Iowa part of national trend placing limits on local control

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Since winning control of both legislative chambers two years ago, Iowa Republicans have moved aggressively to block city and county government actions, leaving local officials frustrated but matching a trend seen in other states with single-party control.

Legislators in Iowa last year overturned already-enacted minimum ...

How Dirty Tricks Launched Great Global Warming Scare

James Delingpole, Breitbart
June 23 is the 30th anniversary of the great global warming scare. The scare began in Washington, DC, on this day in 1988 when testimony by a then little-known scientist called James Hansen before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources caught headlines across the world.

Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - In the wake of high-profile mass shootings, corporate America has been taking a stand against the firearms industry amid a lack of action by lawmakers on gun control. Payment processing firms are limiting transactions, Bank of America stopped providing financing to companies that make AR-style guns, ...

New Hampshire Democrats add marijuana legalization to party platform

STRATHAM, N.H. — New Hampshire Democrats on Saturday added marijuana legalization to their party platform, bolstering advocates' hopes of catching the state up with the regulations of neighboring states.

"We believe that marijuana should be legalized, taxed and regulated," said the platform adopted at the New Hampshire Democratic Party convention ...