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10 Smoke Signals Heralding The End Of Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition

Steph Sherer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Steph Sherer

A little less than a year ago I wrote an article “10 Reasons Why Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition is about to Go Up in Smoke” for the Huffing...

Iowa’s Biggest Newspaper Calls Chuck Grassley Spineless For Refusing To Stand Up To Trump

The Huffington Post | Jacquie Lee | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

Iowa's largest newspaper attacked the state's senior senator for praising Donald Trump and refusing to fill judicial vacancies in an editorial Wednesd...

Chuck Grassley Compares Trump's Racism To Sonia Sotomayor Celebrating Diversity

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Wednesday downplayed Donald Trump's attack on a federal judge's Mexican heritage -- something that's thr...

Harry Reids Weaponizes Trump's Racist Comments About Judge

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has become the weapon of choice for Democrats in the Senate, who deployed his words an...

Do Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley Agree With Trump That No Mexican Americans Should Serve On The Supreme Court?

Ari Rabin-Havt | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Ari Rabin-Havt

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear this week not only that he wants Donald Trump to be president, but that the main reason he wants Trump to be president is so that he will be the one picking Supreme Court justices.

Inconvenient Truths About the Government's Experiment on Cancer Care

Ted Okon | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Ted Okon

There is a raging debate going on in Washington about how the government pays for drugs used to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, immunodeficiency diseases, and other serious medical conditions.

Time Is Running Out For The Senate To Finally Do Something About Sentencing Reform

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators pushing for bipartisan criminal justice reform are running out of time to pass the legislation through both chambers before the...

GOP Senator Looks Forward To Donald Trump Appointing 3 Supreme Court Justices

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) endorsed the whole idea of a President Donald Trump on Saturday. Speaking at the annual North Carolina GOP State Convention...

Senators Breathe New Life Into Criminal Justice Reform Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Efforts to reform the country’s strict sentencing laws aren’t dead in Congress just yet. A bipartisan group of senior senators revea...

Chuck Grassley Admits It's 'A Gamble' To Let Trump Fill SCOTUS Vacancy

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) conceded Thursday that there's a flaw in the GOP's plan to block President Barack Obama's nominee to the Su...

Have Progressives Gone Too Far? New Ad Tells Senator Grassley to 'Quit Stalling'

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Anat Shenker-Osorio

With its unabashed depiction of biological functions, some may find "Quit Stalling" inappropriate. But the admittedly lowbrow approach is more than fair. It's long overdue.

Iowa Cafe Changes Menu To Call Out Chuck Grassley's Supreme Court Obstruction

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Des Moines, Iowa, cafe revamped its menu on Tuesday to send a message to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that he should hold confirmation...

Friday Talking Points -- Marijuana Policy Questions for the Candidates

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was some good news and some bad news on marijuana this week, which got us thinking about how the subject of federal marijuana policy relates to the presidential nomination race.

Anti-Drug Senators Criticized For 'Sham' Hearing On Legal Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics

A Senate hearing on state marijuana laws Tuesday was biased and dishonest, focusing mostly on debunked claims that marijuana use leads to substances l...

Chuck Grassley To Meet With Merrick Garland Despite Opposing His Nomination

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has invited Judge Merrick Garland to breakfast, but absent from the menu wil...

An Iowa Teenager Just Shut Down Chuck Grassley's Supreme Court Argument

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, still refuses to give a hearing to President Barack Obama's Supre...

Chuck Grassley on Judicial Confirmations: 'Let's Do Our Jobs.' (But That Was 2005)

Ari Rabin-Havt | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Ari Rabin-Havt

Grassley should simply follow his own admonition from more than a decade ago, come back to Washington, tell his Republican colleagues "let's do our jobs," and get to work confirming Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

Chuck Grassley Is Keeping Details Of His Iowa Events Secret To Avoid Protesters

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) says he will be going around speaking with constituents at more than a dozen events in his home state during the Senate's...

Former Iowa Officials Wonder What Happened To The Chuck Grassley They Knew

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is best known in Washington these days as the Judiciary Committee chairman refusing to give a hearing to Pr...

Senator Asks: Are Republicans Afraid They'll Actually Like Obama's Nominee?

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) pointed to a basic question Thursday to prod Senate Republicans to rethink their opposition to hearings on Sup...

Obama Nominates Merrick Garland To The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

Settling for a centrist candidate with nearly two decades of judicial experience, President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Merrick Garland, a fed...

Senate Committee Hears Abortion Bill, But Won't Hear SCOTUS Nominee

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee held a second hearing Tuesday on an abortion ban at 20 weeks of pregnancy -- a bill that the full Senate...

Judiciary Chair: No Hearings on Obama SCOTUS Nominee Under Any Circumstance

Lauren Windsor | Posted 03.05.2016 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

Reporting from ‪#‎CPAC2016‬... I asked Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley if there were any circumstances under which he would hold hearings for an Obama Supreme Court nominee.

Polls Show The Supreme Court Blockade Is Hurting The GOP

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats think the GOP blockade of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee will hurt Republicans at the ballot box -- and libera...

Republican Makes Insanely Contradictory Argument About Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans who have decided to block any Supreme Court nomination so voters can have a say accused Democrats Wednesday of politicizing ...