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Paul running hard on civil liberties after his Senate gambit

CHICAGO (AP) — He infuriated his party leaders by almost single-handedly delaying the extension of the Patriot Act. Now, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is fighting to transform his recent Capitol Hill victory into momentum with the voters who will select the next president. 814 more words

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What Do One Man/One Woman, Salads, and John Wayne Have In Common?

Well, sir, that’s a good question.

Here in the Great State of Texas, the legislature managed to pass a non-binding resolution that stated marriage was between one man and one woman. 107 more words

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Former US House Speaker indicted

CHICAGO (AP) – An indictment against Dennis Hastert says federal authorities began investigating his bank withdrawals in 2013.

Among the focuses of the FBI investigation was whether Hastert, in the words of the indictment, was “the victim of a criminal extortion related to, among other matters, his prior positions in government.” The court document does not elaborate. 137 more words

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Circus Maximus MMXVI: Never gonna get it

I’m so glad Rick Santorum is now officially in the race (which he’ll lose) for president.*

Why glad?

Because, while he has no chance of winning, he, like Mike Huckabee (who won’t win), can make some fun trouble for the candidates… 262 more words

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The Power of Senator Orrin Hatch

While I was in New York City today, I saw three secret service cars pull up. A black SUV drove up, and the door was promptly open, letting out a tall, white haired man in a suit. 425 more words

KIMBERLEY STRASSEL: Loretta Lynch and One More Chance for Justice at the IRS

Wall Street Journal — Republicans ask the new U.S. attorney general—who has a reputation for battling corruption—to investigate IRS targeting of conservative groups.

Paul Ryan on Thursday sent his first official letter to Loretta Lynch, the new U.S. 95 more words

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