A proposal backed by most District of Columbia council members to decriminalize small amounts of pot may spur federal lawmakers to consider marijuana regulation for the first time since two states legalized recreational sales.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon went to Washington almost a month ago to see if U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder would settle a criminal probe of mortgage fraud at the bank if it paid more money to resolve related civil investigations.
President Barack Obama installed James Cole as deputy U.S. attorney general, the nation’s second- ranking law enforcement post, by appointing him during the congressional recess to overcome Republican opposition.
Voter support for legal marijuana in Washington and Colorado is spurring similar campaigns in California and three other states that together may bring pot within lawful reach of almost 1-in-5 Americans.
The U.S. Justice Department official supervising an investigation of national security leaks to the news media said the government struck the right balance when it subpoenaed phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors without informing the news organization.
President Barack Obama’s administration released previously classified documents on the government’s collection of millions of U.S. phone records, including a secret order that authorized and set limits for the program.