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    by Published on 06-05-2018 10:45 AM

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced today that on Wednesday, June 6th, he will be holding a hearing on the enormous costs of the endless wars which continue to be fought under the 2001 Congressional Authorization for the Use of Military Force passed after the 9/11 attacks.

    According to a press release from Paul's office, the hearing "will explore both the financial impact and the constitutional implications of open-ended war under the existing Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and examine the potential ramifications if Congress adopts the revised AUMF proposed by Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA)."

    Unlike the great majority of Congressional hearings, Paul's line-up of witnesses actually promises to provide some serious debate and cogent analysis of the issue. Noted Constitutional scholars Judge Andrew Napolitano (a member of the Ron Paul Institute Board) and Professor Jonathan Turley will provide expert testimony. The two will be joined by Christopher Anders, Deputy Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.

    The Corker/Kaine revised AUMF is sold as Congress finally waking up to its Constitutional war obligations, but as Sen. Paul has noted in a letter to his Senate colleagues, "it is clear upon reading that the Kaine/Corker AUMF gives nearly unlimited power to this or any President to be at war anywhere, anytime and against anyone, with minimal justification and no prior specific authority."

    By many estimates, Iraq and Afghanistan alone have cost the American taxpayer close to $3 trillion with no end in sight and no "victory" in sight. That does not include money spent to overthrow and murder Libya's Gaddafi, to raise an army of jihadists to overthrow Assad in Syria, and to expand the US military presence to 50 out of 53 African countries. And, of course, to backstop Saudi Arabia's genocide in Yemen.

    Sen. Paul's hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management will take place on June 6th at 2:30 p.m. eastern time in SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
    http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives...eral-spending/
    by Published on 06-01-2016 12:20 AM

    The conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board, typically a champion of Republicans, is flirting with the Libertarian Party this election.

    On Tuesday, the paper weighed in on former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party presidential nominee, and said his candidacy may serve as a "safe space" for voters turned off by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

    "Third-party presidential candidates are usually gadflies who have little impact, and that includes the nominees of the Libertarian Party over the years," said the Journal, which has been highly critical of Trump, who has enough delegates to clinch the GOP nomination. "But if there's going to be an exception, this might be the year given how flawed and widely disliked Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are."
    Read more commentary by the Washington Examiner:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ws...rticle/2592600

    Looking to find original verbatim editorial from the WSJ itself that is not behind a paywall
    by Published on 04-12-2015 06:53 AM

    Guest Lineups For Sunday News Shows


    SUNDAY APRIL 12, 2015


    State of the Union

    CNN Sundays at 9am and Noon ET

    Presidential election: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
    Presidential election: Lincoln Chafee (D-R.I.). Hillary Clinton's prospects: Paul Begala; Ana Navarro; Joe Lockhart. Host: Dana Bash.

    http://www.cnn.com/shows/state-of-the-union




    Face the Nation

    CBS Sunday mornings. (Check local listings for time in your area.)

    Presidential election; Iran nuclear framework: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
    Sec. of State John F. Kerry. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). Reince Priebus, RNC. Panel: John Dickerson; John Heilemann, Bloomberg; Sherrilyn Ifill, NAACP; ...
    by Published on 02-05-2015 12:20 PM

    From Breitbart:

    ‘Oh, She’s Going Down’...

    by Matthew Boyle 4 Feb 2015 Washington, DC

    Sen. Rand Paul will oppose—very publicly—the nomination of U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States.

    The Kentucky Republican is unveiling his opposition to Lynch on Greta Van Susteren’s On The Record program on Fox News.

    Earlier Wednesday, in his office in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, Breitbart News watched as the senator’s legal and press team briefed him final time before the interview. Sergio Gor, Paul’s communications director, his press secretary Eleanor May and attorney Brian Darling were all present.

    Paul asked the team about Sen.
    ...
    by Published on 01-15-2015 07:55 PM

    I've learned that for the Reno event, it is a public event and that Rand will briefly speak for about 10 minutes and then meet and mingle with the assembled throng.

    The organizers definitely want attendees to RSVP at the contact shown below. Exact location in downtown Reno is still TBD per the announcement.


    From randpac.com:


    Media Advisory
    Senator Rand Paul To Nevada

    ON:13 January 2015
    BY:Admin
    IN: Media Advisory

    WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada on January 16th and Reno, Nevada on January 17th, 2015. Senator Paul will focus on meeting local pastors, business leaders and political activists.

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 16,
    ...
    by Published on 12-29-2014 11:20 AM
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    US GOVERNMENT SAY BAH HUMBUG! to Christmas lights

    The Comment period ends December 30th on the new regulations that will outlaw affordable Christmas lights including indoor and outdoor lighted decorations of any type. See link below.

    From the Washington Times via Gail Combs:

    Christmas lights have become so affordable that even the humblest of homes often are lit like the Star of Bethlehem. Federal bureaucrats are working to end this. They claim it will make us safer, but the facts don’t back them up.

