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The U.S. and Texas flags are reflected below a sign for the National Rifle Association (NRA)'s annual meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas May 3, 2013. Tens of thousands of NRA members gather in Houston this weekend for...

NRA: Protestors plan a showdown at the gun show

05/03/13 04:20PM

Gun control advocates plan to clash with members of the National Rifle Association this weekend, as the group holds its annual convention celebrating gun rights in Houston, Texas. The three-day event is expected to draw up to 70,000 NRA members and political leaders who have championed the Second Amendment--including Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, and Bobby Jindal. But outside the convention hall and across the Houston airwaves, it’s an entirely different story. read more

A protester raises a flag outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, March 26, 2013. (Photo by  Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Marriage equality sweeps all of New England

05/02/13 03:09PM

Marriage equality eclipsed the entire northeast on Thursday, as Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed historic legislation extending the right to marry to all Rhode Islanders, regardless of sexual orientation. 
 The Rhode Island House of Representatives approved the bill Thursday afternoon by a vote of 56 to 15, and Gov. Chafee signed it into law shortly after. The entire Republican caucus in the Rhode Island Senate approved the bill last week—the first time a caucus of either party has been unanimous in its support. 
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Does Medicaid improve health?

Does Medicaid improve health?

05/02/13 11:51AM

MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts talks with The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein and The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons to talk about an Oregon study on the impact of Medicaid. watch

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