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A Growing Number Of Americans Want A Viable Third Party Option

As the government shutdown continues to highlight the dysfunction between Republican and Democratic lawmakers, Americans are increasingly coming to believe that the Nation is in need of a viable third-party option. According to a poll from Gallup, 60 percent of Americans say a third party option is needed for voters based on the poor job […]

Obama Balks At Boehner’s Softball; Almost Nobody’s Signed Up For Obamacare; IRS And White House Collude; Satisfaction With Government At All Time Low; Today They Ride – TGIF Friday Morning News Roundup 10-11-2013

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

As Congress Looks To Increase Borrowing Limit, Americans Call For Government Cuts

As Congress Looks To Increase Borrowing Limit, Americans Call For Government Cuts

According to a poll out from FOX News on Tuesday, most Americans asked to imagine being lawmakers who would have to vote on a debt ceiling increase said that they would vote “nay” on a measure to raise the government’s borrowing limit.

Graphic: Illinois Woman Sues Local Police For Excessive Force After Cops Refuse To Discipline Their Own

Graphic: Illinois Woman Sues Local Police For Excessive Force After Cops Refuse To Discipline Their Own

Cassandra Feuerstein of Chicago admits she did it: She was driving under the influence, so she pulled over to the side of the road and attempted to sleep it off. The police found her and took her in, charging her with a DUI. Feuerstein didn’t contest the charges and pleaded guilty. But she’s suing for what officer Michael Hart did to her while she was in custody.

Want To Start A Business? Go West

Want To Start A Business? Go West

An annual report that ranks U.S. States according to how business-friendly their tax structures are indicates that people looking for a place to start a new enterprise will do best if they go West. Wyoming tops a top-10 list of business-friendly States rounded out by Florida, Indiana, New Hampshire and a handful of mostly rural western States.

Watching The Watchers; Obama Dodges A Sure PR Backfire; White House Least Transparent Since Watergate; House Offers A Debt Limit Softball While Senate Throws Strikes; Feds Use Rent-A-Cops To Help Philly Tourists Know Shutdown Pain— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-10-2013

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

Who Watches The Watchers? ProPublica Details How The NY Fed Fired Examiner Who Took on Goldman Sachs

This story, written by Jake Bernstein, was originally published by ProPublica on Oct. 10. A version of the story was also co-published with The Washington Post. In the spring of 2012, a senior examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York determined that Goldman Sachs had a problem. Under a Fed mandate, the investment […]

Disabling President’s ‘We The People’ Website, Blaming Shutdown Probably A Good Idea For Obama

Can you imagine the kind of petitions people would be creating on “We The People,” President Barack Obama’s official conduit for public input, if the White House hadn’t made the early decision to disable the site as long as the government remains shut down? We The People, already controversial for its history of restricting petitioners’ […]

Washington Reporters Say Obama Administration Is Least Transparent Since Nixon

The Obama Administration is the most secretive and transparency-lacking Presidential Administration since Richard Nixon inhabited the White House, according to a new study based on interviews with top reporters and the heads of news gathering organizations in Washington. The report, released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), reveals that reporters who routinely work with […]

House Pitches Sweet Debt Limit Deal To Obama As Senate GOP Readies Tougher, Competing Offer

House Majority Leader John Boehner is set to wave the olive branch at the White House, with an offer to raise the Federal debt ceiling for a six-week period while still keeping the government shut down until a lasting agreement on spending limitations can be struck. President Barack Obama reportedly “would sign” such an agreement, according […]

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