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Overweight And Obese Kids Are In Denial About Their Weight, CDC Says

(MCT) — New government data suggest a nonmedical cause of America’s childhood obesity crisis: denial. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 percent of obese boys and 36 percent of obese girls think their weight is “about right.” Among kids and teens who were merely overweight, 81 percent of boys and 71 […]

Central American Presidents Want More U.S. Investment In Security

WASHINGTON (MCT) — If the U.S. wants to stem the tide of children illegally crossing its Southwest border, it should increase investment in Central America to improve security and dismantle drug cartels, the presidents of Guatemala and Honduras said Thursday. The two presidents met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill before speaking about the border crisis […]

Stories We’re Watching: Thursday News Links 7-24-2014

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

GOP Offers Immigration Proposals, Democrats Want Money Without Policy Change

GOP Offers Immigration Proposals, Democrats Want Money Without Policy Change

Republican lawmakers are working to produce an alternative to President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend $3.7 billion in taxpayer money to deal with the illegal immigration crisis along the U.S.’s southern border.

Someone Finally Acknowledges Obama’s Transcendent Power Over The Moral Universe

Someone Finally Acknowledges Obama’s Transcendent Power Over The Moral Universe

In a spasm of progressive wordsmithing that may have inadvertently forged a new slogan for MSNBC, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, a Democrat, rhapsodically greeted President Barack Obama for a party fundraiser Wednesday by declaring that Obama is “bending the arc of the moral universe forward.”

The Healthcare Law Rulings: A Q&A

The Healthcare Law Rulings: A Q&A

Contrary rulings Tuesday on a key element of the Affordable Care Act by two separate Federal appeals courts raise a variety of questions. We have the answers you need.

Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 7-23-2014: Obama’s Expansion Of The Terror Watchlist; Lerner’s Emails May Still Exist, IRS Official Says; Americans Feeling Very Divided; Rand Paul’s Hybrid Political Persona; A Plan To Reform The Fed In Steps

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

Rand Paul Makes Appeal To Fiscally Conservative, Socially Liberal Voters: ‘A Plurality Of People Are No Longer Republican Or Democrat’

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), looking very much like a man testing liberals’ tolerance for a Republican presidential candidate with hybrid social and fiscal values, made the case for a more “live and let live” Republican platform last week in Silicon Valley, where he spoke at the tech-centric LincolnLabs Reboot Conference. Illustrating his message by focusing […]

Mises Scholar Explains How To Start Reforming The Federal Reserve

This essay, written by Brendan Brown, was originally published on the Mises website. First the good news. The House Financial Services Committee has held a hearing on “Legislation to Reform the Federal Reserve on its 100-year Anniversary.” The hearing focused on a bill introduced by Scott Garrett and Bill Huizenga which would require the Fed […]

Another Day, Another IRS Revelation: Backups From The Lois Lerner Era Do Exist, Commissioner Admits

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, in front of Congressional investigators for the third time in the last month, admitted today that the agency does possess backup drives that may contain the elusive data that allegedly went missing when former Exempt Organizations administrator Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive crashed. Koskinen would not attest to the probability of […]

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