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Ron Paul Discusses Snowden Clemency Petition and Foreign Policy In Depth

It is a treat to hear a non-rushed interview of Dr. Ron Paul that allows him to lay out more fully the reasoning behind his views. Paul, the chairman and founder of RPI, had such an interview this week with the Voice of Russia. Over 15 minutes, Paul discusses his petition for clemency for Edward Snowden as well as United States foreign policy generally and regarding Ukraine, Iran, Egypt, and Syria in particular.
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Obama Promises 'Prudent Limits' on Drone Killings, Delivers Death by Unreliable Metadata

No wonder President Barack Obama has cloaked in secrecy his administration’s justifications for ordering “targeted killings,” including through the use of drones. Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald report in First Look’s "The Intercept" today that kill orders in the drones program are based on National Security Agency electronic surveillance analysis that is inherently misleading, easily foiled by targeted individuals, and necessarily causes the death and injury of unidentified, non-targeted people.

This shoddy kill order process is far from what people would reasonably think Obama was promising when he said in his January 28 State of the Union speech that, “I’ve imposed prudent limits on the use of drones.” In contrast to that promise, Scahill and Greenwald report a former drone operator’s conclusion that, “the drone program amounts to little more than death by unreliable metadata.”
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Targeted Killings and Obama’s Secret Legal Memoranda

Like the George W. Bush Administration before it that sought to use secret legal memoranda to legitimize heinous treatment of prisoners, the Obama Administration appears to be using questionable and secret legal memoranda in an attempt to justify expanded presidential powers, including the power to use drones for “targeted killings.”

Judge Andrew Napolitano, talking this week with host Megyn Kelly on Fox News, explains how the Obama administration is employing this tactic:
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Ron Paul: Rein In Obama or Suffer the Consequences

Speaking with host Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, RPI Chairman and Founder Ron Paul addresses President Barack Obama’s distressing emphasis in the State of the Union Speech on expanding presidential power and using executive orders to bypass the Congress. While Paul grants that presidents for a long time have chosen to “go around the Congress,” he explains that “nobody has been so blatant about this” as has Obama. “If we don’t take fair warning -- we the people as well as the Congress -- to rein in this president, then we’re going to suffer the consequences,” says Paul.
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Ron Paul: Obama NSA Reform Speech Is “Nonsense,” Public Can Defeat Politicians on Spying

RPI Chairman and Founder Ron Paul, interviewed this week on Fox Business, calls President Barack Obama’s mass spying reform speech “a lot of nonsense.” Paul proceeds to express that he is “hopeful and optimistic” that the American people, whose sentiment is shifting against of the mass spying program, will win against program defenders such as Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Mike Rogers, chairmen of the US Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees.
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Ron Paul: Congress’ Failure to Check Executive Branch Would Astound Founders

"I’m sure the Founders would be astounded," says RPI Chairman and Founder Ron Paul, "that this responsibility of the Congress to keep the executive branch in check was given up so easily."

Speaking with Charles Goyette on Friday during their weekly podcast, Paul explains that the subordination of the US Congress to the executive branch began largely in foreign policy where “it was always conceded that you have to have a strong president.” Paul describes the abandoning of power to the president in foreign policy as “contagious” to other policy areas. Paul also addresses motivations he witnessed in fellow Congress members that encouraged them to give up to the executive branch Congress’ authority under the US Constitution.
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Ron Paul on the “Total Failure” of US Intervention in Iraq

Speaking with Charles Goyette during their weekly podcast conversation on Friday, RPI Chairman and Founder Ron Paul details the “total failure” of the United States government’s decades-long intervention in Iraq.

Paul also addresses the George W. Bush Administration’s machinations to use the September 11, 2001 attacks as a “Pearl Harbor event” to justify the second invasion of Iraq, as well as the beating of “drums of war” in Congress to approve that 2003 invasion.
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Rep. Walter Jones: Declassify 9/11 Report and End Afghanistan War

Rep. Walter Jones, on the Alex Jones Show Thursday, discusses his resolution in the United States House of Representatives calling for making public the 28 classified pages of a congressional 9/11 report “so we can wake up America to who financed 9/11.” Rep. Jones, an RPI Advisory Board Member, also discusses his effort to end the US government’s spending and military action in Afghanistan immediately instead of keeping the US military in Afghanistan another ten or more years. Watch the interview here:
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