Boston Prepares For Marathon With Festivities And Tight Security

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 7:44pm

BOSTON (AP) — In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.

Can Democrats Go Long?

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 7:39pm

For more than 30 years, the right has been throwing long passes. The Democrats, with some fine individual exceptions in the Senate and House, have been playing an incremental game, eking out gains of a few yards at a time and often being thrown for big losses.

Guess which side has been winning.

Four decades ago, supply side economics was a joke. The idea that cutting taxes on the very rich was the key to prosperity had been laughed out of the debate as "trickle down economics." Now low taxes on the rich -- even the dead rich -- are national policy.

Writing Off Putin

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 2:54pm

The White House may be signaling a new approach to its standoff with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The headline in Sunday's New York Times reads, "In Cold War Echo, Obama Strategy Writes Off Putin." While such a strategy may not address short-term issues, it may be the best approach in the long-term.

GOP Campaign Committee Has $31 Million To Help Hold On To The House

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.

The National Republican Congressional Committee's $21.2 million fundraising haul in January, February and March gave the group its best first-quarter showing since 2003. It also puts the committee roughly $8 million ahead of its fundraising at this point in 2012.

Still, the GOP committee faces a well-funded challenge from House Democrats, who amassed a $40 million fund.

420 Gaining Popularity In Mainstream Culture

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 1:46pm

DENVER (AP) -- Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

Everything You Need To Know About The Polls And Polling Firms, Leading Up To Midterms

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 1:31pm

As the 2014 midterm elections approaches, voters will be exposed to more and more polling data. Here's how to tell which polls to trust and which to ignore.

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Washington, Colorado 4/20 Celebrations Draw Thousands

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:57pm

By Keith Coffman DENVER, April 20 (Reuters) - Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Voters in the two Western states in 2012 approved the legalization of possession and use of weed by adults on private property, although public consumption is still illegal.

David Brooks Actually Talked About Obama's 'Manhood Problem In The Middle East'

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:27pm

New York Times columnist David Brooks decided to go there on Sunday's "Meet the Press."

Brooks suggested that President Barack Obama has a "manhood problem" when it comes to his foreign policy in the Middle East. Brooks made the comment during a roundtable discussion about Russia president Vladimir Putin's aggression toward Ukraine. NBC News' Chuck Todd said that Obama's response to the situation is critical as other countries are watching the situation closely.

John Walsh: Preventing Veteran Suicide Is 'The Cost Of War'

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:08pm

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) posed a question to his colleagues on Capitol Hill this Sunday: If lawmakers are willing to spend billions of dollars on war, why are they less willing to invest in the welfare of veterans when they come home?