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Washington, D.C.
Chief National News Correspondent — CNN

Hometown: Dorchester, MA. 1st job: Paper Delivery Boy. Current job: Dad, CNN Chief National Correspondent. Fan of hoops, Red Sox & TwitPics.

Same-sex marriage: How it sweep the nation so quickly? — The Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage a national right is one of those landmark cases that will make the history books. One remarkable part of any discussion about the issue is how fast public opinion has moved on the issue.

A tireless Clinton ran until the end — The candidate was speaking in a hoarse, raspy voice. Late at night, behind schedule again. I was leaning on a table in the back of the room, straining to hear and scribbling notes. Continue reading below "The man is a HOSS. A HOSS. Just a . . . HOSS!!

Defying expectations, Bush makes serious push for Iowa — Maybe he just wanted to spend some time in the town where lawman Wyatt Earp grew up. Or maybe Jeb Bush wanted to serve notice he might make a stronger run for Iowa than many GOP strategists anticipate. Pella, in Iowa's conservative Marion County, was one of Bush's stops as he took his campaign kickoff tour to the key early states.

For Hillary Clinton, all politics, press are local — Her big kickoff rally over, look for Hillary Clinton to address one of the early criticisms of her 2016 campaign: distance from the news media. The Atlantic's Molly Ball, fresh from covering Clinton's Roosevelt Island event, tells us to watch the local news as Clinton campaigns in the early primary and caucus states in the days and weeks ahead.

Obama's overseas strategy — Obama, attending the G7 economic summit, is facing questions over whether his international peers will view him as a lame duck. The source of this doubt: the contentious debate in the United States over a Pacific trade agreement, with the President at odds with liberals in his own party and, to a lesser degree, with some Republicans who don't trust him to negotiate favorable deals.

Marco Rubio's Nevada firewall — As Clinton strives to hold the Obama coalition largely intact, there are some grumblings about a staff hire that could create a "Cousin Pookie" problem. Don't get the reference? It's worth a quick search engine foray if you have a minute.

A Memorial Day test for Hillary Clinton — Memorial Day parades are a popular place to find politicians this holiday weekend, whether one is running for sheriff or president. Count Hillary Clinton among those marching, and it is both a familiar stroll for her and perhaps a glimpse at her style as she moves past early events that have been carefully scripted.

Rob Portman eyed by GOP to reshape marriage platform — What for now is largely a state issue -- water shortages caused by drought in California and other Western states -- could become a topic in the presidential race. NPR's Steve Inskeep noted Colorado, a big presidential swing state, is among the jurisdictions debating what to do.

Carly Fiorina joins the fray — Carly Fiorina officially jumps into the GOP 2016 presidential field this week, and while she is still a longer than longshot, she is beginning to get notice for her serious approach to policy and a decent list of early state backers.

A Bernie Sanders announcement 'within days'? — Hillary Clinton is about to get her first official challenger. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont could make an announcement within days, reports CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson, adding a populist voice to a Democratic race that starts with Clinton as the overwhelming favorite.
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Jun 26, 2015

Landmark Case roots in Ohio, home of #2016 GOP CVN. Establishment wants platform change to drop opposition to #SameSexMarriage. Odds?

Jun 26, 2015

RT @JebBush: My thoughts on today's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage:

Jun 25, 2015

RT @ColbyItkowitz: Repercussions of Donald Trump's comments about immigrants? Univision has cut ties with him.…

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