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Legalize-marijuana measure loses in California

November 8, 2010

California voters Tuesday rejected a measure that would have made their state the first to legalize the use and sale of marijuana. The spirited campaign over Proposition 19 had pitted the state’s political and law enforcement establishment against determined activists seeking to end the prohibition of pot.

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Scott may diversify GOP ranks in House

November 1, 2010

If Tim Scott succeeds in becoming the first black Republican from the Deep South elected to Congress since the 1800s, he would become a celebrity for a national party still struggling to attract diverse voters.

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Stories of Katrina told through museum exhibit

November 1, 2010

The room is lit by flashlights, an escape hole chopped in the roof with an ax lying nearby. Steps away, rising floodwaters seep down a levee wall; across the way, a storm diary written in black felt marker on a housing project wall bears testimony to the hellish days after Katrina hit.

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Battle for Latino vote

November 1, 2010

Among Latino voters, Brown led Whitman by 19 percentage points in September, 51 to 32. He now leads by 36 percentage points, 59 to 23. Among white voters, the margin between Brown and Whitman remains virtually unchanged.

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President Obama gets grilling from young voters

October 24, 2010

Going after the youth vote, President Barack Obama got a grilling last Thursday from a mostly under-30 crowd of adults, who sternly challenged him across his economic and social agenda and showed little hesitation to press him for greater results.

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Obama touts $50 billion transportation proposal

October 17, 2010

President Barack Obama on Monday lobbied for Republican support from Capitol Hill for a burst of spending on transportation projects, calling his proposal a jobs creator for the middle class and an overdue investment in the country’s foundation.

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GOP makes gains in Jackson Jr.’s district

October 17, 2010

More revelations about Jackson’s links to the corruption case of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and a relationship he had with a female “social acquaintance” have given Hayes an opening in the reliably Democratic and largely black district…

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Inmate voting ban upheld

October 17, 2010

The NAACP argued before an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that Washington’s felon disfranchisement law violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act because it denies the right to vote to its Black, Latino and Native American citizens on a discriminatory basis.

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