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  • 7 questions about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act you needed answered

    7 questions about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act you needed answered
    Republican Senator Dean Heller, the junior Senator from Nevada, announced Monday his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which likely makes him the crucial 60th vote in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's attempt to get the bill...
  • Ex-Baltimore cop cited in Congress' 'Drug War' debate

    Ex-Baltimore cop cited in Congress' 'Drug War' debate
    Today, the message of Neill Franklin, a former Baltimore police commander, hit the floor of Congress. That message: End the drug war.  Franklin, now the executive director of the organization Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, was cited by U.S. Rep....
  • Dollar coins piling up at Baltimore reserve bank

    Dollar coins piling up at Baltimore reserve bank
    In a dimly lit underground vault a block from Camden Yards, the Federal Reserve is holding millions of dollars in cash that nobody wants. The money — stored in cloth and plastic sacks piled high on metal shelving units — is in the unloved...
  • In town halls, U.S. lawmakers hear voter anger over illegal migrants

    DALLAS (Reuters) - When Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling sat down with colleagues and constituents at a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch in Dallas, the first question he faced was whether Congress planned to address immigration policy and a burgeoning...
  • Politicians Pay Tribute to Robin Williams, Whose Satire Didn't Sting

    President Obama's tribute, politicians' tweets and a congressman's Mork mockup showed just how widespread the shock and sadness was over the death of Robin Williams. His humor often touched on politics, and often it was quite biting. At a concert in...
  • In Colorado, lines are drawn for an election battle over fracking

    In Colorado, lines are drawn for an election battle over fracking
    When Rep. Jared Polis found that a 100-foot tower and a drilling operation had been built last year across the road from his weekend home, he told his story on YouTube, predicting that by fighting for "sensible regulations" he would become the anti-...
  • House approves changes to Endangered Species Act despite veto threat

    The House passed a bill Tuesday that would require the government to disclose all data it relies upon when determining whether a species is endangered. GOP supporters say the legislation was introduced in response to an increasing number of plant and...
  • DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics

    DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics
    For narcotics agents, who often confront hostile situations, Capitol Hill has been a refuge where lawmakers stand ready to salute efforts in the nation's war on drugs. Lately, however, the Drug Enforcement Administration has found itself under attack in...
  • Flood recovery now a race against winter, Colorado governor says

    Flood recovery now a race against winter, Colorado governor says
    DENVER — In an acknowledgment of the breadth of destruction that has visited his state, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Thursday the appointment of a business executive to oversee the state's recovery from catastrophic flooding, which he...
  • House bill would cut fees for Pandora, other Internet radio services

    House bill would cut fees for Pandora, other Internet radio services
    House lawmakers on Friday introduced a bill aimed at lowering the fees paid by Pandora Media and other Internet radio streaming services. The bill proposes to change the way the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board calculates how much money Internet radio...
  • Latinos now less likely to report crimes to police, poll says

    Latinos now less likely to report crimes to police, poll says
    WASHINGTON – Many Latinos say they are less likely than before to report crimes because local police are increasingly involved in enforcing immigration laws, leading to a sharp increase in deportations, according to a new study. About 44% of...
  • Will Illinois cops ever hand out munchies to pot-smokers?

     
    By Andrea Garcia-Vargas, Chicago Tribune editorial board intern Last weekend, Seattle celebrated its annual Hempfest, a festival advocating cannabis policy reform. Considering that Washington recently decriminalized marijuana, it was a no-brainer that...