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Friday Talking Points -- Paul Ryan, Democrat?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Has Paul Ryan become so disaffected with Donald Trump that he quietly changed political parties, when no one was looking? We know the Washington Post just made a typo, but still, it's fun to think about, right?

GOP Congressman Says He Uses Medical Marijuana To Ease Arthritis Pain

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), a leading voice for the reform of marijuana laws in the United States, became the first sitting member of Congress i...

California Republican Primary

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Is California in play? To win the Republican Party nomination for president in Cleveland, a candidate needs to have a majority of delegates, that's ...

Think Bernie Wouldn't Be Able to Pass Any Legislation In Office? Think Again.

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Instead of working through the center, Sanders could effectuate coalitions of the progressive left and the Tea Party Right. The opposition would come from the center-left and from the center-right in both parties.

On Marijuana Policy, Congress Needs to Pick Up Where It Left Off

Rob Kampia | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Rob Kampia

As with marriage reform, the bulk of the action with marijuana legalization has been at the state level, with most members of Congress hesitant to express support until public opinion moves well past the tipping point. This is starting to change.

Breakthrough in Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

For the firs time in nine years, the Pakistani government has managed to hold direct talks with one prominent secessionist tribal chief from Balochistan in a fresh attempt to end the ongoing violent insurgency in the gas-rich province.

Let the Voters Control Congressional Districts

Rep. Alan Lowenthal | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Depending on how the Supreme Court rules in the next couple weeks, partisan gerrymandering could become the only way that congressional districts are drawn.

Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The obvious choice for this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week is none other than America's new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.

Matt Ferner

Congressmen To DOJ: Stop Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Cases

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

A pair of lawmakers behind a historic congressional amendment protecting medical marijuana operations from federal crackdown issued a letter to Attorn...

Matt Ferner

Congressmen Blast DOJ's Interpretation Of Their Medical Marijuana Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

The lawmakers behind a recent congressional amendment protecting medical marijuana operations in states where the drug is legal strongly rebuked the D...

Three Wrongs Don't Make the Right Right

Duncan Hosie | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Sometimes the sky doesn't fall. It lifts. Acting on climate change is reaping incredible benefits for California. Ultimately, none of the AB 32 dooms-day scenarios came true. Now, more than ever, we should not buy into conservatives' Chicken Little politics on environmental policy. They were wrong in the past and they are wrong now.

Matt Ferner

Members Of Congress Stand Up For California Medical Marijuana Shop

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

Three congressional lawmakers from California are accusing the U.S. Department of Justice of overreach in an ongoing crackdown against Harborside Heal...

Matt Ferner

Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections In Spending Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States' decades-long war on drugs Saturday with the passage of the federal spending bill, which contains ...

What's Next for Marijuana Legalization?

Rob Kampia | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Rob Kampia

In the wake of the big election victories on November 4, many people are asking, "What's next for the push to legalize marijuana in the United States?"

Ryan J. Reilly

Republican Congressman: GOP Needs To 'Wake Up' On Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), one of the strongest conservative voices for reforming the government’s approach to cannabis, joined...

Longtime California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher Re-Elected

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Longtime Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) was re-elected Tuesday, defeating Democrat Sue Savary in the race to represent California's 48th Congression...

Friday Talking Points -- End of Reefer Madness?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One story risks being buried among all this other newsworthy stuff, and that is the vote which happened late last night in the House of Representatives.

Matt Ferner

WATCH: GOP Lawmaker Says It's 'Immoral' For Feds To Block Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

The Republican sponsor of a House amendment that would ban federal spending to arrest state-licensed medical marijuana patients and providers made an ...

Vladimir Putin Keeps GOP Rep Hanging

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to have left one member of the Republican Party hanging. In a Thursday interview with the New York Times, ...

Christina Wilkie

Kerry Gets Pressed To Grant Asylum To Former Terrorist Group MEK

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what has become an all-too-familiar sight on Capitol Hill, at least a half-dozen members of the exiled Iranian group Mujahedin-e Khal...

GOP Rep Suggests Obama Could Be Impeached Over Health Care, Immigration

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) suggested Wednesday that President Barack Obama could be impeached for his "unconstitutional approaches" to immigrati...

America and Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.21.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

The support for the Baloch from a few congressmen is deeply laudable although insufficient considering American's influence on global politics.

18 in Congress Tell Obama to Give Pot a Chance

The 420 Times | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Eighteen members of the United States Congress this week wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to reclassify cannabis from a Schedule I outlaw to a lower level that would allow medical uses.

The Top 10 Marijuana Developments in 2013

Rob Kampia | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Public support for making marijuana legal reached a record high in 2013. A Pew Research Center poll released in April showed 52 percent support, and a Gallup poll in October showed 58 percent support. It's now safe to say most Americans are fed up with marijuana prohibition.

Pouring a Cup While Pissing in the Same Teapot

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

When the Tea Partiers made their appearance in D.C. during the last midterm elections, it was easy to predict that they would one day morph into a gro...