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  • November 16, 2012  

    On Election Day, Colorado voters approved a ballot initiative making recreational marijuana legal, to be regulated and taxed by the state. But law enforcement officials anticipate regulation will be difficult, even with legalization, because pot is still illegal at the federal level. Colorado Public Radio’s Megan Verlee reports. Continue reading

  • November 12, 2012  

    Gay rights advocates won ballot measures in three states — Washington State, Maryland, and Maine — ratifying by popular vote the legalization of same-sex marriage. For opposing views on the new laws, Ray Suarez talks to National Organization for Marriage’s Thomas Peters and Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders’ Lee Swislow. Continue reading

  • June 9, 2008  

    Presumptive presidential candidates Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama both claim that they can redraw the electoral map this year by courting voters from the other party’s traditional base. Political analysts Stuart Rothenberg and Amy Walter discuss the 2008 electoral map. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2008  

    The Democratic Party’s Rules and Bylaws Committee meets on May 31 in an effort to resolve an impasse over how votes from Michigan and Florida’s renegade primaries should be factored into the nominating battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Two committee members preview the meeting. Continue reading

  • May 21, 2008  

    Following Tuesday’s Democratic nominating contests in Oregon and Kentucky, Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton headed for Florida, a key general election state embroiled in a dispture over its renegade primary. Continue reading