Stories tagged: Jeff Sessions
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Trump’s ‘sanctuary-city’ order blocked by federal judge in San Francisco
A federal judge in San Francisco dealt the Trump administration another legal blow Tuesday, temporarily halting President Donald Trump’s threat to withhold federal funding from cities and towns that refuse …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Hawaii lawmakers criticize AG Sessions’ island judge remarks
Hawaii’s Democratic lawmakers on Thursday criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement on a radio show that a “judge sitting on an island in the Pacific” could stop …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Sessions has many foes in his battle against medical marijuana
Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs, but on medical marijuana – which he says “has been hyped, maybe too much” – he may be …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Attorney general expands program to combat crime on tribal lands
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Tuesday to expand an Obama administration initiative to allow more tribal authorities access to federal anti-crime databases – an action long sought by tribes …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Alabama governor changes election to fill Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat
Alabama’s new governor has moved up the election for the Senate seat left vacant by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to this summer, reversing former Gov. Robert Bentley’s plan to …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 4 p.m.
Trump, top officials take aim at brutal MS-13 street gang
The Trump administration vowed Tuesday to crack down on MS-13, a notoriously brutal Central American street gang blamed for a recent series of killings in suburban New York, and accused …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Sessions to prosecutors: Get tough on border criminals
Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed federal prosecutors across the country Tuesday to make immigration cases a higher priority and look for opportunities to bring serious felony charges against those who …
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
TSA’s medical marijuana mix-up doesn’t discourage this guy
Cannabis users had a brief but intense moment of euphoria this week after the Transportation Security Administration seemed to give a green light to air travelers to pack medical marijuana …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 5:39 a.m.
Trump administration: ‘Grave concerns’ about police overhaul
The Trump Justice Department expressed “grave concerns” Thursday about an agreement the Obama administration reached with the city of Baltimore to overhaul its police department in the wake of the …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Federal overhauls of police departments bring mixed results
Seattle police, considered by some to use force too fast and too often, reached an agreement with the federal government that gave all officers training on how to better handle …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 6:05 a.m.
Civil rights groups alarmed over retreat on police reforms
Civil rights groups reacted with alarm Tuesday, while law enforcement organizations expressed relief, after the Trump administration signaled it may back out of federal agreements reached with police departments around …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Sessions orders Justice Department to review all police reform agreements
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered Justice Department officials to review reform agreements with troubled police forces nationwide, saying it was necessary to ensure these pacts do not work against the …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 7:22 p.m.
Inslee among governors seeking meeting with Sessions on legal pot
Jay Inslee joined three other governors from states that have legalized marijuana in asking for a meeting with federal officials opposed to it.
Thu., March 30, 2017, midnight
Dana Milbank: Trump is a man without plans
Such policy anticlimaxes are becoming routine in Trump world. Tough rhetoric, big promises – and no substance. Trump looks more and more like a man without a plan.
Sat., March 25, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown
Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 1 p.m.
Jeff Sessions: ‘Medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much’
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has repeatedly condemned the recreational use of marijuana. On Wednesday he went a step further, casting doubt on medical marijuana use, saying it has “been hyped, …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Spokane County marijuana sales up slightly in February, amid potential federal action
Sales at marijuana retailers in the county were up 2.8 percent last month over January, but that’s a more modest increase compared to two-month differences in years past. Sales numbers …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Grilled on Russia probe, deputy attorney general pick sidesteps Democrats’ calls for special prosecutor
Deputy attorney general nominee Rod Rosenstein refused to commit Tuesday to appoint a special counsel to oversee investigations of Russian meddling in the presidential election – though he stressed that …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 1:45 p.m.
‘SNL’ imagines Jeff Sessions as Forrest Gump at the bus stop
“Saturday Night Live” took a departure with its cold open this week, taking us out of the Trump White House – and into the universe of the 1994 movie “Forrest …
Sat., March 4, 2017, 3:16 p.m.
Sessions’ path to remake Justice Department may be clearer
The political cloud over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to step back from any investigation touching the Trump campaign may have a silver lining for a law enforcement officer who …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Russian ambassador in eye of storm over Trump campaign ties
The Trump administration’s back-to-back controversies over its Russian ties now have at least one thing in common: Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
NAACP sounds alarm on ‘decline’ in civil rights commitment
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been on the job less than a month but has already made some civil rights groups nervous by indicating the Justice Department will likely soften …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Next in line to lead Russia probe: Rosenstein has respect
Some Democrats worry the appointment of a Jeff Sessions subordinate to oversee an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election won’t be a clean enough break from the embattled …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Pressure mounts as Sessions backs off from Russia probe
Attorney General Jeff Sessions may not have been clear about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election, but this much is evident: The controversy over any Kremlin involvement …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 11:47 p.m.
Sessions steps aside from Russia probe under pressure
WASHINGTON – Under intensifying pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America’s 2016 presidential election. He acted after revelations …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Moscow’s man in Washington is at the center of the political moment
Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s long-serving ambassador to the United States, has a habit noticed by many U.S. officials who have known the envoy. Kislyak shows up everywhere and tries to talk …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Analysis: Trump ignored first rule of crisis management – come clean – and he’s paying the price
Donald Trump has allowed his young presidency to become mired in a seemingly intractable Russia scandal by singling out journalists for attack instead of squarely facing allegations that his advisers …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Rift continues among lawmakers probing Russia’s election meddling
The top Republican and Democrat on the House intelligence committee had conflicting messages Thursday when they emerged from a 31/2-hour closed-door briefing with FBI Director James Comey on Russian activities …
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
11 senators call on Trump team to allow sale of recreational marijuana
Eleven senators asked the Trump administration Thursday to allow states to tax and sell recreational marijuana. The senators wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, reminding him that President …
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Embattled AG Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from Russia investigation
Under growing pressure from Democrats and Republicans alike, Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed Thursday to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. His action …