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What Happens in Vegas

A conference of mayors unanimously calls on the federal government to butt out of marijuana policymaking. Matt Taylor reports.


Fox cast him out over the Romney-landslide fiasco, but we haven’t seen the last of the wily political operator, says Matt Taylor.

No Game Changer

Romney’s VP failed to turn Wisconsin red and was a nonentity in the race’s final days, Matt Taylor says.