North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a VICE media employee, three Harlem Globe trotters and Dennis Rodman—no, this isn’t the beginning of a walk into a bar” joke—got together Thursday to tape a made-for-TV basketball exhibition in the Hermit Kingdom for an upcoming HBO show.
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Veteran journalist Bob Woodward, half of The Washington Post’s famous Watergate team, says he received a threatening email from a senior White House aide. In his “Behind […]
VATICAN CITY, (UPI) — Benedict XVI officially resigned as pope Thursday evening, leaving the Roman Catholic Church without a pontiff for the time being. The moment was marked at Castel […]
CHICAGO, (UPI) — An Illinois man who put a noose around the neck of an African-American teenager has been ordered to write an essay about lynching, officials say. Matthew Hermann, […]
Protestors took to cities throughout the Nation Wednesday to denounce “Stand Your Ground” laws as they marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.
CHICAGO, (UPI) — Chicago Public Schools is considering a proposal that would begin teaching sex education in kindergarten, the district said. The district’s proposal follows “national sexuality education standards” and […]
CARSON CITY, Nev., (UPI) — Recluse Walter Samaszko Jr.’s gold coins, found after his death, brought in more than $3.5 million in a Carson City, Nev., auction. About half the […]
NAPIERVILLE, Ill., (UPI) — A Shorewood, Ill., man was sentenced to court supervision and community service for crashing his car while driving drunk at 142 mph. Dean Suominen, 37, avoided […]
OAK BROOK, Ill., (UPI) — An Illinois Tooth Fairy poll spokesman said the increased amount given children for lost baby teeth augurs good news for the U.S. economy. The Original […]
GETTYSBURG, Pa., (UPI) — The artist who created a statue of Abraham Lincoln to be erected in Gettysburg, Pa., said he will return annually for the statue’s maintenance. Salt Lake […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Two polls indicate Americans are leaning slightly toward the idea that the sequestration budget cuts would be a bad thing and Congress should act to avoid them. […]
TRENTON, N.J., (UPI) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Tuesday allowing state gambling houses to offer betting on online slot machines and table games. The New Jersey Assembly […]
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.
As the overhyped sequester approaches, the President and Congress are discussing (in public if not with each other) ways to avoid it by reducing government spending and/or raising taxes. During these discussions, they should all keep in mind the words of Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Marquis de Lafayette:
“[A] rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive.”
Mitt Romney was the perfect man to save America. Then Jimmy Carter’s grandson released the tape where Romney discussed “the 47 percent” of Americans who want government to give them checks and will vote for the politician who keeps the checks coming. Romney’s campaign unraveled.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is fond of claiming that U.S. border security is “better than ever.” However, a new Government Accountability Office report that details how DHS quantifies how well the borders are guarded tells a different story.
If you want something done right, do it yourself. That DIY maxim is apparently fueling some Oakland, Calif., civilians’ community-minded vigilantism. Reportedly, crime has become so commonplace that residents have written off the cops and instead begun patrolling the streets and posting “wanted” signs for bad guys.
I knew the so-called “sequester” house of cards would ultimately collapse. The sequester was never more than a pittance, an empty symbolic gesture by the Washington political elite made solely for the purpose of calming the low-information masses who quiver with fear until their masters pat their heads.
Even while they are still medical school students and residents, future healthcare providers are already commonly given meals, gifts and industry-sponsored educational materials by pharmaceutical sales representatives.
In rural Texas, paramedics could soon be allowed to carry firearms for on-the-job protection, if a bill introduced this year by Representative Ken King (R-Canadian) succeeds before the State Legislature.
Chuck Hagel was sworn in Wednesday as the defense secretary after overcoming strong opposition from hawkish Republicans due to past statements about U.S. relations with Israel and Iran.
What would it take for you to take your guns up to the local police station and turn them in? A $100 gift card? Some free gasoline?
CHICAGO (UPI) – Six of 10 U.S. workers age 60 or older would look for a new job once they retired from their current job, a nationwide survey found. In […]