National Politics

John Becker, 30, of Silver Spring, Md., waves a rainbow flag in support of gay marriage outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday June 25, 2015. The same-sex marriage ruling is among the remaining to be released before the term ends at the end of June. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON | The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on […]

FILE - In this June 19, 2015, file photo, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington. Jindal appears ready to launch a long-shot campaign for the Republican presidential nomination that rests on courtship of evangelical Christians and his reputation as a man of ideas. The 44-year-old, two-term governor begins without the national prominence of rivals such as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who are among a dozen contenders for the nomination in a highly competitive pack. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

“My name is Bobby Jindal, and I am running for president of the United States of America,” he posted on his website. Short video clips showed Jindal and his wife, Supriya, talking to their three children about the campaign to come.

FILE - In this June 16, 2015, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, , R-Ky., speaks to members of the media following the weekly Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. Obama’s trade agenda are imploring key senators to stand by their previous votes when they revisit the issue in a showdown set for Tuesday, June 23. McConnell, R-Ky., has urged senators to stick with their May positions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

The president’s spokesman, Josh Earnest, hailed the vote, but said, “Our work on trade is not finished.” He urged Congress to give the legislation final passage and also send the aid measure to the White House, but declined to say if the president will sign one bill if he doesn’t get the other.

Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., right, meets with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, left, in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

“I am writing to ask you to stand up for equality – for your mother, your daughter, your sister, your wife or yourself – by actively supporting the Equal Rights Amendment,” Streep writes. Each packet includes a copy of “Equal Means Equal,” a book by Jessica Neuwirth, president of the ERA Coalition.

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