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Rob Portman Becomes Only Republican In The Senate To Support Gay Marriage

Activists attending the CPAC convention were among those responding to Rob Portman on Friday after the Ohioan became the first Republican in the Senate to support gay marriage.

Analyst: Portman's Gay Marriage Shift May Be 'Tip Of The Spear' In GOP

Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman's endorsement of same-sex marriage, coming less than two weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court hears a pair of challenges to same-sex marriage bans, is being characterized by gay rights activists and others as historic.

The Bush Family Checklist

Jeb Bush is popular in conservative circles and is the third member of the Bush family to be seen as a presidential contender. (The last two were elected.) So is there some sort of How to Be President checklist somewhere in the Bush house? If so, it might look something like this.

Four Faces Of Conservatism: Possible Directions For The GOP

Is it the message or its delivery? That's one of the questions being debated as Republicans — like all parties out of power — plot their comeback. Some think they need to take a new tack on issues; others believe that the GOP's core conservative principles are still political winners.
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Analysis: Maryland To Make Final Vote On Repealing Death Penalty

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about the latest in Maryland's death penalty issue, Virginia's governor's race, and D.C.'s upcoming special election.

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The Future Of The CIA

The future of the CIA and challenges facing the new director: Questions on drones, interrogation techniques and other clandestine operations.