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“Behind the Smoke” Legendary Rock Guitarist Steve Hackett formerly of Genesis on ‘I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee’

Saturday, March 11, 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST Guitar virtuoso and rock legend, Steve Hackett (formerly of...

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New Information About Jeffrey Epstein’s Pedophile Island

Derrick Broze of the Conscious Resistance breaks down the latest reports on Jeffrey Epstein’s private...

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New Information About Jeffrey Epstein’s Pedophile Island

Derrick Broze of the Conscious Resistance breaks down the latest reports on Jeffrey Epstein’s private...

California bill declares all children...

State Sen. Richard Pan on Monday said all California children should have a basic right to quality childcare, early...

California bill declares all children have a basic right to quality education, healthcare and social services
posted on: Jan 14, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Tickets for Warming Up Your Car Speak...

Via WXYZ Detroit: Did you know you could get fined for heating up your car? One man’s parking ticket has gone...

Tickets for Warming Up Your Car Speak Volumes about Excessive Government Power
posted on: Jan 13, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Obama Puts ‘Progressive Goals’ Before...

On Jan. 5, President Barack Obama published in the Harvard Law Review a 56-page commentary expressing his personal...

Obama Puts ‘Progressive Goals’ Before Due Process
posted on: Jan 13, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

California Bill Seeks Police Surveill...

If you’re a Baltimore resident there is a chance that last year you spotted a Cessna airplane overhead at 8,500 feet....

California Bill Seeks Police Surveillance Transparency
posted on: Jan 11, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo
Trump’s Immigration Plans Could Spur Uptick in Foster Care Numbers

Trump’s Immigration Plans Could Spur Uptick i...

posted on: Jan 10, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

President-elect Donald Trump made clear in a recent interview that he plans to deport between two and three million undocumented immigrants, a...

Jeff Sessions is a Problem for Conservatives

Jeff Sessions is a Problem for Conservatives

posted on: Jan 9, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

When President-elect Trump selected Alabama senator Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general, many conservatives cheered. Immigration hardliners...

NAACP protesters are arrested during sit-in to protest Sessions’ nomination for attorney general

NAACP protesters are arrested during sit-in t...

posted on: Jan 6, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Six protesters were arrested Tuesday evening during a sit-in staged by the NAACP to protest Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Jeff Sessions as...

When You Sue the Police, You Should Get Your Day in Court

When You Sue the Police, You Should Get Your ...

posted on: Jan 5, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Antonio Buehler was arrested in Austin, Texas, after recording a woman he believed was getting abused by police. The officer even threatened other...

BREAKING NEWS: Sen. Cruz and Rep. DeSantis Introduce Constitutional Amendment To Impose Term Limits On Members of Congress

BREAKING NEWS: Sen. Cruz and Rep. DeSantis In...

posted on: Jan 4, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) today proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose...

How the Founders Dealt with Fake News

How the Founders Dealt with Fake News

posted on: Jan 3, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Following the presidential election, numerous stories surfaced about how “fake news” influenced the results. This prompted a reaction from the media...

Local Governments Are Getting Creative… With Fees and Fines

Local Governments Are Getting Creative…...

posted on: Jan 3, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

What do Andy Johnson, Anthony Smelley, the Hammond family, Charlie Engle, Tammy Cooper, Nancy Black, Russ Caswell, Jacques Wajsfelner, Jeff...

What’s Truly Remarkable about Bitcoin? It Exists

What’s Truly Remarkable about Bitcoin? It Exi...

posted on: Jan 1, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

It was the second week of February 2013 when I first ventured a public opinion that Bitcoin is the real deal. The dollar exchange rate was at $25,...

Tax Breaks are Expiring as Racehorse Owners Run for Cover

Tax Breaks are Expiring as Racehorse Owners R...

posted on: Dec 31, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

After today, you won’t be able to quickly depreciate your racehorse, your motorcycle-racing track or your movie-production expenses on your tax...

Friendship Is a Powerful Antidote to Racism

Friendship Is a Powerful Antidote to Racism

posted on: Dec 28, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Have you had this happen to you? The topic of racism comes up in casual conversation. Some white person defensively says that he has black friends....

State Approves St. Francis Hospital Research Into Marijuana As Alternative To Opioid Painkillers

State Approves St. Francis Hospital Research ...

posted on: Dec 28, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A first-of-its-kind research program by a St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center team to gauge the effectiveness of medical marijuana as a...

39 Percent of Prisoners Should Not Be In Prison

39 Percent of Prisoners Should Not Be In Pris...

posted on: Dec 27, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

For the past year, President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on “law and order,” stating at the Republican National Convention that under a Trump...

