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Police Caught Robbing Illegal Immigrants During Traffic Stops March 7, 2014
After getting pulled over in what they believed to be routine traffic stops, some Latinos claim to have had money stolen. It wasn’t until a police officer was arrested for such a crime that they were comfortable coming forward.
House Oversight Screaming Match Shows How Dysfunctional Congress Has Become (Video)
Rather than get to the truth in an IRS investigation, a House Oversight hearing devolves into a screaming match on Wednesday.
Pres.’s Proposed Budget Finds Challenges Among Reps., Dems.
President Obama’s $3.901-trillion budget was dead-on-arrival when it hit the House.
Medical Marijuana Users In Wash. Voice Concern Over Legalization Of Recreational Pot
Medical marijuana has been legal in Washington state since 1998, but new recreational marijuana laws are threatening not only patients’ rights, but also their access to medicine.
Pharmaceutical Industry Rolls Back Dr. Speaker Fees
The pharmaceutical industry seems to be spending less on speaker fees, but it hasn’t stopped influencing doctors and other medical personnel.
Civil Rights Groups Protest Closures Of Muslims’ Bank Accts.
A Minneapolis-based bank has been closing the accounts of its customers in the Islamic community for years, but nobody can figure out why.
Calif. Mom Fights For Victims Of “Revenge Porn”
When her daughter’s topless “selfie” popped up on a sleazy porn site, one mother moved to stick it to the underbelly of the internet and became the “Erin Brockovich of revenge porn” in the process.
Troubles At Women’s Prison Test Alabama
Sexual exploitation and abuse have been chronic issues in the understaffed, overfilled prison. The worst part is that the state has known for 20 years, but failed to act.
Obama Chooses SOPA Lobbyist To Negotiate Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
Many of the corporations and groups poised to benefit most from TPP are traditional Democratic supporters or major donors to the president’s election campaigns.
Tax Reform Bills Threatens Republican Campaign Fundraising
The bill would end the “carried interest” income exemption, which allows hedge fund managers and private equity firms to get the investment-income tax rate on their normal wage income.