White House: Feds will step up marijuana law enforcement

White House: Feds will step up marijuana law enforcement
Washington (CNN)The White House said Thursday it expects law enforcement agents to enforce federal marijuana laws when they come into conflict with states where recreational use of the drug is permitted."I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said regarding federal drug laws, which still list marijuana as an illegal substance.That's a reversal from the Obama administration's stance, which laid out in an official memo that the federal government wouldn't interfere

Tillerson, Mattis present united front on North Korea, urge China to act

Tillerson, Mattis present united front on North Korea, urge China to act
(CNN)As America's top military official arrived in South Korea, two of the Trump administration's most senior figures attempted to present a clear, united position on North Korea's ongoing threats. "We have no desire to inflict harm on the long-suffering North Korean people, who are distinct from the hostile regime in Pyongyang," they wrote. Top US military official arrives in SKGuam islanders caught in the middle Can US shoot down NK missiles?Before war with NK, we'd see thisTrump promises 'fire

Racists have reappropriated the Detroit Red Wings logo, and the team is not happy

Racists have reappropriated the Detroit Red Wings logo, and the team is not happy
Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesMany Detroit Red Wings fans were confused to see their favorite team's logo waving among swastikas, confederate flags, and other symbols of hate at a massive white supremacist gathering in Virginia on Saturday. One widely shared video shows a group of racists carrying homemade shields marked with the team's insignia and chanting the Nazi slogan "blood and soil" as they poured into Charlottesville. SEE ALSO: Trump blames 'many sides' for violence in Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/QmSmtdQPLa Detroit Red

In McConnell spat, Trump banks on his base

In McConnell spat, Trump banks on his base
Washington (CNN)The only surprise about President Donald Trump's flare-up with Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell is that it took so long.Political logic?While Trump appears to be alienating one of the top Republicans he needs most in Washington by searing McConnell, there is some political logic behind his attacks.To begin with, the clash gels with the President's political sweet spot, setting him up as the frustrated agent of change taking on a crusty exemplar of Washington inertia and the political

Before a North Korea war, we’d see this

Before a North Korea war, we’d see this
(CNN)Despite bellicose rhetoric coming from US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, analysts say there are no signs the US is planning a first strike on North Korea or that Kim will make good on threats to hit the US territory of Guam.Mark Hertling, a retired US Army general and CNN analyst, said the tens of thousands of US civilians, many of them military dependents, would first need to be evacuated from South Korea.McMaster: Trump

Republican senators realizing legislative agenda is in their own hands

Republican senators realizing legislative agenda is in their own hands
Washington (CNN)Republican senators left Washington for the annual August recess last week, devoid of the kind of monumental accomplishments many of them had hoped for. In part, they have themselves to blame. After using a process that required only Republican support, they still failed to find consensus on a plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act and haven't otherwise moved on President Donald Trump's legislative agenda.Sen. Ron Johnson on immigration, health care (full interview)

Vladimir Putin strips off his shirt again to show Trump how real authoritarian strongmen vacation

Vladimir Putin strips off his shirt again to show Trump how real authoritarian strongmen vacation
Image:  AP/REX/ShutterstockYou already know that the golfing, TV watching, Twitter-obsessed U.S. president is on vacation, but you might not have known that Russia's President Vladimir Putin is on vacation, too. Luckily for you, we just got our hands on Putin's vacay photos, and they're full of spymaster-in-the-Siberian-tundra cheesecake. SEE ALSO: Trump is getting crushed at his own handshake game In photos released by the Kremlin on Saturday, Putin is shown going on a fishing trip with a few friends.

The Secret Service leaves Trump Tower over rent spat

The Secret Service leaves Trump Tower over rent spat
Secret Service is fed up with Trump Tower's high rent.Image: JUSTIN LANE/EPA/REX/ShutterstockPresident Donald Trump has found a way to tangentially get into a beef with the people whose job it is to protect his life. The Secret Service has moved from its New York City apartment just under the president's Trump Tower residence and into a trailer outside the building, because the two sides had a disagreement over the price of the spot, among other details, according to The

Report: Mueller seeks details from WH on Flynn lobbying for Turkish businessman

Report: Mueller seeks details from WH on Flynn lobbying for Turkish businessman
(CNN)Federal investigators are examining whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn was secretly paid by the Turkish government to lobby against a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to a report from The New York Times. Cobb made a similar statement to the Times."We've said before we're collaborating with the special counsel on an ongoing basis," he told the newspaper."It's full cooperation mode as far as we are concerned," he said, according to the report.Flynn's former lobbying

Trump Endorses Bill to Cut Legal Immigration, Award Visas Based on Merit

Trump Endorses Bill to Cut Legal Immigration, Award Visas Based on Merit
Top White House adviser Stephen Miller defended President Donald Trump’s support for legislation that would reduce legal immigration to the U.S. and evaluate visa applications based on merit, calling it a policy that would help low-income and minority Americans gain jobs.Miller dismissed criticism that the proposed bill would upend the American principle, embodied in a poem etched into the base of the Statue of Liberty, that “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” are welcome

Trump Says Foxconn Could Triple Investment to $30 Billion

Trump Says Foxconn Could Triple Investment to $30 Billion
Foxconn Chairman Donald Trump said while outlining “off-record” remarks made by the billionaire founder of Foxconn Technology Group, the main assembler of the iPhone, $5 billion in India, according to Livemint. Gou said in June that Foxconn’s U.S. investment may eventually exceed $10 billion.The U.S. President and his administration have been called out publicly by various media outlets in the past for making erroneous statements, from the size of his inauguration audience to immigration statistics. For more on Foxconn,

Trumps Obsession With Leaks

Trumps Obsession With Leaks
In one of the more astounding declarations of his presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump said at a Florida news conference last July that he hoped Russian intelligence services had hacked Hillary Clinton’s email, and he preoccupation with leaks and leakers has become a defining theme of his presidency—­one lately intertwined with his bizarre Priebus was ousted. Three days after that, Export-Import Bank of the United States), the leaker wouldn’t have committed a felony, as the material wasn’t nonpublic national

Reince Priebus resigned and of course Trump announced it on Twitter

Reince Priebus resigned and of course Trump announced it on Twitter
Sad!Image: LO SCALZO/EPA/REX/ShutterstockThe Trump White House, much like life, is a bizarre circus of surreal nightmares and crushed dreams. President Donald Trump re-emphasized this with a series of late afternoon tweets on Friday, with which he announced Reince Priebus was out as his chief of staff. These were the bombshell missives: ...and a Great Leader. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my Administration Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July

McCain’s speech on the Senate floor (full text and video)

McCain’s speech on the Senate floor (full text and video)
(CNN)"Mr. President:"I have been a member of the United States Senate for thirty years. I had another long, if not as long, career before I arrived here, another profession that was profoundly rewarding, and in which I had experiences and friendships that I revere. But make no mistake, my service here is the most important job I have had in my life. And I am so grateful to the people of Arizona for the privilege -- for the honor

The Democrats have a plan. Now can they sell it?

The Democrats have a plan. Now can they sell it?
(CNN)The plan is out and the verdict is in. Progressives are greeting the Democratic congressional leadership's new economic agenda with cautious optimism, choosing to highlight notes of common cause -- and mostly play down the now familiar divisions -- as the party begins a fresh play to rebrand itself ahead of the coming midterm election. But the question for national Democrats in this chaotic moment is less about policy -- an ongoing debate that both invigorates and threatens to