The president is throwing someone under the bus again (Updated with Video)

I’m just not really sure who got stabbed this time, I’ll have to get back to you on that one.

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President Obama support the Respect For Marriage Act – the bill to repeal DOMA

 

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The president has “long called for a legislative appeal for the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which continues to have a real impact on families,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters at Tuesday’s briefing. He said the president “is proud” to support the Respect For Marriage Act, “which would take the Defense of Marriage Act off the books for once and for all.”

The bill was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).

In February, the Obama administration announced that the Department of Justice will no longer defend DOMA in court.

On Wednesday the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the new bill, which would repeal all three sections of DOMA — which federally defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman — including section 1, which is the name; section 2, which instructs states not to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states; and section 3, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing legally performed same-sex marriages.

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Couple of good economic news:

Housing starts rise 14.6% to five-month high

Retailers’ weekly sales rise 4.5%

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Here’s the president’s statement about the budget negotiations from earlier today.

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Elizabeth Warren: “We would not have a consumer agency if it was not for President Obama”

Hi Guys,

The president will be out of public eye today – At least that’s the official schedule – But I’m sure there will be plenty of drama as in every day. Until then, watch Elizabeth Warren trying to explain Rachel Maddow two very important things:

1. President Obama is the hero of this agency.
2. The Republicans *are* the ENEMY. And we should fight *them*. I don’t really expect Rachel to get that, but anyway.

Start watching around the 7:30 mark. Up until then it’s mostly the usual Adam Greed crap.

Have a good day.