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A Struggle Within? Harry Reid, Democrats Increasingly Frustrated With Aloof Obama

A Struggle Within? Harry Reid, Democrats Increasingly Frustrated With Aloof Obama

As his second term matures (or festers, if you prefer), President Obama is leading the executive branch into closer alliances with lobbying interests and partisan donors. But he’s doing so at the expense of traditional political alliances.

Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-20-2014: The Islamic State’s Appeal To Western Jihadists; The NYPD’s Chronic Camera Problem; Connecting The Dots Between The Police State And The Slum Economy; Perry Gets Mileage From Mugshot Moment; Chicago Doesn’t Swoon For Proposed Obama Library

Brush Up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition.

Islamic State Has More British Muslim Fighters Than Britain Does; U.S. Claims Only A ‘Handful’ Of Americans Have Joined

Islamic State Has More British Muslim Fighters Than Britain Does; U.S. Claims Only A ‘Handful’ Of Americans Have Joined

Whether true or not, U.S. intelligence officials will only divulge to media that they believe a “small handful” of Americans are currently fighting as soldiers within the Islamic State. But one British parliamentarian believes that the terrorist “caliphate” now boasts more British Muslim recruits than are currently enlisted to fight in Britain’s own armed forces. […]

NYPD Settles With Man Arrested For Photographing Police; Reminds Officers They Cannot Object To Being Filmed

NYPD Settles With Man Arrested For Photographing Police; Reminds Officers They Cannot Object To Being Filmed

The New York Police Department has awarded a $125,000 settlement to a man who filed a civil rights lawsuit against the department, following a 2012 incident in which he was allegedly arrested and strip searched for filming police officers on duty. Brooklyn resident Dick George agreed to the settlement, only a few days after the […]

Police States And Inner-City Economics

This article by Ryan McMaken originally appeared at Mises.org. The recent civil disobedience, rioting and police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri, reminds us of what happens when police states and bad economics are mixed together. Devastated by decades of ruinous economic policies, the economies of many inner cities continue to languish as the self-ownership of local […]

Lawmakers May Close Loophole That Encourages Businesses To Flee U.S.

Lawmakers May Close Loophole That Encourages Businesses To Flee U.S.

Lawmakers are expected to return from their August recess with proposals to close a loophole that allows companies like Pennsylvania’s Mylan Pharmaceuticals to avoid paying Uncle Sam by acquiring foreign competitors and reincorporating in countries with low or no corporate tax obligations.

Islamic State Posts Video Of Beheading Of U.S. Journalist, Warns Obama To Halt Strikes

Islamic State Posts Video Of Beheading Of U.S. Journalist, Warns Obama To Halt Strikes

WASHINGTON (MCT) — In a savage response to U.S. strikes on its fighters in northern Iraq, the Islamic State posted a video Wednesday showing the beheading of an American photojournalist, and it threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President Barack Obama didn’t halt the attacks. The slaying of James Foley, 40, and the […]

Man’s Chokehold Death Could Lead To Charges Against NYPD, Staten Island DA Says

Man’s Chokehold Death Could Lead To Charges Against NYPD, Staten Island DA Says

NEW YORK (MCT) — Staten Island prosecutors said Tuesday they will present evidence to a special grand jury in the case of Eric Garner, the accused cigarette peddler put in a banned chokehold by a New York Police Department officer, to determine if criminal charges are warranted against the officers involved in the fatal struggle. […]

Rick Perry Defiant As He’s Booked, Has Mug Shot Taken At Courthouse

Rick Perry Defiant As He’s Booked, Has Mug Shot Taken At Courthouse

AUSTIN, Texas (MCT) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry struck a tight smile for his mug shot Tuesday and issued a spirited defense against charges of abusing his power, vowing “to fight this injustice with every fiber of my being.” “The actions I took were lawful, they were legal and they were proper,” he told supporters […]

Chicago Voters Split On Luring Obama Presidential Library

Chicago Voters Split On Luring Obama Presidential Library

CHICAGO (MCT) — Voters in the city that launched President Barack Obama’s political career are split over whether to put tax dollars into luring his presidential library to Chicago. Less than half of those surveyed in a Chicago Tribune poll — 47 percent — said they favored the idea of using tax money to attract […]

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