Monday Morning News Roundup 12-31-2012
December 31, 2012 by Sam Rolley
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.
- Today, lawmakers have their final chance to avert the fiscal cliff.
- Civil rights campaigners voiced dismay on Friday over the Senate’s re-authorization of the government’s warrantless surveillance program and the defeat of two amendments that would have provided for basic oversight of the eavesdropping.
- President Barack Obama on Sunday said he would make gun control a priority in his new term, pledging to put his “full weight” behind passing new restrictions on firearms in 2013.
- The OPEC oil cartel, led by Saudi Arabia, will pocket a record of more than $1 trillion in net oil revenues in 2012 as the annual average price for Brent, the benchmark, heads to an all-time high in spite of weak economic growth.
- World shares were steady on Monday, but set to end the year up 13 percent, as U.S. politicians prepared for last-minute talks to avoid a fiscal crunch of spending cuts and tax hikes that could drag down the world economy in 2013.
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