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Gay marriage ruling affecting other cases

When the Supreme Court struck down part of an anti-gay marriage law, Justice Anthony Kennedy took pains in his majority opinion to say the...

Two Republicans voted before they took office

It only took two days for majority Republicans in the House to suffer their first embarrassment. Two of their members, including the House Republican...

Reading the Constitution: Education or futility?

Republicans and Democrats took turns politely in a historic recitation of the Constitution from the House floor Thursday, but the decorum hardly meant they...

Birther soldier cops a plea

An Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questioned President Barack Obama's eligibility for office pleaded guilty Tuesday to one...

Court weighs constitutionality of gay marriage ban

A line of questioning at an appeals court hearing over California's gay marriage ban suggested the three judges could issue a decision that would...

Another stupid mistake by tea party darling Christine O’Donnell

Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell of Delaware, a tea party candidate whose lack of grasp of issues shocks even the party faithful, shocked a...

Rand Paul hedges on tax code revamp

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul sidestepped questions Wednesday about revamping the federal tax code, a day after the tea party favorite took a...

GOP’s uneven record on the Constitution

Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia won his seat in Congress campaigning as a strict defender of the Constitution. He carries a copy in...

Repubicans go after birthright citizenship

Leading Republicans are joining a push to reconsider the constitutional amendment that grants automatic citizenship to people born in the United States. Senate Republican leader...

Feds fear impact of gay marriage ruling

A judge's rulings in Massachusetts that the federal law banning gay marriage is unconstitutional could have implications far beyond the state if they're upheld...