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Trump Administration Reverses Obama Era Policy On State Marijuana Legalization

Trump Marijuana

The Trump Administration is reversing policy on an Obama Era policy that allowed states to choose their own course on marijuana laws.

Trump Openly Humiliated Jeff Sessions After Mueller Appointment

Donald Trump Jeff Sessions

President Trump reportedly openly humiliated his own Attorney General after learning of Bob Mueller’s appointment.

Trump Administration Announces End Of DACA, With Six Month Delay

DACA Protest

The Trump Administration announced today that the program that provided deportation relief to nearly a million people brought to the United States as children would end unless Congress acts to save it.

Trump Asked Jeff Sessions About Dropping Criminal Case Against Joe Arpaio

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President Trump’s attempts to interfere in the administration of justice go beyond the Russia investigation.

Donald Trump Continues To Attack His Own Attorney General

Donald Trump Jeff Sessions

President Trump’s weeklong effort to undermine his own Attorney General continues.

Trump Looking To Replace Jeff Sessions With Rudy Giuliani?

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Reports are indicating that Donald Trump may be looking to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Rudy Giuliani.

Justice Dept. Fails To Comply With Court Order To Release Details On Sessions Russia Contacts

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NPR is reporting that the Justice Department has failed to comply with a Federal District Court’s Order that it provide a list of the Attorney General’s contacts with Russian officials: In defiance of a court order, the Justice Department is refusing to release part of a security form dealing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ contacts […]

Attorney General Sessions To Give Public Testimony On Russia Investigation

Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in a public hearing tomorrow regarding the Russia investigation amid reports that he had additional contact with Russian officials that were previously not disclosed: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, according to the committee’s leaders. Sessions will be […]

President Trump Fires F.B.I. Director James Comey

FBI Director James Comey

Less than a week after revealing that the F.B.I. was investigating the Trump campaign regarding ties with Russia, F.B.I. Director James Comey has been fired by President Trump.

Jeff Sessions Failed To Disclose Contacts With Russian Officials

Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions apparently misled Senators when asked about his contact with Russian officials.

Jeff Sessions Confirmed As Attorney General

Jeff Sessions

After a highly contentious nomination process, Jeff Sessions was confirmed last night as the new Attorney General of the United States.

Senator Elizabeth Warren Silenced By Senate During Debate On Sessions Nomination

Elizabeth Warren

There were fireworks on the floor of the Senate last night, but it was really just politics as usual.

Rand Paul Speaks Out Against Potential Trump Nominees

Rand Paul Filibuster

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is speaking out against several of President-Elect Trump’s proposed Cabinet nominees.

Evaluating Donald Trump’s Short List For Running Mates

Donald Trump

The Trump campaign is out with its own ‘short list’ of potential running mates.

Jeff Sessions Endorses Donald Trump, While Other Republicans Begin To Panic

Jeff Sessions Donald Trump

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions became the latest prominent Republican to endorse Donald Trump, but there are a lot more Republicans who are starting to panic over what Trump could do to their party.

Elena Kagan, Jeff Sessions Spar Over Harvard Military Recruiting Issue

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The testiest exchange during today’s hearings in the Senate came when Jeff Sessions tried to confront Elena Kagan over military recruiting at Harvard Law School, and failed miserably.

Reverse Elena Kagan: Too Much Information


The Atlantic‘s Chris Good points out that, while some are grumbling over Elena Kagan’s lack of a paper trail, the far more common problem in the digital age is that most public intellectuals have so much information out there that it’s virtually impossible to corral it all. The last major judicial nominee reported out by […]

Elena Kagan and Military Recruiting


As Doug Mataconis predicted yesterday, the opening gambit of conservatives seeking a reason to deny Elena Kagan confirmation to the Supreme Court is to charge that she’s hostile to the military, as demonstrated by her decision as dean of Harvard Law School to deny military recruiters the right to officially visit the campus because the […]

Sotomayor Quits Women’s Club


Just when you think Washington couldn’t get any sillier, Sonia Sotomayor has resigned from the Belizean Grove women’s group after criticism that it was for women only. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor resigned Friday from an elite all-women’s club after Republicans questioned her participation in it. Sotomayor said she resigned from the Belizean Grove to […]

Matthew Yglesias on Jeff Sessions


Matt Yglesias snarks, Watching the Senator from Alabama’s press conference, I’m comforted by the fact that whatever our ideological disagreements this is a man who’s made it in life without any preferential treatment. One hundred percent meritocracy in action. America is a beautiful place. Presumably, no one makes it to high office without some sort […]

Souter Retiring in June


A couple weeks back, I wrote a post called “Souter Retiring?”  The speculation was apparently well founded, as several outlets are now reporting that Justice David Souter will in fact step down at the end of the current session in June. NPR’s Nina Totenberg makes the interesting observation that, “At 69, Souter is nowhere near […]