CNN's GUT CHECK for December 19, 2013
December 19th, 2013
05:27 PM ET
12 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for December 19, 2013

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SCHWEITZER TAKES AIM AT HILLARY CLINTON'S IRAQ VOTE … Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a potential Democratic presidential contender for 2016, drew a bright line between himself and presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Wednesday … In a speech to Iowa Democrats in the Des Moines suburb of Altoona, and in remarks to CNN’s Peter Hamby, Schweitzer repeatedly chided Senate Democrats who voted in 2002 to green light military action in Iraq.

SCHWEITZER IN AN INTERVIEW WITH CNN: “Anybody who runs in this cycle, whether they are Democrats or Republicans, if they were in the United States Senate and they voted with George Bush to go to Iraq when I would say about 98 percent of America knows that it was a folly, that it was a waste of treasure and blood…there will be questions for them on the left and from the right.”

Peter Hamby (‏@PeterHambyCNN)
(The) only cameras at Schweitzer event in Iowa last night: CNN and @America_Rising

NEW MEXICO BECOMES 17TH STATE TO LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled the state may not deny same-sex couples the freedom to marry, concluding current laws are unconstitutional. The unanimous ruling ordered county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to qualified same-sex couples.

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson (@GovGaryJohnson) Tweets: Just announced: New Mexico Supreme Court upholds #marriageequality. Great news in my home state!
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