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Minnesota moves toward gay marriage: Minnesota looks like it will become the latest state to pass a gay marriage law, with the state House passing the measure Thursday. The House was the big question; the state Senate is expected to pass it Monday, and Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has said he will sign the law. Minnesota would be the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) speaks to gay marriage supports at the Minnesota state Capitol in April. (Jim Mone, File/Associated Press)

Immigration amendments: Senate Judiciary Committee members began debating hundreds of amendments to the immigration bill, with the most contentious being border security provisions pushed by Republicans. In addition, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wrestled with an amendment involving spousal privileges for gay couples.

Gosnell mentioned in bill: A trio of House Republicans has introduced a new bill that makes two references to abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell and asks for a review of abortion providers nationwide.

Crist backs gay marriage: The political evolution of former (and future?) Florida governor Charlie Crist (D) continued, with the one-time Republican saying he now supports gay marriage.

Boehner and Rubio go after Benghazi: Two of the biggest GOP names in the House and Senate are now pushing the party's effort on Benghazi, with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) both making a point to focus on the issue Thursday.

Graham clarifies "hellholes": Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) clarified that he wasn't referring to Mexico when he noted that some immigrants come from "hellholes."

The RNC's 3 a.m. ad: The Republican National Committee in late 2012 crafted its own version of Hillary Clinton's "3 a.m." ad, tying it to the administration's response to the killings of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. That ad never ran it, but ABC's Jon Karl has a copy, and it's a doozy.


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