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Book: Biden Gay Marriage Comments Sparked White House 'Chaos,' Forced Public StanceVice President Joe Biden’s May 2012 comments expressing support for same-sex marriage were not planned as a trial balloon for public opinion, but instead sparked “chaos” in the White House ahead of the November presidential election, according to a new book on the legalization of gay marriage.
Lawmaker: Growing, Exporting Marijuana Would Pay Off Hawaii's DebtsA top Hawaiian lawmaker is calling for the legalization of marijuana in order to pay of billions in state debt and improvements to transportation and public education programs.
Sharpton: 'Many Of Us Are Frustrated' Obama Hasn't Brought Up Race Card More OftenCivil rights leader Al Sharpton responded to President Obama’s recent comments on the racial effect to his approval numbers by stating that he believes the president doesn’t bring up “the race card” enough.
Mother Jones Reporter Wins Polk Award For Romney '47 Percent' Story The reporter for Mother Jones magazine who broke the story of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percent of Americans "believe they are victims" is among the winners of the 64th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism.