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DEA Warns Of Stoned Rabbits If Utah Passes Medical Marijuana

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 06:38 GMT // 0 Comments

Where would this country be if Peter Cottontail got cottonmouth? Matt Fairbanks, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “marijuana eradication” team in Utah, testified to a state Senate panel last week, and said rabbits could get addicted to pot, lose their natural instincts and sit around getting high all the time should a bill […]

U.S.-Israeli bond still strong at AIPAC

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 05:25 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: Obama attacks Netanyahu’s credibility ahead of speech Netanyahu kicked off Monday’s events by telling the record-setting crowd — nearly 16,000 pro-Israel activists and others signed up for this year’s event — that “you’re here to tell the world that our alliance is stronger than ever.”

Ben Carson launches exploratory committee

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 04:52 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: How to party like a conservative The move indicates Carson is right on track with stated plans to formally announce his bid in May. He’s made a number of staff hires in recent weeks, including a national fundraising director, that suggest he’s ramping up in preparation for an announcement this spring.

Clinton had no official State Dept. email address

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 04:29 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: Hillary Clinton to announce sooner rather than later Using personal email as a sole method of communication appears to break rules outlined by the National Archives and Records Administration. The government agency stipulates that personal email can only be used in “emergency situations,” and when used, the emails “are captured and managed in accordance […]

Obama warns cop body cameras are no ‘panacea’

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:17 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran talk details After conducting seven listening sessions around the country, members of the task force issued 59 recommendations for how our communities can build stronger relationships with the police that serve them. – The task force also discouraged officers of donning riot gear and bearing military […]

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

by The New York Times // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:29 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record. Hillary Rodham Clinton had no government email address. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press) […]

Hillary Clinton Only Used A Private E-Mail As Secretary Of State, Protecting Messages From Disclosure: Report

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:20 GMT // 0 Comments

Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.SANTA CLARA, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a keynote address during […]

White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran details

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:20 GMT // 0 Comments

The White House is uncertain what precise details may come out but aides spent Monday frantically mobilizing after Israeli officials said that the prime minister planned to disclose sensitive details of an agreement taking shape in talks between six world powers and Iran, which has entered a delicate final stage. Concern and anger among American […]

Rep. Aaron Schock To Repay Taxpayer Funds Used For Flight To Football Game

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:09 GMT // 0 Comments

PEORIA – Scrambling to contain the damage for billing taxpayers for a private plane ride to Chicago to attend a Bears game, revealed in the Chicago Sun-Times, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., on Monday wrote a check for $1,237 to repay the U.S. government.Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) announced on Monday that he would repay taxpayer money […]

Clinton to announce sooner rather than later as GOP takes aim at her family’s foundation

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:07 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: Clinton Foundation defends foreign donations In December, Clinton and her advisers planned an April announcement. But this winter some longtime Clinton confidantes who favored waiting to begin the full-fledged campaign in the summer appeared to be gaining momentum in their push to delay, multiple sources told CNN. They argued for a formal declaration to […]

Susan Rice Delivers Tough Love To AIPAC About Iranian Nuclear Negotiations

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:46 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, buttered up the thousands of American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference delegates here Monday evening with Hebrew phrases and warm anecdotes about her visits to Israel. President Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, spoke at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s 2015 conference […]

Republican group’s ads target conservatives, give Boehner cover

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:16 GMT // 0 Comments

The American Action Network’s move counters a push by House conservatives to reject anything that doesn’t also unravel President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actionsfurther elevating an internal squabble that has so far played out on Capitol Hill, and giving House Speaker John Boehner cover on his right flank. – CNN’s Deirdre Walsh contributed to this […]

Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken Join Growing List Of Democrats Skipping Netanyahu Speech

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:11 GMT // 0 Comments

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced Monday that they will not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to a joint session of Congress. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.listen to a reporter’s question on the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, on […]

The Toughest Job At AIPAC: Selling Iran Diplomacy

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:59 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Selling nuclear diplomacy with Iran was perhaps the toughest job at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference this year — second only to shepherding teenage attendees to the AIPAC selfie wall. Still, one gutsy former adviser to President Barack Obama decided to give it a shot — and soon realized he […]

The Cry Being Heard Around Washington: ‘I Need a Netanyahu Ticket’

by The New York Times // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:54 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — For Senator Lindsey Graham, the only ticket more in demand than a seat inside the House chamber for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on Tuesday morning would be “if it was Garth Brooks — maybe.” “I’m having to tell people who supported me for decades I can’t find a ticket,” said […]

