All posts by Joe Lewis

  • 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
  • GOP Sens. Collins, Rubio Voice Opposition To Offshore Drilling

    Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME)  and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are the first two GOP Senators to speak out against the Trump administration’s plan to allow offshore drilling off the coast of a number of U.S. states Collins took...

    • Posted January 6, 2018
  • Is Scott Pruitt Gunning For Sessions’s Job?

    According to a Politico report, current EPA Administrator and former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt could be looking to move up the ranks in the administration…at the expense of Jeff Sessions. From Politico: With rumors swirling that...

    • Posted January 5, 2018
  • Sanders: People Critical Of Trump Are ‘Mentally Unstable’

    Appearing on Fox and Friends Friday morning, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it’s the people who don’t think President Donald Trump is good for America who are mentally unstable, not the president himself. Rebutting...

    • Posted January 5, 2018
  • Could Jeff Flake Challenge Trump In 2020 Primary?

    In an NPR interview that aired on Thursday, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said that he wouldn’t completely rule out a challenge to President Donald Trump in the Republican 2020 presidential primary. “That’s not in my plans, but...

    • Posted January 5, 2018
  • Moore Accuser Leigh Corfman Sues For Defamation

    Leigh Corfman, who said former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore had sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was 30-plus years old, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Moore in a Montgomery, Alabama court. The...

    • Posted January 5, 2018