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  • Iran Agreement Boosts Peace, Defeats Neocons (Barf)

    07/20/2015 12:56:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Ron Paul
    Last week's successfully concluded Iran agreement is one of the two most important achievements of an otherwise pretty dismal Obama presidency. Along with the ongoing process of normalizing relations with Cuba, this move shows that diplomacy can produce peaceful, positive changes. It also shows that sometimes taking a principled position means facing down overwhelming opposition from all sides and not backing down. The president should be commended for both of these achievements. The agreement has reduced the chance of a U.S. attack on Iran, which is a great development. But the interventionists will not give up so easily. Already they...
  • Bush in the conservative hot seat

    02/27/2015 5:08:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | Jonathan Easley 216 84
    Jeb Bush’s likely presidential candidacy will face its first major test on Friday when he addresses a rowdy group of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It’s a critical moment for the former Florida governor as he looks to convince conservatives that he appeals to more than just the GOP establishment. Jeb Bush’s likely presidential candidacy will face its first major test on Friday when he addresses a rowdy group of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It’s a critical moment for the former Florida governor as he looks to convince conservatives that he appeals to...
  • Natural Law Vs. Positive Law: It's relevance to the Eric Garner case

    12/20/2014 5:08:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/15/2014 | Jack Kerwick
    In the fallout following a grand jury’s decision to not indict police for the death of Eric Garner, there is no shortage of libertarians who claim that Garner was innocent as far as the natural law is concerned. “Natural law” is an ethical tradition with an illustrious pedigree stretching back millennia. From this perspective, natural law is a transcendent moral order that provides the standard of justice for “positive law,” i.e. human legislation.The law forbidding the sale of loose cigarettes that Garner violated (repeatedly) is unjust. Garner “aggressed” against no one. He merely exercised his “natural right to dispose of...
  • The White House Scandal No One Noticed

    05/18/2013 4:47:37 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    New Republic ^ | 05/16/2013 | JEFF CONNAUGHTON
    For those of us who have long wondered why the Justice Department never investigated Wall Street, the Associated Press subpoena scandal illustrates a key point: The Justice Department sets priorities based on what it hears from the White House. ---snip--- With President Obama's gratitude, Justice Department leaders will likely one day rejoin the prestigious white collar bar and make millions of dollars a year to defend the very bankers they were supposed to hold accountable
  • Rubio condemns Bachmann

    04/27/2013 10:15:14 AM PDT · by AuntB · 138 replies
    Salon ^ | July 19, 2012 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Scott Brown joined John McCain in denouncing the congresswoman's Muslim witch hunt Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising star in the party and a potential vice-presidential pick for Mitt Romney, said this morning that he disagreed with Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann’s baseless call to investigate Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the U.S. government. Appearing on NPR’s Diane Rehm show, Rubio was asked by a caller if he would join Republican Sen. John McCain’s strong condemnation of the anti-Muslim witch hunt on the Senate floor yesterday. While Rubio said he doesn’t personally know Huma Abedin, a...
  • Why we are still in Afghanistan. It's not about Al Qaeda anymore..

    04/20/2013 5:03:51 PM PDT · by inspector · 10 replies
    Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 2/19/2013 | Paul Goble
    United States plans to link the countries of Central Asia by new rail lines with Afghanistan. At the same time, Washington opposes neither the construction of a railway corridor from Central Asia through Iran, nor Chinese extensions of its national rail system into the area. Nevertheless, according to analysts at the Moscow Strategic Culture Foundation, these overlapping transportation development projects threaten to spark a new “railroad war” in the Central Asian region—one that in the absence of counter-efforts by the Russian Federation is likely to result in a sharp reduction of Moscow’s influence over the countries there.
  • Rand Paul maps quick path to balanced budget

    03/23/2013 7:51:21 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 35 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 3 22 2013 | staff
    Sen. Rand Paul formally rolled out his 2014 budget blueprint on Friday, offering a combination of tax and spending proposals that he said would balance the federal budget in five years without raising taxes. The freshman Kentucky Republican’s plan reshapes entitlement programs, abolishes four federal agencies and overhauls the federal tax code by establishing a 17-percent flat tax and eliminating taxes on capital gains, dividends and savings.
  • Elite GOP surprisingly more open to Rand than many think...But still wary.

    03/19/2013 10:23:20 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 45 replies
    Twitter ^ | Robert Costa
    National Review's Robert Costa reports from Washington DC that the GOPe are 'wary' of Sen. Rand Paul but are 'surprisingly open' to him
  • Rand Paul flip-flops on illegal immigration

    03/19/2013 10:32:36 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | March 19, 2013 | Michael Thompson
    <p>WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the winner of the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll for 2016 only days ago, has told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that there should be a path to citizenship for illegal aliens in the United States.</p>
  • Erica Werner of the Associated Press Reads More Into Rand Paul’s Speech Than is There

    03/19/2013 10:01:45 AM PDT · by Bratch · 10 replies
    RedState ^ | March 19, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    Erica Werner of the Associated Press gives us a textbook example of why talking about immigration in the United States is so hard. She reads into statements things that are not there.The headline of her article is “Rand Paul endorses immigrant path to citizenship.” Giving her the benefit of the doubt that someone else wrote the headline, her first paragraph reads thusly: Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is telling a Hispanic business group that illegal immigrants should be allowed to become U.S. taxpayers and ultimately get a shot at citizenship. I have read the entirety of Rand Paul’s speech....
  • Erica Werner of the Associated Press Reads More Into Rand Paul’s Speech Than is There

