After winning a second CPAC Presidential straw poll, Rand Paul (R-Ky.) realized it was time to start taking control of an important conservative brand name before the other guys could beat him to the punch. By Monday, he’d planted his flag on Ronald Regan’s diplomatic legacy – challenging his possible 2016 Republican adversaries to come up with alternate ways of inhabiting the same political space.
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WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) — Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says if he were president he’d take a harder stance against Russian President Vladimir Putin for events in Ukraine. “Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is a gross violation of that nation’s sovereignty and an affront to the international community,” Paul, mentioned as a 2016 Republican presidential […]
Sharyl Atkisson, one of the few reporters in mainstream media who has never strayed far from the lessons they (presumably) still teach in J-school, has agreed to an early resignation from her investigative correspondent’s position at CBS News. The Obama Administration must be thrilled. Atkisson has been a major thorn in the side of the […]
Why this sounds like a good idea during an election year is anybody’s guess, but a bunch of Senate Democrats are planning to stage a faux-filibuster tonight to draw attention to the evils of man-made climate change. The effort, headed by Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) is supposed to last until 9 a.m. Eastern time tomorrow. […]
A dirty Fairfax County, Va. cop who pleaded guilty in Federal court for tipping off a terrorism suspect and compromising an ongoing FBI investigation is now a financial analyst for the IRS, according to a report that emerged last week. According to PJ Media, former police officer Weiss Rasool, who has since changed his last […]
Officially, U.S. debt stands at more than $17 trillion. In reality, it is many times more. The cost of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq may be more than $6 trillion. President Barack Obama’s illegal invasion of Libya cost at least a billion dollars and left that country devastated. The costs of U.S. regime […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
CPAC 2014 is officially in the books. Personal Liberty was there, and we came away with plenty — but did we learn anything we didn’t already know? Here’s our summary of the themes and personalities who stood out this year — for better or worse.
A former blogger for ThinkProgress, the online mouthpiece for the far-left Center for American Progress policy outfit, revealed last week he quit in frustration after being repeatedly stonewalled by supervisors on how to approach topics the White House deemed sensitive.