Congressional Republicans Block Votes On Hemp Amendments

Published 2 days ago on May 16, 2018 By Tom AngellIn the latest development in a series of anti-cannabis moves, congressional Republican leadership has blocked consideration of several industrial hemp amendments.Supporters were seeking to attach the measures to the large-scale Farm Bill, which sets food and agriculture policy for the country, but the House Rules …

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, …

111 of 120 Kentucky counties to hold caucuses on March 5

The Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. All but nine of Kentucky's counties will hold a caucus on March 5 as the state divides its delegates for the Republican presidential nomination. The Republican Party of Kentucky announced 111 of the state's 120 counties will hold caucuses on March 5. Registered Republican voters in the other nine counties …

McConnell has a confrontational course in mind

01/05/15 09:20 AM   By Steve Benen The Wall Street Journal reported the other day that the Republican-led Congress plans to quickly take up “legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline,” which President Obama is likely to reject. “Such a move could antagonize Republicans,” the newspaper noted. It’s always fascinating to see the ways …

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 …