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New bill ending federal ban on marijuana to be introduced in Congress

Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Ron Paul (R-TX) will introduce legislation on Thursday to the U.S. House of Representatives that ends the federal prohibition on marijuana. The Oakland Tribute reported that the bill would limit the federal government to enforcing cross-border or inter-state smuggling laws, and allow people to grow, possess, use or…

Ethanol subsidy caused corn price surge

WASHINGTON — US ethanol subsidies pushed up corn prices as much as 17 percent in 2011, according to a study released Wednesday at a time when Washington’s policies on biofuels are coming under heightened scrutiny. The study by Bruce Babcock of Iowa State University and released by the Geneva-based International…

Florida sold citizens’ driver’s license information for $62 million

The State of Florida made $62,968,946 from the sale of Floridians driver’s license information in the last fiscal year, a practice that has been occurring almost unknown for years. I-Team investigator Michael George reported that the state’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles sells drivers’ license information, including Floridians…

GOP candidate’s ad shows China taking over U.S. thanks to Obama

A campaign advertisement for a Republican congressional candidate from Nevada that depicts the Chinese army marching on the U.S. Capitol has upset an Asian-American group. In the ad, a fake Chinese news anchor explains that the Chinese empire was able to rise again thanks to President Barack Obama raising the…

Gun advocate allegedly punches Wisconsin union activist in the face

A daily non-violent singalong at the Wisconsin Capitol turned ugly Tuesday when it was interrupted by a former Republican state senator and two pro-gun advocates. Former state Sen. David Zien yelled “Walker for president” while the two other men attempted to cover some of the union activists with the former…

N.J. Republican’s bill would jail gov’t. workers for enforcing health reforms

A bill proposed by a state assemblywoman in New Jersey would have government employees thrown in jail for up to five years if they attempt to enforce any part of the health reforms passed by Congress last year. Its sponsor — Assemblywoman Alison Little McHose (R) — reportedly copied much…

Report: O’Keefe took $100 from man claiming to be crack pipe dealer

Conservative media prankster James O’Keefe accepted $100 from a man who claimed to be a crack pipe dealer during the RightOnline conference, according to a report in the notorious Buffalo Beast. Of course, the man wasn’t really a crack pipe salesman: he’s Ian Murphy, the gonzo journalist who posed as…

U.S. conducting ‘mass surveillance’ against Arab world: report

The former self-appointed spokesman for the collective of hacktivists known as “Anonymous” revealed Tuesday what he called a massive U.S spying program against the Arab world. In an email to about a dozen journalists, Barrett Brown said his Project PM had uncovered the nature of the U.S. spying operation known…

McConnell: GOP slogan should be Obama ‘made it worse’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters at the Christian Science Monitor breakfast Wednesday that if Republicans want to take the presidency from Barack Obama in 2012 then their campaign theme should be “he made it worse.” “I’m confident we’re going to nominate someone who is a credible, believable…

Obama to claim success for Afghan surge

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will argue Wednesday his Afghan war surge strategy has forged substantial progress and a “position of strength” which allows thousands of US troops to come home, officials said. In a primetime speech to a war-weary US public, Obama will say his decision to pour…

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