Oregon norovirus outbreak may have emanated from Halloween pumpkin-carving party

Oregon norovirus outbreak may have emanated from Halloween pumpkin-carving party

Reuters A pre-Halloween pumpkin carving party may have caused a norovirus outbreak that has sickened more than 100 students, teachers and staff at an Oregon Catholic school, a public health official said on Wednesday. Officials may never be able to definitively determine the cause of the outbreak, which prompted O’Hara Catholic School in Eugene, Oregon,

Texas Gov. Abbott threatens Dallas sheriff: Crack down on immigrants or lose state grant money

Texas Gov. Abbott threatens Dallas sheriff: Crack down on immigrants or lose state grant money

Reuters Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday threatened to withhold state grant money to Dallas County if the Democratic sheriff there does not detain undocumented immigrants as requested by federal authorities. Analysts said the warning that extended to sheriffs across the state was mostly aimed at placating Republicans, many of whom want a special

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,”

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…

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

‘Iron ass’ Dick Cheney says Bush Sr. describing him as a power-hungry warmonger is a compliment

‘Iron ass’ Dick Cheney says Bush Sr. describing him as a power-hungry warmonger is a compliment

Bethania Palma Markus Controversial former Vice President Dick Cheney brushed off criticism by George H.W. Bush, who said in a new biography that members of his son’s administration damaged the reputation of the United States. Bush Senior’s comments were made in a new biography about the 41st president, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey Of George

Morning Joe hosts scorch Ben Carson: Does he think Noah built the Eiffel Tower, too?

Morning Joe hosts scorch Ben Carson: Does he think Noah built the Eiffel Tower, too?

Bethania Palma Markus The Morning Joe crew found themselves wondering about Ben Carson’s worldviews after learning the 2016 candidate still believes that the biblical figure Joseph built the pyramids in Egypt to store grain. Carson’s theory first came to light when Buzzfeed found a video of his commencement speech at Andrews University, in which he said,