The push to make hemp, a non-psychoactive relative of marijuana, a legal cash crop in the United States got a fresh boost Monday from the country’s most powerful senator.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he will introduce a bill removing hemp from the federal government’s schedule of controlled substances, renewing an effort that has gotten some bipartisan support in recent years — including from McConnell, though never quite so enthusiastically.“Hemp has played a foundational role in Kentucky’s agricultural heritage, and I believe that it can be an important part of our future,” McConnell said in a statement released by his office. He announced the imminent filing of the bill in Frankfort, the state capital, alongside Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles.
The push to make hemp, a non-psychoactive relative of marijuana, a legal cash crop in the United States got a fresh boost Monday from the country’s most powerful senator.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he will introduce a bill removing hemp from the federal government’s schedule of controlled substances, renewing an effort that has gotten some bipartisan support in recent years — including from McConnell, though never quite so enthusiastically.
“Hemp has played a foundational role in Kentucky’s agricultural heritage, and I believe that it can be an important part of our future,” McConnell said in a statement released by his office. He announced the imminent filing of the bill in Frankfort, the state capital, alongside Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles.
President Trump tours St. Louis Boeing facility and participates in roundtable discussion
Is it possible Schiff knows Mueller is about to corroborate the House Intelligence Committee's assesment that there was no Trump/Russia Collusion? He said Democrats said can't continue to rely on special counsel Bob Mueller in the Russia investigation and believes it’s up to Congress to crack the case.Schiff then accused President Donald Trump’s campaign of holding nefarious “secret meetings” and said the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence would find out who broke the law. He apparently does not understand what to means for an investigation to be concluded. Schiff seems to be the only one left in Washington that believes this fairy tale.
President Donald Trump mocked Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) in a speech Tuesday for her comments about MS-13 gang members. Pelosi said Trump was wrong to call MS-13 members “animals,” even though they commit horrific crimes, because of the dignity that all humans have. Trump ridiculed her comments during his speech at the […]
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said he is confident the United States can develop a shared strategy with European leaders to deal with Iran. A reporter at a State Department press briefing referenced Pompeo’s speech on Monday about the unprecedented financial pressure that he wanted the United States to put on Iran. He […]
The U.S. State Department called out continued Russian aggression in Ukraine on Tuesday, mentioning how civilians have been killed due to Russia’s invasion. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert mentioned the continuing fighting in Ukraine during a press briefing on Tuesday. “I’d like to draw your attention to Russia’s ongoing aggression in Ukraine,” Nauert told reporters. […]
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R., Fla.) are urging President Trump to direct the Justice Department to review whether to indict former Cuban President Raul Castro for the illegal shoot down in 1996 of two American civilian aircraft that killed three Americans and a U.S. legal resident. Rubio and Diaz-Balart on […]
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. was still working toward having a June 12 summit with North Korea over its nuclear program, on the same day the White House signaled the meeting may not take place. President Donald Trump said in the Oval Office Tuesday there was a “very substantial chance” the meeting […]
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Tuesday ordered the law firm of Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, to pay $10 million after failing to pay a former colleague $2 million that he was owed. Judge Catherine Bauer ruled against the Eagan Avenatti law firm after Avenatti broke a promise to pay lawyer Jason Frank $2 […]
“Good Morning America” enthusiastically reported Tuesday on the deal struck between Barack and Michelle Obama and streaming giant Netflix, with one host remarking “we need that kind of programming.” The former president and first lady will produce “a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features,” according to […]
California is hoping that a state appeals court will preserve its assisted-suicide regimen after a judge struck down the law on technical grounds. Attorney General Xavier Becerra asked the Fourth District Court of Appeals to save the End of Life Options Act, the 2015 law that allows doctors to prescribe lethal medications to patients diagnosed […]
Venezuela expelled the top U.S. diplomatic officials in the country on Tuesday after the Trump administration increased sanctions on the South American nation. President Nicolas Maduro declared victory Sunday in what critics called a sham election, one in which several opposition parties were banned from running. The United States and several of Venezuela’s Latin American […]
CNN has been promoting its latest count of school shootings in the aftermath of Friday’s tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas. But most of the included incidents bear no resemblance to that attack. While the news organization has not released details behind the incidents included in its report that 288 school shootings have occurred in the […]
Kids should not be allowed to march out of school fueled with anger to promote emotional causes!California students were arrested after throwing rocks and damaging vehicles during student anti-Second Amendment walk out! 😕
Kids should not be allowed to march out of school fueled with anger to promote emotional causes! California students were arrested after throwing rocks and damaging vehicles during student anti-Second Amendment walk out!
Is it possible the Broward County Sheriff's office has misplaced priorities? 🤔
<p>ABC’s <em>For The People </em>has finally finished its first season, and once again, it’s no secret how these people will vote come November. Over the past ten weeks, we’ve covered racial bias (twice), a defense of Kathy Griffin, and even a clear rewriting of political history, so what could the finale have in store? The […]
On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert was accompanied by an old pal of his. After holding an online fundraiser for autism awareness that raised over $400,000, one lucky donor was selected from a raffle to attend a live taping of The Late Show… but under Colbert’s desk the entire time. Fortunately for Rachel, the lucky winner, […]
<p>The folks at CNN were fuming Tuesday after a correspondent and her cameraperson, along with those from the Associated Press, were kept out of a press event held by the EPA to discuss a plan to deal with a certain kind of toxin in water supplies. And during <em>The Situation Room</em> that evening, a host […]
Tomi Lahren received bipartisan support on Twitter after she was accosted by an angry patron at a Minneapolis restaurant over the weekend. A video went viral of the Fox News contributor being verbally cursed out by diners while eating with her mother and someone even threw their drink at her. Many among blue-check Twitter came […]
On Tuesday night, Laura Ingraham and Newt Gingrich blasted former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for his involvement in the surveillance of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. Clapper appeared on The View and pushed back against the assertion that he lied under oath about a NSA surveillance program that targeted law-abiding citizens, insisting that he […]
We’ve all seen the reports of Michael Cohen offering his services to a number of companies, but part of his sales pitch included a warning about a certain other Trump ally. The Daily Beast reports tonight that Cohen told people to stay away from Corey Lewandowski: Three sources familiar with Cohen’s work say as that […]
<p>Months ago, the Old Media proclaimed Donald Trump was more than a bit nutty to insist his campaign was the subject of Obama administration surveillance. Now it’s emerging that this wasn’t the slightest bit nutty. <em>The New York Times</em> reported — in a tone much like having their fingernails dragged across a chalkboard – that […]
With House Speaker Paul Ryan facing a potential mutiny after announcing his plans to leave his post at the end of his current term, Congressman Matt Gaetz and Fox News host Sean Hannity have endorsed Congressman Jim Jordan to take the Wisconsin lawmaker’s top congressional spot. Following a fiery rant on Fox News tonight against the federal government’s supposedly unethical targeting of President Donald […]