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Massie, Biggs To Trump: “Listen To Your Gut Instincts” On Afghanistan, Iraq

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Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) have written a joint letter to President Donald Trump calling on him to immediately withdraw all troops from the “endless wars” in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Thank you for leadership and effort to bring our troops home and end the endless wars. We, the undersigned, respectfully request you immediately withdraw all U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan and Iraq,” the Congressmen wrote. “Throughout your entire Presidency, you have worked tirelessly to Make America Great Again.  We are confident you will repeat this feat again after this pandemic. However, the United…

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Rand Paul Backs Manny Sethi for U.S. Senate in Tennessee

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has endorsed Manny Sethi for U.S. Senate in Tennessee, according to a report by the Nashville Tennesseean. “Tennessee deserves a true conservative who supports President Trump, is pro-liberty, and will fight out-of-control federal spending,” Paul stated in his endorsement message. “I believe Dr. Manny is the right choice. Like me, he’s a physician, not another politician. We need more outsiders in Washington, and I’m proud to endorse him today.” Paul is the highest profile endorsement that Sethi has received so far. Sethi is running to fill the open Senate seat being vacated by incumbent Sen. Lamar…

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Thomas Massie Crushes Establishment Primary Challenger In Landslide Result

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Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) has defeated Republican primary challenger Todd McMurtry by a seismic margin of 88% to McMurtry’s 12% as of Wednesday. Although the votes have not yet all come in, this represents a landslide result in a race where many establishment analysts suspected Massie was vulnerable. Massie’s victory is likely due to his reputation as a man of principle, as well as his accessible and constituent-driven approach to politics, which has left him with a strong support base in his district.

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Ron Paul Supporter Wins Republican Primary In Georgia’s 9th Congressional District

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State Rep. Matt Gurtler won the first round of the Republican primary in Georgia’s 9th congressional district on Tuesday, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gurtler came first in the primary, receiving 21.5% of the vote. He will now face a run-off election on August 11 against second place candidate Andrew Clyde, who has not sought political office before. Former U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), another libertarian-leaning candidate, came in fourth place with 13.4%. Given the district is safe Republican, the winner of this runoff will almost certainly go on to represent the district in the U.S. House…

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Long-time Rand Paul Aide Takes Senior Post On Trump 2020 Campaign

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Sergio Gor, the long-time Communications Director for the Senate office of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), announced on Wednesday that he is joining the Trump presidential campaign as the new Chief of Staff to the campaign’s Finance Committee. “Thrilled to be joining Team Trump as Chief of Staff to Trump Victory Finance Committee,” he wrote on Twitter. “National Chair Kim Guilfoyle has revolutionized fundraising & bundling. I couldn’t be with a better team as we advance to victory with Donald Trump.”

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Rand Paul Endorses Corky Messner for U.S. Senate In New Hampshire

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has endorsed Bryant “Corky” Messner for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, according to a report by WMUR. He ascribed his endorsement to Messner’s support for a limited government, libertarian-leaning agenda. “One of my favorite things about New Hampshire is the ‘Live Free or Die’ spirit of independence and liberty,” Paul said in a statement. “Having more senators in Washington who embody those ideals and can amplify that message in Congress is needed now more than ever. Fortunately, with Corky Messner, the Granite State has a candidate who is prepared to do just that.”

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Massie: Defunding Police Is The Absolute Wrong Thing To Do

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Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) challenged leftists calling for defunding the police, describing it as “wrong” in a Friday interview with Charles Payne on Fox Business. “Defunding the police is the absolute wrong thing to do,” Massie said. He then went on to rationalize his argument by suggesting defunding police departments could lead to an increased military role in law enforcement. “Listen, we have a healthy history in this country of separating our civilian police mission from our military mission,” Massie said. “The military does one thing well, and that is to bring overwhelming deadly force to the enemy, using tactics…

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Rep. Massie: 9th Amendment Is Most Important Part Of Constitution

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Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) expressed his belief that the most important part of the United States Constitution is the Ninth Amendment during an interview with  One America News Network’s Liz Wheeler on Thursday. “The Ninth Amendment is the most important amendment, or even part of our Constitution,” Massie said. “It basically said that just because they’ve listed some of your rights, in the Bill of Rights doesn’t mean that you don’t have other rights. In fact, all of the other rights that aren’t listed are yours as well.”

