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California lawmaker: Marijuana crackdown will cost millions in lost revenue

California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D) said last week that the federal government’s crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries would cost the state millions of dollars in lost revenue. In early October, U.S. Attorneys threatened to seize the properties of medical marijuana dispensaries if they didn’t close up shop within 45 days.…

Ron Paul: I want to repeal Roe v. Wade

Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas told CBN’s David Brody that he wants to repeal the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which upheld a woman’s right to an abortion until the fetus is viable outside the womb. Paul, a presidential candidate and libertarian, has gained an enthusiastic following…

Rep. Speier: Female soldiers ordered to testify on behalf of accused serial rapist

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) for the tenth time on Tuesday called on Congress to address the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military. To call attention to the problem, she has been telling the stories of woman who were sexually harassed and assaulted while serving in…

Serial rapist targets sorority sisters in Texas

CHICAGO — Texas police were searching Tuesday for a serial rapist who appears to be targeting sorority sisters after he broke into the homes of four women in their 50s and 60s and attacked them. The violent assaults by what police believe is the same massive man have sent shockwaves…

‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters confront Rahm’s chief of staff

Volunteers from National Nurses United and “Occupy Chicago” demonstrators marched to City Hall on Tuesday to protest their arrest late Saturday night in Grant Park. About 130 people were arrested after they set up tents in protest against the consolidation of economic power and refused to leave the public park…

Eight New York policemen charged in gun smuggling ring

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Eight New York City policemen were charged on Tuesday with helping run a gun-smuggling ring in a city whose mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is leading a national campaign against illegal guns. The men were accused of exploiting their experience and credentials to take part in schemes to…

Herman Cain adviser: Campaign ‘resonating’ with smokers

Herman Cain’s senior adviser says that a new campaign ad isn’t encouraging anyone to take up smoking, but the campaign is “resonating” with nicotine fans. The image of chief of staff Mark Block smoking in a recent campaign ad has quickly overshadowed any other message the campaign intended to send.…

Occupy San Jose protester refusing to come down off City Hall wall

A protester from Occupy San Jose climbed a three-story wall near City Hall Monday and refused to come down. The protester, who goes by the name “Cracker,” was identified as 27-year-old Shaun O’Kelly by another demonstrator, according to KGO. O’Kelly told reporters that he was an itinerant construction worker who…

NC anti-abortion centers told Jewish woman to convert to Christianity

A North Carolina abortion rights group revealed Monday that most “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPC) in the state were misleading women about their health care options. A NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Foundation (NPCNCF) report (PDF) found that more than two-thirds of CPCs provided medically inaccurate information. The centers have been in…

BP bounces back into profit

BP surged back into profit in the first nine months of 2011, and has now reached a “clear turning point” after last year’s devastating Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, it declared on Tuesday. The group said it will sell another $15 billion of non-core assets by 2013, expanding its divestment…

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