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12

Rise and Shine

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Today:

11:15 AM: President Obama and VP Biden honor the 2012 National Association of Police Organizations TOP COPS award winners

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Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address for North Carolina A&T University’s graduation ceremony – not sure what time this is on. There’ll be live streaming here.

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Two supporters from Montana show their Obama 2012 pride at a base camp on Mt. Everest.

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Robert Shrum: Obama’s gay-marriage endorsement is a moral and political win – Pundits are eager to pontificate on how supporting same-sex marriage will cost Obama in November. They couldn’t be more wrong

Forty-nine years ago this spring, as he proposed the landmark civil rights reforms of the 1960s, John F. Kennedy became the first president to declare that ending racial discrimination was a moral issue …. Now Barack Obama has taken the next step in the unfinished journey toward that ideal: He cut through a cacophony of political advice, the calculus of pre-election caution, to become the first president to endorse marriage equality – and thus to affirm that gay rights are fundamental human rights.

It was fitting that this historic moment came, as JFK’s did, from a president who himself had to overcome generations of prejudice to be in the White House in the first place.

…..this president, who has repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, pushed through a hate crimes law, and refused to defend the shameful Defense of Marriage Act has now sealed his legacy as the champion of a 21st century birth of freedom in America.

That should be rewarded, not punished, in November – and I think it will be. Americans are a decent people; sometimes it just takes time.

Full post here

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