Jeff Sessions

Federal Employees Ordered to Attend Anti-Leaking Classes

WASHINGTON — Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce their compliance with laws and rules against leaking classified or sensitive government information.<p>It is part of a broader Trump administration order for anti-leaks …

Politics

U.S. Attorney General Sessions says marijuana still illegal

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug "remains in effect," remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown.<p>"I've never felt that we should …

News (U.S.)

Exclusive: Maxine Waters wants to stop Jeff Sessions’ ‘racist’ conduct at the DOJ in its tracks

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) plans to announce a pair of criminal justice reform measures on Thursday that she says are intended to stop …

Justice

Sessions reiterates distaste for marijuana legalization

Published: Sep 20, 2017, 4:13 pm • Updated: Sep 20, 2017, 4:13 pm<p>U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions took the opportunity Wednesday to once again …

Cannabis

Marijuana industry looks to get more women, minorities in the pot business

Compared to a year ago, times may seem tough for those banking on the legalization of marijuana.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has raised “serious questions” about legalization, appears less friendly to the cannabis industry than his predecessor. Even after the District of Columbia permitted …

Cannabis

Poll: Slight majority wants protections for young immigrants

A majority of Americans want Congress to act to enshrine into law the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program's protections for certain …

Immigration

Does Trump have the right to expect loyalty from his Attorney General?

<i>This was originally published by Gatestone Institute.</i><p>Recent news reports describe the president chastising his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, for disloyalty. According to the New York Times, after learning that a special counsel had been appointed, President Trump accused Sessions of …

Opinion

Contributions flood contentious Alabama special election

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks to supporters in Montgomery. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)<p>Alabama’s special …

Elections

Sessions to testify before Senate panel about DOJ oversight

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee next month to testify in a hearing on Justice Department oversight, …

Senate Judiciary Committee

Senate candidate Roy Moore answers questions from canceled forum

<i>Last week, I asked a series of tough questions to the remaining major party candidates in Alabama's United States Senate special election. I had</i> …

Government

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to address law enforcement in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is heading to Boston to talk to law enforcement officials about transnational organized crime.<p>Sessions …

Trump Administration

Biden to hold rally for Alabama Dem in Senate race

Jones announced that Biden will campaign with him on Oct. 3 in Birmingham.<p>“Honored to have my old friend VP @JoeBiden to campaign in B'ham Oct 3! …

Luther Strange

Trump and Bannon Picks Duel It Out in Alabama Senate Race

In battle for the soul of the GOP, Trump and Bannon picks duel it out in Alabama Senate race.

Republican Party

Jeff Sessions wants to save “dangerous” Portland from itself – VICE News

Thanks to the TV show Portlandia, Oregon’s largest city has gained a reputation as a hipster paradise where “the tattoo ink never runs dry” and “all the hot girls wear glasses.”<p>But to hear Attorney General Jeff Sessions tell it, Portland is a crime-infested hellhole where “pedophiles, murderers, …

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Jeff Sessions Slams Marijuana Legalization (Again)

The nation’s top law enforcer is continuing to speak out against marijuana legalization.<p>“I’ve never felt that we should legalize marijuana,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Wednesday. “It doesn’t strike me that the country would be better if it’s being sold on every street corner. We do …

Cannabis

Continuing a fierce assault on 'sanctuary' policies, Sessions attacks California bill

In another shot in an ongoing battle over so-called sanctuary city polices, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on Tuesday attacked California’s new bill that affords some protections to undocumented immigrants across the state, calling it “unconscionable” and a threat to public safety.<p>Sessions, speaking in …

Immigration

Donald Trump ally Paul Manafort calls for leaks probe after CNN wiretap story

Donald Trump's ex-campaign head has called for an investigation into leaks after a CNN report that he was the target of an FBI wiretapping probe. …

Donald Trump

Bentley's notes show thinking behind Luther Strange's appointment

Strange's appointment to fill Sen. Jeff Sessions' seat came as Bentley faced an impeachment investigation by state lawmakers for the fallout of an …

Corruption

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Condemns Sanctuary Cities in Portland Speech

During a speech against sanctuary cities in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, September 19, Attorney General Jeff Sessions referenced an alleged criminal who escaped deportation under the city's sanctuary policy.

Trump Administration

Jeff Sessions to speak in Boston Thursday

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Boston on Thursday.<p>Sessions is scheduled to speak to federal law enforcement officials at the US Attorney’s …

Boston

Wedding cakes for all! Washington bakers support gay marriage as a Supreme Court case looms

Let them eat cake. Let <i>everybody</i> eat cake!<p>In the pastry world, wedding cakes are the epitome of love and celebration, not a political statement. But this is 2017, and even a cake can be controversial: This fall, the Supreme Court will hear the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding …

Equality

Gregg Jarrett: Sessions should resign, but not before taking action against Clinton, Comey and Rice

Jeff Sessions should never have accepted the position of Attorney General of the United States. His leadership has proven unproductive and ineffectual.<p>There are two reasons for this.<p>First, he deceived President Trump by concealing his intent to recuse himself from the federal investigation into …

Government

A Split In The Spliff Industry: Can Big Marijuana Survive Without Roger Stone?

The Republican operative speaks out after being booted from an industry conference.<p>Enter “boastful black prince of Republican sleaze” into Google, and all the top results will be for Roger Stone. He’s had a hand in sordid incidents from Watergate through the Trump administration’s Russia morass. …

Cannabis

Chelsea Clinton Burns Alabama Senate Candidate Over His Racism

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton has an offer for Judge Roy Moore of Alabama after the latter said something incredibly tone-deaf and racist …

Chelsea Clinton

Jeff Sessions Made Four Dubious Claims in His Jeremiad Against Portland. We Fact-Checked Him.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spent his brief trip to Portland smearing the city's good name.<p>On Sept. 19, the leading hard-liner of the White …

Immigration

Groups Protest US Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Visit To Portland

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Portland Tuesday to talk with federal law enforcement authorities about sanctuary cities while protesters …

Immigration

Sessions blasts California lawmakers for passing sanctuary state bill, says lives at stake

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called it “unconscionable” that California lawmakers passed a sanctuary state bill that stops local police from cooperating with federal authorities to deport illegal immigrants.<p>“The bill risks the safety of good law enforcement officers and the safety of …

Immigration

Attorney General Sessions steps up anti-'sanctuary' rhetoric after setbacks

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up the Trump administration's critique of so-called sanctuary cities on Tuesday, saying local and state policies to limit cooperation with immigration enforcement are a criminal's "best friend."<p>Sessions' remarks, at a gathering of law …

News (U.S.)

"Appalled by the position of the attorney general": Kate Brown sounds off on Jeff Sessions

SALEM – Attorney General Jeff Sessions' visit to Oregon on Tuesday did not include a meeting with Gov. Kate Brown, despite her request to talk with …

Trump Administration

Who Are You Calling Lawless?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a vigil ceremony marking the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in Washington.Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Trump …

Immigration