July 28, 2014



N.Y. Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

July 28, 2014

By Hadas Gold The New York Times editorial board endorsed the repeal of federal law banning marijuana use on Saturday, a landmark moment in the decades-long fight for legalization. The Times is also rolling out an interactive six-part series with more editorials discussing issues related to marijuana use. In the first interactive editorial, which turns the […]

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U.S. House Panel Votes To Authorize Lawsuit Against Obama

July 28, 2014

By Annika McGinnis (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers in carrying out his landmark healthcare reform law. In a partisan vote of 7-4, the House Rules Committee approved the legislation, likely setting […]

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Doctor Disobeyed A Gun Free Zone, And Saved Lives Because Of It

July 27, 2014

A suspected gunman burst into a Pennsylvania hospital’s psychiatric ward, killing a female caseworker and wounding a psychiatrist Thursday before the doctor returned fire and critically injured Richard Plotts, authorities said. The gunfire erupted on the third floor of the Sister Marie Lenahan Wellness Center, which is part of the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, […]

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Company In Which Joe Biden’s Son Is Director Prepares To Drill Shale Gas In East Ukraine

July 27, 2014

Recall what we said earlier today: the proxy Ukraine war just like that in Syria preceding it, “is all about energy.” Recall also the following chart showing Ukraine’s shale gas deposits, keeping in mind that the Dnieper-Donets basin which lies in the hotly contested eastern part of the nation and where as everyone knows by now a bloody civil war […]

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Michigan Dept. Of Agriculture Forces Farmer To Dump 248 Gallons Of Organic Milk And Break 1200 Free Range Eggs

July 27, 2014

By David Gumpert The government-sponsored dump of nearly $5,000 of milk, eggs, butter, and cream from Michigan’s My Family Co-Op yesterday carried a very clear and powerful political message to all Americans: We control your food and we don’t like you buying your food outside the corporate food system. Every now and then, we are […]

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Anti-Spying Bill Signed Into Law In New Hampshire

July 27, 2014

CONCORD, N.H., July 24, 2014 –  New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed into law a bill that not only bans state and local law enforcement from searching an electronic device without a warrant, but also prohibits a small but important category of what the NSA has been doing with the warrantless data it collects. House Bill […]

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Federal Judge Rules DC Ban On Gun Carry Rights Unconstitutional

July 27, 2014

By Emily Miller A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Saturday overturned the city’s total ban on residents being allowing to carry firearms outside their home in a landmark decision for gun-rights activists. Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in his ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia that the right to bear arms […]

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Owner Says Police Wouldn’t Let Him Help His Dog After They Shot It

July 26, 2014

By Paul Crawley DEKALB COUNTY, GA — A DeKalb County man claims police shot his dog and then wouldn’t let him try to save the canine’s life. “No steps were taken by DeKalb police whatsoever to try to save my dog’s life,” Tim Theall told 11 Alive on Friday. Theall said he can almost understand […]

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Rand Paul Introduces Bill To Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture

July 26, 2014

This is a pretty big deal, especially if Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) can round up enough co-sponsors to build some momentum. Sen. Rand Paul yesterday introduced S. 2644, the FAIR (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration) Act, which would protect the rights of citizens and restore the Fifth Amendment’s role in seizing property without due process of law. Under […]

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Jury Nullification Billboard Debuts To Educate Valley Residents Of Jurors’ Secret Power

July 26, 2014

This week marks the start of an initial 8-week run of a billboard in Phoenix, Arizona  at the Jefferson Street/1st Avenue Light Rail Station, designed to educate the community about jury nullification. Also referred to as conscientious acquittal or juror veto, jury nullification is a traditional, legal authority of jurors to judge the law as well as […]

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