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Mark Levin gives stirring speech on Article V and the state of our nation

On Thursday, December 4, the Convention of States Project sponsored the breakfast session at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meeting in Washington, D.C. Convention of States Project legal board member, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, and Constitutional expert, Mark Levin, spoke on behalf of Article V and the project.

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Obama takes unilteral action more often than he admits

By issuing his directives as "memoranda" rather than executive orders, Obama has downplayed the extent of his executive actions.

WASHINGTON — President Obama has issued a form of executive action known as the presidential memorandum more often than any other president in history — using it to take unilateral action even as he has signed fewer executive orders.

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It's not too late to win $1000!

You've heard the saying, "It's not over until the fat lady sings." Well, we don't hear any singing, which means you have a shot to win some money.

Fifty-five people have signed up to participate in the Convention of States New Year's Cash Contest and, with three prizes up for grabs, you still have a great chance to earn some extra cash this holiday season. Here's what you do:

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Tom Coburn retires from the Senate after 10 years of battling wasteful spending

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) cast his final vote as a senator Tuesday night. In his 10-year career, Coburn was known for his hard stance against government waste and his conviction that lawmakers should carefully consider each bill they pass, no matter how minor.

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Federal judge: Obama oversteps power with immigration actions

A federal judge has found parts of President Obama's immigration executive actions unconstitutional, in an opinion delivered as part of a separate immigration case not directly tied to the policy changes.

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WATCH recording of Convention of States Live! with Michael Farris

Convention of States Live! with Michael Farris was a huge success. If you didn't get a chance to join us, no problem. We recorded Michael's excellent presentation, which you can watch below.

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In 2014, federal bureaucracies imposed 3,419 more regulations than Congress passed laws

Our republic is in great peril. Our government has abandoned the core beliefs of our founding fathers, who gave us the most inspired secular document ever written, the U.S. Constitution. Only the Bible has had more influence.

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Congress chooses "secrecy over sunlight"

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for greater openness in government were frustrated after Congress failed to update the Freedom of Information Act despite bipartisan support in the House and Senate.

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FEC sides with Convention of States: D.C. can't control delegates

Earlier this year, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) was petitioned to revise its definition of "federal office" to include delegates to a Convention of States. Such a measure would bring convention delegates under the control of Washington, D.C., and make them subject to FEC regulations.

Obviously, such a measure goes against the Framers' intent for Article V, and runs counter to the implicit purpose of a Convention of States--namely, to provide a way to reform a government that will not reform itself.

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What the $1.1 trillion spending bill tells us about the future of Washington

The Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill yesterday, funding the federal government through next September. The measure will become law after receiving President Obama's stamp of approval, which will likely happen later this week.

There's quite a bit in the bill, and both sides of the aisle made concessions on various issues. But there is one issue neither side needed to concede, and it's more concerning than any other.

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Mark Meckler speaks about Sue the IRS and a federal government "run amok"

Mark Meckler spoke with the Huffington Post Live about the IRS's targeting of conservative groups and what Sue the IRS is doing about it. He explained how the problem isn't with one person or even with one political party: the problem is with a federal government that has grown too big and too powerful.

Watch the entire interview below:

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Last chance to RSVP for Convention of States Live! online with Mike Farris

Convention of States Live! with Mike Farris will take place tomorrow, December 16 at 9 p.m. EDT. You can RSVP by clicking the link below. We hope to see you there!

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Congress 'endorses' warrantless collection, storage of U.S. communications

With nearly no public notice or debate, Congress on Wednesday approved legislation that critics say blesses the warrantless collection, dissemination and five-year retention of everyday Americans’ phone and Internet communications.

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Farris: "We are headed for a fiscal cliff"

The following is an excerpt from an article written by Mark LaFlamme of the Lewistown-Ashburn Sun Journal.

LEWISTON — Michael Farris doesn't mince words on the matter: The United States is on the road to tyranny and there are few options left to rein it in.

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It’s time for a Convention of States, particularly since Congress doesn’t think so

You’ve probably heard this story before. Following the Constitutional Convention in September 1787, Elizabeth Powel, the premiere “Saloniste of Philadelphia” approached Benjamin Franklin on his way out of the Pennsylvania State House and asked what form of government the delegates of the Congress had agreed upon. He replied, “A republic, madam, if you can keep it.”

It was a simple challenge presented almost 220 years ago that resonates with a stentorian echo to this day.

When I travel the country, many folks ask what they can do, what can be done when the rule of law — the US Constitution — is clearly being violated?

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Win $1000 in Convention of States New Year's Cash Contest!

This holiday season, give your loved ones the gift of liberty, and win 1,000 dollars -- just in time for the new year!

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6 years later, stimulus funds still being spent on manure

As our country drowns under $18 trillion worth of national debt, the federal government has decided to spend more money on manure. At this point, it's hard for us to be surprised. Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon reports:

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Assembly of State Legislatures meets to discuss rules for Convention of States process

Examiner.com published an article covering the third meeting of the Assembly of State Legislatures. We've posted an excerpt below.

On Monday, at the third meeting of the Assembly of State Legislatures (ASL), the constitutional convention advocacy group executed articles of incorporation, debated by-laws, and elected two co-presidents. Missouri State Senator Jason Holsman, a Democrat from Kansas City, and Wisconsin Republican State Representative Chris Kapenga will both share the gavel for the new group. The Assembly of State Legislatures was formerly known as the "Mt. Vernon Assembly" but officially changed their name last June at the group's second meeting in Indiana.

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development puts taxpayer on hook for boutique hotel

Did you know the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has recruited you to be a real estate investor? They've recruited all of us, in fact, to help build a boutique hotel in Cary, North Carolina. The Carolina Journal Online explains,

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Michael Farris to speak in Maine this week

You are invited to join Convention of States Co-Founder Michael Farris next week for an evening of conversation about how Americans can take back their country from an overreaching, corrupt federal government.

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