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Congress Pondering Bill That Could Make Marijuana Legal

Marijuana legalization has two pretty high-profile friends in Congress.

Republican Ron Paul of Texas and Democrat Barney Frank of Massachusetts are co-sponsoring a bill that would put an end to the federal criminalization of marijuana.

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Bristol Palin Slams McCain Family In New Memoir

Seems the gloves are off between the progeny of former political allies John McCain and Sarah Palin.

While promoting her memoir, ‘Dirty Sexy Politics,’ popular blogger Meghan McCain talked about the Palin family in terms that were a bit less than glowing.

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Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama

 

I'm not sure it's accurate to say we're worse off than we were two years ago. It is frustrating we can't see the light at the end of the tunnel though.
 

Two years after the official start of the recovery, the American people remain pessimistic about their current economic circumstances and longer-term prospects.
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Man Robs Bank For $1 To Get Prison Healthcare [VIDEO]

Last week, James Verone walked into an RBC bank –sans gun – with a robbery plan. However, unlike most bank robbers, his plan did not involve walking out with loads of cash.

Instead, the 59-year-old North Carolina man actually wanted to be arrested so he’d have access to prison healthcare provided by the government.

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Anthony Weiner to Step Down From Office: Report

Rep. Anthony Weiner has reportedly told friends that he will resign from office, a source close to the situation revealed to the NY Times.

The decision was reportedly made after “long discussions” with his wife, Huma Abedin, who returned to the States Tuesday after a trip to Africa with her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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What State Has the Most Politicians With College Degrees?

How can a state with so many smart people in charge have so many financial problems?

Nearly 90 percent of all legislators in California have a bachelor’s degree or higher, the highest percentage of any state legislature in the US. Of course, considering the well-known money issues plaguing the state, maybe it’s time voters elect someone who majored in economics.

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Deep Sea Diver Vows to Recover and Photograph Osama bin Laden

President Obama's recent announcement that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by US operatives in Pakistan prompted happy cheers and a giant, collaborative sigh of relief from citizens around the world. After five minutes of celebration, though, came demands for photographic or video proof that our nation's nemesis was actually dead.

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Smiling in New Facebook Photos

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Sunday posted two new photos to her Facebook page, offering the first official look at the congresswoman from Arizona since she was shot in the head in January.

The two photos, which were captured by P. K. Weis on May 17, show a smiling Gifford at the TIRR Memorial Hermann, where she has been receiving treatment. In one photo, Gifford is seen sitting and smiling alongside her mother.

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Celebrity Birthdays for June 10 – Jeanne Tripplehorn, Bobby Jindal, Others

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Jeanne Tripplehorn
Age: 48
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Films such as 'Basic Instinct' and television shows such as 'Big Love'

Bobby Jindal
Age: 40
Occupation: Governor of Louisiana
Known For: Doing a spot-on impression of Mr. Rogers when delivering the GOP's official response to President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress in January of 2009

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Americans Angry At Current State of the Country: Survey

Remember the American dream? Well, it might be a distant memory, if one survey is to be believed.

A new poll of 600 Americans found citizens are upset about several issues.

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Rep. Anthony Weiner Admits to Twitter Photo Scandal, Will Not Resign [VIDEO]

A tearful Anthony Weiner held a press conference Monday afternoon in New York to address rumors that he had sent a revealing photo of himself to a young woman on his Twitter account.

The disgraced liberal congressman, who previously told reporters that his Twitter had been hacked, admitted he had accidentally sent the photo, adding he was "deeply sorry" and that he takes "full responsibility" for his actions.

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Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
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A Favorite Michelle Obama Snack: A White House Exclusive.

The Obama girls love to snack, and mostly eat treats. Michelle has given the White House kitchen strict orders that the kids have a good diet and don't eat junk food. So she gave them the recipe for some healthy fruit and oatmeal bars.  Dominique Dawes got to meet the White House asst Chef and he shows you how to make it......I have the recipe to share with you too.

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