Archive for March, 2013
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Similar to a series of ads last year, a new series of stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases urge smokers to quit, an official says. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of health and human services, said beginning Monday, ads will run for at least 12 weeks on television, radio, billboards, online, and […]
SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — United Parcel Service agreed to give up $40 million in payments it charged for shipping products from what federal prosecutors called illicit online pharmacies. The forfeiture was announced Friday in a written statement by the U.S. attorney’s office in San Francisco and covers payments charged by UPS from 2003-2010 for the […]
PYONGYANG, North Korea (UPI) — North Korea’s leader Friday ordered military officials on standby to “strike any time” against U.S. and South Korean targets, official media reported. The Yonhap News Agency quoted the North’s Korean Central News Agency as saying the Communist country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, “convened an urgent operation meeting on the Korean […]
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 after the Postal Service learned he had burned letters instead of delivering them. He was convicted of mail theft in 2011 and sentenced to probation. […]
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 Thursday, Harvard public policy Professor Linda J. Bilmes said the United States has already spent nearly $2 trillion for the military campaigns in Afghanistan and […]
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, respectively, joined Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah in vowing to oppose “any legislation that would infringe […]
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.