All too many of today’s politicians are too cowardly to speak the truth about what is really at stake in our war in the Middle East. They are unworthy of leading a great Nation founded and preserved upon the sacrifices of those we honor today. So this Memorial Day, if there was ever a time to respectfully breach President James A. Garfield’s admonition to stay silent beside the graves of our war dead, today is that day. 

Mitch McConnell is counting on his opponents not being able to muster the 60 votes needed to pass the USA Freedom Act, leaving them with the choice of either extending Section 215 of The Patriot Act or seeing all of the powers expire — including those that would go after specific terrorist suspects. McConnell cynically believes that, faced with that choice, enough of his colleagues will vote to extend all of the Patriot Act's surveillance powers. We urge you to contact your Senators and urge them to join Senator Rand Paul in supporting the Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act as an alternative to the reauthorization of the Patriot Act. The Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, call your Senator today.

As principled conservative Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling battles to kill this corrupt vestige of the New Deal, by using the legalized corruption of bribing Members of Congress by exchanging votes, Capitol Hill’s establishment Republican leaders plan to save the illegal corruption endemic to the Ex-Im Bank. You can’t make this stuff up.

The NSA's bulk collection of telephone records violates the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects the country's citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures, Senator Rand Paul said. "I see no reason you can't have security and the Constitution at the same time," said Paul. "There's no reason why we can't catch terrorists like we catch other bad people in our society, by using the Constitution." 

Who is the greatest threat to liberty under the Constitution and American exceptionalism? The powerless Nancy Pelosi who presides ineffectively over the smallest Democratic House minority in over 80 years, or Republican Speaker John Boehner and Republican Senate Majority Mitch McConnell who have worked tirelessly to stymie conservative efforts to stop Obama’s lawlessness, surrendered congressional power to a lawless president and personally attacked conservatives who objected?

In a powerfully argued op-ed in yesterday’s National Review Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, one of Capitol Hill’s leading limited government constitutional conservatives and the de facto leader of the growing “populist conservative” movement, spoke in support of keeping the Patriot Act, and especially its controversial Section 215 data collection program unchanged saying, "it should not be more difficult to investigate a terrorist plot than check fraud." Senator Sessions’ conclusion – that it ought not be more difficult to investigate terrorism than it is to investigate a common felony case was echoed by the Editors of National Review, who posted a complimentary editorial supporting the renewal of the Patriot Act.

Senator Mike Lee's S. 356 the "Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015" fails to stop one of the most egregious abuses of the 4th Amendment; "administrative subpoenas" allowing attorneys general and various state bureaucracies, plus the DEA, NSA, EPA, EEOC, SEC, FTC, etc. to issue their own judge-less warrants without oath and affirmation before a neutral judge or magistrate, and without probable cause, to get our emails. Please sign our letter to Senator Lee urging him to change S. 356 to abolish judge-less administrative subpoenas that violate the letter and spirit of the 4th Amendment.

As the clock ticks toward the June 30 expiration of the Ex-Im Bank’s charter, the beneficiaries of this corrupt remnant of the New Deal have started issuing warning that they would move production overseas if Congress doesn’t reauthorize their hand out. Please join the leaders of over 50 conservative organizations by signing the conservative letter to Congress demanding that your Representative and Senators let the Export - Import Bank expire on June 30, 2015.

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All too many of today’s politicians are too cowardly to speak the truth about what is really at stake in our war in the Middle East. They are unworthy of leading a great Nation founded and preserved upon the sacrifices of those we honor today. So this Memorial Day, if there was ever a time to respectfully breach President James A. Garfield’s admonition to stay silent beside the graves of our war dead, today is that day. 

Mitch McConnell is counting on his opponents not being able to muster the 60 votes needed to pass the USA Freedom Act, leaving them with the choice of either extending Section 215 of The Patriot Act or seeing all of the powers expire — including those that would go after specific terrorist suspects. McConnell cynically believes that, faced with that choice, enough of his colleagues will vote to extend all of the Patriot Act's surveillance powers. We urge you to contact your Senators and urge them to join Senator Rand Paul in supporting the Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act as an alternative to the reauthorization of the Patriot Act. The Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, call your Senator today.

As principled conservative Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling battles to kill this corrupt vestige of the New Deal, by using the legalized corruption of bribing Members of Congress by exchanging votes, Capitol Hill’s establishment Republican leaders plan to save the illegal corruption endemic to the Ex-Im Bank. You can’t make this stuff up.

