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Russia Withheld Information On Boston Bomber

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A new report from the U.S. Inspector General says Russia withheld information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev the FBI requested for their investigation. After Russian officials informed the FBI in 2011 that Tsarnaev “was a radical follower of Islam and a strong believer” and had “changed drastically” prior to departing the U.S. for Russia, […]

Thursday Morning News Roundup 4-10-2014

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

Lawmaker’s Attempt To Increase Congressional Pay Quashed In House

Lawmaker’s Attempt To Increase Congressional Pay Quashed In House

Last week Representative Jim Moran (D-Va.) acknowledged that a majority of Americans think that he and his colleagues are doing a terrible job. But, he said, America’s lawmakers still need to be given a raise. A voice vote on Wednesday illustrated that the lawmaker’s Congressional counterparts either disagree or don’t want to be thrown out.

Consumer Beware: Regulators ‘On Steroids’

Consumer Beware: Regulators ‘On Steroids’

Financial regulations imposed after the 2008 Wall Street crash are backfiring on consumers and pose a “compliance nightmare” for lenders. “What we have are policymakers on steroids,” Representative Scott Garrett charged Tuesday.

Amid Targeting Scandal, IRS Employees Politicked For Obama While On The Job

Amid Targeting Scandal, IRS Employees Politicked For Obama While On The Job

An independent Federal agency that investigates prohibited personnel practices has found that Internal Revenue Service employees carried their active enthusiasm for President Barack Obama into the workplace even as the IRS’s behind-the-scenes discrimination against conservative groups was unfolding.

LAPD Officers Tamper With Recording Devices To Conceal On-Duty Activities

LAPD Officers Tamper With Recording Devices To Conceal On-Duty Activities

An internal inspection at the Los Angeles Police Department has revealed an unknown number of patrol officers tampered with the communications and geolocation equipment on dozens of patrol vehicles in order to conceal the officers’ whereabouts and activities while on patrol.

Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 4-9-2014: Holder Can’t Deal With It; A Win For Friendly Drivers; Gun Rights Get Personal; Obamacare Swells Medicaid Rolls; A Fusion Center FAQ

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

Iowa Senate Candidate On Gun Rights: #GotBalls?

An underdog Iowa Senate hopeful recently released a campaign video that is just campy enough to be charming. Bob Quast, an independent running a write-in campaign, wants Iowans to know that he has a very personal interest in protecting their Constitutional rights, especially the 2nd Amendment. In the ad, titled #GotBalls, Quast promises to fight […]

Eric Holder All In With Race Card: ‘What AG Has Ever Had To Deal With That Kind Of Treatment?’

During a speech at Al Sharpton’s 2014 National Action Network (NAN) Convention Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder went off script to vilify House lawmakers who recently brought up the still-pending contempt case against him. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) suggested that “contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general” during a Judiciary hearing on […]

Federal Judge Forces Missouri Town To Stop Ticketing Drivers Who Flash Their Lights To Warn Of Speed Traps

Last summer, we told you about a Missouri man who, with the help of the ACLU, was fighting against one municipality’s effort to prosecute motorists who flash their headlights to alert other drivers to the presence of speed traps. Last week, Michael Elli – and everyone else who drives through the town of Ellisville, Mo. […]

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