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  • Opinion 7 big myths about marijuana

    The Justice Department recently announced it would not enforce federal anti-marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado. This is regrettable. Legalizing marijuana endangers public health and safety. But that's not what these seven popular myths maintain.

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  • Opinion 7 big myths about marijuana

    The Justice Department recently announced it would not enforce federal anti-marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado. This is regrettable. Legalizing marijuana endangers public health and safety. But that's not what these seven popular myths maintain.

  • For former Iranian 'terrorists,' a warm Washington welcome

    With Washington luminaries in attendance, the Iranian dissident group NCRI and its formerly armed wing MEK inaugurated their sleek new offices Thursday, within sight of the White House.

  • Primary elections: Seven states to watch

    Primary elections: Seven states to watch

    Democrats will be watching the Republican contests closely, hoping for additional upsets by tea party-backed candidates. Democrats hope the Republicans will be saddled with unelectable candidates. Republicans are looking to ride a wave of voter anger over the sputtering economy and politics-as-usual to regain control of Congress. The competition between traditional Republicans and their tea party counterparts is particularly strong in Delaware, New Hampshire, and New York. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Maryland also hold primaries Tuesday.

  • George Steinbrenner spent big on politics, too

    Decoder Buzz George Steinbrenner spent big on politics, too

    George Steinbrenner had a long history of political contributions as well as baseball expenditures. Some of those donations got him in serious legal trouble, but they are most notable for how evenly he supported both Republicans and Democrats.

  • Patrick Kennedy's planned retirement deals Democrats another blow

    Patrick Kennedy's planned retirement deals Democrats another blow

    Patrick Kennedy will officially announce Sunday that he will not seek another term in the House. Republicans were already targeting his Rhode Island seat.

  • Mr. Brown goes to Washington, signs his autograph '41'

    Mr. Brown goes to Washington, signs his autograph '41'

    For now, Massachusetts' Scott Brown has rock-star status as the favorite of conservatives. But when he's a working senator, he may break with fellow Republicans on some issues.

  • Catholics face moral crisis between healthcare reform and abortion

    Catholics have long supported healthcare reform. But many now worry that it might compromise existing restrictions on federal funding of abortions, leaving them with a tough choice.

  • Patrick Kennedy communion clash reveals split in Catholic church

    Patrick Kennedy communion clash reveals split in Catholic church

    Rep. Patrick Kennedy said Sunday that he is being barred from taking communion because he favors abortion rights. The disagreement points to broader tensions in the Catholic church regarding abortion measures in the healthcare reform bill.

  • Another Biden for Senate?

    Another Biden for Senate?

    Beau Biden, son of the vice president, is back from a year in Iraq. He'd start a Senate run in Delaware with a leg up, but 2010 looks to be a tough election for Democrats.

  • Ted Kennedy's friend Paul Kirk now favorite for Senate seat

    Kirk has received the endorsement of widow Victoria Kennedy and sons Patrick and Edward Jr. He is the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.