The Morning Buzz | Prominent Black Clergy Support Same-sex Marriage in Maryland

Prominent black clergy in Maryland are supporting a referendum in their state to legalize same-sex marriage. This shows, as Dr. Robert P. Jones wrote earlier this summer, that black voters are unlikely to abandon Obama over his support for the issue.

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Abortion Politics, 2012 Style

Is the “war on women” strategy a smart move by Democrats to court women voters, especially since it’s centered around abortion politics? The answer is complicated.

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The Morning Buzz | American Jews Don’t Seem Likely to Abandon Obama

Despite Republicans’ efforts to the contrary, new polls show that Jewish Americans favor Obama even more strongly than they did earlier this year.

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The Morning Buzz | Young Adults Take Advantage of Obamacare

A new study shows that many young adults are taking advantage of Obamacare. Back in June, when it was still unclear how the Supreme Court would rule on the Affordable Care Act, less than one-quarter of Millennials (age 18-29) favored the Supreme Court … [Read more…]

The Morning Buzz | Democrats Offer Subdued Platform on Climate Change

This year’s Democratic platform has more restrained positions on climate change than the 2008 platform.

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Figuring Faith | President Obama’s Faith Challenge at the Democratic Convention

Tonight, Barack Obama will accept the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination for the second time. But as he moves into the home stretch of the campaign, he faces a significant challenge: many Americans are not aware of his religious faith.

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Graphic of the Week | Attitudes About Obama’s Religious Beliefs

After nearly four years in office, 16% of voters still (incorrectly) believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim.

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The Morning Buzz | Democrats Stir Debate By Omitting “God” From the Party Platform

This year, the Democrats omitted the word “God” from their platform, leading to an inevitable comparison with the Republican platform, which mentioned “God” over 10 times.

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The Morning Buzz | Democrats Tout Support for Same-sex Marriage

Democrats are touting same-sex marriage, which appeared for the first time on this year’s Democratic Party platform.

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The Morning Buzz | Do Presidential Candidates Need to Address Abortion?

Mitt Romney, who has been attempting to skirt questions about abortion in the wake of Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s controversial comments, declared that abortion is a matter for the courts, not the president.

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