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New York Mayor Campaigned Against Pot Crackdowns, But Possession Arrests Are Still Soaring

...CREDIT: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley New York City is implementing a court order to scale back rampant police stops, and Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) lamented during his campaign that marijuana possession arrests have "disastrous consequences for individuals...

Published on October 20, 2014

Senator Cites Ebola, ISIS, And Drug Cartels As Reasons To Oppose 'Amnesty'

... fundamentalists at the border reached a fever pitch when a border agent allegedly found a prayer rug (it turned out to be an Adidas shirt). Roberts' claim that the Obama administration released 167,000 convicted felons also distorts the facts, echoing previous...

Published on October 16, 2014

Mitch McConnell Attacks His Opponent For Answering Yes To: 'Do You Believe In Climate Change?'

... held by 97 percent of climate scientists. Team Mitch collected quotes from the same interview of Grimes talking about the economic benefits of marijuana and supporting closing the gun show loophole, among others that could be used against her. Those clips...

Published on September 26, 2014

Legalizing Medical Marijuana Can Help Prevent People From Overdosing On Painkillers

... -- will decide if similar actions should be taken. While medical marijuana supporters have gained some momentum, federal and state lawmakers show little sign of backing down. The Obama administration has spent nearly $300 million to combat medical marijuana...

Published on August 26, 2014

These Washington Medical Marijuana Growers Are Still Being Prosecuted By The Feds

...Michelle Gregg and her mother-in-law Rhonda Firestack-Harvey are both defendants in a federal marijuana case -- and Washington medical marijuana patients.CREDIT: Americans for Safe Access More than six months ago, the U.S. Department of Justice once...

Published on May 8, 2014

All 39 People Interviewed By Issa Committee Report Zero White House Involvement In IRS Screening

... for several groups purely on the basis of their names. President Obama and members of both parties in Congress all agree that the IRS acted improperly in singling-out certain groups for more scrutiny than others. As ThinkProgress exclusively reported last month...

Published on May 6, 2014

Justice Stevens Supports Federal Marijuana Legalization

... initiatives have framed reforms to marijuana law as regulating marijuana like alcohol. In fact, some two-thirds of Americans and President Obama now believe that alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana. But Stevens is far ahead of the curve on federal marijuana...

Published on April 24, 2014

Put It To Bed

... 12, 2010 and April 19, 2013, included more explicit references to progressive groups, ACORN successors, and medical marijuana organizations than to Tea Party entities. The scandal has certainly provided plenty of fodder for Fox News (President Obama...

Published on April 23, 2014

New Records: IRS Targeted Progressive Groups More Extensively Than Tea Party

... references to progressive groups, ACORN successors, and medical marijuana organizations than to Tea Party entities. The IRS provided the heavily-redacted lists to ThinkProgress, after nearly a year-long search. From the earliest lists through 2012...

Published on April 23, 2014

How Medical Marijuana Went From Political Poison To Popular Policy

... it opposes smoked marijuana and moving the drug from Schedule I.) And so medical marijuana has emerged as the moderate stance for politicians who feel pressured for the first time to take a position. The Obama administration has taken a number of positions...

Published on April 22, 2014

This Man Would Have Spent 3.5 Extra Years In Prison For A Typo, If Not For Obama's Clemency

...CREDIT: Shutterstock President Obama, who has exercised his presidential pardon power less frequently than any other modern president, showed a rare moment of criminal justice mercy Tuesday, cutting short the sentence of Ceasar Huerta Cantu for two drug...

Published on April 16, 2014

In New Poll, More Than Two-Thirds Of Americans Think Alcohol Is More Dangerous Than Pot

...CREDIT: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley President Obama drew controversy when he told the New Yorker in January that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol, calling pot-smoking a "vice." But his view is shared by the majority of Americans. By dramatic...

Published on April 2, 2014

Anti-Immigration Group Claims Obama Hasn't Deported Enough Immigrants

...CREDIT: ThinkProgress/ Esther Y. Lee At some point this week, President Barack Obama (D) will have deported two million immigrants during his presidency. But an immigration-restrictionist think tank is asserting that Obama has not deported enough...

Published on April 1, 2014

Attorney General Backs Move That Could Shorten Thousands Of Drug Sentences

... marijuana offenders complying with robust state laws. These instructions, however, do not bind prosecutors, nor do they insulate anyone from a particular prosecution or sentence. In fact, even the Sentencing Guidelines amendment, if enacted, is "modest...

Published on March 13, 2014

Why The White House Budget Is Not Quite As 'Smart' On Crime As It Seems

...CREDIT: Shutterstock The Obama administration is putting some of its money where its mouth is in its proposed 2015 budget, aiming to spend more on initiatives that would redirect law enforcement resources toward serious, violent crimes, and alleviate...

Published on March 6, 2014

Meet The Former Marijuana Dispensary Employee Going To Prison Today For Complying With State Law

...: the mere size or commercial nature of a business is not sufficient grounds for prosecution. Duncan called it "frustrating" to watch President Obama dismiss marijuana as nothing more than a "vice" and less dangerous than alcohol, as his Justice Department...

Published on March 3, 2014

Three Things Conservatives Wrote This Week That Are Really Good

... should be illegal is the most conventional of conventional wisdom; until recently, President Obama laughed off even marijuana legalization. While the left and the libertarian right often speak out about the drug war's injustice, the mainstream establishment...

Published on February 28, 2014

What Bill O'Reilly Has In Common With The Rappers He Thinks Are Ruining America

...CREDIT: AP Images/Matt Sayles It's difficult for me to describe the full delights of Valerie Jarrett's appearance on The O'Reilly Factor to discuss President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative to improve the prospects of young black men. We...

Published on February 28, 2014

Marijuana May Help Stop The Spread Of HIV -- But We Probably Can't Test The Theory

.... Researchers have repeatedly complained that drug prohibition stifles scientific innovation. Even though President Obama has acknowledged that he believes marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol, he still refuses to commit to reclassifying it, ensuring...

Published on February 18, 2014

Did The Feds Just Open The Door To Marijuana Banking?

... Colorado's recreational marijuana law went into effect, also "welcomed" the announcement, although it would prefer a change in the law. "We have been pushing the federal government for years to make these commonsense concessions and we're pleased that the Obama...

Published on February 14, 2014