Our Jails are Housing more Mentally Ill People than Hospitals

Our Jails are Housing more Mentally Ill Peopl...

posted on: Dec 26, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The audience sitting in the gymnasium bleachers is charged with excitement as the graduation speaker approaches the podium. Student artwork hangs on...

Texas officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid

Texas officially kicking Planned Parenthood o...

posted on: Dec 25, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

After more than a year of delays, Texas is officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of the state’s Medicaid program. In a move that could affect...

Boston Could Become ‘Cannabis Capital of the World,’ Say Industry Analysts

Boston Could Become ‘Cannabis Capital of the ...

posted on: Dec 24, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

When marijuana shops arrive in Massachusetts—at the start of 2018, barring any delays from the Legislature—they’ll bring a brand new industry with...

Officials warn of medical cannabis scammers

Officials warn of medical cannabis scammers

posted on: Dec 24, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Maryland patients are several months away from being able to legally obtain medical cannabis to treat chronic conditions. But scammers are already...

Lawyers in Trump University Lawsuit Decide to Not Take Fees So Plaintiffs Can Recover More of Their Money

Lawyers in Trump University Lawsuit Decide to...

posted on: Dec 23, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The small San Diego plaintiffs’ firm behind the Trump University lawsuit wasn’t expecting to end up enmeshed in presidential politics. But that’s...

Town’s entire police force quits, partly blames city council’s alleged ‘immoral’ requests

Town’s entire police force quits, partl...

posted on: Dec 23, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The entire police force in a small Indiana town has quit to protest the town council’s funding decisions and its alleged requests that the officers...

THOUSANDS of U.S. areas afflicted with lead poisoning just like Flint and even worse

THOUSANDS of U.S. areas afflicted with lead p...

posted on: Dec 21, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

By M.B. Pell and Joshua Schneyer | ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI On a sunny November afternoon in this historic city, birthplace of the Pony Express and...

Prosecutor asks Judge to Limit Standing Rock Protesters’ Defense Issues as First Trial Starts

Prosecutor asks Judge to Limit Standing Rock ...

posted on: Dec 19, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The first pipeline protesters will go on trial Monday and the prosecutor is asking that they keep issues of tribal sovereignty, the concerns about...

U.S. SENATORS SEEK TO PROTECT BANKING FOR POT BUSINESS VENDORS

U.S. SENATORS SEEK TO PROTECT BANKING FOR POT...

posted on: Dec 15, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The U.S. government should keep banks from cutting off the accounts of vendors who work with state-sanctioned marijuana businesses, 10 U.S. senators...

Law Professors Send Letter to Trump about Following the Constitution

Law Professors Send Letter to Trump about Fol...

posted on: Dec 15, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

More than 40 law professors sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday, voicing “great concern” with his commitment to the nation’s...

Walmart settles lawsuit over health benefits

Walmart settles lawsuit over health benefits

posted on: Dec 15, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Attorneys representing a former Walmart employee and a Walmart executive announced on Friday that the company has agreed to settle a lawsuit...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce ‘Already Working’ With Trump to Kill the Fiduciary Rule

U.S. Chamber of Commerce ‘Already Worki...

posted on: Dec 13, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is “already working” with Trump administration transition officials to “undo” the U.S. Labor Department’s...

NYC TO PAY OVER $600,000 FOR EXCESSIVE FORCE, UNLAWFUL ARREST, & FALSE STATEMENTS BY NYPD

NYC TO PAY OVER $600,000 FOR EXCESSIVE FORCE,...

posted on: Dec 13, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

NYC will pay $609,000 (in taxpayer money) to settle a case of excessive force, unlawful arrest, and false statements by the NYPD, the plaintiffs and...

Senate passes funding bill, Obama signs into law

Senate passes funding bill, Obama signs into ...

posted on: Dec 13, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Friday to fund the government through April and President Barack Obama promptly signed it into law, after...

No More “Same-Sex Marriage” Marriage Is Marriage, Period

No More “Same-Sex Marriage” Marriage Is Marri...

posted on: Dec 13, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584; (2015), that the U.S. Constitution requires all states to...

Corporate Welfare and Corruption Needs to End Now

Corporate Welfare and Corruption Needs to End...

posted on: Dec 9, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

President-elect Donald Trump says that he will cut wasteful spending and “drain the swamp” in Washington. The first thing he should target is...

POW or Criminal? Appeals Court to Hear Russian Soldier’s Case

POW or Criminal? Appeals Court to Hear Russia...

posted on: Dec 9, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A fight over whether the U.S. government properly prosecuted a former Russian military tank commander convicted of leading a Taliban attack on...

