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Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders deserves the Most Impressive Democrat award this week, because he threw his hat in the ring. No, he is not Elizabeth Warren. But, more importantly, he is running to become president, which she is not.

Reactions to D.E.A. Chief Michele Leonhart's Resignation

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Count me among the satisfied that Leonhart will be leaving her government job soon. With her departure, President Obama now has the opportunity to name someone to the job who can clearly see the future of drug policy reform.

Rep. Keith Ellison: Postpone Bibi's Speech to Congress

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

We have a world-historical opportunity right now to help change the game in Washington on how people speak and think about the U.S. relationship to Israel.

Steve Cohen Re-Elected To Congress In 2014 Midterm Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steve Cohen (D) defeated Republican Charlotte Bergmann in Tuesday's midterm election. Cohen will continue to represent Tennessee's 9th Distric...

Why Are Democrats Tone Deaf on Military Issues?

Paul Alexander | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Democrats have established a track record of being tone deaf when addressing military and veteran issues. Though not a matter of life and death, consider the way some Democrats have dealt with a subject that is important to many active and retired servicemen -- college.

Obama Once Again Faces The Congress Question On Syria

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted appr...

Laura Bassett

House Boosts Funding For Untested Rape Kits | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

The White House proposed a budget this year that would provide $36 million in funding to help law enforcement officials process the nation's massive b...

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Rep Brings Fake Joint To Hearing On D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) brought a fake joint to a House oversight hearing on Friday on Washington, D.C.'s new law decriminalizing mariju...

Sam Stein

Amtrak Launches Pilot Program Allowing Dogs And Cats On Trains | Sam Stein | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a historic victory for the taxpaying pet owners of America, Amtrak announced on Monday that it would begin a pilot program allowing r...

The New War Between the States and the Federal Government on Health Issues

Gary Stein | Posted 05.20.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

There is a new war between the states -- in the South. This is not, as some of my Southern friends call it, a "war of Northern aggression." This war is between the states and the federal government.

Hunter Stuart

This Bill Would Change The Whole Game On Federal Pot Laws | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

The Office of National Drug Control Policy is prohibited by law from studying or lending support to the potential benefits of marijuana. But a bill in...

18 Members Of Congress Call On Obama To Drop Marijuana From 'Most Dangerous' Category

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Over a dozen members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to reschedule marijuana, with one congressman describing the drug's current cla...

Friday Talking Points -- Freedom From Job Lock

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.

Congressman: 'Ask The Late Philip Seymour Hoffman' If Pot Is As Dangerous As Heroin

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) tore into deputy drug czar Michael Botticelli on Tuesday, highlighting federal drug policy's failure to address the substan...

Friday Talking Points -- Avoiding Immigration Traps

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in the House have announced they are now ready to do something on immigration. There will be traps laid by the Republicans, so Democrats have to be vigilant about defusing each one as it pops up.

Matt Sledge

Congressman Calls On DEA Chief To Resign | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) has added his name to a small chorus calling on DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart to resign, saying it would be "the ...

Investors May Face Clawbacks in SAC Scandal

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Fund managers that invested with SAC must be quaking in their Guccis. Investors expected them to perform first-class due diligence before placing funds under Cohen's management. Yet serious questions have swirled around Cohen's trading practices for more than a decade.

Mark Gongloff

SAC Capital Indictment Does Not Mean The End Of 'Too Big To Jail' | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.25.2013 | Business

The feds finally seem to have gotten over their fear of bringing criminal charges against a financial company -- but that doesn't mean they have lost ...

Tea Partier Makes Absurd Civil Rights Comparison

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) compared the civil liberties of minority groups to snail darters and prairie chickens at a House Judiciary Committee hear...

Dem Defends Controversial Statements After Rough Week

Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday, where he defended controversial statements he made in the wake of learning the...

Mark Gongloff

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager May Avoid Jail | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.19.2013 | Business

We may be on our way to not getting any criminal charges in yet another high-profile Wall Street case. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Fr...

Dem Rep Sounds Off On Paternity Test Results

AP | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Tennessee congressman who learned he's actually not the father of a woman with whom he had an affectionate Twitter exchange duri...

Cohen Gives Eyebrow-Raising Answer To Question On DNA Test

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) was dealt a blow when a paternity test proved that he is not the father of Victoria Brink, a 24-year-old who he had believe...

DNA Test Results Leave Rep 'Stunned'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) is not the father of a woman he claimed was his daughter in February 2013, a DNA test proved. Cohen opened up about Vict...

Sam Stein

New Bill Would Allow Pets On Amtrak | Sam Stein | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even during moments of vicious partisan bickering, members of Congress seem to find common ground over their love of pets. When Repub...