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Syria; but check out guns, gays and marijuana


Feel like the headlines were a little scattered on Thursday?

An astute observation by Politico on that day's news cycle:

Facing a flood of tough headlines over its Syria policy, the White House chose Thursday as the ideal day to release major new policies on guns, gays and marijuana — three areas sure to excite President Barack Obama’s Democratic base.

The news came Thursday that married gay couples are now eligible for retroactive marriage federal tax benefits; obscure loopholes for gun importation and purchases are closing; and the Justice Department will forgo challenges to marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington. ...

A senior administration official said the busy news day is a coincidence.


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