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The Issue: Should marijuana be regulated like alcohol?

The Issue: Should marijuana be regulated like alcohol?

A domino effect driven by more available information is expanding acceptance of and support for reform the U.S. marijuana policy, whether for medical or adult recreational use.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
The Issue: Discord between state, federal marijuana laws just crazy

The Issue: Discord between state, federal marijuana laws just crazy

Is the grass turning greener for marijuana laws in the United States?
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

House gets medical pot legalization bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A bill introduced in the U.S. House would allow states to legalize medical marijuana to resolve federal policy confusion on the drug, the bill's sponsor said.
Republicans projected to retain control of U.S. House

Republicans projected to retain control of U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives will remain dominated by Republicans, results of Tuesday's congressional elections showed.

Obama wins Oregon; GOP takes one of five House seats

SALEM, Ore., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Barack Obama won the presidential vote in Oregon Tuesday and the Democrats captured four of the five seats in the House of Representatives up for grabs.
Gun control in the post-Aurora world

Gun control in the post-Aurora world

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Aurora, Colo., a crescendo of voices is calling for some new kind of gun control to put a stop to such attacks. But even though the U.S. Supreme Court has left some wiggle room for regulation in its most recent gun control cases, there remains the question of political will.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent
Two U.S. senators rethink their SOPA support

Two U.S. senators rethink their SOPA support

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Two Republican senators dropped their support Wednesday for bills aimed at curbing piracy on the Internet, saying the bills are badly designed.

Democrats seek investigation of Thomas

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Some House Democrats want an investigation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for not reporting $1.6 million his wife earned from a conservative group.

House wilderness bill backers optimistic

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Oregon lawmakers say they expect the progress of a major wilderness protection bill in the Senate to create momentum for the legislation's passage in the House.

Rep. DeLauro chairs DNC platform committee

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The Democratic National Committee Friday named Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., chair of the party's 16-member platform committee.

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Dems want feds for airport screening

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Democratic congressmen applauded President Bush's aviation security proposals Thursday but said much stronger measures are needed, including federalizing airpor
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