2 votes

Anyone here part of the RECURO Initiative? (they Tweet about Ron and Rand often)

The National Defense authorization act

The National Defense Authorization Act is a piece of legislation passed by Congress every year. Usually this bill focuses on military allocations and the like but in 2012 lawmakers added two sections: Sections 1021 & 1022. These sections gave the federal government the right to indefinitely detain any American citizen without trial under grounds they are suspected of "terrorism." Check out the video to learn more.


29 votes

The Police in America Are Becoming Illegitimate by Matt Taibbi

The crooked math that's going to crash American law enforcement if policies aren't changed

BY MATT TAIBBI | December 5, 2014

Nobody's willing to say it yet. But after Ferguson, and especially after the Eric Garner case that exploded in New York yesterday after yet another non-indictment following a minority death-in-custody, the police suddenly have a legitimacy problem in this country.

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14 votes

Rand Paul: No ‘Bigger Defender of Minority Rights in the Congress than Myself’

Senator Rand Paul continued his streak of going to places most Republicans don’t by doing an interview with Salon today. Part of the interview centers around race and minority rights issues. Paul says rather candidly Republicans need to do a better job of reaching out to black and Hispanic voters, and hopes to be a part of that.


4 votes

Peter Schiff: The man who called the last stock crash is already blaming the Fed for the next

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The hedge-fund manager who accurately predicted the crash of 2008 is once again sounding the alarm.

This time around, Peter Schiff, the chief executive officer of Euro Pacific Capital who memorably predicted the collapse of the housing market in 2008 and the global financial crisis of 2010, is speaking out against the Federal Reserve, which, he claims, has inflated the prices of stocks and bonds with its ultraloose, unconventional monetary policies.

16 votes

Rand Paul Just Had A Sitdown With Al Sharpton this Morning (Great Pic)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), who is likely running for president in 2016, had a meeting with the Rev. Al Sharpton in Washington, D.C. Thursday morning. Both men characterized the conversation as an attempt to foster dialoque across party lines.

"It was a very candid and courteous conversation. We pledged to continue to have such conversations where conservatives and progressives can have dialogue and break the log jam in American discussion," Sharpton said in a statement.

3 votes

Kentucky looks at primary change that would help Rand Paul

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sen. Rand Paul and Kentucky Republicans are exploring the possibility of turning the state’s presidential primary into a caucus instead — a move that could allow him to run for both his Senate seat and president in 2016.
The preliminary discussions have begun in the wake of Kentucky Democrats retaining control of the statehouse in Tuesday’s elections. Democratic leaders of that chamber have already vowed not to change the law, hoping to force Paul to abandon his Senate seat in order to pursue the White House.

6 votes

Gary Johnson: "I'll Run in 2016 to Provide Libertarian Option" That Rand Paul Doesn't Offer

Well there's already good news on today's Election Day. The 2012 Libertarian Party candidate for president, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, has announced that he's running for the 2016 LP nomination.

He directly addressed how his views differ from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the most libertarian likely candidate from a major party:

17 votes

Rand Paul Says GOP Brand 'Sucks': 'Fighting 40 Years of Us Doing a Crappy Job'

Mediaite: Senator Rand Paul spoke at a GOP field office today, and according to a report from The Hill, he was remarkably candid about how much the Republican Party’s brand “sucks” right now. He repeated his previous candid remarks about how the GOP is like Domino’s Pizza; the pizza chain underwent a huge rebranding after they realized people hated their product and the GOP should do the same.

Paul has attempted a mini-rebranding of his own with a stronger focus on issues in the black community like rebuilding inner city neighborhoods and cracking down on disproportionate drug sentences for African-Americans. And he really understands people believe the Republican Party doesn’t care:

9 votes

Trader smacks down Peter Schiff; says Schiff has been Wrong for Years!

Over the past few years Peter Schiff has consistently predicted that gold was headed higher, and has consistently been proved wrong. On Thursday, he vigorously defended his calls in a heated debate with trader Scott Nations, who calls his confidence "dangerous."


4 votes

Schwab: Rick Perry Was Dead Wrong When He Echoed Ron Paul about The Fed

NEW YORK (AP) -- Soaring inflation. A collapsing dollar. Bubbles in financial markets that would soon pop. One presidential candidate even suggested that the Federal Reserve chairman should be roughed up.

15 votes

Rand Paul Says Libertarians Should Vote GOP in 2014

Rand Paul | October 28, 2014

It is apparent now more than ever that our government has grown out of control—and under Democratic leadership, it will only continue to infringe upon our civil liberties. Currently, this Democratic leadership is telling you how to run your businesses, telling you which doctor to see, telling you what you can and cannot eat, and monitoring your phone calls and data without a warrant.

11 votes

Grover Norquist Has Seen the New Reagan and It’s Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gave a speech on foreign policy at the Center for the National Interest, in which he laid out a vision so pleasing to Grover Norquist that he quipped: “I think I just heard Ronald Reagan speaking.”

According to the Atlantic‘s recap of the event, the content of Paul’s speech laid out a third path between the interventionist policies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama:

7 votes

Rand Paul Says Decision On Presidential Run Will Wait Until The Spring.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, whose potential run for president in 2016 is increasingly seen as inevitable, is likely to make a decision on when to announce a run for president in the first part of next year.

“We didn’t make any decision, we’ll talk about it in the spring,” Paul said when asked at what time he would make an announcement about his presidential bid.

Paul made the remark during an interview with BuzzFeed News, taxiing on the runway at LaGuardia Airport, after a flight in coach from Des Moines, Iowa, to New York City on Thursday.