States Rights: Marijuana and the Cole Memorandum

— by Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto NV voters have spoken: Marijuana must be regulated & taxed, & NV ought to enforce its marijuana laws without federal interference. Today, I joined @SenWarren on a bipartisan letter urging @POTUS to direct AG Sessions, an advocate for states’ rights, to reinstate the #colememo.

Possibly the Most Important Video You Will Ever See — Just Say NO!

Read More: Rep. Alan Grayson: Full Transcript: “Our Trade Policy is Insane.” Rep. Alan Grayson: “I Saw The Secret Trade Deal.” Rep. Alan Grayson: “Dear Colleague: Vote NO on Fast Track.” Economic Policy Institute: “Growing Trans-Pacific Trade Deficits Set the Stage for Growing Trade-Related Job Displacement.” Economic Policy Institute: “Fast Track to Lost Jobs.” Economic …

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How Politicians Are Using Taxpayer Money To Fund Their Campaign and To Sell Off America’s Public Lands

— by Matt Lee-Ashley, Guest Contributor at ThinkProgress-Climate The recent Cliven Bundy debacle in Nevada put a national spotlight on the long-running, and long-failing, effort by right-wing Western legislators to seize federal public lands and either turn them over to the states or sell them to the highest bidder. While the renewal of this so-called “Sagebrush Rebellion” …

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Food Lobby Colossus Sues Vermont over GMO ‘Right to Know’

Powerful lobbyist groups claim ‘free speech’ as they file suit against law that says consumers should know what’s in their food — by Jon Queally, staff writer Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin last month signed Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling bill into law on the Statehouse steps in Montpelier.  Joining him was Brigid Armbrust, 11, of West Hartford …

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Close the Gun Show Loophole

Some weapons are too dangerous for civilian use. — by Elizabeth Rose, Communications Director, Campaign for America’s Future Dozens of Americans will be murdered, hundreds of others will be shot, and nearly 1,000 will be robbed or assaulted with a gun — TODAY. The United States has some of the weakest gun laws in the …

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Anti-Government ‘Patriot’ Groups Ramp Up Again

We live in frightening times. — by Mark Potok, Southern Poverty Law Center It’s déjà vu all over again. Twenty years ago, the passage of the Brady gun control bill helped ignite the first wave of the “Patriot” movement, a combustible mix of gun-toting militias and baseless conspiracy theories about government perfidy that culminated in …

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