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Democrats Invoke Boston, West To Defend Government's Role

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President Obama makes a statement in the White House briefing room just a few hours after the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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How Obama's Response To Terrorism Has Shifted

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Obama Offers Message Of Resilience After Boston Attacks

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Obama's Pressure Fails To Get Gun Measure Passed

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Obama Criticizes Congress After Background Check Bill Fails

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Obama Calls Boston Bombing An Act Of Terrorism

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First lady Michelle Obama greets students at Harper High School in Chicago on Wednesday. Twenty-nine current or former Harper students have been shot in the past year, eight of them fatally. Nancy Stone/AP hide caption

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'We Have To Do More': Michelle Obama's Next Four Years

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., shown speaking at a meeting of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on March 19, is promoting libertarian ideas as a way the Republican Party can be more inclusive. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Will The Future GOP Be More Libertarian?

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President Obama signs a series of executive orders on gun control Jan. 16 surrounded by children who wrote letters to the White House about gun violence. They are, from left, Hinna Zeejah, Taejah Goode, Julia Stokes and Grant Fritz. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Politicians Want Children To Be Seen And Heard

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Same-sex wedding cake topper figurines at Cake and Art in 2008 in West Hollywood, Calif. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Gay Marriage And The Evolving Language Of Love

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Obama Renews Call For Gun Bill As Momentum For Legislation Slows

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Supreme Court: Cops Need A Warrant To Use Drug Dogs Outside A Home

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Tweets from GOP supporters scroll along the side of a large-screen display at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 28, 2012. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Republicans Launch Mission To Turn Up Their Digital Game

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David Wilson (left) and Rob Compton embrace after being married by a Unitarian minister at the Arlington Street Church in Boston on May 17, 2004. They were one of the first couples in Massachusetts to be legally wed. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Gay Marriage Heads To Court, A Look Back At The Bumpy Ride

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Romney's CPAC Address A Reminder Of His Concession Speech

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