Rep. Barney Frank, the country's first openly gay member of Congress, told CNN's Erin Burnett the comments made today by President Obama supporting same sex marriage made him feel "even better about my country."
Political figures and organizations responded on Wednesday to President Barack Obama's announcement that he supports same-sex marriage.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in a fundraising email for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: "Isn't it great? President Obama just announced that he supports marriage equality for all Americans. He joins many of us who have long-supported marriage equality because of what it tells our country – and the entire world – that all of America's families deserve the benefits of equal protection under the law.... While this is a proud moment, our fight for marriage equality is far from over – there will be challenges in the days ahead."
President Obama told ABC News today his personal opinion has "evolved" and he does, in fact, support the rights of same sex couples to marry. Mr. Obama becomes the first president in American history to support gay marriage. "All Americans should be treated...equally," he told ABC's Robin Roberts.
Tonight on Erin Burnett OutFront, full analysis of the politics–and the history–of President Obama's announcement.
Three months before he was killed by a U.S. drone strike, Fahd al Quso, one of al Qaeda's top operatives in Yemen, spoke at length to a local journalist. He was asked why al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula had stopped plotting against the United States. Was it because all efforts were devoted to an internal project?
"The war didn't end between us and our enemies. Wait for what is coming," al Quso replied.
The agent who penetrated al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and returned from Yemen with the group's new "airline bomb" was always under Saudi control and was not a double-agent, two sources briefed by Saudi counterterrorism officials have told CNN.
One source told CNN that the device was recovered around April 20, more than a week before the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, and was then handed over to the United States for forensic analysis.
One source said that from the very beginning, the infiltrator was working for Saudi intelligence. The other said Saudi intelligence was involved "from A to Z." The source added that the agent involved had moved in the "jihadist orbit" in Saudi Arabia before being recruited