Pro-marijuana advocates are looking to bring about significant change in the United States this November, hoping to capitalize on the recent successes in Colorado and Washington. In Florida, voters will be casting ballots on a measure that would approve medical marijuana.
Perhaps "The Common Sense" state would be a more appropriate sobriquet for Missouri with its lawmakers' override of the governor's veto of a common sense bill protecting Second Amendment rights.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on September 8 that the committee’s long-awaited report detailing the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques that some critics have described as “torture” will not be released this week.
As outrage and despair continue to grow among millions of middle-class Americans living abroad over the uniquely draconian U.S. taxation regime, which taxes citizens no matter where in the world they live and work, the Republican National Committee took a significant step toward fixing the problem. Last month, as part of a broader effort spearheaded by leaders of the GOP-affiliated Republicans Overseas group, the RNC voted unanimously to support ending the controversial U.S. system of “citizenship-based taxation.” In the measure, the Republican Party’s decision-making body also cited numerous threats to the U.S. economy, American jobs, and even the dollar’s status as the global reserve currency while blasting FATCA. GOP leaders say the stance will be included in the party’s 2016 platform.
Even Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) seems to be singing from the hawkish hymnal about a U.S. military solution to the chaos in Iraq.
In their reports on the recent Arizona shooting tragedy, the major media leave out examples of kids who use guns responsibly.
Recent polls have not been kind to President Obama, as a survey out of California only emphasizes. A Field Poll released Tuesday found that almost as many voters in the nation's biggest "blue state" disapprove of the president's job performance (43 percent) as approve (45 percent). This is first time that Californians' approval of Obama's job performance has sunk below 50 percent since November 2011.
Republican Rand Paul has claimed that if he runs for president in 2016, he would be able to draw more Democratic and independent votes than most other GOP hopefuls. Apparently, someone at the Democratic National Committee agrees with him and considers it time, some 26 months before the next presidential election, to take a preemptive shot at the junior senator from Kentucky.