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Venezuela: An 'Extraordinary Threat'?

President Obama recently issued an executive order declaring Venezuela an "extraordinary" threat to the United States. Both he and his officials knew this was not true, but the determination had to be made so that he could impose sanctions on the country. At almost the same time, the president attended an historic face-to-face meeting with Cuban leader Raul Castro. This is one (positive) step toward normalizing relations with the island. Why the schizophrenia? Meanwhile, recently-declared presidential candidate Marco Rubio pretends to bring fresh new ideas and policies to the race while demanding that the 50 year fruitless embargo of Cuba remain in place.
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What Was US Defense Secretary Doing in Japan?

The Obama Administration's "pivot to Asia" seems to only have a military component. Unfortunately it is not a pivot toward more trade or more peaceful exchanges. This past week US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter went to Tokyo to celebrate a shift in Japan's defense policy that would allow them to engage militarily should their friends and allies come under attack. It is a slippery slope toward involvement in Washington's regime change operations worldwide. What Carter did not count on, however, was that the opposition to the 70 year US occupation of Okinawa to take center stage. Ron Paul takes on this Asian pivot in his latest Liberty Report...
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Does The Government Make Us Safe?

The police brutality evident in the recent shooting of the unarmed Walter Scott is a symptom of a bigger problem, which is blind trust that the government exists to make us safer. After 9/11, Americans were told they must give up their liberty at home and endorse endless wars abroad in order for the government to save them from terrorism. But instead of safety Americans have gotten in return a government that is increasingly brutal toward them and increasingly sees them as the enemy. Watch the Ron Paul Liberty Report for more on this disturbing phenomenon...
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More Weapons for the Yemen War

Washington announced this week that it is getting much more involved in the Saudi bombing of Yemen. The Saudis want to re-install ousted Yemeni president Hadi, who himself had taken power in a coup. US Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced yesterday that the US would be expediting its shipments of bombs to Saudi Arabia where they would be used to blow up more of that country's citizens and infrastructure. Meanwhile Iran has sent a couple of naval vessels to the increasingly volatile area. Can anyone say why exactly the US is rapidly becoming involved in yet another war in the Middle East? Tune in to the Ron Paul Liberty Report for more...
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Yemen: The Stage is Set

As the US-backed Saudi attack on neighboring Yemen continues to expand, the biggest question is why and to what purpose? Is one of the least democratic countries on earth, Saudi Arabia, claiming to restore democracy in Yemen, where the president was elected with 99 percent of the vote? "Well there are dictators and there are dictators," says Ron Paul as his Liberty Report takes a look at the incredibly dangerous situation in Yemen...
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Ron Paul: Why Can't the US Let Go of Iranian Sanctions?

With the P5+1 talks extending beyond the March 31st deadline, it appears the main impediment to a deal is the refusal to lift sanctions on Iran even if Iran begins implementing its part of the agreement. Some on the other side are holding out for a delay of up to several years before Iran sees substantial sanctions relief. What are the origins of the sanctions on Iran? The 1979 revolution that overthrew a dictator. Unfortunately for Iran, it was the US's dictator so instead of praise they got sanctions. Ron Paul takes a look at the very important Iran discussions and gives his take on what to expect...
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Ron Paul: Is Indiana Law a Good Answer?

Looking to define "rights" has pitted those who seek special rights for sexual and other minorities against those who seek them for those of certain religious persuasions. Legislation forcing politically correct outcomes and that carve out special exemptions for matters of religious beliefs both miss the real point, says Ron Paul in his latest Liberty Report...
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Ron Paul: Is Yemen the Next Big War?

According to Washington, al-Qaeda and ISIS are the biggest danger facing the US. But in Yemen, the US has backed Saudi Arabia's bombing of the Houthis, who are bitterly opposed to al-Qaeda and ISIS? The neocons are all behind the bombing because they are dedicated to giving Iran a black eye in the hopes that any Iranian response will finally scuttle any nuclear deal with the country.
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Ron Paul: Another Letter on Iran? House Sends Message to President...

Some 367 Members of the US House of Representatives sent a letter to President Obama warning him that the talks with Iran must "constrain Iran's nuclear infrastructure" so that Iran has no "pathway to a bomb." In his Liberty Report, Ron Paul argues that although Congress has the Constitutional right to communicate with the president on such issues, the House greatly errs in attempting to scuttle the P5+1 talks.
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Ron Paul on the 'Green Light for American Empire'

RPI Chairman discusses his new essay on United States' 25 year war in the Middle East, starting with the green light US Ambassador April Glaspie gave Saddam Hussein to invade Kuwait, then the first US attack on Iraq in 1990, and up to today with the war in ISIS in Iraq and Syria...
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