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Newly released video shows U.S. tomahawk missiles bombarding Syrian air base
April 7th, 2017

The Russian Defense Ministry released aerial imagery on Friday showing the destructive aftermath left in the wake of Friday’s U.S. missile strikes of a Syrian air base. President Trump ordered the military strikes on Thursday in response to the horrific chemical gas attacks on rebel-held Syrian villages, which resulted in dozens of men, women, and children killed….

Secret Service agent protecting Vice Pres. Mike Pence caught meeting escort

A Secret Service agent working for Vice President Mike Pence has been suspended from his post after he met with a hooker at a hotel in Maryland. According to CNN, the agent confessed to his lewd behavior last week after he was arrested and charged with solicitation. The agent assigned to the security detail protecting Mike…

TRUMP STRIKES ASSAD: U.S. military missiles bombard Syria targets in the wake of chemical attack
April 6th, 2017

ASSOCIATED PRESS — The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles Thursday night in fiery retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. President Donald Trump cast the U.S. assault as vital to deter future use of poison gas and called on other nations to join in…

Attorney General Sessions defends immigration arrests at courthouses
April 1st, 2017

By SOPHIA BOLLAG Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly have defended federal agents who make immigration arrests at courthouses after California’s top judge asked them to stop, according to a letter released Friday. Sessions and Kelly sent the letter Wednesday to California Supreme Court Chief…

Mexico’s Catholic archdiocese brands any citizens who help build Trump’s border wall traitors
March 29th, 2017

Mexico’s Catholic Archdiocese maintained that any of the country’s citizens who help construct President Trump’s border wall would be considered immoral traitors. A blistering editorial published in Sunday’s edition of Desde la Fe, the weekly newsletter issued by Mexico’s Catholic Archdiocese, called on the government to push back against companies looking to make money on…

Colorado’s plan to counter a federal crackdown on marijuana
March 26th, 2017

Colorado is weighing a unique strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a possible federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of tax dollars. A pending bill may permit pot growers and retailers to re-categorize their recreational weed as medical marijuana if a change in federal law occurs. It’s the boldest…

Feds ban electronic devices on U.S.-bound flights from ten mostly Middle Eastern and North African nations
March 21st, 2017

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government, citing unspecified threats, is barring passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets, electronic games and other devices on board in carry-on bags. Passengers flying to the United States from 10 airports…

Why No-Knock warrants make no sense in the War on Drugs
March 20th, 2017

Two recent stories on the subject of no-knock warrants in the New York Times remind us that, despite recent progress toward legalizing marijuana, the U.S. drug war is far from over. The articles support many libertarian views on drug policy: that legalization should include all drugs, not just marijuana; that the drug war disproportionately harms…

Could Edward Snowden be sent to US in SWAP for Russian “Merchant of Death” arms dealer?
March 17th, 2017

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden may be facing extradition to the U.S. by Vladimir Putin in a trade deal for infamous Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. Speculation suggests that Putin may send back Snowden to help improve the complicated relationship between Moscow and Russia. As Snowden’s girlfriend Lindsay Mills posts lighthearted photos on Instagram, there is…

MSNBC obtains President Donald Trump tax returns
March 15th, 2017

By JILL COLVIN and JEFF HORWITZ ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes in 2005, paying a roughly 25 percent effective tax rate thanks to a tax he has since sought to eliminate, according to highly sought-after newly-disclosed tax documents ontained by MSNBC. The…