Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in a Facebook post on Saturday, responded to President Barack Obama's sharp criticism of Senate Republicans for the delay of a final confirmation vote for his Attorney General nominee, Loretta Lynch.
"I have to say, that there are times where the dysfunction in the Senate just goes too far. This is an example of it," Obama said at a press conference on Friday. "It’s gone too far. Enough. Enough. Call Loretta Lynch for a vote, get her confirmed. Put her in place. Let her do her job. This is embarrassing, a process like this."
From the May 4, 2015, issue of NR ‘They came with a battering ram.”
Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying
New Jersey voters are giving Chris Christie his lowest marks yet.
A majority — 53 percent to 38 percent — thinks the governor knew about the traffic situation on the George Washington Bridge, but most say that he did not personally order it, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out Monday.
If it is proven that Christie ordered the traffic jam in Fort Lee, 34 percent say the Republican should be removed from office, 29 percent say he should be both removed and prosecuted on criminal charges, and 29 percent say he should apologize.
Garden State voters disapprove of the job Christie is doing as governor — 56 percent to 38 percent. The numbers
Last week two prominent Ukrainian opposition figures were gunned down in broad daylight. They join as many as ten others who have been killed or committed suicide under suspicious circumstances just this year. These individuals have one important thing in common: they were either part of or friendly with the Yanukovych government, which a US-backed coup overthrew last year. They include members of the Ukrainian parliament and former chief editors of major opposition newspapers.
While some journalists here in the US have started to notice the strange series of opposition killings in Ukraine, the US government has yet to say a word.
Compare this to the US reaction when a single opposition figure was killed in Russia earlier this year. Boris Nemtsov was
Deanna Robinson-Katsuki is a decorated Air Force Veteran, who once received the Airman’s Medal for helping drag soldiers from a burning plane in Iraq. Yet Deanna recently came under an investigation by Texas Child Protection Services, who arrived at Deanna’s parents’ home with Sheriff deputies from Hunt County. Deanna is also 9 months pregnant.
What followed was partially recorded by a home security camera, which showed Sheriff deputies repeatedly punching her in the stomach, because she did not want them to remove her 18 month old son. The video has gone viral, and has been viewed over 400,000 times already.
According to Deanna:
The Hunt County CPS investigators asked me to meet them at 8:30pm on the night of March 4, 2015 for an interview and health/welfare check of my 18 month old son. I complied.
At approximately 8:15pm there was a banging on the door that sounded like what I imagine the Gestapo might have sounded like. I opened it to see a large Hunt County Sheriffs Officer on the porch steps, there were 2 more officers behind him. He asked “Are you Deanna Robinson?” I said yes I am. He asked if I was the mother of (my 18 month old son’s name – which was horribly mispronounced) I said yes I am. He said “we are here to remove your son”. I replied “nobody is touching my child without a court order or a warrant….”
Rand Paul: Republicans Criticizing Obama, Hillary Over Libya "Would Have Done The Same Thing, Just 10 Times Over"
SEN. RAND PAUL: Time after time after time, the soldiers were told not to wear their military style boots because they did not want to offend the Libyans. They didn't want a show of weapons because it is politically incorrect to show weapons -- they're in the middle of a war zone -- which gets me even farther back, why the hell did we ever go into Libya in the first place?
And this is something, if you watch closely, will separate me from many other Republicans. The other Republicans will criticize the president, and Hillary Clinton for their foreign-policy, but they would have just done the same thing, just 10 times over. Everyone of the ones who were criticizing me wanted troops on the ground, our troops on the group in Libya. I think it was a mistake to be in Libya. We are less safe. Jihadists swim in our swimming pool now. It's a disaster; we should have never been there.
This week there were two more murders of prominent Ukrainian opposition figures, bringing the total to perhaps 12. While the US government was quick to suggest that Russian president Putin was behind the killing of a minor opposition figure in February, the US has so far remained silent at the ongoing political killings in Ukraine. This edition of the Ron Paul Liberty Report covers the killings and also the arrival of US troops. Is this not a dangerous escalation?
Business has never been so good for Libya’s people-trafficking gangs. Since the collapse in law and order that followed Colonel Gaddafi’s fall, the beaches of the Mediterranean have been the perfect launchpad for boatloads of migrants towards Europe. Some 15,000 people have been despatched this year alone, netting the smugglers millions of dollars in fares for the privilege of riding in rickety, overloaded vessels. If they’re worried about a boat from this miserable armada sinking – as happened last Sunday, with the loss of 400 lives – they can always ring the Italian coastguard to pick its benighted passengers up.
Since Libya's post-Gaddafi government dissolved into armed factionalism last year, no EU country has even felt it safe enough to man an embassy in Libya,
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is likely running for president and she will make an announcement in coming weeks, she confirmed Saturday morning to Fox & Friends. The comfy-couch-ridden hosts asked the one-time Republican U.S. Senate candidate about the now-infamous claims of a CEO that a woman simply cannot be president.
The presidency is best “left to a man, a good, strong, honorable man,” Texas marketing executive Cheryl Rios asserted last week to much media coverage. “The hormones we have make us not qualified to be president according to this woman?” Fox host Anna Kooiman asked Fiorina this morning. ....
I have done a lot of soul searching in my support of RAND 2016 over the past decade. If you, like me, have been in the liberty/voluntarist/constitutionalist movement for any period of time, you've long known in your heart this time was coming.
We've all got our inner idealist "Kokesh", our personal libertarian hot button issues, and our ill-experience-with-the-state-slanted libertarian views. We each also have our pet conservative and liberal slants (even if we fail to admit them). Each, our desire to focus more or less on winning politics vs winning hearts and minds. There are times when I bite my tongue or scratch my forehead; get temperamental that Rand doesn't see and sell liberty just like I would.... but I see none of this as a good reason to look a
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The FBI violated the rights of a wealthy Malaysian businessman when agents posed as Internet repairmen to get into his Las Vegas suite to search for evidence of wrongdoing during the World Cup soccer tournament last summer, a federal judge ruled Friday.
His ruling threw out evidence collected last July from Wei Seng "Paul" Phua's high-security luxury villa at Caesars Palace.
"The government violated the defendant's Fourth Amendment rights" against unreasonable searches and seizures, U.S. District Judge Andrew Gordon said in a bluntly worded decision.
Phua's attorneys said they were stunned to learn that investigators enlisted a Caesars contractor to shut off Internet access so agents disguised as repairmen could
The project aims to bring together specialists not only from Russia but from other countries, including Ukraine, said Deputy Minister for Crimea Andrey Sokolov.
“Sanctions won’t create any problems because the countries that imposed them won’t consume these products,” said Sokolov, adding that Crimea welcomes any investors, including those from European companies.
“We are working with Chinese, Korean and South African investors.