Cory Killeen

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Obama budget would allow D.C. pot legalization to proceed

President Barack Obama’s proposed budget would allow for Washington, D.C., to move forward with its marijuana legalization law by restricting the funds members of Congress hoped to use to undermine the ballot initiative passed in November.<p>The president’s $4 trillion budget plan, released Monday, …

Obama budget includes $2T in tax hikes

President Obama has packed more than 20 new tax increases into his proposed 2016 budget, which Republicans roundly blasted Monday as a tax-and-spend agenda that won't get their support.<p>Together, the tax increases total more than $2 trillion over the next decade. The president plans to use much of …

Wyoming deputy retires after sheriff bans Western attire on the job

The new sheriff of a Wyoming county has banned his deputies from wearing cowboy hats and cowboy boots, a change that led one longtime deputy to retire rather than give up his Western attire.<p>Sublette County Sheriff Stephen Haskell imposed the new dress code in the western Wyoming county that …

Obama is Helping Illegal Aliens in a Way That an Aide Says Could be One of His Biggest Scandals

The Center for Immigration Studies released a report Monday that said the Obama administration has operated a “shadow” immigration system for years, one that has handed out millions of work permits to illegal aliens and aliens with unknown legal status.<p>According to government data that CIS received …

The Gov’t Is Forcing a Man Who Has Lived on Aspen Mountain to Move After 30 Years — but There’s a Catch

A man who has lived on Aspen Mountain for roughly 30 years is being told he has until June to make himself scarce because the title he purchased for $10,000 in 1985 isn’t valid, the Aspen Daily News reports.<p>Gary Plumb reportedly bought the title in 1985 from Jim Blanning, who served six years of a …

Liberals and the Illiberal Left

When Democrats don't stand up to the policing of speech, they surrender control of their party to its most extreme elements.<p>“A liberal,” Robert Frost once said, “is someone who can’t take his own side in an argument.” If conservatives are often caricatured by their detractors as unfeeling, liberals …

Political Science

SWAT Team Raids Poker Game in Virginia, Because It Could’ve Gotten Robbed

The Fairfax County Police Department, however, continues to use its SWAT team to fight illegal gambling, recently seizing $150,000 and arresting …

Oklahoma Legislator Hates Gay Marriage Enough to Get the State Out of Marriage!

Social progress comes from weird places some times. Like a Libertarian's Twitter feed points to this case emanating from Oklahoma like crude oil …

Cyberbullying law requires students to reveal Facebook passwords

• Illinois kids can be held accountable even for posts made after school<br>• Law stands in contrast to other states’ privacy-protecting measures<p>There’s an emerging threat hanging over the heads of school bullies: a new law aimed at stopping cyberbullying will force schoolchildren to hand over their …

Libertarians Are Taking Over The Republican Party

4:28 AM 01/16/2015<p>Former Michigan Republican Rep. Thaddeus McCotter says his party’s future belongs to the libertarians.<p>It’s a message McCotter has …

RT @umichhockey: New @HobeyBakerAward display for @7bmo and @kporter12 in the Michigan Hockey office. #GoBlue http://t.co/bYX6DApOr5

Return to power for Michigan Tech

<b>HOUGHTON, Mich.</b> -- Hockey rules this remote part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where it is played by everyone from children to those in their 70s …

Pregame Preview: Red Wings vs Panthers

A KFC Is Accused of Doing Something Awful to an Injured Little Girl. The Internet Responded by Pouring Out Donations.

