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Rep. Liz Cheney during a July House hearing on Capitol Hill. Photo by Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told CBS' "60 Minutes" in an interview broadcast Sunday that she was "wrong" to previously oppose same-sex marriage.

Why it matters: Cheney's public opposition to same-sex marriage in 2013 during her failed Senate campaign caused a rift with her sister Mary Cheney, who is gay. Mary Cheney said in a social media post at the time that her sister was "on the wrong side of history."

Driving the news: CBS' Lesley Stahl asked Cheney during their interview how she could defend her stance, given that her sister's gay, married and has children.

What she's saying: "I was wrong," Cheney replied. "I love my sister very much. I love her family very much. And ... I was wrong. It's a very personal issue, and very personal for my family."

  • The lawmaker said that she and her sister had since discussed the matter and that she now believes her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, was right when he spoke out in support of same-sex marriage in 2009.
  • Cheney echoed his words in the CBS interview that "freedom means freedom for everyone," adding that same-sex marriage is an issue "we have to recognize ... as human beings that we need to work against discrimination of all kinds."

Go deeper: Liz Cheney: Americans deserve better than choice of Biden or Trump

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Updated Oct 19, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Trump sues National Archives, Jan. 6 committee to block records request

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Former President Trump filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block the National Archives from releasing White House records to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, citing executive privilege.

Why it matters: It's the latest escalation in Trump's campaign to disrupt the committee's sweeping probe into the circumstances surrounding Jan. 6, including his actions and communications leading up to the Capitol attack.

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Biden's ambassador nominee: "China is not an Olympian power"

Nick Burns testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Biden's nominee to serve as ambassador to China delivered a stark assessment of the challenges the U.S. faces in confronting Beijing, but stressed that the rising superpower is "not all-powerful" and the West retains "substantial" advantages.

The big picture: Nicholas Burns, a retired career diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to NATO, used his confirmation hearing Wednesday to echo the growing bipartisan consensus that China poses "the greatest threat to the security of our country and the democratic world" in the 21st century.

Scoop: U.S. and Israel to form team to solve consulate dispute

Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (right) meet in Washington. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

The U.S. and Israel are planning to form a joint team to hold discreet negotiations on the reopening of the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, Israeli officials say.

Why it matters: The consulate handled relations with the Palestinians for 25 years before being shut down by then President Donald Trump in 2019. Senior officials in Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's government see the consulate issue as a political hot potato that could destabilize their unwieldy coalition.