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By Emily Miller
Obama is losing the debate on gun ownership, concealed-carry permits
Topic - Stewart Mclaurin
He does well in straw polls. Now he may do well in grass polls, too. Sure to add an interesting dimension to the White House derby on Thursday: presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, joins Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, to introduce the first-ever legislation to "end the federal war on marijuana and letting states legalize, regulate, tax and control marijuana without federal interference," says a spokesman.
And now, a break from the partisan noise: a series of Major League Baseball tributes to the Ronald Reagan centennial begins Monday night when the San Diego Padres face the Pittsburgh Pirates in San Diego. NASCAR driver Austin Dillon, co-chairman of the Reagan Centennial National Youth Committee, throws out the first pitch; country recording artist Tim Dugger, a member of the same committee, will sing the national anthem.
Nine of the 30 Major League Baseball teams have chosen to honor Reagan in similar ways, proof that "his legacy is as alive and well today," says Stewart McLaurin, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundations centennial celebration, who notes that the Washington Nationals stage their own Reagan tribute June 23.