Obama Asks Allies For Campaign Against ISIS

The United States has called on several countries to join a widened assault on ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Heleme Cooper and Mark Landler The New York Times reports. Administration officials told the Times that the White House has begun enlisting "allies and neighbors in the region to increase their support for Syria’s moderate opposition and, in some cases, to provide support for possible American military operations. The countries likely to be enlisted include Australia, Britain, Jordan, Read more [...]

Marijuana industry finds unlikely new allies in conservatives

The growing industry is making money and building momentum, driving GOP lobbyists and lawmakers to work with pot advocates. WASHINGTON — Hoping to get pot legalized in Nevada, an investment firm specializing in the fast-growing marijuana industry invited the ballot initiative's backers to pitch 150 financiers at a Las Vegas symposium. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]