Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., reacts to the Supreme Court's decisions on Prop 8 and DOMA Wednesday.
"While I am obviously disappointed in the ruling, it is always critical that we protect our system of checks and balances," said House Speaker John Boehner, seen in this June 6 file photo.
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Celebrations around the nation as the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and declined to rule on California's Prop 8, legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is critical of a so-called "grand compromise" on border security while speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday.
In a 5-4 ruling, the United States Supreme Court justices strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, saying it is unconstitutional. NBC's Pete Williams reports.
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Celebrations around the nation as the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and declined to rule on California's Prop 8, legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., joins Morning Joe to share his thoughts on the Supreme Court's ruling on Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.
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A demonstrator (back) waves a flag while awaiting decisions in two cases regarding same-sex marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, June 26, 2013.
Rachel Maddow reports the breaking news that Democratic Congressman Ed Markey has won the Massachusetts senate seat vacated when John Kerry became Secretary of State, defeating Republican challenger Gabriel Gomez.