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Monday, May 7, 2012

Where Does Obama White House Stand On Gay Marriage?

Education secretary Arne Duncan said Monday that he supports gay marriage — echoing Vice President Joe Biden, who said Sunday that he is absolutely comfortable with same sex couples. But their boss, President Obama, has said his views about gay marriage are still evolving.

Guest:

  • Rick Klein, senior Washington editor for ABC World News and host of the network’s political webcast, “Top Line”

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Lightening Up Traditional Thanksgiving Fare

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst has created lighter versions of listeners' favorites, from mashed potatoes to green bean casserole.

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U.N. Envoy Calls For ‘Firing Freeze’ In Aleppo, Syria

Staffan de Mistura says limited and localized ceasefires in this historic city could serve as a model for the rest of the country.

November 24 25 Comments

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

November 24 8 Comments

Doctor: Hard-To-Abuse Painkillers Won’t Fix Overdose Crisis

There's a question of whether the new technology of addictive painkillers will help stem the epidemic or help fuel it.