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U.S. Economy Grows At Scorching 4 Percent In 2nd Quarter

WASHINGTON (MCT) — The much-stronger-than-expected 4 percent rate of annual U.S. economic growth from April through June, reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department, put to rest fears that the U.S. economy was slipping into low gear. Offsetting a dismal start to the year, the economy grew at a sizzling rate in the second quarter, powered […]

Obama Worries About Wealth Gap In Kansas City Speech

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (MCT) — President Barack Obama worked to rally public support for his economic policies Wednesday in a speech that expressed worry about the Nation’s gap between rich and poor. He ticked off a range of successes he sees in the economy, including encouraging growth numbers released earlier in the day. He noted […]

House Approves $16.3 Billion Veterans Affairs Overhaul Bill

WASHINGTON (MCT) — By a 420-5 vote, the House on Wednesday approved a $16.3 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department and speed up veterans’ access to healthcare. The reform measure still needs to be approved by the Senate before it can be sent to the President’s desk. Lawmakers have been racing to […]

Peace Corps Removing Volunteers Amid Ebola Outbreak

(MCT) — The Peace Corps is removing more than 300 of its volunteers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea as an Ebola outbreak that has left hundreds dead worsens in West Africa. In a statement issued Wednesday, the Peace Corps said it is temporarily removing volunteers from the affected countries. It did not offer a […]

Stories We’re Watching: Wednesday News Links 7-30-2014

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

Median Wealth Of U.S. Households Plummeted By One-Third In The Past 10 Years

Median Wealth Of U.S. Households Plummeted By One-Third In The Past 10 Years

Net worth is a measure of the value of a household’s assets against its debts: stocks, land and homes compared with what a household owes to own these assets free and clear. Home values, which are closely tied to the net worth of middle-class families, have been particularly affected over the past decade.

Employer Health Insurance Mandate A Political Orphan

Employer Health Insurance Mandate A Political Orphan

Four years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law and after repeated delays, the so-called employer mandate has become something of an orphan, reviled by the law’s opponents and increasingly seen as unnecessary by many of its backers.

Police Commissioner: ‘I Want To Have Discretion Over’ Who Can Have Guns In Boston

Police Commissioner: ‘I Want To Have Discretion Over’ Who Can Have Guns In Boston

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans supports a Massachusetts legislative measure that would allow local police to decide who can or cannot be licensed to own long guns. As Evans made clear in a radio interview, it all boils down to a simple feature: control.

Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 7-29-2014: GOP Blocks Dem Attempt To Legitimize Global Warming; Pelosi Says No Deportation Without Representation; Boehner Says GOP Isn’t Impeaching Obama; Reporter Calls Out White House For Trumping Up Impeachment Threat

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

Watch A Reporter Ask Whether Obama Administration Shaped Its Impeachment Talking Points Around A Democratic Fundraiser

On Friday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest started talking to reporters about the possibility that the Republican-majority House of Representatives would get serious about bringing articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama. That same weekend, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched an email-based fundraising blitz, sending out eleven iterations of messages to donors all […]


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