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Friday Talking Points -- Bernie Sanders Shows Democrats What 'Family Values' Should Mean

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Trade deals are one subject (one of the very few left) which do not break down on party line. Both the Republicans and the Democrats are split over the issue, so it's not a repeat of the usual partisan battle lines. But it is a clear defeat for Obama, who lobbied hard to very little effect.

Dana Liebelson

I've Never Smoked Pot. Here's What Happened When I Tried To Get It Legally In D.C. | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This might be as good a time as any to share that I have never tried pot. This makes me less cool than pretty much everyone on the plane...

Dave Jamieson

The Washington Post May No Longer Make Job Seekers Pee In A Cup | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.27.2015 | Media

If you've ever been offered a job at The Washington Post, you know there's one undignified step in the hiring process that just about everyone goes th...

Matt Ferner

Marijuana Now Legal In D.C. | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

After months of debate, threats and uncertainty, recreational marijuana became legal in Washington, D.C., Thursday -- at least according to the city ...

Matt Ferner

DC Mayor Vows To Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization Despite Republican Threats Of Jail | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

In the final hours before marijuana possession is scheduled to become legal in the nation's capital, House Republicans have warned District of Columbi...

Matt Ferner

Drug Czar Supports DC's Ability To Legalize Weed | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

U.S. drug czar Michael Botticelli, though banned from supporting marijuana legalization due to federal law, says that the nation's capital should be a...

Matt Ferner

Obama Budget Would Allow D.C. Marijuana Legalization | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama's nearly $4 trillion federal budget plan unveiled Monday includes fine print that may have major consequences for marijuana leg...

Matt Ferner

D.C. Pols Fight GOP Pot Ban | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ignoring an effort among congressional Republicans to block marijuana legalization in the District of Columbia in the recently passed ...

Jason Linkins

The CIA Torture Report Was A Chronicle Of Depravity And Incompetence | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

This week, a summary of the Senate's report on CIA torture was released into the wild, and while the redactions were thick, it nevertheless read as a thoroughgoing chronicle of depravity and incompetence.

Friday Talking Points -- How Bad Laws Get Made

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How do bad laws get made? Quickly, for the most part. No, that's not a joke. The worst laws nearly all have one thing in common: They are rushed through very quickly, usually because Congress is facing some self-imposed deadline.

Matt Ferner

D.C. Marijuana Law Blocked By Congress, But There May Be A Loophole | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington, D.C., appears to be blocked in the spending bill Congress released late Tuesda...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Are Already Conceding Defeat As GOP Moves To Block D.C. Marijuana Legalization | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) conceded on Tuesday that Democrats probably won't be able to stop Republicans from blocking m...

Matt Ferner

Congress Looking To Block Marijuana Legalization In D.C. | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 9:30 p.m. -- A summary posted to the House Appropriations website Tuesday evening says the spending bill Congress will consider this week "pro...

Friday Talking Points -- 'Tis The Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's that magical time of year when the wee folk of Capitol Hill actually get something done. These brief bursts of activity only happen very rarely, of course, and always immediately proceed another one of the many, many long vacations Congress takes during the year.

Matt Ferner

All The Progress Made On Marijuana Legalization Could Vanish With A New President | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

The movement to end marijuana prohibition has made significant progress recently, but it could all be undone when the next president takes office in 2...

Matt Ferner

Marijuana Was More Popular Than Many Victorious Politicians | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

In the three states and the District of Columbia that had marijuana legalization measures on the 2014 ballot, ending some prohibition on a plant was m...

Matt Ferner

War On Drugs Loses Another Big Battle | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Voters in several states on Tuesday dealt blows to the United States' decades-long drug war, passing measures to legalize marijuana for recreational u...

Here's Why The Push To Legalize Pot In DC Is Unique

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A debate over legalizing marijuana in the nation's capital is focusing on the outsized number of arrests of African Americans on mi...

New York Times Comes Out Strong for Marijuana Legalization in D.C., Oregon and Alaska

Tony Newman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Media
Tony Newman

After making history this summer by becoming the first national paper to call for marijuana legalization, the New York Times doubled down today with their strong editorial in support of the marijuana legalization initiatives on the ballot in D.C., Oregon and Alaska.

Matt Ferner

Nation's Capital Will Vote On Legal Weed In November | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Voters in our nation's capital will be the next to decide on marijuana legalization. Wednesday morning, the District of Columbia Board of Election...

David McCabe

Pot Activist Raises Specter Of Armed Revolt, Is Politely Asked To Leave GOP Lawmaker's Office | David McCabe | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A protest aimed at Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) -- who has become one of the Republican Party's most outspoken crusaders against marijuana r...

David McCabe

Congress' Latest Anti-Pot Crusader Misleads On Weed | David McCabe | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If there's one thing Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) wants you to know about his crusade to block the District of Columbia's marijuana decrimin...

House GOP To Washington: Keep Your Guns, But Get That Pot Outta Here

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — If House Republicans have their way, District of Columbia residents won't be allowed to walk the streets with a joint in their poc...

Jennifer Bendery

Eleanor Holmes Norton Rips 'Tyrant' Congressman For Trying To Block D.C. Marijuana Laws | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) tore into Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) on Friday for trying to block a D.C. marijuana decriminalization ...

Saki Knafo

Nation's Capital Takes Next Big Step Toward Legalizing Marijuana | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

Thousands of residents of Washington, D.C., have signed a petition calling for the nation's capital to join Colorado and Washington state in legalizin...