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Some states with marriage bans not defending DOMA

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Indiana is taking the lead among 17 states signing a brief in support of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, to be argued before the Supreme Court March 27. But 38 states ban same-sex marriage. That means a majority of states with bans are not even trying to defend DOMA, which defines marriage for federal   [Read More]

Solar chief argues for natural gas exports

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With a huge fight heating up over whether to allow exports of U.S. natural gas, California solar executive Arno Harris argued that allowing exports would help the solar industry and reduce global carbon emissions. The U.S. shale-gas boom (fracking) has up-ended global energy markets, lowering energy costs in the U.S. and promising to make the [...] [Read More]

One more reason why Current TV’s Gavin Newsom will not be working for Al Jazeera

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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who’s also the star of a Current TV interview show, will not be working for Al Jazeera for a couple of reasons  — including some interesting legal questions that might have arisen, sources close to Newsom tell us. San Francisco-based Current, the cable TV network founded by former Vice President Al Gore and [...] [Read More]

Note explains why Current sold to Al Jazeera: Shared values.

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The big question behind the sale of San Francisco-based Current TV is “Why would owners Al Gore and Joel Hyatt sell to Al Jazeera?” OK, besides the estimated $500 miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillion sale price — $100 mill to be pocketed by Gore. But besides the Benjamins, why Al Jazeera? Fox News is preparing to feast on this [...] [Read More]

Vice presidents: The good, the bad and the powerful

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In honor of the vice presidential debate tonight between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, Texas on the Potomac brings you the best, worst and most influential vice presidents as well as the VPs that did more harm than good. [Read More]

Five most memorable moments from vice presidential debates

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The eight vice presidential debates held over the past 36 years have had minimal impact on the final election results. Arguably, only one — Republican Dick Cheney’s strong performance against Democrat Joe Lieberman in 2000 — significantly shifted the polls. But this year’s encounter between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP congressman Paul Ryan at [...] [Read More]

Six things that Joe Biden, Paul Ryan must do in their VP debate

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Historically, says Emory University debate coach Bill Newnam, “vice presidential debates have not mattered.”

But in the aftermath of President Obama’s disastrous performance in last Wednesday night’s first presidential debate, which helped Republican Mitt Romney erase the Democratic incumbent’s yearlong lead in the polls, “the stakes in Thursday night’s debate are astronomical for both candidates,” notes University of Michigan debate director Aaron Kall.

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