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Politics Sen. Murray, Dems: Perhaps drive over 'fiscal cliff,' then bargain Sen. Murray, Dems: Perhaps drive over 'fiscal cliff,' then bargain
Some Democrats, including Washington Senator Patty Murray, are pushing an unorthodox idea for coping with the "fiscal cliff": Let the government go over, temporarily at least, to give their party more bargaining leverage for changes later on.
Politics Suspense to the end, Obama, Romney yield to voters Suspense to the end, Obama, Romney yield to voters (Video)
Two fierce competitors who've given their all, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney now yield center stage to voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.
Politics US Sen. Cantwell expected to win re-election US Sen. Cantwell expected to win re-election
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is likely to clinch her third term in the U.S. Senate, while the race for one of Washington's redrawn congressional districts remains a toss-up.
Politics Mexico study: US legalization of marijuana cuts cartel profits Mexico study: US legalization of marijuana cuts cartel profits
A new study by a respected Mexican think tank asserts that proposals to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washington could cut the profits of Mexican drug cartels by as much as 30 percent.
Politics Foreign policy fireworks: Face-off before election Foreign policy fireworks: Face-off before election (Photo Gallery) (Video)
President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, saying, "Every time you've offered an opinion you've been wrong." The Republican coolly responded, "Attacking me is not an agenda" for dealing with a dangerous world.