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The chance to see George Lucas discuss his career ranked fairly high in our Tribeca Film Festival priorities, especially with Stephen Colbert conducting the interview. Apparently we weren't alone: The festival sold out one of its largest flagship auditoriums for Friday's hour-long panel, part of the Tribeca Talks series, and spectators lined up with posters and DVDs for the "Star Wars" overlord to autograph. Inside, it took no time at all to realize there is very little the 70-year-old Lucas hasn't already been asked about his well-documented career.Even an adept moderator (and "Star Wars" obsessive) like Colbert couldn't squeeze out many fresh tidbits from the talkative director, though he did display his signature wit throughout, particularly when Lucas sneezed and Colbert responded by saying, "May The Force be with you." These guys! So silly!More...
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Source: Huffington Post
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Sun, Apr 19, 2015
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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field.Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky who favors a smaller U.S. footprint in the world, said that some of his Republican colleagues would do more harm in international affairs than would leading Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.More...
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
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HUDSON, N.H. -- When he ran for president in 2008, Mike Huckabee famously traveled around the country with Chuck Norris in tow as his unofficial bodyguard.But as he gears up for his second White House run, the former Arkansas governor might consider acting as his own security detail.More...
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
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The PBS series "Finding Your Roots" is all about uncovering the ancestry of the show's celebrity guests. But according to a hacked Sony email, one guest requested to have his family tree censored.Ben Affleck was featured in a "Finding Your Roots" episode from last October, "Roots of Freedom," which discusses his Freedom Rider mother, a Revolutionary War ancestor and his third great-grandfather. But according to a hacked Sony email posted by WikiLeaks on Thursday, Affleck reportedly asked PBS to edit out information about an ancestor who owned slaves.More...
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
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Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream is unveiling a new product for 4/20, which of course is a marijuanaholiday. The product is the ‘BRRR-ito!’, which is essentially an ice cream burrito, with the shell being a folded waffle cone, filled with ice cream.It had long been speculated that Ben and Jerry’s would enter the cannabis space
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
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By Phillip Smith Fed up with DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart over a long litany of scandals in the drug-fighting agency she heads, 22 members of the House Oversight and Government Reforms Committee issued a statementsaying they had “no confidence” in her leadership. “After over a decade of serving in top leadership positions at DEA, Administrator
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
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Building on debates that helped shape the last mayoral election, NYC Council Members Corey Johnson, Andrew Cohen, and Vanessa Gibson introduced legislation yesterday to create an Office of Drug Strategy. Placed in city hall, the new office would be empowered to convene city agencies, outside experts, and communities impacted by drug use to develop a
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
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A meeting on Tuesday in the Michigan House could provide clarity on the direction the legislature plans to take with pending medical marijuana legislation. The House Judiciary will conduct what their official meeting notice calls “AN OVERVIEW PRESENTATION ON THE MEDICAL MARIHUANA ACT” during their regular session at noon on Tuesday, April 21. Rep. Klint
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
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By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Fifty-three percent of Americans say that the “use of marijuana should be legal,” according to nationwide survey data published today by the Pew Research Center. “Support for marijuana legalization is rapidly outpacing opposition,” pollsters opined, acknowledging that Americans’ support for legalizing marijuana has risen some 10 percentage points over
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
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Since 2009, Toke of the Town has brought you the biggest marijuana news and loudest pot views from across the country -- and around the world. Along the way, we've covered the huge progress many...
Wed, Dec 31, 2014
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The way that the laws are currently written, you really do not want to get busted with weed in Wichita, Kansas...or any part of Kansas for that matter. A first-time offense for simple pot p...
Tue, Dec 30, 2014
Source: Toke of the Town
As far as late Christmas presents go, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's decision to pardon nine non-violent offenders is as big and unprecedented as they come. But for a governor who before Monday...
Tue, Dec 30, 2014
Source: Toke of the Town
On a recent Friday afternoon, Nick Kriaris, owner of Encanto Green Cross medical-marijuana dispensary in Phoenix, and his brother, Chris, tried to open an account at Bank of America for their...
Tue, Dec 30, 2014
Source: Toke of the Town
In 1999, the voters in Maine approved the state's first medical marijuana bill with a lopsided 61% approval. A decade later, the law was improved upon to allow for storefront dispensaries and t...
Tue, Dec 30, 2014
Source: Toke of the Town