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President Obama not serious about change, Republicans say following State of Union

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said it’s time to turn the page after years of economic hardship at home and wars overseas. But Republicans in charge of Congress say the voters already took care of that last November — and they’re the proof. “Much of what he did tonight … new ...

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visits Fort Campbell

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has been asked the question over and over again, “What does the military have to do with Ebola?” His response? “That’s a legitimate question.” Hagel spoke to members of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell on Monday, Nov. 17. The soldiers in attendance had ...

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One giant leap for marijuana

Marijuana was legalized in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the midterm elections. Florida, which also had pot on the ballot, did not get to the 60 percent needed for legalization. This event pretty much broke twitter for a hot minute. Weed-friendly tweeters were ...

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Obama vows to ‘get the job done’ with Republicans

>> Associated Press   WASHINGTON  — One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try and turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock on Wednesday, yet warned of veto showdowns as well. “There is no doubt that ...

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Marijuana legalization effort begins in California

LISA LEFF, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A national marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to add a dose of extra excitement to the presidential election year. The Marijuana Policy ...

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U.S. allies as explained by ‘Mean Girls’

With all the war and turmoil happening, it can be difficult to believe that countries can be friends, because sometimes countries can really hate on the red, white and blue. But just like a teenage girl, the U.S. has enemies, frenemies and, of course, their “besties for the resties” — what ...

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