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Marijuana Is at the Core of Kinky Friedman's Run for Public Officenew

Political gadfly Kinky Friedman thinks winning the Agriculture Commissioner race is the key to legalizing marijuana in Texas.
Houston Press  |  William Michael Smith  |  11-20-2013  |  Elections

Scott Walker Reveals Depth of Disdain for Unions, Protestersnew

The Wisconsin governor's frank words are a departure from past public comments.
Isthmus  |  Judith Davidoff  |  11-15-2013  |  Politics

Sexual harassment, Super PACs and frackingnew

N.C. Museum of Natural Science's board executive committee meets about sexually inappropriate advances; Super PAC injects cash into Durham elections; Pro-fracking attorneys assured N.C. lawmakers that horizontal drilling is safe.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  11-07-2013  |  Politics

Dig Boston Only Paper to Endorse New Mayor Marty Walshnew

As a rule, in 15 years of existence, Dig Boston has stayed out of the business of endorsing candidates. But last week for the first time, Dig Boston endorsed Marty Walsh for mayor of Boston.
Dig Boston  |  Dig Staff  |  11-06-2013  |  Elections

Obamacare – Left, Right, Center

Another fine mess you've got us in.
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen  |  11-06-2013  |  Commentary

Ray Nagin: The Final Chapternew

The final act for the former mayor of New Orleans — if he ever goes to trial.
Gambit  |  Clancy DuBos and Joe Raspanti  |  10-31-2013  |  Politics

Errors on Indiana Voter ID casenew

Earlier this month, the U.S. circuit court judge who wrote the majority opinion in the landmark election law case that originated from Indiana, Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, confessed that he was wrong.
NUVO  |  Fran Quigley  |  10-21-2013  |  Elections

Indiana loses million in tobacco paymentsnew

The state is set to lose $63 million in tobacco payments next year after an arbitration panel determined it failed to enforce a provision of the master settlement with tobacco companies.
NUVO  |  Lesley Weidenbener  |  10-17-2013  |  Politics

The government shutdown, my boyfriend and menew

Furlough hits home
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Kimberly Lawson  |  10-16-2013  |  Commentary

What Republicans really wantnew

I think Republicans are motivated by a larger, overriding vision: They want all of America to be just like Indiana.
NUVO  |  David Hoppe  |  10-08-2013  |  Commentary

Big Bad Government vs. Tea Partynew

Catharsis at the crossroads of health care and the U.S. Constitution.
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen  |  10-07-2013  |  Commentary

Top 6 Fountains the Federal Government Shutdown Will Shut Downnew

One tell-tale sign that the feds are closed for business? D.C.'s fountains, many of which are operated by the federal agencies that run the land they sit on.
Washington City Paper  |  Jonathan L. Fischer  |  09-30-2013  |  Politics

Detroit Mayoral Race Ripensnew

Benny Napoleon and Mike Duggan release their improvement plans.
Metro Times  |  Larry Gabriel  |  09-24-2013  |  Elections

PA guv hopeful to speak at weekend pot protest, calls police presence ‘ridiculous’new

Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hanger tells Philadelphia Weekly he's never smoked pot, but he wants to legalize it, and the issue will earn him the nomination.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Randy LoBasso  |  09-22-2013  |  Elections

Voter Integrity Project boot camp teaches how to challenge votersnew

"If you're going on intuition, you will have to prove you're not racist."
INDY Week  |  Jane Porter and Billy Ball  |  09-18-2013  |  Elections

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