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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
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Democrats and Republicans work together to make changes to retirement savings, easier for businesses to offer plans

Lawmakers in both the House and Senate are considering bipartisan bills aimed at making it easier for Americans to save for retirement. This story should be the headline in every retiree heavy state, like Florida More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Obamacare unconstitutional but the battle in Congress is just beginning

A federal judge’s ruling on Friday declaring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional could leave Washington in chaos as the uncertain future of Obamacare will again be questioned. Judge Reed O’Connor, More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
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DHS confirms that criminal, ‘foreign actor’ ‘eavesdropping devices’ found in DC, tracking cell phone activity

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has acknowledged that foreign actors and/or criminals are using eavesdropping devices to track cellphone activity in Washington, D.C., according to a letter obtained by More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 6th, 2018
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Trump takes aim at Obamacare with insurance marketplaces, praised by Rand Paul

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed new rules to let certain small businesses and trade groups band together to buy health care, in its latest move that could weaken Obamacare’s insurance marketplaces. The More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
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USA RIGHTS Act introduced in the Senate to protect Americans’ security and liberties

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and a total of 11 senators today introduced the USA RIGHTS Act, which reforms a sweeping, secretive government spying program to protect the Constitutional rights of More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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Rand Paul, Ron Wyden and Brian Schatz reintroduce the Stop Militarizing Our Law Enforcement Act

This week, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) reintroduced the Stop Militarizing Our Law Enforcement Act (S. 1856) to establish limitations and create greater transparency More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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President Trump rolls back Obama’s Cuba ‘one-sided’ deal, restricting travel, businesses

President Trump spoke at a Miami theater today too announce that he is “nixing” his predecessor’s “one-sided deal” with the Communist nation of Cuba, restricting individual travel and cracking More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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AG Jeff Sessions says Russia collusion rumors ‘appalling and detestable lie’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rebuked Democratic senators Tuesday by repeatedly crushing their questions surrounding the firing of FBI director James Comey and ultimately stated that the Russian collusion allegation More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Bernie Sanders announces the ‘Raise the Wage Act’ to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour

On Wednesday, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour to a crowd of hundreds of low-wage More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Senate confirms Gen James Mattis, Gen John Kelly for Trump cabinet

As President Trump went down the parade route today in Washington DC, the Senate confirmed the first two members of Trump’s cabinet: Gen. James Mattis as Secretary of Defense and Gen. John Kelly as Secretary More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 30th, 2016
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Kentucky lawmakers, Rand Paul, Thomas Massie call on feds to clarify conflicting rules concerning hemp

After new guidance created widespread confusion about when and where farmers can grow, research, and sell industrial hemp in the United States, U.S. Senators Rand Paul, R-Ky., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Representatives More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Hillary Clinton ad, Democrats, Florida’s Bob Graham call on Donald Trump to release his tax returns

Democratic allies are stepping up their battle with Donald Trump over his tax returns, launching a new attack ad blasting the Republican nominee for not releasing the documents while pushing a pointed piece of legislation More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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Obama administration supports new bill to allow FBI access to Internet browser history without warrants

The Obama administration is seeking to amend surveillance law to give the FBI authority to access a person’s Internet browser history and other electronic data without a warrant, claiming that it will only be More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Senators question Gilead Sciences CEO about pricey Hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and senior Finance Committee member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Friday requested detailed pricing information on a costly new Hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug. Wyden More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Senate bill moves ahead to end NSA monitoring practices and make FISA decisions more public

The National Security Agency monitoring United States citizens and allies now face a bipartisan group of senators who are in unveiling legislation that would end the collection of millions of Americans’ phone More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 2nd, 2013
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Senate moves forward to arm Syrian rebels in ‘classified vote’

Obama administration continues plans to provide weapons directly to the Syrian rebels. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence gave approval to the plan which was, unusually, allowed to classify their votes, More...

By Judy Aron On Friday, March 8th, 2013
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Rand Paul filibusters, quotes circulating on Facebook

He was brilliant! Sen. Rand Paul filibustered in the Senate somewhere shy of 13 hours. He blocked the nomination of John O. Brennan, on Wednesday, to the post of CIA director. This was not so much about Brennan More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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Rand Paul to co-sponsor Industrial hemp amendment

Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has joined Democratic Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon to co-sponsor the “Industrial hemp amendment” (S.AMDT.2220) to the Farm Bill (S.3240).   Industrial More...


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