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Big Pharma set to take over medical marijuana market

Just as the federal government is clamping down on medical marijuana dispensaries, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) may be set to give Big Pharma the clearance to take over the market. In 2007, GW Pharmaceuticals announced that it partnered with Otsuka to bring “Sativex” — or liquefied marijuana — to…

Half of households pay no income taxes, super rich see taxes fall

The Internal Revenue Service and the Tax Policy Center in Washington have some statistics that will likely make last-minute filers extra-irate today: The super-rich are paying less in income tax than they used to, and nearly half of all U.S. households don’t pay any income taxes at all. The IRS…

Federal agency recognizes pot for medical use

Medical marijuana dispensaries currently under fire from the IRS may have been handed a critical new weapon in their fight to stay open. The National Cancer Institute, one of the many federal agencies who make up the National Institute of Health, has ruled that marijuana does in fact have medical…

Tea Party candidate: Questions about my personal, public finances insult voters

Claims she made more than she reported to IRS last year but it’s no one’s business She may not be a multi-millionaire, and she may have earned more than the paltry $5,800 she reported to the IRS last year, but Christine O’Donnell is no dummy. Taking lessons from former Alaska…

Maddow: Rep. Steve King hopes suicide pilot gets his ‘happy day’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) expressed sympathy last week for the motivations behind the suicide plane attack by Joseph Stack on an IRS office in Austin, TX. Although there has been no widespread public outcry over King’s remarks, former civil rights lawyer Glenn Greenwald of Salon.com believes they amount to “endorsing…

Video game commemorates Austin suicide pilot

The smoke over Austin is hardly two days settled and already, many have risen to defend the actions of Joe Stack. And now, there’s this: an 8-bit style video game called “Tax Time,” published on Newgrounds.com, commemorating his deadly attack on a Texas IRS office. In the game users must…

Scott Brown sympathizes with Austin bomber: ‘No one likes paying taxes, obviously’

When does it become somewhat understandable to want to fly planes into buildings? Appearing on Fox News, newly-minted Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) showed notable sympathy and scant outrage for Joseph Stack, who crashed his airplane into an IRS building Thursday in an apparent suicide bombing Thursday. “You don’t know anything…

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