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Congressman: ‘President Obama, Quit Lying’

On Wednesday, Representative Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) uploaded a video onto his website, in which he accuses President Barack Obama of lying and trying to scare the American people about the possibility of the United States defaulting. Walsh urged the President to change tactics and convince the Democrats to support a Balanced Budget Amendment. The video can be viewed below.

Obama Walks Out Of Debt Talks With GOP

President Barack Obama walked out of a deficit meeting with high-ranking Republican lawmakers.

GOP Unable To Pass Law To Keep Cheaper Light Bulb Choices For Consumers

Republicans were unable to pass a law that would have allowed consumers to continue purchasing old-style incandescent light bulbs.

Congress Wants Automatic Wage Deductions To Pay Down The Debt

H.R. 2411, the Reduce America’s Debt Now Act of 2011, states that every worker in America should be able to voluntarily have a portion of his or her wages automatically withheld and sent directly to the Treasury Department for the purposes of paying down the Federal debt.

DOJ Memo: Medical Marijuana Still Illegal, Even Where It’s Legal

The U.S. Department of Justice is drawing fire over a memorandum it released last week, in which the DOJ essentially says State laws regarding the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes are irrelevant when it comes to the prosecution of growers, sellers and distributors of the drug.

The Capitol Circus

Here at Personal Liberty Digest™, we watch the Capitol Circus because we’re paid to do it. But even a casual glance Washington-ward reminds the most dispassionate observer that these guys are clowns. Unfortunately, they’re not the kind who make balloon animals and juggle milk bottles; they’re the kind who show up in Stephen King novels and live in a sewer.

Measure Requires Some States To Report Certain Gun Sales To Feds

President Barack Obama’s Administration implemented a measure on Monday that would require some States to report multiple sales of semiautomatic rifles to Federal authorities.

Franklin Warned Us Of Fools Like McConnell

Benjamin Franklin, apparently paraphrasing Plato, once said, “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.”

Foolishness must be what prompted Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to kick his fellow GOP negotiators in the gut Tuesday with his announcement of a fallback plan to grant President Barack Obama the power to raise the debt limit on his own.

Guide Offers Advice For Interacting With Police During Tech Searches

With so many recent, conflicting court decisions on what police and other law enforcement officials can and cannot do regarding citizens’ technological property, it is easy for one to get confused about his or her rights. With this in mind, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently released the “Know Your Rights” guide, which offers a variety of tips on interacting with officials during searches and seizures of cellphones, computers and more.

Some Gun Rights Advocates Concerned About Possible Legislation

Some people who are interested in preserving Americans’ 2nd Amendment right to bear arms have expressed concern that President Barack Obama will restrict gun rights in the wake of the January shooting in Tucson, Ariz..

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