Sep 30, 2016, 3:39 pm EDT
The state of Oregon is challenging new marijuana regulations, hoping they’ll get pushed back.
Many of the pot products that are sold in the state’s dispensaries are having fire sales with the hopes of getting rid of their products ASAP due to new regulations that will make most current items unfit for sale once they kick in.
Much of the packaging and labels on these marijuana products don’t meet the necessary child-proof requirements. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is enforcing these requirements under new regulation that will be in effect Oct. 1. Read
Sep 28, 2016, 4:41 pm EDT
Senate has voted to override President Obama’s veto surrounding a piece of legislation that allows the victims of 9/11 families to pursue justice against Saudi Arabia.
Congress vote 348 to 77 to override an Obama veto for the first time in his eight-year presidency with the hopes that those whose life was irremediably affected by the taking down of the World Trade Center to sue the Arab nation.
It was a controversial override as many of those who voted in favor did not fully agree with the move due to some of the warnings issued by the president. Obama warned that overriding his veto could have a devastating effect on the Department of defense. Read
Sep 27, 2016, 4:22 pm EDT
Blue Cross Blue Shield has made a tough decision by opting to leave several Obamacare markets in Tennessee.
The insurer has dealt with three straight years of losses which it was hoping to eventually turn into a profit. However, the Affordable Care Act has been tough for the company — as well as other insurers — and it has decided to exit three markets in the Southern state.
Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville will no longer have Blue Cross Blue Shield exchanges, and the company is cutting 130,000 jobs in order to level out its cash flow. 2016 losses are expected to come in at around $500 million. Read
Sep 26, 2016, 1:34 pm EDT
“Who will win the debates, Trump or Clinton?”
That’s the big question today as viewers prepare to watch the first debate between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. While there’s no sure answer to who will win the debates, there are some predictions.
“When it’s over, there should be an even split in polls as to who “won,” but with perhaps more leaning slightly towards Clinton.” — Bobby Ilich, International Business Times.
“Based on the 13 keys, it would predict a Donald Trump victory. Remember, six keys and you’re out, and right now the Democrats are out — for sure — five keys,” Professor Allan Lichtman told The Washington Post.
“Donald Trump will defeat Hillary Clinton in tonight’s highly anticipated first presidential debate,” Chauncey DeVega, Salon.
Bill O’Reilly’s told Jimmy Kimmel in an interview that either Trump or Clinton would lose if they resorted to name calling during the debate.
Political expert Dr. Waymon Burke told Waay 31 that the debate will come down to expectations and that presentation may be more important than issues.
The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will take place at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It is being held at Hofstra University and will run for 90 minutes without any commercial breaks. Read
Sep 23, 2016, 12:13 pm EDT
The race for president may be too close to call, but there is one sure winner over the next four years — defense stocks.
Source: Praveer Sharma via Flickr
Not only are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both on the hawkish end of the military intervention scale, but there is even support in Congress for ramping up the military industrial complex.
Up to now, the defense sector has been suffering under sequestration for a few years and it’s starting to show. There’s little doubt whoever wins the presidency will be very good for military spending, just as a matter of upkeep. Read
Sep 22, 2016, 12:46 pm EDT
When is the first presidential debate?
Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump will face off for their first televised debate on Monday, September 26. The event will take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
Both presidential campaigns have been keeping mum about how they are preparing for the upcoming debates. There will be a total of three presidential debates ahead of Election Day, which will be on Tuesday, November 8. Read