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‘NRA’ draws louder cheers than ‘Christian values’ at Perry’s Liberty University event

Rev. Jerry Falwell may have founded Liberty University, but students there seemed more interested in firearms than Christ during a Wednesday event featuring Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry. Mention of the National Rifle Association (NRA) drew noticeably louder cheers than did the notion of “Christian values,” which only prompted a…

Perry touts endorsement of pastor who called Statue of Liberty ‘demonic’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), who is flirting with a presidential bid, has issued a “call to prayer” for a nation in “historic crisis” due to what he claims is a lack of humility before the Christian deity. To facilitate this, Perry has announced plans to convene a meeting of…

GOP candidate Gary Johnson blasts Family Leader pledge

Republican presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson said that a pledge created by The Family Leader, a conservative, Iowa-based Christian group was “offensive to the principles of liberty and freedom on which this country was founded.” Two other Republican presidential candidates, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and Rick…

Ron Paul jokes: ‘I don’t want to use heroin’ so I need drug laws

Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who are both libertarian-leaning Republicans, defended drug legalization during the Fox News presidential debate on Thursday night. When questioned about why social conservatives should support him, Paul said they should vote for him because his defense of liberty includes…

Pro-pot, anti-war Republican Gary Johnson running for president

Former Gov. Gary Johnson (R-NM) announced Thursday morning that he’s running for president in 2012, adding a fresh libertarian perspective to a field of candidates touting their social conservative credentials. The ex-governor is perhaps best known in recent years as an outspoken opponent of the drug war who believes marijuana…

Uncovered: Fox News deceptively used old CPAC footage to smear Ron Paul

Update: Fox News claims airing deceptive footage was just a ‘mistake’ Fox News’ Senior Vice President of News Michael Clemente told Mediate that the network simply made a “mistake” when it aired old footage of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) being booed. “We made a mistake with some of the video…

Congressman Ron Paul booted from conservative group for anti-war views

The conservative group Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) announced Saturday that Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) would be expelled from the group’s National Advisory Board because of his “delusional and disturbing alliance with the fringe Anti-War movement.” “It is a sad day in American history when a one-time conservative-libertarian stalwart has…

Kucinich challenges tea party to stand up for civil liberties

WASHINGTON – The House is set to take up a measure this week renewing key provisions of the PATRIOT Act that expire Feb. 28. Liberal Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) issued a challenge to tea party supporters and lawmakers in the new Congress: time to show you’re serious about liberty. “The…

Supreme Court justice’s wife brands self ‘ambassador to tea party movement’

Fresh off a recent controversy about his potential conflicts of interest in the Citizens United decision, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas faced new questions this week about his judicial impartiality. This time, legal ethicists raised questions about the lobby group launched recently by Thomas’ wife, Virginia. Critics say Virginia Thomas’…

Group probes TSA’s ‘manipulation’ of opt-out protests

The public interest group Liberty Guard filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Transportation Security Administration Monday to determine why many airport imaging scanners were reportedly shut down and roped off on November 24th, the day of a planned “opt out protest.” “We’d like to think that the…

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