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Rand Paul Requests ‘Audit The Fed’ Vote In Return For Janet Yellen Confirmation Before Christmas

Rand Paul Requests ‘Audit The Fed’ Vote In Return For Janet Yellen Confirmation Before Christmas

As lawmakers rush to wrap up their work for the year before Christmas recess, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he is prepared to drag out Janet Yellen’s confirmation to head the Federal Reserve by exhausting the full 30 hours of debate if lawmakers don’t allow a vote on his proposed legislation to fully audit the Fed.

You Won’t Believe How The Government Spent $30 Billion Of Your Money In 2013

You Won’t Believe How The Government Spent $30 Billion Of Your Money In 2013

Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) released his annual government spending “Wastebook” on Tuesday, highlighting $30 billion in wasteful government spending in 2013 on 100 different projects. The budget hawk contends that the 113th Congress has provided a good example of why lawmakers should be paid only when they get the job done.

Sting-Happy Cops Falsely Accuse Child’s Caretaker Of Sex Crime, Distribute His Photo, Get Sued For $5 Million

Charles Couch was a college student who also held a job with Cambrian Homecare of Long Beach, Calif., where he helped chaperone a boy with Prader-Willi Syndrome – a rare disorder that results in mental retardation and arrested sexual development. One day in 2012, he and the boy were at the beach in Manhattan Beach […]

Why The White House Won’t Discuss Youth Obamacare Numbers; Obama Hijacks Tech Meeting On NSA To Tout Obamacare; Rand Paul Mulls Class Action Against Spying; DHS Inspector General Resigns; An Anti-Spying Plan; And More— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 12-17-2013

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

Victory Against NSA May Light Fire For Rand Paul’s Potential Massive Class Action Against The Agency

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is likely going to move forward with a Federal lawsuit against the National Security Agency’s surveillance techniques following a legal victory on Monday for conservative activist Larry Klayman in a similar lawsuit. Paul first floated the idea of filing a class action lawsuit against the NSA in June. A senior Senate […]

Tech Leaders Not Amused By Obama’s Veer Toward Obamacare Boosterism In Meeting To Discuss NSA Reforms

President Barack Obama met with executives and experts from major global technological companies today at the White House. The techies were there out of concern for their various companies’ roles as sometimes-unwilling middleman facilitators in the National Security Agency’s spy dragnet behemoth. People like Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Eric Schmidt and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, along […]

White House Doesn’t Want To Talk About Obamacare Numbers For Young Americans Because The Numbers Show That The Healthcare Law Is A Failure

The Obama Administration has expended a great deal of energy encouraging young people to sign up for Obamacare, which relies heavily on the participation of healthier young Americans to offset healthcare costs for older, sicker enrollees. The importance of young Americans to Obamacare’s success would seemingly indicate that the Administration is closely following enrollment numbers […]

A Plan For Broader Anti-Surveillance Action

This post, written by Cindy Cohn and Katitza Rodriguez and Parker Higgins, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Dec. 17. Last Monday, eight of the largest Internet companies took the unprecedented step of publicly calling for an end to bulk collection of communications data. Then on Tuesday, a coalition of over 550 […]

Obama Wants To Talk Spying, Obamacare With Google; The Gay Marriage States’ Rights Conundrum; GM Boss Not Keen On Helping Government Recoup Stock Loss; Doctors Dis Vitamins; Obamacare’s Second Wave Of Disaster; Camille Paglia Trashes The Society That Doesn’t Value Men – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 12-17-2013

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

Obama’s Regulatory Scheming Saved His Presidency, Could Save Senate Democrats

Obama’s Regulatory Scheming Saved His Presidency, Could Save Senate Democrats

The Administration of President Barack Obama is seemingly taking special care to protect vulnerable Senate Democrats in the 2014 elections by dragging its feet with choice Obamacare regulations — in much the same way it slowed the overall regulatory agenda leading up to Obama’s re-election.

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