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  • President Trump Says Calls to Defund Police are a Fad
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    President Trump Remarks on Counternarcotics Operations

    Following a briefing at U.S. Southern Command in Doral, Florida, President Trump delivered remarks on the command’s enhanced counternarcotics operations, and on law enforcement. He said in his remarks…

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    Hunting LeRoux

    Author Elaine Shannon talked about her book, Hunting LeRoux: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius and His Empire, on the life and crimes of Paul LeRoux and the Drug…

  • Washington Journal Jack Riley Discusses International Drug Trafficking  Americas Opioid Crisis
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    Jack Riley on International Drug Trafficking and U.S. Opioid Crisis

    Author and former DEA agent Jack Riley detailed the inside story of his 30-year hunt for the drug kingpin El Chapo and the rise of modern international drug trafficking.

  • Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks on Drug Trafficking
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    Vice President Pence Remarks on Drug Trafficking

    Vice President Mike Pence delivered remarks to directors and deputy directors of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program.

  • Hearing Examines How Drug Traffickers Exploit Mail System Vulnerabilities
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    Opioid Crisis and Mail Vulnerabilities

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing on the opioid epidemic and ways drug traffickers exploit the U.S. and…

  • Subpoenas Issued for ATF Witnesses at Oversight Hearing on Jaime Zapata Murder
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    Murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agenct

    Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives officials testified at a hearing on Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata’s murder by members of…

  • Tom Vilsack and Michael Botticelli Discuss Opioid Addiction
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Opioid Epidemic

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli discussed their efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. They were interviewed by Jonathan Allen…

  • Washington Journal Duncan Wood on USMexico Cooperation in Drug War
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    U.S.-Mexico Cooperation in Drug War

    Duncan Wood talked about the recapture of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and its implications for U.S.-Mexican cooperation in future anti-drug trafficking efforts.

  • White House Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to questions from reporters on a variety of topics, including the capture of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the next day’s State of the Union address,…

  • Oversight Hearing on Drug Control Policy
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    Drug Control Policy

    Michael Botticelli, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and other federal officials testified at a hearing on the reauthorization of ONDCP and the agency’s…

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    Seeing Drugs

    Dan Weimer talked about his book, Seeing Drugs: Modernization, Counterinsurgency, and U.S. Narcotics Control in the Third World, 1969-1976, about the implementation of the war on drugs during the Nixon and…

  • Coast Guard Academy Commencement
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    Coast Guard Academy Commencement

    President Clinton congratulated cadets on their accomplishments and spoke about the influences new technology would have in the coming years. He said that while new information technology…

  • Washington Journal Daniel Raymond on Needle Exchange Programs
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    Needle Exchange Programs

    Daniel Raymond talked by remote video from San Francisco about efforts in Indiana and Kentucky to expand access to needle exchanges for drug users in an attempt to stop the spread of HIV…

  • Marijuana Policy in the District of Columbia
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    Marijuana Policy

    Witnesses testified about the decriminalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia. The hearing focused on possible effects of doing so on local and federal prosecutions. Among they…

  • Discussion on Public Health and Drug Use
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    Public Health and Drug Use

    Michael Botticelli talked to the National Lieutenant Governors Association about prescription drug abuse and opiate overdoses, their impact on public health and safety, and government efforts to address the issue. Mr.…

  • AG Holder Calls for Reduced Drug Sentences
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    Attorney General Holder on Drug Sentencing

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission and stated his endorsment for a proposal to reduce prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders. He said the…

  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question “Should Your State Legalize Marijuana?” the lines were divided as “Yes,” "No," and “Undecided.” A video clip was shown of Iowa Governor…

  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question “Should Your State Legalize Marijuana?” the lines were divided as “Yes,” "No," and “Undecided.” A video clip was shown of Dave DeWitt…

  • emThe Chronicles of Cadillac Daveem
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    The Chronicles of Cadillac Dave

    Author John Wheeler talked about his book, The Chronicles of Cadillac Dave: True Confessions of a Drug Kingpin, which is based on Wheeler’s life as a drug dealer in the 1970s. Mr. Wheeler spoke about his…

  • emProhibition Gangstersem
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    Prohibition Gangsters

    Author and history professor Marc Mappen talked about his book, Prohibition Gangsters: The Rise and Fall of a Bad Generation about organized crime and its leaders during Prohibition in New…

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