    03/19/2013 10:59:33 AM PDT · by BillGunn · 1 replies
    Red State ^ | 3/19/13 | Erick Erickson
    I have read the entirety of Rand Paul’s speech. I have spoken directly to the Senator. No where in his speech does he use the word “citizenship.” In fact, the word citizen is only used once, in reference to Rand Paul himself saying, “As a teenager, I was not always the model citizen that I am today.”
  • Associated Press stands by Rand Paul 'pathway to citizenship' report

    03/19/2013 12:08:09 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 54 replies
    .politico.com ^ | 3 19 13 | staff
    The Associated Press is standing by its report that Sen. Rand Paul intended to back a path to citizenship in his speech Tuesday to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, despite the fact that he did not do so, and despite claims from advisers that the AP's story is wrong. ... The AP obtained an advance copy of Sen. Paul’s remarks on Monday and reported that he would be "endorsing a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants." That report led to headlines across news outlets ranging from Fox News to The Washington Post to the Huffington Post...
  • Rand Paul squashes AP's 'wrong' report

    03/19/2013 1:24:28 PM PDT · by wesagain · 78 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Mar 19, 2013 | Michael Thompson
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the winner of the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll for 2016 only days ago, is denying an Associated Press report that he supports a path to citizenship for illegal aliens. The AP’s Erica Werner reported Paul told a Hispanic business group that illegal aliens should be allowed to become U.S. taxpayers and ultimately get a shot at citizenship. However, Paul told the Washington Post, which carried the original story, the reporting was inaccurate. “I didn’t use the word citizenship at all this morning,” he said. “Basically what I want to do is to...
  • Rand Paul's anti-interventionism

    03/19/2013 2:01:19 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 13 replies
    China.org ^ | March 19, 2013 | Zhao Jinglun
    Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky, filibustered the Senate vote on confirming John Brennan to be CIA director, because he was against the drone war in general and the targeted assassination of American citizens in the US in particular. He failed. Brennan became CIA director. But his filibuster was called "historic" by Antiwar.com's Justin Raimondo, who quotes a talk show host at length: "There is a fear among (John) McCain, Lindsey Graham, and others who favor an interventionist foreign policy. Think of the neocons. Think of going into Iraq and not just securing Iraq, but building a democracy. Nation...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Illegal immigrants should be allowed to obtain legal status

    03/19/2013 2:01:47 PM PDT · by WCH · 371 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3.19.2013 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    The dramatic shift in the Republican Party on immigration continued Tuesday, as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a conservative tea party icon and possible 2016 presidential contender, endorsed an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws that would allow the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants to obtain legalized status. “Immigration will not occur until conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. That’s why I’m here today: to begin that conversation and become part of the solution,” he said in a breakfast speech Tuesday morning before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington.
  • Rand Paul’s immigration plan: Border security before probationary legal status

    03/19/2013 1:56:47 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 29 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3 19 2013 | staff
    The AP claimed this morning that Paul was set to endorse a path to citizenship in his speech today. Not so, countered conservatives on Twitter: Read his prepared remarks and you’ll see that citizenship is never mentioned. Which is true, and also irrelevant. The whole point of Paul’s speech is GOP rapprochement with Latino voters; he spends nearly two-thirds of it extolling Latinos’ work ethic, reminiscing about his friendships with Latinos growing up in Texas, name-checking Jaime Escalante and Pablo Neruda, and of course citing the ancient canard that Latinos are really just Republicans who don’t know it yet. (He...
  • Latest developments in Iran: Ayatollah Khamenei decried "These sanctions are barbaric"

    More worrisome signs are emerging of deteriorating economic conditions in Iran. Here are some of the latest news quotes: 1. Crude output is slowing. NYT: - Daily oil production in Iran, the most important component of its economy, fell in September to the weakest level in nearly a quarter-century, according to monthly data released on Friday by the International Energy Agency. The agency forecast declines in Iran’s ability to produce oil for years to come if Western sanctions were not lifted 2. Trade in general has come under severe pressure. This is likely having a terrible impact on the population,...
  • RNC Sham 2012

    08/30/2012 11:48:58 PM PDT · by W.C.S. · 66 replies
    The Convention is where delegates are meant to cast votes for the nominee, yet the Tampa Bay Times Forum was already plastered with embedded Romney banners, and additional 'Mitt' signs for people to hold were also smuggled in to make it appear that many are behind him. All Ron Paul material was promptly confiscated. Six states filed to put Ron Paul into nomination while the rules still said it only took five states. Realizing this, the RNC met early Tuesday morning to change the rules in order to make the minimum needed as eight states, which Ron also would have...
  • America Needs No More Neo-Imperial Nonsense

    07/27/2012 4:35:18 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 71 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | Jul 23 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    <p>Triumphant in the first Gulf war, George H.W. Bush, in October 1991, went before the UN to declare that the US’s goal was now to build a “New World Order”.</p>
  • House passes Ron Paul’s ‘audit the Fed’ bill

    07/25/2012 1:01:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/25/2012 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>In a move that serves as a capstone to Rep. Ron Paul’s colorful career, the House on Wednesday approved a bill that would let Congress’s chief investigators conduct a full audit of the Federal Reserve’s shrouded decision-making process.</p> <p>The overwhelming 327-98 vote sends the bill to the Senate where Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, has previously expressed support for an audit — though it’s unclear he’ll carve out time for the legislation this year.</p>