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1. New poll: Should the Supreme Court overturn state bans on same-sex marriage?

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Apr 27, 2015

Same-sex marriage is now legal in 36 states, but this week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments that could make such marriages legal in all 50 states. The court could rule that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right and must be recognized throughout the country. Or the court could rule that the states retain jurisdiction over marriage laws and can, if they so choose, refuse to allow same-sex marriages to be performed in their states and not recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages. Where do you think the court will come down? This week's question: Do you think the Supreme Court should overturn state bans on same-sex marriage? Cast your vote below. We also welcome your comments, questions and suggestions at politics@reply.politics.gov. We will publish the results on Friday.


2. Baltimore rioting could test White House

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Apr 28, 2015

The unrest in Baltimore poses a challenge not just for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, but also for the White House and newly sworn-in Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, criticized Rawlings-Blake for failing to respond quickly enough to the riots. "Baltimore city families deserve peace and safety in their community, and these acts of violence and destruction of property cannot and will not be tolerated," he said. Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The (04/28) Bloomberg (04/27) CNN (04/28)


3. Vote in this week's poll

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Apr 28, 2015

There is still time to vote in this week's Business & Politics Poll: Should the Supreme Court overturn state bans on same-sex marriage? View the poll and cast your vote. You can also see the voting breakdown so far. We will post the results on Friday.


4. In praise of Sanders' fiercely independent hairstyle

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Apr 30, 2015

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is known not just for his liberal political views, but also for his defiantly unkempt hairstyle. This photo gallery recalls some of Sanders' finest moments. Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The (04/29)


5. Conservative justices ask tough questions in same-sex marriage hearing

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Apr 28, 2015

Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The (04/28)


6. Vote in this week's poll

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Apr 29, 2015

There is still time to vote in this week's Business & Politics Poll: Should the Supreme Court overturn state bans on same-sex marriage? View the poll and cast your vote. You can also see the voting breakdown so far. We will post the results on Friday.


7. Gay hoteliers apologize for hosting Ted Cruz campaign event

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Apr 27, 2015

Politico (04/27)


8. Translate this, Obama tells press pack

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Apr 27, 2015

President Barack Obama brought the house down at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner by bringing "Luther," his anger translator, to the podium. Luther, played by Keegan-Michael Key, roasted the assembled press pack, but fled the stage in terror as Obama started ranting about climate change. "You don't need an anger translator, you need counseling," he told the president. Access Hollywood (04/26) YouTube (04/25)


9. Vote in this week's poll

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Apr 30, 2015

There is still time to vote in this week's Business & Politics Poll: Should the Supreme Court overturn state bans on same-sex marriage? View the poll and cast your vote. You can also see the voting breakdown so far. We will post the results on Friday.


10. Columnist Jelani Cobb: Why Baltimore descended into bedlam

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Apr 28, 2015

New Yorker (tiered subscription model), The (04/27)




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