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John McCain says Rand Paul is a Putin operative for objecting to Montenegro NATO membership.

Trump's taxes - at 25% in year leaked, more that Bernie's. Media's focus is on whether Trump was the leaker.

Political operative Roger Stone victim of hit and run, he thinks it may have been an assassination attempt especially after he was recently poisoned also.

LA County Sheriff's Department spending $300,000 to switch from silver to gold colored belt buckles. Both are actually brass.

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The grey market epitomized by Uber v. taxis, Air B&B v. Hilton and Amazon v. Macys.

FDA regulations of E-cigs.

Death from painkillers down 25% in legal marijuana states

Attorney General Jeff Sessions making noises about enhanced drug enforcement and disparaging comments about marijuana.

Justin Amash R-MI, Tom Garrett R-VA, Ed Blumenauer D-OR, Tulsi Gabbard D-HI, Scott Taylor R-VA & Don Young R-AK co-sponsoring "Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017.

Cannabis and its place in the Davis Business Community

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The Davis Chamber of Commerce presents the March 2017 Luncheon, entitled:

Cannabis and its place in the Davis Business Community

Featuring:

Ash Feeney- Assistant Community Development & Sustainability Director, City of Davis

Keith Pitts- Senior Vice President, Marrone Bio

David Delaini- Deputy Chief of Police, City of Davis

John Young- Agricultural Commissioner, Yolo County Department of Agriculture

Heidi DAgostino - Cannabis Task Force Manager, Yolo County

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Trump's speech to Congress; Increased spending on defense, the drug war and infrastructure. No change in social welfare spending other than ObamaCare repeal and replace and cutting back regulatory agencies like EPA but not nearly enough spending cuts to pay for the proposed spending increases. Pipeline construction will almost certainly make liberal use of eminent domain. Is strong vetting a precursor to real ID and civil liberties and privacy violations? Are Iran sanctions a first step toward war? The Yemen raid was a success?

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Trump OKs Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines.

Trump pushes for immediate start to building the Mexican wall.

Trump move for immediate restrictions on immigration from Islamic countries.

Trump cancels TPP, starts disengagement from NAFTA and signals "America First" trade policies. China's immediate response is rattling ICBMs. Next is a probable devaluation of the yuan.

All of the above will probably release the inflation dragon.

Interior nominee, Ryan Zinke believes in climate change, Teddy Roosevelt progressive.

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Show Three, More Good, Bad and Ugly

Good

Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, neurosurgeon, at least he's actually lived in government housing.

Energy, Rick Perry, Even though he forgot he forgot he wanted to abolish the department, he is from Texas and does know something about energy. waffles on climate change.

Bad

UN Nikki Haley, already criticizing UN on it's stance on Israel, claims Russia guilty of war crimes in Syria.