Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press Updated 12:22 am CDT, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 FILE - In this Friday, March 22, 2019, file photo, a marijuana plant is visible at Compassionate Care Foundation's medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. A setback for marijuana advocates in New Jersey may show that the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use doesn't run just along blue state-red state lines. Democrat-led New Jersey could still become the 11th state to legalize the drug, though a state Senate vote was put off Monday because it didn’t have enough support. The delay is a reminder that pot legalization politics aren't just partisan. less FILE - In this Friday, March 22, 2019, file photo, a marijuana plant is visible at Compassionate Care Foundation's medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. A setback for marijuana advocates in ... more Photo: Julio Cortez, AP … [Read more...] about Mapping pot legalization politics: Not just red vs. blue
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By The Washington Post | January 26, 2019 at 8:31 pm The Washington Post · Mike DeBonis WASHINGTON – Nancy Pelosi’s first showdown with President Donald Trump began with him publicly questioning her political viability. It ended with the House speaker winning an unmitigated victory and reviving her reputation as a legislative savant. Trump’s capitulation – agreeing to reopen the federal government after a 35-day standoff without funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall – generated rave reviews for Pelosi from fellow Democrats and grudging respect from Republicans who watched as she kept an unruly party caucus united in the face of GOP divide-and-conquer tactics. Pelosi, D-Calif., emerges from the shutdown as a stronger leader of her party – and more popular with the public, by early measures – as Democrats eye aggressive efforts to counter Trump’s agenda through ambitious legislation and tough oversight. That suggests the … [Read more...] about Pelosi’s stock soars on victory in standoff
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
Melissa Nann Burke The Detroit News Published 2:20 AM EST Nov 7, 2018 Democrat Haley Stevens defeated Republican Lena Epstein on Tuesday in an election to decide who replaces retiring GOP U.S. Rep. Dave Trott of Birmingham. The Associated Press called the race for Stevens when she had 52 percent of the vote to Epstein's 45 percent, with 75 percent of precincts reporting, according to unofficial results. They were trailed by Libertarian Leonard Schwartz of Oak Park with 2 percent and independent candidate Cooper Nye of Wolverine Lake with 1 percent. Stevens declared victory around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, saying she was humbled and honored to represent Michigan's 11th District in Congress. "It's time to put politics aside to deliver for Michigan," Stevens said in a statement. "I look forward to rolling up my sleeves on day one to help lower healthcare costs, stand up for our public schools, and protect good-paying, Michigan jobs." The first-time … [Read more...] about Stevens edges out Epstein in Michigan’s 11th District
Melissa Nann Burke The Detroit News Published 11:02 PM EST Nov 6, 2018 Democrat Haley Stevens is leading Republican Lena Epstein in Tuesday's unofficial results in an election to decide who replaces retiring GOP U.S. Rep. Dave Trott of Birmingham. Stevens had 52 percent of the vote to Epstein's 45 percent, with 48 percent of precincts reporting. They were trailed by Libertarian Leonard Schwartz of Oak Park with 2 percent and independent candidate Cooper Nye of Wolverine Lake with 1 percent. The two first-time candidates will ensure that Michigan will add another woman to its delegation next year, as well as its first representative of the millennial generation. This 11th District contest in Detroit's suburbs was initially considered a toss-up but political analysts say it now leans toward Stevens, the Democrat. See more: U.S. House race results The contest was dubbed the "Trump vs. Obama" match-up because Epstein, a businesswoman from … [Read more...] about Stevens leads Epstein in Michigan’s 11th District