Rhode Island to become 10th state to legalize gay marriage

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Rhode Island to legalize gay marriage: The Rhode Island state House passed a measure to legalize gay marriage on a 56-15 vote, which Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) planned to sign. Rhode Island will become the 10th state to legalize gay marriage.

Obama taps Pritzker for Cabinet: President Obama nominated longtime fundraiser Penny Pritzker to be the next commerce secretary and veteran aide Michael Froman as the U.S. trade representative.

Northey exposure: Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey (R) won't run for the Senate. He said he hopes Rep. Steve King (R) makes a bid.

Kingston running for Senate: Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) became the third Republican to join the Georgia Senate race.

Reid worried about Obamacare implementation: Both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) expressed concerns about the implementation of Obamacare.

New role for Paul aide: Doug Stafford, chief of staff to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), is leaving the Senate to join Paul's political shop.

Aloha means primary challenge: Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) officially announced that she will challenge fellow Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz in 2014.

Leaving a message: EMILY's List's message to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: We’re ready whenever you are.

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Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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