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- Colorado rakes in $2 million from January’s marijuana sales
- House Democrats trying to force unemployment insurance vote
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As the electoral fog lifted after this week's primaries, the Republican Party on Wednesday began the awkward task of reaching out to "tea party"-backed winners they previously shunned.
France's National Assembly on Wednesday approved a broad retirement reform plan that includes a highly contested measure to increase the retirement age from 60 to 62.
President Obama on Wednesday clobbered Republicans for holding "hostage" tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans just hours after a top House Democrat, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, signaled a willingness to compromise on an issue that has become the ultimate political football ahead of November's elections.
The primary process exists in American politics as a mechanism in which members of a party can hold its incumbents accountable, as well as allow voters to determine the candidate they feel best fits their views, goals and mood in a general election. Both parties support this process rhetorically, cheering on a good debate and then demanding unity behind the winner at the end - which has traditionally been either an incumbent or a favorite of the party establishment.
The leader of the Scottish government this week angrily criticized U.S. senators who continue to question Scotland's decision to release the Libyan terrorist convicted in the Lockerbie bombing.
The Democrat-led Senate on Tuesday overcame months of Republican resistance to push President Obama's small-business assistance bill toward passage, but it failed in a bid to reduce a costly tax-reporting provision on businesses in the new health care law.
Conservative activist Christine O'Donnell earned a stunning victory in Delaware's Republican Senate primary Tuesday, riding a wave of tea party anger and advertising dollars to oust U.S. Rep. Michael Castle.
Iran's internal battles over the handling of U.S. detainee Sarah Shourd flared again Monday as the mouthpiece of the powerful Revolutionary Guard led the backlash against a decision to free her on $500,000 bail.
A lesbian flight nurse discharged under the government's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in the military was an excellent officer whose sexuality never caused a problem in her unit, former colleagues told a federal judge Monday.