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Massie Defends The Constitution: “No Authority” For Mass Surveillance, Mandatory Vaccinations

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Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) challenged forced vaccinations, mandatory face masks and contact tracing during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in a Friday tweet. “There is no authority in the Constitution that authorizes the government to stick a needle in you against your will, force you to wear a face mask, or track your daily movements,” Massie wrote. “Anyone who says you have no right to avoid those things fundamentally misunderstands the 9th Amendment”.

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Rand Paul: Subpoenaed Emails To Expose Lobbyists Using Hunter Biden For Government Access

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has suggested that subpoenaed emails will expose lobbyists exploiting Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, for access to the federal government, during an interview with The Charlie Kirk Show released on Thursday. “There is evidence that they, in all likelihood have email exchanges, saying, hey, let’s use Hunter Biden to get access to the State Department,” Paul told the host, Turning Point USA chief Charlie Kirk.

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Rand Paul, Andy Biggs: Fauci Has “Emasculated The Medical Care System And Ruined The Economy”

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) took on National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director Anthony Fauci in a scathing USA Today op-ed published on Thursday. “Fauci and company have relied on models that were later found to be deficient. He even has suggested that he can’t rely on any of the models, especially if the underlying assumptions are wrong. Yet, Fauci persists in advocating policies that have emasculated the medical care system and ruined the economy,” the members of Congress wrote.

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Amash Ends Presidential Exploratory Committee: “I Will Not Be A Candidate”

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After a three week presidential exploratory committee, Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) has ruled out a Libertarian Party presidential bid. “I’ve spent nearly three weeks assessing the race, appearing in media, talking to delegates and donors, watching the Libertarian Party’s convention plan unfold, and gathering feedback from family, friends, and other advisers,” Amash said. “After much reflection, I’ve concluded that circumstances don’t lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this year, and therefore I will not be a candidate.”

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Massie Rails Against Big Meat’s Foreign Monopolies As He Advocates For PRIME Act

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Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) slammed big meat’s monopolies in an interview with Blaze TV‘s Matt Kibbe on Wednesday. “80 percent of all the meat that is consumed in the United States goes through four companies, and these companies have monopolized the meat processing business in the United States,” Massie said. “Two of them are wholly owned entities: one’s owned by the Chinese and one is owned by the Brazilians, and what we have now is not really the product of capitalism, this isn’t an efficient result of capitalism.” Massie went on to suggest removing onerous USDA regulations on meat sale…

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Dr. Rand Paul Challenges Fauci: You’re Not The “End-All”

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) challenged National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director Anthony Fauci in a Senate hearing on Tuesday. Paul, a medical doctor by profession, encouraged Fauci to focus more on restarting the American economy, which has taken a massive blow since lockdown measures were implemented across the country. “I think we ought to have a little bit of humility in our belief that we know what’s best for the economy, and as much as I respect you, Dr. Fauci, I don’t think you’re the end-all,” Paul said. “I don’t think you’re the one person that gets to…

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Rand Paul Reveals Biden Ordered The Unmasking of Flynn’s Private Conversation

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) revealed on Twitter that former Vice President Joe Biden ordered the unmasking of General Mike Flynn’s private conversation with the Russian Ambassador to the United States, after requesting the names of the Obama administration officials involved from Director of National Intelligence Rich Grenell. “Declassified documents reveal V.P. Biden ordered the unmasking of General Flynn’s private conversation,” Paul wrote. “Anyone think that Biden might have abused his power to go after a political opponent…[?]”

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Rand Paul: Pass Massie’s PRIME Act To Rein In “Onerous Red Tape”

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has urged Congress to pass the PRIME Act during an interview on Thursday. “The onerous red tape doesn’t make us safer. What it does is it creates a monopoly,” Paul told Local 12. The PRIME Act, which was originally written by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), would allow the in-state sale of meat by processors to grocery stores and restaurants without USDA approval. The bill was introduced in the Senate by Paul and Sen. Angus King (I-ME) in May 2019. However, it has been revived following the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has caused problems for national meat…

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Rand Paul Suggests Obama “Knew About The Corruption” Of Hunter Biden

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has suggested that former President Barack Obama “knew about the corruption” of Hunter Biden while in office, during a Wednesday appearance on Fox News. “There’s been rumors for quite a while that people within the Obama administration knew about the corruption problems with Hunter Biden, that they warned the Vice President and maybe even the President about it,” Paul told Fox News’ Ed Henry. “I think that there could be a smoking gun, that there’s actually a record of some of these complaints that were going on at the time.” Paul went on to directly accuse…

