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WATCH: Senior DEA official refuses to say whether weed is more dangerous than alcohol

A senior U.S. drug enforcement official refused to state whether alcohol was more or less dangerous than marijuana during a House oversight committee hearing on Tuesday. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) asked DEA deputy director Thomas Harrigan about recent comments made by his colleague, DEA administrator Michele Leonhart. At the National…

Paul Ryan stuns CNN host: Keystone pipeline will solve Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) shocked CNN host Kate Bolduan on Wednesday when he asserted that Congress and President Barack Obama could solve the crisis in Ukraine by approving the Keystone XL pipeline. The Wisconsin Republican began his interview saying that he did know if he agreed with Sen. Lindsey Graham…

Check it out: Barack Obama is the face of contraband Viagra in Pakistan

In an image suggestive of Ian Fleming’s James Bond, President Barack Obama is the new face of contraband Viagra in Pakistan. Despite unpopularity there for his frequent drone attacks — the American president remains a model of strength in marketing Pfizer’s popular sex drug abroad. Pakistan, where Viagra is banned,…

House narrowly passes ‘clean’ one-year increase for debt limit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives, by a narrow margin, on Tuesday passed clean legislation raising the government’s borrowing authority for one year in order to avoid a default that was looming at the end of this month. By a vote of 221-201, the House passed the bill, adhering…

White House offers two-year Obamacare reprieve for mid-size employers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Monday delayed another part of President Barack Obama’s signature health reform law, saying medium-sized businesses would not face a tax penalty until 2016 for not providing employees with health coverage. The announcement came after the administration last July delayed until 2015 the so-called…

Report: Another U.S. citizen targeted for drone attack

President Barack Obama is considering killing another U.S. citizen affiliated with Al Qaeda in a drone attack, according to a report published Monday by the Associated Press. According to the AP, the Administration is debating whether to kill him in a strike, as the US is legally obliged to follow…

Televangelist: Second Civil War inevitable over Obamacare ‘rat poison’

A North Carolina televangelist warns that it won’t take a majority to launch a second civil war in the United States over Obamacare. “Signs are strong that if we are not soon drawn back together as a nation, we will be torn apart,” wrote Rick Joyner, executive director of MorningStar…

Congress passes bill cutting farmer payments and SNAP benefits

The US Congress passed a massive, long-overdue bill Tuesday that overhauls agriculture policy, including halting direct payments to farmers. The five-year $956.4 billion measure, which also reforms the food stamp program for the poor to save $8 billion, marks a rare point of cooperation among bitterly divided lawmakers. It passed…

House Speaker John Boehner: ‘Time to deal with’ immigration reform

US House Speaker John Boehner gathered his congressional Republicans Thursday to debate the party’s future, saying the time had come for his party to help pass immigration reform. Secluded at a bayside hotel on Maryland’s Eastern Shore for a three-day closed-door retreat, the House of Representatives’ majority party was thrashing…

CEO tells Daily Show ‘mentally retarded’ could work for $2: ‘You’re worth what you’re worth’

Would increasing the minimum wage leave the most vulnerable workers with fewer jobs? Financial commentator Peter Schiff thinks so. The investment broker and talk radio host told Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee that lifting the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, as President Barack Obama announced he would do by…

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