Can Jobs Grow From Marijuana? Spanish Village Considers Using Pot to Rebuild Economy

The Spanish village of Rasquera was voting Tuesday on a plan to rent out a field for growing cannabis in an urgent bid to create jobs and raise money to pay off its debts. 

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Why Obama Must Join The Drug War Debate in Colombia

 All wars end. Eventually. Even the war on drugs – resilient for so long – is starting to show signs of exhaustion. It is 42 years since President Nixon introduced the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. The act set out to reduce or eliminate the production, supply and consumption of illegal drugs. A year later, after a report revealed a heroin epidemic among US servicemen in Vietnam, the Nixon administration coined the phrase "war on drugs".

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Cute Puppies Against Gitmo

The latest video from AgitPop TV -- Cute Puppies Against Gitmo.

GOP Is Overjoyed At the Unprecedented Influence Corporations Will Now Have in Federal Campaigns

During the 2008 presidential campaign, the conservative group Citizens United made a movie critical of Hillary Clinton but was barred from distributing it on local cable systems because federal courts said it “looked and sounded like a long campaign ad, and therefore should be regulated like one.” The Supreme Court then took up the case and in its much-anticipated decision, today ruled 5-4 to allow corporations and unions to spend unlimited funds in support for, or opposition of, federal candidates. The monumental ruling throws out a “a 63-year-old law designed to restrain the influence of big business and unions on elections.

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Scott Brown Wins MA Senate

CNN, AP, Boston Globe all calling the race for Brown.

Another Fox News Contributor Reportedly Considering 2012 Presidential Run

In a letter to supporters, Rick Santorum reportedly wrote that he is "considering putting my name in for the 2012 presidential race," citing concerns over President Obama's purported "single-minded pursuit of a radical domestic agenda" and that "the Obama Administration buried its head in the sand and has turned a blind eye towards several major threats to our country."  From the letter:

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Pope Benedict Attacked During X-Mas Eve Mass

The Vatican's security arrangements were being scrutinised today after Pope Benedict XVI was knocked to the ground during Christmas Eve mass by a woman who tried to launch a similar attack on him a year ago.

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New Report Probes Suspicious Guantanamo Suicides

Over at TalkLeft, Jeralyn reports:

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2011? Did We Say 2011? Administration Officials Backpedal on Afghan Withdrawal

As administration officials touted the President’s new Afghanistan strategy on the Sunday political talk shows, they underscored that the U.S. troops may not be coming home in 2011:

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