Jeff Sessions confirmed to be the next attorney general

By Ashley Killough, Tom LoBianco and Ted Barrett, CNN Updated 10:25 PM ET, Wed February 8, 2017 Washington (CNN)The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama as the next attorney general, surviving a vocal push by Democrats to derail his nomination. The 52-47 vote was mostly along party lines, though one Democrat, …

Democrats call for ‘pathway’ to marijuana legalization

      By David Weigel July 9 at 6:27 PM ORLANDO — The Democratic Party endorsed a "reasoned pathway to future legalization" of marijuana and called for the drug to be downgraded in the Controlled Substances Act, in a tense and unexpected victory for supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Going into the platform committee …

The New Peaceful Pot Head Revolution: Or, Why I’m Going To Infiltrate The Democrats & Run As One Of Them

    By CrisEricson2016 | Fri, February 26 2016 S.241 Vermont marijuana Bill does NOT make marijuana legal like alcoholic beverages: (1) because you can brew your own alcoholic beverage at home in Vermont, and this bill does NOT allow you to plant a seed in the ground and grow your own marijuana at home; …

Democratic Leader Announces Retirement from Kentucky House

By Lisa Autry & Kentucky News Network • Jan 25, 2016 A top Democrat in the Kentucky House says he will not seek re-election. Johnny Bell of Glasgow plans to retire from the General Assembly after eight years. The House Majority Whip says the political atmosphere in federal and state legislatures has changed, and it’s …

U.S.: Congressman Blumenauer Writes Open Letter To President About Marijuana

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 22:24 - steveelliott By Steve Elliott Hemp News Congressman Earl Blumenauer on Tuesday wrote an open letter advocating marijuana legalization to President Obama in advance of the President's State of the Union speech. "As you begin your last year in office, I hope there is one more step you take to bring …

What Can Bourbon Do For Obama And McConnell? (The Note)

      By Michael Falcone @michaelpfalcone Follow on Twitter Nov 6, 2014 9:08am By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA ADMITS ‘REPUBLICANS HAD A GOOD NIGHT‘: A day after Republicans took control of the Senate and gained seats in the House, President Obama admitted the GOP “had a good night” and “deserve credit for running …

There stood the real Mitt Romney naked before the Electorate!

For All To See 9/22/2012 8:51 AM EDT Tags: Romney, Republicans, 47%, politics As the procession moved down the street, one of the children pointed and shouted, “He has no clothes on!”, and suddenly the spell was broken. There stood the real Mitt Romney naked before the Electorate! Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, in a glaringly …

Democrats Look to End Federal Intervention of Medical Marijuana

Submitted by Marijuana Policy Project on May 10, 2012 WASHINGTON—Democrats in the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve an amendment to the FY 2013 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations bill late Tuesday that would effectively end the ability of federal agencies to enforce federal marijuana laws against individuals who are in compliance with state medical …