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Marijuana at the Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California.

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Marijuana at the Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 52

That’s the percentage of Americans who support legalizing marijuana, according to the Pew Research Center. It’s the first time in more than 40 years of polling on the issue that a majority back legalization, Pew said in a report yesterday....

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A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, as the Court takes up the issue of gay marriage.

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A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, as the Court takes up the issue of gay marriage.

Nelson Backs Gay Marriage: Six Democratic Senators Left Silent

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson just took himself off a shrinking list of Democratic Senate holdouts: He reversed his position against same-sex marriage. With Nelson as the 51st senator to voice support, more than half the U.S. Senate now backs same-sex marriage....

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Kamala Harris, attorney general of California, waves before speaking during day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 5, 2012.

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Kamala Harris, attorney general of California, waves before speaking during day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 5, 2012.

Obama: California’s AG ‘Best Looking’ — and Beau Biden?

President Barack Obama, in California for some party fundraising, caught his audience’s attention with his notice of the state attorney general: Obama just riffed in how hot Cali AG Kamela Harris is. “By far, the best looking attorney general…(audience: “oh’s”)…C’mon,...

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James Carville, a key advisor for President Clinton during his presidential campaign, appears with first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton during a roast in Carville's honor on June 18, 1993 in Washington.

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James Carville, a key advisor for President Clinton during his presidential campaign, appears with first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton during a roast in Carville's honor on June 18, 1993 in Washington.

Carville on Hillary Clinton: Gas Up ‘Fastest Car at the Racetrack’

Democratic consultant and pundit James Carville, who helped put Bill Clinton in the White House, is trying to do the same for the former president’s wife. Carville today sent out an email on behalf of a super political action committee touting...

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Zbigniew Brzezinski speaks during a forum on U.S. and Saudi relations in Washington, DC.

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Zbigniew Brzezinski speaks during a forum on U.S. and Saudi relations in Washington, DC.

Zbig News: Tweeting on Cyber Attacks

This is @zbig: Zbigniew Brzezinski, the stern-voiced former National Security Adviser and a trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, has started tweeting. About cyber attacks. In his debut today on Twitter, ”Dad,” as daughter Mika...

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Migrant farm workers from Mexico a day of harvesting organic vegetables in Wellington, Colorado.

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Migrant farm workers from Mexico a day of harvesting organic vegetables in Wellington, Colorado.

House Ready to Make Undocumented ‘Real Americans:’ Diaz-Balart

A group of U.S. House members will propose steps to legal status for undocumented immigrants, who shouldn’t be living here permanently without a chance to become “real Americans,” said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart. Bringing many of the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants “out of the...

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People are reflected in the side of a Cigarette boat as they look at boats on display at The Miami International Boat Show.

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People are reflected in the side of a Cigarette boat as they look at boats on display at The Miami International Boat Show.

Consumers: No Hint of Job-Market Slump

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index was at minus 34.1 in the week ended March 31, up less than a half point from the prior week as measures of the state of the economy and buying climate improved. What’s been the...

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Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington, DC.

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Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington, DC.

Holder Willing to Hold Pay, if Needed

Attorney General Eric Holder looks like he’s ready to follow President Barack Obama’s lead on sequestration. Holder, in an interview today on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, said the president did the right thing when he announced yesterday that he...

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A protester during a demonstration by federal employees outside the Department of Labor, with the Capitol in the background, in Washington, D.C., on March 20, 2013.

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A protester during a demonstration by federal employees outside the Department of Labor, with the Capitol in the background, in Washington, D.C., on March 20, 2013.

Union to Pentagon: Stop Throwing Us Crumbs

The head of a union representing government workers is upset that the Pentagon is planning to furlough employees for 14 days while continuing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on contracts with private firms. The unpaid leave for the...

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