All posts by Joe Lewis

  • Trump Named Top ‘Press Oppressor’ By Journalism Watchdog

    While the president apparently readies his list of top “fake news” award winners, one group that tracks the rights of the press worldwide has given Donald Trump top honors among a list of authoritarian leaders who have...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
  • Dems to Push for Net Neutrality Senate Vote

    Senate Democrats have mustered enough backing for their plan to reverse the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality. The bill now has 40 co-sponsors, but only needed 30 to meet the threshold to force a floor vote. Sen....

    • Posted January 10, 2018
  • Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, To Join Judiciary Committee

    Sens. Kamala D. Harris (D-CA and Cory Booker (D-NJ) will become the first African American members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 21 century. Harris was all but a lock to take the seat of former...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
  • Federal Judge Rules Against Gerrymandered North Carolina Maps

    A three-person panel of federal judges ruled on Tuesday that a state electoral map drawn by North Carolina’s GOP-leg legislature is unconstitutional. In the opinion, the judges addressed the gerrymandering issues that plague the map, which has...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein Releases Fusion GPS Transcript

    On Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the full transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Feinstein is the ranking member on that committee and is once again proving to...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
  • Vermont House Defies Sessions, Votes To Legalize Marijuana

    The Vermont House voted Thursday night to legalize recreational possession of marijuana only hours following an announcement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordering the Justice Department to rescind an Obama-era policy on legal weed. Lawmakers approved the...

    • Posted January 7, 2018
  • Former NSA Hacker Going After White Supremacists

    Social media has been a haven for trolls and hate-mongers in recent years. In particular, Twitter seems to be the platform of choice for those who want to harass others, and white supremacists have made the service...

    • Posted January 7, 2018
  • More than 60 Percent Of Americans Favor Legal Pot

    A little more than 6 out of 10 Americans believe marijuana should be legalized, according to a new Pew Research poll. In total, 61 percent of those surveyed said they believe marijuana should be legal to purchase...

    • Posted January 6, 2018
  • Maine Dems Could Sue Gov. LePage If He Tries To Block Medicaid Expansion

    Gov. Paul LePage (R-ME) is still trying his level best to block Medicaid expansion in his state. After a number of attempts by the state legislature to pass expansion — all vetoed by LePage — the question...

    • Posted January 6, 2018
  • Sen. Chris Murphy: White House ‘Nickeling And Diming’ Puerto Rico

    Connecticut Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal recently visited Puerto Rico to get a firsthand look at the damage the island suffered from Hurricane Maria, but they also were on hand to see the ways that the...

    • Posted January 6, 2018