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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 01, 2013

Obama:  ‘We Will Get Through This’

By Mark Memmott

Washington sure isn't making it easy" for the American people and the American economy, President Obama told reporters late Friday morning as he and other lawmakers failed to reach a deal to avert $85 billion worth of automatic "sequester" spending cuts due to start at the end of the day Friday.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 01, 2013

Administration Asks Supreme Court To End Calif. Gay-Marriage Ban

By Nina Totenberg


(Duration: 3:30)

California same-sex couple gets married

The Obama administration has filed a friend of the court brief urging the United States Supreme Court to strike down California's ban on gay marriage. The government is arguing that the state's ban on gay marriage should be struck down as a denial of "equal protection under the law," but it does not call for the abolition of all state bans on same-sex marriage.

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