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Amash Condemns Protesters For Exerting 2nd Amendment Rights

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Prospective Libertarian Party presidential candidate Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) has condemned anti-lockdown protesters for “bearing weapons” during their protest at the Michigan state capitol, in a Sunday interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. “When we protest, we have to do it in a way that is appropriate,” Amash said. “I think it’s a terrible idea to come into the Capitol with weapons, bearing weapons, knowing that it might be perceived as some form of intimidation towards legislators – I denounce those things.”

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Rand Paul Slams Gov. Beshear As “Drunk With Power”

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has described Gov. Andy Beshear (D-KY) as “drunk with power” for his lockdown policies in a Friday interview with local radio network WBRT. “We’ve got a governor who is sort of drunk with power, and he’s deciding all the rules for opening your business, and it’s like ‘Who made him economic czar?” Paul told the host. “It’s a real big mistake to put so much power in a single person’s hands.” In particular, Paul criticized Beshear’s threats against churches that continued in-person services during the state lockdown.

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Rep. Massie: Pass PRIME Act To Put “America First”

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Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) has called on Congress to immediately pass his PRIME Act in order to prevent wasted meat in a Sunday tweet. “Thousands of animals will be killed & wasted today instead of feeding families. Meanwhile Congress takes an extended vacation,” he wrote. “Pass the PRIME Act now to allow small American owned meat processors to catch the ball that the Chinese, Brazilian, & multinational processors dropped.” He continued in a second tweet, posted minutes later. “Farmers are going broke and shelves are going empty. Instead of just granting immunity from (American!) employee lawsuits to foreign owned companies,…

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Amash Promotes Judicial Activism To Stop Employer Discrimination Against “Transgender Americans”

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Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) has suggested that federal law should be reinterpreted to extend existing employment protections against discrimination on the basis of sex to discrimination against transgenders, in an interview with Forbes on Friday. “I would protect transgender Americans under the protections that exist for sex,” Amash. “I think that people can take the term ‘sex’ that’s in federal law and interpret it to mean things beyond what it traditionally meant.” He went on to suggest the courts could play a role to increase the scope of these laws. “Sometimes, we have to catch up to the law,” Amash…

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Trump: Anti-Lockdown Protesters Are “Very Good People”, MI Governor Should “Make A Deal”

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President Donald Trump has praised the anti-lockdown protesters in Lansing, Michigan and urged Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) to “make a deal” with them and partially reopen Michigan. In a Friday tweet, Trump said the unrelentingly pro-lockdown Governor should “give a little” to the demonstrators. “The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire,” Trump wrote. “These are very good people, but they are angry. They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal.”

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Amash: My Candidacy Will “Pull More People From” Trump Than Biden

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Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) has admitted that he believes his candidacy will take more votes away from Republican President Donald Trump than from Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden in a Friday interview with Reason. When asked by reporter Nick Gillespie whether he would take more votes from Trump or Biden, Amash expressed his belief that he would take more votes from reluctant Trump voters than Never Trump Republicans planning to vote for Joe Biden. “If you look at Trump voters who are…Let me put it this way, Republicans who don’t like Trump but are still voting for Trump, versus…

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Amash Denounces Anti-Lockdown Protests

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Prospective Libertarian Party presidential candidate Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) has denounced anti-lockdown protests which took place in state capitals across the country in a Thursday interview with the New York Times. Amash said although he supported the right of the demonstrators to protest and was sympathetic to their cause, he disapproved of the way in which they conducted themselves. “I don’t sympathize with the way they did it. I don’t think it’s wise to ignore guidance on social distancing. I think that a lot of them are wrong about their belief that there’s no risk at all,” he said.

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Rand Paul Calls For Flynn Pardon

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has called on President Donald Trump to pardon former General Mike Flynn, Trump’s former National Security Advisor, in a Thursday tweet. “This is egregious and unacceptable behavior. I believe ⁦[President Trump] should pardon Gen. Flynn,” Paul wrote. The tweet linked to an article in The Hill exposing FBI entrapment of Flynn. The article claimed the FBI counterintelligence director, who was involved in the investigation into Flynn, had written a note which suggested the goal was to get Flynn to lie so that he could be fired or prosecuted. “What’s our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him…

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Justin Amash: “Biden Is A Better Person Than The President”

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Prospective Libertarian Party presidential candidate Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) has praised his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, in a Thursday interview with Politico. “As I said before, I think that from a personality standpoint, I’d take Biden,” told Politico‘s Tim Alberta. “I think Biden is a better person than the president—I mean, by all appearances at least. I can’t speak to his personal life or any of that, but he seems to be a better person.”

