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Gang of Eight Completes Bill Addressing Illegal Immigration

Four Democrats and four Republicans brought their efforts to success when they completed crafting a new immigration bill April 16. The 844-page bill was broad in scope, addressing illegal immigration, new visa programs for highly skilled foreign workers, family rights to immigrate, border security, a new guest worker program, new requirements for employers and many other issues. It was a heroic example of bipartisanship realized by gritty closed-door negotiations. The Gang of Eight, the nickname for the eight senators who brought the bill to completion, consisted of Republican senators Marco Rubio of Florida, John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona...

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More than Half of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

Results from a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center found that more than half of Americans support the legalization of marijuana. We have definitely seen a shift in the way Americans view marijuana over the last couple decades — could this mean a shift in the war on drugs? Maybe. Since the war on drugs started, it has landed millions of people in jail. The benefit of the war on drugs has not been worth the cost, according to more than half of the people polled. The next question is when will Washington catch up to the shift and...