Politico: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has hired a loyal aide to Rep. Ron Paul and fellow Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul to run his 2014 reelection bid -- the latest sign of how the wily leader is already preparing to head off any tea party insurgency and Democratic challenge.
McConnell announced Thursday that he's hired Jesse Benton, who led both Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign and Rand Paul's 2010 Senate campaign, to run his reelection bid for a sixth term.
"We're committed to running a presidential-level campaign in Kentucky and that starts with a presidential campaign manager," McConnell said. "Jesse is literally the best in the business at building and organizing conservative grassroots movements and I'm thrilled he's chosen to return to Kentucky to lead my campaign."
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to extend amendments added in 2008 to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act’s Amendments Act (FAA) in essence reduces the Fourth Amendment to a nullity.
The unconstitutional extension passed by a vote of 301 to 118. 111 Democrats and seven Republicans voted no.
The amendments allow the government to electronically intercept domestic phone calls, emails and other communications without going to a court and obtaining a search warrant.
Now, this could be a major turn of events if more electors would choose not to nominate Romney.
At least three Republican electors say they may not support their party's presidential ticket when the Electoral College meets in December to formally elect the new president, escalating tensions within the GOP and adding a fresh layer of intrigue to the final weeks of the White House race.
The electors – all are supporters of former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul – told The Associated Press they are exploring options should Mitt Romney win their states. They expressed frustration at how Republican leaders have worked to suppress Paul's conservative movement and his legion of loyal supporters.
Can any body smell another Randy Weaver in the making?
PolicyMic: - Ron Paul has long warned Americans of the dangers of a federal government-supported police state, and now, it seems his worst fears are coming to life. A 16-year-old Ron Paul supporter has been questioned by the FBI after he created a YouTube video for a school project which highlights how America is slipping into a police state.
That's right, a child has been questioned by the authorities solely because of his support for libertarian Ron Paul. Let alone that the video earned Justin Hallman an A+ with his teacher in his American Government class.
By James Politi in Washington | Financial Times
The median income of American households dropped to its lowest level since 1995 last year, extending its decline during President Barack Obama’s tenure and highlighting the depth of the damage to the middle class inflicted by the recession and weak recovery.
Ask yourself, does it look like these people want war?
A woman student says: "Governments have war with each other because they have benefits. But there is no war between people".
Rick Steves was asked by worried local people from the U.N. if there was anything he could do (as a travel writer in the Seattle area) to stop the rush to war and saber rattling and help calm things down. His thought? Get me permission from Iran to enter as an American film crew, and I will produce an hour TV show on Iran. Pub Nov 9, 2009
This gives me hope that the World is changing and governments have nothing to do with it.
Today, Judge Forrest permanently enjoined (prevented) enforcement of a portion of the National Defense Authorization Act, stating that the law “impermissibly impinges on guaranteed First Amendment rights and lacks sufficient definitional structure and protections to meet the requirements of due process.”
The NDAA is a federal law signed into law by President Obama on December 31, 2011 that authorizes the government to detain persons–without charge or trial–including U.S. citizens, who “substantially support” Al-Qaeda, the Taliban or their “associated forces.”
Wired - 09.12.12: The House on Wednesday reauthorized for five years broad electronic eavesdropping powers that legalized and expanded the George W. Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program.
The FISA Amendments Act, (.pdf) which is expiring at year’s end, allows the government to electronically eavesdrop on Americans’ phone calls and e-mails without a probable-cause warrant so long as one of the parties to the communication is believed outside the United States. The communications may be intercepted “to acquire foreign intelligence information.”
"We are on a road that leads straight to the World War 3, but in order to see that and to fully understand what is at stake you have to look at the big picture and connect the dots. This video examines the history of the dollar, its relation to oil, and the real motives behind the wars of the past two decades."
I just heard today that Jim Uprichard is being released from the hospital in Daytona Beach, & is flying home to Reno today!
His head injuries are still troubling him & he hasn't regained all of his memory or motor skills, but the hospital felt that he could be released. He also has a broken arm and facial fractures, but there's no reason to keep him in the hospital further.
We're hoping when he arrives, that the Reno VA Hospital can take over his care.
We all know the story about Maine and the duly elected delegates who were unseated. When we were in Tampa, we all stood together and supported Maine. That’s why we had several hundred people in the Maine walk out chanting, “As Maine Goes, So Goes The Nation!”
Let’s continue to support the liberty movement in Maine. Check out these awesome shirts the Maine delegates have put together to commemorate the duly elected delegates to the RNC in Tampa.
Two of the so called Al-Qaeda members who were wearing Guy Fawkes masks forgot to remove their press passes. Via: http://www.dailypaul.com/254485/photo-egyptian-rioters-were-...
Here is everything saved if they remove it: http://imgur.com/a/8UKgj
From Washington Examiner
Photo: Egyptian rioters were wearing Guy Fawkes masks
September 12, 2012
Egyptian rioters yesterday were photographed wearing Guy Fawkes masks next to photo graffiti on a wall of the U.S. embassy during a protest in Cairo, Egypt