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1:56am

Mon February 17, 2014
Politics

Today on Your Call: How is the president using his executive power?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have conversation with Bruce Ackerman, a prominent constitutional scholar and the author of  “We the People: the Civil Rights Revolution.” He says President Obama has forgotten the Constitution in formulating his policy on the NSA and that this is a good time to consider serious reform. So how does president Obama differ from his processors? And based on the US constitution, what powers does the president hold? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar.

Guest:

Bruce Ackerman,  Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale

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10:00am

Fri February 14, 2014
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: February 14, 2014

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Obama gets pro & con letters on his cannabis statements… This is Ganja Yoga… Why dabbing is so popular… and more.

LEGALIZATION

18 members of Congress ask President to reclassify marijuana // Congressman Earl Blumenauer

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11:08am

Fri January 24, 2014
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: January 24, 2014

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Obama: pot less harmful than alcohol… Drug arrests down 30% in San Francisco… Farm Bureau endorses reclassification of industrial hemp... A petition and a survey… and more.

LEGALIZATION

President Obama says cannabis is “less harmful than alcohol,” but legalization “is going to be a challenge” in Colorado and Washington // USA Today

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8:29pm

Sun March 17, 2013
Politics

Will Durst: The charmingly offensive road tour

Thankfully the current revival of President Obama’s Charm Offensive is not a theatrical production because the reviews are decidedly mixed. Seeing him furiously pirouette around Washington for the last two weeks like a carnival contortionist makes you wonder if he might be secretly setting up a post-presidential career in a Las Vegas Cirque de Soleil spin-off.

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1:09pm

Thu February 7, 2013
Politics

Turnstyle News: Obama administration drone policy leaked

An MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle.
Courtesy of TurnstyleNews.com

We talk about the dangers of technology here from time to time, and have done some on the U.S. government’s use of military drones.

Here’s the mother of all drone reporting, from NBC News’ Michael Isikoff:

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