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Rand Paul Votes Against Trump AG Pick

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) voted in opposition to President Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney-General, William Barr, on the grounds that the nominee would not do enough to safeguard the privacy of Americans from government surveillance. “I’m a no,” he told Politico on Monday. “He’s been the chief advocate for warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens. I think that the Fourth Amendment should protect your phone calls and your bank information. People shouldn’t be allowed to look at it without a warrant.” Keep Reading

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The Senate Should Confirm Jeff Sessions

“The ultimate responsibility of the Attorney General and the Department of Justice is to execute the laws passed by this Congress and to follow the Constitution in that process.” Those are the words of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 11th. Sessions was nominated by President Trump to become the nation’s next Attorney General. Last week, after numerous stall tactics by Senate Democrats, Sessions’ nomination advanced out of the Judiciary Committee by a party-line vote. His nomination now goes to a vote by the full Senate, which is scheduled for later this… Keep Reading

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