Wikipedia: In 1912, Clark was the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, coming into the convention with a majority of delegates pledged to him. But he failed to receive the necessary two-thirds of the vote on the first several ballots. After lengthy negotiation, clever management by supporters of New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson, together with widespread allegations of influence by special interests, delivered the nomination instead to Wilson.
Oregon Republican Party Chairman Abandons Convention - Congressional Districts Vote to Continue and Complete Delegate ElectionsSubmitted by thefrow on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:34
Edit (Jun 27 23:52 PDT):
Oregon for Ron Paul has released a press release regarding the events of Saturday's Oregon Republican Convention.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The House oversight committee voted Wednesday to demand a broad audit of the Federal Reserve System by congressional investigators — a major move that lawmakers said is designed to bring accountability to the murky workings of the independent central bank.
The bill was sponsored by Rep. Ron Paul, the Texas Republican who turned the push for an audit into a powerful presidential campaign slogan and whose criticism of the Fed’s monetary policy drew hundreds of thousands of voters into the political process.
Jon Stewart hilariously compares Obama's use of executive priviledge to the Bush administration.
In Dr. Seuss's famous Christmas classic, "How The Grinch Stole Christmas", the main character of the film (the Grinch) steals all the presents from the Christmas loving "Whos" in the nearby town of Whoville, on Christmas eve. But on Christmas day the Whos do something unexpected. Without any presents they gather in the middle of their town and celebrate Christmas with just as much vim and vigor as any Christmas past. The Grinch is taken aback, and as the story goes, he is touched so deeply by the Whos love for Christmas, he finally sees that there is something more to it than he had previously realized. His heart grows three times its size, he returns all the presents to the Whos and celebrates Christmas with them from that day forward. The end.
Aren't we just a bit like the Whos of Whoville? Isn't the message of liberty something beautiful we hold within our hearts? And, haven't we (largely) had our election stolen from us by the GOP establishment and the mainstream media?
When the Whos faced hard times they got together and sang songs and celebrated what they loved most anyway, because they weren't going to let anyone or anything discourage them. It didn't matter that they didn't have any presents, or geese to feast on, or star capped Christmas trees - because that wasn't what Christmas was about. They went ahead and celebrated Christmas because celebrating Christmas was who they were and what they believed in.
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WASHINGTON, June 25 – Congressman Ron Paul, Chairman of the Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee, announced today that the subcommittee will hold a hearing this week to examine fractional reserve banking.
“Fractional reserve banking underpins the entire banking system, yet its effects on society are completely ignored,” Paul stated. “Our financial system consists of vast amounts of credit pyramided on top of very small amounts of real savings—all backstopped by explicit and implicit government guarantees. This poses significant risks to the stability of the economy and monetary system, which ought to give pause to any serious observer of financial markets. Hopefully this hearing will create a greater understanding among the American people about the nature of the banking system, and begin the movement towards serious systematic reform,” Paul continued. “The American people deserve a financial system that is stable and efficient; one that operates without taxpayer subsidies and bailouts.”
Last week, I decided to support and volunteer as a process server for LFRP because I felt that their efforts were worthwhile in the pursuit of the cause of liberty and for the possibility of Dr. Paul still becoming the next president of our withering country.
This was a purely personal decision, based on the same logic that I used to determine who I would support for president in 2012; at this moment, I feel this is the best course of action.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled a markup on Ron Paul's HR 459 for Wednesday, June 27 at 10am ET.
The bill passed the committee and is headed to the full House for a vote, possibly in July.
Video of today's Committee markup:
Bankruptcy could be filed as soon as Wednesday
* Stockton has $700 mln outstanding debt
* Talks with 18 creditors ended Monday without concessions
By Jim Christie
STOCKTON, Calif., June 27 (Reuters) - Stockton, California will become the largest U.S. city to seek protection from its creditors after its leaders approved a budget on Tuesday night based on the city filing for bankruptcy.
A Chapter 9 bankruptcy by the city of nearly 300,000 in California's Central Valley, about 85 miles (135 km) east of San Francisco, could come as early as Wednesday.