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National Republicans Battle for Insider Control

By   /  March 19, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet The internal struggle over the path forward for Republicans was framed by two events at the national level over the past week.  The American Conservative Union’s Conservative Political Action Conference was held in Washington last Thursday through Saturday.  On Monday, the Republican National Committee released its “Growth and Opportunity” report, labeled by many as [...]

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Rand Paul’s question far from offensive

By   /  March 8, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet American politics can be offensive.  It’s the nature of the beast on that front.  Senator Lindsey Graham called Rand Paul’s question about whether drones would be used on Americans not engaged in combat on American soil offensive.  I’m sorry Sen. Graham, but the offensive thing is that it took so long for such a [...]

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Shut Down Of Senate A Path To Washington Working?

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet The filibuster is one of the great moments which remain of political theater.  It’s been the subject of actual classic theater.  Jimmy Stewart is responsible for many of us even knowing what this somewhat arcane Senate parliamentary procedure even is, courtesy of his Mr. Smith who went to Washington.

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Rand Paul’s historic stand shouldn’t have been needed

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Some called it grandstanding.  Me?  I call it almost heroic.  A lone senator stood for eight hours, blocking something that he was most likely planning on voting for (John Brennan’s appointment as CIA director), because of a deeper principle.  He made a stands based not on party, but the simple concept of right and [...]

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Rand Paul filibusters CIA nominee Brennan on drones

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul filibustered the vote for potential CIA director John Brennan, wanting promises from the White House that drones would not be used to kill Americans on US soil.

Tweet Written by W. James Antle III, Editor of the Daily Caller Foundation Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul launched a filibuster Wednesday against President Obama’s CIA nominee John Brennan as a way to highlight extrajudicial killings and the potential use of drones in the United States.

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