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Trump: States Must Tackle Sanctuary Cities If They Want Stimulus Money

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President Donald Trump suggested that stimulus money to states will be conditioned on tackling sanctuary cities at a Tuesday press conference. “The problem with the states is we’re not looking to recovery 25 years of bad management and take–give them the money that they lost. That’s unfair to other states,” Trump said. “Now, if it’s COVID related, I guess we can talk about it. But, we’d want certain things also, including sanctuary city adjustments, because we have so many people in sanctuary cities, which I don’t even think are popular even by radical left folks, because what’s happening is people…

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Trump Mocks Amash Presidential Bid: “I Like Him Even More Than Jill Stein!”

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President Donald Trump mocked Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) in a Wednesday tweet following the latter’s decision to announce an exploratory committee for President. Trump sarcastically described Amash as a “wonderful candidate” in the tweet, before going on to ridicule him as a failed politician. “I think Amash would make a wonderful candidate, especially since he is way behind in his district and has no chance of maintaining his Congressional seat,” Trump wrote. “He almost always votes for the Do Nothing Dems anyway. I like him even more than Jill Stein!”

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Libertarian Party Chair Brags About Prospect Of Amash Handing Biden Michigan Win

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Libertarian Party Chairman Nicholas Sarwark bragged about the prospect of a potential presidential bid by Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) handing Biden a win in Michigan in November in an interview with Detroit News on Wednesday. “Based on how [Gov. Gary] Johnson did in New Mexico, if the last Michigan contest was decided by 10,000 votes, I’m pretty sure having a Michigander … on the ballot just takes Michigan off the board for the president,” Sarwark stated. Trump won Michigan, a vital swing state, by a margin of just 0.23% of the vote in 2016.

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Amash Joined Libertarian Party On April 18, Making Him The Party’s First Ever Member of Congress

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Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) has joined the Libertarian Party as a member, according to a report by Detroit News and a tweet by the party’s national chairman. The report stated that Amash joined the party on his 40th birthday on April 18, prior to his decision to announce an exploratory committee for President. Libertarian National Committee Chairman Nicholas Sarwark subsequently confirmed Amash’s membership on Twitter.

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Rep. Justin Amash Forms Exploratory Committee For Libertarian Party Presidential Run

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Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) announced on Tuesday that he is launching an exploratory committee for the Libertarian Party nomination for President of the United States. “Today, I launched an exploratory committee to seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president of the United States. Americans are ready for practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people,” Amash wrotewrote on Twitter. “We’re ready for a presidency that will restore respect for our Constitution and bring people together. I’m excited and honored to be taking these first steps toward serving Americans of every background as president.”

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Mike Lee Slams Pelosi’s Guaranteed Minimum Income Proposal

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has slammed House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her guaranteed minimum income proposal, describing it as turning the United States into a “Western European-style socialized democracy” during a Monday interview with Fox News‘ Shannon Bream. “If we want to become a Western European-style socialized democracy, then that is the approach we should take,” Lee said.

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Rand Paul: Healthcare Public Option Is A “Lie”

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called out the so-called “public option” advocated by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during a Sunday appearance on the Trump campaign’s War Room Weekly show. “It’s like most other lies that we hear: if you like your plan, you can keep it, was the original promise – but now this promise is if you like your plan you can keep it or you can get the government plan, it’s really not going to cost anything, I promise you, it won’t cost anything,” Paul told host Tim Murtaugh, the campaign communications director. “But it’s just not true.…

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Trump on Rand’s New Beard: “My Sons Have Those And I’m Not Sure I Approve”

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President Donald Trump does not seem to be a fan of beards, according to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) during a Sunday appearance on the War Room Weekly show, hosted by campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh. Sen. Paul noted that he had talked to the President two days ago, and Trump had commented on Paul’s new beard, which Paul had grown while in quarantine after contracting coronavirus. “You look very distinguished with your beard – you know my sons have those and I don’t really approve of those – I’m not really sure what I think of that beard,” Trump told…

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Judge Jim Gray Announces Longshot Libertarian Presidential Run

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Judge Jim Gray announced plans for a longshot bid for President of the United States on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reports. Gray, a former Orange County Superior Court and a fixture in Libertarian Party circles, is set to run for the Libertarian Party’s nomination.

