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The NCIA targets cannabusiness reform

By using the vocabulary of Washington power brokers, NCIA appeals to lawmakers in terms they can understand.
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By ARIEL SHEARER  |  March 08, 2013
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Crises, real and imagined

Considered in totality, President Barack Obama's foreign policy has been remarkably strong, surprisingly aggressive, and — more often than not — successful.
McCain's hot air
By EDITORIAL  |  June 15, 2012
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Great Scott

After months without new polling on the high-profile Massachusetts Senate race, four firms took the pulse of the race in February — all finding incumbent Republican Scott Brown ahead of presumed Democratic nominee Elizabeth Warren.
New polls show Scott Brown winning re-election to the Senate. That’s no accident; he’s been out earning it.
By DAVID BERNSTEIN  |  March 09, 2012
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Deval's Green Blues

The document in question contains the final regulations for the state's biomass subsidies, and according to environmentalists, the Patrick administration is planning to reverse its pre-election position — and fly in the face of good science — for the be
Long supported by the state's environmental organizations, Governor Patrick has started a war with them over biomass
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 02, 2011
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Boston's last congressman?

At the moment, neither the Senate president nor the Speaker of the House lives in the city. And in two years, the unthinkable could become reality: Boston might not have a single congressman residing in its borders.
Musical chairs dept.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 02, 2011
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Break time

Summer's here, and everybody needs a break. Even Governor Paul LePage seems to be taking a holiday from the hard work of keeping his mouth shut in public.
Gubernatorial Scorecard
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 12, 2011


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The debt crisis is only on hold

The United States was only hours away from joining in the international community of deadbeats and bunko artists — think Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Portugal — when President Barack Obama signed the legislation raising the national debt ceiling and cu
Plus, what does congressman Bill Keating have against Cuban families?
By EDITORIAL  |  August 05, 2011
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Should sportswriters be allowed to gamble on sports?

Halloween 2010 kicked off a rough week for Keith Olbermann and Bill Simmons.  
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By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  February 04, 2011