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Week In Review: Week Of Reversals 20:08
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Trenton Garris waves his rainbow flag in front of a banner in support of President Barack Obama who was visiting Seattle on Thursday. (AP)
Trenton Garris waves his rainbow flag in front of a banner in support of President Barack Obama who was visiting Seattle on Thursday. (AP)

This week the news was marked by a number of reversals, some surprising while others — not so much.

First there was Robert Kraft's dream of a Foxborough casino.

After the people of Foxborough made their feelings about casinos clear this week — electing two anti-casino selectmen — Kraft and casino developer Steve Wynn suspended their bid to build a $1 billion resort-style casino in the town.

This time last year Gov. Deval Patrick insisted that Massachusetts would not participate in the controversial Secure Communities program, which targets illegal immigrants.

"It's very apparent to me that there are lots of bugs to be worked out," Patrick said.

Turns out, the federal program is coming, bugs and all.

And then there was something a certain presidential candidate said in 2008.

"I believe that marriage is a union between a man and a woman," President Obama said.

And, as you've probably already heard, turns out he supports same-sex marriage after all.

Radio Boston touches on these topics and others from the week's news.

Guests:

  • Peter Canellos, editorial page editor, The Boston Globe
  • Garrett Quinn, contributor, Reason magazine, blogger, Boston.com

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This segment aired on May 11, 2012.

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