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President Signs Law That Overturns Vermont GMO Labeling Rules, Replaces Them With Barcodes

By Chris Morran Consumerist July 29, 2016   President Signs Law That Overturns Vermont GMO Labeling Rules, Replaces Them With Barcodes     Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fast-tracked a controversial piece of legislation aimed at overturning and preempting state laws for labeling foods made with genetically modified ingredients. The Senate passed […]

President Signs Law That Overturns Vermont GMO Labeling Rules, Replaces Them With Barcodes

Oops! CIA ‘Accidentally’ Destroyed Its Only Copy of Senate Torture Report

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute May 16, 2016   Oops! CIA ‘Accidentally’ Destroyed Its Only Copy of Senate Torture Report     The CIA was once so interested in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture that it secretly spied on the US Senate to see what they were coming up with. These days…well, not […]

Oops! CIA 'Accidentally' Destroyed Its Only Copy of Senate Torture Report

Lawrence Wilkerson: Sen. Richard Burr is ’Ultimate Protector’ of CIA Torture Criminals

Lawrence Wilkerson: Sen. Richard Burr is ’Ultimate Protector’ of CIA Torture Criminals

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute March 4, 2016   Lawrence Wilkerson: Sen. Richard Burr is ’Ultimate Protector’ of CIA Torture Criminals     Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) is “the ultimate protector” of United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) torture criminals, writes College of William & Marry Professor Lawrence Wilkerson in a […]


Outside spending for 2016 election cycle hits $200m

By Alex Glorioso OpenSecrets.org February 15, 2016   Outside spending for 2016 hits $200m   This election cycle is flush with outside spending. As of today, super PACs, social welfare 501(c)(4) groups, trade associations, unions, parties and others (corporations, individuals etc) have spent $203.4 million this cycle. By this time in 2014, they’d spent less […]

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Senate Passes Bill Making Internet Tax Ban Permanent

By Chris Morran Consumerist February 11, 2016   Senate Passes Bill Making Internet Tax Ban Permanent     Nearly two decades ago, Congress passed the first Internet Tax Freedom Act, establishing that — with a handful of grandfathered exceptions — local, state, and federal governments couldn’t impose taxes on Internet access. Problem is, that law […]


CIA’s Brennan to Senate: I’m Not Sorry I Spied on You

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute January 9, 2016   CIA’s Brennan to Senate: I’m Not Sorry I Spied on You     CIA director John Brennan lost his cool at Sen. Ron Wyden, (D-OR) in a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee today when the Oregon Senator suggested the spy chief should apologize for […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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, […]

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