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Two states say yes to recreational marijuana

Two states say yes to recreational marijuana

11/05/14 05:25AM

Voters in Oregon and Washington D.C. approved recreational use of marijuana, and it appears likely to also happen in Alaska. Josh Barro joins Thomas Roberts to discuss the midterm ballot initiatives, including raising the minimum wage. watch

Demonstrators stand near a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown on Oct., 11 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo by Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty)

Just 20% say race relations have improved in past few years

11/04/14 10:57PM

Amid episodes like the unrest over the summer in Ferguson, Missouri, how have American voters’ perceptions of race relations changed since Barack Obama was elected the nation’s first black president? The 2014 NBC News national exit poll found that voters are twice as likely to say that things have gotten worse than say they have improved. read more

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) addresses guests at a Democratic Party election night event at the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel on Nov. 4, 2014 in Denver, Colo. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty)

Cory Gardner defeats Mark Udall in critical Colorado Senate race

11/04/14 10:52PM

Udall’s contest against Republican Congressman Cory Gardner, who held a narrow average lead in the final round of polling, was one of the most closely watched in the country by national party leaders. Unlike most of Senate states up for grabs in 2014, which tend to lean right, Democrats have dominated Colorado politics in recent years. read more