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Nick Wing

12 Of The Sketchiest Things The DEA Has Ever Done (That We Know Of)

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

We have the war on drugs to thank for these.

Facebook Calls Out DEA Over Sketchy Practice

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 10.18.2014 | Technology

ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating...

DEA Sued Over Fake Facebook Account

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and ERIC TUCKER | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from t...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Official Reportedly Accused Lawmakers Of 'Supporting Criminals' For Backing This Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Drug Enforcement Administration official reportedly accused sponsors of a prescription drug bill that unanimously passed the House...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Chief Michele Leonhart Struggles To Explain Position On Drug Sentencing Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top official at the Drug Enforcement Administration struggled to explain her position on drug sentencing reforms that are backed by ...

Memo to Browns: Start Connor Shaw on Saturday

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 10.21.2014 | Sports
Eric Ehrmann

With the locker room divided over Hoyer and Manziel, it's time to shake things up and give Connor Shaw a shot with the first team on Saturday.

Two Republicans Advance In Washington Primary For House Seat

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Two GOP candidates advanced in a primary held on Tuesday to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.). Former National Football Le...

DEA Is Absolutely Losing The War On Marijuana Politics

Sam Tracy | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

Since the LA Times piece went to print, the DEA and other Drug Warriors lost skirmishes -- and even a few battles -- in the war on marijuana politics literally every single day:

Report Blames DEA Agents For Abandoning Student In Cell

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 09.07.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration employees saw or heard a handcuffed San Diego student locked in a cell for five days with...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Officials Responsible For Nearly Killing College Student, DOJ Watchdog Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four separate employees of the Drug Enforcement Administration saw or heard a college student who was left handcuffed in a holding cell ...

Another Shipment Of Hemp Seeds Is Seized

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds bound from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota, mar...

Matt Ferner

REPORT: DEA Has Spent 4 Decades Obstructing Science On Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

The Drug Enforcement Administration has been impeding and ignoring the science on marijuana and other drugs for more than four decades, according to a...

The DEA: Four Decades of Impeding and Rejecting Science

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Ethan Nadelmann

It's increasingly clear that entrusting decisions involving medical science to the DEA is akin to leaving the fox in charge of the henhouse. And what's most striking is how little scrutiny the DEA has faced from Congress or other federal overseers.

Ryan J. Reilly

Doctors Say DEA Blackmailed Them Over Medical Marijuana Ties

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration are being accused of threatening doctors affiliated with medical marijuana dispe...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Employee, Contractor Husband Admit To Faking Kidnapping Plot

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An employee of the Drug Enforcement Administration and her contractor husband pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to FBI agents after pret...

Ryan J. Reilly

House's Pro-Medical Marijuana Vote Shocks Even Longtime Supporters

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even longtime supporters of marijuana legalization were surprised early Friday morning when the House of Representatives voted for an am...

Ryan J. Reilly

House Blocks DEA From Targeting Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reflecting growing national acceptance of cannabis, a bipartisan coalition of House members voted early Friday to restrict the Drug Enfo...

Ryan J. Reilly

House Gives A Raise To DEA As Congressman Asks Why

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the House of Representatives from both parties took aim at the Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday, even as the House...

The FBI Isn't Updating Its Drug-Related Hiring Policies, But It Should Be

Sam Tracy | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

The FBI could greatly expand its applicant pool, thus increasing the quality of its hires, if it simply threw out the rules barring past drug use and focused instead on preventing on-the-job impairment.

Ryan J. Reilly

Republican Leaps To Defense Of DEA Chief Against 'Nixonian' Obama Administration

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) this week jumped to the defense of Michele Leonhart, the Drug Enforcement Administration head who has recently b...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Chief Dials Back Drug War Bluster After Talk With Holder

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Drug Enforcement Administrator Michele Leonhart and her boss, Attorney General Eric Holder, appear locked in a bureaucratic staring matc...

Matt Ferner

The Federal Government Just Ordered A Thousand Pounds Of Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

The federal government just ordered all the marijuana it wants -- something it would send most Americans to prison for doing. On Monday, the Drug E...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Marijuana Legalization In Washington And Colorado

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Attorney General Eric Holder is "cautiously optimistic" about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the ...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Chief: Please, Think Of The Dogs Before You Legalize Pot

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michele Leonhart, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has a message for those considering legalizing marijuana: Please, thi...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Chief: Marijuana Legalization Just 'Makes Us Fight Harder'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Far from being discouraged by the shifts in public opinion, state laws and even within the Obama administration on the legalization of m...