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Entries by Lucia Graves from 06/2012

Medical Marijuana States Add Number 17, Connecticut

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Friday signed a bill permitting the medical use of marijuana statewide, making Connecticut the 17th state to enact s...

Jim Graves Expects One-On-One Congress Race Against Michele Bachmann

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

Democrat Jim Graves said he expects no third-party challengers in his race against Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District...

Jesse Kelly Calls Gabrielle Giffords 'A Hero Of Nothing' In New Democratic Ad

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic super PAC is airing a new ad in the special election race to replace former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) that features...

David Dewhurst Challenges Ted Cruz To Debate In Spanish

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said he'll accept a debate invitation from his opponent Ted Cruz under one condition: that the debate be in Spanish. ...

California Top-2 Primary System May Doom 26th Congressional District Democrats

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Linda Parks, the independent candidate in California's 26th Congressional District, has given Democrats, both locally and nationally, serious heartbur...

Crossroads GPS Launches $7 Million Ad Buy Hitting Obama On Debt, The Economy

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

The GOP-aligned group Crossroads GPS has spent $7 million to air a new ad attacking President Barack Obama for "growing our debt faster than our econo...

Marijuana Possession Arrests Targeted By Advocacy Groups' New Campaign

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

A major coalition of advocacy groups is launching an effort to end New York's arrests of individuals for possessing small amounts of marijuana in publ...

Bill Pascrell: Rival's Attempt To Impound Absentee Ballots 'Worse Than Jim Crow'

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) had some harsh words for his chief opponent on Tuesday morning -- the day of their Democratic primary face-off -- calling ...

Leonard Lance Fends Off New Jersey Republican Primary Challenger

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance defeated his Republican primary rival, conservative businessman David Larsen, the the Star-Ledger reports. Lance, who repre...

Clinton-Backed Bill Pascrell Beats Obama-Backed Steve Rothman In New Jersey

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Rep. Bill Pascrell on Tuesday defeated Obama-backed Rep. Steve Rothman in a heated New Jersey primary. While Steve Rothman was thought to have an e...

Lisa Murkowski Warns Against ‘Knee-Jerk' Reaction To Solyndra

Posted 06.05.2012 | Green

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) warned against a “knee-jerk” response to Solyndra, breaking with top Republicans as she voiced her support for fede...

Tea Party Darling Anna Little Wins Republican Primary In New Jersey

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Tea party favorite Anna Little beat back Ernesto Cullari to win the Republican nomination Tuesday night, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports. Little...

Julia Brownley Victory In California Bolsters Democrats

Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

Democrat Julia Brownley emerged victorious from her heated primary battle against Independent Linda Parks in California's 26th congressional district....

Eric Griego's Loss In New Mexico Is A Blow To Progressives

Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

Michelle Lujan Grisham won the open-seat race in New Mexico's 1st congressional district with 40 percent of the vote shortly after midnight. Progressi...

Ron Wyden Introduces Industrial Hemp Amendment To Farm Bill

Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) on Thursday introduced an amendment to the farm bill that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp. The amendment, ...

Connie Mack Declares Florida GOP Senate Primary Over, Declines Televised Debate

Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Months ahead of voting day, Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) has effectively declared the Republican U.S. Senate primary over, declining an invitation to par...

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap CEO Has Hemp Protest Cut Short By Police With Power Saw (VIDEO)

Posted 06.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- David Bronner had been camped out in a steel cage in front of Lafayette Park for almost three hours before a truck full of firemen came ...

Rand Paul Backs Dad On Legalizing Hemp; Libertarians Shrug

Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

After forsaking his dad for rival presidential candidate Mitt Romney last Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined Ron Paul's movement to legalize hemp...

Medical Marijuana Patient At Cedars-Sinai Denied Kidney Transplant

Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

Toni Trujillo, a medical marijuana patient in Los Angeles, was removed from the kidney transplant list at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center earlier this yea...

Peter DeFazio Stands By Question To GOP Colleague: 'Why Do You Hate This Country?'

Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) is standing by a remark he made last week questioning the patriotism of a Republican colleague who refused to support spen...

On Affordable Care Act Ruling, HuffPost Reader Rejoices: 'Thank God! My Son Has A Future'

Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

When Jackie Davis' son, now 25, was first diagnosed with juvenile diabetes ten years ago, Blue Cross Blue Shield told her he would be uninsurable. For...