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Brookings: Harry Reid Should Support Pot Legalization To Keep Leadership Post

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Take a deep breath and think about it.

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Poll: Scott Brown Gaining Traction In New Hampshire

46 percent back Shaheen while 44 percent said that they would back Brown.

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Montana Delegates Choose New Senate Candidate

State Rep. Amanda Curtis will replace Senator John Walsh after he removed himself for re-election following allegations of plagiarism

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McCaskill: ‘We Need To Demilitarize’ The Situation In Ferguson


“Today is going to be a new start,” McCaskill said. “We can and need to do better.”

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Hoyer: Obama Should Consult Congress On Iraq If Troops Are Needed

“Boots on the ground are not in the offing at this time, nor should they be without further consultation with the Congress,” Hoyer said.

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Democrats Denounce Republicans’ Refusal To Renew Export-Import Bank

And House Democrats will focus on passing bills to help the middle class before the November election.

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Congressional Black Caucus Members Fear Pattern In Ferguson

“The St. Louis County Police Department may not be the most objective or credible body to investigate civil rights matters,” the letter states.

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Blunt: Police Shooting Of Michael Brown A “Tragic Loss”

And Sen. Clair McCaskill (D-MO) says: “As a mother, I grieve for this child and his family.”

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Nancy Pelosi Judging ‘The Next Great Baker’

“It was a delicious experience,” Pelosi said in a statement.

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Virginia Dems Question Gillespie’s “Risky Campaign Finance Scheme”

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Gillespie, the former chair of the Republican National Committee, is running against first term incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner.

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Pentagon Announces Multinational Assistance For Iraq

The seven nations will provide arms and equipment to Kurdish forces battling the terrorist group the Islamic State, which has taken control of much of northern Iraq

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South Sudan’s warring parties agree to a ceasefire, but arms trade experts say the inflow of weapons into the country could signal more fighting to come.

Why Are We Letting Americans Go Hungry?

This is not how the wealthiest nation on earth should treat its citizens.

Ukraine Claims Capture Of Russian Sympathizers, Heavy Weapons

Ukrainian Security Services announced Tuesday they have captured a number of Russian sympathizers in eastern Ukraine, while Russia reports the forces “accidentally” crossed into the country

Poll: Majority Rejects Paying Hostage Ransoms

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that 62 percent support not paying ransoms.