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Bucking an ever-shifting national current, most Republican voters remain firmly rooted in opposition to same-sex marriage, a poll released Tuesday shows.

Commissioned by conservative heavyweight groups American Values and the Family Research Council (FRC), the survey taken last month sampled 801 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Among them, 82 percent said they agree that marriage should be confined as being only between a man and a woman; 75 percent completely disagreed that public officials should be working to redefine the institution to include same-sex couples.

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The figure is above the Government's target of 7 million. Republicans were against the Act from the beginning and their demand to repeal the law heightened when there were initial hiccups in enrolment. The website showed some technical snags and there were problems during registration in the first few months. All these had demoralised the Democrats who thought the result would directly reflect in the mid-term election in November 2014.

|President Obama jokes that Republicans still haven't quite come to terms with the reality that Obamacare is working as intended.

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|President Obama slams states that have refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, saying they're denying health coverage to people for purely political reasons.

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|President Obama describes his recent conversation about immigration reform with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.

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|President Obama says the Affordable Care Act is expanding health insurance coverage and helping rein in health care costs, and that the debate over repealing the law is "over."

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|President Obama says women deserve equal pay for equal work, criticizing congressional Republicans for blocking proposals on the minimum wage, paycheck fairness, and others.

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|House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says Republicans' harsh treatment of the Obama administration is because of the administration's stonewalling, not race.

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Obama: Cynicism often passes for wisdom
Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:15

The President talks about cynicism in politics at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

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|CBSNews.com Executive Washington Editor Steve Chaggaris talks with RealClearPolitics Political Reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns about the GOP's opposition to extending unemployment benefits and how it could impact the 2014 elections.

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