Schumer Introduces Legislation to Legalize Marijuana

Legislation was introduced this week in the Senate that would decriminalize the use of marijuana at the federal level and create dedicated funding streams for women and minority business owners to produce and sell the drug. The legislation was introduced by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer who said that his world view on Marijuana has “evolved.” […]

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Speaker Ryan to Leave Congress to Be “Full-Time Dad”

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is not seeking reelection and will retire in January 2019, citing his responsibilities as a father. “What I realized is, if I am here for one more term, my kids will only have ever known me as a weekend dad,” Ryan said in a news conference Wednesday. His departure is […]

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President Vows to End Negotiating Solution for DACA Program

President Trump has vowed to stop negotiating on a solution to the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program Sunday morning, citing what he considers a lack of desire on the part of congressional Democrats to get a deal done. He also decried what he called “caravans” of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Forgoes Appointing a Second Special Counsel to Look into FISA, Other Abuses at FBI, DOJ

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided not to appoint a second special counsel to investigate alleged abuses by the FBI and the Department of Justice regarding the obtaining of FISA warrants to surveille the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, as well as other issues like the conduct of the Hillary Clinton email scandal. […]

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Former Deputy Director Implores: FBI Careers Worthwhile Despite the Headlines

Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe is pleading with the nation’s young people not to be discouraged from going into careers in public service despite the “divisive politics and partisan attacks” that characterize the country’s national discourse. McCabe made his case in an op-ed in The Washington Post yesterday. Andrew McCabe was fired last week, two […]

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“Right-to-Try” Experimental Medication Passes in the House of Representatives

The House of Representatives has passed a bill giving patients the ability to try experimental drugs and treatments that have not been approved by the FDA, this week. The so-called right-to-try bill gives very ill and terminally ill patients the right to try medicine that has passed Phase 1 of the FDA approval process for […]

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Tensions Rise Between President Trump and Former High-Ranking Intelligence Community Members

Tensions between President Trump and former high-ranking intelligence community officials have been rising in the wake of the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. McCabe was fired on Friday after an internal FBI investigation found he acted inappropriately in authorizing officials to speak to reporters about a Clinton Foundation investigation in 2016, then showed […]

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McCabe Says Firing Was Political, Due to Willingness to Corroborate Comey Accounts of Interactions with Trump

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe believes his firing was political and that it has to do with his willingness to corroborate information former FBI Director James Comey has given to Congress as well as the special counsel about interactions he has had with President Trump. McCabe was dismissed late Friday night, two days before […]

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Gun Control Stalls in Congress

Despite calls from students, parents and lawmakers, gun control has stalled in Congress.  We discuss the week’s events surrounding the debate in this episode.   http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Gun_Control_Stalls_in_Congress.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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