Who’s to Blame for Poisoning of Flint’s water?

Who’s to Blame for Poisoning of Flint&#...

posted on: Dec 7, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

For LeeAnne Walters, the first sign of trouble came in the summer of 2014, when her 4-year-old son Gavin developed rashes after coming into contact...

Sex, Drugs and the DEA, continued: ‘Potential criminal charges’ cited

Sex, Drugs and the DEA, continued: ‘Potential...

posted on: Dec 7, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Federal authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into the use of confidential informants by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta...

House Ways and Means Releases the 2016 “Green Book”. Something We All Should Pay Attention To.

House Ways and Means Releases the 2016 “...

posted on: Dec 7, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced the release of the 2016 version of the Ways and Means...

California KKK leader arrested in North Carolina stabbing before pro-Trump Klan parade

California KKK leader arrested in North Carol...

posted on: Dec 6, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The California Ku Klux Klan leader who led a “white lives matter” rally that erupted in violence in Anaheim this year was arrested last week in...

U.S. COURT PUTS OBAMACARE CASE ON HOLD UNTIL TRUMP TAKES OFFICE

U.S. COURT PUTS OBAMACARE CASE ON HOLD UNTIL ...

posted on: Dec 6, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court on Monday brought to an end President Barack Obama’s bid to overturn a ruling that threatens to gut...

Surge in online sex trade of children challenges anti-slavery campaigners

Surge in online sex trade of children challen...

posted on: Dec 5, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Technology has fuelled a surge in the buying and selling of children online for sexual abuse with advertising a child on the internet as “easy...

BREAKING NEWS:  US Army Corps of Engineers denies easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

BREAKING NEWS: US Army Corps of Engineers den...

posted on: Dec 4, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied an easement for the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a statement from the Standing Rock...

VETERAN DIES WITH MAGGOTS CRAWLING IN WOUND, FOUR EMPLOYEES AT VA FACILITY IMMEDIATELY RESIGN

VETERAN DIES WITH MAGGOTS CRAWLING IN WOUND, ...

posted on: Dec 4, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Four employees at the Talihina Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs center have resigned after a patient was found with maggots in his wound...

U.S. Journalists and Professors Appearing on RT America Get Blacklisted

U.S. Journalists and Professors Appearing on ...

posted on: Dec 3, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Some independent journalists and university professors in the United States who have appeared on RT television to criticize either runaway...

Hillary Clinton’s “Corrupt Establishment” Is Now Advising Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton’s “Corrupt Establishment” Is ...

posted on: Dec 3, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

“THE ESTABLISHMENT,” Donald Trump famously said during his closing argument for the presidency, “has trillions of dollars at stake in this...

Conn. Supreme Court to Hear Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Gun Makers

Conn. Supreme Court to Hear Sandy Hook Lawsui...

posted on: Dec 2, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The Connecticut Supreme Court is bypassing a lower court to hear an appeal from several families whose loved ones were killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook...

Trump Is Legally Correct: Ethics Rules Do Not Apply To Him

Trump Is Legally Correct: Ethics Rules Do Not...

posted on: Dec 2, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Written by Law Professor Jonathan Turley Donald Trump is under fire for saying that he is not legally bound to avoid conflicts of interest because...

Muslim Lawyers Plan Strategy for a Trump Era

Muslim Lawyers Plan Strategy for a Trump Era

posted on: Dec 2, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The agenda for the meeting of the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association on Nov. 29 is not what the group had originally planned. It all changed after...

U.S. Appeals Court Weighs Scope of Job Protections for Gay Employees

U.S. Appeals Court Weighs Scope of Job Protec...

posted on: Dec 1, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday argued in support of a gay woman who claims a South Bend, Indiana community college...

Judge Posner Slams ‘Stupid’ Decisions by Chief Justice Roberts, ‘Silly’ Stances by Scalia

Judge Posner Slams ‘Stupid’ Decis...

posted on: Nov 30, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

For months, rumors have circulated about Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit unloading on Chief Justice John...

Lawyers Hear Message of Hate: ‘Go Back to Your Country’

Lawyers Hear Message of Hate: ‘Go Back ...

posted on: Nov 29, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Civil libertarians have sounded alarms over Donald Trump’s calls for mass deportations of undocumented immigrants and restrictions on Muslims...

Texas Court, After Trump Win, Is Asked to Put Immigration Case on Hold

Texas Court, After Trump Win, Is Asked to Put...

posted on: Nov 27, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The first major litigation effect of the election of Donald Trump took place in a Texas federal district court Friday when the lawyers in the case...

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