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Police in riot gear watch protesters in Ferguson, Mo. The incidents in Ferguson brought to light the extreme militarization of the nation's police forces. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Obama’s policing task force recommends move away from police militarization

The Obama-appointed task force on “21st Century Policing” is out with its report, recommending reforms like body camera implementation and moving away from military-style operations like those seen in Ferguson.

Republican bill would block Obama admin’s move to ban AR-15 ammo

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Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) has introduced a bill to counteract the Obama administration’s push to outlaw AR-15 ammunition.

Privacy groups urge Senate to reject invasive ‘cybersecurity’ bill

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Nearly thirty civil liberties groups have written to the Senate denouncing forthcoming “cybersecurity” legislation, warning that it grants broad powers for law enforcement and the federal government to spy on American citizens.

‘How a real leader acts and sounds:’ Netanyahu stirs Congress in address, provokes strong response

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would “all but guarantee” that Tehran will get nuclear weapons, a step that the world must avoid at all costs.

DEA: If you legalize pot, all of your rabbits will get stoned and die.

THIS IS YOUR RABBIT ON DRUGS (Heather Leiphart / AP)

DEA agents seem to be scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to anti-pot arguments these days.

Poll: 6 in 10 Republican millennials want pot to be legal

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The Republican Party may be in for some serious generational shifts when it comes to drug policy.

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker follows as a close second

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) won his third consecutive Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll victory at Saturday, news that was met with chants of “President Paul” throughout the Potomac Ballroom at the Gaylord National Convention Center. Paul took in 25.7 percent of the votes in the poll out of the field of 17 potential Republican candidates. The […]

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

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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

In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks at the South Dakota Republican Convention in Rapid City, S.D.  (AP Photo/Toby Brusseau, File)

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

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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 — […]