After Ferguson Congressman Hank Johnson Proposes Bill To Stop Militarizing Police

By: Friday August 15, 2014 5:33 am

For many Americans it may not have been until the crackdown on those protesting the killing of Micheal Brown by the Ferguson, Missouri, police department that they learned how militarized local police have become in the post-9/11 world. Though police work became dramatically more bellicose when the Nixon Administration launched the War On Drugs, it [...]

Rand Paul Forgets He Supported Cutting Aid to Israel

By: Monday August 4, 2014 1:32 pm

There is no surer sign that someone is lining up to run for president than when they start genuflecting before AIPAC. And therefore it should have been no surprise that Rand Paul, who did in fact in 2011 support cutting aid to Israel, has suddenly had a memory lapse. I haven’t really proposed that in [...]

Republicans Run From Cliven Bundy After Slavery Statements

By: Friday April 25, 2014 11:40 am

It was not so long ago that Cliven Bundy was a conservative hero for organizing an armed posse to defend his right to not pay federal grazing fees, but now it seems everyone in the Republican Party and mainstream conservative movement is running the other way. After claiming African-Americans would be better off in chains, [...]

Breaking: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Syria War Bill

By: Wednesday September 4, 2013 1:29 pm

PICTURE of McCain playing poker during Syria hearing is up — E McMorris-Santoro (@EvanMcSan) September 3, 2013 The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Syria War Bill out of committee. The vote was 10-7, with Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) voting present. The narrow approval came after a three-hour briefing with top Obama administration [...]

McCain-Paul Feud Carries Over Into CPAC

By: Friday March 15, 2013 6:00 am

What started as an Obama nominee filibuster has split the Republican Party in two. The principal combatants being Senator John McCain representing the imperialist faction and Senator Rand Paul representing the libertarian faction. The battle could determine the future of American foreign policy and civil liberties. The dispute got personal with Senator McCain calling Senator [...]

GOP Splits In Two Over Civil Liberties And Drones

By: Wednesday March 13, 2013 6:03 am

Only a few months after being defeated in the Presidential Election the Republican Party is having an identity crisis. The party has split in two over the issue of civil liberties and presidential power. The split came to a head when Senator Rand Paul filibustered CIA Director John Brennan’s nomination for 13 hours. In response [...]

UPDATED: Rand Paul Filibuster For Human Rights Broke 12 Hours

By: Thursday March 7, 2013 6:59 am

Update 2:00 pm EST: The Obama Administration has issued a response on drones. The U.S. government cannot target an American citizen who is not engaged in combat on American soil, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday during his daily press briefing. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) had on Thursday asked the administration if the [...]

BREAKING: Senator Rand Paul Filibuster Breaks 8 Hours

By: Wednesday March 6, 2013 5:07 pm

Senator Rand Paul is holding a filibuster on President Obama’s refusal to deny he has the authority to kill Americans on American soil without due process. In a rare, traditional filibuster, Sen. Rand Paul vowed to speak on the Senate floor “as long as it takes” to draw attention to his concerns about the Obama [...]

Live Blog: Rubio and Rand Respond To Obama SOTU

By: Tuesday February 12, 2013 7:00 pm

11:28 pm: Full Text of Rubio’s Speech —- Full Text of Paul’s Speech 11:11 pm Marco Rubio goes on twitter to laugh off part of speech where he needed a water break [insert watergate joke here] 11:04 pm: Rand Paul concludes speech, takes softer tone on immigrants while condemning executive power for kill list and [...]

Rand Paul Will Tell RNC Convention to “Audit the Pentagon”

By: Monday August 27, 2012 7:35 am

Here’s the revised schedule for the Republican National Convention. Nobody who was previously on the schedule got bumped, though a few may have to truncate their speeches. So Mike Huckabee will still get an opportunity to speak, and Rick Santorum, and the collection of “people of color in the Republican Party we see once every [...]

Rand Paul, Lonely Voice Against War With Iran

By: Wednesday March 28, 2012 1:17 pm

Allow me to agree with Rand Paul. We already have significant sanctions on Iran, which mainly hurt the population rather than the regime. The Senate wanted to take another dip with an even more stringent set of sanctions. And Paul said no. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blocked an effort Tuesday to quickly pass a bipartisan [...]

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