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Show of Force: Small CT Towns Use Tank-Like Vehicles to Fight Non-Violent Crime

Show of Force: Small CT Towns Use Tank-Like Vehicles to Fight Non-Violent Crime
The militarization of America's police force took center stage over the past week, as the protests over Michael Brown's death at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer sparked a brute force response. Here are a few cases of sleepy New England towns employing heavy artillery in the post-9/11 police force.
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Run, Paul, Run: Senator Offers Lame Excuse After Ditching DREAMer

Run, Paul, Run: Senator Offers Lame Excuse After Ditching DREAMer
Senator Rand Paul scurried away mid-hamburger bite when a DREAMer confronted him and Representative Steve King at a fundraiser. Paul lamely defended his escape on Fox News, saying there was just somewhere else he had to be. At that exact moment. While eating.
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Patriot Action: US Senators Udall, Wyden, Paul Push for Surveillance Reform

Patriot Action: US Senators Udall, Wyden, Paul Push for Surveillance Reform
For years, Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall was a lonely critic on Capitol Hill of anti-terror surveillance laws he said were ripe for abuse. He teamed with Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden to demand lawmakers redraft the Patriot Act to bolster civil-liberty protections. Those efforts got a boost in 2011 when Kentucky Republican Rand Paul joined them, and their small movement took off when NSA contractor Edward Snowden last year leaked vast digital evidence that the abuses the senators were warning against were a reality that had to be addressed.
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Rand Paul vs Miss USA Contestant on Bergdahl: Who Makes More Sense?

Rand Paul vs Miss USA Contestant on Bergdahl: Who Makes More Sense?
Both Rand Paul, speaking at a Texas Republican Party event, and Miss Louisiana, at the Miss USA competition, had something to say about Obama bringing home U.S. POW Bowe Bergdahl. Who made more sense? Let's find out...
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Rand Paul: There is No War on Women Because My Niece is Doing Great!

Rand Paul: There is No War on Women Because My Niece is Doing Great!
The Sunday morning news shows were eager to talk Mike Huckabee's "Uncle Sugar" comments and the War on Women. What better guest to have on than...Rand Paul? Rand Paul believes women are winning the war because his niece and his other female family members are doing quite well. Also, we should be worrying about the poor men.
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New Study: America's 'Exceptional' Economic Mobility Is Actually Just Exceptionally Bad

New Study: America's 'Exceptional' Economic Mobility Is Actually Just Exceptionally Bad
With more news of strikes in the fast food industry and concerns about low wages in other retail industries, economic inequality continues to emerge as a growing issue heading into 2014. According to results of a new study, there's good reason for concern: Among developed countries, only in Italy and the UK is there less economic mobility than in the U.S.
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Rand Paul's Neo-Confederate, Pro-Seccesionist, 'Southern Avenger' Aide

Rand Paul's Neo-Confederate, Pro-Seccesionist, 'Southern Avenger' Aide
Turns out Libertarian hero, Rand Paul, whose father Ron was often criticized for racist writings in his newsletter, seems to be a chip off the old block. One of his Congressional aides, Jack Hunter, has a history of neo-Confederate and pro-secessionist views and calls himself the "Southern Avenger."
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Paul for President: KY Senator Considers 2016 Bid

Paul for President: KY Senator Considers 2016 Bid
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Wednesday he is considering a presidential campaign in 2016. Paul is the son of former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a libertarian Republican who sought the presidency in 1988, 2008 and 2012.
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Rand Paul and the New Isolationism

Rand Paul and the New Isolationism
Rand Paul is a throwback to that old GOP mindset. He broadly argues for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan and a serious reduction in the American military presence abroad. He contends that isolationism should be a major feature of what he calls "the new GOP."
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Rand Paul: 'We Aren't Going to Deport' Millions of Illegal Immigrants

Rand Paul: 'We Aren't Going to Deport' Millions of Illegal Immigrants
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is endorsing a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants, a significant move for a favorite of tea party Republicans who are sometimes hostile to such an approach.
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