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NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 15, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The identity crisis within the Republican Party ranks examined; details given about the change in position on same-sex marriage by Senator Rob Portman after his son Will announced he is gay; Will’s Tweet quoted; NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll findings cited; scenes shown of speakers at the CPAC conference, including Donald Trump. [On CNN, PORTMAN – says we should allow people to have the joy and stability of marriage.] [Senator Marco RUBIO - says states should have the right to define marriage in a traditional way.] [Former presidential candidate Mitt ROMNEY – says we must take back the nation and put in place conservative principles.] [NRA CEO Wayne LaPIERRE††- says we’ll keep our guns.] [New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE – comments on being excluded from the conference.] [Republican strategist Steve SCHMIDT†- says the CPAC has become almost a “Star Wars” bar scene of the conservative movement.]

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea

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