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.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) said Monday she disagreed with Democratic leadership’s opposition to impeachment efforts against President Donald Trump, claiming that “70 percent of women” want him impeached. Waters has repeatedly called for Trump’s impeachment since he took office, calling for investigators to “connect the dots” between Trump and the Kremlin. That’s not a […]
Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean on Monday equated President Donald Trump’s voter base to Neo-Nazis burning a swastika down in Georgia over the weekend. Dean, a former Democratic presidential candidate, quote-tweeted a tweet by women’s rights activist Amy Siskind that included a link to an article about Neo-Nazis who gathered for a rally […]
Former President George H. W. Bush is in intensive care at a Houston hospital due to an infection, a spokesman announced Monday. “President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue […]
Billionaire Democratic activist Tom Steyer heaped praise on Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), during an exclusive CNBC interview but stopped short of endorsing her to lead the party after November’s elections. “Nancy is my congressperson. I have enormous regard for her professionally and personally. I think she is astonishingly good in terms of running […]
By: Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday approved the nomination of President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, after a Republican senator who had been opposed threw his support behind the nominee. The committee approved Pompeo’s nomination on a party-line vote, with all 11 Republicans […]
Republican Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) announced Monday he has decided to support President Donald Trump’s secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo after initially saying he would vote him down. Paul said he changed his mind after speaking with Trump several times Monday and meeting with Pompeo. The Kentucky senator, known for his non-interventionalist foreign policy […]
Al Jazeera host Jamal Rayyan posted comments on YouTube last month in condemnation of Israel and in support of Hamas and jihadism. The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a non-profit think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., found and translated a March 27 YouTube video from Rayyan where he discussed Palestine. “Why does Palestine have […]
Nearly 100 Iranians, many of whom are either Christians or other persecuted religious minorities, have filed a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. government challenging the mass denials of their applications for refugee status under an expedited U.S. program. The Iranian individuals and their family members applied for refugee resettlement in the United States under the […]
The suspected gunman in the Waffle House shooting that resulted in the death of four people and injury of four others outside Nashville, Tennessee, was taken into custody on Monday afternoon after being on the run since early Sunday morning. Metropolitan Nashville Police announced suspect Travis Reinking was apprehended–fully clothed after reported to have been naked […]
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) immediately blamed the “f*cking Russians” for Hillary Clinton’s loss, according to Michael Isikoff and David Corn. The comment is revealed in Russian Roulette, a book released last month by Isikoff and Corn that recounts the efforts by Russia to influence the 2016 election. The reporters say McCaskill was already blaming […]
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? 🤔
Author and actress Ali Wentworth appeared on The Late Show and spoke about her husband’s big interview with former FBI Director James Comey. Wentworth, wife of ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, told Stephen Colbert that after she was told he was going to be interviewing Comey, she assumed the sit-down was going to take place […]
It appears that Stormy Daniels‘ lawyer Michael Avenatti is now actively seeking an appearance on Fox News, more specifically on the network’s highest-rated show. Over the weekend, Avenatti accused Fox News of not “wanting” him to appear on their network. But then on Monday night, Martha MacCallum called out the lawyer for canceling his scheduled […]
<p>After a trio of CNN political analysts pestered Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about a controversial Trump tweet on immigration during Monday’s White House press briefing, the speculation about the President’s intent continued on CNN’s <em>Erin Burnett OutFront</em> later that evening. And, of course, the only implications they could think of involved the President being […]
CNN’s Don Lemon tonight briefly called out President Trump for only caring about incidents like the Waffle House shooting when Muslims are the perpetrators. Lemon and his panel were talking about the “breeding” tweet the President sent out, and Angela Rye slammed the Trump administration for a cycle of “troubling” language. The CNN anchor ended […]
Laura Ingraham began her show tonight by kicking around members of the GOP who still aren’t in lockstep behind President Trump. The president recently confirmed his plan to seek re-election in 2020, though Republican congresspeople like Bob Corker, John Cornyn, and Ron Johnson are hesitating to say whether or not they would support Trump. Ingraham […]
<p>Chris Hayes began then final segment of MSNBC’s<em> All In</em> on Monday night by lambasting Republicans for “running against Hillary Clinton” in the 2018 midterms. Ironically, Hayes spent entire remainder of his show discussing Hillary Clinton.</p>
Since launching during the July 4th weekend of 2009, this website has had a handful of captains steering the good ship Mediaite. I was the first and then recently came back (and stayed far longer than I had planned!) to help transition to a new editor. Well I’m now pleased to announce that former Senior […]
Sean Hannity very briefly addressed the new report about his real estate holdings tonight by saying it’s “becoming funny” how “obsessed” the media is with him. He ran a montage of people on cable news saying “Hannity” before directing people to his online response to yesterday’s reporting. He also teasingly shouted out his “real friends” […]