Is the grass turning greener for marijuana laws in the United States?
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.
The U.S. House of Representatives will remain dominated by Republicans, results of Tuesday's congressional elections showed.
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.
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.
Two Republican senators dropped their support Wednesday for bills aimed at curbing piracy on the Internet, saying the bills are badly designed.
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.
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.
The Democratic National Committee Friday named Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., chair of the party's 16-member platform committee.
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