Feb 28

Clint Eastwood, NFL players offer support for gay marriage



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Actor-director Clint Eastwood is the latest prominent conservative to sign on to a court brief opposing a California gay marriage ban. Also, two NFL players have opposed a gay-marriage ban in a separate brief to the Supreme Court.



Feb 28

Comparing the sequester to Y2K and the Mayan apocalypse



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The dreaded sequester will hit the federal government on Friday, barring a last-minute bargain. But is this whole sequester thing real, or a mega-hyped event like the Y2K crisis and the Mayan apocalypse?



Feb 27

Symbolism, in different moods, on Capitol Hill



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Lyle Denniston talks about the irony of the Supreme Court deliberating over the Voting Rights Act on the same day Rosa Parks’ statue was unveiled in Washington.



Feb 27

GOP debates plan to give some budget powers to Obama



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There were several reports on Wednesday that senior Senate Republicans may present a plan to surrender some constitutional budget powers to President Obama for the next seven months. The kicker: the president and the Democrats won’t be interested.



Feb 27

Key part of Voting Rights Act in peril after Supreme Court session



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The Supreme Court heard arguments today about the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965, and early reports indicate the court could lean towards tossing out a key part of the civil rights law.