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NOW Today: 'The First Gay President'

The provacative magazine covers continue.

Last week it was a mother breast-feeding her 3-year-old that drew attention. Today, Newsweek tackles the news of President Obama's support for same-sex marriage on its cover, seen above.

The argument: If Bill Clinton was "America's first Black President," then Barack Obama is "America's first Gay President." And today, the President will be in New York City to deliver the commencement address at Barnard, tape an interview with "The View," and attend fundraisers - one of which features openly-gay musician Ricky Martin that goes for $5,000 to $35,800 a ticket.

Make no mistake, the President has taken a political risk - one that he thinks is the right thing to do for policy's sake. In doing so, he opens the door to a whole new world of fundraising potential.


Jimmy Williams, MSNBC Contributor (@jimmyspolitics)

Alicia Menendez, Political Commentator (@aliciamenendez)

Matt Taibbi, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone (@mtaibbi)

Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown U./MSNBC Political Analyst (@medyson)


McKay Coppins, BuzzFeed (@mckaycoppins)

Eamon Javers, CNBC (@eamonjavers)