Ron Paul Classic: Oppose the Defense Production Act

UPDATE TWO: The legislation renewing the Defense Production Act passed Congress by a vote of 386-32. Thanks to the 32 members who opposed the bill, and thanks Representative Thomas Massie for making sure there was a roll-call vote. UPDATE: [...]

GAO: Pentagon overpays for nearly everything

According to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office, the Pentagon is paying way too much for nearly everything. From Business Week: Across the military, the average major Pentagon acquisition comes in at 40 percent over [...]

Campaing for Liberty joins efforts to limit spending

Campaign for Liberty has joined a coalition of 21 other groups in an open letter to the House and Senate demanding they not use budget gimmicks, like hiding additional military funding in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) accounts, to [...]

Border agent holds boy scout at gunpoint

Boy scouts from Iowa got a first hand lesson in security theater when they were trying to cross the Canadian-Alaska border. From Fox News: As their vans were moving through a checkpoint into the United States, one of the scouts snapped a [...]

Audit the Fed Passes House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia - Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed Audit the Fed , legislation that would require a full audit of the Federal Reserve, by voice vote. Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul released the [...]

End Torture, Shut Down the CIA!

Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, “we don’t torture people”? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, “this [...]

Ron Paul Classic: Give Parents Control of the Education Dollar

Jason Bedrick of the CATO Institute examines the growing popularity of education tax credits and analyzes a report from the Center for Education Reform providing a "scorecard" for state tax credit laws. Not surprisingly, the study finds that the [...]

Fuel on the Fire

By: Colin Combs It’s no secret that gas prices have been ridiculous. Everyone has been bemoaning them for quite a while now. Some understand this is a consequence of the state inflating the currency so the dollar buys less, while government [...]

Paul Broun statement on Committee Passage of Audit the Fed

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following statement after H.R. 24, the Audit the Fed bill, was reported favorably out of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform markup with unanimous [...]

Travel Promotion Authority case study in how Congress lobbies K Street

Tuesday the House of Representatives passed legislation renewing the Travel Promotion Authority. The Travel Promotion Authority is a public-private "partnership" formed in 2009 to encourage people from other countries to visit the United States. [...]