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The Secret Trump Dossier -- What Does It Mean?

The strange UK "former" spy-produced report on information the Russians may have to compromise President-elect Donald Trump has been widely denounced and the website that released it in its entirety, BuzzFeed, criticized for irresponsibility. However, Buzzfeed has actually done us a service by letting us look at the cockamamie report in its entirety rather than filtered through biased media sources. So says RPI Director Daniel McAdams in this RT panel discussion...
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‘Surreal Echo Chamber’ - Challenging the 'Russia Hacked US Elections' Narrative

Did the Russians hack the US elections? In a Senate hearing yesterday, National Intelligence Director James Clapper assured the Senators that Russia had indeed taken a role in affecting the outcome of the US election. The proof was not supplied, however, and Clapper's credibility as a witness is tainted by his admitted previous lie before Congress. RPI Director Daniel McAdams joins a panel on RT to discuss the Russia hacking claims, the credibility of the US mainstream media, and more in this heated debate...
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Will Obama be Named Russian Agent for Saying US Elections Reflect Will of American Voters?

The US House passed the Intelligence Authorization Bill for 2017 earlier this week, with a provision requiring the White House to establish a special task force to counter what it deemed to be Russian "active measures" to undermine the US political system. Though there has yet to be a single piece of evidence offered that Russia has actually interfered in the elections, US propaganda put out by special interests and amplified by the mainstream media has convinced many Americans that something is afoot. RPI Director Daniel McAdams joins RT to discuss the Intelligence Authorization bill and the counter-Russia measures it contains...
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Ron Paul: ‘Fake News Comes From our Own Government’

The mainstream media and politicians peddling the line that there is a network of "fake news" sites spreading Russian disinformation and propaganda is just scapegoating to divert attention from the far worse job they have done objectively reporting the truth, Ron Paul told RT yesterday.
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RPI's Daniel McAdams on the Washington Post 'Fake News' Attack Piece

With its status as the Beltway newspaper of record, with its budget of some half a billion dollars, with its 750 or so employees, what a surprise that the Washington Post feels threatened by a tiny truth-telling think tank like the Ron Paul Institute. But obviously they do feel threatened. So threatened, in fact, that they recently published an article claiming that the Ron Paul Institute -- along with such notable company as the Drudge Report, Counterpunch, ZeroHedge, LewRockwell.com and others -- is part of a grand Russian conspiracy to publish "fake news" to undermine the Hillary Clinton campaign and, presumably, as in Dr. Strangelove, pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of Americans. RPI's Daniel McAdams joined another blacklisted "fake news" site, RT, to discuss the WaPo report...
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DOJ Drops Charges Against Arms Dealer - Why?

Why did the Justice Department suddenly drop charges against arms dealer Marc Turi, who said he was shipping weapons to "rebels" in Libya via other US allies in the Gulf? The government said he broke the arms control export laws, Turi insisted he was acting on instructions from the State Department and US intelligence agencies. Did the government fear that the discovery phase of the trial would expose the secret US plan to arm what turned out to be radical jihadists in Libya? RPI's Daniel McAdams comments on this RT segment about the case...
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Russia-US relations: Increased Tensions

A confrontation between Russia and the US over Syria seems all but inevitable after the end of a ceasefire early this month, a US attack on Syrian forces, an attack on a humanitarian aid convoy, and a renewed push by the Syrian army to re-take eastern Aleppo from al-Nusra Front troops. In the waning days of the Obama Administration, with forces beyond the president's control force a military exchange with Russia over the failed US regime-chance policy for Syria? RPI Director Daniel McAdams appears on RT's Crosstalk program to discuss...
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Trump: Siberian Candidate?

Has Vladimir Putin taken over the US electoral process? That has been the media mantra over the past 24 hours or so, since a Wikileaks data dump revealed a deeply flawed presidential selection in the Democratic Party. Rather than address how Democratic National Committee employees colluded with the media to push their preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton, the Democrats and the media have claimed that the whole release was engineered by Russian president Vladimir Putin. They claim Putin is seeking to get Trump elected. RPI Executive Director Daniel McAdams appears on RT's flagship political debate program Crosstalk to discuss...
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New From RPI: A Tipping Point for Liberty

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Ron Paul Institute Senior Fellow Adam Dick’s new book A Tipping Point for Liberty: Exposing and Defeating Leviathan Government was published this week. Dick’s new book frankly explores the battle between overbearing government, both at home and abroad, and individuals’ aspirations for liberty. In A Tipping Point for Liberty, Dick describes in detail the dangers from leviathan government and presents reasons for optimism.

Before joining RPI, Dick worked in the United States House of Representatives office of Rep. Ron Paul for nearly ten years. There, Dick concentrated on matters including the drug war, free speech, and gun rights that are focuses of A Tipping Point for Liberty. Dick’s book, drawn from his hundreds of RPI articles, explores in detail several other aspects of the modern America as well, including militarism, police misconduct, and mass surveillance.

Dick, whose experience includes managing one of the most successful Libertarian Party governor campaigns, also delivers in A Tipping Point for Liberty well-informed insights on libertarianism and Paul’s unique place in the liberty movement.
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State Department Follies

After President Obama swore no fewer than eight times that he would not put boots on the ground in Syria and then did so, his State Department spokesman swore that he never said that he would not put boots on the ground. Why have US government press briefings turned into information-free propaganda barrages? Why does the government insist on lying to us so openly, as if we are idiots? RPI's Daniel McAdams is on RT's Crosstalk to discuss the sorry state of government/media relations in the US...
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