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Why Can't We Sue the TSA For Assault?

When I was in Congress and had to regularly fly between DC and Texas, I was routinely subjected to invasive “pat-downs” (physical assaults) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). One time, exasperated with the constant insults to my privacy and dignity,...

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This Week in Congress: NDAA Update

Yesterday, the motion to move to final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the Senate by a vote of 81-15. This means that Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) will not be able to offer their amendments preventing the United States...

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This Week in Congress: NDAA and Opioids

The big news in the Senate this week is consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Yesterday, cloture was invoked by a vote of  92-4. That vote is here. Since cloture was invoked it is possible that Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will be successful...

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This Week in Congress Wrap-up

Yesterday, after a special conference meeting on immigration, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced House leadership would begin drafting compromise legislation that would address both the concerns of “moderates” who want permanent legal status for “dreamers” (those...

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This Week In Congress

The Senate is voting on nominations. The House is in Tuesday through Friday. Among the bills on the agenda is H.R. 3249, which creates block grants for “project safe neighborhoods". These grants are to enhance cooperation between federal state and local governments in...

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Liberty at the Movies: The Last Jedi

Since Solo, the latest entry in the Star Wars franchise, currently sits at number one in the box office (though underperforming expectations both at the box office and critically), this seems a good time to look back on last year’s Star Wars film The Last Jedi. The...

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Ron Paul: What Has QE Wrought?

Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul gave a special message on the effects of the Federal Reserve’s “Quantitative Easing” (spoiler alert it is not good). While the piece is now several months old, it remains a must-read and/or watch. Under Dr. Paul’s leadership,...

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Open Skies Update

Some good news: The Trump Administration has decided against ending or limiting “open skies” agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Instead, the UAE countries must submit to several conditions, such as preforming an annual audit that makes “internationally...

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NDAA Update

The House and Senate are out of session this week for the Memorial Day recess. Before leaving town last week, The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 351-66. 59 Democrats and 7 Republicans voted no. The seven Republicans who voted No are:...

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