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Governors Hold Summit on Regional Approach to Cannabis and Vaping Legislation State News
Governors Hold Summit on Regional Approach to Cannabis and Vaping Legislation
2019-10-18 21:07:24
by Dan McCue

The governors of five northeastern states came together for a summit on Thursday to discuss the outlines of a joint regional approach to cannabis and vaping policies. "This issue is complicated, controversial and consequential. It is probably one of the... Read More

Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's 'Free Expression' Policy in Wake of False Trump Campaign Ads Social Media
Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's 'Free Expression' Policy in Wake of False Trump Campaign Ads
2019-10-18 14:47:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Mark Zuckerberg allowed himself only a brief smile Thursday afternoon as he approached the podium awaiting him on stage in Georgetown University's Gaston Hall. After weeks of criticism over Facebook's decision not to moderate political speech or fact-check... Read More

Bipartisan House Rebuke of Trump Over Syria Withdrawal Leads to Blow Up In The News
Bipartisan House Rebuke of Trump Over Syria Withdrawal Leads to Blow Up
2019-10-17 13:41:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House delivered a resounding bipartisan condemnation of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria on Wednesday, even as the president sought to distance himself from the Turkish assault against the Kurds that followed... Read More

Focus on Core Issues Bolsters Democrats Odds of Holding House Majority, Analysis Finds 2020 Elections
Focus on Core Issues Bolsters Democrats Odds of Holding House Majority, Analysis Finds
2019-10-15 21:16:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - If Democrats want to hold their majority in House in 2020 they'll focus on core issues important to their constituents like protecting healthcare coverage, fighting corruption, and expanding economic opportunity, according to a new analysis by Third Way,... Read More

New Poll Finds Majority of Voters Disapprove of Trump, Support Impeachment, But He Still Remains Competitive Opinion Polls
New Poll Finds Majority of Voters Disapprove of Trump, Support Impeachment, But He Still Remains Competitive
2019-10-15 21:12:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump may be weak when it comes to job approval and public support for impeachment, but a number of factors, ranging from economy to unfavorable views toward some Democratic candidates, continue to make him competitive in... Read More

Supreme Court to Consider State Role in Prosecuting Immigrants Supreme Court
Supreme Court to Consider State Role in Prosecuting Immigrants
2019-10-15 19:08:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments about whether states can prosecute immigrants who use other people's Social Security numbers to get a job. The case not only has implications for the balance of power between the... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs Ending Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases Law
Supreme Court Weighs Ending Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases
2019-10-10 20:31:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court this week took up a question it has avoided in recent years: Whether the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution requires unanimous verdicts in criminal cases in both federal and state courts. In practice, the Bill... Read More

President's Counsel Says White House Won't Cooperate With Impeachment Inquiry Impeachment
President's Counsel Says White House Won't Cooperate With Impeachment Inquiry
2019-10-08 22:38:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In a letter delivered to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the chairs of three House committees late Tuesday afternoon, the White House said it would not cooperate with the ongoing impeachment inquiry, dismissing it as an effort... Read More

Bipartisan Senate Report Calls for Sweeping Changes to Prevent Interference in 2020 Election 2020 Elections
Bipartisan Senate Report Calls for Sweeping Changes to Prevent Interference in 2020 Election
2019-10-08 22:29:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday urged both Congress and the Trump administration to take sweeping action to ensure social media sites aren't used as platforms for interference in the 2020 presidential election. The Senate Intelligence Committee... Read More

A Day In The Life of The Impeachment Drama Impeachment
A Day In The Life of The Impeachment Drama
2019-10-04 18:15:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The scrum of photographers had been waiting for nearly an hour. Gathered at the railing of a stairwell adjacent to the U.S. Capitol visitor's center, they spoke casually amongst themselves, even as they subtly jockeyed for position and... Read More

Senate Bill Seeks to End Confusion Over Liability for Hemp Shipments Agriculture
Senate Bill Seeks to End Confusion Over Liability for Hemp Shipments
2019-10-04 17:45:50
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A provision in the Justice Department’s annual funding bill is likely to alter the criminal liability risks for sellers and handlers of cannabis products. Ten states have authorized limited sales of the psychoactive drug for recreation, despite the... Read More

Candidates Expound On Climate Change Fight at Georgetown/MSNBC Forum 2020 Elections
Candidates Expound On Climate Change Fight at Georgetown/MSNBC Forum
2019-09-20 20:40:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Andrew Yang could hardly contain himself. A day after he surprised a group of Georgetown University students by joining their pick-up basketball game, Yang had taken just three steps onto the stage at the university's Healy Hall Thursday... Read More

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