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First Take: Obama's new poll numbers. Feinstein against legalizing marijuana measure. Recount requested in San Diego

July 13, 2010 |  7:26 am
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced her opposition to a November ballot measure that would legalize marijuana.

A new poll shows a majority of Californians still support President Obama, even though more than half of those surveyed believe the country is on the wrong track.

Assemblywoman Mary Salas (D-Chula Vista) has asked for a recount in two counties of the 40th Senate District, where she trails her primary opponent, former Assemblyman Juan Vargas, by just 22 votes.

The military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning openly gay military service members faces a legal test in Riverside County.

L.A. County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley said he is "deeply disappointed" in the Swiss government's decision not to extradite director Roman Polanski.

Meg Whitman launched a new television ad Monday, attacking Jerry Brown's labor-union support.

-- Anthony York

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