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Guess How Many ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels Have Been Trained With Congress-Approved $500 Million?

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute June 30, 2015   Guess How Many ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels Have Been Trained With Congress-Approved $500 Million?     Nope, it’s not a trick question. The number is zero. A year ago Congress granted a White House request for half a billion dollars to identify, train, and equip “moderate” […]

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Rep John Duncan: ‘Permanent, Forever, Endless War in the Middle East’ is Not Conservative 1

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute June 29, 2015   Rep John Duncan: ‘Permanent, Forever, Endless War in the Middle East’ is Not Conservative   Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr., in a speech Wednesday on the House of Representatives floor, quoted several prominent conservatives to help make the case that “there has been nothing conservative […]


The Export-Import Bank Expires Tomorrow. Here’s What You Need to Know.

By Melissa Quinn The Daily Signal June 29, 2015   The Export-Import Bank Expires Tomorrow. Here’s What You Need to Know.   The Export-Import Bank’s charter expires tomorrow, and members of Congress—who are home for a week-long recess—have run out of time to reauthorize the bank. Now, for the first time in the agency’s 81-year […]

The Export-Import Bank’s charter expires June 30, and members of Congress—who are home for a week-long recess—have run out of time to reauthorize the bank. (Photo: Melissa Quinn/The Daily Signal)

Congress Accused of ‘Moral Cowardice’ for Enabling Endless War in Iraq and Syria

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams June 19, 2015   Congress Accused of ‘Moral Cowardice’ for Enabling Endless War in Iraq and Syria The House of Representatives rejected a measure that would have forced them to debate and vote on military intervention     The U.S. House Representatives is being accused of cowardice after voting down […]

U.S. war planes pictured over northern Iraq as part of coalition bombings against Syria on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. (Photo: U.S. Air Force/public domain)

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Former NSA Director Michael Hayden: It’s ‘Cool!’ That Congress Has Not Restrained Mass Surveillance

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute June 17, 2015   Former NSA Director Michael Hayden: It’s ‘Cool!’ That Congress Has Not Restrained Mass Surveillance     Almost four months after ludicrously claiming to be an “unrelenting libertarian” while on stage with Ron Paul Institute Board Member Andrew Napolitano, Michael Hayden — whose rotation through high-level […]


TPP: Unconstitutional tribunal for .01% oligarchs to dictate what is ‘fair trade’

By Carl Herman Washington’s Blog June 15, 2015   TPP: Unconstitutional tribunal for .01% oligarchs to dictate what is ‘fair trade’     hat tips: 21st Century Wire, Ellen Brown, StormCloudsGathering, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, WikiLeaks, David Icke, Fight for the Future, Eric Zuesse “The corporations have bribed the political leaders in every country to […]

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