Attorney of jailed American in Cuba presses Obama for action

The attorney for a USAID worker jailed in Cuba plead with President Obama to "sit down with the Cuban government" and try to strike a deal for his release in an interview Wednesday with MSNBC.

Poll: Support for gay marriage lags in Southern states

Support did not rise above 44 percent in North Carolina, Louisiana, Kentucky or Arkansas, according to a survey done by The New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation. 

According to a recent Washington Post poll, 50 percent of people nationally believe gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, while 59 percent said they support it.