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Keyshia Cole Has A Little Run In With The IRS! Owes How Much In Unpaid Taxes?!

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Eep, this does not look good for Keyshia Cole!

After her headlining tour in 2009 with the likes of TLC, Lil Kim and The-Dream, the singer failed to pay her taxes on that profitable year and now the federal government is demanding she pay it ASAP!

According to a lien that was filed last November, the government is claiming Keyshia owes a pretty little sum to the tune of $162,158.93 to the IRS!

Yikes!

We're sure that's probably not too much for the Heaven Sent singer, but it does look like the songstress shouldn't have cheated the IRS, those people are ruthless!

We hope you get this all settled soon!

[Image via Daniel Tanner/WENN.]

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Felines Living Lavish In Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum!

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And they're loving it!!

About 40 kitty-cats, which many have six-toes, are living large in the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, Fla, but you wouldn't believe who's supporting them… YOU and your tax dollars!!!

Apparently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture can administer the cats by building a higher fence and caging the felines at night.

A member of the ASPCA wasn't too thrilled about the kittays' living arrangements and alerted the USDA.

But a representative from the USDA noted that the agency just wants:

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Lindsay Lohan To Barack Obama: I Need A Tax Break Too!

Lindsay Lohan admitted she is a fan of Michelle Obama this past Wednesday on Twitter, but she isn't a huge fan of her husband's tax policy.

The actress responded to a tweet from President Barack Obama's account about cutting taxes on the middle class and wrote:

First of all, we're pretty sure that the federal government isn't

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The Feds Crack Down On Discovery Channel's Marijuana Dispensary

Filed under: DrugsLegal MattersMedicine

While the U.S. government ignored the 2012 Bay Area High Times Cannabis Cup, they aren't ignoring the self-proclaimed "largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world."

Federal prosecutors have filed civil forfeiture actions against the Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California. The government wants the dispensary to hand over two properties which serve "more than 100,000 patients" because:

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Kelis' Tax Nightmare Is BI-COASTAL!

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Oh for goodness sake!

As if the tax problems Kelis currently has in New York weren't enough, the singer apparently ALSO owes Uncle Sam some serious dollah dollah bills to the state of California AND the federal government!

So yes, not only does the Milkshake singer owe $330,426.71 on the east coast from 2004-2010, but according

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And The Best Weed In America Is…

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Is the Federal Government just ignoring things like this?

And by 'things like this' we mean a 'highly organized, official competition for marijuana… one that didn't tear down the fabrics of society by happening.'

How can the Feds NOT look at a turn out for something like the 2012 Bay Area High Times Cannabis Cup??

It was a two day harmless cannabis celebration!

Not only that, but it was a competition — and the best weed in the nation was given a title.

That title went to Larry's OG Kush, which is grown from the Cali Connection Seed Company.

Congrats on having the best illegal thing in the country!

Something needs to change, Feds!

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Judge Rules FDA Mandated Warning Labels For Cigarettes Are Unconstitutional

Filed under: Legal MattersBarack ObamaSad SadAddictionSmoking

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Boo!

The latest effort to stop the #1 most preventable death in the country has been shut down (for now) by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon.

The FDA and Obama Administration passed regulations requiring tobacco companies to place graphic warning labels covering 50% of the packaging, 20% of a cigarette ad, along with a hotline for smokers to quit. Since the tobacco companies realized they may lose a lot of money as a result of the new legislation, they filed a lawsuit against the government and temporarily blocked the usage of the labels (which are used in 43 other countries).

We were hoping the block was only temporary and the government would win this fight, but Judge Leon shattered our dreams on Wednesday when he ruled that the controversial labels were unconstitutional because they violate tobacco's right to free-speech. The judge explained his decision in a 19-page ruling, reading:

"The government has failed to carry both its burden of demonstrating a compelling interest and its burden of demonstrating that the rule is narrowly tailored to achieve a constitutionally permissible form of compelled commercial speech."

A spokesman from the tobacco group that challenged the labels in court said this in response to their favorable ruling:

"We believe governments, public health officials, tobacco manufacturers and others share a responsibility to provide tobacco consumers with accurate information about the various health risks associated with smoking. However, the goal of informing the public about the risks of tobacco use can and should be accomplished consistent with the U.S. Constitution."

Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, questioned the ruling by pointing out that it "ignores decades of First Amendment precedent that support the right of the government to require strong warning labels to protect the public health."

Much like the federal government appealed Judge Leon's initial block of the warning labels, which were scheduled to go in effect this September, government officials will most likely appeal this decision too.

We are deeply saddened that the courts have chosen to side with an industry that only cares about profits and not the people its products are killing.

The FDA's graphic labels would have definitely helped scare off kids considering picking up a pack to fit in with their peers, but like it always has been, it's up to U to educate them about the dangers of smoking!

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