Trump administration targets recreational pot, placing marijuana businesses at risk

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era federal policy that provided legal shelter for marijuana sales in states that have allowed recreational pot, placing thousands of marijuana businesses operating legally under state law at risk of federal raids and seizures. The Justice Department move plunged California’s fledgling recreational pot market into further uncertainty,… Please follow and like us:

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Mulvaney already is making his mark on consumer bureau, and still sparring over its leadership

WASHINGTON—Mick Mulvaney is moving quickly to put his stamp on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency he has strongly criticized, even as he continues to spar with the deputy director over who is in charge. Mulvaney, the White House budget director whom President Trump appointed to the post Nov. 24, said he had already started… Please follow and like us:

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Some Say Facebook and Amazon Should Be Broken Up. Here’s Why That Thinking Is Wrong.

Is it time for Congress to step in and dismantle Facebook, Amazon, and Google’s ever-expanding internet empires? In recent months, the left has raised sharp cries against the dangers of tech companies’ rapid growth and allegedly ironclad hold of their respective market spaces. Some critics have even argued that internet giants such as “Amazon, Google, and… Please follow and like us:

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Trump’s pick would violate consumer bureau independence: Lawsuit

President Trump’s move to put one of his own top lieutenants as the government’s top Wall Street cop would violate the independence of the agency, the man’s competitor for the job said in legal papers filed early Monday morning. Leandra English is trying to cement her position as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau… Please follow and like us:

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Kushner: CNN Staff Should Be Fired

Senior White House adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly told executives at Time Warner that 20 percent of CNN’s staff should be fired in the wake of the 2016 election over their coverage. Kushner made the comments to executive Gary Ginsberg earlier this year, telling the Time Warner manager that he should fire… Please follow and like us:

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DOJ Sues Company For Allegedly Hiring Foreign Workers Over Qualified Americans

The Justice Department announced Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against an agricultural services company for allegedly rejecting American citizen applicants in favor of foreign guest workers. Colorado-based Crop Production Services Inc. discriminated against at least three U.S. citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in Texas, instead hiring temporary foreign workers under… Please follow and like us:

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Sessions says free speech rights are ‘under attack’ at schools. But he sides with Trump on NFL protests

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushed the Justice Department into a roiling culture war on Tuesday with a fierce defense of free speech on college campuses — even as he sided with President Donald Trump in condemning NFL players who protest during the national anthem. Sessions thus put the administration on both sides of a… Please follow and like us:

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Sessions warns leakers: ‘Don’t do it’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions WASHINGTON – As the Trump administration struggles to deal with a flood of leaks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ramping up the Justice Department’s efforts to find the leakers and prosecute them. “I have this message for our friends in the intelligence community. The Department of Justice is open for business and… Please follow and like us:

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Sessions to Testify at Public Senate Intelligence Hearing

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to testify in a public hearing Tuesday, with members of a Senate panel likely to ask him about his contacts with the Russian ambassador and his involvement in the firing of the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Senate Intelligence Committee hearing is the latest step in… Please follow and like us:

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Comey Confirms: Lynch Tried to Influence Clinton Investigation

The Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee got the former director of the FBI to admit in testimony Thursday that a top Democrat tried to influence and downplay a major investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices in 2016. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the Intel Committee chairman, raised the subject of Comey’s most infamous actions –… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Taps Ex-Christie Lawyer To Head FBI

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday that he would nominate Christopher Wray, former Justice Department official and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s personal attorney during “Bridgegate,” as new FBI director. Wray served as assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, presiding over the department’s criminal division from 2003-2005. Later in his career, he served… Please follow and like us:

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Jared Kushner under fire over reported talks with Russian ambassador

President Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is under fire for a series of new allegations involving his past interactions with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak. Mr. Kushner spoke with Moscow’s envoy last year about creating a covert channel that would let Mr. Trump’s transition team communicate privately with the Kremlin off… Please follow and like us:

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Warren Pushes Bill Shedding Light On How Much Firms Really Pay In Government Settlements

In November 2013, JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay the U.S. government a record $13 billion over its sales of essentially worthless mortgage-backed securities to unsuspecting investors in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis. But the megabank could deduct a full $11 billion of that fine from its taxes, as was widely reported at… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Administration to Kill Fracking Rule on Public Lands

The Trump administration intends to scrap and rewrite an Obama-era rule designed to make fracking on federal lands safer. Drilling has taken place on federal lands for years, with more than 100,000 wells in existence. In 2015, the Interior Dept. issued new standards aimed at making the process safer, including stricter and higher design standards for… Please follow and like us:

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Bush Breaks Long Silence to Pan Trump

In a significant break from previous reluctance to criticize his immediate successor, former President George W. Bush criticized President Donald Trump during an appearance on the Today Show on Monday. Bush launched subtle but direct slings at Trump for his travel ban and his lively relationship with the mainstream media. “I would bet real money that… Please follow and like us:

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