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  • 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 to discuss 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.

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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…

  • 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…

  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on “Is the War on Drugs Succeeding?” Trevor Hughes of USA Today reported by telephone on the changes in drug laws in states, and the new laws…

  • Dangerous Synthetic Drugs
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    Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

    Drug policy and enforcement officials testified on the dangers of using synthetic drugs, such as Molly, K2, Spice, and “bath salts.” Topics included how these drug traffickers could be…

  • War on Drugs
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    War on Drugs

    Panelists talked about marijuana legalization and its potential ramifications on the drug war. Author Daniel Okrent compared marijuana legalization to Prohibition, and said that regulating…

  • Drugs and Border Panel
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    Drugs and Border Panel

    Hipolito Acosta, author of The Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico’s Deadly Crime Cartels and C. A. Heifner, author of Mule: My Dangerous Life as a Drug Smuggler Turned DEA…

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    Too High to Fail

    Investigative journalist Doug Fine looks at the financial benefits of legalizing cannabis, which he argues would add close to $100 billion to our economy. He showed slides during his…

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