Dianne Feinstein Accuses CIA of Spying on the Senate

Mar 11, 2014, 2:50 pm EST

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein is accusing the Central Intelligence Agency of spying on the Senate. Source: mailto:letters@investorplace.com

She’s saying that the CIA searched Senate committee computers without any prior notification. The agency allegedly tapped into files that aides were using to securely review CIA documents on its secret detention program.

“I have grave concerns that the CIA’s search may well have violated the separation-of-powers principles embodied in the U.S. Constitution,” Dianne Feinstein said in a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday. Read 

VIDEO: President Obama ‘Between Two Ferns’ With Zach Galifianakis

Mar 11, 2014, 2:32 pm EST

Zach Galifianakis has interviewed everyone from Justin Bieber to Bruce Willis in his Funny or Die show Between Two Ferns. Source: Flickr

In the latest installment of the show, Galifianakis stepped up his game and interviewed President Obama. The video runs just over six minutes and it’s just as hilarious as the rest of the Between Two Ferns episodes.

Much like some of the other celebrities, Obama pokes fun at Galifianakis in order to upset him. Although everything is scripted, the faux interview is one of the funniest skits, featuring the president’s lighter side. Read 

Sharyl Attkisson Quits CBS News Over Liberal Bias

Mar 11, 2014, 2:18 pm EST

Sharyl Attkisson is resigning from CBS News over what she considers to be a liberal bias by the network.

The Republican reporter had been talking to the network about getting out of her contract since last April and they finally granted her wish. Attkisson said that she no longer felt supported by CBS News after two decades with the network. Source: Flickr

She says that CBS News’ liberal bias along with “the outsize influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting” led to her decision. Read 

Marijuana News: Colorado Makes $2M in Taxes in First Month

Mar 11, 2014, 10:44 am EST

Marijuana taxes brought Colorado $2 million in January. Source: mailto:letters@investorplace.com

The amount of marijuana sold for recreational use in January totaled up to $14.02 million. The $2 million in taxes comes from both a 12.9% sales tax and a 15% excise tax. Local government has the ability to levy marijuana taxes, which would affect 160 legal marijuana shops, reports Fox News.

State officials are working to dictate how the money from the marijuana taxes will be spent. Officials are already planning to spend the first $40 million for school construction. Other options include using some of the money to fund PSAs warning kids not to take the drug or drive while high, Fox News notes. Read 

Massachusetts Signs ‘Upskirt Photos’ Ban Into Law

Mar 7, 2014, 4:41 pm EST

Taking upskirt photos in Massachusetts is now banned after the state’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Wednesday that the photos are legal in the state. Source: mailto:letters@investorplace.com

Governor Deval Patrick signed the proposed bill on Friday morning that bans taking upskirt photos, also known as “upskirting.” State lawmakers passed the bill unanimously which outlaws photographs of “sexual or other intimate parts” of women or children in public on Thursday.

The original Massachusetts law only banned taking “nude or partial nude” photos of people in dressing rooms and bathrooms. Read 

Court: Upskirt Photos Are Legal in Massachusetts

Mar 6, 2014, 10:47 am EST

Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court, ruled on Wednesday, that upskirt photos are legal in the state. Source: mailto:letters@investorplace.com

The court’s ruling wasn’t a result of the judges’ moral beliefs on the subject of upskirt photos, but was instead the result of poor wording in the state’s law. According to Massachusetts law, people are only protected by Peeping Tom laws concerning photographs if they are “nude or partially nude” in a dressing room or bathroom. As such, the law does not protect women in public who have upskirt photos taken of them due to the fact that they are fully dressed, reports The Kansas City Star.

“There could be challenges, saying, ‘You know what? They were not really nude in that part of the picture,’” Anne Bremner, a legal expert from Seattle, Wash., told ABC News. “That statute really talks about somebody’s nudity and not their privacy.” Read 

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