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Ron Paul Appears To Suffer Stroke During Livestream

The Washington Examiner reports: Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul has been hospitalized for “precautionary” reasons after he appeared to suffer a stroke during a live episode of his political show Liberty Report. Paul, an 85-year-old former obstetrician who twice ran for president as a Republican, was in the middle of a conversation on his show on Friday when he began …

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Texas GOP Loses Bid To Boot Libertarians Off Ballot

The Texas Tribune reports: The Texas Supreme Court on Saturday rejected an attempt by Republicans to kick 44 Libertarians off the ballot in the November elections. Several Republican Party candidates and organizations had sued to remove the Libertarians, arguing they did not pay filing fees — a new requirement for third parties under a law passed by the Legislature last …

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Libertarian Rep Fails To Block Passage Of Stimulus Bill

Reuters reports: The vote was called for and Massie made his move. “I came here to make sure our republic doesn’t die by unanimous consent,” Massie said. When Massie made his request to hold a roll call vote, Rep. Anthony Brown, the presiding officer in the speaker’s chair pointed out that not enough members rose to back his request. House …

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Libertarian GOP Rep Confirms Intent To Delay Stimulus

MarketWatch reports: Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky said Friday in a series of tweets that he would make a move that looks likely to delay the House’s vote on a huge coronavirus stimulus package. He said he “will request a vote on the CARES Act which means members of Congress will vote on it by pushing ‘yes’ or ‘no’ …

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Trump Rages At “Third Rate Grandstander” GOP Rep For Threatening Stimulus Bill: “Throw Him Out Of The GOP”

“Looks like a third rate Grandstander named Rep. Thomas Massie, a Congressman from, unfortunately, a truly GREAT State, Kentucky, wants to vote against the new Save Our Workers Bill in Congress. He just wants the publicity. He can’t stop it, only delay, which is both dangerous & costly. “Workers & small businesses need money now in order to survive. Virus …

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Threat To Stimulus Bill Forces Reps To Rush Back To DC

NBC News reports: Democratic and Republican leaders were scrambling members of Congress back to Washington late Thursday because they suddenly believe the $2 trillion economic relief package might not pass by the voice vote planned for Friday and could be delayed if at least 216 members don’t show up to vote on the floor. Members are now racing to get …

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Libertarian GOP Rep Will Seek To Block Stimulus Bill

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports: A Congressman from Kentucky plans to vote “no” on the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, which the Senate passed 96-0 Wednesday evening. U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, a Republican who represents Kentucky’s 4th District, also hinted that he might object to a voice vote in the House of Representatives, which would force all members to return to …

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Koch Brothers Fund Purchase Of Time Inc.

The Guardian reports: Meredith Corporation has announced that it is buying the Time Inc publishing group in a “transformative” $1.8bn deal that joins two huge magazine companies. Meredith, which owns a portfolio including Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, allrecipes and Shape, will fund the deal with the help of the rightwing billionaire Koch brothers, who have contributed $650m of …

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Former Rep. Ron Paul: The Syrian Gas Attack Was A False Flag Meant To Launch Global War [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) does not believe that Syria’s Pres. Bashir al Assad launched a chemical weapons attack on a rebel held village on Tuesday. On his “Ron Paul Liberty Report” broadcast on Wednesday, the Libertarian-leaning Republican proclaimed that the chemical weapon attack on Tuesday was a “false flag” operation designed to smear Assad and …

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Rachel Maddow Goes Off On Possible FDA Pick [VIDEO]

Yesterday it was reported that Trump is considering Jim O’Neill, one of libertarian loon Peter Thiel’s cronies, to be the head of FDA. Like Thiel, O’Neill has some really bizarre ideas and sits on the board of Thiel’s Seasteading Institute, which hopes to build floating zillioniare utopias where businesses can operate unencumbered by pesky things like banking laws, environmental protections, …

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FLORIDA: Libertarian Party Chairman Candidate Strips Down To Thong At National Convention [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A candidate for chairman of the Libertarian Party stripped off his clothes on live TV before dropping out of the race at the party’s national convention Sunday in Orlando, Florida. James Weeks — a self-described “liberty activist” from Michigan and a large, bearded man — was supporting the vice presidential campaign of Derrick Grayson when he said …

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Hillary To Charles Koch: Not Interested In Your Support

Yesterday Hillary Clinton fired off the above tweet in response to news that Charles Koch might endorse her. CNN reports: Oil tycoon and conservative mega-donor Charles Koch had kind words for both Bill and Hillary Clinton in an interview Sunday, saying there was an outside chance he could support her in November. “We would have to believe her actions would …

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New York Times: Ted Cruz Continues To “Rely On The Generosity” Of Homocon Billionaire Peter Thiel

Erstwhile GOProud backer and homocon billionaire Peter Thiel continues to be one of Ted Cruz’s most generous donors. And Cruz is apparently thrilled to have to that filthy homosexual money. The New York Times reports: In his 30s, when he was a lawyer mulling his next move, Mr. Cruz sought out wealthy financiers who were major benefactors to gay-rights causes. …

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Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson Announces 2016 Presidential Bid As Libertarian Candidate [VIDEO]

Well, this might be interesting. CNN reports: Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson has announced that he will run for president as a Libertarian. He was the Libertarian Party’s 2012 presidential nominee. Johnson says America’s debt is the biggest issue facing the country, telling Fox’s Neil Cavuto that he estimated the nation’s debt will be $20 trillion by the time …

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Sen. Rand Paul: If LGBT People Don’t Want To Get Fired They Should Just Stay In The Closet

Speaking yesterday at a campaign event in Iowa, Sen. Rand Paul declared that he’s OK with people being fired for being gay. Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: The U.S. senator from Kentucky, who’s been at the bottom of the polls in the Republican primary, made the remarks in response to a question at a campaign stop at Drake …

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It’s National Donut Day

Today is National Donut Day and the libertarians at the Competitive Enterprise Institute want you to gorge yourself because freedom. Seriously. Overindulge. Have two donuts today: one for yourself, and one for your freedom. Some government officials and their academic advocates believe that certain nutrients like fat, sugar, or salt are “toxic” and want to ban, tax, or shame people …

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LIVE VIDEO: Rand Paul Announces

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Ayn Rand Fans Have A CPAC Booth

The Ayn Rand Institute argues that Social Security is “legalized theft.” At the end of her life, Rand was collecting both Social Security and Medicare benefits, but that was only fair, they say, because that money had already been stolen from her.

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ADF Vs Coeur d’Alene, Continued

In an attempt to swat away reports that Alliance Defending Freedom and its allies have consistently lied about the Hitching Post situation in the tiny Idaho town of Coeur d’Alene, the ADF has posted a response to the letter sent them on Monday by the town’s attorney. First, an excerpt from the town’s letter: And here is how the ADF …

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