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D.C. Pot Group Submits Signatures to Let Voters Decide on Marijuana Legalization

Supporters of a ballot initiative that would let District of Columbia voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of marijuana should be legal in the nation’s capital say they’ve got the signatures required to put the measure on November’s ballot.

07/07/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Wants Drones To Be Used Along US-Mexico Border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for drones to be used along the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to deter immigrants from illegally crossing into the U.S.

07/07/2014

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks during a news conference on Jan. 6, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Federal Judge To Hear Arguments In GOP Senator’s Obamacare Lawsuit

A federal judge is set to hear arguments in a Wisconsin senator’s lawsuit challenging rules forcing congressional members and their staffs to seek government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges.

07/07/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with his Cabinet on July 1, 2014 in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Cabinet Secretaries: ‘Be Creative About How We Can Make Real Progress’

President Barack Obama wants his Cabinet secretaries to hit the road and is urging them to “be creative about how we can make real progress” on issues where Congress won’t act.

07/01/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama to Ask Congress for Money to Help ‘Fast Track’ Child Immigrants

Administration will ask for authority to “fast track” the cases of children who enter the United States unaccompanied by an adult.

06/28/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on the economy at the Lake Harriet Band Shell in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 27, 2014. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Republicans ‘Don’t Do Anything, Except Block Me And Call Me Names’

Blasting the GOP as wilfully indifferent to American struggles, President Barack Obama issued a rebuke Friday to Republican attempts to thwart his economic agenda, offering a stark contrast that Democrats hope will yield electoral success in November.

06/27/2014

Frustrated waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, newly-minted White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that President Obama is seeking ways to use his executive authority to directly stem a recent influx of illegal immigrants streaming into the U.S. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WH Press Secretary: ‘We’re Not Just Going To Sit Around And Wait’ For Congress To Pass Immigration Laws

Frustrated waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, newly-minted White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that President Obama is seeking ways to use his executive authority to directly stem a recent influx of illegal immigrants streaming into the U.S.

06/26/2014

Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner exercises her Fifth Amendment right not to speak about the IRS targeting investigation before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee during a hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on March 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Emails: IRS Official Sought Audit Of Top GOP Senator

Congressional investigators say Lois Lerner expressed interest in an audit of Sen. Charles Grassley.

06/25/2014

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks during his weekly news conference March 26, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Boehner Says He’s ‘All In’ To Remain As Speaker

Days after House Republicans overhauled much of their leadership team, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he’s “all in” to remain as speaker in the new Congress that will meet next year.

06/24/2014

The Renwick Gallery near the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Gets $5.4 Million For Renwick Gallery Project

Businessman David Rubenstein is giving $5.4 million to help the Smithsonian renovate the Renwick Gallery, the nation’s first structure built to be an art museum.

06/23/2014

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