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The Daily Countable: Trying to Make Sense of the Florida Shooting

by Countable | 2.15.18

Greetings, folks. Like many Americans, we at Countable are trying to understand the tragedy that occurred in Florida. To that end, we put together two stories:

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On the Radar

There were rumors that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon might not show up for a scheduled, closed door hearing with the House Intelligence Committee today. However, he did show up, accompanied by his legal team, and was escorted through throngs of reporters into the hearing room. He then proceeded to refuse to answer any substantive questions, invoking executive privilege, which may lead to contempt proceedings. We try to answer some substantive questions here.

Under the Radar

Opening arguments have begun in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of classifying marijuana as a Schedule I narcotic under the Controlled Substances Act—the same class as LSD, meth, and heroin. Click here to read why the plaintiffs think "Classifying cannabis as a ‘Schedule I drug’ is so irrational that it violates the U.S. Constitution."

Your Gov at a Glance 👀

The White House: President Trump in DC

  • The president will receive his intelligence briefing before meeting with Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

The House of Representatives: In Session

The Senate: In Session

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