Archive for March, 2013
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — President Obama, standing with families of victims of gun violence, Thursday made an emotional appeal for Congress to act on gun control. “Shame on us if we’ve forgotten,” Obama said in the White House East Room referring to the 26 children and adults killed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to South Korea as North Korean threats increase tensions in the region, the Pentagon says. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expressed the commitment in a phone call to South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, the Defense Department said in a statement released Thursday. “Secretary Hagel and […]
TRENTON, N.J., (UPI) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie filed the formal paperwork to run for re-election in the June 4 primary, election records show. The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger said Thursday Christie and his main Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono, both turned in the petitions required to be on the ballot ahead of Monday’s […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — President Obama is on track to issue about as many executive orders in his two terms as his predecessor George W. Bush, records indicated. As of Wednesday, records showed Obama issued 149 executive orders, 147 from his first term and two this year, The Hill reported Thursday. Bush issued 173 executive orders […]
PRINCETON, N.J., (UPI) — Teachers in the United States rate their lives better than all other occupations except physicians, a Gallup poll released Thursday indicated. However, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index results indicate that teachers rank their work environment eighth of 14 occupation types. Teachers have an average Life Evaluation Index score of 68.8, ahead of […]
NEWTOWN, Conn., (UPI) — It took Adam Lanza less than 5 minutes to fire 155 bullets at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the lead prosecutor in the massacre said Thursday. State’s Prosecutor Stephen Sedensky said 154 rounds were fired from a Bushmaster .223-caliber rifle and one bullet was fired from a Glock handgun […]
CENTENNIAL, Colo., (UPI) — The man accused of killing 12 people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater would plead guilty if he can avoid the death penalty, court documents indicate. In a motion filed Wednesday, lawyers for James Holmes said Holmes offered to plead guilty if he could avoid a death penalty and serve a […]
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.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — you know it as Obamacare — inches closer and closer to revealing itself as the social-engineering bill of goods many Americans saw it for, from the moment it first passed in 2010.
Imagine walking down the street in some less-traveled part of Manhattan. Now imagine a squad car pulling up and a pair of NYPD’s finest pouncing out of the vehicle with their guns drawn — on you. That’s the stop-and-frisk experience for many New Yorkers each day.