NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Continues the Marijuana Arrests He Called 'Unjust and Wrong'

The Drug Policy Alliance reports that “despite campaign promises made in 2013, marijuana possession arrests under New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are on track to equal—or even surpass—the number of arrests under his predecessor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg.” Last July, by contrast, De Blasio claimed “the lowest-level marijuana arrests are down, and the focus […]

Tonight on <s><em>The Independents</em></s> SCRATCH THAT: Your Indies Co-hosts Will Be on a Special Live Discussion About the Ottawa Attack, Hosted by Neil Cavuto

Instead of seeing The Independents tonight on Fox Business Network at 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, alert viewers will see the co-hosts of The Independents, talking with FBN/Fox interviewer extraordinaire Neil Cavuto about the onslaught in Ottawa, implications for civil liberties, and maybe even the fresh new White House lawn-jumper, all through the hour. Fear! Fire! Foes! […]

Ebola Threatens Us Because of NIH Budget Cuts! And Here's Our Latest $31 Million NIH Grant for Diversity

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) leader Francis Collins has claimed that budget cuts kept his organization from having already developed an Ebola vaccine. Today, the NIH proudly announces: the award of nearly $31 million in fiscal year 2014 funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, […]

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Insanity Defined: Feds Unveil Plan to Help High-Risk Homebuyers Take On Massive Debt. Again.

“Low Down Payments Are Coming Back,” screams a headline from The Wall Street Journal today. The story details two steps federal regulators apparently have in the works: On Monday, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt announced that mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would start backing loans with down payments as low as 3%. […]

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