Schumer introduces bill to federally decriminalize marijuana

Washington (CNN)Sen. Chuck Schumer has introduced a new bill to decriminalize and regulate marijuana at the federal level. Schumer’s bill would direct a specific amount of tax revenue to a Treasury trust fund for the “small business concerns” of women and “socially and economically disadvantaged” individuals working in the marijuana…

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Trump Spouse-Visa Shift May Hurt Workers, Push 100,000 From Jobs

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to ban spouses of high-skill visa holders from working will likely push 100,000 people out of jobs and negatively affect the visa holders and their employers, according to a new research study. The Trump Administration has been tightening the rules for H-1B visas, which allow…

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Laura Bush pens scathing column on child separation as part of immigration policy

(CNN)Former first lady Laura Bush spoke out Sunday night about the separation of families on the US border, writing a harsh criticism of the current zero-tolerance immigration policy being enforced under the Trump administration. “Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or…

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Politics come to Yelp after restaurant refuses to serve Sarah Sanders

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant.Image: Alex Wong/Getty Images The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, is being bombarded with online reviews after refusing to serve Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Donald Trump’s press secretary, and her family. On Friday night, Jaike Foley-Schultz,…

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In the battle over Net Neutrality, 5G could be our salvation

California Democrat Miguel Santiago fought for immigration, but now he's gutting net neutrality.Image: Damian Dovarganes/AP/REX/Shutterstock California lawmakers have the opportunity to pass a new law that would serve as the gold standard for true net neutrality protection across the country. But a Democratic assemblyman with financial ties to the telecommunications…

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These trees have lived for 2,500 years. Now they’re suddenly dying

Hillary Clinton, killer of memes, user of private emails for government business … just like James Comey and everyone else.Image: Andrew Chin/Getty Images “But her emails.” It’s become a meme at this point. The Republican party  — and Trump campaign — made such a huge stinkin’ deal about Clinton’s use…

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Manafort Heads to Jail After Judge Faults Witness Tampering

Paul Manafort was sent to jail Friday by a federal judge who said she couldn’t turn a blind eye to claims that he attempted to tamper with witnesses, adding pressure on President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager to cooperate with a U.S. probe of Russian election meddling. U.S. authorities immediately…

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Trump tweets he will give full pardon to Dinesh D’Souza

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump announced unexpectedly Thursday that he is granting a full pardon to Dinesh D’Souza, the conservative author and filmmaker who pleaded guilty to violating federal campaign finance laws in 2014. He was indicted earlier that year on charges that he illegally used straw donors to contribute to…

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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher loses endorsement for saying it’s OK to not sell homes to gay people

Washington (CNN)Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California is facing criticism and has lost an endorsement from a Realtors group for saying that people should be able to refuse to sell their homes to gay people. Ken Grubbs, a spokesman for Rohrabacher’s congressional office, confirmed to CNN that Rohrabacher had made…

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Muellers Manafort Case Just Got Stronger, Former Prosecutors Say

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller strengthened his case against Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort with new charges filed Friday. He also stoked intrigue by adding a new name to his indictment against Manafort — a longtime Manafort associate who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence. The…

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Donald Trump turned a rumor into a full-blown government conspiracy in just 5 days

Washington (CNN)What a difference a few days makes! “Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State,” Trump tweeted. “They go after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam, and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never…

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Supreme Court rules for Colorado baker in same-sex wedding cake case

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake to celebrate the marriage of a same sex couple because of a religious objection. The ruling, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, held that members of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed animus toward…

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