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Low Unemployment? More Like Decimated Workforce; Millionaires Aplenty In Congress; Jersey Voters Think Christie’s Hiding His Cards; Fight Back Against The NSA; Friday Funnies — Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 1-10-2014

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

Fat Cats In Congress? You Betcha!

More fat cats are roaming the halls of Congress. For the very first time, most Congressmen are millionaires. The Center for Responsive Politics analyzed personal financial disclosure data filed last year by all Congressmen and candidates. The Center’s OpenSecrets Blog reported the findings: Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average […]

Obamanomics: Unemployment Falls Because Nobody’s Looking For Work

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the American economy added 74,000 jobs in December of 2013 – and yet the unemployment rate still managed to fall from 7 percent to 6 percent. How can that be? Because nobody’s looking for work. The civilian labor force in December shrank again, this time from 155.3 […]

Feb. 11: The Day We Fight Back Against NSA Surveillance

This post, written by Activism Director Rainey Reitman, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Jan. 10. In January 2006, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed its first lawsuit challenging the Constitutionality of National Security Agency mass surveillance. In January 2012, the Internet rose up to protest and defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act […]

Friday Fun: A Roundup Of This Week’s Political Cartoons

Last weekend, “Frozen” chilled the latest “Paranormal” flick at the box office. Fitting, since a good portion of North America was in a deep freeze, thanks to the polar vortex. According to Personal Liberty contributor Chip Wood, it was even chilly in Florida. Just as things started to thaw out a bit, a scandal erupted […]

Obama Feels Heat On NSA Reform; Al-Qaida Never Stronger; Global Warming Warning Labels; Gun Ownership Rises; Car Exec Apologizes For Admitting To Spying; Where Are The Jobs? – TGIF Friday Morning News Roundup 1-10-2014

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

Who’s In Charge Of The IRS Tea Party Discrimination Investigation? An Obama Donor

Who’s In Charge Of The IRS Tea Party Discrimination Investigation? An Obama Donor

Wonder why the U.S. Department of Justice’s purported criminal investigation into the Internal Revenue Service discrimination scandal, which involves the targeting of Tea Party nonprofit groups during the 2012 Presidential election season, doesn’t seem to be going anywhere?

Colorado Bureaucrat Withstands Pressure To ‘Trash’ Obamacare Numbers

Colorado Bureaucrat Withstands Pressure To ‘Trash’ Obamacare Numbers

In an effort to minimize any negative publicity surrounding the rollout of Obamacare in his home State, Senator Mark Udall attempted to get the Colorado Division of Insurance to lie about the number of Coloradans whose existing policies were being canceled. But one DOI staffer wasn’t going to be bullied.

Obama’s ‘Promise Zones’ Promise Inroads For Democrats; How The Government Gets Your Info Without A Warrant; Google Has A Use For You; Court Rips Mask Of Anonymity From Consumers Who Criticize Businesses Online; Connecticut School Official Pressured To Quit Because He Wanted To Give Away Ammo To Arm Against Future Shootings — Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 1-9-2014

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

Obama’s ‘Promise Zones’ Picked For Their Strategic Value To Democratic Party

President Barack Obama designated five areas Thursday as Economic Promise Zones: three in cities, one in rural Kentucky and one on the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma – and nearly all of them offer Democrats stronger political inroads with resistant local voters. Obama described the ‘Zones as places where kids would, with the Federal government’s help, […]

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