Last month the House voted to prevent the Department of Justice from using funds to interfere with state medical marijuana programs and now the Senate will likely get its turn. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) will offer a similar amendment to the appropriations bill in the Senate, according to the Drug Policy Alliance.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 19, 2014 3:21 pm|
|By: DSWright Friday April 25, 2014 1:38 pm|
It was not so long ago that Cliven Bundy was a conservative hero for organizing an armed posse to defend his right to not pay federal grazing fees, but now it seems everyone in the Republican Party and mainstream conservative movement is running the other way.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 19, 2014 9:14 am|
One of the big advantages Rand Paul has in the Republicans primary could be Hillary Clinton.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday December 20, 2013 10:40 am|
An increasing number of Republicans in Congress support holding Director for National Intelligence James Clapper accountable for lying to Congress in March, when he was asked about spying on Americans.
Members of the House Judiciary Committee, including Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who is the co-sponsor of legislation that would rein in some of the National Security Agency’s powers, urged Attorney General Eric Holder to have the Justice Department investigate Clapper.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 10, 2013 1:15 pm|
No one probably has a better sense of Rand Paul’s future political plans than his father and Ron Paul is pretty sure his son is going to run for President.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 12, 2013 9:25 am|
While the process has been painfully slow even the federal government is starting to acknowledge that our aggressive war on drugs has created serious problems.
|By: DSWright Wednesday September 4, 2013 3:20 pm|
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Syria War Bill out of committee. The vote was 10-7, with Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) voting present.
|By: CTuttle Friday July 26, 2013 7:10 pm|
Here’s proof positive of the overton window shift in the Peace Farce.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00 pm|
Each week when I sit down to write a post, I wrack my brain to think of something positive, or at least relatively so, to write about, and each week events prevent this from happening. It’s hard not to feel typecast when even the most complimentary commenters nonetheless refer to one’s work as a “rant” or admit that I’ve made them more depressed, angry, hopeless, or whatever.
For that reason, I am happy to announce that for the first time in recent memory the week’s news, taken together, makes me feel uncharacteristically optimistic.
|By: Jon Walker Monday May 27, 2013 10:20 am|
According to Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), immigration reform doesn’t have 60 votes in the Senate, but the good news is many Republicans are trying to find a compromise they can support instead of simply trying to kill any reform. Last week Orin Hatch (R-UT) backed the bill in committee after getting his fingerprinting amendment added. On This Week yesterday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said he might be able to support immigration reform if some changes are made.