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Poll: 62 percent of Californians want marijuana regulated like wine

A majority of Californians believe that marijuana should be regulated like wine, according to a recent statewide poll sponsored by legalization advocates. Sixty-two percent of residents in the Golden State support the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act of 2012, a ballot initiative that will be voted on in November. The…

‘Sesame Street’ parody: Gingrich puppet wants to live on moon

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s plan to create a moon base has finally been put to music. In a parody of Ernie’s 1978 classic Sesame Street song, puppet Newt Gingrich sings that he wants “to live on the moon.” “I would like to look down at the Earth from above…

Home-schooled girl to lawmakers: Vote down same sex marriage for my birthday

A 14-year-old girl named “Sarah” asked lawmakers in Maryland on Tuesday to vote against marriage equality for her birthday. Testifying before Maryland’s Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, Sarah said it “would be the best birthday present ever if you would vote no on gay marriage.” “I really feel bad for the…

WATCH LIVE: Obama lays out his new mortgage refinancing plan

Watch below as President Obama provides more information about the home mortgage refinancing plan that he first announced during his State of The Union address, courtesy of MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Romney: ‘I’m not concerned about the very poor’

Florida GOP presidential primary winner Mitt Romney displayed his apathy towards America’s impoverished on CNN Wednesday morning. “I’m in this race because I care about America,” he said. “I’m not concerned about the very poor, we have a safety net there, if we need to repair, I’ll fix it. I’m…

Pfizer recalls 1 million ineffective birth control pill packs

Pfizer announced a recall of approximately 1 million birth control pill packs in the United States and warned users of the recalled pills to start using back-up methods immediately to prevent pregnancy. The pills recalled are marketed under the name Lo/Ovral-28 and as generic Norgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol as sold by Akrimax…

Non-native Burmese pythons killing off native species in the Florida Everglades

Scientists suspect that tens of thousands of non-native Burmese pythons have invaded the Everglades, wreaking havoc on the natural ecosystem and its native species. Whether they were dumped by pet owners when they got too large (they can reach lengths of 26 feet) or simply escaped from exotic pet stores…

Colbert: Gingrich is ‘like a flaming bag of poop you can vote for’

Stephen Colbert expressed excitement Monday evening over the latest notable support for Newt Gingrich ahead of the Florida GOP primary. The Comedy Central host mentioned how Herman Cain, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and imprisoned former California congressman Duke Cunningham had all fallen in-line behind the former House speaker.…

Colorado Republican faces questions after she was granted immunity during a DUI stop

Colorado state Rep. Laura Bradford (R) was pulled over last week in Denver on the suspicion that she was driving under the influence. During the stop, she admitted to drinking and failed a field sobriety test, but cops claim they were unable to arrest her. Under an obscure state law,…

Stewart cringes at Romney signing ‘America the Beautiful’

Before the results of the Florida GOP primary, Jon Stewart poked fun Tuesday evening at Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, and especially their last minute pandering to win votes. After discussing Gingrich’s efforts to get support from Hispanic voters, Stewart then analyzed Romney signing “America the Beautiful” to appeal to…

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