Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed President Obama for running the country like a "dictator" after the president announced new executive actions on gun control last week. "Dictatorship's not leadership," Christie told "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson in an interview that aired Sunday. "And he's acting like a dictator and a petulant child." Christie pointed out that since Mr. Obama has taken office, the House and Senate have shifted red, with Republican majorities in the two chambers of Congress and a majority of state houses with Republican governors. "His policies have been rejected by the American people, but he doesn't want to hear that," he said. The New Jersey governor gave his support to Republican front-runner Donald Trump's suggestion getting rid of gun-free zones on military bases. "It seems ridiculous to me that military folks can't carry a weapon with them," Christie said. "They're trained to do it. They're the best … [Read more...] about Chris Christie: Obama “acting like a dictator” on guns
Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, chastised Joe Biden early Wednesday, calling the vice president a “bully” for his remarks suggesting he’d like to physically fight the GOP nominee. “I thought he acted like a bully,” Conway said in a “CBS This Morning” interview, adding that it “was very disappointing to hear the vice president of the United States suggest violence the old-fashioned way.” “I think if Donald Trump said anything even remotely close to that we would’ve had our hair on fire for three days,” Conway added. “We would’ve had high school psychologists coming in and talking on air, we would have been talking about bullying and violence. Last week, Biden reacted to Trump’s widely publicized 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape, where the GOP nominee could be heard making crude remarks about women and boasting about his aggressive and unwanted sexual advances. … [Read more...] about Trump campaign manager: Joe Biden “acted like a bully”
National Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Talk to Us Katherine Du/NPR hide caption toggle caption Katherine Du/NPR Talk to Us Katherine Du/NPR Leaders in Washington continue negotiations to end a partial government shutdown, and they're getting their own messages out about how we got here. As NPR's Ron Elving writes, each party is accusing the other of being out of touch with Americans — and they're both probably right. So we asked you what you want them to know. Many federal workers wrote in and expressed dismay at Congress for holding the country — and people's paychecks "hostage" and for using them, especially the military, as "bargaining chips." Some messages could have come straight out of a kindergarten class: "Stop pointing fingers," "please play nicely," "stop acting like pouty children," and "I don't care who started it." Others, anxious about their own paychecks, proposed that Congress' pay be cut until … [Read more...] about ‘Stop Acting Like Pouty Children’: Shutdown Messages For Washington
Act Like You Know Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Sun Ra's music sounds like it was intercepted from another world. Baron Wolman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Baron Wolman/Courtesy of the artist Sun Ra's music sounds like it was intercepted from another world. Baron Wolman/Courtesy of the artist Records show that 100 years ago today, a boy named Herman Poole Blount was born in Birmingham, Ala. Between that moment and his passing in 1993, the man nicknamed "Sonny" developed huge musical talent, synthesized an all-encompassing Afro-futurist worldview and grew into the name Le Sony'r Ra — Sun Ra for short. And he lives on as a cultural hero at the intersection of flamboyant outsider and self-made genius. Music News Saturn Still Swings: Celebrating Sun Ra At 100 For a man for whom outer space was a guiding metaphor, he was a lot of different things on Earth. Here's a short list: He was a prolific … [Read more...] about Act Like You Know: Sun Ra
Users of increasingly popular street drugs called K2 or spice, which are made from mixtures of herbs laced with synthetic cannabinoids and other chemicals, are showing some incredibly strange behaviors. Indeed, as the use of these so-called synthetic-marijuana drugs escalate among U.S. teens and young adults -- who typically smoke or vape the drugs -- TV and newspaper accounts report that users are passing out on sidewalks, stumbling out into traffic, and "looking and acting like zombies." People on synthetic cannabinoid products can act anywhere from a bit confused to completely out of their minds, depending on the dose of K2 used and an individual's susceptibility to the drug, said Dr. Anthony Scalzo, a professor of pediatrics and chief of toxicology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri. [3 Dangerous New Drug Habits in Teens] "This is extremely dangerous stuff, and it's getting more dangerous" as manufacturers continually find new ways to tweak the chemicals in … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Why does synthetic marijuana make people act like zombies?