Biden's 'views' give Obama sleepless nights

   May 8, 5:07 pm

Washington, May 8 (ANI): Vice President Joe Biden's recent statement about legalizing gay-couple marriage revved up the activist community, but it did create a bit of a headache for the Obama's re-election campaign.

The campaign officials had to spend the day fending off questions about the president's views over the matter.

Biden revealed that he was "absolutely comfortable" allowing same-gender couples to wed on NBC's "Meet the Press" program.

Following the statement, another comment on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that gay marriage should be legal, left White house buzzing.

Obama, who enjoyed a huge support from the gay and lesbian community in the 2008 election, has kept this stand straight for a long time now. The President opposes same-sex marriage but has said gay couples should have the same rights as married straight couples.

As a matter of fact, Vice-president's candid response is somewhat contradictory to the President's statement.

However, in a bid to clear the air, David Axelrod, the president's senior campaign strategist, briefed the reporters over the matter.

He said that, Biden's comments were "entirely consistent with the president's position, which is that couples, who are married, whether they're gay or heterosexual couples, are entitled to the very same rights and the very same liberties." (ANI)

Internet mobile users in China surpass computer ones Jul 22, 4:01 pm
Beijing, July 22 (ANI): The number of people who use mobile to surf internet in China has surpassed the number of people using computers to go on web, says an industry report by the China Internet Network Information Center.
Full Story
At least six top al-Qaeda leaders killed in US drone attack Jul 22, 3:33 pm
Islamabad, July 22 (ANI): At least six top al-Qaeda leaders have been killed in fresh US drone strikes in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan.
Full Story
Ukrainian military jet may have shot down Malaysian aircraft MH17, says senior Russian officer Jul 22, 3:15 pm
London, July 22 (ANI): A senior Russian officer has said that a Ukrainian military jet may have attacked the MH17 aircraft that had been flying only a few kilometers away from the Malaysian Airlines MH17 before it crashed down.
Full Story
Saudi private sector sees twofold increase in number of women employees from last year Jul 22, 2:40 pm
Dubai, July 22 (ANI): A report has revealed that the total number of Saudi women working in the private sector has almost doubled to 400,000 from last year.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY