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Wyoming Renews Efforts to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture

Members of the Joint Judiciary Committee in Wyoming have chosen to sponsor a bill which will introduce reforms to civil asset forfeiture practice within the state. The bill does not contain changes as extensive as a previous bill in early 2015. In February, both the state House and Senate approved SF0014(“SF14”). The bill would have required a criminal conviction and a sentence of at least one year in prison before property could be forfeited to law enforcement and state authorities. Despite the widespread support for the bill, Republican Governor Matt Mead, a former county prosecutor and U.S. Attorney under President George W. Bush, vetoed the bill. According to Gov. Mead, “Wyoming has passed the test,” and does not have the “abuses found in other states,” with regard to civil asset forfeiture. In … Read entire article »

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Obama Mounts Desperation Tour to Sell ObamaCare

An old rhetorical question asks: “If social Security is such a great deal, why is it mandatory?” A topically apt paraphrase of this would be: “if ObamaCare is so good for health care, why is the president still struggling to sell it five years after it became law?” What does it say about a policy that people refuse to take advantage of – and I use the word “advantage” very loosely – without significant arm twisting? Even though it has been made flat out illegal not to purchase health insurance, millions of people are still staying far, far away from ObamaCare’s insurance exchanges, because they know that the legal penalty will actually be less painful than participating in the government-controlled health insurance market. Enrollment numbers for the health care law have … Read entire article »

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Obama’s New Climate Goals Could Have Significant Economic Cost

Later this month, a number of nations, including the U.S., will descend upon Paris, France for a week and a half to discuss global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference will take place from November 30th to December 11th, and while most of the event will be used to discuss new ways to mitigate the effects of global climate change, President Obama will be gearing up to discuss the new additions to his climate plan. However, while the commander-in-chief is hoping that a bold climate agenda will spur other nations to take on or continue their own ambitious climate initiatives, the potential economic repercussions may create more of a dissuasive tone; especially for developing industrial nations such as China. Just about one year … Read entire article »

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Media Advisory: FreedomWorks to Discuss Pro-Growth Agenda, House Freedom Caucus in Suburban Milwaukee

FreedomWorks Senior Economic Contributor Stephen Moore and National Director of Grassroots will meet with Wisconsin super activists on Tuesday, November 10 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, where they will discuss the Pro-Growth Agenda and our efforts to defend the House Freedom Caucus. The event will take place on the day of the Republican Debate hosted by Fox Business and the Wall Street Journal in Milwaukee. What: Exclusive Pre-Debate Luncheon Who: Stephen Moore, FreedomWorks Senior Economic Contributor, and Noah Wall, FreedomWorks National Director of Grassroots When: Tuesday, November 10 at 12 pm CST Where: The Machine Shed Restaurant, N14 W24145 Tower Place, (I-94 & WIS 164 Exit 294), Pewaukee, WI 53072 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Space is limited. Please RSVP via Eventbrite. FreedomWorks aims to educate, build, and mobilize the largest network of activists advocating the principles of smaller … Read entire article »

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Tell Your Senators to Support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act

As one of our more than 6.9 million FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators today, ask them to support Senator Chuck Grassley’s Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 “to reform sentencing laws and correctional institutions, and for other purposes,” and to co-sponsor the bill if they have not already done so. The United States imprisons more of its own people than any other country in the world. We spend enormous amounts of money on prisons, yet with little to show for it. Recidivism rates remain high, and prison overcrowding is causing dangerous criminals to be released to make room for non-violent offenders. The money spent on incarcerating the same people over and over again for non-violent crimes could be put to better use in cost-effective crime … Read entire article »

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FreedomWorks to Senate GOP Leaders: Put an Actual ObamaCare Repeal Bill on Obama’s Desk

The House of Representatives’ ObamaCare reconciliation bill doesn’t go far enough. The Senate now has the opportunity to improve upon it by sending legislation that fully repeals ObamaCare to the president’s desk. Unfortunately, some Senate Republicans are content to go along with the House’s timid piecemeal approach. FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented: “This isn’t rocket science. Republicans told us on the campaign trail that they needed to win the Senate to fully repeal ObamaCare. Well, they’ve had control of the Senate for almost a year, and all they’ve done is pass bills that make their pals on K Street happy, while neglecting one of their biggest promises to the conservative grassroots who worked so hard to achieve victory in 2014.” “ObamaCare is crumbling at the Democrats’ feet. Premiums are skyrocketing, insurers are begging … Read entire article »

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Where Does Your State Rank?: New Report Offers Look at State Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

The Institute for Justice, a libertarian public-interest law firm, has released an update of its groundbreaking 2010 report, Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture. The report offers a detailed look at state civil asset forfeiture laws and grades them based on the standard of evidence prosecutors need to subject property and cash to forfeiture, whether the burden of proof falls on the government or the property owner, and the percentage of funds law enforcement received from forfeited property. There was significant movement on civil asset forfeiture reform in several state legislatures in 2015. In April, New Mexico passed a forfeiture reform law that is considered to be the gold standard. It requires a criminal conviction, or “proof beyond a reasonable doubt,” before property suspected of connection to a … Read entire article »

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FreedomWorks to Congress: Pass Audit the Fed

Following the reintroduction of the Federal Reserve Transparency Act by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) in the Senate using a procedural move to bypass committee, FreedomWorks Legislative Affairs Manager Josh Withrow commented: “Why are central bankers like Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen trying to deceive Americans about Audit the Fed? Because they’re afraid of transparency. The Federal Reserve wields a tremendous amount of influence over the economy and, yet, there is little in the way of transparency and accountability. Audit the Fed would shine light where Americans have been previously kept in the dark.” “The House of Representatives has passed Audit the Fed twice with overwhelming, bipartisan majorities. The Senate, however, has been a roadblock both times. Audit the Fed has been introduced in the House, where Thomas Massie’s bill boasts 185 cosponsors, … Read entire article »

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Rand Paul Becomes the Sixth Candidate to Confirm for the Rising Tide Summit

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) confirmed his participation for the Rising Tide Summit, hosted by FreedomWorks, and Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA-1), on Saturday, December 5 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The summit will allow grassroots activists to engage presidential candidates on their plans to grow the economy. Following Senator Paul’s acceptance of the invitation to the Rising Tide Summit, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented: “Rand Paul has proposed an ambitious, pro-growth tax plan – a hybrid of a flat tax and a national retail sales tax – and he brings an important dynamic to the Rising Tide Summit. With six presidential candidates now confirmed, we urge remaining campaigns to join the event so the grassroots can vet their plans to get America’s economy moving again.” Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), former Hewlett-Packard CEO … Read entire article »

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Tell Congress: Support Disapproval Resolutions to Halt Devastating EPA Regulations

As one of our more than 6.9 million FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your congressman and senators today and ask them to support the resolutions disapproving of the EPA’s new power plant regulations, H.J.Res. 71 & 72, and S.J.Res. 23 & 24, and to co-sponsor the resolutions if they have not already done so. The EPA rules in question would impose draconian changes on the U.S. energy sector. In addition to enforcing regulatory cap-and-trade requirements and renewable energy mandates on existing power plants, these rules would also set unreasonable CO2 standards for new coal-fired power plants; standards which even existing plants wouldn’t be able to comply with. As a result, these regulations would essentially act as a ban on the construction of new coal-fired plants, because there would … Read entire article »

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Pope meets with Little Sisters of the Poor just to confirm that Obama stands for religious freedom

Can’t fool all the papal all the time Read more CompletePope meets with Little Sisters of the Poor just to confirm that Obama stands for religious freedom … Read entire article »

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Hey look, Obama was right… the 1980’s ARE calling

Anybody seen the re-set button? Read more CompleteHey look, Obama was right… the 1980’s ARE calling … Read entire article »

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Shocker: FBI may have retrieved deleted emails containing classified info Hillary said were never on her server

“Real person” update Read more CompleteShocker: FBI may have retrieved deleted emails containing classified info Hillary said were never on her server … Read entire article »

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Welcome to Wealthy Middle Eastern Thug Privilege

Welcome to Wealthy Middle Eastern Thug Privilege by Michelle Malkin Creators SyndicateCopyright 2015 You’ve heard endlessly about “white privilege” from the professional social justice warrior gripers. But rarely does that crusading crowd — or their spiritual leaders in the White House — acknowledge the brutal impact of wealthy Middle Eastern thug privilege in America. I’m […] Read more CompleteWelcome to Wealthy Middle Eastern Thug Privilege … Read entire article »

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According to Bill Clinton, the FBI is now part of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

Would this man lie to you? Read more CompleteAccording to Bill Clinton, the FBI is now part of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy … Read entire article »

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Another day, another ‘Obama administration caught off guard by…’ story

Didn’t see that one coming… again Read more CompleteAnother day, another ‘Obama administration caught off guard by…’ story … Read entire article »

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Having solved all other problems, EPA warns about threat from sunny days

Simpsonian Read more CompleteHaving solved all other problems, EPA warns about threat from sunny days … Read entire article »

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Nancy Pelosi stands atop her Margaret Sanger Award and proudly proclaims ‘**we all support the sanctity of life’

**Subject to “interpretation” of course Read more CompleteNancy Pelosi stands atop her Margaret Sanger Award and proudly proclaims ‘**we all support the sanctity of life’ … Read entire article »

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Leave it to Obama to turn Iran ‘death to America’ chants into an economics lecture

“Death to America” is the Iranian job-creation equivalent of Solyndra, according to Obama Read more CompleteLeave it to Obama to turn Iran ‘death to America’ chants into an economics lecture … Read entire article »

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Tennessee Activists Gathering

On Tuesday, September 22, Allen Page and I were pleased to join the Tennessee Tea Party for their monthly meeting. The meeting was held at 6:30 at the Legion of Foreign Wars Hall in Mountain City, TN. Chairman Ray Comeaux called the meeting to order and discussed current business. Allen hosted a FreedomWorks information table. Group member, Kevin Leukhardt introduced me to the group. We had a wonderful discussion about FreedomWorks: who we are, what we do, and how we believe that “Government goes to those who show up”! Members were especially interested in our support of Congressman Mark Meadow’s petition to “Fire John Boehner”, our support for school choice, and our opposition to ObamaCare and Common Core. Our justice reform work was of … Read entire article »

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