Democrats grappled Monday with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, holding strategy sessions as Republicans gleefully called for them to "move on." President Donald Trump accused those responsible for launching Mueller's Russia probe of "treasonous things against our country" and said they "certainly will be looked into." Trump said the release of Mueller's full report "wouldn't bother me at all" as the Democrats clamored for the Justice Department to release the entire document and not just Sunday's four-page summary from Attorney General William Barr. Barr's letter said Mueller did not find that Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election — knocking down arguments from Democrats who have long claimed there was evidence of such collusion. But Mueller reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed the federal investigation, according to Barr's summary, instead setting out "evidence on both … [Read more...] about Dems Grapple With Mueller’s Findings; GOP Exclaims ‘Move on’
By Alyssa Pereira, SFGATE Published 3:36 pm PDT, Monday, March 25, 2019 Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) meets guests during an event at the Iowa City Public Library on February 18, 2019 in Iowa City, Iowa. Swalwell has been making stops around Iowa talking to voters as he mulls a decision to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. less Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) meets guests during an event at the Iowa City Public Library on February 18, 2019 in Iowa City, Iowa. Swalwell has been making stops around Iowa talking to voters as he mulls ... more Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images Image 1 of / 20 Caption Close Image 1 of 20 Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) meets guests during an event at the Iowa City Public … [Read more...] about Trump campaign sends memo to TV producers challenging ‘credibility’ of Swalwell, 5 other critics
Recreational marijuana is now legal in 10 states, and medical marijuana is legal in 33 states.State Rep. Mike Ball, a Republican from Huntsville who is a former ABI agent, last week introduced House Bill 243 that would legalize medical marijuana in Alabama.The bill would create an exemption from the crime of marijuana possession for people with medical conditions who qualify for a valid medical cannabis card for the medical use of cannabis, or marijuana. “This is about helping sick people,” said Ball, who sponsored bills that became Leni’s Law and Carly’s Law for CBD oil use. He said both those laws need to be extended.Carly’s Law, passed in 2014, authorized a UAB study on using cannabidiol, or CBD oil, to treat seizure disorders. That law expires July 1, 2019. The bill would extend Carly’s Law until Jan. 1, 2021.In 2016, Alabama passed Leni’s Law, allowing patients who suffer seizure disorders or other debilitating medical conditions to use a … [Read more...] about Poll: Should Alabama legalize medical marijuana?
EDITOR’S NOTE: Entrepreneurs everywhere are eyeing the billion-dollar legal weed industry, an economic opportunity unrivaled in modern N.J. history. NJ Cannabis Insider features exclusive weekly content geared toward those interested in the marijuana industry. View a sample issue. The governor supports legalizing weed. Legislative leaders support legalizing weed. And 60 percent of New Jersey’s residents support legalizing weed. But lawmakers failed Monday to turn that support into action, calling off a historic vote.It came down to the absolute last minute, with senators shuttling around the State House all morning, but state leaders could not get the votes to legalize marijuana — a signature part of Gov. Phil Murphy’s platform.The governor worked hard behind the scenes for the past week trying to swing enough votes. But by early Monday afternoon, it was clear there was not enough support. So Senate President Stephen Sweeney killed the vote, further delaying the … [Read more...] about N.J. won’t be getting legal weed soon. Here’s what went wrong.
Despite fierce opposition from the Catholic Church, state legislators passed a bill today giving victims of sexual assault significantly more time to file lawsuits against their abusers.Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign the bill, which had been stalled in the legislature for more than two decades.The state Assembly voted 71-0 with five abstentions Monday to approve the measure (S477), which would vastly expand the current two-year statute of limitations for such civil suits to seven years in most cases. The bill would allow adults who were sexually assaulted as children to bring a civil suit against an individual or institution, including non-profits, up until the age of 55 or seven years after they make “the discovery" connecting their emotional and psychological injury to their abuse. N.J. Catholic dioceses release names of 188 priests and deacons accused of sexual abuse of children The newly released records date back to 1940, church officials said. It was approved … [Read more...] about N.J. sexual-assault victims will soon have more time to sue abusers under bill that just passed