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

Many industries have a vast financial interest in keeping marijuana prohibition laws on the books including pharmaceutical giants, alcohol lobbies, casinos, and the prison industrial complex.

Marijuana ballot measures

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

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

Voters sent at least 99 women to the House, shattering the record of 84 now. The House was also getting its first two Muslim women, Massachusetts elected its first black congresswoman, and Tennessee got its first female senator.


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

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not have his eyes set on voter suppression but is instead exploiting this moment to push a false narrative about voter fraud.”

Midterm Elections 2018

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

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5 Reasons Progressives Should Be Excited About Midterm Elections

These U.S. Midterm elections will be influenced by radical social movements, will be the first time that open socialists win numerous local, state, and national elections, could provide a check on Trump, and open up possible new ways forward for the U.S. left.

Midterm Elections 2018

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 Cold War. The United

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

The scoreboard presents 29 bills and resolutions that were introduced on behalf of Israel, some openly drafted by AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

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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

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Koch Brothers Plotting Takeover of Supreme Court

The billionaire magnates have their eyes on the Supreme Court, and that’s not all.

Chairman of the board of Americans for Prosperity David Koch speaks at the Defending the American Dream summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (AP/Paul Vernon)

Between Donald Trump's historic unpopularity and an unprecedented number of resignations in the House and Senate, this year's midterm elections could prove to be a blue wave for Democrats, even with much of the congressional map gerrymandered against them. If so, the Koch brothers appear to have missed the memo. According to CBS, the right-wing

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