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With No Objections from Law Enforcement, MN's Sick May Soon Be Free to Toke

With No Objections from Law Enforcement, MN's Sick May Soon Be Free to Toke
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has promised to sign a bill legalizing medicinal marijuana. The bill fulfills his one main stipulation – that it not be opposed by law enforcement. The bill still needs – and is expected – to pass the Senate and House.
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Not Going Down Without a Fight, Dems Outraise GOP in First Quarter to Prep for Brutal Election Year

Not Going Down Without a Fight, Dems Outraise GOP in First Quarter to Prep for Brutal Election Year
The Democrats in both the House and Senate have finished the first quarter slightly ahead of their Republican counterparts in fundraising. This, in an election season that most pundits believe will result in a number of seats going to the right side of the aisle.
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GOP Desperate to Defund Obamacare Now Because They Know its Popularity is About to Skyrocket

GOP Desperate to Defund Obamacare Now Because They Know its Popularity is About to Skyrocket
Why are the Tea Party Republicans so desperate to defund ObamaCare right now? Because they know that once it is fully implemented, it will be impossible to take away the many benefits of ObamaCare. It is one thing to prevent something good from being passed by Congress. It’s quite another to take something away from the voters.
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College Loan Interest Rates Stable, for Now

College Loan Interest Rates Stable, for Now
Congress passed legislation stabilizing the interest rates of college loans, tying them to financial markets but capping the rates should they rise. Interest rates were set to rise before the two Houses could agree on terms, due to partisan wrangling.
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CBO Predicts US Deficit Will Plummet but Republican Austerity Obsession Shows No Sign of Waning

CBO Predicts US Deficit Will Plummet but Republican Austerity Obsession Shows No Sign of Waning
Republicans are determined to "fix" everything except what is really wrong with America. While trying yet again to repeal Obamacare and obsessing over every imagined scandal in the book they are refusing to pass a jobs bill to provide relief to working Americans. Worse yet is their obsession with the deficit. Sadly for Republicans, that "crisis" is over.
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No Deal: Social Security Upheld Despite 'Fiscal Cliff' Deadline

With Mitch McConnell as part of the negotiations there were only two options: either no deal at all, or a horrible deal that sought to balance the budget on the backs of the working poor, seniors and children while giving folks like Mitch McConnell a free pass.
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Christmas Miracle: Ralph Hall Becomes Oldest Congressman Ever

On Christmas Day, the North Texas congressman will become the oldest person ever to serve in the U.S. House, surpassing the record of North Carolina Rep. Charles Manly Stedman, who died in office in 1930 at age 89 years, seven months and 25 days.
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Mary Franson Wins Recount, May the Jokes Continue

Rep. Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) gained a vote today as her recount wrapped up. She leads by 12 votes. The result will be certified next week.
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