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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

North Carolina Presidential Visit Turns Focus To Civil Unions Debate

It’s primary day in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, Delaware and Rhode Island, but with the nomination seen as something of a lock, the presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney is looking to November and is in New Hampshire.

President Obama is in North Carolina and Colorado to call on Congress to freeze current interest rates on popular Stafford student loans for poor and middle-class students.

Those rates are due to double on July 1 if lawmakers don’t act. Also on the ballot in North Carolina, which holds its primary in two weeks: A controversial proposed amendment to the state constitution that would recognize marriage between a man and a woman as the only legal domestic partnership in the state.

Rob Christensen, political reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer, says the presumption is that Amendment One, as it’s titled, will pass.

But he told Here & Now‘s Robin Young that strong political is growing and could cause the amendment to fail.

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