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Obama stonewalling congressional investigation into $1.3 billion payout to Iran

It took weeks of investigation before the Obama administration admitted to sending $400 million to Iran in exchange for American prisoners. Now the White House is at it again.

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The dangers of collusion within the federal government

To say the State Department has dragged its feet during the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails would be the understatement of the century.

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Prof. Rob Natelson discovers a 37th "Convention of States"

While it's true that an Article V Convention of States has never been held, the states have convened to discuss a variety of issues before and after our nation's founding. These "Conventions of States" shed light on how a modern-day, Article V Convention of States would operate.

And, as Prof. Rob Natelson explains below, the states have held even more conventions than previously thought.

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The President's no-show in Louisiana wasn't the worst move the feds made in the Pelican State

President Obama’s decision to continue his vacation in the wake of the devastating flooding in Louisiana has gotten most of the media attention the past few days. But the President’s apparent indifference may not be the federal government’s greatest misstep in regards to the people of the Pelican State.

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Milton Friedman: There's only one solution to our nation's fiscal woes (video)

Milton Friedman has been described as "the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century ... possibly of all of it." He was an advisor to President Ronald Reagan and Conservative British President Margaret Thatcher. He was a proponent of free markets and in 1976 won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. 

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Iran, "ransoms," and word games

The United States federal government loves word games.

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The feds' $31 million fix to a $10 million problem

Wasteful, duplicative, and foolish. All three words could be used to describe the situation in downtown Pensacola, where the feds plan to spend $31 million in taxpayer funds to fix a $10 million courthouse problem.

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WATCH: 5 Convention of States safeguards in less than 5 minutes

There are multiple, overlapping safeguards surrounding an Article V Convention of States. These safeguards, as Prof. Rob Natelson explains in the video below, ensure that only the best, most popular amendments have a chance of becoming part of the Constitution.

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EPA slammed for unfunded federal mandates

Unfunded federal mandates are one of the four major abuses perpetrated by the federal government. In these scenarios, the feds force the states to implement federal policy without supplying adequate funding. The result is that state governments become nothing more than regional agencies of the federal government rather than the independent republican governments they were meant to be.

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Feds ignore Florida fisherman, close fishing waters near Cape Canaveral

There are lots of examples of federal overreach that get national media attention, but there are even more instances that never reach beyond the affected local community.

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Randy Barnett: "A Convention of States is the only solution as big as the problem"

Randy Barnett is one of the premier legal scholars in our nation today. He is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown University Law Center where he directs the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. He graduated from Harvard Law School, and challenged Obamacare before the Supreme Court.

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Americans know the feds should stay out of healthcare. Here's proof.

Private entities are better than the federal government at providing cheaper, higher quality goods and services. That's a fact, and it applies to healthcare just as much as food and clothing.

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WATCH Indiana volunteer torch the feds: "They enrich themselves while bankrupting our children"

Convention of States volunteers have given fantastic testimony all across the country. One of those volunteers lives in Indiana, and his reasons for supporting an Article V Convention of States are deeply personal. He strikes at the heart of what's wrong with D.C., and his impassioned comments are part of the reason Indiana became the sixth state to call for a Convention of States.

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Tom Coburn and Mark Meckler DESTROY the "runaway convention" myth (video)

Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn and Mark Meckler were asked recently about the "runaway convention" myth. They dismantled it in less than five minutes, and you do not want to miss the fireworks.

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Regulation's latest target: Higher Education

The Obama administration’s new regulation on student loans could cost taxpayers more than the Department of Education’s estimate of $43 billion, according to experts.

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Two HUGE differences between a constitutional convention and a Convention of States (video)

Sometimes well-intentioned Americans mistake a Convention of States for a constitutional convention. Others try to equate the two in order to intentionally mislead. Whatever the case, it's important to know the difference between these radically different events.

Michael Farris explains it all in the video below.

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Federal regulators target protections for online free speech

A leading federal regulator is renewing efforts to restrict political speech on the internet in what critics are describing as an extra-legal campaign to censor political groups, nonprofits, and even online news organizations.

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Only two things are for certain in DC: Debt and taxes

The national debt is rising. So are federal taxes.

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Meckler on Fox Business: "Trump and Clinton are both guilty of..."

This is what happens when "government grows big." D.C. runs on cronies and connections, and this year's presidential candidates are no exception. Watch Mark Meckler's interview on John Stossel's "Sick of the Old Politics" to learn more.

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Money down the drain: Failed Obamacare co-ops not likely to repay taxpayer funding

The federal government is unlikely to recover all of the taxpayer funds lent to failed Obamacare co-ops, according to an audit by the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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