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Generation Opportunity: Let Section 215 Expire

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Washington, DC – (5/20/15) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said yesterday that the Senate will vote this week to extend Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, which has been used by the National Security Agency (NSA) and other intelligence agencies to justify the bulk collection of domestic phone records. Earlier this month, a federal appeals court ruled that Section 215 cannot be legitimately interpreted to allow

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Lots of Weak Economic Data Today

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The latest economic reports show a slowing in the U.S. economy that “experts” had failed to see coming. Today, the National Association of Realtors released their report on the sales of existing homes. The number of previously-owned homes that sold dropped 3.3% where analysts had expected a slight increase. Unemployment filings increased more than expected last week according to a report released

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How to Critically Think About Jade Helm 2015

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Jade Helm is a military exercise intended to give America’s special forces some training in realistic, non-military environments. The “laser-like” focus on these exercises is likely keeping Americans from paying attention to more important events. What is easy to understand is that our troops would NEVER turn on Americans – because they ARE Americans. They would suffer many things rather

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WTO Proves Fears on Trade Deals

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It has been reported that trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would undermine U.S. health and safety regulation. The World Trade Organization (WTO) has just proven them right. The WTO just ruled that America’s Country Of Origin Labeling regulation, which requires meat producers to indicate what nation packaged meat comes from, violates global trade standards. The ruling cannot be appealed.

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Deflation – but not why some say

The U.S. economy is beginning to swirl around the drain as a catastrophic bout of deflation may be rearing it’s ugly head. But it’s not due to Americans’ unwillingness to spend. CNBC’s Alex Rosenberg surmises that the coming deflationary spiral is a failure of the fed’s policies to get Americans to spend more: This despite years of ultra-loose monetary policy, which

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What is Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)

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Trade Promotion Authority, otherwise known as TPA allows the executive branch of the United States to negotiate trade agreements without congressional interference. TPA is also known as “fast track” authority. The more friendly moniker truthfully labels this power as a way to make trade deals quicker. Unfortunately, they may also be made without due consideration of the consequences to American

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The Order of Battle for Americans: How to prioritize political efforts

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With so many attacks on the “America we love” it is easy to get confused by the barrages on so many of the citizenry’s rights. Here’s how to prioritize spending and efforts to protect what matters: Free Speech: If any effort portends to silence one group in favor for another – stand up, regardless if you agree with their message or not Freedom to

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