March 26th, 2013
07:18 AM ET
1 year ago

By the numbers: Same-sex marriage

Editor's note: This story was originally published in May 2012 and was updated in March 2013.

(CNN) - Same-sex marriage is in the spotlight on the national legal and political stages this week as the Supreme Court hears argument in two landmark cases, one involving California's Proposition 8 and another involving the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

The high court cases come as public support for same-sex marriage is increasing. A CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday indicates that 53% of Americans support same-sex marriage. In the same survey, 57% of respondents said they had a family member or close friend who is gay or lesbian.

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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court
January 17th, 2013
11:09 AM ET
2 years ago

By the Numbers: Presidential inaugurations

(CNN) – The oath, the speech, the crowds, the celebrities, the balls. Every four years Washington celebrates the start of another presidential term.

By the numbers, here's a look at presidential inaugurations:

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Filed under: By The Numbers • Inauguration
December 12th, 2012
05:44 PM ET
2 years ago

By the numbers: Fiscal cliff

(CNN) – Time is running out for congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama to strike a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. If the two parties can't come to an agreement before the end of the year, a combination of broad tax hikes and deep government spending cuts take effect . Experts warn of a new recession if Washington goes over the fiscal cliff.

Here's a by-the-numbers look at the fiscal cliff and its impact:

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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff
By the numbers: Lame duck sessions of Congress
November 29th, 2012
06:43 PM ET
2 months ago

By the numbers: Lame duck sessions of Congress

(CNN) - This year's session, with fiscal cliff negotiations and lively nomination controversies, is anything but lame. But it's still a lame-duck Congress. Just how did a meeting of one Congress that occurs after a new one is elected but not yet sworn-in get that name?

We're slow roasting the answers to those questions and serving them up by the numbers.

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Filed under: Congress • Fiscal Cliff
September 4th, 2012
04:44 PM ET
2 years ago

By the numbers: the DNC and its host city, Charlotte

(CNN) - Charlotte, North Carolina, also known as the "Queen City," is expected to reap the economic benefits for hosting the Democratic National Convention.

But how much?

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By the numbers: Why Ohio matters
July 18th, 2012
05:41 PM ET
2 years ago

By the numbers: Why Ohio matters

(CNN) - Ohio: Home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Wright Brothers, the Ohio State Buckeyes and birthplace of more presidents than any other state.

If that doesn't put Ohio on your map, then consider it is on both presidential candidates' maps. Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama and a number of their surrogates are visiting this week. For Obama, it's the 24th time in his presidency, and for Romney, it's the 13th time this year.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio
By the numbers: Vice presidents
July 5th, 2012
11:53 AM ET
2 years ago

By the numbers: Vice presidents

(CNN) - It has been described by some of the people who have held the job as an insignificant one, but it gets attention every four years when presidential candidates are choosing the other half of their ticket.

Here's a by-the-numbers look at the vice presidency:

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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Joe Biden