The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to fill us in on what we missed while we were on vacation

Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America, calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to tell us why Rush Limbaugh wants to marry his couch

TakanoRep. Mark Takano (D-CA), the newest gay member of Congress, joins us in studio at 11am ET / 8am PT to talk to us about this week’s Prop. 8 arguments before the Supreme Court

President Obama says each of his proposed steps to reduce gun violence should get a vote in Congress — even an assault weapons ban that both parties agree stands little chance of passing. Senate Dems dropped the ban from the bill they plan to debate next month out of concern it could sink the whole package.

• Fox News contributor and former Bush deputy chief of staff Karl Rove said yesterday morning on ABC’s “This Week” that he can imagine the next Republican nominee for the White House supporting gay marriage.

• The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in two cases that have the potential to transform American society and the status of gays and lesbians in it.

• New Jersey lottery officials say that the sole winning ticket for this weekend’s $338.3 Billion PowerBall drawing was sold in their state.