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Defending the American Dream in Washington D.C.

We’re looking forward to joining other activists and policy makers at Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s 5th annual Defending the American Dream Summit in Washington D.C. over the next days. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Foundation is committed to educating citizens about economic policy and a return of the federal government to its Constitutional limits. AFP Foundation’s Keep Reading…

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James Brown estate distribution nothing to ‘feel good’ about

We’ve posted several articles about the James Brown estate that are worthy of review.  The South Carolina Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday as former James Brown trustees Robert Buchanan of Aiken and Adele Pope of Newberry continue efforts asking the court to reverse a 2008 agreement in which former S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster authorized  Keep Reading…

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Blog asks ‘Will Governor Bredesen’s legacy be defined by Judge Randy Kennedy?’ (TN)

Interesting post at Impeachrandykennedy’s Blog in which Danny Tate reminds that “all politics is local” as he describes a chance encounter with former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen (D) – the official who appointed Nashville’s Randy Kennedy to the bench of the 7th Circuit Court, the venue in which Davidson County’s probate cases are heard. We Keep Reading…

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Civil asset forfeitures continue as disturbing national trend

We’ve written before about the growing use of civil asset forfeitures – a means by which government confiscates private property.  From local governments to the feds, it’s happening in numerous jurisdictions across the U.S. In Motel Is Latest Stopover in Federal Forfeiture Battle, The Wall Street Journal discussed one Massachusetts motel owner’s struggle to keep Keep Reading…

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AP Enterprise: Brown estate was saddled by debt

(AP)  COLUMBIA, S.C. — James Brown’s charitable trust had withered to just $14,000 and his estate was saddled with more than $20 million in debt before a professional money manager was able to turn it around, an attorney told The Associated Press. Under a complex 2009 settlement, the manager took control of Brown’s assets from Keep Reading…

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