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Holder promises to ease marijuana law enforcement in states where pot is legal

The United States Department of Justice announced Thursday that for the time being it will cease pursuing actions against Colorado and Washington over discrepancies in state and federal marijuana policies. The department also issued a memo to U.S. Attorneys with new guidelines for the pursuit of marijuana cases. According to…

Hold onto your wallet — contrived ‘Fiscal Cliff 2.0′ is coming soon

With news that the federal government will hit the “debt ceiling” in mid-October rather than in December, as had been previously predicted, we’re headed toward another contrived “fiscal cliff” crisis. Hold onto your wallet. Barack Obama has…  …

New Jersey Democrat proposes bill to repeal the Patriot Act

A New Jersey Democrat and U.S. Senate candidate introduced legislation on Wednesday that would repeal the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act. Rep. Rush Holt, a rocket scientist, explained to RT the two laws have allowed the federal government to conduct massive domestic surveillance operations. Though he admitted his…

U.S. credit rating upgraded from ‘negative’ to ‘stable’

Ratings firm Moody’s raised its outlook on the US economy on Thursday to “stable” from “negative,” citing progress in putting the federal government’s debt on a more sustainable path. “Moody’s Investors Service today moved the outlook on the Aaa government bond rating of the United States back to stable, replacing…

FISA court may reveal spying justification given to Yahoo

The federal government must determine what it can release publicly about the justification it gave to search company Yahoo in 2008 for the government’s broad wiretapping efforts, a judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) ruled on Monday (PDF). Judge Reggie B. Walton gave the government until July 29…

The marriage trap: ‘Small government’ conservatives would like to make all heteros marry

Among the myriad reasons that LGBT Americans want the right to marry — which includes an end to their second-class status in society and, as Jessica Arnold told me, “People not recognizing that I’m a human being and that I know what it is to love and what I want…

Alabama’s controversial immigration crackdown heads to court

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two months before the Supreme Court hears arguments over Arizona’s controversial new immigration law, another courtroom battle will take center stage, this time over Alabama’s immigration crackdown. On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, will hear arguments over whether…

Banks agree $25 billion deal for U.S. homeowners

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and top US mortgage lenders unveiled a landmark $25 billion deal Thursday to help struggling homeowners get back on their feet and to untether the moribund housing market. Five of the country’s top banks, the federal government and 49 states — all except Oklahoma —…

The War On Hypocrisy Will Be Won, Although I’m Personally Anti-War

Philip Klein at the Washington Times writes today about a minor issue cropping up for Michele Bachmann, which is that she, her family, and her constituents have directly benefited from copious amounts of government aid, to the point where she wrote a sloppy love letter to to Tom Vilsack asking…

GA legislatures exploit religious paranoia, likely mental illness

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Sometimes even I can be surprised by the depths that pandering Republican politicians will sink. I almost fell off the treadmill while watching this segment on “Rachel Maddow” about the Georgia legislature passing a bill that makes it…

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