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Obama agenda: 'Evolving' on gay marriage

On Sunday, the New York Times examined the president’s position on gay marriage. “Now President Obama says his views on same-sex marriage are ‘evolving,’ and as he runs for re-election he is seeking support from gay donors who want to know where he stands. This week, he will headline a $1,250-a-plate ‘Gala with the Gay Community’ in Manhattan, his first such event as president; on June 29, he will host a Gay Pride reception at the White House. He is doing so at time when the New York Legislature is considering whether to make same-sex marriage legal — a vote that the president will no doubt be asked about while in New York.”

More: “The White House would not comment on whether Mr. Obama was ready to endorse same-sex marriage. But one Democratic strategist close to the White House, speaking only on the condition of anonymity, said some senior advisers ‘are looking at the tactics of how this might be done if the president chose to do it.’”

“The golf summit on Saturday may not have resolved the partisan argument over the deficit and the debt ceiling or the legality of the U.S. military operation in Libya. But some good came of it, at least for the victors,” the Washington Post says. “The bipartisan pairing of President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) won the 18th hole and the match against Vice President Biden, thought to be the strongest player in the group, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R). To the winners go the spoils, in this case $2 each.”

In the New York Times, John Harwood writes that Obama’s “political culpability exceeds his economic culpability.”