Must Read- June 12, 2013: Immigration Debate, Marijuana Report, Joplin Tornado
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The immigration debate heats up in DC.
- Democratic Senator endorses immigration bill on Senate Floor... in Spanish. (Daily Caller)
- Speaker Boehner: Open house on immigration. (Politico)
- Schumer: Illegal immigration will be a thing of the past. (Breitbart)
According to federal data compiled by the ACLU, blacks are four times more likely to be arrested due to possession of marijuana.
- Study suggests blacks more likely than whites to be arrested in Greene County for pot possession. (KSPR)
- The War on Marijuana in Black and White. (ACLU)
Bush vs. Obama:
In a new Gallup poll, President Bush has pulled above President Obama in favorability.
- Bush more popular than Obama. (Breitbart)
A new engineering report is showing that 83% of the Joplin tornado damage was created by wind speeds of 135mph or less. This is equivalent to an EF2.
- New engineering study finds no EF5 tornado damage in Joplin. (Weather Channel)
- Civil engineers release study of Joplin tornado damage. (The Joplin Globe)
Drivers stopped at a Alabama roadblock were asked to volunteer their saliva and blood for up to $50 for a study being conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.
- Off-duty cops collect DNA samples at Alabama roadblock. (Daly Caller)
Ron Paul, during a Fox Business News interview, said he is worried that the US government may use a drone on NSA leak Edward Snowden.
- Ron Paul: Edward Snowden may be target of US drone strike. (Huffington Post)
The White House has admitted to killing four Americans using drones.
- White House says drone strikes have killed four US citizens. (The Guardian)
- Eric Holder: Four American citizens killed in drone strikes since 2009. (Huffington Post)
State Department Scandal:
The State Department is being accused of covering up multiple things including: sex with minors, prostitution, and drugs.
- US State Department cover-ups range from prostitution charges to drug rings. (CBS News)
- State Department accused of covering up sex and prostitution investigation. (Fox News)
Things we didn't get to this morning:
An English homework students, some as young as 14, were asked to write a goodbye letter justifying why they had committed suicide.
- School suicide lesson: pricey private school teacher asked teen students to write first-person suicide notes in bizarre assignment. (New York Post)