Supporters of same-sex civil unions in Colorado on Friday vowed to keep fighting after a bill that would grant certain legal rights to gays and lesbians was defeated by a Republican-controlled committee in the state legislature. Full story
The House on Tuesday rejected legislation to extend for nine months three key surveillance tools that are part of the nation's post-Sept. 11 Patriot Act. Full story
Senator Amy Klobuchar talks with Rachel Maddow about the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice nominee Elena Kagan.
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 15: Openly-gay politician Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) delivers remarks about legislation to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act during a news conference with House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) and married same-sex couples outside the U.S. Captiol September 15,