Announcement of Trump Supreme Court choice nears

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) | President Donald Trump was closing in on his choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Saturday, making final deliberations from the privacy of his New Jersey golf club.

Clearly relishing the mounting suspense, Trump tweeted early in the morning: “Big decision will soon be made on our next Justice of the Supreme Court!”

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Trump closes in on Supreme Court pick; 3 judges top list

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WASHINGTON (AP) | President Donald Trump is closing in on his next Supreme Court nominee, with three federal judges leading the competition to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Trump’s top contenders for the vacancy at this time are federal appeals judges Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge, said a person familiar with Trump’s thinking who was not authorized to speak publicly.

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Anti-LGBTQ statements prompt senators to oppose Pompeo nomination

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Mike Pompeo during his confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of state declined to specifically say whether he thinks being gay is “a perversion.” Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.

Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have cited Mike Pompeo’s anti-LGBTQ statements as among the reasons they oppose his nomination to become the next secretary of state.

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Anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ bill is back — and Trump has promised to sign

By : CHRIS JOHNSON OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has reintroduced legislation in the U.S. Senate seen to enable anti-LGBT discrimination in the name of “religious freedom” — and President Trump made signing the legislation a campaign promise during the 2016 election.

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Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

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NEW YORK (AP) — For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They’re for it. Many Republican VIPs, notably the presidential hopefuls, face a far more complicated landscape.

Looming ahead for these contenders are early contests in states such as Iowa and South Carolina, where a major role will be played by conservative Christian voters firmly opposed to same-sex marriage. Further down the road is the 2016 general election, where the nominee will likely need backing from independents and moderate Republicans who support gay unions.

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Republicans asked if they would attend a gay wedding

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Would you go to a gay wedding? That is the question being proposed to several Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential race.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who recently announced his run for the Republican presidential nomination, was presented with the big question by Fusion host Jorge Ramos. Despite his objections to gay marriage, he said that he would go if invited.

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Marco Rubio becomes third Tea Party member to announce run for president

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MIAMI — Marco Rubio says he is running for president and feels ‘uniquely qualified’ to talk about the future.

Rubio announced his plan to run during a conference call to donors at the Freedom Tower, known as the “Ellis Island of the South”, in Miami on April 13.

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Rand Paul announces run for Presidency

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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – Rand Paul, the Republican Senator from Kentucky, has announced he will run for the office of President of the United States.

Paul is joined by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas as the two Republicans to announce their run so far. Several other high profile politicians are expected to join them including a couple of big names from Florida, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio.

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