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Legal Weed Did More to Stop Drug Smuggling Than Any Wall

Legal Weed Did More to Stop Drug Smuggling Than Any WallWhy should Congress cough up the money to build a border wall? President Trump claims it would help stop the flow of deadly drugs coming in from Mexico. Historically, in terms of sheer weight, marijuana has been Mexico’s leading illicit drug export to the U.S. But last year, “the average Border Patrol agent was seizing just 25 pounds [of marijuana] for the entire year, or less than half a pound per week—a drop of 78 percent from 2013,” writes David Bier, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, in the cover story of Reason’s April 2019 issue. This trend has nothing to do with increased border security, or a crackdown on the Sinaloa Cartel and its former leader, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, who was found guilty on 10 criminal counts in U.S. federal court last week. The falloff in pot…


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Judge Imposes Gag Order on Trump Confidant Stone After Post

Judge Imposes Gag Order on Trump Confidant Stone After PostWASHINGTON — A federal judge issued a broad gag order forbidding Roger Stone to discuss his criminal case with anyone and gave him a stinging reprimand Thursday over the longtime Trump confidant’s posting of a photo of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun. She promised to throw him behind bars if he violates the court order in any way. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that it would be “foolhardy” for her not to take any action over the Instagram post and that Stone would “pose a danger” to others in the case if the conditions of his release weren’t modified to include a gag order. “Roger Stone fully understands the power of words and the power of symbols and there’s nothing ambiguous about crosshairs,” the judge said. “How hard was it to come up…


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Trump says he’ll veto resolution to block his national emergency

Trump says he’ll veto resolution to block his national emergencyHouse Democrats introduced a resolution Friday to block President Donald Trump’s effort to build a wall on the southern border through his emergency powers, setting up votes in Congress to rebuke the President’s proclamation, even though Trump has promised to veto the measure. ….. Read More.CNN – Top Stories | U.S. and World NewsFri, February 22, 20192 hours ago


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Robert Mueller’s Team Denies Roger Stone’s Claim That It Tipped Off CNN to His Arrest

Robert Mueller’s Team Denies Roger Stone’s Claim That It Tipped Off CNN to His ArrestWASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors denied that they prematurely released a draft of the indictment of Roger Stone and said claims that CNN was tipped off to his arrest are “without merit.” Stone was arrested on Jan. 25 on charges of giving misleading testimony to Congress and intimidating a witness, but […] ….. Read More.VARIETY – Entertainment | Movies & TelevisionFri, February 22, 20192 hours ago


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The Gun Violence That’s a Bigger Threat to Kids Than School Shootings

The Gun Violence That’s a Bigger Threat to Kids Than School ShootingsGun violence has killed nearly 1,200 children in the United States since the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, one year ago. Few of these deaths became the focus of the nation’s attention. Maybe that’s because these killings were so mundane, so normal, in the 21st-century United States.A few weeks after the Parkland shooting, a 17-year-old high-school student in Birmingham, Alabama, named Courtlin Arrington, who’d long dreamed of becoming a nurse, was shot and killed in class, just months before she was to graduate. In July, three siblings—the oldest of whom was 6—were, according to news reports, murdered along with their mother by their father, who used the same gun to kill himself. A few months after that, a 17-year-old budding entrepreneur in Dayton, Ohio, named Lashonda Sharreice Childs was allegedly murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Just days before her death,…


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Sean Hannity justifies keeping Mueller report hidden from the public

Sean Hannity justifies keeping Mueller report hidden from the publicSEAN HANNITY (HOST): It appears that the Mueller probe is finally wrapping up, sources telling the Fox News channel the investigation is, quote, “Near the end game.” And while the Department of Justice, the special counsel’s office have declined to comment, even fake news CNN, maybe they got something right, they’re reporting Mueller could submit his findings to the Attorney General Bob Barr as early as next week. Earlier today, the president had a lot to say about the release of the report, saying that it is all in the hands of his new attorney general, not him, and Justice Department rules say he decides. And according to special counsel regulations, Mueller will provide a confidential report to the Attorney General Bob Barr explaining the decisions reached by the special counsel. Next, the Attorney General will notify the chairs and ranking…


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