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Most Republicans Who Signed Support For Same-Sex Marriage Aren't In Office

A large group of prominent Republicans signed on to an amicus brief that argues in favor of a constitutional right to marry for gay Americans. Only two of the politicians, however, are likely to face voters again. While the public at large has moved rapidly on the issue and now favors gay marriage, Republican voters do not.
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Despite Its Flaws, There's Money In Measuring Consumer Confidence

Adam Davidson of the Planet Money team joins Audie Cornish to discuss one of the most widely-cited economic indicators: the Conference Board's monthly Consumer Confidence survey.
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Immigration Officials Release Detainees Ahead Of Budget Cuts

Audie Cornish talks to Ted Robbins about reaction to the Obama administration's decision to release immigrant detainees. The move was attributed to budget cuts.
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House Makes Little Movement Toward Avoiding Automatic Budget Cuts

With automatic spending cuts totaling $85 billion scheduled to start Friday, Congressional leaders and President Obama continued maneuvering to avoid the political fallout. Melissa Block talks to Tamara Keith about the state of play and has details from a poll that suggests that Americans want to cut the deficit, but only in the abstract.

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