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Kentucky agriculture commissioner: State to grow hemp and we’ll see what Justice Department does

Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer said Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement last week of changes in the Justice Department’s marijuana policy could mean that the state can move ahead with industrial hemp farming. Louisville’s WDRB reported that Comer intends to forge ahead with industrial hemp in hopes that federal…

Florida man cites ‘Bush doctrine’ after pre-emptive killing of neighbors at Labor Day cookout

Lawyers for a Florida man this week cited President George W. Bush’s pre-emptive war in Iraq and the “Bush Doctrine” as a defense after their client killed two neighbors and attempted to kill a third on Labor Day. Florida Today reported on Wednesday that attorney’s for William T. Woodward had…

Anthony Weiner to Jewish voters: ‘You know who judges me? Not you.’

Embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner chose, of all days, Erev Rosh Hashanah — the evening before the first of the Jewish High Holy Days — to engage in a shouting match with an Orthodox Jewish man in a Brooklyn market. According to Jacob Kornbluh, who filmed the…

Tulsa school sends girl home because ‘dreadlocks’ and ‘afros’ are too distracting

A father in Oklahoma said this week that he was forced to pull his daughter out of classes after the charter school she was attending sent her home for having the wrong hairstyle. Terrance Parker told KOKI that he is a barber and he always made sure that his 7-year-old…

Rumsfeld dismisses Obama as the ‘so-called commander-in-chief’

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Wednesday said that President Barack Obama’s leadership had been so lacking on the issue of Syria that he only deserved the title of “so-called commander-in-chief.” “The essence of leadership, really, is clarity and a vision, and there hasn’t been one,” Rumsfeld told the…

Oklahoma school district giving up on abstinence-only education

The school district in Oklahoma’s second largest city has begun to implement a plan to teach comprehensive sex education in its schools. According to Tulsa’s Channel 9 News, the district plans to launch the program in four selected schools, then expand to include the entire district. Classes will be taught…

Ted Cruz: Obama shouldn’t use U.S. military as ‘Al-Qaeda’s air force’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested this week that President Barack Obama would be using the U.S. military as “Al-Qaeda’s air force” if he went forward with plans to strike Syria over the use of chemical weapons. Joe Pags, who was guest hosting Glenn Beck’s radio show on Tuesday, asked the…

Bill Nye cast on ‘Dancing with the Stars’: ‘It’s all physics!’

ABC announced on Wednesday that Bill Nye “The Science Guy” had been cast to star in the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars. During an event on Good Morning America, the network revealed that Nye would be paired with Burlesque actress and dancer Tyne Stecklein. “I surprise myself,” Nye…

Boston mayor under fire after saying he would ‘blow up’ Detroit

Boston Mayor Tom Menino apologized this week after saying that he would like to go to Detroit and “blow up the place.” In an recent interview with The New York Times, Menino had been asked how he would handle Detroit’s bankruptcy if he were mayor. “I’d blow up the place…

Rubio: Syria situation would be different ‘if I had been in charge’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) offered stern criticism of the Obama administration in an interview with Brett Baier of Fox News saying that if he were president, the situation would be very different now. According to Talking Points Memo, Rubio said that he is skeptical of the efficacy of President Barack…

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