Michele Bachmann gives up Swiss citizenship

Michele Bachmann is no longer Swiss, Joe Biden apologized, a poll has Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren tied, and Mitt Romney supports gay adoption.

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WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:

* Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has withdrawn her Swiss citizenship. “I took this action because I want to make it perfectly clear: I was born in America and I am a proud American citizen,” she said in a statement. Bachmann’s husband Marcus has dual citizenship.

* Vice President Joe Biden apologized Wednesday to President Obama for forcing his hand on gay marriage. The president planned to announce his support for gay marriage soon, but not this week — until Biden said on “Meet the Press” last Sunday that he was “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage.

* Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney told Fox News today that while his views on gay marriage are firm, he is fine with gay adoption. “If two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, even want to adopt a child in my state, individuals of the same sex are able to adopt children,” he said. “In my view, that’s something which people have the right to do, but to call that marriage is, in my view, a departure from the real meaning of the word.”

* A new MassInc poll has Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren (D) and Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in a dead heat, 43 to 41 percent. But the survey was taken before the recent flap over Warren’s Native American heritage, so it can’t be used to shed any light on whether or not that story has had any impact.

WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T MISS:

* Stu White, a close friend of Romney, told ABC News that the former Massachusetts governor’s campaign wants him to help push back on today’s Washington Post story about the candidate’s youth. He said he was “still debating” whether or not to get involved, because “It’s been a long time since we’ve been pals.” White says he was not present for the haircutting incident at the center of the piece.

* Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) has endorsed state Sen. Deb Fischer in Nebraska’s Senate race, another sign of momentum for a candidate once considered a longshot in the GOP primary next Tuesday. Sarah Palin endorsed Fischer yesterday; she may well overtake Attorney General Jon Bruning in the race.

* Democrats are getting very aggressive against Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R). Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) is out with a new ad, “Meetings,” attacking his challenger for missing state investment board meetings to raise money, and the outside group Majority PAC put out a similar spot that highlights Mandel’s promise to serve his full term.

* Some North Carolina Democratic Party activists are lobbying to keep controversial chairman David Parker in his post despite his involvement in a sexual harassment scandal. Parker announced in April that he would step aside, and an election for a new chairman will be held Saturday.

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Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

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