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Mulvaney Aides Leave West Wing Following Meadows Shake-Up

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Several top aides to former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney have been shifted out of the West Wing following the ascension of new White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Many believed Meadows would serve as a continuation of Mulvaney’s tenure, given the close relationship between the two men as co-founders of the powerful House Freedom Caucus, which represents fiscally conservative and libertarian-leaning members of Congress. However, so far, Meadows appears to have made a break from Mulvaney, reshuffling several of his staff. The Hill reports that Emma Doyle, a long-time Mulvaney ally and formerly Principal Deputy White…

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Gov. Noem Defends Keeping South Dakota Open: “I Believe In People’s Freedoms And Liberties”

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Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) has defended her policy not to pursue a full lockdown in South Dakota in a Wednesday interview with Breitbart News. Noem noted that past projections of a “surge” in the coronavirus outbreak have turned out to be false, before noting the relatively low numbers of hospitalized individuals. “I think we’ve got maybe 60 people in the hospital right now,” Noem stated. “We have 2,500 beds set aside for COVID-19 patients, but we only have 63 in.” Noem then emphasized that her decision not to lock South Dakota down was motivated by desire to protect the freedoms…

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Report: Mark Meadows Courting Evangelical Voters On Trump’s Behalf

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is serving as an unofficial liaison between the Trump administration and conservative Evangelical Christian groups, according to a report by The Daily Beast. Meadows comes from a more traditional conservative background than his libertarian predecessor, Mick Mulvaney, despite the heavy ideological overlap between the two fiscal hawks. One of Meadows’ strengths is his strong rapport with groups on the Christian right, specifically the Family Research Council (FRC) and the Council for National Policy (CNP) The Beast suggests Meadows’ close relationship with the FRC’s Tony Perkins will help President Trump maintain the support of the…

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Amash Mulling Presidential Bid

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U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) is mulling a presidential run, according to a report by CNN. “He has been discussing the potential campaign with his family, his friends, his team, and others, and a decision can be expected soon,” the Amash campaign stated. By emerging as a vocal opponent of the President, the renegade Congressman has broken with other libertarian politicians such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and former Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), who chose to work closely with the Trump administration. Formerly a prominent member of the 2010 Tea Party wave, Amash left the Republican Party in July 2019,…

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Dr. Rand Paul: Coronavirus “Less Deadly” Than Expected

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Rand Paul (R-KY) called for reopening the U.S. economy during a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, in the wake of new studies suggesting the coronavirus is significantly less deadly than previously anticipated. “No amount of money, not all the money in China will save us from ourselves,” Paul stated. “Our only hope of rescuing this great country is reopening our economy.” Paul, a medical doctor by profession, went on to suggest the impact of the coronavirus itself may not be as great as previously anticipated. “The number of people who have already developed antibodies to the coronavirus is…

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Thomas Massie’s Primary Opponent Disavowed By Key Supporters

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Senior congressional Republicans and pro-Israel groups have abandoned Todd McMurtry, the primary challenger to libertarian-minded Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), after racist remarks by McMurtry emerged on social media. House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) denounced the remarks and asked that her donation to McMurtry’s campaign be returned, as did Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH). “We as Republicans must not condone racism in any form. Last night I was alerted to tweets by a candidate to whom my political action committee made a contribution,” Cheney wrote on Twitter. “After reviewing the tweets, I asked that the contribution be returned.” Two…

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Rand Paul Censored By YouTube After Naming Whistleblower

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A video of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) naming whistleblower Eric Ciaramella on the Senate floor was removed from the platform on Thursday. The video featured Paul asking Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) about Ciaramella’s ties to the Democratic Party during the impeachment hearing. “Are you aware that House Intelligence Committee staffer Sean Misko had a close relationship with Eric Ciaramella when at the National Security Council together?” he stated. “How do you respond to reports that Ciaramella and Misko may have worked together to plot impeaching the president before there were formal House impeachment proceedings?”

