Also: Mike Lee says Congress must reassert power over the presidency. And so long to Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Plus: an Arizona newspaper is beholden to prosecutors, and what does "economic freedom" mean to socialists?
The United States is currently operating under 32 different national emergencies. This proposal would require Congress approve those declarations within 72 hours, and again after 90 days.
Clearing the way for additional research into those drugs will help craft public policy regarding their use, and could open the door to additional medical uses.
Plus: psychedelics research bill moves forward, big companies push back against abortion bans, and more...
So far, the answer is "maybe."
An awful lot, but who's counting?
You can’t overdose on fentanyl simply by touching it.
Thomas Massie Catches Bipartisan Flak for Suggesting Congress Actually Vote on $19 Billion in Disaster Funding
Demanding that members of Congress be in town to vote on spending huge sums of money seems reasonable.
WATCH: At Town Hall, Justin Amash Explains Impeachment Tweets, Gets Asked About Possible Libertarian Presidential Run
If you had never heard of Amash before, it was a perfect introduction to his views on just about every significant issue. If you are familiar with him, it was a standout performance.
More often than you might think
Depends on who you ask.
A hearing on white nationalism produced some agreement that the FBI's hate crime statistics don't reveal strong evidence of a surge.
State-level licensing laws can make it nearly impossible for workers to move from place to place, and that's a particular problem for military spouses. This bipartisan proposal could be a step towards fixing it.
Democrats Will Go Forward With Barr Contempt Vote Despite DOJ Threat to Deny Them All Access to the Mueller Report
Plus: "Offending religious feelings" in Poland, Trump tax returns, the latest "heartbeat bill," Denver's mushroom measure, and more...
Nancy Pelosi thinks so, but the relevant statutes suggest she is wrong.
Two notable scholars debate whether there is anything particularly troubling with the way the Trump Administration is refusing to cooperate with Congressional investigations.
It's not clear if congressional Democrats will comply.
When the program becomes insolvent in the 2030s, the inevitable cuts will hit today's workers and retirees.
A key senator issues the sort of binary, transactional choice that Trump seems to prefer. Will the POTUS listen?
Plus: marijuana in the 2020 election, Harris follows up on voting behind bars, another Palm Beach massage arrest, and more...
And they'll cost more to buy
Corporate welfare raises its ugly head again.
The WikiLeaks founder has few if any defenders in Congress.
America will face "serious economic, security, and social challenges" if the national debt keeps growing at this rate.
Does the Trump administration think it can wage war in Iran without congressional approval? Mike Pompeo won't say.
House Votes To End Unauthorized U.S. Involvement in Yemen (Again). Justin Amash Votes Present (Again).
The bill now goes to President Trump's desk.
A bill introduced Thursday with bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress would stop federal law enforcement from targeting states with legal weed.
The feds have allegedly abandoned the program. These four want to make sure it stays dead.
The bank has been operating as a shell of its former cronyist self since 2015. Just put it out of its misery already.
The legislation would exempt sellers who gross less than $10 million in annual sales from owing taxes to other states.
The commerce secretary falsely portrayed the decision to include a citizenship question as a response to a Justice Department request.
Once you get past the rosy economic expectations, it's clear that Trump's budget is not a serious effort at fiscal restraint.
A clear rebuke of Trump, though mainly a symbolic one
But is it actually even needed?
Amash Bill Would Prohibit Unequal Ballot Access Laws, Straight-Ticket Voting in Congressional Elections
The libertarian-leaning Michigan congressman takes aim at two scourges of American democracy, despite what it would mean for his party's political interests.
Ilhan Omar's Israel Remarks Prompt Politicians to Bicker Over Who the Real Bigots Are: Reason Roundup
Plus: outrage over water bottles, and Cory Booker introduces the "next step" on criminal justice reform
"Millions of people have been arrested for the possession or use of marijuana. Many can't afford bail-further punishing those who are poor," says Gabbard.
It's a problematic sentiment on several levels.
Cramer tells Reason he's not sure which way he'll vote on a resolution to block it.
New proposal from Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Elizabeth Warren would stop states from using the dumbest of all reasons to keep someone out of work.
"I can only warn you that the people who follow Trump as I did, blindly, are going to suffer the same consequences that I did."