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Reality Check: Would Romney’s Economic Plan Really Send 800,000 Jobs Overseas? [video]

Posted by on July 17, 2012 in Politics with 0 Comments
Reality Check: Would Romney’s Economic Plan Really Send 800,000 Jobs Overseas? [video]

In this Reality Check video, Ben Swann takes a look at a new claim by President Obama that Mitt Romney’s economic plan will send 800,000 jobs overseas. Speaking at a town hall-style meeting in Cincinnati on July 16, Obama referenced the analysis by columnist Kimberly Clausing in Tax Notes that concluded Romney’s support for changes in […]

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Ron Paul: We Must Stop the Fed from Causing More Harm [video]

Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Politics with 0 Comments
Ron Paul: We Must Stop the Fed from Causing More Harm [video]

Later this month Congress will have an unprecedented opportunity to force the Federal Reserve to provide meaningful transparency to lawmakers and taxpayers. HR 459, my bill known as “Audit the Fed,” is scheduled for a vote before the full Congress in July. More than 270 of my colleagues cosponsored the bill, and it has the […]

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Monsanto Linked to Coup That Ousted Paraguayan President

Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Politics with 0 Comments
Monsanto Linked to Coup That Ousted Paraguayan President

The political system in Paraguay is undergoing some major turmoil right now following the forced impeachment of former President Fernando Lugo, a “left-of-center” politician democratically voted into office by the people of Paraguay back in 2008. And among those who initiated and brought about this controversial coup was multinational biotechnology giant Monsanto, which was apparently threatened by Lugo’s resistance against the company’s genetically-modified (GM) crop agenda.

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Did Mitt Romney Commit A Felony By Failing To Correctly Report His Status At Bain Capital? [video]

Posted by on July 13, 2012 in Politics with 0 Comments
Did Mitt Romney Commit A Felony By Failing To Correctly Report His Status At Bain Capital? [video]

Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital and whether he committed a felony by incorrectly reporting his status in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

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Rachel Maddow – The GOP can’t ignore Ron Paul even if the media does [video]

Posted by on July 11, 2012 in Politics with 0 Comments
Rachel Maddow – The GOP can’t ignore Ron Paul even if the media does [video]

Rachel Maddow reports on new developments within the Nebraska Republican Party, whose convention could turn the Republican National Convention upside down if Ron Paul supporters are able to take the state for their candidate. Rachel Maddow is the host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” which airs on MSNBC at 9:00 pm Eastern, Monday through Friday, […]

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Rachel Maddow – Ron Paul Could Still Be Nominated at the Republican National Convention [video]

Posted by on July 7, 2012 in Politics with 0 Comments
Rachel Maddow – Ron Paul Could Still Be Nominated at the Republican National Convention [video]

On the July 6 “Rachel Maddow Show,” Rachel explained that even though Mitt Romney’s nomination by the Republican Party is considered a lock, Ron Paul still has a chance to qualify for nomination if he  wins the majority of delegates at the Nebraska Republican State Convention that is being held on July 13-14. Rachel Maddow […]

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Numbers Tell of Failure in Drug War

Posted by on July 6, 2012 in Politics with 0 Comments
Numbers Tell of Failure in Drug War

When policy makers in Washington worry about Mexico these days, they think in terms of a handful of numbers: Mexico’s 19,500 hectares devoted to poppy cultivation for heroin; its 17,500 hectares growing cannabis; the 95 percent of American cocaine imports brought by Mexican cartels through Mexico and Central America.

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Reality Check: President Obama’s Immigration Reform Rings Hollow [video]

Posted by on June 27, 2012 in Politics with 1 Comment
Reality Check: President Obama’s Immigration Reform Rings Hollow [video]

Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at the Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona immigration law and whether President Obama’s exemption for some illegal immigrants rings hollow. Swann also notes that Republicans have done no better.

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Uruguay Government Aims to Legalize Marijuana

Posted by on June 21, 2012 in Politics with 0 Comments
Uruguay Government Aims to Legalize Marijuana

Uruguay has unveiled a plan to allow state-controlled sales of marijuana to fight a rise in drug-related crime.

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Senator Ron Wyden Calls for Decriminalization of Industrial Hemp Farming

Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Farming, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
Senator Ron Wyden Calls for Decriminalization of Industrial Hemp Farming

Amendment 2220 to the federal farm bill (S. 3240) would effectively fix the broken laws that prohibit the cultivation of hemp in the U.S.

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Senator Bernie Sanders: Federal Reserve Board Members Gave Their Own Banks $4 Trillion in Bailouts

Posted by on June 15, 2012 in Agencies & Systems, Bankers & Wall St., Politics with 0 Comments
Senator Bernie Sanders: Federal Reserve Board Members Gave Their Own Banks $4 Trillion in Bailouts

Following the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve provided more than $4 trillion in near zero-interest loans and other help to banks and businesses whose executives also served as directors for the national bank. At least 18 current and former Fed regional bank directors had a direct stake in the trillion-dollar bailout given to teetering institutions, according to a report produced by the Government Accountability Office, but released by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont).

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Tom Woods: An Appeal to Ron Paul, on Mitt Romney [video]

Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Politics with 0 Comments
Tom Woods: An Appeal to Ron Paul, on Mitt Romney [video]

Tom Woods pleads with Ron Paul to not endorse Mitt Romney. Woods brings up the moment that started it all in May 2007 (watch here), when Dr. Paul refused to back down from Rudy Giuliani regarding his claim that Islamic terrorists hate America for its foreign policy, not for its supposed freedom.

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Rand Paul endorses Mitt Romney; Ron Paul Says He Can’t Win GOP Nomination

Posted by on June 8, 2012 in Politics with 0 Comments
Rand Paul endorses Mitt Romney; Ron Paul Says He Can’t Win GOP Nomination

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) endorsed Mitt Romney for President on the Sean Hannity Show, saying his “first choice had always been father. Meanwhile, Ron Paul said that while his delegate “total is not enough to win the nomination, it puts us in a tremendous position to grow our movement and shape the future of the GOP.”

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Reality Check: President Obama’s “Kill List” and What It Means For You

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Politics with 0 Comments
Reality Check: President Obama’s “Kill List” and What It Means For You

Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at the latest information now out about President Obama’s “kill list” targeting terror suspects. President Obama is personally overseeing a top-secret process for determining which Al-Qaeda suspects should be placed on a “kill list.”  This “kill list” comes as part of a stepped-up fight against Al-Qaeda.  

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Reality Check: Did Mitt Romney Really Secure GOP Nomination With Texas Win? [video]

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Politics with 0 Comments
Reality Check: Did Mitt Romney Really Secure GOP Nomination With Texas Win? [video]

Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at whether Mitt Romney has won the Republican nomination with his primary win in Texas. Included is Swann’s analysis of how the GOP appears to be handling the delegate situation and Ron Paul supporters.

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