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How the Proposed ‘Assembly of the States’ Differs from an Article V Convention of the States

The proposed Assembly of the States can begin any time a single state legislature decides to act as host. A May 2016 start date is entirely reasonable, as most of the 50 state legislatures will convene in January 2016, which gives plenty of time for them to act, if they are so inclined. And the recommendations from the Assembly of the States could be put into effect immediately by the states.

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Call for an ‘Assembly of the States’ in May 2016

We are, after all, the United States of America, not the United Federal Government of America. The Assembly of the States would convene irrespective of the number of state legislatures that choose to send a delegation. Should all 50 states choose to send a delegation, a total of 250 delegates would be present. Should just the host state’s delegates attend, a total of only 5 delegates will be present.

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Time for the States to Declare Independence From the Federal Government

One hundred and fifty years after the end of the Civil War, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are two Americas—one where the principles of constitutionally limited government and individual liberty are still revered, the other where statism and the trampling of individual rights are on the rise. Widespread resistance at the state level, however, will require two elements: strong governors and strong state legislatures willing to vigorously assert their 10th amendment rights.

Hillary Clinton Campigns In Iowa, Meeting With Small Business Owners

Sen. Grassley Demands DOJ Answers About Hillary’s ‘Clinton Cash’ Uranium Transfer to Russia

Grassley sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, asking her to answer several questions about the deal that was approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) an interagency panel on which representatives of the Department of Treasury, the Department of State, the Department of Justice and six other cabinet departments or agencies sit.

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FBI Launches Investigation of Possible Corruption and Drug Trafficking at Clinton Correctional Facility

One source familiar with the investigation into the escape of the two convicts from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York tells Breitbart News “they are investigating a drug trade inside the prison that is being operated by the prisoners and the correctional officers.” Another source familiar with the investigation tells Breitbart News the arrests of Joyce Mitchell and Gene Palmer are just “the tip of the iceberg.”

Police stand over David Sweat after he was shot and captured near the Canadian border Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Constable, N.Y.. AP Photo

Hero Cop Single-Handedly Took Down Escaped Convict

Cook, a 21-year law enforcement veteran, was on patrol by himself Sunday about 3 pm eastern about 5 miles north of the 22-square mile search area where as many as 1,000 fellow officers were looking for Sweat, when he spotted a man dressed in camouflage clothing jogging on Coveytown Road in the Town of Constable, just 2 miles north of the Village of Malone, New York.

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Citizens United’s Bossie Says Trump’s Second Place Showing in New Fox Poll Shows GOP Conservative Base ‘Desperately Looking for Leadership’

“I think these polls, whether at the national or state level are showing that the conservative movement that makes up the Republican party voter base is desperately looking for leadership. They are desperately looking for the anti-politician, anti-Washington candidate, someone who is going to come in and be a leader,” Bossie tells Breitbart News.

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Emails Confirm Gruber and Orszag Schemed to Sell Obamacare With Economic Modeling Propaganda

When Orszag was named head of the OMB in January 2009, several of Gruber’s Phd. students were left behind at CBO to run its scoring model. Orszag himself moved quickly to make sure that Gruber won a $400,000 no-bid economic modeling contract in March 2009 with the Department of Health and Human Services. Gruber’s job was to create a model that mimicked and predicted the results of the CBO model he himself had designed.

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John Kasich Preps Presidential Run: ‘Amateur Hour Is Over’

The 63-year old former Congressman and former Fox News contributor is clearly popular with the voters in his home state, where he won re-election to a second term handily in November, defeating his Democratic opponent by a 64 percent to 33 percent margin. But as the polls stand now, he does not even make the top ten hurdle his former employers at Fox News have set to even be allowed on the stage in the first televised Republican Presidential candidate debate it will host in August.

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