Federal

California Officially Calls On Feds To Reclassify Marijuana

Last November, California voters approved a ballot measure to legalize marijuana. Now, the state’s lawmakers are formally calling on the federal government to reclassify cannabis.<p>“The Legislature urges the Congress of the United States to pass a law to reschedule marijuana or cannabis and its …

Cannabis

Convicted rapist throws a fit while being deported

A convicted rapist from Africa threw a fit as he was being deported from the US — telling federal agents that he “would rather die than go back to …

Crime

4 Ways Graham-Cassidy Would Make the Health-Care System Far Worse

Seemingly out of nowhere, last week Republicans began seriously considering one last effort to destroy Obamacare. As with previous versions of …

ObamaCare

With a deadline approaching, Republicans' last push to roll back Obamacare gains strength

A last-ditch Republican push to roll back the Affordable Care Act appeared to pick up momentum Monday even as opposition from leading patient advocates and healthcare organizations mounted, setting the stage for another potentially dramatic Senate vote on the future of the 2010 law, often called …

ObamaCare

The New York Times and CNN just published bombshells about the Trump-Russia investigation

Donald Trump and Paul Manafort at the Republican National Convention.Bill Clark/ZUMA<p>A pair of news reports dropped Monday evening that indicate that …

Liberal View

Liberals ready to make housing a right as part of national strategy

However, sources say there may not be any legislated specifics tied to the promise<p>OTTAWA – The federal Liberals’ are sending signals that they are …

Housing

Is Donald Trump a White Supremacist? A Racial Draft Analysis

White America is still clutching its pearls in response to ESPN host Jemele Hill’s Twitter rant calling Donald Trump a white supremacist. The fallout …

Racism

Federal deficit comes in at $17.8-billion for 2016-17

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Economy

The Sound of Gunfire Can Be Life-Saving

Congress shouldn't make it easier for criminals to get silencers.<p>“Pop, pop, pop, pop -- it’s a sound I’ll never forget.”<p>That’s how Representative Mike Bishop of Michigan described the scene in June when a gunman attacked members of Congress practicing for a baseball game in suburban Washington. …

Business

When Chicago’s Yellow Line was the future of urban transportation

The CTA’s oddball suburban feeder route originated as a federally funded experiment in the future of transportation. And it succeeded beyond anybody’s wildest expectations.<p>It’s both an anomaly and an outlier, a transit afterthought among the 224.1 miles of track that make up the Chicago Transit …

BART

German investors more upbeat than expected in September

BERLIN (Reuters) - The mood among German investors improved more than expected in September as worries about the stronger euro faded, suggesting that markets expect Europe's biggest economy to continue its solid performance in coming months.<p>Record-high employment, rising real wages and ultra-low …

Economy

The Commuter Parking Benefit Is Seriously Hurting Cities

The federal government spends $7.6 billion a year paying people to drive to work, and it’s making traffic and pollution worse. Here’s how some cities are fighting back.<p>There’s no shortage of conflicting priorities between the federal and city governments, ranging from the life-threatening to the …

Urban Design

Open The Floodgates: California Becomes A Sanctuary State

Well, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is about to make the entire state of California one giant safe space for illegal aliens. Over the weekend, the …

Conservative View

The Record Surge In Our National Debt Is An Urgent Wake-Up Call For American Families

With little notice, our national debt recently surged to a historic record – an eye-popping 20 trillion dollars. Yet chances are few Americans noticed. Most of us went about our business, unaware of this unprecedented economic time bomb that has put our children’s future, and their children’s …

Balanced Budget Amendments

Ten reasons to restructure Nigeria

By Yinka OdumakinANY honest observer, who has seen how Nigeria has steadily and systematically moved from being a country of great promise to a …

Nigeria

INSANITY: California Set To Be A Sanctuary State

The loony left-wing People's Republic of California is poised to become a sanctuary state, shielding illegal immigrants from deportation and refusing …

Conservative View

Ottawa says federal deficit for 2016-17 was $17.8 billion

OTTAWA - The federal Finance Department says the government ran a smaller deficit than it was expecting in the spring budget.<p>Ottawa ended its 2016-17 …

Economy

Family Of Kenneka Jenkins Calls For FBI To Investigate Her Death

<i>Source: Facebook</i>The family of Kenneka Jenkins, the Chicago teenager found dead in a hotel walk-in freezer, is now calling on the FBI to lead a …

Policing

Court: Law against encouraging illegal immigration could violate First Amendment

A federal law that makes it a crime to encourage or induce foreigners to enter or stay in the U.S. illegally may run afoul of the First Amendment, a federal appeals court suggested in an unusual order Monday.<p>A 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel asked federal public defenders and immigrant …

Politics

3 Republican senators targeted in Graham-Cassidy ad

A six-figure TV ad campaign launches today against Sens. Murkowski, Collins and Capito, Axios has learned, as Republicans are moving quickly on yet …

Health Care

Morning Bits

Positive news: “The rate of consumption poverty, which measures how much people consume, and therefore better captures the extent of deprivation and material poverty in the United States, continues to decline, falling to an all-time low of 3.0%. . . . The Official Poverty Measure (OPM), which takes …

Opinion

'DNA Day' at Ravens' game was postponed by federal agency seeking more certification

An event offering free DNA test kits to Ravens fans at Sunday’s game was postponed after a federal agency alerted the state that a lab needed …

Government

The 1718 treaty that saved a native Louisiana tribe | NOLA.com

Before European arrival, the Chitimacha lands encompassed about one-third of present-day Louisiana, from west of Lafayette to east of New Orleans and …

Acadiana

The Education Department Will Allow Two Large For-Profit Colleges To Become Nonprofits

The move is a sign of a shift in how the federal government will treat conversions.<p>The Education Department has offered its stamp of approval for the controversial sale of two massive for-profit colleges, Kaplan University and the Art Institutes, according to emails obtained by BuzzFeed News — …

Education

Lawmakers are finding creative ways to shut down Trump administration's asset forfeiture program

In a welcome move, Democratic and Republican House members have passed five amendments to an appropriations bill that would effectively block …

Opinion

Equifax Suffered Another Hack Months Before the One It Disclosed

Equifax learned of a major breach of its computer systems in March—five months before the date it says millions of consumers’ personal and financial data was exposed, Bloomberg reports. Citing three sources familiar with the situation, the report said the March cyber attack was thought to have …

Equifax

New measure would strengthen penalties for firearms thefts

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has voiced their support for a bill that would strengthen penalties for those who steal guns from federal …

Guns

Congress Takes Positive Steps to Protect Property Owners from Asset Seizure

The House of Representatives has moved to defund the controversial civil forfeiture practice known as “adoptive” seizures.<p>Last week, lawmakers voted …

Conservative View

Indiana nursing home company sues former executives

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana nursing home management firm has sued former executives accused of embezzling more than $16 million from the company.<p>The Indianapolis Star reports that American Senior Communities filed the lawsuit Friday against several individuals, including former CEO James …

Business

Facebook’s openness on Russia challenged by congressional investigators

By Carol D. Leonnig, Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg | Washington Post<p>House and Senate investigators have grown increasingly concerned that …

United States