moneyThe House of Representatives passed a temporary spending bill on September 25 to keep the federal government in business through October. In order to avoid a government shutdown, the Senate must now approve the measure before the new fiscal year starts on October 1.

ron paul fed hearingsThe House Committee on Financial Services held its first major hearing on H.R. 1207, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, today. H.R. 1207, originally introduced by Ron Paul (R-Texas), now has 295 cosponsors in the House and a great deal of public support. (The bill’s Senate equivalent, S.604, called the Federal Reserve Sunshine Act, has 28 cosponsors.)

Pot Smokers Challenge Law in NH

Written by Jack Kenny

marijuanaWhile American taxpayers spend billions on efforts to stamp out opium crops in Afghanistan, coca plants in Colombia, and all manner of illegal drugs here at home, police in Keene, New Hampshire, this week have been quietly observing groups of marijuana rights advocates lighting up their illegal joints in the downtown Central Square without making any arrests.

A Massachusetts judge on Friday dismissed a Republican Party appeal for an injunction to delay the swearing in of Paul G. Kirk, Jr. as the state's interim U.S. Senator. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Thomas Connally's ruling cleared the way for Kirk to be sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden later in the day.

UN Security CouncilThe UN Security Council, acting during an unprecedented summit chaired by President Barack Obama, unanimously approved a U.S.-drafted resolution on September 24 calling on states that possess nuclear weapons to scrap their arsenals.

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