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    The case against licensed marijuana grower Chris Bartkowicz in Colorado epitomizes many of the contradictions and much of the confusion surrounding the enforcement of marijuana laws these days.

  • Various constituencies within the American Bar Association have discussed following the lead of one county bar association in Washington state, whose position is states should have authority over marijuana law.

  • Even with the U.S. economy struggling, we should not buy into the argument that vices should be legalized, taxed and regulated—no matter how much revenue we think it may generate. Significant cost burdens come with increased marijuana use.

  • One senator discusses the evolution of the state's thinking, from medical marijuana to decriminalization to even limited tax-and-regulate legalization.

  • The current approach skews the priorities of law enforcement to the detriment of the public. It keeps our prisons full to bursting at great expense and endangers the public by letting out the real criminals to make room for non-violent drug offenders.

  • Using Marijuana Will Remain A Bad Career Move

  • No matter what happens with the securities-fraud case against Goldman Sachs , the firm needs to concentrate on shoring up its tarnished image, two experts told CNBC.

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    U.S. Attorney announces charges against former Societe Generale trader Samarth Agrawal for stealing company information.

  • Using Marijuana Will Remain A Bad Career Move

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    The societal benefits of obscure financial products are negligible, and regulation of the financial industry won’t hamper US competitiveness, according House Banking Committee Chairman Barney Frank told CNBC Monday.

  • James Cameron

    You don’t have to be the director of the world’s highest grossing film to get a meeting with the President at the White House. But it doesn’t hurt.

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    The SEC filed a civil suit against Goldman Sachs on Friday accusing the financial giant of making "misleading statements and omissions" in connections with CDOs that were structured and marketed to investors.

  • A participant at a Tea Party Express rally displays a sign critical of the Obama administration on April 13, 2010 in Albany, New York. The Tea Party Express will head to Boston on Wednesday where the headline speaker at an afternoon rally will be Sarah Palin.

    So much is being written in the mainstream media about who the tea partiers are, but very little is being recorded about what these folks are actually saying.

  • US House Minority leader John Boehner looks on as Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters following their meeting with President Barack Obama and the bipartisan Congressional leadership about the financial reform.

    As the Obama administration and Senate Republicans clash over the future of the nation’s financial regulatory system, there is one principle on which they agree: Taxpayers should never again have to bail out giant financial institutions.

  • A key banking regulator said that banks have performed well, relative to the stress test, after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and that losses are significantly less than expected.

  • A participant waves an American flag at a Tea Party Express rally in Albany, New York.

    Tea Party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, and are no more or less afraid of falling into a lower socioeconomic class, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

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    When it comes to earmarks—lawmakers spending on their pet projects—Congress has gone on a diet. Earmarks have declined 10.2 percent in the 2009 fiscal year.

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    The revolving door between Washington and Wall Street is an oft-noticed phenomenon here, but in recent years, the migration from Congress to the financial services firms that are trying to stave off greater federal regulation has become more pronounced. The NYT reports.

  • "There are so many taxes, I have three different tax attorneys that have to advise me on them." Good for tax attorneys. But not good for so many others.

  • In the spirit of tax week, here's a terrific video hosted by my old friend Dan Mitchell showing how a flat tax would benefit American families and businesses.