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Income Inequality: Obama Rewards More Donors With Posh Ambassador Posts

President Barack Obama demonstrated his commitment to ending income inequality in America this week by asking the Senate to lavish five major Democratic donors with cherry ambassadorships in conflict-free countries like Iceland, New Zealand and The Netherlands. Obama sent his picks to the Senate on Monday for confirmation, even though the nominees knew before Congress […]

Democrat Lawmaker Wants To Rename Welfare; EPA Proposals Would Kill Coal; Boehner Says GOP Is On Immigration Reform; Approval Of Congress Still Dismally Low— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 1-8-2014

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Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee Renames Unemployment: Think Of It As A ‘Transitional Living Fund’

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) offered her thoughts on increasing political support for the Nation’s social safety net on Wednesday, contending that further softening the language used to describe being on the public dole would increase public support for expanding welfare benefits. “(T)he safety net has to be something for all of us,” she said […]

New EPA Rules Would Effectively Kill Coal

Environmental Protection Agency regulatory proposals published in the Federal Register Wednesday detail the agency’s plan to effectively ban the construction of new coal fired plants in the U.S. unless they include clean coal technology. The new rules would require new coal plants to meet emissions standards that many people in the coal industry say are […]

California Legislators Propose Legislation To Keep NSA Out Of Their State

California Legislators Propose Legislation To Keep NSA Out Of Their State

A bipartisan group of California State lawmakers introduced legislation Monday to fight the National Security Agency’s spying on American citizens by prohibiting the State and its localities from providing “material support” to the Federal agency.

EPA Announces New Regulations For Woodstoves

EPA Announces New Regulations For Woodstoves

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced details about new regulatory proposals for residential woodstoves that could go into effect throughout the United States by 2015 and tighten dramatically by 2019.

What’s Wrong With This Picture? McConnell ‘United’ With Tea Party, Rand Paul In Campaign-Season Propaganda

What’s Wrong With This Picture? McConnell ‘United’ With Tea Party, Rand Paul In Campaign-Season Propaganda

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) knows that 2014 could be a long year for himself and other Congressional GOP colleagues who’ve variously attempted to conceal their RINO hearts with occasional weak overtures toward highly self-willed Tea Party conservatives.

GAO: Carmakers Collect And Keep Drivers’ Location Information

GAO: Carmakers Collect And Keep Drivers’ Location Information

The Government Accountability Office released a report Monday that reveals major carmakers are collecting information about where motorists travel, and that they retain that info indefinitely — without any legal obligation to dispose of it.

White House Plays Dumb On Obamacare Demographics; Judge Rules Chicago Handgun Sales Ban unConstitutional; Walmart Offers Better Healthcare Than Obamacare; Pennsylvania Cop Carries Gun On Duty, But Can’t Off Duty Because Of Mental Health Record; EFF Calls For Full Congressional Investigation Of NSA— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 1-7-2014

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Armed And Dangerous?

When he’s on duty, Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael L. Keyes is packing heat. When he’s off duty, he isn’t. That would be a crime. PennLive reports: When on duty, he can carry a gun. Yet while off duty, he is barred by law from possessing any firearms, because seven years ago he suffered from deep […]

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