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Faith, politics and business converge in debate over Religious Freedom laws

April 2, 2015
After the uproar over Indiana’s Religious Freedom act, lawmakers in that state and Arkansas worked to revise or create new legislation to prove the laws do not allow discrimination. Gwen Ifill talks to Pastor Tim Overton of Halteman Village Baptist Church, Micheline Maynard of Arizona State University and Ron Brownstein of National Journal about the crossroads of business, religion and politics.
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Indiana and the defining divisions in American politics

April 1, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
The controversy over Indiana’s religious-freedom law highlights the most fundamental divisions that now define American politics. For all the recent talk that foreign policy or income inequality will dominate the 2016 campaign, the firestorm over Indiana is a reminder of the underlying power of values and social issues to shape political identity.
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SCOTUS to Tackle Same-Sex Marriage, Petraeus Pleads Guilty, Obama's Immigration Hurdle, and Iran’s Role Fighting ISIS

March 6, 2015
Former CIA Chief David Petraeus pleads guilty, US waits for an immigration ruling, Iran’s role in taking the fight to ISIS, and what’s next for the Supreme Court?
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Supreme Court Declines to Block Gay Marriage in Alabama

February 10, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
Gay couples got married in Alabama on Monday despite a last-minute push from the state's chief justice to stop them.
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Supreme Court Declines to Block Gay Marriage in Alabama

February 9, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
Gay couples got married in Alabama on Monday despite a last-minute push from the state's chief justice to stop them. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to block a federal court order requiring the state to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. In Birmingham, cheers and applause went up at the probate court as licenses were issued.
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Will the Supreme Court cement Obama's gay rights legacy?

January 20, 2015
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
The Supreme Court’s new move toward a definitive ruling on same-sex marriage could cement President Barack Obama’s claim to having presided over the most significant advances in gay rights in United States history.
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Renewed Relations with Cuba and Immigration & 2016

January 16, 2015
On the Webcast Extra, NPR’s Tom Gjelten details what the new Cuba regulations mean for the individual traveler. Robert Costa of The Washington Post explains how the GOP is using immigration as a strategy for 2016 and what to watch with potential Democratic candidates. Joan Biskupic of Reuters delves deeper into the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage -- focusing on one family at the heart of the Supreme Court's case.

European Terror Attacks, Nuclear Talks with Iran, Same-Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court

January 16, 2015
Reverberations from the terror attack in Paris continued this week as dozens of arrests have been made, and Europe remains on heightened alert. Plus, nuclear talks with Iran continue, and President Obama is threatening to veto legislation imposing more sanctions on Iran saying they would derail progress. The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Republicans are meeting in California this week, while several have already started making moves towards a 2016 White House campaign. And in our Friday Focus, John Harwood of CNBC previews President Obama's State of the Union address.
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Obamacare, Gay Marriage Face Supreme Court in 2015

December 29, 2014
Pete Williams | NBC News
A challenge to President Obama's health care law will dominate the US Supreme Court's term that resumes in 2015. But it could be overshadowed by the question of same-sex marriage if the justices decide to take up that hot-button issue -- and act in time.
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