Updated 11:55 a.m., 1/23/2014
(CNN) - Virginia's new Democratic leadership has declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and won't defend it in federal lawsuits, illustrating how partisan shifts at the top can swiftly move the needle on hot button issues.
"It's time for the commonwealth to be on the right side of history and the right side of the law," state Attorney General Mark Herring said at a news conference.
Washington (CNN) - It's a glaring number in a national poll that's making headlines.
President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped 8 percentage points over the past month to 45%, the president's lowest rating in more than 18 months, according to a CNN/ORC International survey released on Monday.
And Obama's disapproval rating soared 9 points to 54% since mid-May.FULL STORY