Liberty-minded Americans familiar with the voting records of Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) likely were not surprised when Amash officially endorsed Paul for president on Monday. In The New American's "Freedom Index," a congressional scorecard that rates all members of the House and Senate based on the U.S. Constitution, Paul's cumulative rating is 93 percent as of the end of 2014, and Amash's rating is just one-percent different — 94 percent.
Two Texas counties, Victoria and Goliad, originally scheduled as two of the sites for the massive Jade Helm 15 military training exercises across the Southwest this summer, will no longer host the operations.
If President Obama is to succeed in advancing the so-called free trade agenda, he will have to overcome some stiff opposition — from his fellow Democrats.
With preparations being made for the massive Jade Helm 15 military training across the American Southwest — exercises that imagine conservative Texas and Utah as “hostile” and more liberal states as “permissive” — the increasingly discredited establishment media has seized on a handful of theories and comments to attack everyone expressing concerns about the drills. It is true that some unproven and in some cases wild claims have been made by a handful of individuals online, such as the notion that closed Walmart stores are involved in a nefarious plot with authorities to detain dissidents. However, in its deceitful efforts to demonize Americans who are suspicious of the Obama administration and the unprecedented Jade Helm 15 program, the mischaracterized “mainstream” press has seized on those claims as if they represented the primary or even only concerns being expressed. In the process, it exposed itself as a propaganda machine.
Combining cultural conservatism and economic populism, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee kicked off his campaign for the White House in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas, Tuesday.