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When does too much cash become a health risk? When you own a marijuana shop

Stung by robberies in California, Colorado, Washington and other states, the cannabis industry is pressing Congress to change federal banking laws so that its retailers no longer have to carry … Click to Continue »

The old Ted Cruz is back

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a past and perhaps future presidential contender, spent the past year proving he can work well with Republican colleagues he’s butted heads with in the past. … Click to Continue »

Tillerson nod to Venezuela coup smart, touting Monroe Doctrine not so much

Sometimes it takes an oilman to undermine an oilman. Reminiscent of J.R.’s tactics to edge out brother Bobby from the family Ewing Oil company in the fictional 80s “Dallas” TV … Click to Continue »

Skating takes Olympics coach from North Carolina to Pyeongchang

Anthony Barthell thought that the first time he wore a pair speedskates would be his last. "I actually got my speedskates and I couldn’t cross over," Barthell said Wednesday. "I … Click to Continue »

Kevin Yoder's campaign is being fueled by PAC money

Republican Kevin Yoder’s campaign is boasting that his record fundraising haul shows an “historic level of support for his candidacy” back home in Kansas. But more than half of that … Click to Continue »

TPS solution for Haitians not a priority in high-stakes immigration debate

The U.S. Senate isn’t seriously considering a path to permanent residency or citizenship for more than 300,000 Temporary Protected Status recipients as part of an immigration deal to keep 689,000 … Click to Continue »

Opposing Trump paying off for vulnerable California Democrat

Rep. Ami Bera is getting an assist on his 2018 campaign – from President Donald Trump. A new independent poll from the University of California, Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies … Click to Continue »

How Trump plans to make Mexico pay for the wall. Yes, really.

Mexico will never cut a check to the U.S. Treasury, but President Donald Trump is zeroing in on a plan so that the president can argue America’s southern neighbor will … Click to Continue »

GOP starts to hope Trump bounce-back can save the House

Republicans eyeing fall's midterm elections have some things to feel good about for the first time in months: President Donald Trump's numbers are up, their generic ballot deficit is down, … Click to Continue »

Lawsuits, hearings batter bitcoin sector as owners HODL (hold on for dear life!)

A day of reckoning has arrived for digital currencies as lawmakers take aim at the innovative but largely unregulated technology undergirding e-money, and a barrage of class-action lawsuits batter companies … Click to Continue »

Can Cornyn sell Trump’s immigration plan to a wary Texas?

Texas Senator John Cornyn’s immigration plan is simple: Deliver the White House a plan identical to its stated demands. Cornyn, tapped by his colleagues to lead Republicans in the negotiations … Click to Continue »

Constituent questions California congressman's office sexual harassment policy

Constituent Debby Pearlman asks Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., about his office's sexual harassment policy during a Skype town hall in Reseda, Calif on Jan. 21, 2018. The snippet was removed from the video Sherman's office posted on his official YouTube page. … Click to Continue »

Jamaican bobsled is back with a women’s team — driving a rental

The Jamaican women’s bobsled team is driving a rental at the 2018 Winter Olympics. After it discovered that its Japanese-built ride wasn’t up to international competition specs, the team was … Click to Continue »

Dow first falls 500 points as U.S. stock market opens, then recovers most of losses

The Dow Jones industrial average fell as much as 567 points shortly after the opening bell on Tuesday, then jumped as much as 367 points in the first half-hour of trading. … Click to Continue »

In new TV ad, group slams Graham and Trump on immigration

A group looking to reduce the number of immigrants in the United States will launch television ads in South Carolina Wednesday targeting Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., for supporting proposals that … Click to Continue »

Trudeau corrects woman: It's peoplekind, not mankind

A woman was the Canadian prime minister a question at a town hall when Justin Trudeau stopped her after using the word "mankind." “We like to say ‘peoplekind,’ not necessarily ‘mankind,’ because it’s more inclusive,” he said. … Click to Continue »

Tied to Trump, these two California Republican congressmen lag in poll

California Republicans’ hopes for re-election in 2018 may rest on separating themselves from the unpopular President Trump. A new poll shows that’s not happening as the year begins, at least … Click to Continue »

‘Junk’ political news shared more widely by Trump backers, study finds

Backers of President Donald Trump are sharing more “junk” political news – ideologically extreme, conspiratorial, sensationalist and phony information – over Twitter and Facebook than all other groups combined, significantly … Click to Continue »

How Puerto Rico failed to influence its biggest advocates in Washington

Puerto Rico’s needs in Washington are urgent. The U.S. territory’s federal Medicaid funding will run out this month. Congress hasn’t passed a disaster relief bill since October. And as Hurricane … Click to Continue »

Driven to distraction: Light penalties await most caught texting while driving

The victims include a 23-year-old highway construction worker in Washington state, a 13-year-old Michigan boy riding in his older sister’s car and a Minnesota school bus driver picking up the … Click to Continue »

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