Supreme Court Wrestles With Implications Of Defense Of Marriage Act

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California's Proposition 8 Gets Its Day In The Supreme Court

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While equal rights occupy a large part of the debate over same-sex marriage, federal taxes are also a concern for gay couples. Experts say repealing the Defense of Marriage Act will affect some same-sex couples when they file their taxes. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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High Court's Decision On Federal Marriage Law Has Tax Implications

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Obama's Labor Secretary Pick Could Hit Snags Over Immigration Work

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Justice Department's Tom Perez Tapped For Labor Secretary

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50 Years After Key Case, Problems Defending The Poor Persist

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Attorney General Eric Holder (R) and Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Thomas Perez in 2010 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Code Pink activists deliver flowers, candies and other objects of thanks to Sen. Rand Paul's Capitol Hill offices Thursday for filibustering John Brennan's CIA nomination. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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When Rand Paul Ended Filibuster, He Left Drones On National Stage

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Senators Question Holder Over U.S. Drone Program

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Attorney General Eric Holder speaks before a meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General on Tuesday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Justice Department Warns Of 'Pain' From Looming Cuts

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Caitlin J. Halligan, shown in 2005, waited more than 700 days in the last Congress for a vote on the Senate floor before she was filibustered, the White House says. She was nominated again last month. Jim McKnight/AP hide caption

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Would-Be Federal Judges Face The Washington Waiting Game

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Trial Against BP To Begin Over 2010 Rig Explosion

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