George H.W. Bush rips ‘iron-ass’ Dick Cheney and ‘arrogant’ Rumsfeld in new biography: report

George H.W. Bush rips ‘iron-ass’ Dick Cheney and ‘arrogant’ Rumsfeld in new biography: report

Reuters Former President George H.W. Bush takes some unexpected swipes at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, key members of his son’s administration, over their reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks, in a new biography of the 41st president, Fox News reported on Wednesday. In “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush,”

Amy Poehler and ‘Portlandia’ star host surprise same-sex wedding: ‘All of us here are rooting for you’

Amy Poehler and ‘Portlandia’ star host surprise same-sex wedding: ‘All of us here are rooting for you’

Arturo Garcia A stop on Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein’s book tour turned into something bigger when she and actress Amy Poehler were asked to officiate an impromptu same-sex wedding, LAist reported. “All of us here are rooting for you,” said to the couple, 25-year-old Genevieve Hernandez and 23-year-old Kendall Oshiro. “In the way that we

Bernie Sanders introduces bill that would end federal ban on marijuana

Bernie Sanders introduces bill that would end federal ban on marijuana

International Business Times

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont filed a bill in the Senate on Wednesday that would abolish all federal penalties for possessing and growing marijuana. The “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015? bill would remove references to cannabis in the Controlled Substances Act. Transporting marijuana from jurisdictions where it is illegal to places where it…

Jesse Ventura: Trump is ‘using words he doesn’t understand’ when he calls Bernie Sanders a Communist

Jesse Ventura: Trump is ‘using words he doesn’t understand’ when he calls Bernie Sanders a Communist

Arturo Garcia Ora.TV host Jesse Ventura scoffed at Republican presidential Donald Trump for trying to paint Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as a communist. “Donald, again, is using words that he doesn’t understand,” Ventura said. “Socialism and communism are two different things. You need socialism to have a safety net. And we all agree there should

Muslims and Catholics face ‘alarming emergence’ of religious intolerance in Australia

Muslims and Catholics face ‘alarming emergence’ of religious intolerance in Australia

Agence France-Presse Australia is experiencing an “alarming emergence” of religious intolerance, Attorney-General George Brandis said on Thursday, calling for greater efforts to counter discrimination, particularly against Muslims and Christians. Brandis, who spoke at an inaugural Religious Freedom Roundtable, said he was fearful for religious freedom and tolerance in Australia. “Members of the Islamic community are

Hillary Clinton says would reaffirm ties with Israel if elected

Hillary Clinton says would reaffirm ties with Israel if elected

Agence France-Presse Hillary Clinton assured American Jews that she would reaffirm the United States’ “unbreakable bonds” with Israel and promptly invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington should she win the White House. President Barack Obama has had a rocky, at times testy relationship with the Israeli leader, while Republican critics accuse Obama of not

Right-wing extremists are ‘prepping’ for revolution by infiltrating fire departments — and it may be working

Right-wing extremists are ‘prepping’ for revolution by infiltrating fire departments — and it may be working

Travis Gettys The Oath Keepers are tired of being marginalized as “militia members” — so the pro-gun militia group is planning to carry their anti-government message into local government institutions to conscript unsuspecting neighbors into their yearned-for revolution. The group’s founder, Stewart Rhodes, outlined the plan Aug. 29 at the group’s “Appalachian summit” in Gilbert,

Christian pregnancy centers freak out after California turns tables and forces them to disclose abortion rights

Christian pregnancy centers freak out after California turns tables and forces them to disclose abortion rights

David Edwards For years, conservatives have been placing roadblocks to make it harder for women to get an abortion, but the state of California has turned the tables, forcing Christian pregnancy crisis centers to notify women of their reproductive rights. NPR reported this week that a number of so-called pregnancy crisis centers were suing the