The New Jersey State Assembly followed the lead of the state Senate and voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the state on Thursday. Governor Chris Christie has vowed to veto the measure and put it up for referendum in November.
Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum traveled to Michigan on Thursday, where he delivered a speech to the Detroit Economic Club. Polls show Santorum leading Michigan-born Mitt Romney in the state.
Congress appears ready to once again defer a scheduled cut in pay for doctors who treat Medicare patients. This time the cut would otherwise be just shy of 30 percent. But at the end of the year, doctors will once again be at the mercy of lawmakers and some say they're growing weary of the annual uncertainty.
There's a noticeable streak of Mormon libertarianism in the West, and the Ron Paul campaign has actively courted that vote. While Republican Mitt Romney retains strong support among many of his faith, others see their religion more in line with a much smaller-government approach to politics.
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