Democrats Should Nominate Martin O’Malley for President

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In the Democrat primary race to be the party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton currently leads every poll, both nationally and in state-wide polls. However, there is another candidate who I believe would be a better fit for the Democrat Party. His name is Martin O’Malley, the former governor of my home state of Maryland.

Since Elizabeth Warren has declined to run for President, O’Malley is gaining traction as a formidable challenger. He has been aggressive in campaigning in the early states, meeting early and often with donors and local leaders. With all of Clinton’s baggage, not to mention the daily barrage of new scandals, Democrat leaders are nervously looking for alternatives.

I believe Democrats must coalesce behind Martin O’Malley. Perhaps even more-so than Hillary Clinton, O’Malley epitomizes the heart of the Democrat Party.

Today O’Malley announced his campaign from Baltimore where he was mayor from 1999 to 2006. With an…

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Answering Concerns about a Convention of States

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As many of our readers know, Red Millennial has endorsed Convention of States Project as the only solution big enough to confront the problem of federal overreach. RM’s Chief Policy analyst Seth Connell has written in favor of the Article V process but recently expressed his concerns.

Like Seth, I too had questions about the process. In fact some of its most ardent advocates, including Mark Levin, were once skeptical of an Article V convention. With Seth’s permission, I’ve penned a brief set of answers to his questions, considering the safeguards against the scenarios he proposes.

Do we really want a Leftist like George Soros supporting the movement?

Leftist billionaire George Soros and his Wolf PAC have indeed supported an Article V convention of states, but a different kind than the one Convention of States Project proposes. Wolf PAC’s resolution seeks to overturn Citizens United, but it would not…

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Alabama Becomes Fourth State to Call for Convention of States to Check Federal Overreach

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Today the Alabama Senate passed a resolution calling for an Article V Convention of States, making it the fourth state to apply for a convention of this kind.

The resolution, which was adopted by a voice vote, calls for a convention“for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for officials of the federal government.”

The resolution was previously passed by the Alabama House last month. After passage in the Senate, it was sent back to the House for an amendment to fix a language error. That measure passed 92-7.

Alabama State Rep. Ken Johnson was the primary sponsor of this legislation. In regards to the resolution, Johnson said, “Our founding fathers provided us with the ability to change the U.S. Constitution when circumstances require, and now is…

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Does the USA Freedom Act Really Stop the NSA from Spying on You?

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During Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster of the Patriot Act over its surveillance programs, both Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee took to the Senate floor to support Paul. However, Cruz and Lee spoke in favor of the USA Freedom Act while Paul said that bill would need significant reforms to satisfy him.

Advocates of the Freedom Act claim it will reform the NSA’s spying on Americans, but security experts and a growing number of congressmen say that it won’t change much of anything. The bill is putting some of Congress’s most ardent defenders of liberty, including a few presidential candidates, at odds.

“What no one wants to say out loud is that (the USA Freedom Act) is a big win for the NSA, and a huge nothing burger for the privacy community,” said a former senior intelligence official. Some officials think that the Freedom Act opens the door for the NSA to…

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BREAKING: Rand Paul Takes Senate Floor to Filibuster NSA Spying

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Sen. Rand Paul is currently speaking on the Senate floor against the bulk data collection employed by the National Security Agency.

“Are you really willing to give up your liberty for a little security?” Paul asked from the Senate floor.

The NSA claims it has the authority to collect information on innocent Americans under Section 215 of the Patriot Act. Paul began his filibuster at approximately 1:18 p.m.

C-SPAN 2 is broadcasting Paul’s filibuster live.

Last week a federal court ruled that the NSA’s spying programs are unlawful, but nothing has changed.

The House of Representatives recently passed the USA Freedom Act, which claims to reform the NSA’s spying programs under the assumption that the Patriot Act is reauthorized. However, prominent advocates of civil liberties like Rep. Justin Amash say…

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Texas House Calls for a Convention of States to Deal with Government Overreach

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The Texas House has approved a resolution applying for a convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, making it the eleventh legislative chamber to pass this resolution in 2015.

The resolution, which was adopted with 80 members voting in favor and 62 against, calls for a convention “for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for officials of the federal government.”

Many state legislators view this is as a necessary step to restoring federalism in America.

Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, states can call a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution if two-thirds of the states (34) pass…

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Louisiana House Joins Convention of States Groundswell

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The Louisiana House has approved a resolution applying for a convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, making it the tenth legislative house to pass this resolution in 2015.

The resolution, which was adopted with 60 members voting in favor and 38 against, calls for a convention “for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for officials of the federal government.”

Louisiana state Rep. Ray Garofalo was the primary sponsor of the bill. In a statement he said, “Washington DC is out of control, and we all know it. I’ve spoken with legislators from many states of both parties and…

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