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Matt Ferner

D.C. Pols Fight GOP Pot Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 12.12.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 12.05.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ryan J. Reilly

Anti-Pot Republican Lawmaker Laments That It's 'Not Realistic' To Ban Booze

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), who wants Congress to stop the District of Columbia from implementing a law that decriminalizes the possessio...

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Lawmakers Target D.C.'s Effort To Decriminalize Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican-led House subcommittee will hold a hearing next month to examine the District of Columbia's decision to decriminalize posse...

Washington Mayor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

(Adds quote from spokeswoman, details on measure) WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray on Monday s...

DC Officials Take Another Step Toward Marijuana Legalization

AP | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elections officials in the District of Columbia are allowing a ballot initiative to go forward that would let the city's voters de...

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds Mum As D.C. Prepares To Decriminalize Pot Possession

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the nation's capital on the brink of essentially decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, federal law enforcem...

Saki Knafo

D.C. Takes Big Step Toward Ending Marijuana Arrests

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Visiting the nation’s capital with a joint in your pocket could land you up to six months in jail under D.C. law. But that could soon change. Wa...

D.C. Poised To Make Big Pot Move

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — It took nearly 15 years after voters approved medical marijuana for it to become available in the District of Columb...