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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld suggests in a new interview with Larry King that legalizing gay marriage could one day lead to polygamy.
"I listen to some of the Supreme Court justices and one of them said, well, what's next after that? Is it two people? Three people?" Rumsfeld said after being asked whether he supports gay marriage.
For the second day in a row, Senate Republicans sparred publicly about the budget, with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) saying bluntly that he does not trust his party to resist a compromise on the debt ceiling.
As Lori Montgomery explained, moderate Senate Republicans want to name a conference committee to reconcile differences between the Democrat-led Senate budget and the GOP-controlled House budget. Conservative Republicans are resisting, saying that the conference might result in a debt ceiling increase -- even though the House would have to sign off on the deal.
President Obama will visit the Oklahoma City area on Sunday to inspect damage by the tornado, the White House announced.
Press secretary Jay Carney said Obama will meet with families displaced by the violent storm that has left two dozen dead and flattened homes and a school. Obama will thank emergency workers who responded to the destruction.
Carney said Obama has instructed federal agencies to "provide all available resources" to support the efforts of state officials.
Underdog gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono (D) goes right after New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie's economic record in her first TV ad, released Wednesday by her campaign.
"To hear Governor Christie tell it, everything in New Jersey's going just fine," Buono, a state senator, says in the 30-second commercial. "Well, I see another New Jersey, with 400,000 unemployed one of the worst jobless rates in the country."
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is working on a book, the National Review reports, which will combine his personal history with his political philosophy. He will cover the 2012 presidential campaign, but it is not any sort of tell-all -- he's only planning to say good things about Mitt Romney.
The congressman previously co-wrote the book "Young Guns" with fellow Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.) and Kevin McCarthy (Calif.). That book criticized the previous generation of Republican leaders in Congress, saying they betrayed their principles and failed to rein in spending.
Ryan is considered a potential presidential candidate in 2016, and writing a book is a common way for contenders to lay out their ideas.
Jewish leaders in the media are in large part responsible for American acceptance of gay marriage, Vice President Biden said Tuesday night.
"I believe what affects the movements in America, what affects our attitudes in America are as much the culture and the arts as anything else," he said at a Democratic National Committee reception for Jewish American Heritage Month. He cited social media and the sitcom "Will and Grace," giving Jews a large part of the credit for both.
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray (D) will resign next month and take a job as head of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, according to local news reports.
Murray announced in January that he would not run for Senate, a week before campaign finance regulators found that he had broken campaign finance law by taking donations.
For the second straight day and the third time in one week, IRS officials will testify Wednesday in front of Congress about the agency's improper targeting of conservative groups.
Highlighting today's House Oversight Committee hearing is IRS official Lois Lerner's decision to invoke the Fifth Amendment and not answer questions. Lerner is still under subpoena to testify, meaning she will have to invoke her rights in person -- and likely repeatedly.
City Councilman Eric Garcetti has won the Los Angeles mayor's race, becoming the first Jewish elected mayor in the city's history.
Thank you Los Angeles--the hard work begins but I am honored to lead this city for the next four years. Let's make this a great city again.
— Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) May 22, 2013