Chuck Hagel is out, and no matter who replaces him, we know this much about the state of Obama’s administration: it’s still addicted to secret war
Defeat of USA FREEDOM Act is a Victory for Freedom – by Ron Paul. It will not shock readers to hear that quite often legislation on Capitol Hill is not as advertised. When Congress wants to do something particularly objectionable, they tend give it a fine-sounding name. The PATRIOT Act is perhaps the best-known example. The legislation had been drafted well before 9/11 but was going nowhere. Then the 9/11 attacks gave it a new lease on life. Politicians exploited the surge in patriotism following the attack to reintroduce the bill and call it the PATRIOT Act. To oppose it at that time was, by design, to seem unpatriotic.
Former congressman says that despite grim political realities, a new paradigm is still possible for those willing to fight for it
‘It’s time for the Obama administration to loosen the hold that Wall Street banks have over economic policy making.’
Falling short by a single vote, a vote in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday evening failed to get the requisite 60 votes needed to approve a bill designed to force approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Independent senator introducing legislation to create ‘Democracy Day’ to increase turnout
Beijing will go no holds barred for the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) – the Chinese vision of an “all inclusive, all-win” trade deal that really promotes Asia-Pacific cooperation, instead of the US-driven, corporate-redacted, and quite divisive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Ron Paul: Did the election last week really mean that much? Actually, the change in control of the Senate from Democrat to Republican means very little, despite efforts by politicians and the mainstream media to convince us otherwise. Yes, power shifted. But the philosophy on Capitol Hill changed very little. The warfare/welfare state is still alive and well in Washington.
Several political dynasties have existed in the history of the US, but perhaps none have been as controversial as the Bush family. And with beltway insiders circulating rumors of a potential 2016 run for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a renewed scrutiny of the family is taking place. Giving more insight to RT’s Ben Swann and Erin Ade is Russ Baker, author of “Family of Secrets.”
Former Congressman Ron Paul told RT in the midst of Tuesday’s midterm elections that the “monopoly” system run by the leaders of the two main parties is all too evident as Americans go to the polls this Election Day.
Third party candidates are at play in several key races tonight. While most do not possess enough support to actually win any seats, they may siphon enough votes from establishment candidates to tip several tightly-contested votes. RT’s Ben Swann takes a look at the third party disruptors.
In the final days of the midterm campaign, shadowy outside groups that wield heavy influence but don’t disclose their donors are spending tens of millions of dollars on attack ads, mailers, and negative automated telephone calls aimed at tipping the balance in tight races across the nation.
Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ recent trips to Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina have ramped up speculation that the self-described democratic socialist is seriously considering a 2016 run at the presidency. His national tour appears designed to engage a grassroots constituency base and line up the support necessary to give centrist political juggernaut Hillary Clinton a run for her money