    It’s not uncommon to find strings of mini-lights priced at $1 for a hundred lights, sometimes even less. To cure this excessive affordability, the feds are rushing to save Americans from mass holiday displays. They seem to believe ...
    by Published on 10-10-2014 07:40 AM

    North Korean Government Reassures Citizens It Has Deep Bench of Brutal Madmen

    PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report) — As the mystery surrounding the absence of dictator Kim Jong-un deepens, the North Korean government on Wednesday issued an official statement reassuring its citizens that it had “a deep bench of brutal madmen.”

    While it offered no comment about the status of Kim, the statement from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) emphasized that “making North Korea an authoritarian horror-drome is not the achievement of one man; it has been and will always be a team effort.”

    “There are at least twelve highly unbalanced people at the upper echelon of this government who, at a moment’s notice, can imprison an ex-lover, execute a relative, or threaten to incinerate the United States in a sea of fire,” the statement read. “No other government has a roster that strong.”
    http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borow...-brutal-madmen
    by Published on 08-19-2014 04:09 PM

    With Democrat Hillary Clinton Likely 2016 Neoconservative Standard Bearer, Republicans Should Offer a Real Alternative — Such as Rand Paul

    By Doug Bandow
    This article appeared in Forbes on August 18, 2014.

    U.S. foreign policy is a bipartisan fiasco. George W. Bush and his neoconservative allies gave the American people Iraq, the gift that keeps on giving. Barack Obama has proved to be a slightly more reluctant warrior, but he is taking the country back into Iraq.

    Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee, appears never to have met a war that he didn’t want Americans to fight. Hillary Clinton, the unannounced Democratic front-runner for 2016, supported her husband’s misbegotten attempt at nation-building in Kosovo and led the drive for
    ...
    by Published on 08-19-2014 02:01 PM

    When even The New York Times questions progressive orthodoxy, the statists are starting to have problems.

    To paraphrase the old Tennessee Ernie Ford song — you take a ton of government cash to get job retraining, and what do you get? Several years older and deeper in debt, according to the New York Times, which casts a critical eye on the Workforce Investment Act. The program first came into existence in 1998 and was expanded in the 2009 stimulus bill passed by Democrats, but does it actually help people find work and restore their economic independence? Not really, and the costs more often make situations worse instead of better:
    Instead, an extensive analysis of the program by The New York Times shows, many graduates wind up significantly worse off than
    ...
    by Published on 08-11-2014 05:01 PM

    Could any of this get any more bizarre?

    US to directly arm Kurdish peshmerga forces in bid to thwart Isis offensive

    Weaponry, said to be light arms and ammunition, to be brokered though CIA who are better positioned to supply militia

    The Obama administration has announced it will arm the militia forces of Iraqi Kurdistan, to prevent the fall of the final bastion of pro-US territory in Iraq.

    The weaponry is said to be light arms and ammunition, brokered not through the Department of Defense – which supplies Baghdad and its security forces with heavy weaponry – but the CIA, which is better positioned to supply the Kurdish peshmerga with Russian-made guns like AK-47s that the US military does not use. The news was first reported by the Associated Press.

    Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...kurdistan-isis
    by Published on 07-18-2014 01:46 PM

    http://eagnews.org/with-nations-scho...hopping-carts/

    Michelle O wants to impose talking shopping carts which will direct shoppers around the Fruit Loops and to the kale.



    WASHINGTON, D.C. – First, Michelle Obama seized control of your child’s school lunch and made it “healthy.” Now, the First Lady wants to change the way you buy groceries.

    A new 80-page report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture explains that federal bureaucrats hope to use a variety of tools to modify the way Americans select food items at the supermarket.

    The stated goal is steer consumers toward fruits and vegetables – and away from sugar- and fat-laden items. The plan is in line with “Michelle
    ...
    by Published on 07-16-2014 04:36 PM

    Moving to Mexico

    Dear Mr. Obama:

    I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my
    health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.

    We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico,
    and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements.

    We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration
    quotas and laws.

    I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you
    mind telling your buddy, the President of Mexico , that I'm on my way over?

    Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

    1. Free medical care for my entire family.

    2. English-speaking ...
    by Published on 06-13-2014 03:40 PM

    "Not a Smidgen of Corruption"

    Dang! The IRS says Lois Lerner’s emails done got wiped out in one of them there computer crashes

    By: John Hayward
    6/13/2014 03:03 PM

    Aw, shoot! The IRS was trying so hard to come up with documents requested by the House Ways and Means Committee, as part of its investigation into the abuse of power against conservative groups during the 2012 election. But wouldn’t you know it? One of those newfangled computer thingamabobs had itself a crash, and all of Tax Exempt Organizations Division director Lois Lerner’s emails done got erased!

    Everything she sent to outside email addresses between January 2009 and April 2011 is lost into the ether. Everything she sent to the White House, the Justice Department, her old chums at the Federal Elections Commission, high-ranking Democrat politicians – gone! All they’ve got left is email correspondence between Lerner and other IRS employees.

    Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), who asked for all these emails a year ago, is fit to be tied...
    Read More:

    http://www.humanevents.com/2014/06/1...puter-crashes/
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