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DEA Denies Petitions to Reclassify Marijuana as Less Dangerous Drug
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has denied two petitions to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug. Marijuana will remain a Schedule I drug, the most restrictive category under federal drug control laws. Heroin and LSD are also considered Schedule I drugs. Schedule II drugs include
Hillary Clinton or Not, Emily's List Ready for 'Madam President'
Hillary Clinton said she put millions of cracks in the glass ceiling with her 2008 bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination. The women’s group Emily’s List launched a “Madam President” campaign Thursday to make sure that glass ceiling is shattered in 2016, regardless of whether...
The Guns, The Kids And The NRA (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES: LETTERS TO OBAMA: President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to unveil a sweeping plan aimed at curbing gun violence today at the White House. The event is scheduled to take place at 11:55 a.m. ET today. And the...
Interior Secy Ken Salazar to Step Down
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is the latest member of the Obama cabinet to depart at the start of the president’s second term. A senior White House official tells ABC News that Salazar has told the president he intends to leave by the end of March....
Supreme Court Decision to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases Reignites Debate
The Supreme Court's announcement that it would hear two cases challenging laws prohibiting same-sex marriage has reinvigorated one of the most hotly contentious social debates in American history, a debate that has been fueled by a dramatic change in attitudes. With some states taking significant
Republicans Eye Big Governor Wins Tonight
If Romney Loses, Govenors Will Be GOP's 'Bragging Rights,' Political Expert Says
Vaccination Laws Lead to More Middle School Immunizations
States that require immunizations for students entering middle school have significantly higher numbers of adolescents who actually get recommended vaccinations compared with states that simply require that parents be informed about the vaccinations, according to a new study. The Advisory Committee
Wash. State Frees Emergency Cash to Curb Whooping Cough
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is tapping into emergency funds to help contain a whooping cough epidemic spreading throughout the state. The $90,000 in crisis cash will be used to boost vaccination awareness. “These actions will help state and local health leaders get vaccine into people’s...
Whooping Cough Rates Rise in Washington State
For babies died from whooping cough in the past two years in Washington. The vaccine can not be given to infants until after their six weeks old. This is how adults can unknowingly. Pass it on to racer and I can't expecting her first child Bridget is not taking any chances. She's up to date on her
Seattle Churches Refuse Petition to Reverse Gay Marriage Law
Churches Have Refused to Support the Archbishop in his Effort to Reverse the Law