If you’re a resident of New York, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Louisiana, or American Samoa you’ll need a passport to travel by airplane within the United States as of 2016. The exact date hasn’t been announced yet.

Jen Hobbs Time.com reports that this new policy is a result of The Real ID Act, which was passed by Congress in 2005. Seven years later, the Department of Homeland Security is ready to enforce the legislation. Here’s what you need to know: The Real ID Act is“a counterterrorism measure to standardize the reliability and

Florida recreational marijuana advocates are on the move to get an initiative on the 2016 ballot that would give residents the chance to vote on legalizing pot and regulating the drug like alcohol. The Florida Cannabis Act would allow anyone over age 21 to purchase and possess up to an ounce of marijuana.

Off The Grid It’s all part of the domino effect that is happening with marijuana. More and more states are going to be legalizing it because they see the positives far outweighs the negatives. People are starting to understand that it’s a wonderful plant, specifically for medical purposes. They see the money that it can bring

Ben Carson is standing by his comments that a Muslim should not lead the United States. Carson went on to say that he would support someone with a Muslim background who is “willing to reject the tenets [of Islam] and accept the way of life that we have and clearly will swear to place the Constitution above their religion.”

Off The Grid I would like to ask Carson if he would do the same thing with his Christian religion. Will he make the same statement, sign the same papers and agree to keep his Christianity out of our government too? I’m sick of people saying that this country was founded upon Christianity because it

Hillary Clinton unveils her plan at a town hall meeting in Iowa to discuss prescription drug costs, in height of the recent drug increase by Turing Pharmaceutical CEO.

Kanika Lal Hillary Clinton rolls out a plan tuesday to lower prescription drug costs. Related Story Jesse Ventura Says He Will Never Use This Term This news comes a day after the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals raises the cost per pill from $13.50 to $750—a 5,000 percent increase. The Democratic frontrunner tweeted in response saying,

House speaker John Boehner tells his fellow Republicans he will step down from his Ohio Congressional seat October 30th.

Kanika Lal The speaker told his fellow republicans in a private meeting Friday morning he will resign his Ohio congressional seat on October 30th. Related Story Judge Andrew Napolitano: Libertarians Have Been Hijacked! Boehner’s office said in a statement: “The speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution.”

In the first-ever papal address, Pope Francis speaks about immigration, climate change, and family in a joint meeting of Congress Thursday morning in Washington D.C.

Kanika Lal Pope Francis speaks at a joint meeting of Congress in the first-ever papal address. Related Story Your Old Friend Abortion: Alex Logan’s Truth on the Evil A-Word Pope Francis calls on Americans Thursday morning to embrace immigrants saying in his 45-minute speech: “We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather

Jeff Smisek stepped down as United Airlines’ chief executive last week amid a federal corruption probe. Bloomberg estimates he will walk away with $28.6 million, more than double his pay last year, which reached $12.8 million.

Off The Grid Here’s evidence that crime pays! It’s outrageous. This is the core of what is wrong with the United States of America today. It’s your classic example of a violation of what we should have which is a maximum wage. This guy is getting more money than he deserves, and more perks. He gets

Airline apologizes for stopping Captain Haag and his wife from boarding their return flight due to the captain’s service dog. But is an apology enough?

Jen Hobbs According to ServiceDogCentral.org, there are approximately 387,000 service dogs across the United States. This would lead one to believe it is fairly common for someone with a service dog to board an aircraft and that there are airline guidelines put in place to make sure this happens smoothly. This was not the case

For the first time among U.S. Food Processors, CEO of Peanut Corp. is convicted of knowingly selling tainted peanut butter, reportedly killing nine from a salmonella outbreak.

Kanika Lal A former CEO of Peanut Corporation of America will face 28 years in prison for his role in a salmonella outbreak, which reportedly killed nine Americans and sickened hundreds in 2008 to 2009. Stewart Parnell, ex-owner of Peanut Corp, appeared in a Georgia federal court with his brother and a former manager of

Three teens in southeastern Washington were charged with felonies for marijuana possession. The teens aged 14, 15 and 17 have been charged in nearby Asotin County with felonies that could net them up to five years in prison.

Off The Grid Do they have the same law for alcohol? If a kid drinks underage, is that kid then convicted of a felony? What about smoking cigarettes and using tobacco? If not, then this whole thing is hypocrisy. Maybe they’ve got the private sector running their prisons up there and they’re a little low

And another one bites the dust! The Grand Old Party once again thins the herd as Governor Scott Walker drops out of the race for most presidential candidates of all time.

Alex Logan According to the New York Times, “The short answer is money. He’s made a decision not to limp into Iowa.” A huge disappointment, I know, as we all wanted to see what other insanely asinine ideas he could come up with between now and Iowa. But don’t fret, readers, we still have Huckabee,