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The Briefing 03-06-14

1. Budgets are a value statement: Obama’s budget not about the economy, it’s about the elections

Obama Budget Seeks New Spending, New Taxes to Boost Economy, Tame Debt, Washington Post (Zachary Goldfarb)

Obama’s Budget Is a Populist Wish List and an Election Blueprint, New York Times (Jackie Calmes)

Obama’s Budget Ducks ¬†Tough Choices: Our View, USA Today (Editorial Board)

2. Kentucky Attorney General sides with federal judge in recognizing same-sex marriage

Attorney General Conway Faces Unenviable Situation, Louisville Courier Journal (Joseph Gerth)

3. Group of Republicans in the West move to support Same-Sex Marriage

Republicans From the West Give Support for Gay Marriage, New York Times (Erik Eckholm)