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A Federal appeals court found today that, although the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had clearly violated Federal law, the Court would not block them from using full-body scanners, called Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT), in airports.
Today, President Barack Obama gave another press briefing, in which he made what the White House called “Remarks on the Status of Efforts to find a Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction.” He began with a brief statement, saying that there would be no talks today. He also expressed his concern about the Aug. 2 deadline being so close: “this should have been taken care of earlier,” and “we are obviously running out of time.”
The Republican Congressional leaders may have anticipated President Barack Obama’s remarks today, especially the ones about the GOP needing to propose “a serious plan.” After all, before the President spoke today, the House Speaker and Majority Leader delivered remarks of their own.
Facebook users beware: Law enforcement officials have been increasingly serving warrants to the social network giant, often gaining access to profiles without the users’ knowledge.
I’ve written before about all the bluff, bluster and baloney that politicians and the press have been ladling out on this issue. There’s been enough BS to fertilize every grain crop in the country. (And with the subsidies for ethanol, folks, that’s a lot of fertilizer.) The latest one to raise my ire came from our Obfuscator in Chief, Barack Obama.
On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) proposed an unusual solution to the lack of bipartisan support for raising the debt limit. The McConnell plan would give President Barack Obama the unprecedented power to increase the debt limit in increments, up to $2.4 trillion, without Congressional approval for offsetting spending cuts.
The debt limit negotiations between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders came to a sudden, if temporary, stop on Wednesday, with the President walking out on the talks. This is according to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who gave reporters in the Capital an account of the meeting.
We don’t need no stinkin’ permission to exercise our rights. We need to exercise our rights whether the government wants us to or not. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my views with readers of the Personal Liberty Digest™, and am looking forward to doing so as often as possible.