Washington (CNN) - Pot has come a long way. How close are we to legalization?
Three cities in Michigan voted on Tuesday to legalize marijuana and the first East Coast city - Portland, Maine – did, too.
While those votes are largely symbolic because the states of Michigan and Maine still consider pot illegal, it's another victory in the legalization movement.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - What do you do for an encore after a landslide re-election victory? How about taking your show on the road.
And that's just what New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will do later this month, as he takes over as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, giving an already very visible governor with national aspirations even more visibility.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - The path to the White House is paved with former frontrunners - or maybe call them buzzleaders, since we're three years away from 2016 and nobody is officially running for president yet.
Time magazine has put three different GOP lawmakers on its cover. First it was Marco Rubio. Then it was Rand Paul. Now it is Chris Christie.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - There's a fight brewing and it could get ugly.
In one corner is the Republican Party. And in the other ... the Republican Party.
The stakes could not be higher. The GOP has failed to get a majority of Americans to vote for its presidential candidates in five of the last six elections. And Tuesday night's gubernatorial races - a win in New Jersey and loss in Virginia - sent confusing signals, at best, about where the party is headed.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity's anti-Obamacare efforts have now topped $7.6 million in spending over the last few weeks with Thursday's announcement of a new $1.7 million ad buy.
According to a release, the ad buy marks the group's third wave of TV, radio and web ads going after the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. As the ads have done in the past, the new round will applaud lawmakers who've opposed the law and blast those who've supported it.
Updated 11/7/2013 at 12:45pm ET
(CNN) - The grandson of former President Jimmy Carter is hoping to follow in his famous grandfather's footsteps, as he launches a bid for Georgia governor.
Democratic state Senator Jason Carter is expected to formally announce his candidacy Thursday morning at an event in Atlanta, but he's already quoted on his campaign website as saying "I am running for Governor because I believe in Georgia at its best."