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Despite Big Pharma’s Heavy Lobbying, Cannabis Legalization Efforts in US Make New Gains

    Despite Big Pharma’s Heavy Lobbying, Cannabis Legalization Efforts in US Make New Gains

LANSING, MICHIGAN — While Democrats and Republicans went toe-to-toe for control of Congress, voters across three states voted to relax marijuana laws, resulting in a huge victory for the grassroots decriminalization and legalization movement. With medical marijuana already legal in Michigan for several years, voters passed a ballot proposal on Tuesday to legalize recreational marijuana…

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Democrat Gains Threaten Trump Agenda, Even Without ‘Blue Wave’

    Democrat Gains Threaten Trump Agenda, Even Without ‘Blue Wave’

WASHINGTON  — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP added to its Senate edge and prevailed in some key races for governor Tuesday, beating back the potential…

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Civil Rights Groups Warn of DOJ Efforts to Intimidate Voters

    Civil Rights Groups Warn of DOJ Efforts to Intimidate Voters

In a move civil rights groups denounced as a blatant attempt by the Trump administration to intimidate minorities, spread hysteria about non-existent voter fraud, and suppress turnout, the Justice Department announced on Monday that it is dispatching personnel to “monitor” 35 voting locations in 19 states during Tuesday’s midterms just as President Donald Trump warned in a tweet that any…

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5 Reasons Progressives Should Be Excited About Midterm Elections

    5 Reasons Progressives Should Be Excited About Midterm Elections

Throughout history it has been hard for progressives and leftists, in the U.S. and outside the country, to get excited for U.S. elections. For a lot of progressives and leftists, the United States represents the biggest imperialist threat to real progress around the world, a role the country has had since the start of the…

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Midterm Scoreboard Reveals Massive Influence of Pro-Israel PACs on Congressional Candidates

  Midterm Scoreboard Reveals Massive Influence of Pro-Israel PACs on Congressional Candidates

A detailed scoreboard on candidates for the Senate and House of Representatives shows that 28 pro-Israel PACs and numerous pro-Israel individuals have given candidates millions of dollars in campaign contributions. The scoreboard presents 29 bills and resolutions that were introduced on behalf of Israel. 20 passed into law or on-record statement, many by unanimous consent. The legislation has accrued…

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