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FACT CHECK: Trump's Claim That The 2009 Stimulus Built Nothing

Speaking to CEOs on Tuesday, President Trump touted his plans for deregulation and infrastructure-building. In the process, he made a striking claim: that the Obama administration passed an infrastructure bill that built nothing and gave money to social programs.<p>You may not remember that happening …

Eric Bolling

'Winter White House' a winning brand for Trump's business

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — No doubt Florida's oceanfront Mar-a-Lago resort is an impressive site for a summit between the presidents of the U.S. and China. And it's a pretty nice business advertisement, too, for the owner of the luxurious, members-only private property.<p>That would be Donald J. …

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Israel's medical marijuana pioneers look to cash in on $20bn market

Country has seen 500 companies apply to join ‘green rush’ in cannabis products after more than 100 studies in pharmaceutical use<p>In a small pharmaceutical lab in Jerusalem, a complex construction of rubber tubes, pumps and a brass pipe sits on a worktop. A prototype device, its purpose is to “smoke” …

Donald Trump’s Fictional America

I grew up surrounded by Chávez’s alternate reality. Now I’m watching one consume the United States.<p>“S<i>peech is a powerful lord that with the smallest and most invisible body accomplished most godlike works. It can banish fear and remove grief, and instill pleasure and enhance pity. Divine sweetness</i> …

Hugo Chávez

Opinion: The S.S. Trump Is Sinking — Find a Lifeboat

An open letter to House Republicans<p>Dear Republican member of the House:<p>Run away from Donald Trump. Run hard. Run fast. And don’t look over your …

Global stock markets mostly rise on manufacturing data

TOKYO (AP) — Global markets were mostly higher Monday, cheered by positive reports on manufacturing, as players awaited talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart later in the week.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX gained 0.2 percent to 12,342, while France's CAC 40 slipped …

Stock Markets
North Korea

Sandy Hook to Trump: 'Help us stop conspiracy theorists'

<b>It was one of the worst school shootings in American history, but some people insist that the Sandy Hook massacre never happened. They post YouTube videos and spread rumours online, and their false theories have been repeated by a media mogul conspiracy theorist who has been linked to Donald Trump.</b> …

Internet

US ambassador says 'no love' in dealings with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there's no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and insists President Donald Trump would fully support strong action against the Kremlin once investigations are complete.<p>Speaking in television interviews …

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'There is a crisis — on many fronts': Matt Drudge says he suspects Congress is sabotaging Trump

"I suspect there is a sabotage," he said on conservative commentator Michael Savage's radio show on Friday. "Do you know Obama had the stimulus package on his desk before Inauguration Day? What did this Congress give this great man? Nothing."<p>Drudge, the founder and editor of the influential Drudge …

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China Learns How to Get Trump’s Ear: Through Jared Kushner

WASHINGTON — When President Trump welcomes President Xi Jinping of China to his palm-fringed Florida club for two days of meetings on Thursday, the studied informality of the gathering will bear the handiwork of two people: China’s ambassador to Washington and Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared …

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Trump in tweets: Obamacare repeal is still possible

Repealing and replacing Obamacare is a goal that is not "dead," President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning.<p>"Anybody (especially Fake News media) who thinks that Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare is dead does not know the love and strength in R Party," Trump wrote. "Talks on Repealing and Replacing …

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Americans’ right to protest is in grave danger under Trump, United Nations warns

The right to protest is fundamental to American democracy. The country was born, after all, out of decades of civil disobedience by people angry about taxation without representation. (In Washington, FWIW, we are still angry.)<p>But according to United Nations human rights investigators, this very …

Rights & Freedoms

Lawmakers introduce bills to regulate marijuana on federal level

Bipartisan lawmakers have introduced legislation that would remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances and make the government responsible for regulating the industry.<p>Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Thursday introduced a “Path to Marijuana Reform” to Congress …

Drinking cannabis cocktails will give you the buzz of a lifetime

As someone who enjoys drinking booze almost as much as smoking weed, I'm often forced to prioritize one intoxicant over another. So imagine my …

Donald Trump’s businesses appear to have ties with alleged Russian mobsters: report

There’s a long history between Trump’s business interests and Russian interests<p>President Donald Trump, his company and partners have worked with wealthy Russians and oligarchs from former Soviet republics, according to a USA Today review of court cases, government and legal documents, in order to …

Marijuana's Biggest Enemy Is Not Jeff Sessions–It's Big Pharma

A huge drug company is going after legal weed.<p>Like most grassroots movements, cannabis legalization has its own bogeymen–nebulous entities backed by kings and queens of industry who are as feared as they are loathed. Big Tobacco is in there, of course, as are the corrections and law enforcement …

Cannabis

Flynn seeks 'assurances against unfair prosecution' from Russia-Trump investigators

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is seeking “assurances against unfair prosecution” in order to provide interviews to congressional panels investigating possible collusion between Trump aides and Moscow, his lawyer said in a written statement.<p>The statement came after a report in The …

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Immigration

How Trump’s 36% Approval Rating Compares to Past Presidents

Donald Trump is off to a historically poor start with 36% approval rating, but how does that compare to previous presidents at this same time?

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Trump dramatically changes US approach to climate change

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order Tuesday at the Environmental Protection Agency, which officials said looks to curb the federal government's enforcement of climate regulations by putting American jobs above addressing climate change.<p>The order represents a …

Clean Technology

Legalized Marijuana Could Help Curb the Opioid Epidemic, Study Finds

Previous studies reported associations between medical marijuana and reductions in opioid prescriptions, opioid-related vehicle accidents and opioid-overdose deaths.<p>In a 2014 study, Dr. Marcus Bachhuber found deaths from opioid overdoses fell by 25 percent in states that legalized medical marijuana.<p>…

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Calls grow for Nunes to step aside in Russia probe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Key House Democrats are calling on Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, widening a stunning partisan split over the probe.<p>"The Chair of the House Intelligence has a serious responsibility …

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President Trump Changes Tone on Democrats After Health Care Failure

President Trump is “absolutely” willing to work with Democrats on other parts of his agenda after discord among Republicans torpedoed his plans to …

Republican Party

Trump signs four bills to roll back Obama-era regulations

WASHINGTON — President Trump rolled back more Obama-era regulations Monday, signing four bills that reverse rules on education, land use and federal purchasing.<p>Promising to "remove every job-killing regulation we can find," Trump said even more regulation-cutting bills were on the way.<p>The …

Israel

Who cleared Devin Nunes into the White House?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It has been something of a mystery, the whereabouts of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes on the day before his announcement that he saw information suggesting that communications of then-President-elect Donald Trump and his advisers may have been swept up in …

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Colorado’s War on Black Market Weed

Legalizing marijuana in Colorado was supposed to obliterate the pot black market there. Instead, a loophole in medical marijuana laws has done …

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