The NSA's bulk collection of telephone records violates the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects the country's citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures, Senator Rand Paul said. "I see no reason you can't have security and the Constitution at the same time," said Paul. "There's no reason why we can't catch terrorists like we catch other bad people in our society, by using the Constitution." 

Who is the greatest threat to liberty under the Constitution and American exceptionalism? The powerless Nancy Pelosi who presides ineffectively over the smallest Democratic House minority in over 80 years, or Republican Speaker John Boehner and Republican Senate Majority Mitch McConnell who have worked tirelessly to stymie conservative efforts to stop Obama’s lawlessness, surrendered congressional power to a lawless president and personally attacked conservatives who objected?

In a powerfully argued op-ed in yesterday’s National Review Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, one of Capitol Hill’s leading limited government constitutional conservatives and the de facto leader of the growing “populist conservative” movement, spoke in support of keeping the Patriot Act, and especially its controversial Section 215 data collection program unchanged saying, "it should not be more difficult to investigate a terrorist plot than check fraud." Senator Sessions’ conclusion – that it ought not be more difficult to investigate terrorism than it is to investigate a common felony case was echoed by the Editors of National Review, who posted a complimentary editorial supporting the renewal of the Patriot Act.

Senator Mike Lee's S. 356 the "Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015" fails to stop one of the most egregious abuses of the 4th Amendment; "administrative subpoenas" allowing attorneys general and various state bureaucracies, plus the DEA, NSA, EPA, EEOC, SEC, FTC, etc. to issue their own judge-less warrants without oath and affirmation before a neutral judge or magistrate, and without probable cause, to get our emails. Please sign our letter to Senator Lee urging him to change S. 356 to abolish judge-less administrative subpoenas that violate the letter and spirit of the 4th Amendment.

As the clock ticks toward the June 30 expiration of the Ex-Im Bank’s charter, the beneficiaries of this corrupt remnant of the New Deal have started issuing warning that they would move production overseas if Congress doesn’t reauthorize their hand out. Please join the leaders of over 50 conservative organizations by signing the conservative letter to Congress demanding that your Representative and Senators let the Export - Import Bank expire on June 30, 2015.

The Patriot Act is the frontline in the war between citizens and their rights under the Fourth Amendment to be free from government intrusion into their private affairs and government’s insatiable appetite for information merged with the growth of the technology to acquire that information. We urge you to contact your Senators and urge them to join Senator Rand Paul in supporting the Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act as an alternative to the reauthorization of the Patriot Act. The Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, call your Senator today.

Embattled ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos has a friend in Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio. Why? Maybe it is because it turns out the main topic of several of Rubio’s past interviews with Stephanopoulos has been – you guessed it – comprehensive immigration reform.

The Fourth Amendment is one of the most important arrows in the quiver against bullying big government.  Conservatives have a window to influence how the Fourth Amendment will be defined in ways that protect freedoms, yet maintain security, just as the Founders envisioned the purposes of government.

20 House Republican voted on the Floor to allow illegal aliens into the US armed forces at the expense of experienced and committed combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. These 20 “Republicans,” and if there was ever an example of a Republican In Name Only or RINO it is these 20, deserve a conservative primary challenge in 2016 and we stand ready to help their challengers in any way we can.

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  • Perry Chiaramonte, FoxNews.com

    “It’s gut-wrenching and disgusting to me that we choose to stand by and do nothing,” Debbie Lee, whose son Marc Alan Lee was the first Navy SEAL to be killed in the Operation Iraqi Freedom while fighting insurgents in Ramadi, told FoxNews.com. “Our troops are more than capable to secure that city and they are just not given the ability. “It’s because they [Washington] refuse to send troops that we are seeing this insurgence,” she added.

  • HAARETZ

    Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the elite Quds Force responsible for protecting the Islamic Republic's interests abroad, has become a familiar face on the battlefields of Iraq, where he often outranks local commanders. "Today, in the fight against this dangerous phenomenon, nobody is present except Iran," the Tasnim news agency quoted Soleimani as saying on Sunday in reference to Islamic State.

  • Frida Ghitis, Miami Herald Op-Ed

    U.S. officials are performing verbal contortions trying to minimize the significance of events in Iraq. The fall of Ramadi, just 70 miles from Baghdad and the capital of Anbar Province, the country’s largest, is a disaster for the Iraqi people and for America’s strategy in the region. But for many in the United States, the reflexive reaction at more bad news from the Middle East is, “Why is that our problem?”

  • Andrew Greene, ABC Australia

    The loss of Ramadi, capital of Iraq's largest province of Anbar, raised questions over the strategy adopted not only by Baghdad, but also by Washington to tackle IS. "The final point I should make is that the one Iraqi security force element that most stuck to its post and withdrew from Ramadi as a formed unit, as opposed to a disorganised group, was the unit, the counter-terrorism service of the Iraqi security forces that we have been advising and assisting in our initial placement at Baghdad International Airport," Australian PM Tony Abbott told reporters in Canberra.

  • Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his first comments since the key town of Ramadi fell to ISIS, blamed the weak state of Iraq's military as one major reason for the city's fall, in an exclusive interview on CNN's "State of the Union" aired Sunday.

  • The New York Times Editorial Board

    Liberty-minded Senator Rand Paul got a rare kudos from the Editorial Board of The New York Times who said in a Thursday editorial " Senator Rand Paul did Americans a singular service by forcing attention to the fact that their civil liberties remain at stake as Congress drifts toward a renewal of the Patriot Act that is likely to do too little to rein in government surveillance programs."

  • Rachel Stoltzfoos, The Daily Caller

    Priorities USA Action has managed to secure just $5 million in “hard commitments,” and expects to raise just $15 million through the end of June, reported The Wall Street Journal. The PAC is led by prominent Democrats including President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina. Super PACs backing Cruz raised more than twice that in a week. A Cruz associate told Bloomberg the group of PACs, formed in April, raised $31 million in their first week.

  • Elizabeth Dias, Time Magazine

    Sen. Ted Cruz spoke to a private gathering of 600 conservative pastors and their wives Thursday morning in Washington. The Texas Republican was the only 2016 presidential hopeful to speak at the annual “Watchmen on the Wall” conference, held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. His remarks focused almost exclusively on the idea that religious liberty is under attack.

  • Douglas Ernst, The Washington Times

    ABC may not discipline George Stephanopoulos for not disclosing $75,000 to The Clinton Foundation prior to his interview with “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer, but at least one artist in New York City isn’t as forgiving.“PayPal” signs adorned with the “Good Morning America” journalist standing next to Hillary Clinton are popping up all around the network’s studio.

  • Nick Gass. POLITICO

    A federal judge in Alabama ruled Thursday that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry in that state but ordered all gay marriages be put on hold until the Supreme Court makes its decision on the issue in the next month in Obergefell v. Hodges.

  • BBC News

    Islamic State militants have seized the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, a Syria monitoring group says. Government forces withdrew from al-Tanf - known as al-Waleed in Iraq - crossing as IS advanced. The Obama White House says that fighting the militants will be a "difficult challenge".

  • Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

    Cruz, who doesn’t entirely agree with Paul on National Security Agency (NSA) bulk data collection as contained in the PATRIOT Act’s Section 215, came to the floor to applaud Paul’s big move for liberty. “I thank the senator from Kentucky,” Cruz said when he took the floor. “I would note he and I agree on a great many issues, although we don’t agree entirely on this issue, but I want to take the opportunity to thank the senator from Kentucky for his passionate defense of liberty. His is a voice that this body needs to listen to."

  • Alan Rappeport, The New York Times

    The Iowa Straw Poll is poised to be a slimmed-down affair this year, now that two leading Republicans have opted out of participating in the caucus state ritual. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas said on Thursday that he would forego the poll in favor of focusing on voters who participate in Iowa’s caucuses — the crucial kickoff to the nomination contest. The poll, he said, has become overly divisive for conservatives.

  • NBC News

    A batch of Hillary Clinton's personal emails made public on Thursday morning offers a glimpse into her team's initial exchange of information in the wake of the Benghazi attacks as well as her relationship with longtime confidante Sidney Blumenthal, who sent her at least two dozen memos regarding Libya during her tenure as Secretary of State.

  • Jeremy Diamond, CNN

    Hillary Clinton expanded her social media footprint today, joining LinkedIn with an inaugural post about how she wants to be "a small business president" for the country. LinkedIn is Clinton's latest platform since she joined Facebook last month to announce the launch of her presidential campaign, though her LinkedIn and Facebook presences are dwarfed by the 3.55 million followers she boasts on Twitter.