National Blog - page 148
RON PAUL: Death Penalty: The Ultimate Corrupt, Big Government Program
Nebraska’s legislature recently made headlines when it ended the state’s death penalty. Many found it odd that a conservatives-dominated legislature would support ending capital punishment, since conservative politicians have traditionally [...]
UPDATE Massie-Lofgren amendment passes!
Roll-call vote available here.
Obama to GOP: Raise spending on Warfare and Welfare
President Obama has issued a veto threat for the Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill (HR 2685). President Obama objects to the $38 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (or"global war on terror") funding included in [...]
Will the Fed take orders from the IMF?
Maybe... International Monetary Fund President Christine Leadgard has some advice for Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen: do not raise interest rates: The International Monetary Fund wants the Federal Reserve to wait until 2016 before it [...]
Soros Pushes US Bailouts and Weapons for Ukraine
If you look at the track record of the interventionists you might think they would pause before taking on more projects. Each of their past projects has ended in disaster yet still they press on. Last week the website Zero Hedge posted a report [...]
Government puts kids in foster care because they were playing outside alone
Your daily dose of government gone wild today comes from Florida, where a nosy neighbor decided to call the cops because an 11-year-old boy was playing outside of his own house while waiting for his parents to get home. The result? The parents [...]
URGENT HOUSE UPDATE
The House will be voting on the bipartisan Massie-Lofgren amendment forbidding the use of taxpayer dollars for warrantless searches between 1:30-2:30 EST. If you have done so yet please call your Representative and tell them to vote for this [...]
Campaign for Liberty supports bipartisan amendment to end warrantless searches
Campaign for Liberty has joined a broad-based coalition of groups in sending a letter to the House leadership in support of an amendment being offered by a bipartisan group of legislators (led by Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie and California [...]
Want to pay for the Roads? Sell the Federal Lands
Last month, the Senate passed legislation extending the authorization of the Highway Trust Fund for two months. Extending the trust fund is considered must-pass legislation because without the federal government, who would build the [...]
Is Bob Dylan a supply-sider?
Maybe not, but the legendary singer-songwriter sort of sounds like one in this interview with the AARP magazine (hat/ tip: Rolling Stone): "The government's not going to create jobs," he said. "It doesn't have to. People have to create jobs, [...]