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Obama refuses to reclassify weed: It’s up to Congress

President Barack Obama said he’ll leave it up to Congress to remove marijuana as a Schedule I narcotic. “First of all, what is and isn’t a Schedule I narcotic is a job for Congress,” Obama said in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. “It’s not something that we by ourselves…

Obama continues ‘charm offensive’ against Congress

President Barack Obama Tuesday launched an unusual mission to woo lawmakers on Capitol Hill, but budget clashes with Republicans underscored the difficulty of striking a grand deficit bargain. Obama trekked up Pennsylvania Avenue for the first of three visits, flashing a broad smile as he went into lunch with Democratic…