A Jackson, Mississippi KFC has been accused of literally adding insult to injury by asking a tiny girl, her face disfigured from a recent pit bull attack, to leave the restaurant.<p>The reason: her appearance was apparently scaring other customers.<p>The girl’s family struck back on Facebook, posting a …

The Teenager Who Tripped Up Pelosi Has Words for Obama…And Glenn Beck

Andrew Demeter knew he’d only have one shot.<p>“It was kind of one of those moments where you’re like, ‘I’m either going to do this or I’m not,'” Demeter recalled. “I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity since I knew after I popped the question to Leader Pelosi I’d probably have a restraining …

The Obama Administration Has Been Quietly Telling Local Police Forces Not to Tell You About This

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.<p>Citing security reasons, the U.S. has intervened in …

Clintons 'dead broke' after White House? Actually, they earned over $12M that year

As Hillary Clinton backpedaled this week on comments that she and Bill Clinton were "dead broke" after leaving the White House, financial disclosure forms shed more light on just how shaky that claim really was.<p>Technically, Bill and Hillary Clinton were in debt when they left the White House. …

$3 million waste? Patrol boats intended for Afghan forces sit in Virginia base

Patrol boats U.S. taxpayers sunk $3 million on in 2010 that were supposed to beef up the Afghan National Police presence along its border are collecting dust inside a Virginia Navy base.<p>The Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, released the report last …

‘Taking a nap’: Obama team accused of underestimating Iraq unrest

The Obama administration's apparent miscalculation of the threat posed by Al Qaeda-aligned militants in Iraq drew severe criticism Thursday from top Republican lawmakers, who accused President Obama and his national security team of "taking a nap," warning "the next 9/11 is in the making."<p>Amid …

Libertarian Party Candidates Polling Surprisingly Well in the South

Patricia Murphy writing at <i>Daily Beast</i> spies the oracle of various early polls and finds three southern elections where a Libertarian Party candidate …

7 Libertarian Arguments About Bowe Bergdahl

The Bowe Bergdahl prisoner-exchange case has been riveting to watch unfold in part because of the many fissures within public opinion it exposes, not …

Thought Police Force Local Baker to Participate in Gay Wedding. Will They Make Orthodox Rabbis and Imams Perform Gay Weddings, Too?

Raju Jaram, one of the reprehensible unelected commissioners—whose contact information is nowhere to be found on Colorado's government …

New York City's Soda Ban is a Loser

This week's hearing served as a reminder that the ban may be on its last legs. If the Court of Appeals upholds the lower court rulings, then the ban …

The Disaster That Is U.S. Foreign Policy

We live in angry times. For evidence, turn on any news program. An awful lot of people, led by right-wing politicians and radio and TV entertainers, …

Marijuana in Vending Machines Is the American Way

In April American Green, part of the Tranzbyte Corporation, unveiled a marijuana vending machine in Colorado intended for medical cannabis patients. …

This College Track Coach Was Fired Because He Wouldn’t Stop Running Marathons

Matt Aguero served as the track coach at Saint Gregory’s University in Oklahoma for just over two years.<p>He was canned in April — apparently because he kept running the Boston Marathon.<p>Image source: screengrab via KOCO-TV<p>“Your personal competitiveness can take away the energy and commitment to a …

Police Ransacked a Man’s Truck Looking for Drugs. They Didn’t Find Any, So They Left a Note.

Common courtesy dictates that if you damage a car in a parking lot, you leave a note.<p>Tampa police apparently practice a form of common courtesy.<p>A Florida business owner returned to his truck after attending a Juicy J concert to find it torn apart, WFLA-TV reported.<p>Image source: screengrab via …

Officials ‘Overwhelmed’ by Influx of Children Crossing Mexican Border into U.S. on Their Own

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski</i><p>PHOENIX (AP) — Mattresses, portable toilets and showers were brought in Saturday for 700 unaccompanied minors who spent the night sleeping on plastic cots inside an Arizona warehouse, a federal official said.<p>A Homeland Security official told …

Gay marriages begin in Wisconsin after federal judge strikes down ban

Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.<p>Clerks in Madison and Milwaukee began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, a …

Feds say no end in sight for policy of 'dumping' illegal immigrants in Arizona, Gov. Brewer says

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday she is “disturbed and outraged” after she was informed by federal officials that not only has the government been shipping illegal immigrants out of Texas and “dumping” them in her state, it has no plans to stop.<p>Federal officials told Brewer Friday that the …