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In an election year when war should be an issue, it is best to remember the lessons of Vietnam

War should be a major issue in Campaign 2012. Sadly, it is not. Both incumbent President Barack Obama and presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney support sending Americans to fight and die for questionable causes.  Afghanistan has become Obama’s Vietnam and Romney is a warmonger. Only Texas Congressman Ron Paul had the guts to stand up against America’s current glut of wars  It would be nice is some of his positions against useless wars could find its way into the GOP platform in Tampa but the odds are slim given the Republican’s penchant for waging war and their subservience to a
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What the hell is a neocon anyway?

Neocon has become a preferred insult in many political debates among conservatives, especially those who doubt the sincerity of others who claims to support a right-wing point of view. Websters’ dictionary appears to support this point of view: Definition of NEOCONSERVATIVE 1 : a former liberal espousing political conservatism 2 : a conservative who advocates the assertive promotion of democracy and United States national interest in international affairs including through military means — neo·con·ser·va·tism noun — neoconservative adjectiv Says Wikipedia: Neoconservatism is a variant of the political ideology of conservatism which combines features of traditional conservatism with political individualism and
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How the government monitors, watches and investigates your life 24/7

For most Americans, it is virtually impossible to escape scrutiny, surveillance and investigation by the government. Nearly every action, financial transaction, Internet browse and travel habit is capture by various systems, analyzed for for patterns and — if a “pre-defined” pattern is found — referred to law enforcement for investigation. When you use a credit card to buy a tank of gas for your car, the date, time, plate and amount is forwarded automatically by your bank or credit card company to a massive computer located in an unmarked black-faced building at 3801 Fairfax Drive in Arlington, Virginia — headquarters
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Abuses of power and threats against freedom increased under Obama and GOP-controlled Congress

Constitutional abuses and threats against freedom for Americans have increased dramatically during Barack Obama’s Presidency and since Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives, an investigation by Capitol Hill Blue reveals. Warrantless wiretaps are on the rise and the Obama justice department not only continued the aggressive, freedom-robbing policies of the George W. Bush administration but is hiding increased abuses under a barrage of “executive orders” and uses of “executive privilege” to classify documents. Obama and Attorney Gen. Eric Holder claim any disclosure of abuses of power and spying on Americans by the government “causes exception harm to national
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Ron Paul supporters file lawsuit charging intimidation, fraud in delegate selection process

Texas Congressman and GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul‘s supporters are suing the Republican National Committee and most state parties, saying they were intimidated in a party-controlled primary process that robbed their candidate’s chances of winning the Presidential nomination. But Dr. Paul has distanced himself from the legal battle.  His campaign says he doesn’t support the lawsuit. Those filing sit have asked a California federal court to determine if delegates to the national convention can vote for any candidate they wish, even if they were elected as pledged to another candidate. The lawsuit filed on July 11, contains more than 100
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Show me the money: Romney continues to outpace Obama in campaign fund raising

During the bitter primary fight for the Republican presidential nomination, opponents of Mitt Romney claimed that while the now-presumptive GOP nominee could out-fund-raise and outspend his GOP opponents, he would not be able to match incumbent President Barack Obama’s campaign money machine. But Romney is raising more money than Obama and the trend appears likely to continue through the November election. In May, Romney and the “super PACs” that support his candidacy pulled in $86 million — at least $20 million raised by Obama and his allies. “Romney is clearly winning the money battle with Obama,” a disheartened Democratic strategist
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Defiant Eric Holder tells Congress to stuff its contempt citation

A defiant Attorney General Eric Holder lashed out at House Republicans over a contempt of Congress citation from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, calling the 23-17 party-line vote “an extraordinary, unprecedented and entirely unnecessary action, intended to provoke an avoidable conflict between Congress and the Executive Branch.” Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, angry over Holder’s refusal to turn over requested documents on the Justice Department‘s failed “Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme and President Barack Obama’s use of executive privilege to seal the documents, forced the vote. Said Holder in a statement released by his office: This divisive action does
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A relaxed, laid-back Romney? That’s the report from the boys and girls on the bus

Is Mitt Romney finally learning how to campaign? Could be, if one can believe reports from the campaign trail. Kasie Hunt of The Associated Press says Romney is now “looser and largely gaffe-free” on the stump. Reports Hunt: The personal stories were slightly awkward. The small-town events tended toward the corny. His chats with voters were usually just a few words. But as Mitt Romney campaigned across six states, he loosened up a little — and avoided the verbal gaffes that had plagued him in the past. Hunt isn’t the only one noticing a more relaxed Romney.  Reports from The
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Obama’s attempts to steer Campaign 2012 away from his economic failures

Some see President Barack Obama’s recent declarations on immigration and gay marriage as bold political steps by an incumbent whose record of leadership is, at best, spotty. Others see such ploys as risky business in a political environment where strong stances polarize voters both for and against a candidate. But Obama is trying anything — we say again “anything” — to divert attention in this year’s election away from a stagnant economy that could easily end his presidency at one term. Many Democrats admit the economy is Obama’s biggest albatross in his bid to remain in the White House for
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And the eventual winner in Iowa is Ron Paul

Texas Congressman, the self-declared “outsider” who conceded the GOP Presidential nomination to Mitt Romney recently, is still playing an “inside” game to amass delegates and play a potential spoiler role at the party’s convention in Tampa in August. Paul’s determined supporters won the bulk of delegates from Iowa over the weekend at a convention that reversed the party caucuses earlier this year, adding to delegate totals obtained in Nevada and Maine. “We’re not going away,” said Iowa Paul supporter David Fischer.  “We want to send Ron Paul-inspired folks to Tampa.” Paul stopped campaigning in May shortly before presumptive GOP nominee
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