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(Photo by Gage Skidmore)   -- Michael Clayton --   As Congress pivots back towards health care reform and ObamaCare “repeal,” Americans should once again be wary of any plans introduced by Republicans that DO
(CBP Photo by Glenn Fawcett)   -- Michael Clayton --   In an unexpected move Tuesday, the U.S. House voted to rein in Attorney General Jeff Sessions expansion of the unconstitutional law enforcement practice known
  -- Michael Clayton --   Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted 61-36 to kill Senator Rand Paul’s amendment that would have forced Congress to openly debate and authorize wars we are waging in seven different countries. The only Republicans
    -- John McCardell --   While the country was focused on the devastating hurricanes late last week, another major storm was brewing with our economy but received little fanfare. For the first time in history, our national
-- Chris Younce --   This week, President Donald Trump made a deal with congressional Democrats to pass a Harvey relief bill that included a three month spending bill, a three month extension of the debt ceiling, and continued
-- ALPAC Staff -- "The fiscal crisis we face as a nation needs to be taken seriously."  - Sen. Rand Paul As Congress gets set to take up the debt ceiling and work to fund the federal government, here’s
(Photo by Lawrence Jackson)   -- Michael Clayton --   When Congress returns from August recess next week they will face a plethora of pressing issues – including the fact that the federal government is
(Photo by Gage Skidmore)   -- Michael Clayton    "We can do this, but not if we operate the way the Swamp normally does." - Sen. Rand Paul Congress is set to return from August
(Photo by DOE PHOTO/Ken Shipp)   -- Matthew Burrow --   Before breaking for August recess, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) made quite a splash in the face of liberty lovers and conservatives across the country.
  -- Michael Clayton --   Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the federal government will restart a program that gives surplus heavy-duty military equipment to local law enforcement. The Department of Defense’s 1033 Program was signed into law
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) For years and years, the Republican party stood for something and was an outspoken critic of the direction of our country. From too many taxes to a bloated government to spending on
Late last month, members of the House Freedom Caucus filed a “discharge petition” to bring to the House floor legislation identical to the 2015 clean ObamaCare repeal bill passed by Republicans and subsequently vetoed by President Obama. If the
Two different groups are floating around their proposals on health care reform. The first is the House Freedom Caucus.  They have started distributing a discharge petition to force a vote in the House on the 2015 ObamaCare repeal bill.
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) allows for the government to perform dragnet surveillance and backdoor searches of phone and email records. The practice is a direct violation of the Constitution and has been used as
When the editorial board at USA Today is on your side, it might be that your line of thinking is out of whack. But in this case, the left-leaning USA Today editors have seen the light on civil asset forfeiture. In America you’re
Senator Rand Paul had a very busy week leading up to the Senate’s August recess. From health care to civil asset forfeiture to national defense, Senator Paul is standing up for Americans and defending the Constitution. Healthcare On Tuesday,
This week has finally proven once and for all that some Republicans are not serious about repealing President Obama’s signature health care law. After days of bickering, partisan debate, and the failure of Senate leadership’s ObamaCare Lite boondoggle, Senate
These days, about all we hear from Washington, D.C. is how the Senate can’t put together a decent or acceptable ObamaCare repeal bill and Russia, Russia, Russia. There is little oxygen left for Congress or the media to talk
The sharing economy is growing every day. It seems like every week, there is a new app to help you find someone that can do the thing you can’t or don’t want to do. But all too often, local
Earlier this year we penned an article titled “The Road to Eliminating Civil Asset Forfeiture” with hopes that the tide was finally going to turn in the direction of protecting innocent property owners. On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have