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Ron Paul to launch presidential exploratory committee

Republican Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) will officially announce the launch of his presidential exploratory committee on Tuesday. David Weigel of Slate confirmed that the libertarian-leaning congressman will launch his third presidential bid in Des Moines, Iowa. The congressman appears to be prepping for the launch of his presidential exploratory committee…

Congressman Ron Paul raises $3 million in 2011

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) has raised nearly $3 million dollars during the first quarter of 2011 through his Political Action Committee and nonprofit organization. POLITICO reported the self-described libertarian congressman raised $1 million through LibertyPAC and $2 million through his nonprofit, Campaign for Liberty. The funds from his nonprofit cannot…

Progressive groups raise $200,000 in hours after WI vote, will target vulnerable GOP lawmakers

The liberal groups Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy For America raised $200,000 since Wednesday night’s anti-union vote in Wisconsin and intends to use the money to target vulnerable lawmakers in the state. A joint campaign by the groups at WarOnWorkingFamilies.com witnessed a dramatic surge in fundraising after Wisconsin Republicans…

Colorado Dem: ‘A lot’ of lawmakers want drug law reforms

Support for legalizing marijuana at the federal level is steadily increasing in Congress, according to a Democratic representative from Colorado. “I find that a lot of members of Congress privately agree that we need to change our drug policy, they’re just still too timid or scared to come public with…

Exclusive: Business groups poised to turn judges into ‘politicians in robes’

Illinois is ground zero for new tactic underwritten by Chamber of Commerce, manufacturing lobby Campaign donations to members of Congress from secret donors and foreign investors are grabbing headlines this election season. But in a new twist in judicial elections this year, business groups are targeting judges over single-issue rulings…

Group offers $10,000 to disprove ‘marijuana is safer than alcohol’ claim

The Safer Texas Campaign is offering $10,000 to anyone in Texas who can prove that three statements claiming marijuana is safer than alcohol are incorrect. The three statements are: 1. Alcohol is significantly more toxic than marijuana, making death by overdose far more likely with alcohol 2. The health effects…

Democrats cry foul over NY Times report about party’s ‘brutal triage’

Democrats are taking issue with a New York Times story Sunday asserting that the party’s elections arm is planning a “brutal triage” against some of its endangered incumbents in a desperate attempt to retain the House. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, was sourced…

‘The Hammer belongs in the slammer,’ watchdog reacts to DeLay decision

Former GOP congressional leader/Dancing with the Stars contestant slams media for premature “dance on [his] grave” “The Justice Department has ended its six-year criminal probe of the ties between former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and disgraced ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff without filing any criminal charges against the former congressman,” the…

Dem site Chickens for Checkups mocks Lowden’s barter-system health care proposal

Democrats have seized upon a proposal from the GOP challenger to Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that bartering with doctors for treatment could help solve the health care crisis.…

Cornyn: Effect of Supreme Court campaign finance ruling ‘overstated’

Sen. John Cornyn wants everyone to calm down about a Supreme Court decision that would allow corporations to pour an unlimited amount of cash into campaign advertisements. Cornyn believes the effect of the decision has been “overstated.” “I think [the impact has] been overstated,” Cornyn (R-TX) told Fox News’ Chris…

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