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President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.

09/04/2012

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

Republican governor candidate Rob McKenna expressed his disapproval of the Boy Scouts' recent ban on gays amongst their ranks. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Republican Candidate Dislikes Gay Scout Policy

A spokesman for Attorney General Rob McKenna says that the Republican candidate for governor disagrees with the Boy Scouts’ recent reaffirmation of its national policy to exclude gays from its ranks.

07/19/2012

Attorney General Holder Convenes Committee On Violence Against Women

U.S. Department Of Justice To Stop Defending The Constitutionality Of DOMA

The Justice Department announced Wednesday that, at Obama’s direction, it would not defend the Defense of Marriage Act in a court case where it’s being challenged.  Does this mark a reversal in the Obama administration’s […]

1090 The Fan–02/23/2011

Nancy Pelosi

House Votes 250-175 In Favor Of Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this year the House voted to dismantle the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, giving the Senate a final shot in the waning days of this Congress at […]

12/15/2010

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