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Feb 21 2015
Two congressmen filed separate House bills on Friday that together would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, effectively ending the U.S. government's decadeslong prohibition of the plant.
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act's schedules, transfer oversight ofHuffPost
Oct 10 2017
President Trump argued on Tuesday for changes in tax law, health care and immigration policy by lobbing Twitter insults at the NFL, Congress, Democrats, and fellow Republican Bob Corker, among others.USA TODAY
Feb 12 2020
During his State of the Union address last week, President Trump touted the strength of the U.S. economy. “I am thrilled to report to you tonight that our economy is the best it has ever been,” he said. Though some may quibble with such a bold statement, there’s no question that — at least by certain metrics — the economy is booming.
The economy is in the midstYahoo! The 360
Apr 05 2013
President Barack Obama will make another run at a grand bargain by proposing significant new entitlement cuts and new tax revenues - including a new cigarette tax - in what the White House is portraying as a compromise budget to be released next week.Politico
Nov 02 2020
House Democrats are weighing how to move forward with a flurry of ongoing probes and future investigations if President Trump loses on Tuesday.
The big question hanging over Democrats, who are expected to keep the majority in the House, is whether to lean into post-election investigations that could detract from their legislative priorities under a Joe Biden presidency and risk furtherThe Hill
Feb 15 2020
This week, President Donald Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal that would further decimate the already weakened social safety net. Trump’s plan would make steep cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, and other welfare programs that millions of Americans rely on.
But the budget is merely a wish list with no chance of passing the Democratic-controlled House. MoreMother Jones
May 08 2018
The federal government took in a record tax haul in April en route to its biggest-ever monthly budget surplus, the Congressional Budget Office said, as a surging economy left Americans with more money in their paychecks — and this more to pay to Uncle Sam.Washington Times
May 10 2013
The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday. Organizations were singled out because they included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their applications for tax-exempt status, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS divisionTownhall
Mar 25 2013
President Obama called on Congress Monday to finish the job of immigration reform as he presided over a naturalization ceremony at the White House for 28 new U.S. citizens.Washington Times
Jan 20 2021
President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, foundUSA TODAY