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Monday's Views on Sunday's News

Vice President Joe Biden made news in Meet the Press’ exclusive interview this Sunday. The Vice President told David Gregory, "I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties" and went on to discuss more of his personal feelings on the issue. His comments made headlines in newspapers and across the web. The Washington Post wrote of the interview, “Vice President Biden on Sunday appeared to go further than he has in the past in expressing support for same-sex marriage.” Monday’s front-page New York Times story said “In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Mr. Biden invoked some of the same language that advocates of same-sex marriage use, speaking of family, equality and love” and noted that “The comments, which aides described as the off-the-cuff views of a vice president not known for fidelity to a script, sent the White House scrambling to clarify that Mr. Biden was not articulating an official change in policy.” The Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Post – among many others – also highlighted Biden’s comments Sunday. You can watch what he said in the exclusive interview below.

The Journal also noted the Vice President’s foreign policy comments on Sunday in a story about Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng: “Vice President Joe Biden, speaking Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," defended the Obama administration's handling of the case. "We have not, in any way, backed off of our commitment to human rights," he said.” And the LA Times reported that Biden compared Mitt Romney’s national security credentials to those of Mitt Romney: “Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday morning that American national security wouldn’t be as strong if Republican Mitt Romney were president, based on his recent assertion that Russia is the country’s ‘No. 1 geopolitical foe.’ ‘If that’s his prism through which he views our national security interests, I would say it would not be as strong,’ Biden told David Gregory on ‘Meet the Press.’”

You can watch Sunday’s full Meet the Press on MeetThePressNBC.com.