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Pro-Trump Group Raises $50K For Rand Paul

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A pro-Trump organization known as The Trumpettes has announced that it raised $50,000 for the re-election campaign of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) at an event at the President’s Mar-a-Lago club in West Palm Beach on Friday. Sen. Paul spoke at the fundraiser about tackling the rise of socialism in the United States, and how the Republican Party can reach beyond its traditional base in the upcoming November elections.The total attendance at the event was reported to be around 60. Other speakers at the fundraiser included the President’s son, Donald Trump Jr., his girlfriend and former Fox News personality Kimberley Guilfoyle,…

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Rand Paul To Campaign For Trump In New Hampshire Primary

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The Donald Trump presidential campaign has announced that Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will act as a surrogate for the President in the New Hampshire Republican primary. Paul was featured in a statement listing 20 surrogates issued by Trump campaign National Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday. The New Hampshire Republican primary is widely expected to be uncompetitive, with Trump winning 97.1% of the vote in the Iowa Republican caucus earlier this week. However, a near-unanimous victory for Donald Trump in New Hampshire would rally his base in the state and boost the confidence of the campaign going into the November…

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Trump Backs Massie’s Call To Fire Vindman

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President Donald Trump has fired Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, the Director of European Affairs at the National Security Council, after Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) called on the President to dismiss him in a Saturday tweet. “I’d fire him. I listened to his testimony in the SCIF. He’s a leaker, not a whistleblower. Vindman was upset that [Donald Trump] didn’t follow the script Vindman prepared for the phone call. Current Commander in Chief doesn’t take orders from a Lt. Col.!” Massie wrote in a tweet which was subsequently retweeted by Trump.

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Mulvaney To Stay On As White House Chief of Staff

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President Donald Trump has announced White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney will stay on in his role as acting White House Chief of Staff. The news comes following a CNN report that Mulvaney had lost the confidence of the President, and was likely to be replaced with former Freedom Caucus chair Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) within the coming weeks. “That was a false report. I have a great relationship with Mick. I have a great relationship with Mark. And it’s false,” Trump said.

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Corey Lewandowski: Mulvaney’s “In Trump’s Corner”

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Prospective U.S. Senate candidate Corey Lewandowski, the former manager of the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign, has hailed acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney for his work in the administration in a Tuesday op-ed in The Hill. Lewandowski, a Trump loyalist, described Mulvaney as “one of the unsung heroes of the Trump administration” in the op-ed, stressing Mulvaney’s clampdown on leaks and to push the administration towards the anti-establishment policies that characterized the Trump presidential campaign. “Mulvaney isn’t a glorified body man who simply wants to orbit the president, nor does he think his job is to act as a…

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Rep. Massie: Jail Comey And Strzok!

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Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) has called for former FBI Director James Comey and disgraced FBI official Peter Strzok to be jailed following the disclosure by former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne that both were involved in urging him to pursue a romantic relationship with alleged Russian spy Maria Butina. “The feds should let Maria Butina out of jail and put James Comey and Peter Strzok in her cell,” Massie wrote on Twitter, before linking to a Fox News interview where Byrne exposes the FBI’s sting operation.

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Former Rep. Joe Walsh Launches Primary Challenge To Trump

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Former U.S. Representative Joe Walsh (R-IL) on Sunday announced that he will be challenging incumbent President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primaries. “I’m in. We can’t take four more years of Donald Trump,” Walsh wrote on Twitter. “And that’s why I’m running for President.” Walsh is the second challenger to announce his run, following former Governor Bill Weld (R-MA). Two other former Governors, Mark Sanford (R-SC) and John Kasich (R-OH), are also said to be mulling bids. Walsh seeks to differentiate himself from Weld, a centrist, by describing himself as a “contender from the right.”

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Texas Republicans Embrace Marijuana, Put Decriminalization in State Party Platform

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The 2018 Texas Republican Convention finished up this past weekend, and many pressing issues were on the agenda. In a clear sign of the times, the firmly red state added planks into their party platform expressing sympathy with relaxing marijuana laws. “Texas Republicans, like the majority of Americans, are ready to see more sensible marijuana policies enacted,” said Heather Fazio, who works at Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy. “Our state wastes valuable criminal justice resources arresting between 60,000-70,000 Texans annually. Delegates took a stand this week for a better approach.” The Texas Republican Party not only favors legalizing medical marijuana…

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