the ultimate fate of White House-backed legislation unpredictable in the House and…