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Hey Mitt Romney: Autocracy, Corruption, and Brutality Are Hallmarks of US World Leadership

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee who will be sworn in as a United States Senate member from Utah on Thursday, wrote a Tuesday Washington Post editorial very critical of President Donald Trump. Romney warns in his anti-Trump torrent, “The alternative to US world leadership offered by China and Russia is autocratic, corrupt and brutal."
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President Trump’s Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Says Do Not Prosecute Julian Assange

President Donald Trump would do well to listen to Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s Russiagate investigation lawyers, concerning the propriety of prosecuting Julian Assange of WikiLeaks who has lived in the Ecuador embassy in London since 2012 to avoid extradition to the United States. Interviewed Sunday at the Fox News show Fox & Friends, Giuliani made it clear that he believes Assange should not be prosecuted for the publishing of US government information. Assange took part in First Amendment-protected activity, Giuliani explains, as did the New York Times and the Washington Post decades earlier when they published the US government’s Pentagon Papers containing many revelations about US activities related to the Vietnam War.
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Leaving Syria: Will Trump Hold Fast?

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) emerged from lunch with President Trump yesterday claiming that the president has agreed with him to scuttle an immediate withdrawal of all US troops from Syria. Is this another case of neocons playing fast and loose with facts? President Trump is yet to confirm that he's backed off of his plan and recent polling shows that a majority of Americans support a troop pullout. Will Trump hold up against the neocon and #Resistance barrage? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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Flashback: Whistleblowers Panel at Ron Paul Institute Conference 2017

Never before on YouTube, the 2017 Ron Paul Institute Washington conference featured an unprecedented group of US government whistleblowers, describing their cases, what led them to blow the whistle, and the consequences they faced for upholding their oath to the Constitution. Featured are Peter Van Buren, Thomas Drake, John Kiriakou, Jesselyn Radack, and Philip Giraldi. These are the kinds of great events your tax deductible donation to the Ron Paul Institute helps organize!
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Trump Selects Former Boeing Executive to Replace Former General Dynamics Board Member as Defense Secretary

The military-industrial complex revolving door keeps revolving. Sunday morning, President Donald Trump announced in a Twitter post that he plans to replace outgoing Secretary of Defense James Mattis, temporarily at least, with current Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan. Shanahan will assume the job on January 1 — two months before the departure date Mattis had proposed. Before taking on their current government jobs, Mattis and Shanahan worked for two of the largest military contractors — Mattis as a General Dynamics board of directors member and Shanahan as a Boeing senior vice president.
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Ron Paul: ‘Very Good’ that President Trump is Pulling Troops out of Syria

In a new interview at RT, Ron Paul, who ran for United States president three times with a pro-peace platform, commended as “very good” President Donald Trump’s decision announced on Wednesday to remove US troops from Syria. Paul further notes that the US government’s intervention in Syria has lacked “a moral or a constitutional justification.”
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Ron Paul Takes On the US Foreign Policy of Interventionism

Jesse Ventura dedicated the second half of the latest episode of his RT show The World According to Jesse to a foreign policy discussion with prominent libertarian communicator Ron Paul. Ventura and Paul’s discussion is focused on Paul’s criticisms of the United States government’s commitment to intervention overseas, as well as the potential benefits of instead pursuing a noninterventionist foreign policy.
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