WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to sue President Obama for overstepping the powers of the presidency -- an action that angered some conservatives who believe it is insufficient, emboldened Democrats who say Republicans are being vengeful, and further eroded what is left of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill.
Speaker John A. Boehner all but accused Mr. Obama of leaving the Constitution in tatters. "No member of this body needs to be reminded about what the Constitution states about the president's obligation to faithfully execute the laws of our nation," Mr. Boehner said from the House floor. "Are you willing to let any president choose what laws to execute and what laws to change? Are you willing to let anyone tear apart what our founders have built?" read more
Dutch manufacturers E-Njoint BV claim the e-spliff is harmless as it contains no tobacco, nicotine or Tetrahydrocannabinol.
With the typical conical shape of a real joint, the cigarette has a chrome plated tip where a cannabis leaf lights up with every puff.
E-Njoint say the cigarette is 100% legal in Holland - home of Amsterdam's famed cannabis cafes - however their legality varies across the continent due to different laws. read more
Think for a moment about an American president who deals with the supporters of Islamic terrorism, a rogue organization dead set on killing Americans . . . with a history of having murdered hundreds of American servicemen.
That same American president decides he wants to open up a dialogue with them, and also actually sell them American arms!
Even though they have held American hostages, he sends emissaries to do a deal and doesn't even bother informing Congress. No, this wasn't Barack Obama, and it wasn't the recent deal with the Taliban to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. This was the story of President Ronald Reagan and his behind-the-scenes deal with Iran in the mid-1980s. read more
Historically, Father's Day was first a social holiday when, in 1909, a Spokane, Wash., woman wanted to recognize her own pop for having raised her alone after her mother died in childbirth. But the warm fuzzies the idea elicited, coupled with the traditional, stoic father-as-breadwinner ideal pushed off the formal recognition of the day until Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.
Let's help each other make the most of the holiday. What are some of the best Father's Day gifts you've ever given or received? Share your ideas and stories below. read more
A Kilauea, Hawaii, man was given probation Wednesday in 5th Circuit Court for punishing his son by making him walk a mile for not answering his questions. Judge Kathleen Watanabe called the punishment "old school" and no longer appropriate, because it is dangerous for children to walk along a highway and there are sexual predators out there. Robert Demond was sentenced to one-year probation, a $200 fine and to a child parenting class for a misdemeanor charge of second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor. read more