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Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 3-27-2014: March Madness, Government Style; Rand Paul’s Political Machine; Obama Plays Word Games To Dodge Enrollment ‘Deadline’; Government Regulates Itself Out Of Highway Revenue; Interest On Federal Debt Dwarfs Annual Spending; House Band-Aids Medicare On ‘Surprise’ Voice Vote

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White House: Allowing Post-Deadline Obamacare Enrollment Is Not The Same As Extending The Deadline

Dabbling in some word games on par with pondering what the definition of is is, White House health-policy adviser Phil Schiliro said Thursday that the Obama Administration wants to make it clear that allowing people to enroll in Obamacare after the enrollment deadline is not the same as extending the deadline. “I want to make […]

Government Regulates Itself Out Of Gas Tax Revenues

For years, the government pushed automakers doing business in the U.S. to conform to ever-tightening CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards while maintaining conflicting interests in fuel-rich OPEC nations. That dubious conflagration of regulatory zeal and disingenuous foreign policy kept the Federal transportation appropriations bills afloat, in part, on money culled from the taxes American […]

Two Years Out, Paul’s Presidential Machine Is Assembled… But Can He Remain Himself?

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is getting serious about a potential 2016 Presidential bid. With just under two years before the Presidential primaries take place, the lawmaker has reportedly assembled a campaign presence in all 50 States and an organization whose ranks include more than 200 supporters. According to The Washington Post’s Robert Costa, Paul’s early […]

CBO: Interest Alone On U.S. Debt To Close In On $1 Trillion Within The Next 10 Years

The latest analysis from the Congressional Budget Office reveals that the interest on existing and projected U.S. debt is on track to approach $1 trillion over the next decade. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the ranking minority member of the Senate Budget Committee, posted this infographic to demonstrate how the interest on the Federal debt alone stacks […]

Vote On The Most Egregious Use Of Taxpayer Money In The ‘Elite Eight of Waste’

Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has put together a March Madness-themed effort to publicize wasteful government spending. The lawmaker’s inaugural “Elite Eight of Waste,” tournament, which kicked off Thursday, gives Americans the chance to pick the most outrageous example of government spending from a lineup of worthy contenders. “In an effort to highlight wasteful federal spending, […]

Thursday Morning News Roundup 3-27-2014

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

IPCC Takes A Small Step Back From Climate Change Gloom And Doom

IPCC Takes A Small Step Back From Climate Change Gloom And Doom

It’s nothing close to a sea change, but it appears that the forthcoming United Nations report from its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will reflect, at least in its economic data set, a toned-down version of the alarmist, world-wrecking global warming propaganda for which the IPCC has become infamous.

House Oversight Growing Impatient With IRS’s Sluggish Response To Tea Party Inquiry

House Oversight Growing Impatient With IRS’s Sluggish Response To Tea Party Inquiry

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee investigating the Internal Revenue Service-Tea Party discrimination scandal are all but threatening contempt charges if top IRS officials don’t stop stonewalling the Committee’s request to hand over former Exempt Organizations director Lois Lerner’s emails.

Congressman Says He Wants NSA Reforms, But Gets Most Cash From Intel Contractors

Congressman Says He Wants NSA Reforms, But Gets Most Cash From Intel Contractors

One of the two representatives pushing a new bill to supposedly rein in America’s overzealous electronic spooks has received more campaign contributions from intelligence contractors than any other member of Congress.

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