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Virginia legalizes use of marijuana oils to treat epilepsy

Using medical marijuana oil for people who suffer from severe epilepsy is now legal in Virginia.

30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress next week has further strained an already tense relationship with President Barack Obama.

And a number of top…

Netanyahu in Jerusalem

Hoyer calls McCarthy a 'coward,' apologizes

Tempers flared on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday night when the No. 2 House Democrat, Rep. Steny Hoyer, called House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy a "coward."

McCarthy had…

Steny Hoyer

GOP isn't sold on a woman in the White House

Republicans know women will be crucial to winning the presidency -- they're just not clamoring for a woman to be in the White House.

Conservative women gathered here at the annual Conservative…

Fiorina CPAC

Walker blames media for comparing workers to terrorists

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his home-state battles against labor unions prepare him to take on terrorism -- but he denies he's comparing the two.

Walker drew attention at the Conservative…

Walker CPAC

Christie uses CPAC to position himself against Bush

Last May, in a radio interview, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said it would be "stressful" to campaign against Jeb Bush if both men run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

"…

Christie town hall

6 Republicans to watch in DHS fight

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's push to move past the battle over funding the Department of Homeland Security could put several fellow Republicans in a tough spot.

McConnell, a Kentucky…

Sen. Kelly Ayotte

Cruz fails to derail Attorney General nominee

President Obama's nominee to be attorney general cleared a key hurdle on her way to confirmation Thursday, gaining support from three Republicans.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 to…

Loretta Lynch hearing

WH gets confrontational toward Netanyahu

The White House has significantly lowered the level of representation it is sending to the annual conference of a large pro-Israel lobbying group, as tensions between the U.S. and Israel…

Netanyahu 2013

Get ready for lawsuits over net neutrality

Comcast is firing warning shots over the FCC's historic decision Thursday.

The agency passed new Internet regulation prevent network owners -- like AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon -…

Comcast

IRS watchdog updates on Lerner investigation

The IRS watchdog investigating the disappearance of Lois Lerner's emails told a congressional panel on Thursday night they are looking into the possibility of criminal activity.

Lerner was the…

IRS

Conservatives party like it's 2016

Conservative Republicans, bullish on their prospects in 2016, are gathered at their vast annual conference to road test the long list of potential candidates promising to win them back the White…

CPAC attendee in costume 2015

Leaders gather for CPAC 'boot camp'

In a tightly packed room at the Conservative Political Action Conference, more than a hundred conservatives sat down in rows or leaned against the walls to hear a half-dozen political…

Ben Carson, CPAC 2015

Insurance coverage extended for children with autism

Legislation that would extend insurance coverage for children with autism has cleared both houses of the General Assembly. And now it's headed to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his signature.

No action Thursday night on DHS funding fight

The battle to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security will not be resolved Thursday night -- and could come down to a series of last-minute votes Friday, the day the department is…

Department of Homeland Security, DHS

Missouri Republican dead after apparent suicide

A leading Republican candidate for Missouri's governor's office died in an apparent suicide on Thursday morning.

Thomas Schweich, the 54-year-old state auditor who'd just won a second term…

Tom Schweich

Boehner to media: Pucker up

House Speaker John Boehner had a message for reporters who want to know what he's going to do to keep the Department of Homeland Security: Pucker up.

Boehner says pucker up

Wisconsin Senate passes 'right to work' bill

The Wisconsin state Senate on Wednesday passed a "right to work" bill Wednesday, sending it for likely approval to the GOP-controlled state Assembly.

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Obama calls out GOP on immigration policy

President Barack Obama called out Republicans in Congress for "holding hostage" funding for the Department of Homeland Security, while challenging Americans to change the political environment…

President Barack Obama immigration

Former Montgomery County deputy loses appeal in Virginia Supreme Court

A former Montgomery County sheriff's captain who challenged his firing has lost an appeal in the Virginia Supreme Court.

Court ruling

Virginia legalizes use of marijuana oils to...

Netanyahu in Jerusalem

30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

Steny Hoyer

Hoyer calls McCarthy a 'coward,' apologizes

Fiorina CPAC

GOP isn't sold on a woman in the White House

Walker CPAC

Walker blames media for comparing workers to...

Christie town hall

Christie uses CPAC to position himself against...

Sen. Kelly Ayotte

6 Republicans to watch in DHS fight

Loretta Lynch hearing

Cruz fails to derail Attorney General nominee

Netanyahu 2013

WH gets confrontational toward Netanyahu

Comcast

Get ready for lawsuits over net neutrality

IRS

IRS watchdog updates on Lerner investigation

CPAC attendee in costume 2015

Conservatives party like it's 2016

Ben Carson, CPAC 2015

Leaders gather for CPAC 'boot camp'

Insurance coverage extended for children with...

Department of Homeland Security, DHS

No action Thursday night on DHS funding fight

Tom Schweich

Missouri Republican dead after apparent suicide

Boehner says pucker up

Boehner to media: Pucker up

Court generic

Wisconsin Senate passes 'right to work' bill

President Barack Obama immigration

Obama calls out GOP on immigration policy

Court ruling

Former Montgomery County deputy loses appeal in...

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    State-by-state look at marijuana laws

    Washington, D.C., officially legalized marijuana use on Thursday. Take a look at which other states allow recreational and medical marijuana use.

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  • Look back: Midterm election highlights

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    As new members of Congress are sworn in on Tuesday. Here's a look back at the 2014 midterm election's biggest winners and losers.

  • Voters nationwide cast Election Day ballots

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    Voters across the country headed to the polls Tuesday to decide a slew of governor's races and, among other things, control of the U.S. Senate.

  • America's most political states

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    It's Election Day! Find out which state has the most passionate voters.

  • States with early voting

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    If you live in one of these 33 places, you're you can cast your ballot early in the upcoming midterm elections.

  • Republican Party history

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    The Republican Party is the second oldest currently existing political party in the U.S. behind the Democratic Party. Take a look at a timeline of the key dates, events, leaders and policies that make up the history of the Republican Party.

  • Surprising politicians who made a splash

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    Take a look at political figures with the most unusual resumes.

  • History's steamiest political sex scandals

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    Politics has been marred by sex scandals throughout American history. Take a look at some of the steamiest.

  • Democratic Party history

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    The Democratic Party is one of the oldest political parties in the world. Take a look at the key leaders, dates and policies that make up the history of the Democratic Party.

  • What to know about midterm elections

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    As the 2014 midterm elections approach, learn more facts, key dates and history behind these mid-point elections.

  • Strangest political parties

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    Democrats, Republicans...most everyone has heard of these political parties. But some are not as well known. Take a look at a list of these strange (but real!) political parties.

  • America's most liberal states

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    Overall, Americans are more likely to self-identify as conservatives than liberals. But that gap has shrunk, according to a Gallup poll.

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