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Any guesses of how many politicians and judges will be on the list?

“The man who helped bring about the most significant leak in American intelligence history is to reveal names of US citizens targeted by their own government in what he promises will be the “biggest” revelation from nearly 2m classified files.”

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One would think that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) is not thrilled with the moderate, albeit RINO, stances that his colleague Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky). Yet, the junior Senator from Kentucky has endorsed the senior Senator from Kentucky in this year’s closely watched Senate race. McConnell is facing a Tea Party primary opponent, and if he squeaks through that round in May, he will face a hard battle with a Democrat with Bill Clinton in her corner.

So to get Paul’s endorsement, did McConnell play politics with family in choosing his campaign team. Perhaps that question should be addressed to his campaign manager, Jesse Benton. Mr. Benton, according to Wikipedia, “is a political consultant and libertarian activist known for working with conservative and libertarian organizations like Americans for Tax Reform, the Liberty Coalition, and the American Conservative Union. Benton is strongly associated with the Paul family, serving as a high-ranking staffer for both Ron Paul and Rand Paul.”

Benton’s “strong association” with the Paul family may come from his marriage to Valori Pyeatt. Ms. Pyeatt’s mother is Lori Paul Pyeatt, who happens to be Ron Paul’s daughter and Rand Paul’s sister.

Politics and family…. Family and Politics!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3134526/posts

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So, under the “ALAN COLMES” theory of democracy, if you challenge the President of the United States in the election process, and you LOSE that election, you forfeit your personal right to freedom of speech and expression!! And that applies EQUALLY to your wife of more than four decades!!

From his column in the Huffington Post, Alan Colmes writes:

Mitt Romney, rather than gracefully accepting defeat, continues to let us know he would have been a better president. Ann Romney, too, has expended energy bashing President Obama, ungraciously. Now comes a Wall Street Journal op-ed via Mitt Romney telling us what a failed leader the president is.

Colmes, for his liberal-biased part, feels that it is un-American for anyone, let alone Mitt and Ann Romney, to point out what is patently obvious to most of the rest of us, and apparently to Vladmir Putin and other world leaders, in that Barack Obama is a FAILED and WEAK PRESIDENT. History will eventually show that, to date, he is perhaps the WORST and WEAKEST President ever to sit in the Oval Office. (I’m sure Jimmy Carter is happy to have lived long enough to see someone “elevate” him from that role).

For the rest of Colmes’ column: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-colmes/romney-continues-to-nip-a_b_4985615.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

‘I was given every s*** job in the world by Obama’: Biden makes astonishing  revelations about his relationship with the President as it’s claimed he was  ‘frozen out’ by White House over gay gaffe

  • Vice President Joe Biden reveals he  willingly took the President’s more ‘bothersome’ tasks but in turn wanted to be  included in major decisions
  • The deal was kept for the first term but  after Biden said he was ‘absolutely comfortable’ with gay marriage before Obama,  he was frozen out
  • He was allowed to attend strategy  meetings and wasn’t happy when Obama’s team didn’t refute rumors about him being  replaced by Clinton
  • Now the relationship is  beginning to thaw but he is plagued by the prospect that Obama and his advisers  want Clinton in 2016 and not him

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2569314/Biden-says-given-s-job-Obama-White-House-iced-one-Vice-Presidents-gaffes.html#ixzz2ud1EyH4l Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

from The Blaze:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made a bold prediction about the remaining presidential elections in his lifetime during an interview with Glenn Beck that aired Thursday.

“I think Republicans will not win again in my lifetime … unless they become a new GOP, a new Republican Party,” Paul said evenly. “And it has to be a transformation. Not a little tweaking at the edges.”

Paul remained noncommittal about his own speculated presidential ambitions, but said he believes people “from both parties” would rally to a candidate that said “we just need to turn over on all this” and advocated issues like term limits, reading the bills, and single-purpose bills.

The senator expressed little interest in the formation of a third party.

“I think that … you can transform a party,” he maintained. “…I’ve worked for a third party candidate, a guy that was my dad. It’s very difficult. The laws are set against you.”

for the full article and video clips: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/13/rand-pauls-prediction-about-future-presidential-elections-may-frighten-half-the-country/

From the Wall Street Journal:

The collapse of ObamaCare is the tip of the iceberg for the magical                                       Obama                                 presidency.

From the moment he emerged in the public eye with his 2004 speech at the Democratic Convention and through his astonishing defeat of the Clintons in 2008, Barack Obama’s calling card has been credibility. He speaks, and enough of the world believes to keep his presidency afloat. Or used to.

All of a sudden, from Washington to Riyadh, Barack Obama’s credibility is melting.

Amid the predictable collapse the past week of HealthCare.gov’s too-complex technology, not enough notice was given to Sen.                                       Marco Rubio‘s                                 statement that the chances for success on immigration reform are about dead. Why? Because, said Sen. Rubio, there is “a lack of trust” in the president’s commitments.

For the full OpEd: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303902404579152082961445984?mod=Opinion_newsreel_1

During the shutdown, 85 percent of government stayed open despite the hoopla  reported in the media. Government is now 100 percent open. Debt-ceiling  deadlines have been averted, but the real problem remains: a $17 trillion debt  and a president who continues to pile on new debt at a rate  of $1 million a minute.

The government  shutdown  occurred because Senate Majority Leader Harry  Reid allows the Senate to lurch from deadline  to deadline without passing a single appropriations bill. Had he done his job  and passed each of the 12 appropriations bills, the government could have stayed  open.

Opening government has not resolved  the big picture — a debt  problem so large that it dwarfs all deadlines and threatens the very fabric of  the nation. What remains is an unsustainable debt, precisely the problem that  motivated me to run for office.

There was never any reason to shut down government. If both sides were  willing to compromise, we could have found amicable solutions to these severe  problems. But let the record state clearly, no significant spending restraint  was accomplished because President Obama  steadfastly refused to negotiate. Let us also remember his promise that he will  negotiate as long as the compromises are outside of any budgetary deadlines.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/18/paul-another-shutdown-stickup/#ixzz2i56T7tx2 Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

from ZeroHedge.com:

This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right.  (This is an updated version of an essay we wrote in February.  Unfortunately, a lot of information has come out since then.)

First Amendment

The 1st Amendment protects speech, religion, assembly and the press:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The Supreme Court has also interpreted the First Amendment as protecting freedom of association.

However, the government is arresting those speaking out … and violently crushing peaceful assemblies which attempt to petition the government for redress.

A federal judge found that the law allowing indefinite detention of Americans without due process has a “chilling effect” on free speech. And see this and this.

There are also enacted laws allowing the secret service to arrest anyone protesting near the president or other designated folks (that might explain incidents like this).

Mass spying by the NSA violates our freedom of association.

The threat of being labeled a terrorist for exercising our First Amendment rights certainly violates the First Amendment. The government is using laws to crush dissent, and it’s gotten so bad that even U.S. Supreme Court justices are saying that we are descending into tyranny.

For th full post/listing: http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-10-17/americans-have-lost-virtually-all-our-constitutional-rights

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