Eric Holder Says He’s “Satisfied” With DoJ’s Lack of Action on Marijuana Rescheduling

By: Tuesday April 8, 2014 1:08 pm

During a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing today Rep. Steve Cohen (D) directly pointed out to Attorney General Eric Holder that the power to reschedule any drug, including marijuana, rests with his office.


As Polls Show Little Support For Involvement In Ukraine, Neocons Call For New Cold War

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 6:53 am

According to a public opinion poll by CBS News a solid majority of Americans want nothing to do with Ukraine. They believe the issue is none of America’s business with 61% saying the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is not the US’ responsibility. There is reportedly “widespread bipartisan agreement on this.” A decade of wasteful and dishonest wars has, not surprisingly, made Americans lose the taste for adventurism abroad.

Rep. Cohen Wants to Make the Drug Czar Office Less Stupid

By: Thursday February 13, 2014 10:25 am

“My bill would give the ONDCP the freedom to use science—not ideology—in its recommendations and give the American people a reason to trust what they are told.” – Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)

Private Capital Is Eating Public Capital

By: Thursday August 1, 2013 2:55 pm

Governments are selling public assets to the rich to pay their debts. Governments have debts because they borrowed from the rich instead of taxing them.

SAC Capital Indicted, Pleads Not Guilty to Insider Trading Charges

By: Friday July 26, 2013 12:10 pm

SAC Capital has been formally indicted for insider trading and called a “magnet for market cheating” by federal prosecutors who said the firm had engaged in illegal securities trading from 1999 to 2010. While SAC Capital faced charges, its leader and principle beneficiary, Steve Cohen, was not charged.

SAC Capital to Face Criminal Charges

By: Wednesday July 24, 2013 12:55 pm

While the Bush and Obama Administrations let Wall Street slide for causing the 2008 financial crisis and fraudulent foreclosure activities afterward, one hedge fund may finally face charges after years of questionable conduct. SAC Capital, led by billionaire Steve Cohen, has been under investigation for insider trading for a good deal of its history, now it is reported that the firm will face criminal charges.

Rep. Cohen Berates Eric Holder Over Obama Administration’s War on Marijuana

By: Thursday May 16, 2013 7:45 am

It is a rare and amazing thing to see a member of Congress directly confront the individual technically responsible for carrying out the War on Drugs with the facts about what a failed policy it has proven to be.

Steve Cohen Escapes Jail Time Pays $600 Million for Insider Trading Crimes

By: Friday March 22, 2013 6:00 am

The Teflon Trader slips away again. For those who don’t know, Steve Cohen of SAC Capital, number 36 on Forbes’ Richest Americans list, has been under investigation for a good deal of his career. The suspicion is always the same, insider trading.

Warrantless Wiretapping Law Hearing Highlights Surveillance State Secrecy

By: Thursday May 31, 2012 1:12 pm

A House Judiciary subcommittee held an oversight hearing today on the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (FAA). The hearing was convened to examine the law before it is reauthorized this year. There was little dispute that it should be reauthorized. The debate that occurred among congresspeople was instead focused on what reforms would be reasonable if Congress were to even consider adjusting the law before reauthorizing it.

State Department IG Investigation of Keystone XL Pipeline Review Could Halt Approval Process

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 2:15 pm

The State Department Inspector General announced it would investigate the Departments procedures involving the environmental review of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The review, combined with efforts in Nebraska and others to force a rerouting of the pipeline could cause delays in the project’s approval process.

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