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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economical benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, will President Obama channel the spirit of Pete Seeger?
Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

A surge of cyber attacks affecting millions of Americans has many of us wondering what to do.
Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

A close look at the current battle over net neutrality, and how last week’s ruling will affect the future of internet freedom.
Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

A look at the growth of poverty in the suburbs of America.
Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

A look at the future with Janet Yellen as our first female leader of the Federal Reserve.
Unemployed or Know Someone Who Is? Latest on Benefits Debate

Unemployed or Know Someone Who Is? Latest on Benefits Debate

A look at the current debate over the extension of unemployment benefits.
Weather: Cloudy With a Chance Of Crazy

Weather: Cloudy With a Chance Of Crazy

Weather gone wild: Current cold temperatures across America fuel the debate over global warming.
3 Steps to Your Obamacare Success

3 Steps to Your Obamacare Success

Three simple steps to help you rest easy about your Affordable Care Act enrollment.
JFK Is Still Teflon to Critics, 50 Years Later

JFK Is Still Teflon to Critics, 50 Years Later

As the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy draws near, many Americans have been rethinking his once sterling reputation.
What Happens to Those Uninsured by Obamacare Deadline?

What Happens to Those Uninsured by Obamacare Deadline?

A breakdown of penalties for not signing up for health insurance by the March cutoff date.
The Army Has a Staffing Problem – Everyone Is Inked

The Army Has a Staffing Problem – Everyone Is Inked

Army recruits face a strict new tattoo policy, posing the question whether there are enough ink-free bodies out there to protect the United States.
The Steady Mainstreaming of Marijuana

The Steady Mainstreaming of Marijuana

In the most recent elections, marijuana gained a lot of ground.
Kids and Veterans Day: Four Ways to Make it Meaningful

Kids and Veterans Day: Four Ways to Make it Meaningful

How to make Veterans Day more than just a school-free holiday for kids.
Three Ways the Shutdown Hurt the Economy

Three Ways the Shutdown Hurt the Economy

A recent report from Washington lays out damage done by last month’s government shutdown.
Free Obamacare? Yes, So Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About It?

Free Obamacare? Yes, So Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About It?

Bronze may sound like the most valuable medal when it comes to the Affordable Care Act.
What Federal Benefits Do Gay Married Couples Have?

What Federal Benefits Do Gay Married Couples Have?

A demystification of gay marriage benefits.
5 New Ways the T.S.A. Searches You Before a Flight

5 New Ways the T.S.A. Searches You Before a Flight

The blue glove of the T.S.A. may start to reach much further than your carry-on.