Bidens comments back gay rights
WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden says hes absolutely comfortable with gay couples who marry getting the same civil rights and liberties as heterosexual couples, a stand that gay rights advocates interpreted as an endorsement of same-sex marriage.
But the White House and President Barack Obamas re-election campaign, eager to avoid a debate on a hot-button social issue in an election year, insisted that Biden was not breaking ranks with Obama, who does not publicly support gay marriage.
Biden told NBCs Meet the Press that marriage should be about being loyal to someone you love, whether that marriage is between a man and a woman, two men or two women.
Paul wins majority Maine GOP delegates
AUGUSTA, Maine With Mitt Romneys GOP presidential nomination all but decided, Ron Paul supporters took control of the Maine Republican Convention and elected a majority slate supporting the Texas congressman to the GOP national convention, party officials said. The results gave the Texas congressman a late state victory.
In votes leading to the close of the two-day Maine convention, Paul supporters were elected to 21 of the 24 delegate spots from Maine to the GOP national convention in Tampa, Fla.