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Tag: Capitol Hill Update
  • Hill News Update

    Here’s the latest on liberty on the Hill: Rep. Rand Paul discussed his opposition to mandatory minimum sentencing for drug use Rep. Justin Amash is still going after the unconstitutional indefinite detention in the NDAA Sen. Paul takes on the Pentagon, introducing a bill requiring warrants for gov’t use of drones in the US  (see his …

  • Update from Capitol Hill

    Here’s the latest from Capitol Hill: After nearly nine years and $800 billion, Obama claims we are leaving Iraq with “heads held high.” The President also suggests that fixing the economy is going to take a really long time now — probably at least four more years. Senator Rand Paul basically stops a future war …

  • Update from Capitol Hill

    Rep. Ron Paul had another infamous exchange with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, asking him if he thought gold was money.  Bernanke said “no,” and when Rep. Paul asked him why, then, central banks hold gold as reserves, Bernanke stumbled, and then said “tradition.”  Watch the full exchange here. Bernanke also suggested the Fed was …

  • Update from Capitol Hill

    President Obama spoke to the nation on Tuesday about the ongoing debt ceiling debates and inaction, claiming to be tiring of partisan and ideological inflexibility:  “My hope is everyone will leave their ultimatums at the door, that we’ll all leave our political rhetoric at the door.” Gold and silver prices are expected to continue to …

  • Update from Capitol Hill

    Republicans on the Hill rallied around the passage of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. Sen. Rand Paul appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer and argued that the Congress should not go on vacation until they solve the debt crisis. Sen. Jim DeMint shot down arguments made by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner that the …

  • Update from Capitol Hill

    Rep. Ron Paul and Rep. Barney Frank introduced HR 2306, The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibtioin Act of 2011, the first-ever bill of its kind. Rep. Paul appeared on Larry Kudlow to discuss the bill, arguing that the free market deals with the problem of drug abuse best. Rep. Frank appeared on MSNBC to discuss the …

  • Update from Capitol Hill

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Rep. Walter Jones sued the President for going to war in Libya without the consent of Congress. Sen. Rand Paul offered his support by writing an Op-Ed in the Washington Times criticizing President Obama for violating the War Powers Act. Sen. Paul and Rep. …

  • Update from Capitol Hill

    The House rejected Rep. Kucinich’s bill to end intervention in Libya within 15 days, but passed a measure offered by Speaker Boehner that prohibits ground troops from being deployed and demands the White House turn over documents related to the mission. Sen. Rand Paul issued a statement criticizing President Obama for not answering bipartisan calls …

  • Update from Capitol Hill

    The House GOP postponed a vote on Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s bill that would end US involvement in Libya over fears that it would pass. 14 Republicans introduced a similar resolution in the House on the same day. A bill that would raise the limit on the  public debt without any spending reform was voted down …

  • Update from Capitol Hill

    The Supreme Court of the United States upheld the right of police officers to enter citizens’ homes without a warrant if they believe evidence is being destroyed inside.  Justice Ginsburg was the only dissenting vote, asking “How ‘secure’ do our homes remain if police, armed with no warrant, can pound on doors at will and, …