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Banksters Win Again – “Audit the Fed” Bill Fails in the Senate

[CIM] Note of interest, only one Senator playing the role of republican voted against the Audit the Fed bill, based on the results below, Senator Bob Corker “representing” TN.  With this vote we see what it is that he is really representing (or protecting), as stated in the article. ### By Michael Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg […]

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Do You Owe Taxes? Congress Wants to Take Your Passport!

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute November 21, 2015   Do You Owe Taxes? Congress Wants to Take Your Passport!     In July, Ron Paul Institute Executive Director Daniel McAdams warned that “[b]uried inside the US highways funding bill is a provision to revoke or deny issuance of a US passport to anyone who […]


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Senate Criminal Justice Reform Bill Would Create New Mandatory Minimum Sentences

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute October 6, 2015   Senate Criminal Justice Reform Bill Would Create New Mandatory Minimum Sentences     No wonder Americans have such disdain for Congress. On Thursday, a bipartisan group of nine United States senators joined together to introduce the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. In a press release […]


History Lesson: Opposition to Export-Import Bank Has Grown Over Time

By Melissa Quinn The Daily Signal June 15, 2015   History Lesson: Opposition to Export-Import Bank Has Grown Over Time     Supporters of the Export-Import Bank cheered last week when the majority of United States senators voted in favor of reauthorizing the embattled agency. However, the vote also demonstrated growing opposition to the bank […]

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Act Now To Terminate The Gestapo PATRIOT Act — John V. Walsh

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org May 30, 2015   Act Now To Terminate The Gestapo PATRIOT Act — John V. Walsh     Contact Your Senator NOW – An Important Victory is Just Within Sight. YOU Can Terminate The Patriot Act and Its Ugly Siblings. John V. Walsh This Sunday, at midnight, […]


According to the Huffington Post, "the measure nearly failed, and only advanced after about a dozen senators engaged in a tense discussion in the middle of the Senate floor while they were still several votes shy." (Photo: Screenshot)

Gift to Multi-National Corporations as Senate Pushes Fast Track Forward

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams May 21, 2015   Gift to Multi-National Corporations as Senate Pushes Fast Track Forward A final vote on Fast Track trade authority could come as soon as Thursday afternoon     Thumbing its nose at the wide swath of constituencies and civil society groups that oppose corporate-friendly trade deals, the […]


‘Fake’ Reform: Little to Celebrate as USA Freedom Act Passes House

By Jon Queally Common Dreams May 14, 2015   ‘Fake’ Reform: Little to Celebrate as USA Freedom Act Passes House With Patriot Act re-authorization looming, end of domestic phone collection program not enough to assuage civil liberty and privacy advocates     Though the overwhelming and bipartisan passage of the USA Freedom Act in the […]

The House of Representatives passed the USA Freedom Act on Wednesday with a 338-88 vote, but experts say that powers of mass surveillance will continue, and even expand, if the bill passes and becomes law. (Image: EFF/flickr/cc)

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Gen. Breedlove Pushes Senate to Arm Ukraine…And More?

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute May 2, 2015   Gen. Breedlove Pushes Senate to Arm Ukraine…And More?     General Philip Breedlove, who serves as Commander of the US Command in Europe and NATO’s top general in Europe, is a good example of what happens when the division between a military and the civilians […]


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Lawmakers Want To Know Who’s Tracking You Online, And Where The Info Goes

By Kate Cox Consumerist March 7, 2015   Lawmakers Want To Know Who’s Tracking You Online, And Where The Info Goes   (Mr Seb)   Everything you do online — on your phone, on your computer, with anything — leaves a digital wake. Put those trails together and you’ve got one massive big data industry […]


Senate Republicans Bungle Their Interrogation of Janet Yellen 1

By Brendan Brown Mises.org February 27, 2015   Senate Republicans Bungle Their Interrogation of Janet Yellen   In terms of theatrical impact, the first performance of the Republican majority in the Senate responding to semi-annual testimony from Fed Chair Yellen was a dud. That is bad news for US monetary reform. The root cause of […]

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