89 votes

TheYoungTurks: Drone Strikes - Is Rand Paul a Constitutional Hero?


"Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced on the Senate floor Wednesday he intended to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan as director of the CIA, citing concerns about President Barack Obama's policy on civil liberties.

"I will speak until I can no longer speak," Paul said."*

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ACLU Backs Rand Paul's Filibuster

The ACLU is now backing Rand Paul's Senate filibuster. When the Tea Party and ACLU come together, you know Obama's wrong.


49 votes

Rand Paul Stands for Liberty on the Senate Floor While Republican Senators including McCain and Graham Have Dinner with Obama

Tonight, President Obama took a group of Republican senators to dinner at the Jefferson Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. Obama, the White House says, picked up the tab.

The guest's at Obama's dinner included:

Senator Lindsey Graham
Senator Bob Corker
Senator Kelly Ayotte
Senator John McCain
Senator Dan Coats
Senator Tom Coburn
Senator Richard Burr
Senator Mike Johanns
Senator Pat Toomey
Senator Ron Johnson
Senator John Hoeven
Senator Saxby Chambliss

An anonymous White House aide told the pooler, “The President greatly enjoyed the dinner and had a good exchange of ideas with the Senators.”

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525 votes

#StandWithRand: Rand Paul Filibuster Update & Open Thread

Filibuster began at 11:47am ET March 6, 2013
Filibuster ended at 12:40am ET March 7, 2013


164 votes

Contact Your Representatives in Support of Rand Paul's filibuster

This is a good time to stand up for Rand, the Constitution and all the other representatives helping out.

I already called one of my Senators: It went something like this:

- Hello, this is Roy Blunt's office, etc. etc.
- Hi is Roy blunt watching Rand Paul's filibuster?
- I do not know.
- Please tell him to support Rand Paul's filibuster, thank you.
- I'll inform him.


[DP Addendum: Hit them on facebook, and twitter as well with #StandWithRand]

40 votes

Ron Paul endorsed candidate Leah Cole beats establishment candidate in a primary and now needs our help!


PEABODY — Novice candidate Leah Cole shocked her establishment opponent Greg Bunn last night, taking the Republican primary for state representative by 52 votes.

Cole will go on to battle school board veteran Beverley Ann Griffin Dunne, a Democrat, and unenrolled City Councilor David Gravel in the April 2 special election to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Joyce Spiliotis in November.

That was the good news for Cole. Less encouraging was a Republican turnout that failed to reach 1,000 voters (out of roughly 2,500 registered Republicans and vastly more eligible unenrolled voters).

Fewer Democrats voted, but even though she was unopposed, Griffin Dunne managed to garner more votes, 606, than either Bunn (460) or Cole (512).

City Clerk Tim Spanos set the overall turnout at a dismal 6 percent.

42 votes

Video: Janet Napolitano Ignores Question Asked by Luke Rudkowski About DHS's 2,700 Armored Trucks

VIDEO - Janet Napolitano Ignores Question Asked About DHS's 2,700 Armored Trucks


54 votes

Demand Texas Rangers Arrest Officer Brown #7047 from Austin Police Department

The Texas Ranger Division is the primary criminal investigative branch of the Texas Department of Public Safety that deals with:

  • Murder, robbery, sexual assault, burglary, theft, and fraud;
  • bank fraud;
  • theft by credit card and computer generated counterfeit checks;
  • misuse of criminal history information;
  • misconduct and corruption of public officials;
  • threats against the governor and other state and federal officials; and
  • missing persons, parental abductions, questionable deaths and unidentified bodies

It is the duty of the Texas Rangers to investigate APD for acting under color of law while unlawfully detaining Austin activist, Antonio Buehler. One officer, Officer Brown presumably, can even be heard threatening to continue to unlawfully pull over Buehler and other members of Peaceful Streets.


Buehler has been targeted several times after his first encounter with APD which is currently experiencing an inadequate internal investigation.

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