Jeff Sessions

Poll: Trump controversies make him more popular among supporters

Some of President Trump's supporters expressed a more favorable view of the president following a number of recent controversies surrounding his …


Powerhouse cannabis firms form lobby group to protect state-based weed laws

Some big-name firms in cannabis have formed a national advocacy and marijuana lobbying organization, New Federalism Fund, to spur change on Capitol …


Trump haters are eager to make assassination great again | Commentary

Madonna, the global pop star whose albums have sold 306 million copies, erupted at the January 21 Women's March in Washington, D.C.: "Yes, I'm angry. …


U.S. Cannabis Industry Expected to Maintain Growth Despite Trump - Bloomberg

America’s cannabis industry will continue growing at double-digit rates over the next four years -- even with ambiguity emanating from the White …


Right and Left: Partisan Writing You Shouldn’t Miss

<i>The political news cycle is fast, and keeping up can be overwhelming. Trying to find differing perspectives worth your time is even harder. That’s why we have scoured the internet for political writing from the right and left that you might not have seen.</i><p><i>We would love to hear your thoughts on this</i> …


JCC threat suspect could be extradited to New York, Virginia

The unidentified dual Israeli-U.S. citizen was taken into custody Thursday in the city of Ashkelon, Israel.


FBI has info suggesting coordination between Trump aides, Russia: report

The FBI has information suggesting that associates of President Trump may have worked with Russian operatives to release information aimed at hurting …


The Family of Dontre Hamilton, Shot 14 Times and Killed by Police, Speaks Out

The documentary about Dontre, The Blood Is at the Doorstep, premiered at South by Southwest.<p>On April 30, 2014, Dontre Hamilton was shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer.<p>Dontre, who had a history of nonviolent schizophrenia, was sleeping on a park bench in Red Arrow Park when …


Federal marijuana playbook: Trump administration’s tough talk and what we know so far

Published: Mar 23, 2017, 6:12 pm • Updated: Mar 23, 2017, 6:58 pm<p>A timeline of federal marijuana talk<p>It’s been one month since we heard the first …


Jeff Sessions Saying Marijuana ‘Leads To Condoms And Then To Abortions’ Is Fake News

Wikimedia Commons<p>Reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions said marijuana leads to more sex and abortions are <b>false</b>. While Sessions has made some …

Trump Administration

Obama's top civil rights lawyer to lead advocacy coalition

The Obama administration's top civil rights lawyer announced Thursday she will lead a coalition of civil and human rights organizations at a time …

Civil Rights

Sessions Rattles Baton Along Prison Bars In Speech Vowing To Crack Down On Violent Crime

WASHINGTON—Saying the issue was an urgent matter of national security, FBI director James Comey said at a press conference Tuesday that the agency …


Why Jeff Sessions Is Threatening to Crack Down on Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, March 2, 2017. (Photo: Doug Mills / …


Stephen Colbert Tries to Understand Jeff Sessions' Insane Views on Weed

"Sure, marijuana's only slightly less awful than heroin..."<p>One of the many things that Trump voters almost certainly didn't vote for, but are almost certainly getting, is a crackdown on weed. As Stephen Colbert reminded us last night, "Attorney General and Forest Gnome Whose Riddles Are Kind of …


Everyone except Trump thinks he's worth a bit under $4 billion

Donald Trump's hilariously imprecise assessments of his own net worth are legendary. There was his declaration, the day he announced his presidential campaign, that his personal brand was worth $3.3 billion alone - meaning that the five letters T-R-U-M-P are worth as much as the New York Knicks. …

Donald Trump

Awkwafina talks shit about Jeff Sessions and 'healthy' chips

Over the course of our conversation, Awkwafina will call Jeff Sessions a "cunt" six times with mounting glee, "Jeff Sessions is a cunt!," she squeals. "It's so fun!"<p>The rapper and comedian turned movie star is discussing the new season of her web series, <i>Tawk</i><i>,</i> which regularly features the people you …


Op-Ed: The FBI probe into Trump and Russia is huge news. Our political system isn’t ready for it.

Imagine someone had told you, a few years ago, that the FBI would soon be investigating a possible plot by a Republican presidential campaign to help …


Why white-collar crooks may be cheering this Jeff Sessions memo

Late last week, President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint was released. Among many other headline-grabbing cuts—the EPA, Meals on Wheels, climate …


Alabama editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers:<p>___<p>March 19<p>The Tuscaloosa News on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' approach to drugs:<p>Our nation is in …


Has Anybody Been Worse for Weed Than Jeff Sessions?

Believe it or not, Harry Anslinger was worse for weed than even Jeff Sessions. by Vince Sliwoski<i>Dear Pot Lawyer,</i>Jeff Sessions is pretty bad, but who …


Mark Joseph Stern on Covering the Law in the Trump Era

The first months of the Trump administration have pushed legal issues into the spotlight, thanks to the president’s Twitter tirades against …

Right To Vote

San Francisco may blacklist construction companies that bid on border wall

Any company looking at President Trump’s proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States as a business opportunity may soon want to reconsider if it wants to do business with San Francisco.<p>Two supervisors will introduce legislation Tuesday that would bar San Francisco from contracting …


What Jeff Sessions Has Said About Marijuana

'Marijuana is not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized.'


Watch Kate McKinnon Transform From Jeff Sessions to a Mermaid on SNL

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> has been pulling back the curtain for people this season, cutting together behind-the-scenes videos of what it takes to put the …

Kate McKinnon

Video shows dramatic flooding in Peru -720043

At least 62 people have died in floods in Peru after heavy rainfall. More than 70,000, mostly poor people, have become homeless.A state of emergency has been declared covering about half of Peru. Rainfall is expected to continue for another month.

Legend of Zelda

Jeff Sessions is not likely to stop the police war on minorities and the poor

As shown by the video above, there are many who are openly opposed to the core arguments of the Black Lives Matter and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” …


Opioid Deaths: Another Drug War Failure

Posted: Mar 19, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Illicit drug use is an old phenomenon, and Jeff Sessions has an old solution: take off the gloves. "We have too much of …


For US attorney general Jeff Sessions, the future of marijuana looks just like the past

US attorney general Jeff Sessions knows that the country is in the throes of an opioid epidemic. Sessions also knows that many state legislators—and scientists—believe legal marijuana could help fix it. He just really, <i>really</i> hates that idea.<p>“I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve …


Jeff Sessions Banished Back to Home Dimension

Washington DC: Just over a month after being confirmed as the Attorney General of the United States under President Donald Trump’s administration, …


President Trump Is Now Completely Isolated In His Unfounded Wiretap Claim

When President Trump accused Barack Obama of wiretapping him when he was a candidate, Obama denied it and Democrats criticized him for levying the …