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Drug Official Admits Alcohol a Bigger Threat Than Pot

Michael Botticelli's reluctant admission came in Congressional hearing

(Newser) - The deputy director of the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy admitted yesterday—only after much prodding—that pot is less dangerous than alcohol and other drugs. Michael Botticelli was questioned at a House Oversight Committee hearing by Rep. Gerry Connolly, a Virginia Democrat, who first asked... More »

Rep to IRS Official: Pal Around With the Devil Much?

Democrat's questioning mocks Darrell Issa's investigation

(Newser) - Just because the government is in shutdown mode doesn't mean Congress isn't taking care of pressing matters. See this exchange picked up by Mediaite between Rep. Gerald Connolly and Sarah Ingram Hall of the IRS yesterday. (Spoiler alert: Democrat Connolly is actually taking aim at Darrell Issa's... More »

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