• The Fine Print

    With barely a week to go before the special election to fill the seat John Kerry vacated in the Senate, The Fine Print caught up with the two candidates at the center of the heated campaign on the trail in Massachusetts.

    It's taken a particular sort of Republican to win statewide elections in liberal-leaning Massachusetts, and Republican nominee Gabriel Gomez, a second-generation Latino immigrant and former Navy SEAL with a business degree from Harvard, is making the case that he fits the mold.

    “I'm ashamed that only four Republicans voted for the expanded background check,” Gomez told The Fine Print about the gun legislation that failed to pass through the Senate. “I want to go down there and make sure we get more Republicans on board and more conservative Democrats.”

    Gomez also touts his support of immigration reform, saying that if he were in the Senate, he’d make the “Gang of Eight” into a “Gang of Nine.”

    But the Democratic nominee, 20-term Rep. Ed Markey,

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  • Why the Supreme Court may not say ‘I do’ to gay marriage

    Top Line

    With the Supreme Court expected to issue major rulings on same-sex marriage any day now, ABC News court watcher Terry Moran tells Top Line that the court will likely avoid making a monumental ruling on the issue.

    Moran says the justices “don’t want to be the judges of America when it comes to this issue” and predicts that they will find a way to defer to the states in the two cases dealing with same-sex marriage.

    “They see this roiling democratic debate that's happening state-by-state, and the betting at the Supreme Court is that they'll find a way to decide this issue by getting themselves out of it,” Moran says. “They won't declare gay marriage legal all over the country or illegal. They'll say, 'Let the states handle it.'"

    On an anticipated decision related to affirmative action, however, Moran says the court may decide to make a “big statement.”

    “There is a sense that they've sliced that onion just about as thin as you get,” Moran says. “In other words, you can't have

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  • Former CIA chief of staff: Snowden is “delusional” and could be “aiding our enemies”

    Politics Confidential

    A former CIA chief of staff says U.S. officials are concerned that NSA leaker Edward Snowden could be “aiding our enemies” by handing over sensitive U.S. intelligence to the Chinese government.

    Jeremy Bash told Politics Confidential that Snowden had access to “very sensitive information” in his job as a government contractor and could do “tremendous damage.” He said the government’s concern goes beyond the documents that were leaked - extending to the knowledge that Snowden still stores in his head.

    “If a foreign government learned everything that was in Edward Snowden's brain, they would have a good window into the way we collect signals intelligence,” Bash said.

    “He has information in his head, he's making threats, he's on the loose," Bash added. "We don't know what other documents he copied, and we don't know who else he's talking to."

    While Bash said that Snowden is “very dangerous,” he also describes him as “delusional.”

    Bash said some of Snowden’s

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