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Congress is Writing the President a Blank Check for War

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute January 25, 2016     Congress is Writing the President a Blank Check for War   While the Washington snowstorm dominated news coverage this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was operating behind the scenes to rush through the Senate what may be the most massive transfer of power […]

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Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Curtail Surprise Medical Bills

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist October 21, 2015   Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Curtail Surprise Medical Bills   frankieleon   There are good surprise and there are bad surprise. Falling into the latter category are unexpected medical bills, which affect nearly 30% of privately insured Americans. This week, lawmakers took steps to shield consumers from these […]

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Who Exactly Is Government Helping?

By Doug Bandow Foundation for Economic Education October 12, 2015   Who Exactly Is Government Helping? The State Is a Quagmire at Every Level     Almost everyone believes that government is an essential institution, necessary to protect us from those threats we cannot counter on our own. But even if we accept that justification, it […]


Politics Is Not the Path to Pro-Life Victory

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute August 3, 2015     Politics Is Not the Path to Pro-Life Victory   During my time in Congress, I regularly introduced legislation forbidding organizations that perform abortions from receiving federal funding. The US Government should not force taxpayers to subsidize an activity they believe is murder. Thus, while […]

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Monsanto Protection Act Part 2? New Bill Introduced Spells Bad News For GMO Activists

By Arjun Walia Collective Evolution June 21, 2015   Monsanto Protection Act Part 2? New Bill Introduced Spells Bad News For GMO Activists     A couple of years ago, a bill was introduced (H.R. 933) allowing big biotech corporations, like Monsanto, to override United States federal courts on the issue of planting experimental genetically […]


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After Ten Months, Will Congress Finally Be Forced to Debate the War on ISIS?

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams June 5, 2015   After Ten Months, Will Congress Finally Be Forced to Debate the War on ISIS? For first time since US air war on ISIS began ten months ago, lawmakers push legislation calling for withdrawal of military forces     A small group of bipartisan congressional lawmakers on […]


Tennessee Outlaws Speed Cameras

By Truth In Media Team BenSwann.com April 23, 2015   Tennessee Outlaws Speed Cameras     NASHVILLE, April 22, 2015– On Wednesday, the Tennessee General Assembly voted to outlaw unmanned speed cameras used to issue traffic tickets. Followed by a 29:1 Senate vote in favor of the ban, the House voted 74:16:1. “My office has […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Has Mighty Lobbying Power on Its Side

By Clark Mindock OpenSecrets.org April 9, 2015   Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Has Mighty Lobbying Power on Its Side   The proposal to fast track trade agreements made by the Obama administration and overseas partners in the Trans-Pacific Partnership — said to be the biggest trade agreement in history, surpassing NAFTA — has created a dynamic […]


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Don’t Be Fooled by the Federal Reserve’s Anti-Audit Propaganda

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute March 8, 2015     Don’t Be Fooled by the Federal Reserve’s Anti-Audit Propaganda   In recent weeks, the Federal Reserve and its apologists in Congress and the media have launched numerous attacks on the Audit the Fed legislation. These attacks amount to nothing more than distortions about the […]


The Fed’s Attack Dog is At It Again

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute February 13, 2015   The Fed’s Attack Dog is At It Again     Richard Fisher, the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank president, is once again going after everyone who supports an audit of the Federal Reserve System. In particular he has been hitting at Sen. Rand Paul for having […]

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Reckless Congress ‘Declares War’ on Russia

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute   Reckless Congress ‘Declares War’ on Russia   Today the US House passed what I consider to be one of the worst pieces of legislation ever. H. Res. 758 was billed as a resolution “strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation, under President Vladimir Putin, which has carried […]


Internet Gambling Ban: A Winner for Sheldon Adelson, A Losing Bet for the Rest of Us

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute   Internet Gambling Ban: A Winner for Sheldon Adelson, A Losing Bet for the Rest of Us   Most Americans, regardless of ideology, oppose “crony capitalism” or “cronyism.” Cronyism is where politicians write laws aimed at helping their favored business beneficiaries. Despite public opposition to cronyism, politicians still seek […]

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