Maine legislative panel mulls raising 10 percent tax on marijuana

As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Maine nears, a legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue, fund regulatory enforcement and discourage the illicit market. Continue reading

Scaramucci vows to take ‘drastic action’ to stop White House leaks

Sunday Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, said  that stopping damaging West Wing leaks is a top priority and that he will take “drastic action” to achieve that goal. Continue reading

Deal with Senate panel lets Trump Jr., Manafort avoid public testimony

A U.S. Senate panel has agreed to let President Trump’s eldest son and his former campaign manager testify behind closed doors next week in connection with its probe into possible Trump administration ties to Russia.

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Co-founder of firm behind Trump-Russia dossier to plead the Fifth

Glenn Simpson, whose Fusion GPS firm has been tied to anti-Trump efforts and pro-Russian lobbying, will not talk to lawmakers in response to a subpoena, the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committe said Friday. Continue reading

Rubio: Iran must face ‘consequences’ if it does not return ex-FBI agent Bob Levinson

Senator Marco Rubio said the future of U.S. relations with Iran hinges on Tehran coming clean about the whereabouts of a former FBI agent who vanished a decade ago in the Islamic republic. Continue reading

Trump blasts Clintons, NY Times, ‘fake news’ in lengthy Twitter rant

I don’t call it a rant, I call it speaking the truth. Saturday Trump went on Twitter bashing Hillary Clinton, “fake news,” The New York Times and other favorite targets. Continue reading

North Korea tourism: US to ban Americans from visiting

The US is to ban its citizens from travelling to North Korea. Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours, who both operate there, said the ban would be announced on 27 July to come into effect 30 days later. Continue reading

California judge refuses to bring back Trump’s sanctuary cities ban

A  federal judge in San Francisco has refused to reinstate the president’s sanctuary cities order.  The bold move to not reinstate President Donald Trump’s executive order — which sought to slash funding to cities that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities — comes amid a battle between the State Department and local governments across the country over the edict from Washington. Continue reading

Conway Responds to Mueller Probe Widening to Look at Trump’s Finances

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway reacted on “Fox & Friends” to a report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe has expanded to examine a range of business transactions by the president and his associates. Continue reading

Changes on Trump’s legal team

Of course, liberals will be having a field day with this. The spokesman for President Trump’s personal legal team resigned Thursday, as part of what may be a wave of changes for the president’s inner circle. Continue reading