The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the latest tax data — and they’re putting those dollars to good use.

Jen Hobbs How long does it take a state to collect more than $117 million in tax revenue from a single industry? About a year and a half. The Huffington Post reports that Colorado currently has collected that much from the recreational and medical marijuana markets. Trailing close behind is the State of Washington. Washington

NY Mayor Bill De Blasio and police commissioner Bill Bratton apologize to James Blake after he was allegedly slammed to the ground and arrested in a mixed-up suspect search.

Kanika Lal New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and New York City’s Police Commissioner Bill Bratton have reached out to apologize to former tennis pro James Blake after officers mistook him for a suspect in a credit card fraud scheme. Related Story President Obama Extends Paid Sick Leave in Honor of Labor Day Blake, who

The Daily Beast has exclusively learned over 50 analysts have filed a formal complaint stating reports have been altered to show war on ISIS is more successful than it actually is.

Kanika Lal Over 50 intelligence analysts have made serious claims against U.S. senior intelligence officials. Related Story President Obama Extends Paid Sick Leave in Honor of Labor Day The Daily Beast has learned the U.S. Central Command analysts have made formal complaints, stating that their reports have been altered to show the war on ISIS is

“A French court upheld a 2012 ruling in which Monsanto was found guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, who says he suffered neurological problems after inhaling the U.S. company’s Lasso weedkiller,” Reuters reports.

Jen Hobbs Paul Francois, French grain grower, suffered neurological problems after inhaling Monsanto’s Lasso weedkiller. He says he suffered “memory loss, headaches and stammering after inhaling Monsanto’s Lasso in 2004” and he blames Monsanto for not providing adequate warnings on the product label. In 2012, Francois sued Monsanto and won. The company appealed the case, and today the initial decision

When confronted with how the Bush Administration dealt with Iran, Cheney blames Obama claiming that it happened “Under Obama’s watch, not under our watch.”

Off The Grid Dick Cheney is a damn liar. You know there’s no other way to put it. This guy wants to rewrite history. How anyone could give this guy (who got five deferments from military service) any credibility is ridiculous.  Dick Cheney is not a tough guy: he is the worst of cowards. If

Today, The Daily Beast posted an exclusive scoop from inside authorities that personally filed a formal complaint with the Pentagon that senior officials were manipulating intelligence on ISIS to support the narrative that we are winning the war with ISIS. More than 50 intelligence analysts brought this to the attention of Pentagon’s inspector general, who is now opening an investigation.

Alex Logan Today, The Daily Beast posted an exclusive scoop from inside authorities that personally filed a formal complaint with the Pentagon that senior officials were manipulating intelligence on ISIS to support the narrative that we are winning the war with ISIS. More than 50 intelligence analysts brought this to the attention of Pentagon’s inspector

Andy Parker becomes an advocate for gun control after his daughter Alison Parker was shot and killed on live television reporting for WDBJ. He plans on speaking to lawmakers and announcing his push for legislation at DC’s gun control rally September 10th.

Kanika Lal The father of the slain Virginia TV reporter continues his fight for gun control. Alison Parker’s father, Andy Parker, will join a gun control rally in Washington D.C. on September 10th, on behalf of his daughter who was shot and killed on live television on August 26th while she was conducting an interview

The mother of the broadcast news reporter who was gunned down on live television by a deranged gunman is now planning to make her life’s work trying to quote “implement effective and reasonable safeguards against this happening again.”

Off The Grid I read over the weekend that somebody was attacked with a machete. It’s a tool that is being obviously misused, just like guns are. How about the United States government stops selling arms throughout the world and set an example that we could all try and live up to domestically. Innocent civilians

This morning, John McAfee, best known for founding the anti-virus software firm McAfee Security (to which is he no longer affiliated), filed paperwork (PDF) with the Federal Election Commission announcing his intent to run for the office of President of the United States. Here’s 15 things you probably didn’t know about him.

Jen Hobbs So what’s John McAfee running on…and why is he running? Wired  reports: “Like Lawrence Lessig, the Harvard professor who is running for president to push an agenda for campaign finance reform, McAfee seems far more concerned with having his voice heard on one particular issue than with taking a seat in the Oval Office.” In