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New bill ending federal ban on marijuana to be introduced in Congress

Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Ron Paul (R-TX) will introduce legislation on Thursday to the U.S. House of Representatives that ends the federal prohibition on marijuana. The Oakland Tribute reported that the bill would limit the federal government to enforcing cross-border or inter-state smuggling laws, and allow people to grow, possess, use or…

House Democrats introduce three medical marijuana reform bills

Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA), Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) and Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced legislation to the House on Wednesday aimed at ensuring the medical marijuana industry is treated like any other business. The legislation was supported by Republican Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (CA) and Ron Paul (TX). The Small Business…

White House proposes bill to protect US from cyberattacks

WASHINGTON — The White House proposed draft legislation on Thursday aimed at toughening the defenses of government and private industry against the growing danger from cyberattack. “Our nation is at risk,” the White House said in a statement. “Cybersecurity vulnerabilities in our government and critical infrastructure are a risk to…

Long legal fight ahead for health law

Path points to Supreme Court as judge rules key provision of health law unconstitutional The scorecard on the legal fight over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is two judges in favor and one against. But these are the early rounds in preliminary bouts. The one that really counts —…

GOP Speaker-elect Boehner hires lobbyist as policy director

He ‘reflects the will of the people we serve’ House Republican leader John Boehner has tapped a top medical industry lobbyist to be his policy director when he takes the reins as speaker in January. The lobbyist, Brett Loper, is the senior executive vice president of the Advanced Medical Technology…

US House votes to scrap Guantanamo closure

US lawmakers voted Wednesday to kill efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay prison for suspected terrorists in 2011 or try the alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks on US soil. The House of Representatives voted 212-206 for a catch-all spending bill covering government expenses in the fiscal year…

UPDATE: House bars moving Gitmo detainees to US soil

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation to prohibit moving terrorism suspects from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay to U.S. soil, a blow to President Barack Obama’s efforts to prosecute them in criminal courts. The proposed legislation prevents moving such prisoners to the United States under…

Outgoing Republican blasts global warming skepticism

An outgoing Republican congressman attacked his conservative colleagues for ignoring the problems the United States may face due to climate change at a House Science subcommittee hearing Wednesday “I would also suggest to my Free Enterprise colleagues — especially conservatives here — whether you think it’s all a bunch of…

US wants to ease telecom wiretapping: report

An Obama administration taskforce is seeking to overhaul a federal law requiring telephone and broadband carriers to ensure their networks can be wiretapped, The New York Times reported Tuesday (link). Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials from the Justice and Commerce Departments, the FBI and other federal agencies told the Times…

California deploys National Guard to Mexico border

California is deploying a first group of 224 National Guard troops to its southern border with Mexico to assist Border Patrol agents attempting to stem the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants. “Today, our National Guard has been called to help secure the border and protect the safety of the…

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