Thousands tell Obama to fire DEA chief for calling medical marijuana a ‘joke’

Thousands tell Obama to fire DEA chief for calling medical marijuana a ‘joke’

International Business Times

More than 36,000 people had signed a petition as of Friday morning asking President Barack Obama to fire Drug Enforcement Administration head Chuck Rosenberg over comments he made on medical marijuana. Rosenberg said Nov. 4 that smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes “is a joke,” CBS News reported. “What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana…

Study: Number of black students — not crime — the major factor in a school’s decision to hire cops

Study: Number of black students — not crime — the major factor in a school’s decision to hire cops

Zaid Jilani, AlterNet Two professors, Tim Servoss, professor of psychology at Canisius College in New York, and education professor Jeremy Finn at the State University of New York at Buffalo, have performed research they plan to present in full in spring showing that the prevalence of police in schools correlates to the number of black

Republicans view Ben Carson less favorably after West Point claims disputed — but most still like him

Republicans view Ben Carson less favorably after West Point claims disputed — but most still like him

Reuters Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was viewed less favorably by a significant portion of Republicans after his claim to have won a scholarship to West Point was disputed, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. But in one positive sign for the neurosurgeon turned top-tier candidate, a majority of those polled said the controversy did

Trump hilariously reenacts Carson’s knife fight and asks ‘how stupid’ is America to believe ‘this crap’

Trump hilariously reenacts Carson’s knife fight and asks ‘how stupid’ is America to believe ‘this crap’

Tom Boggioni Speaking at an Iowa rally, 2016 Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump went off on a vicious tirade against his fellow GOP candidates that was highlighted by an over-the-top reenactment of Dr. Ben Carson’s alleged assault on a friend with a knife. Ultimately asking how “stupid” Iowans and Americans are to “believe this

3 Missouri men charged with terrorist threats: ‘I’m going to stand my ground and shoot every black person I see’

3 Missouri men charged with terrorist threats: ‘I’m going to stand my ground and shoot every black person I see’

Reuters Three 19-year-old Missouri men have been charged with making terrorist threats on social media about shooting people at college campuses in the state, and two of them talked about targeting black people. One of the three, Hunter M. Park, of Lake St. Louis, who allegedly made threats against the University of Missouri, was denied

US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria

US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria

Agence France-Presse The US military conducted an air strike in Syria targeting “Jihadi John,” the Islamic State militant seen in videos executing hostages, the Pentagon said. Spokesman Peter Cook did not specify whether Mohamed Emwazi had been killed, saying in a statement that “we are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will provide additional

Bristol Palin ignores coverage of Jeremy Mardis’ death, says media ‘yawns’ because he’s white

Bristol Palin ignores coverage of Jeremy Mardis’ death, says media ‘yawns’ because he’s white

Arturo Garcia Bristol Palin made the bizarre accusation on Wednesday that news outlets were ignoring the shooting death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis because of his race, Wonkette reported. “Why is this story not all over the media?” Palin asked. “If the child had been black, would it have received more acknowledgement? I wish more people