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Holding the Line on Audit the Fed

 
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Holding the Line on Audit the Fed

Following up on Norm’s blog post noting Tuesday’s cloture vote on three nominees (with one being a renomination) to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, here’s Senator Rand Paul’s press release reiterating his intention to keep opposing Fed nominees until Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid finally holds a vote on S. 209, the Audit the […]


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Rehabilitating Hemp’s Image

Campaign for Liberty has frequently reported on the progress of rehabilitating hemp’s image and rescuing the crop (which has deep historical roots in our country) from the stigma it’s been given since being classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic in 1970, a victim of overzealous government regulators wildly swinging their broad brush. This week, Rolling […]


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Assume the Position

So what happened to hundreds of full-body, high detail scanners after they were yanked from airports last year? According to the Chicago Tribune: Most have been shipped to jails, prisons and state and local government agencies. The TSA reported that 154 of the scanners were recently transferred to law enforcement agencies in Arkansas, New York, […]


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Hemp Seeds Finally Make It to Kentucky

After some back and forth with the Drug Enforcement Administration, including Kentucky agriculture officials filing suit against the federal government, the contested hemp seeds have made it to the Bluegrass State. Via USA Today: FRANKFORT, Ky. — The state Department of Agriculture received its first legal shipment of hemp seeds in years at around noon Friday with […]


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#RetroReid Rewind

There’s #Throwback Thursday, and now there’s #RetroReid Rewind, starting with this gem from 1995, where then-just-plain-ol’-Senator Harry Reid says, “I think we should audit the Federal Reserve”: Fast forward to 2010, when now-you’ve-got-some-power-to-do-something-about-it Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid states in a campaign debate, “There should be a Federal Reserve audit.” So it’s great we’ve got […]


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