Boehner expected to allow vote on clean DHS bill as soon as Wednesday

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:52 GMT // 0 Comments

A clean bill to fully fund the Department through the end of the fiscal year is what Democrats have been demanding, and conservatives have been fighting against. READ: Boehner peering over DHS funding cliff’s edge – And Boehner, who is usually getting attacked from conservative groups on such matters, will now get some help from […]

Housing Restrictions For Sex Offenders Unconstitutional, California Court Rules

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:09 GMT // 0 Comments

The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that a state law barring sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park is unconstitutional. –Rental agreement form with signing hand and pen and keys. | eccolo74 via Getty Images An appeals court in New York last month ruled that local governments cannot restrict where […]

Senate Democrats Put DHS Funding Pressure Back On John Boehner

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:59 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — House Republicans attempted last week to kick the issue of funding for the Department of Homeland Security over to the Senate. On Monday evening, Senate Democrats kicked it back, putting the heat on House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to avert a DHS shutdown. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid […]

Obama: Boris Nemtsov Killing A Sign Of Worsening Climate In Russia

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:38 GMT // 0 Comments

President Barack Obama said the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov is a sign of a worsening climate in Russia. –US President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement to the press after a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama met with members of […]

HUFFPOST HILL – Beeee My, Be My Bibi

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:26 GMT // 0 Comments

For the last 25 years, Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted Iran’s nuclear bomb has been three-to-five years away, proving that Iran has secretly been developing the Second Avenue subway. A painter snuck a reference to Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress into a portrait of Bill Clinton, though some critics insist the dress is white and gold. And […]

HUFFPOST HILL – Beeee My, Be My Bibi

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:26 GMT // 0 Comments

For the last 25 years, Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted Iran’s nuclear bomb has been three-to-five years away, proving that Iran has secretly been developing the Second Avenue subway. A painter snuck a reference to Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress into a portrait of Bill Clinton, though some critics insist the dress is white and gold. And […]

How Republicans Could Cut Food Stamps This Year

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:23 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — The Republican Party’s new point man on food stamps, Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), insists that he doesn’t want to cut nutrition assistance benefits. Instead, Conaway is leading a multiyear review of the program, just to make sure it’s the best it can be.UNITED STATES – JANUARY 27: Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., chairs the […]

Speakership in play? Boehner peering over DHS funding cliff’s edge

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:01 GMT // 0 Comments

The speaker has five days before a short-term bill that funds the Department of Homeland Security runs out on Friday, though his practical deadline is actually Thursday night, as a bipartisan group of about 100 lawmakers is scheduled to travel to Selma, Alabama, for the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march for civil rights. […]

62 Takeaways From CPAC 2015, Ranked

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:37 GMT // 0 Comments

Any time a thing happens in politics, the media has “Takeaways” about that thing. And whenever the media has a bunch of Takeaways, Eat The Press gathers all of those Takeaways in one place, so that you can sate your yawning hunger for Takeaways. This past weekend, the Beltway played host to the annual Conservative […]

Language Experts Make An Interesting Case For Why Obamacare Will Be Preserved

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:14 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — It’s difficult to think of when so much has ever ridden on the interpretation of just six words. But that’s how things stand in the twisted, tortured legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act now before the Supreme Court.The Supreme Court will hear a lawsuit challenging Obamacare subsidies on March 4. (Photo by […]

New Mexico Students Walk Out Over New Tests Contested In US

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:03 GMT // 0 Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Students frustrated over a new standardized test walked out of schools around New Mexico in protest Monday as the new exam was being given. The backlash came as millions of U.S. students started taking more rigorous exams aligned with Common Core standards. Many parents and students around the country have opted […]

FEMA to House of Cards: No

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:01 GMT // 0 Comments

Hey, Frank Underwood: We're not on board with claiming your own emergencies. #HouseofCards pic.twitter.com/XOnSFxRM6R – It’s a huge stretch of the law, but it clears the way for an Underwood stunt. The mayor of Washington then requests the funds, giving Underwood a way to test the effectiveness of his jobs program and pressure Congress to […]

Bill De Blasio Refuses To March In St. Patrick’s Day Parade That Mostly Excludes LGBT People

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:54 GMT // 0 Comments

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said he won’t march in the Manhattan St. Patrick’s Day parade because the event organizers aren’t inclusive of gay people. The AP reports parade organizers are allowing one group to march in this year’s parade with an LGBT-themed banner, but for de Blasio, that’s not enough.NEW YORK, […]

Climate Change Helped Fuel The Syrian Conflict, New Paper Finds

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:43 GMT // 0 Comments

An unprecedented climate change-fueled drought contributed to the political unrest in Syria, a new paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes. A new study finds that climate change fueled a record drought that helped contribute to the conflict in Syria. | izustun via Getty Images The Syrian drought, which […]

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