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House GOP Takes On The IRS; Obama’s Tax ‘Tips’; Putin’s Powers; Government Gives Illegals A Break; Biden Fans The Flames; Gold In The Hills – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 2-26-2014

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

California College Settles Lawsuit Alleging 1st Amendment Violation Of Student Who Handed Out Constitution Copies

California College Settles Lawsuit Alleging 1st Amendment Violation Of Student Who Handed Out Constitution Copies

In September, we wrote about how one college student’s civic-minded attempt to exercise his 1st Amendment guarantee of free speech backfired. But after a lawsuit and several rounds of bad publicity, the college has backed down.

New NSA Docs Confirm Long-Held Blogger Fears: There Are Government Trolls Among Us

New NSA Docs Confirm Long-Held Blogger Fears: There Are Government Trolls Among Us

Thanks to the efforts of National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald, readers no longer have to take the word of “paranoid” bloggers that the government is working to control information.

Obamacare Will Force Higher Premiums On Majority Of Small-Business Employees

Obamacare Will Force Higher Premiums On Majority Of Small-Business Employees

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a sub-agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, said late last week that Obamacare will increase health insurance premiums for about 11 million Americans employed by small businesses.

Government Main Offender In Selling Us Crap We Don’t Need; SCOTUS Takes Down The 4th Amendment; Restless Ukraine Seeks Its Own 2nd Amendment; Cruz’ Name A Badge Of Honor For Texas Republicans; Ralph Nader Looks At Obama And Sees Only A King— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 2-25-2014

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

Ralph Nader: Obama Sees No Constitutional Restraint To Presidential Ability ‘To Destroy Anybody’

In his new book “Unstoppable,” Ralph Nader offers unabashed criticism of the “unconstitutional wars and unchecked militarism” of the three most recent Presidential Administrations. Many of the Nation’s most dire modern foreign policy problems, Nader contends, can be blamed on President Barack Obama’s penchant for drone warfare. The perpetually unsuccessful Presidential candidate takes the foreign […]

Mises: Galbraith Was Right About Advertising

This column by Mises scholar Robert Batemarco was first posted at the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s website on February 25, 2014. Now that I have your attention, rest assured that even when John Kenneth Galbraith got something right, he got it wrong. One of the signature ideas for which Galbraith is known is the Dependence Effect, […]

Ted Cruz’ Name Carries Weight For Texas GOP Candidates, With Or Without His Formal Endorsement

Even though he isn’t up for reelection this year, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is finding his name widely circulated among Texas Republicans trying to find moral high ground in their ideological game of last man standing. That’s true not only in the few instances in which he’s publicly endorsing candidates, but in the many instances […]

As American Statists Work To Destroy Gun Rights, Embattled Ukrainian Citizens Demand A Version Of The Right To Bear Arms

America’s Founders so understood the importance of the right to bear arms as a great equalizer between the political power structure and the general populace that they included the right in the 2nd Amendment to the supreme law of the land.  Today, far removed from the bloody war for American independence, the sanctity of that […]

Supreme Court Strikes Blow To 4th Amendment With Homeowner Consent Ruling

The Supreme Court ruled today that police, without a warrant, may legally enter and search a dwelling even over the vehement protestations of an occupant, so long as a co-occupant grants them access. That decision reverses a 2006 ruling, which held that the refusal of even one occupant to allow a warrantless search was sufficient […]

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