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Rand Paul Says He’d use Executive Orders If President… But Only To Revoke Previous Executive Orders

Rand Paul Says He’d use Executive Orders If President… But Only To Revoke Previous Executive Orders

Speaking to constituents in Kentucky this week, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said that he would use his executive power to reverse the damage done by his predecessors’ propensity for legislating by fiat if he were elected President. Paul’s statement came in response to a direct question about whether he’d embrace the power of executive orders […]

The Average American Has ‘Essentially Zero’ Influence Over U.S. Policy

The Average American Has ‘Essentially Zero’ Influence Over U.S. Policy

An academic look into the driving forces behind American Federal policymaking concludes that the average citizen in the United States has “essentially zero” influence over the direction of government. According to the report, even when a majority of Americans wants the government to do something, it is powerless against the influence of “economic elites” – […]

The GOP May Finally Fall In Love With Obama

The GOP May Finally Fall In Love With Obama

A new poll suggests that President Barack Obama could be a key asset to the GOP in the 2014 midterm elections as likely voters report that the President’s failures make them more likely to vote for Republicans.

Government Watchdog: Obama Administration Released Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants With Criminal Convictions

Government Watchdog: Obama Administration Released Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants With Criminal Convictions

Administration officials made the decision to release 2,226 detained illegal immigrants — including 617 with criminal convictions on record — as the drama surrounding the government shutdown reached critical mass in 2013.

Why Is The Cuomo Administration Automatically Deleting New York State Employees’ Emails?

This article by Theodoric Meyer was originally published August 11, 2104 at the website of ProPublica.  This story was co-published with the Albany Times-Union and WNYC. New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration — which the governor pledged would be the most transparent in state history — has quietly adopted policies that allow it to […]

Report: American Wages Down 23 Percent Since 2008

Report: American Wages Down 23 Percent Since 2008

A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors delivers a sobering, if unsurprising, statistic about America’s economic recovery since the recession of the late 2000s: Present-day wages in the U.S. are down 23 percent from their 2008 levels, resulting in $93 billion in lost pay for American workers.

Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-12-2014: Flying The Federal Skies; Obama Flings Horse Hockey At Hillary; Wishing Away The Islamic State; Rand Paul On The Middle East; Cuomo Covers Email Tracks In New York; Government Gets In The Way Of The Sun

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Rand Paul Talks Foreign Aid To Israel And The Senseless U.S. Strategy In The Middle East

Rand Paul Talks Foreign Aid To Israel And The Senseless U.S. Strategy In The Middle East

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tried to clear the air with constituents during his time back home in Kentucky, recently talking to local voters about ongoing criticisms of foreign policy flip-flopping with regard to providing U.S. aid to Israel. The Senator also discussed his opinion on the U.S.’s current actions against the ISIS terror group. Paul […]

Obama Calls ‘Horsesh*t’ After Clinton Criticizes Foreign Policy Decisions Made While She Was Still In Office

Obama Calls ‘Horsesh*t’ After Clinton Criticizes Foreign Policy Decisions Made While She Was Still In Office

“Horseshit.” That’s how Democratic members of Congress report that President Barack Obama expressed his view of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom he appointed, calling him out on his policy toward Syria. What has become a noticeable rift between two Washington fixtures who most people would assume agree, or should publically pretend to agree, […]

Obama Administration Always Scoffed At Idea A Caliphate Could Rise From Al-Qaida’s Ashes

Obama Administration Always Scoffed At Idea A Caliphate Could Rise From Al-Qaida’s Ashes

John Brennan, current director of the CIA and a former counterterrorism advisor to President Barack Obama, expressed the Administration’s dismissive attitude toward planning U.S. strategy around the real ambitions of al-Qaida and its offshoots back in 2011. But here we are. Brennan delivered his prepared remarks to the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International […]

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