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At Capitol Hill ‘joint session,’ prayers go unanswered

WASHINGTON — It was a tokin’ gesture. Marijuana users are feeling a bit paranoid about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ threats to crack down on states (and the District of Columbia) that have legalized marijuana. So on Monday, at “high noon,” activists gathered on the Capitol lawn for what they called a “joint session,” and they [...]Show More Summary

BLS: March Unemployment Rates in Arkansas, Colorado, Maine and Oregon at New Series Lows

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment SummaryUnemployment rates were lower in March in 17 states and stable in 33 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Eighteen states had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier, and 32 states and the District had little or no change. Show More Summary

Rachael Leigh Cook and Her Frying Pan Are Back. This Time the Enemy Isn’t Drugs but Drug Policy

Happy 4/20, everyone. Did you know the federal government continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug despite 24 states and the District of Columbia having legalized it in some form and eight states passing laws allowing its recreational use? Twenty years ago, actress Rachael Leigh Cook, then 18, appeared in a famous PSA...

Jeff Sessions' Marijuana Policy Is Straight Out Of 'Reefer Madness'

Times have changed, but apparently nobody has informed Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states. Eight states and the District of Columbia allow recreational use, and 61 of Americans support legalization. Yet, as the video above shows, Sessions’ views haven’t evolved. Show More Summary

Order your beer in peace: D.C. licenses will no longer say ‘District of Columbia

District officials hope the return to ‘Washington D.C.’ will end confusion over whether licenses from the nation’s capital are foreign.

DC kicking off AlleyPalooza alley renovation campaign

District of Columbia officials are getting ready to kick off this year's AlleyPalooza, a campaign to repair or reconstruct alleys throughout the city. City officials say the kickoff will be … Click to Continue »

D.C. activists to hand out joints near U.S. Capitol on 4/20

District of Columbia residents plan to hand out at least 1,000 marijuana joints on Thursday, aka 4/20, to members of Congress, congressional...        

Attorneys general from 16 states, DC fight travel ban appeal

The top attorneys from 16 states and the District of Columbia say President Donald Trump's revised travel ban would hurt their higher education and medical institutions and have a chilling … Click to Continue »

Report: Eliminating DC’s Handgun Ban Had No Effect On Homicides

Ethan Barton Politics, Big news.  Eliminating the District of Columbia’s comprehensive handgun ban had almost no effect on homicides committed with or without such firearms in the nation’s capital, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Nearly 80 percent of all D.C. Show More Summary

Morning Roundup: D.C. Has To Dumb Down Its Licenses

For all those out of state ID checkers who don't know what the District of Columbia is. Also, a political battle playing out in balcony banners, the summer camp bar idea comes back, and more in the news. [ more › ]

Homeland Security Secretary Kelly says critical lawmakers should change laws or ‘shut up’

In a wide-ranging speech, Kelly also promised a border crackdown on marijuana, which is illegal under federal law but legal under state law in eight states and the District of Columbia. Continue reading ? The post Homeland Security Secretary Kelly says critical lawmakers should change laws or ‘shut up’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

BREAKING – Cause of Action Sues For Records on Potential FBI Payment to Former Spy Who Compiled Phony Trump Dossier

Watchdog group, Cause of Action (CoA) has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia... The post BREAKING – Cause of Action Sues For Records on Potential FBI Payment to Former Spy Who Compiled Phony Trump Dossier appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Man injured after part of tree falls on him near US Capitol

Authorities say a man was seriously injured after part of a tree fell on top of him near the U.S. Capitol. District of Columbia Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo … Click to Continue »

“One Person, No Votes: Unopposed Candidate Statutes and the State of Election Law”

Noah Lindell has posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming, Wisconsin Law Review).  Here is the abstract: In thirty-six states and the District of Columbia, state laws allow candidates running unopposed for certain offices to be “declared elected” without appearing on the … Continue reading ?

Interactive map: Where weed is legal in the U.S

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Twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia have now legalized medical marijuana. And eight states — including Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska — plus the District have passed laws legalizing recreational marijuana.

DC: Metro Plans Full Scale Response Drill at Navy Yard Station

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) Transit Police and District of Columbia emergency responders will conduct a full-scale response drill Sunday, April 23, at the Navy Yard Metrorail Station

Federal tax bill hits hardest in District of Columbia

As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation's capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the … Click to Continue »

Federal tax bills: Where does your state rank?

U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016. A look at how the District of Columbia and the … Click to Continue »

Thousands of resisters participate in more than 100 Tax March events across the U.S.

Thousands of activists coordinated by a liberal coalition under the umbrella of “Tax March,” participated in rallies and marches in New York, the District of Columbia, and some 100 other cities Saturday. Protesters called for Prsident...Show More Summary

Brian Hawkins fired at DC VA Hospital

WTTG Fox5 in DC reports that the director of the VA medical center in the District of Columbia, Brian Hawkins, has been relieved from his position there due to gross mismanagement of the facilities there. Conditions were so bad, that the OIG published an interim report before their complete investigation had ended. The VA Office […]

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