In the first segment of "By Any Means Necessary" Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Josh Hovey, Communications Director, of Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, to talk about efforts to legalize marijuana in the state of Michigan, the value of hemp production in agricultural states, and the efforts to combat misinformation about marijuana legalization. In the second segment, we are joined by Jacque Luquman of Luqman Nation to talk about what to expect from America's midterm elections, the role gerrymandering will play in the 2018 and 2020 elections, and what liberals should learn from the Tea Party movement. In the third segment of "By Any Means Necessary," we are joined by author Elaine Mokhtefi joins the show to talk about her new book "Algiers, Third World Capital: Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers" out now on Verso Books, the … [Read more...] about Election Day 2018: Drugs, Aliens, and Firing Squads
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top officials with the donor network affiliated with billionaire industrialist Charles Koch this weekend sought to distance the network from the Republican Party and President Donald Trump, citing tariff and immigration policies and "divisive" rhetoric out of Washington. At a gathering of hundreds of donors at the Broadmoor resort here, officials reiterated their plans to spend as much as $400 million on policy issues and political campaigns during the 2018 cycle. Earlier this year, they announced heavy spending on helping Republicans hold the Senate. But in a warning shot to Trump and the GOP, network co-chair Brian Hooks lamented "tremendous lack of leadership" in Trump's Washington and the "deterioration of the core institutions of society." He called out the White House and Trump-allied GOP lawmakers, particularly over trade policy and increased federal spending, and added that "the divisiveness of this White House is causing long-term damage." In … [Read more...] about Koch group condemns ‘divisiveness’ and ‘lack of leadership’ in Washington, D.C.
Mike Snider USA TODAY Published 5:02 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 Americans get a patriotic feeling when they donate to charities that help military veterans and current service members -- a sentiment that dozens of charities across the U.S. have exploited to scam millions of dollars in donations undelivered to those in need, a government watchdog agency says. A major offender, officials say, was Help the Vets, which had a nationwide operation, soliciting donations for its funding of veterans' medical care, including breast cancer treatment, a suicide prevention program, retreats for recuperating from stress, and veterans fighting breast cancer. “But for thousands of disabled veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, giving an arm and a leg isn’t simply a figure of speech – it’s a harsh reality," read one the the Orlando, Florida-based organization's solicitation letters, written by charity founder Neil Paulson. "Your $10 gift will mean so much to a … [Read more...] about Charity call to ‘Help the Vets’ was a scam, and so were many others, says FTC
A man dubbed the "ice pick killer" has been executed in Texas despite a last-minute plea from his lawyers that his veins were too compromised for a lethal injection. Serial killer Danny Bible earned his nickname from the weapon he used to murder a young woman in 1979. The 66-year-old was put to death at the state's death chamber in Huntsville after the US Supreme Court rejected his last-minute appeal. His execution was the 12th this year in the US and the seventh in Texas, which has executed more inmates than any state since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Bible made no last statement, a prisons official said. His execution occurred in a typical time frame for a lethal injection procedure. Bible was convicted of the rape and murder of Inez Deaton, 20, who went to his home to use his phone and was stabbed 11 times with an ice pick. Her body was dumped near a Houston bayou. The crime went unsolved for nearly 20 years, until Bible confessed to the murder and other sexual … [Read more...] about Baby murderer and rapist dubbed ‘ice pick killer’ executed despite late plea
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Cinco de Mayo brings $1 margaritas, $2 tacos and deals galore If you thought $1 margaritas were enough to give you a pounding headache, wait until you see the full list of deals for Cinco de Mayo. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs USA Today Network Kelly Tyko, [email protected] Published 3:54 p.m. ChT May 3, 2018 | Updated 9:00 p.m. ChT May 5, 2018 CLOSE The very first versions of the May 5 celebrations were less about food and drink, and more about taking a side in a mid-19th century geopolitical conflict. Time CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 1 COMMENT EMAIL MORE There’s a few good … [Read more...] about Cinco de Mayo brings $1 margaritas, $2 tacos and deals galore