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Report: Colorado’s marijuana industry added 9,400 jobs in its first year

Colorado’s newly-released report on the first year of its legal marijuana industry describes a flourishing industry: recreational consumers purchased over 17 tons of marijuana buds, and medical marijuana patients nearly 50 tons.

Rick Perry comes out swinging on immigration at CPAC

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry strutted onto the stage in control of his tough-but-patriotic Texan cowboy image, and promised to “speak plainly” during his Conservative Political Action Conference address Friday morning.

Marco Rubio: Hillary is ‘Yesterday’

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Marco Rubio knocked what he called the “Obama-Clinton foreign policy” in a well-received, forward-looking appearance at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday morning.

Former NSA chief Michael Hayden called himself a ‘libertarian’ at CPAC. The crowd was not amused.

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Former CIA and NSA head Gen. Michael Hayden had some trouble selling himself as a “libertarian” to his CPAC audience.

420 at CPAC: Conservatives debate marijuana

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As fate would have it, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) came to DC on the very day the district legalized marijuana—and celebrated with a 4:20pm debate over drug legalization and a Michelle Malkin film featuring the supposed perils of legalization in Colorado.

CPAC 2015: Conservatives can learn from liberals on millennial outreach, but must stay set apart on policies

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Conservatives have a lot to learn from the left when it comes to millennial outreach, but must be careful to make sure that their policies and politics still look different from their liberal opponents, a Conservative Political Action Panel concluded Thursday morning. During the elaborately titled “Reclaiming the American Dream: Millennials Look Toward Their Future” panel, […]

DC legalizes pot, ignoring congressional warnings of ‘very serious consequences’

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Marijuana has been legal in D.C. since midnight on Thursday—but it’s complicated.

Christie: No parent’s dream for their children is a minimum wage increase

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks with Laura Ingraham during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Gov. Chris Christie wants his party to spend its time promoting the middle class, not defending the wealthy.

The FCC approves strong net neutrality rules

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THE WASHINGTON POST – The Federal Communications Commission approved strict new rules for Internet providers Thursday in a historic vote that represents the government’s most aggressive attempt to make sure the Web remains a level playing field.

Contra the New York Times, Republicans have not given up on the net neutrality fight

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Will they or won’t they? As Congress awaits Thursday’s FCC vote on net neutrality rules to regulate the internet like a utility, press reports gave off mixed messages about whether Republicans will battle the agency should strict regulations pass.

Mark Cuban fears net neutrality could lead to a ‘Department of the Internet’

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Billionaire Mark Cuban, fresh off an expletive-laced anti-net neutrality tirade last week, is at it again. This time, he took to Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze TV to divulge his worst-case scenarios should net neutrality rules pass the FCC on Thursday. Cuban told Beck that his greatest fear is the regulatory uncertainty that will face the industry. […]

Hillary Clinton wants to regulate the internet like a utility: ‘It’s a value statement’

Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles during a keynote address at the Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Hillary Clinton threw her support behind strict net neutrality rules during an appearance at a Silicon Valley conference for women.

Poll: A lot of Americans agree with Giuliani, believe Obama doesn’t love America


While Democrats and media types have taken Rudy Giuliani to task over his assertion that President Obama “doesn’t love America,” but a new poll finds that many Americans actually agree with the former mayor. A HuffPost/YouGov poll asked 1,000 people if they believed that Obama loved his country and it turned out that a lot of people — […]

Police raided a 72-yr-old marijuana patient’s home, seized his phone, and left him stranded

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More heartbreaking civil seizure stories from Michigan: in the first of several dramatic profiles featured by the Detroit Free Press, armed officers raided the home of 72-year-old medical marijuana patient Thomas Williams, handcuffed him on the floor, and turned his home upside down.

Police in Florida and other states are quietly tracking phones without a court order

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More evidence that it’s not just the NSA watching you: at least 11 Florida police forces have been using intrusive “Stringray” tracking devices to record the movements of residents without their knowledge, according to law enforcement records obtained by the ACLU.

Pot is now legal in Alaska–but where can you smoke it?

In this Feb. 20, 2015 photo, Peter Lomonaco, co-founder of the Alaska Cannabis Club, and CEO Charlo Greene share a joint at their medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, Alaska will become the third state in the nation to legalize marijuana. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Starting Tuesday, pot is legal in Alaska—but with a lot of caveats and confusion.

Snowden’s post-Oscars Reddit AMA touched on everything from the NSA to NPH


How would Edward Snowden have accepted the Oscar for “Citizen Four” if he could have been present?

Senator’s bill would help veterans become EMTs without repeated training

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Sen. Bill Cassidy (R., La.) wants to make it easier for combat veterans to obtain EMT licensing and other medical certification, by waiving training requirements for courses they’ve already taken through the military.

Abercrombie & Fitch’s ‘look policy’ heads to the Supreme Court in religious discrimination case

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The Supreme Court meets the fashion police—on Wednesday, they’re set to rule on Abercrombie & Fitch’s infamous “look policy” for their “models,” and how it should relate to employees’ religious practices.

Poll: Most Americans oppose regulating the internet

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The majority of Americans do not want the government regulating the internet like a public utility, according to a new survey from the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI)