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Presidential politics is a fickle business. 

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New study reveals the massive costs of federal regulations

Common sense suggests that regulations hurt the economy, but until now no definitive study had been done to prove this fact.

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The numbers game

One number has been on everyone’s mind since the GOP presidential primary became so tightly contested: 1,237. 

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Watch: Which governing body has the power to rein in the federal government?

There's only one body of government in the United States that has the power to effectively rein in federal abuses, and it may not be the one you're imagining. Mark Meckler explains:

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Is the Social Security Administration putting your identity at risk?

The Social Security Administration puts millions of Americans at risk for identity theft by putting their full Social Security Numbers on letters sent in the mail.

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TOO FUNNY: Video shows what would happen if you managed debt like the federal government

Here's the situation. You're hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. You only make $20,000 a year, and you spend over $30,000. You're unable to raise your income or cut your spending. What do you do?

Most people would figure out a way to cut spending. But if you're the federal government, you have a much different "solution."

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Coburn destroys Congress: "America doesn't trust you any more"

The following article was written by Elizabeth Harrington and published on the Washington Free Beacon.

Tom Coburn, the former senator currently leading a movement for a Convention of States, unloaded on Congress during a hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Wednesday.

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New 'Snowden' movie highlights divide between security and freedom

The movie Snowden is set to be released later this year, igniting once again the controversy surrounding government surveillance and the NSA's apparent violation of Fourth Amendment rights.

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Convention of States opponents deny history to spread fear and misinformation

I know I’m not the first to complain about the tendency of conservatives to give in when they should be standing their ground.

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Real hope or wishful thinking? 60 percent more Americans voted in this year's GOP primaries

Breitbart reported today that 8.7 million more Republicans voted in the GOP primaries in 2016 than in 2012.

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IRS shirks its duties while tracking the location of your cell phone

While the Internal Revenue Service continues to leave uncollected tax money on the table, the agency beefed up its surveillance capabilities in a move that alarms both conservative and liberal privacy advocates.

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How Article V can secure 2nd Amendment rights from SCOTUS

A member of the Illinois Convention of States team recently published a letter to the editor on TheHill.com, and it was so good we had to share. Anyone who cares about securing Second Amendment rights needs to seriously consider an Article V Convention of States.

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New IRS regulations could make it more difficult and expensive to prepare your taxes

The overlords of the Internal Revenue Service already make it their business to dig through Americans’ financial lives every year. Now Congress is considering limiting who taxpayers can turn to for help.

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Now that your taxes are filed, take a look at where all that money goes

Your taxes are filed, and Uncle Sam will be reaching into your pocket book in the next few weeks. So where does all that money go? And is it doing anything to help pay off our $19 trillion national debt?

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Obamaphone fraud "kept quiet" until program expanded

The FCC announced major fraud within the infamous "Obamaphone" program on April 1, one day after the program expanded to include broadband internet. Now, the FCC is saying they were told to keep quiet until after the program expansion. Newsmax reports

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Half of Americans think their taxes are too high? You haven't seen anything yet

As the Washington Free Beacon reported earlier this week, more than half of all Americans think their tax bill is too high:

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The EPA wants to monitor you in your hotel shower

The Environmental Protection Agency is investing $75,000 more into a wireless device that can monitor how long hotel guests spend in the shower.

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Hilarious video: The best bad arguments against a Convention of States

We've heard some fantastically bad arguments over the years, but these state legislators take the cake. Here are some of the best of the worst:

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The VA "shredding scandal" and what it says about federal bureaucracy

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been shredding documents needed to fill veterans’ claims, according to a recent report by the Office of the Inspector General.

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The latest COS news from around the country: Watch Convention of States LIVE! with Mark Meckler (video)

Didn't get a chance to attend our most recent LIVE! event? No problem! Check out the video below for the complete recording.

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