Patrick Franklin

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'Ready For Hillary': Clinton's Campaign-In-Waiting

In a high-rise office in Rosslyn, Va., Adam Parkhomenko is selling campaign paraphernalia for a campaign that may or may not happen.<p>"Bumper stickers, magnets, and then we have everything from T-shirts, we have baby onesies that we're almost out of now," says Parkhomenko.<p>Parkhomenko runs a group …

Ohio gay marriage: Judge Timothy Black says he'll strike down Ohio's ban on recognizing gay marriages.

Score another victory for the marriage equality movement. The Associated Press with the spoiler:<p>Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in …

Tennessee Baby Helps Make Same-Sex Marriage History

A baby born in Tennessee last week made history when, for the first time, her state birth certificate listed women in both the "mother" and "father" categories. Reuters has more on the same-sex couple who fought in court for the milestone:<p>The marital status of the baby's parents was the subject of …

Judges Appear Divided In Case On Utah's Gay Marriage Ban

A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals appeared divided on Thursday as they listened to arguments in a case on whether Utah's same-sex marriage ban is constitutional.<p>The ban, approved by Utah voters in 2004, was struck down by a lower court in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court …

Utah gay marriage case argued before federal appeals court

DENVER — After the courtroom arguments ended, the hundreds of pages of previously filed legal briefs had been read, and the nervous tears of the three couples at the heart of a Utah same-sex marriage case had dried, it came down to one question:<p>Who gets to define matrimony?<p>On Thursday, a …

Carter chides Clinton on Mideast role

Former President Jimmy Carter said this week that Hillary Clinton didn’t do enough to push for peace in the Middle East during her tenure as secretary of state.<p>In an interview with Time magazine posted on Thursday, the Democrat said that “when Secretary Clinton was Secretary of State, she took very …

Marco Rubio Staff Move Stirs 2016 Speculation

Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) chief of staff is stepping down to take a role at his political action committee, stirring speculation that the senator is prepping a 2016 presidential bid.<p>The Hill reported Friday that Cesar Conda, who has been at the helm for Rubio since 2011, is moving on to become …

Accused shoe-thrower released

LAS VEGAS — A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents of the allegation against her, authorities said Friday.<p>Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, was given a misdemeanor disorderly conduct summons and …

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Is John Kasich The Most Formidable 2016 GOP Candidate You Don’t Know?

Could Ohio Governor John Kasich’s support of Medicaid expansion sink any presidential ambitions he may harbor?<p>Unless you live in Ohio, or are a …