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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., one of five Republicans who has said he would vote against the the Senate healthcare reform bill, said Sunday he would change his stance if the White House and GOP leadership changed its approach.
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June 20 2017, 6:22 p.m.
Twenty-five years after they were convicted of a crime that never happened, Fran and Dan Keller were formally exonerated on June 20 in Austin, Texas.
The couple’s prosecution in 1992 was part of a wave of cases across the country amid an episode of mass hysteria known as the Satanic Panic. Beginning in the 1980s, accusations flew that the childcare industry had been infiltrated by bands of Satanists hell-bent on brainwashing and sexually abusing young children. The Kellers’ exoneration closes a decadeslong chapter of profound injustice for a couple that paid an exceptionally high price for the credulousness of local law enforcement.
Another Middle East debacle
Three-term Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a member of both the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees, has proposed legislation that would prohibit any U.S. assistance to terrorist organizations in Syria as well as to any organization working directly with them. Equally important, it would prohibit U.S. military sales and other forms of military cooperation with other countries that provide arms or financing to those terrorists and their collaborators.
2nd District Congressman Markwayne Mullin recently made a post on Facebook and Twitter drawing attention to the America’s sky-high national debt. It’s a topic that far too often gets ignored by those in Washington, who keep spending like there’s no tom…
BATON ROUGE, La. (June 23, 2017) – Yesterday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill into law that exempts the sale and purchase of gold and silver from state sales and use taxes, encouraging their use and taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Rep. Stephen Dwight (R) and Rep.…
My favorite debate question ever was asked in the Georgia 6th District Congressional race. Republican Karen Handel asked her opponent John Ossoff – So, who ya gonna vote for? Ossoff, who lives outside the district, is ineligible to vote there. Who Ya Gonna Vote For? The campaign was viewed by Democrats as a referendum on
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As policymakers begin to rethink the current financial regulatory regime, it is important to reconsider the relation between banking regulation, financial stability, and economic vitality. With this in mind, we focused this year’s Cato Summit on Financial Regulation on banking and brought it to one of the…
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Tulsa, OK, June 22, 2017– Gary Richardson held a press conference at the Tulsa Press Club today at 3 p.m. to announce his plan to file a lawsuit in the Oklahoma Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of House Bills 1449, 2348, and 2433.
House Bill 1449 creates the “Motor Fuel Tax Fee” which charges a fee to owners of electric and compressed natural gas vehicles in order to make up for the fact that they don’t pay the motor fuel tax; House Bill 2348 effectively raises taxes on the millions of Oklahomans who take the standard deduction when filing their tax returns by uncoupling the state deduction rate from the federal rate; and House Bill 2433 adds a new 1.25% sales tax on motor vehicle sales on top on the existing excise tax already charged on car sales. All three of these laws were enacted in violation of Article 5, Section 33 of the Oklahoma Constitution which was enacted by State Question 640 in 1992.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (June 22, 2017) – Yesterday, a Pennsylvania Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Introduced by State Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Hatfield) and nearly 40 cosponsors, House Bill 45…
Uber investors forced C.E.O. Travis Kalanick out of the company he founded yesterday. Here’s Reuters: The resignation sent shockwaves through Silicon Valley and leaves Uber’s board of directors with the problem of finding a dynamic leader who also has a steady hand needed to heal Uber after a bruising six months. Uber Founder Ejected And here’s MIT