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Victories for Obama Help Fight "Lame Duck" Status and Christie & Webb Enter 2016 Race

July 3, 2015
President Obama announced plans to open a U.S. embassy in Cuba and the state of the 2016 race.
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The Long Road to Same-Sex Marriage, Latest Clinton Email Release & Jeb Bush's Tax Returns

July 3, 2015
An in-depth look at the battle to win same-sex, an analysis of Clinton through her emails, and Bush releases his tax returns.
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Ten Years of The Roberts Court

July 1, 2015
As the Supreme Court wrapped up its term this week with major decisions on the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, the death penalty and Congressional redistricting, Chief Justice John Roberts also marked 10 years as the leader of the nine justices. How has Chief Justice John Roberts left his mark on the Supreme Court in his first decade?
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Gay Rights at the Supreme Court in 1996

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May 24, 1996
With the Supreme Court ruling expanding marriage recognition to same-sex couples in all 50 states, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to another opinion written by Justice Kennedy nearly 20 years ago that began a string of gay rights cases at the Supreme Court.
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act in 2013

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June 25, 2015
As the Supreme Court rules to expand the recognition of same-sex marriage to all 50 states, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to the last major decision on the issue by the justices, exactly two years earlier. In the 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion that the Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, was unconstitutional, effectively giving federal legal recognition to same-sex marriages.
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Obama Eulogizes Charleston Pastor, Lessons from The Race Card Project and Upcoming Decisions at the Supreme Court

June 26, 2015
President Obama Eulogizes Charleston Shooting Victim, The Race Card Project and what’s next at the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare & Affirms Right to Marry for Gay Couples and Charleston Shooting Reignites Conversation About Race in America

June 26, 2015
Affordable Care Act survives Supreme Court challenge and marriage equality spreads to all 50 states
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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare in 2012

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June 29, 2012
The Supreme Court once again rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that contended only people who sign up for insurance on state exchanges are eligible for the federal subsidies.
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2006 Negotiations Over Iran's Nuclear Program

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June 2, 2006
As the June 30 deadline nears for the nuclear talks with Iran, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to June 2006 when the United States joined with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council as well as Germany (the P5+1) to propose discussions with Iran to suspend its nuclear enrichment program.