SEATTLE (UPI) — A former contract postal employee in Washington state buried tens of thousands of pieces of mail on his property, investigators say. Richard Farrell was fired in 2010 […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will cost taxpayers between $4 trillion and $6 trillion, a study by a Harvard researcher said. In a study released […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Marco Rubio and James Inhofe joined three other U.S. Senate Republicans threatening to filibuster Democrats’ gun legislation as violating the Second Amendment. The Florida and Oklahoma Republicans, […]
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.
Two recent Senate votes on Obamacare demonstrated incredible hypocrisy. First, Congressional Republicans declared their unwavering opposition to the badly misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Then they voted to fund it for the rest of the year.
A new study out from George Mason University’s Mercatus Center illustrates a clear trend of American migration from less-free liberal States to those with a more conservative Constitutional mindset. The institution’s “Freedom of the 50 States” report measured variables of economic and personal freedom throughout the Nation, taking a look at tax rates, government spending and debt, regulatory burdens, and State laws covering land use, union organizing, gun control and education choice.
A new privately backed initiative in Tucson, Ariz., is taking the fight over residents’ powers of self-defense straight to the people, establishing a program whereby law-abiding citizens can get a free shotgun to help protect themselves and deter would-be assailants and thieves.
If pot smokers in Colorado and Washington thought legalization of marijuana in their States would get the man off their backs, they have another think coming. The taxman could soon be sniffing them out.
The House Judiciary Committee is set to present Congress with a new draft of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984 next month, offering up a slew of expansions to a set of laws already derided by freedom watchers for its sweeping powers — and punishments — over nebulous computer “crimes” with arbitrary definitions.
There has been much hullabaloo over Senate Democrats’ gun control proposal, expected to be brought to the floor of the legislative body next month by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), but less is known about a separate gun proposal that could come from a group of GOP lawmakers led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).
The White House threatens the Easter Bunny. Continuing its effort to make the forced spending cuts called sequestration seem as onerous as possible, the White House issued a warning to all of the parents who had tickets for this year’s Easter Egg Roll that “this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty.” With all of the negative press the Administration of President Barack Obama received over halting White House tours for the same ridiculous reason, you’d think someone in authority there would realize it’s time to stop such petty politics. But wait, this is the Obama White House we’re talking about.
LONDON (UPI) — British researchers say the additive effects of multiple genes across the genome account for 30 percent of individual difference in childhood body weight. Lead author Dr. Clare […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (UPI) — U.S. researchers say an early indication of when otherwise healthy older adults are about to lose some of their ability to get around is a change […]
SHANGHAI (UPI) — A Chinese company says it is suing Apple Computer, alleging the Siri digital assistant featured in iPhones and iPads violates patents it holds. Zhi Zhen Network Technology […]
SAN ANTONIO (UPI) — Drilling and production activity in the Eagle Ford shale area could produce more than $60 billion worth of output by 2021, a Texas university study says. […]
NICOSIA, Cyprus (UPI) — Authorities in Cyprus said they would maintain tight control on money transfers as the banks reopened on Thursday after nearly two weeks. Banks were shut down […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Labor Department said first-time jobless benefits claims rose 16,000 to 357,000 in the week that ended last Saturday. Initial claims for unemployment benefits rose from […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Commerce Department revised its gross domestic product estimate for the fourth quarter upward Thursday, pegging growth of the U.S. economy at 0.4 percent. The report released […]
China’s thirst for Iraqi oil is propelling an alliance between the two Nations that, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), promises to send 80 percent of Iraq’s future petroleum […]
Alabama State Representative Joe Mitchell (D-Mobile) is in hot water after a mass email sent by Alabamian Eddie Maxwell to legislators in the State at 10:54 p.m. on Jan. 27 […]
The Newark, N.J., mayor who once opposed regulating local businesses to death in the name of safety appears to be softening, suggesting now that the city should stop allowing businesses […]
PHILADELPHIA, (UPI) — A Philadelphia couple, honoring a deceased loved one, got married at his funeral, in a surprise ceremony that astonished 850 onlookers in the church. The marriage of […]