When it comes to marijuana, Elizabeth Warren of 2012 would probably not recognize Elizabeth Warren of 2019.Seven years ago, Warren opposed legalization. In 2015, the US senator from Massachusetts said she was “open” to it. In 2016, she said, she voted for it privately at the ballot box. Now she’s one of marijuana’s top cheerleaders on Capitol Hill, championing a measure to protect the pot industry in states where it’s legal. Related Links Tracker: See the candidates’ views on marijuana Warren’s evolution is not unique — in fact, 2020 will see the first US presidential race in which every candidate, at least so far, favors some path to legalization.All 12 official Democratic candidates, as well as the potential Republican hopeful and former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, told the Globe they now support full nationwide legalization, Canada-style. President Trump, meanwhile, has said he supports states’ rights to … [Read more...] about Marijuana legalization and the 2020 presidential race: where the candidates stand
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A racist photo tied to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam spurred the first major test for how Democratic presidential hopefuls will address racial tensions that have polarized American life. Nearly every major declared and potential Democratic candidate called for Northam's resignation after disclosure of the photo, which shows one person in blackface and another hooded in white Klan regalia. Their reactions came before Northam, 59, who is white, said during a news conference Saturday that he was not in the photo on his page of the 1984 yearbook. He acknowledged using blackface when he dressed as pop icon Michael Jackson for a dance contest, also in 1984. That leaves Democrats running for president or considering bids to navigate an explosive and embarrassing story as they mount campaigns intended to serve as a contrast with racial divisions that have intensified under the presidency of Donald Trump. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the Trump administration's decision to withdraw … [Read more...] about Racist Yearbook Photo Becomes a Test for 2020 Democrats
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by: Mike Adams Tags: civil rights, consent, freedom, law enforcement, Liberty, patriot, Police, search warrant, Traffic Stop (Natural News) I have a lot of friends in law enforcement, and one thing they all tell me is that very few people know their rights when it comes to saying “No” to cops. By feigning casual conversation, police are able to violate your rights and turn you into a felon, often for “crimes” you never committed. This is precisely what the FBI did to Michael Flynn when they sent a couple of FBI agents to his office, pretending to be engaging in a friendly conversation and White House tour. In reality, the FBI agents were interrogating Flynn, writing up a 302 document and using his words to prosecute him for “lying” to the government. (Yes, that’s exactly what they did. The corruption of the FBI is mind-boggling.) Most people don’t know their rights when it comes to interactions with law … [Read more...] about How to stop giving rogue government CONSENT to violate your rights and turn you into a felon
Michael Balsamo, Eric Tucker and Colleen Long, Associated Press Updated 2:38 am PDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 An NYPD bomb squad vehicle departs an area outside Time Warner Center on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in New York. Law enforcement officials say a suspicious package that prompted an evacuation of CNN's offices is believed to contain a pipe bomb. less An NYPD bomb squad vehicle departs an area outside Time Warner Center on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in New York. Law enforcement officials say a suspicious package that prompted an evacuation of CNN's offices is ... more Photo: Kevin Hagen, AP FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2000 file photo, Bill and Hillary Clinton stand in the driveway of their new home in Chappaqua, N.Y. A U.S. official says a "functional explosive device" was found at Hillary and Bill Clinton's suburban New York home. less FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2000 file photo, Bill and Hillary Clinton stand … [Read more...] about As political strain grows, pipe bombs target Democrats, CNN
By Ted Andersen Updated 4:23 am PDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 A jogger along Crissy field is silhouetted by the fall sunrise. October spells "Indian summer" for San Francisco, a time when the city enjoys a short heat wave after months of summer fog. But the term may carry bad connotations depending on who you ask. less A jogger along Crissy field is silhouetted by the fall sunrise. October spells "Indian summer" for San Francisco, a time when the city enjoys a short heat wave after months of summer fog. But the term may carry ... more Photo: Frederic Larson The painting “Indian Summer on the Hudson River,” by Albert Bierstadt. A number of theories exist about where the term Indian summer came from, some more innocuous than others. Bostonian Albert Matthews became a 19th century expert on the term and researched dozens of its earliest uses. But Matthews never discovered a definitive explanation … [Read more...] about Is it politically incorrect to use ‘Indian summer’ to describe the weather?