Following the announcement last Thursday by Senator Rand Paul that he was endorsing former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as the Republican Party’s nominee for President, he took time to respond to critics of that decision in an interview with Peter Schiff.

In efforts to intimidate and suppress the speech of prominent conservative bloggers, opponents are implementing a decade-old technique called “SWAT-ing,” which involves prank callers phoning law-enforcement authorities and reporting a violent crime at someone’s home. The pranksters generally camouflage their actual phone numbers — by making them appear to originate from the victim’s home — leading SWAT teams to be dispatched to a person’s residence.

 

Republican lawmakers have accused Attorney General Eric Holder of obstructing their investigation into Operation Fast and Furious and have scheduled a vote for Contempt of Congress. The scheduled vote has now prompted Holder to ask for a compromise and offer to release documents he has previously withheld.

Talks with Pakistan over the end of an embargo on supply routes through that nation have broken down over U.S. refusal to apologize for the deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers killed by an American airstrike.

After overcoming an attempted sandbagging by members of the Republican leadership, at about nine o’clock Tuesday night, the House of Representatives of Rhode Island overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling for the repeal of the indefinite detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012.

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