In the latest scale back of the nation’s war on drugs, the president has ordered the release of eight people serving from 15 years to life sentences for crack cocaine crimes that no longer would qualify for such harsh punishment.
Before he denied the existence of a cellphone video of him allegedly smoking crack cocaine, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford confirmed to senior aides at a meeting in City Hall nearly two weeks ago that he knew such a video had been shot and where it was being kept, the Toronto Star reported Thursday.
A look at the day’s political happenings, including a radio host makes shocking and incendiary remarks about Hillary Clinton and Bill Maher criticizes Republicans over the issue that he says should really be causing outrage.
So Marion Barry ultimately wasn’t able to be Washington, D.C.‘s “mayor for life,” but he may get his own reality TV show. According to the Web site DCist, Barry, who’s now a city councilman, is currently filming a pilot for the show, although his chief of staff couldn’t say which network or production company was behind the project.