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House stops feds from executing raids in medical marijuana states

House stops feds from executing raids in medical marijuana states

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) --Just after midnight Friday, congress voted to approve an amendment that would bar federal agencies from holding raids in states with medical marijuana laws.
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Conservatives including Mark Zuckerberg, Grover Norquist urge House to pass immigration reform

Conservatives including Mark Zuckerberg, Grover Norquist urge House to pass immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- More than 600 business, political, religious and law enforcement leaders urged House Republicans to pass immigration overhaul within two months.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.
By United Press International
Holder eases federal prosecution for minor drug offenders

Holder eases federal prosecution for minor drug offenders

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday he has ordered federal prosecutors not to seek long sentences for minor drug-related crimes.

Bush: Immigration reform a priority

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he thinks illegal immigrants in America should return to their home countries and wait behind those immigrating legally.
Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

It's never too early to look ahead to the 2014 midterm elections for the U.S. Congress -- and retirements could throw a couple of monkey wrenches into party challenges.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

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Producer Abrams options new Armstrong book ... 'Wire' star Robert Chew dead at 52 ... Longoria to be on stage at inauguration ... Woman drops suit against Bieber ... News from United Press International.
Longoria to be on stage at inauguration

Longoria to be on stage at inauguration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Actress Eva Longoria, who helped U.S. President Barack Obama secure the Hispanic vote in November, says she will be onstage with him at his inauguration.
U.S. economy poised to dive off 'fiscal cliff'

U.S. economy poised to dive off 'fiscal cliff'

Grab your golden parachutes: The U.S. economy went cliff diving heading into 2013.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Michigan looks at right-to-work issue

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said the issue of right-to-work, allowing non-union workers into union shops, was under discussion in the state capital.
Norquist pans Geithner's cliff pitch

Norquist pans Geithner's cliff pitch

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist said Sunday the White House is offering nothing productive in negotiations on ending the so-called fiscal cliff.
Who's willing to break Grover Norquist's no-tax-increase pledge?

Who's willing to break Grover Norquist's no-tax-increase pledge?

Will they or won't they? Is it or isn't it? The answer to both of those questions may determine whether the United States falls off the fiscal cliff into a sea of tax rate hikes, an enlarged alternative minimum tax and draconian across-the-board spending cuts – none of which anyone says they want.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Norquist ready for immigration reform

Norquist ready for immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Another major conservative voiced support for U.S. immigration reform this week but this one has been calling for it for a while, albeit not as loudly as he has for tax cuts.
DAVID TONYAN, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI
Dems, GOP make overtures on fiscal cliff

Dems, GOP make overtures on fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Two senior U.S. senators said Congress was ready to buckle down this week and find an agreement that will avert the dreaded fiscal cliff.
Sen. Chambliss shrugs off anti-tax pledge

Sen. Chambliss shrugs off anti-tax pledge

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said he doesn't think abiding by conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge helps avoid the looming fiscal cliff.
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Grover Norquist
WAP2001100373 - 03 OCTOBER 2001 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committe subcommiteee on the Constituion, Federalism and Property right October 3, 2001, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The subcommittee was examining how to protect Constitutional freedoms in the face of terrorism. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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Grover Glenn Norquist (born October 19, 1956) is president of a taxpayer advocacy group, Americans for Tax Reform. He has been described as "the driving force in pushing the Republican Party toward an ever-more rigid position of opposing any tax increase, of any kind, at any time."

Norquist grew up in Weston, Massachusetts, the son of Carol (Lutz) and Warren Elliott Norquist. He attended Weston High School. His father served as vice president of Polaroid Corporation. He became involved with politics at an early age and in his early teenage years Norquist volunteered for the 1968 Nixon campaign, assisting with get out the vote efforts. He enrolled at Harvard University in 1974, where he would obtain both a BA and MBA. While in school, Norquist was an editor at the Harvard Crimson and helped to publish the libertarian-leaning Harvard Chronicle. Norquist has said: "When I became 21, I decided that nobody learned anything about politics after the age of 21." He attended the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia, an organization that teaches conservative Americans how to influence public policy through activism and leadership.

Norquist is best known for founding Americans for Tax Reform in 1985, which he did at the request of President Ronald Reagan. The primary policy goal of Americans for Tax Reform is to reduce the percentage of the GDP consumed by the federal government. ATR states that it "opposes all tax increases as a matter of principle." Americans for Tax Reform seeks to curtail government spending by supporting Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) legislation and transparency initiatives, and opposing cap-and-trade legislation and Democratic efforts to overhaul health care.

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