It's all about individual states and districts, but Gallup announced today that the Republican Party has taken its biggest lead ever seen in a midterm year in the whole history of Gallup's generic-ballot polling. (Though not larger than any lead Democrats have enjoyed.) The GOP enjoys a 10-percentage-point, 51-41 advantage over Democrats when respondents are asked whether they'll be voting Democratic or Republican for the House of Representatives in this November's elections. And that lead has spiked sharply in the month of August:
Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.