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Roundup: Obama Drops DOMA, Biden Visits

Bloomberg, Schumer, Kelly and a woman who lost her daughter to gun violence, unveil a new video to bolster their latest lobbying efforts, at 1 Police Plaza. (azi paybarah / wnyc)

Defense of Marriage Act: Obama orders that federal lawyers no longer defend it. (NY Times)

Cuomo and God: "My religion is a private matter and it is not something that I discuss in a political arena." (Daily News)

Robo Calls: DCCC targets Gibson, Grimm and Hanna. (LoHud)

Withdrawing Money: Councilman Jumaane Williams takes his money out of Chase; security guards watch closely. (Youtube)

Maloney's Fund-Raiser: Joe Biden was the draw. (Observer)

Biden's Cost: "Cindy Darrison, the fundraiser for [Rep.] Maloney, said her campaign had to put up a deposit against the potential costs of that portion of the trip, which she estimated ranged from $15,000 to $20,000. The DNC did not immediately respond to a query about its share of the trip’s costs." (Daily News)

Replacing Chris Lee: The NY-26 is starting to look like NY-23. Conservative looks to knock off "pro-abortion" GOP candidate. (Capital Tonight)

Replacing Chris Lee: More time for military ballots, as per Cuomo's orders. (Capital Tonight)

Attacking Obama: Barbour is getting ready. (Ben Smith)

Wisconsin: "This is a governor standing up and engaging in union busting," said Christine Quinn. (Observer)

Libya: "Muammar Qadhafi" vs "Moammar Gadhafi." (Keach Hagey)

Broken Windows Theory: Results in fewer broken windows, Sam Roberts finds. (NY Times)

School Funding: Thomas Kaplan goes deep inside Cuomo's fight. (NY Times)

Abortion Ad: De Blasio wants it gone. (NY Times)

Mt. Vernon Mayor: Being challenged by Mt. Vernon Comptroller. (LoHud)