A new bipartisan bill would remove marijuana from the company of heroin and cocaine in federal regulations, leaving it to the states to legalize pot – or not. Inter-state trafficking would remain a federal crime.
President Obama's bombing of Libya without congressional authorization or debate puts us on a dangerous path. A minimum standard for transparency in government is that the House and the Senate go on the record for or against a new war.
New York Representative Charlie Rangel has stepped down as chairman of the House Ways and Means committee following more than a year of calls for his resignation.
Black voters were a key part of Obama’s election in 2008. But now some African-American leaders are criticizing him for not doing enough.
His most important vote, he said, was against the Iraq War. But he also had major impact on human rights and other issues.
Lawmakers and others who were against the Iraq war generally support the president. But they worry about another 'quagmire.'
One analyst likens huge compensation packages as 'a form of robbery.'