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Jun 01, 2015

Dawn is Coming

I join with my colleagues in Congress, the half-million Iranian expatriates in the United States, the American people, and freedom-loving people around the world in sending best wishes to the International Convention in Paris of all the groups that a...

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Tom McClintock
May 29, 2015

NSA surveillance reform bill is a sham that violates our privacy

Column by Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Tom McClintock Just like the infamous Patriot Act before it, the so-called USA Freedom Act would continue the unprecedented warrantless searches of Americans’ personal records in direct defiance of the Fourth Amen...

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Tom McClintock
May 21, 2015

The Real Problem with Iran Negotiations

Any agreement with Iran’s leaders is meaningless, because their word is meaningless. Iran’s government is a notoriously untrustworthy rogue state that has made it unmistakably clear that it intends to acquire nuclear weapons and once acquired, to us...

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Tom McClintock
May 19, 2015

The Real Problem

A large and respected Iranian expatriate community has settled in California, and it has been my privilege to get to know some of them in recent years. They are part of an international Diaspora of five million people who fled Iran after it fell to ...

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Tom McClintock
May 15, 2015

Amtrak is on the Wrong Track

Every year, as Amtrak’s operating losses have mounted, Congress has dutifully shoveled more money at it; every year, its Congressional supporters have promised reforms to bring these losses under control; and every year these promises have fallen fla...

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Tom McClintock
May 13, 2015

Trade Means Freedom and Prosperity

Trade means prosperity. More markets for American products means more jobs and higher wages for American workers. More products entering our economy means more consumer choices and lower prices....

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Tom McClintock
Apr 23, 2015

Hearing on Wildfire Prevention

The Sub-committee on Federal Lands meets today to examine the government’s management of our forests and the effect its policies have had on both the health of our forests and the safety of our communities....

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Tom McClintock
Apr 20, 2015

Tea Party Unite

Six years ago, the Tea Party formed. As Lincoln once said of Republicans, “We did so in response to a common danger, with every external circumstance against us. Of strange, discordant, and even hostile elements, we gathered from the four winds and...

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Tom McClintock
Apr 11, 2015

Nevada County Republican Central Committee Dinner

Think about it this way: the closer we get to the people, the better we do. Today Republicans hold 54 percent of the Senate, 58 percent of the House, 64 percent of the governors and 70 percent of the state legislatures. The same is true even in ...

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Tom McClintock
Apr 09, 2015

Courage Worldwide

Years ago, I worked for the legendary chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Ed Davis. He once told me his philosophy of law enforcement, and it came down to this. He said, “It is not the responsibility of the police department to enforce t...

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Tom McClintock