NORTH CAROLINA LAWMAKERS ANNOUNCE DEAL TO REPEAL STATE’S CONTROVERSIAL ‘BATHROOM BILL’ North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and state lawmakers have reached a deal to repeal House Bill 2

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced via Twitter that a compromise had been reached to repeal the state’s controversial “bathroom bill.” Late Wednesday, Cooper tweeted, “I support the House Bill … Continue Reading →

FEDERAL JUDGE EXTENDS ORDER BLOCKING TRUMP TRAVEL BAN Sets stage for Justice Department to appeal to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the ruling

IMAGE CREDITS: DAVID RUTLEDGE. The Hawaii federal judge who brought President Trump’s revised travel ban to a national halt this month extended his order blocking the ban’s enforcement. The move … Continue Reading →

OPIOID DEATHS PLUMMETING IN STATES WITH LEGAL WEED “Hospitalization rates for opioid painkiller dependence and abuse dropped on average 23 percent…”

IMAGE CREDITS: TGSCOLORADO.COM. As Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to lament what he views as a blight on society, a new study is showing that states with medical marijuana programs are … Continue Reading →

FEDERAL DEBT HELD BY PUBLIC NOW AT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE WORLD WAR II Growing budget deficits will push debt to reach 150 percent of GDP by 2047

IMAGE CREDITS: TYLER MERBLER / FLICKR. Federal debt held by the public is set to hit 77 percent of gross domestic product by the end of this year, the highest … Continue Reading →

TILLERSON MOVES AWAY FROM US DEMAND THAT ASSAD MUST BE OUSTED FROM SYRIA “I think the status and the longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people,” Tillerson said.

IMAGE CREDITS: RICCARDO S. SAVI/WIREIMAGE. In its search for a viable solution to end the conflict in Syria, the United States is no longer insisting upon the ouster of President … Continue Reading →