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Weekend talking points: 7 top stories - May 11, 2012
What happened this week? Obama came out in favor of gay marriage. Putin came back. And Europe came closer to disaster
 
Weekend talking points: 7 top stories AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

President Obama completed his sometimes-awkward "evolution" on a hot-button social issue by declaring on national TV that "same-sex couples should be able to get married." The timing wasn't ideal — Vice President Joe Biden forced Obama's hand by announcing the same thing days before, and North Carolinians just voted overwhelmingly to ban gay marriage. Will backing gay marriage help Obama, or hurt him?

 

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