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Colorado Republican vows to retaliate against Sessions for legal pot crackdown

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Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) on Thursday hammered Attorney General Jeff Sessions after reports emerged that the Department of Justice would rescind an Obama-era rule that made it easier for individual states to legalize marijuana.

Gardner, whose home state voted to legalize pot in 2012, also suggested that Sessions had lied to him when he assured him before his confirmation hearing that he would not take any such actions.

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“This reported action directly contradicts what Attorney General Sessions told me prior to his confirmation,” the Colorado Republican wrote on Twitter. “With no prior notice to Congress, the Justice Department has trampled on the will of the voters in CO and other states.”

Gardner then threatened to gum up the works for DOJ nominees unless Sessions agrees to reverse his decision.

“I am prepared to take all steps necessary, including holding DOJ nominees, until the Attorney General lives up to the commitment he made to me prior to his confirmation,” he wrote.

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The DOJ is reportedly rescinding a rule that eased the enforcement of federal laws against buying, selling and possessing marijuana. The rule was passed as many states, including Colorado, moved to legalize pot during Obama’s presidency.

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Biden beats Trump to the punch with massive ‘Buy American’ spending package — and GOP allies are fuming

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Some of President Donald Trump's "economic nationalist" allies are furious that Joe Biden beat the White House to the punch with a "Buy American" policy push.

The president's former chief strategist Steve Bannon told the Washington Post's Jeff Stein that Biden's $300 billion domestic spending proposal was "very smart," and said the likely Democratic nominee had scored a win.

"The campaign and White House have been caught flat-footed," Bannon said. "Biden has very smart people around him, particularly on the economic side."

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Fox News pundit: Tax returns ruling against Trump is ‘a win for him’ and ‘will help the president’

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Fox News pundit Katie Pavlich argued on Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling which opened the door for prosecutors to obtain Donald Trump's tax returns is actually "a win" for the president.

Pavlich made the remarks after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance can request the president's tax records in a public corruption case.

"I think it's a win and a little bit of a loss for President Trump," Pavlich explained. "In the sense that he will now have to deal with a number of these issues and other presidents in the future will as well, whether they are valid requests for information or not and whether they are being made for political for reasons or for valid criminal investigations."

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Trump melts down on Twitter after his own Supreme Court nominees rebuke him on financial cases

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On Thursday, following the 7-2 rulings from the Supreme Court rejecting President Donald Trump's claims of absolute immunity in the New York tax returns and House financial oversight cases, the president took to Twitter to complain.

In the thread, Trump whined that he was being unfairly targeted by the Supreme Court decisions — which were joined by the two justices he appointed — and claimed he was a victim of "prosecutorial misconduct."

We have a totally corrupt previous Administration, including a President and Vice President who spied on my campaign, AND GOT CAIGHT...and nothing happens to them. This crime was taking place even before my election, everyone knows it, and yet all are frozen stiff with fear....

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