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Missouri’s Governor Commutes A Three Strike Offender’s Life Sentence

A Missouri man was arrested in 1993 when he was found in the same location as a known drug dealer. That dealer was the target of a drug sting. Jeff Mizanskey had two prior convictions for pot possession when he… Continue Reading →

Veterans Bill Receives Approval for Medical Marijuana

Veterans are one step closer to legally receiving marijuana for medicinal purposes. In a vote of 8 to 12, the Senate approved a bipartison Veterans Equal Access amendment, allowing Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors to recommend marijuana to treat certain conditions…. Continue Reading →

Scientists Explain Why Being In Love Makes Us Feel So Happy

Being in love in arguably the best feeling in the world and now science is starting to understand why it makes us so happy. A study published in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews explains, being in love produces a similar chemical… Continue Reading →

Obamacare Enrollment Through Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion Hits 22.5 Million

Enrollees in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the exchanges have totaled 12 million, according to Charles Gaba of ACASignups.net. This consists of 9 million through Healthcare.gov, the federal government website, and 3 million through the state exchanges. These figures… Continue Reading →

American Teens Think Canada Is In A Dictatorship

According to an article found on reddit and written by the National Post News, it seems that many American students in the 8th grade have no clue about what’s going on with their neighbor to the north, Canada. On some… Continue Reading →

Governor Scott Walker is Self-Described “Most Scrutinized Candidate”

Scott Walker has faced a wall of opposition during his tenure as governor of Wisconsin. In 2010, he rode the Tea Party wave that swept a number of Republicans into state governorships. After he successfully enacted collective bargaining reform of… Continue Reading →

The Supreme Court Rules Against Double Taxation

A Maryland Taxpayer Said The State’s Income Tax System Is Double Taxation Because States Don’t Give Full Credit To Taxpayers That Pay Taxes In States Where They Work Maryland and other states like New York, North Carolina and Wisconsin collect… Continue Reading →

Senator Rand Paul Criticizes NSA for Spying on Ordinary Americans at the Expense of Real Terrorists

Senator Rand Paul, one in a long list of GOP presidential contenders, took time to criticize the National Security Agency (NSA) over its stealth phone-internet metadata program. The program, which was first learned about after NSA employee Edward Snowden ratted… Continue Reading →

Lindsey Graham to Announce a Possible Presidential Run on June 1

It definitely appears the GOP will need to hire a tour bus just to carry all of the presidential contenders vying for the party’s nomination. That is made all the more likely by the announcement that South Carolina Senator Lindsey… Continue Reading →

Jeb Bush May Skip Iowa

Jeb Bush has decided to skip the Iowa Straw Polls coming up this summer, to many conservative pundits surprise. Some political speculators say that the candidate may skip Iowa altogether, which comes as a shock to Iowans and other candidates,… Continue Reading →