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Obama's Gay Marriage Stand May Not Sway Latinos

There's a commonly held assumption that goes like this: Latinos have socially conservative views on religion and family; therefore, President Obama's support for gay marriage won't play well with Latino voters. But analysts say it's unlikely that the president's decision will make much difference.
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Maryland State Senate Talks Taxes In Special Session

A plan to raise income taxes for the wealthy to close a budget gap was the subject of the special session held by the Maryland State Senate in Annapolis.

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Congressional Allies Turned Enemies In Redistricting

Due to redistricting, veteran Democratic Congressmen Brad Sherman and Howard Berman have been thrown into a high-stakes primary contest in the same Southern California Congressional district. And because of California's top-two primary system, Berman and Sherman are likely to face one another again in the fall.
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Calif. Budget Deficit Nearly Doubles To $16 Billion

The California budget deficit has grown to $16 billion; that's nearly double the amount Governor Jerry Brown had announced earlier this year. Brown is calling for increased sales and income taxes and cut backs in state programs.
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Romney And Obama: A Tale Of Two Commencement Speeches

President Obama was in exceedingly friendly territory Monday at New York's Barnard College. Mitt Romney, meanwhile, wasn't quite Daniel in the lion's den in his Saturday speech at evangelical Liberty University. But some seniors questioned why a Mormon was giving their commencement address.

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