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Bill Maher lights one up during impassioned ‘New Rules’ advocating national pot legalization

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Real Time host Bill Maher took his support for the legalization of marijuana around the US to new highs on Friday, lighting up a joint to make his point.

“It’s not a tenable situation” he said of the drug’s limited legality. “When I leave Colorado, Oregon, Washington or Alaska, my back pain doesn’t go away. Or whatever it is I have. I’m kidding — I use medical marijuana because my third eye has glaucoma.”

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Maher asked fellow pot lovers to “get your heads out of your grass” and realize that progress on social issues is not a given.

“Somehow, you can drink drink alcohol. You can smoke cigarettes,” he noted. “You can do that thing where you cut off your oxygen with a belt and masturbate. Which is not only dangerous, but take it from me, it’ll get you kicked out of Macy’s menwear like that.”

Watch Maher make his pitch for full marijuana legalization, as posted online on Friday, below.

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John Bolton is ‘assessing his options’ and could release book sooner now that information has leaked: CNN

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Former national security adviser John Bolton may now push to have his upcoming tell-all book about the Trump White House released sooner now that news about some of its contents has leaked.

A source tells CNN's Brian Stelter that the former Trump official is "assessing his options" now that it's been revealed that Bolton's book alleges Trump directly tied military aid to Ukraine with his desire to investigate potential 2020 rival Joe Biden.

"Could this book come out before [announced release date] March 17th? That certainly is possible," Stelter revealed on CNN. "But right now, Simon & Schuster has penciled it on for March 17th."

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Doug Collins whines to reporters: It’s not fair that everybody believes John Bolton over Donald Trump

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Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), a member of the president's impeachment defense, complained on Monday that President Donald Trump has less credibility than former National Security Adviser John Bolton.

Collins made the remarks to reporters hours after The New York Times leaked part of a manuscript from Bolton's book, which suggests that the president wanted a quid pro quo before sending military aid to Ukraine.

"It's interesting to hear the questions," Collins said, interrupting another member's answer. "If John Bolton says it, it must be true. Even though the president said it didn't happen, [Attorney General William Barr] said it didn't happen."

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‘It’s just a lie’: CNN’s Tapper nails Trump for blatant falsehood about John Bolton testimony

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CNN's Jake Tapper on Monday nailed President Donald Trump for blatantly lying about the potential impeachment trial testimony of former national security adviser John Bolton.

Tapper specifically rebutted an earlier tweet from Trump in which he falsely claimed the House Democrats never even bothered asking Bolton to testify during their impeachment inquiry last year.

"The idea that the house of representatives never even asked John Bolton to testify is just a lie," he said. "It's false."

Tapper then displayed the exact letter that House Democrats sent to Bolton requesting his testimony at their hearings.

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