| May 18, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Years of debate and fine-tuning in the state legislature over allowing medical marijuana still have not settled all the questions Connecticut doctors have about medical marijuana. Is it, as some contend, a humane solution for patients who can't get relief...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 4:33 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:53 PM
A U.S. magistrate judge on Thursday sided with federal prosecutors in dismissing a lawsuit by the city of Oakland that challenged as illegal federal attempts to shutter the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensary. In filing the suit last...
| Jun 12, 2013
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:36 PM
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a federal investigation into deaths at the defunct Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. His letter to Holder follows release of a report earlier this week by University of...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:57 PM
WASHINGTON -- More than a dozen Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials faced punishment Wednesday after a long-awaited report on the botched gun probe known as "Operation Fast and Furious."
That probe and a...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Does the year 2000 ring a bell? Will it be deja vu all over again? The GOP stole one election and I fear they're fixin' to steal another. Somebody said, and I don't know who, the only way to ensure the election won't be stolen again is a large turnout and...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 3:13 PM
I just stopped laughing long enough to bring you the good news from Gallier Hall: The Federal Government has arrived at the NOPD and they are here to help! Apparently, what has been plaguing this crime addled city is a lack of “cultural...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Mr. President might have been too busy for Houston and the NAACP last week but this week President Obama`s got plenty of time for our neighbors to the west.
Obama flew to San Antonio to make some dough for his campaign, he even gave a shout out to a city...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Veteran Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf’s rejection of the Justice Department’s latest bid to purchase the unused Thomson prison in western Illinois has drawn the ire of two leading Illinois Democratswho accused the congressman of...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 9:46 AM
LONDON -- A policeman in London appears to have accidentally revealed an arrest plan for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in what UK media have branded an embarrassing slip-up by London's Metropolitan Police.
The photo, snapped by the Press...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 3:58 PM
U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh said that a “politically correct” U.S. government was so fearful of offending Islam that it failed to prevent the Fort Hood massacre.
Walsh, a first-term Republican congressman with tea party support, told an audience in...