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Governor Chris Christie to implement New Jersey’s medical marijuana program

New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he would lift his suspension on implementing the state’s medical-marijuana program. “We’re moving forward with the program as it was set up,” said Christie at a press conference. “I believe that the need to provide compassionate pain relief to these citizens…

Wall Street Journal: WikiLeaks worse than News of the World

The News Corporation-owned Wall Street Journal blasted “self-appointed media paragons” who were quick to attack the British tabloid News of the World but not the release of classified information by Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks. The tabloid, also owned by News Corp., closed down after an investigation revealed it had participated in…

Guard tells lesbian couple not to hold hands at Gertrude Stein exhibit

A security guard at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco tried to remove a lesbian couple for holding hands at an exhibit for lesbian artist Gertrude Stein on Sunday, according to an eyewitness. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that after the guard told the couple they couldn’t hold hands…

Elizabeth Warren: We will not let Republicans ‘rip arms and legs off’ of consumer agency

Consumer advocate and Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren addressed Monday how she felt about being passed up as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show. The Bureau was created by the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to regulate mortgages, credit cards and…

Hungarian court acquits 97-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect

A Hungarian court found 97-year-old Sandor Kepiro not guilty of Nazi war crimes. He had been accused of order the execution of 35 Jews and Serbs during World War II. Jewish groups and Serbian officials said they will push for an appeal of the verdict. Watch video, courtesy of Al…

Rupert Murdoch might step down as News Corp CEO: report

News Corporation owner Rupert Murdoch might be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey as CEO of the company, but still remain chairman, according to Bloomberg. People with knowledge of the situation said that whether or not the 80-year-old Australian media mogul steps down as CEO depends in part on…

Injured Bald Eagle saved by mouth-to-beak CPR

A veterinarian saved a Bald Eagle that stopped breathing under anesthesia by giving the bird ‘mouth-to-beak’ CPR. He was apparently hit by a car and found by local residents. The veterinarian clinic in Bend, Oregon said the bird’s fractured wing is healing, along with his dislocated elbow and wrist. Watch…

Israeli nursing home prescribes medical marijuana

The Hadarim Geriatric Home in Israel has been prescribing medical marijuana to some residents with treatment-resistant conditions. “What does it do? It makes me tranquil and less uptight. I’m able to take it easy, and I feel restful. Before that my hands were in pain, like someone suffering from Parkinson’s…

LulzSec hacks The Sun, publishes fake story about Murdoch’s death

The infamous hacker group LulzSec made a comeback on Monday by hacking the website of the British tabloid The Sun, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, and redirecting the frontpage to a fake story about Murdoch being found dead. The story read: “Rupert Murdoch, the controversial media mogul, has reportedly…

Iowa Democrats take aim at Tim Pawlenty as he kicks off ‘Road to Results’ tour

In advance of Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty’s “Road to Results” tour, the Iowa Democratic Party has released a new video claiming he drove Minnesota straight into the ditch as governor. Pawlenty announced his Iowa “Road to Results” tour on Thursday. He plans to drive 687 miles in an RV,…

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