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Why Mayor Barrett Wants To Defeat His Governor

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett won the Democratic primary earlier this week, earning the chance to challenge Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at the polls. Barrett lost a race for the governor's seat to Walker in 2010. Host Michel Martin speaks with Barrett about whether the outrage over Walker's cuts to collective bargaining rights will be enough for him to win this rematch.

Will Same-Sex Marriage Rile Faith Leaders?

President Obama says he supports same-sex marriage, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to come out in favor of the issue. Host Michel Martin looks at what it means for the November elections, and for an issue that many Americans view in religious or moral terms. Martin speaks with two religion reporters: Sarah Posner of Religion Dispatches and David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network.
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Webb Proposes Bill For Congressional Approval On Military Conflicts

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) has introduced legislation to limit the executive branch's ability to get into military conflicts without congressional approval.

Sen. Jim Webb has introduced a bill requiring Congressional approval on U.S. involvement in military conflicts.

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O'Malley To Legislators: Stick To The Budget In Special Session

Gov. Martin O'Malley is warning the General Assembly not to tackle the issue of a casino in Prince George's County during next week's special session. 


Swing State Voters Mull Obama's Announcement

Some voters in Colorado are not happy about President Obama's decision to come out in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.

Gays Welcome Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Gays and lesbians have been largely supportive of the Obama administration due to the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act. But some had felt the president was moving too slowly on the issue of same-sex marriage.

Obama Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

President Obama has completed what he calls his "evolution" on gay marriage. After equivocating on the issue for more than a year, he now says same-sex marriage should be legal. Obama's endorsement of gay marriage makes it a prominent issue in the November election.