National Blog - page 214
Victory for Hemp!
Late last night, by a vote of 246-162, the House voted on, and passed, Rep Thomas Massie's hemp amendment C4L urged our members to take action on yesterday. The amendment simply stated, “that no funds may be used by the Department of [...]
House votes to stop medical marijuana raids by Justice Department
Late last night the House of Representatives approved an amendment 219 to 189 which would prohibit the Justice Department from conducting raids on medical marijuana facilities in states that allow medical marijuana. The measure would still have [...]
Directive authorizes Obama to use the military against Americans
According to The Washington Times a 2010 Pentagon Directive authorizes the President to use military force against civilians. The directive contains noncontroversial provisions on support to civilian fire and emergency services, special events [...]
Tell Congress to Vote YES on Massie's Hemp Amendment!
Later today, the House will vote on a bipartisan amendment offered by Reps. Massie, Blumenauer, Polis, Barr, and Bonamici to address the legal confusion regarding Section 7606 of the Farm bill relating to industrial hemp. This amendment is meant [...]
Michigan Minimum Wage Increased
By: Colin Combs Last Tuesday, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed a new bill into law that will increase the state’s hourly minimum wage from its current $7.40 until it reaches to $9.25 in 2018. The House voted 76-34 and the Senate voted [...]
SWAT Team allegedly throws flash grenade, critically injuring toddler, during no-knock raid
The latest victim in the war on drugs and no-knock raids is a 19-month-old toddler in Georgia. The toddler is in critical condition after suffering burns due to a flash grenade thrown in his house by police looking for drugs in a no-knock raid. [...]
New federal database will include 227 million Americans' Social Security numbers, entire credit history
Apparently the NSA snooping on all our emails, phone calls, and internet history isn't enough. Now the government may be tracking our credit history. From The Washington Examiner As many as 227 million Americans may be compelled to disclose [...]
NBC Interviews Edward Snowden
You can watch the full interview here.
Don't Shoot the Messenger
Since Glenn Greenwald first exposed the NSA's vast unconstitutional surveillance program last year, a strange phenomenon has developed wherein certain elements of the media have slavishly defended the U.S. government and relentlessly attacked [...]