May 7th, 2012
08:35 AM ET
(CNN) – As a ballot initiative to ban same sex-marriage comes to a vote in North Carolina this week, Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he was "absolutely comfortable" with the idea of same-gender marriage.
"I just think that the good news is that as more and more Americans come to understand what this is all about, it is a simple proposition: Who do you love? Who do you love? And will you be loyal to the person who love?" Biden said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
While he did not touch on the North Carolina initiative, his comments were consistent with his message on the controversial issue in general. He added, however, that it's the president, not he, who sets the administration's policy.
May 7th, 2012
08:01 AM ET
President Obama is spending the day at the White House. (Last time I typed that he was on his way to Afghanistan) He will receive his PDB and meet with senior advisors. Later this afternoon he will participate in a conference call with student leaders and elected officials to discuss the need to keep student loan interest rates low. The president and congress seem to agree student loan interest rates need to stay low but they can't agree on how to pay for it.
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:
9:30AM Pool Call Time
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
11:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
2:30PM THE PRESIDENT holds a conference call with elected officials and student government leaders from across the country to discuss the need to prevent rates from doubling on July 1