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

The world watched as 100 heads of state gathered in a stadium in Johannesburg to pay their respects to former South African President Nelson Mandela. What a circus that was — media and otherwise! This week, political cartoonists tackled the Mandela memorial service missteps and more.

More Obamacare Deadlines Pushed Back; U.S.-China Naval Standoff; Congressional Intelligence Committees Have Major Conflicts Of Interest; Amnesty Deal To Quiet Snowden?; Afghanistan Operations Stump Obama Administration; 10 Years After Saddam, Al-Qaida Grips Iraq – Friday the 13th Morning News Roundup 12-13-2013

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

Poll: Most Americans Want Old Healthcare System Back

Poll: Most Americans Want Old Healthcare System Back

President Barack Obama has made it clear that his Administration is not willing to allow the U.S. healthcare system to return to its pre-Obamacare condition, but that’s exactly what a growing number of Americans would like to see happen.

Florida Court Tells Public University It Can’t Ban Guns In Cars

Florida Court Tells Public University It Can’t Ban Guns In Cars

A Florida appeals court has ruled that a State university in Jacksonville can’t ban guns from being stored in cars parked on campus. That may be a small victory for the 2nd Amendment, but it is a victory.

Issa To Sebelius: HHS Committing Criminal Obstruction By Blocking Obamacare Contractors From Testimony

Issa To Sebelius: HHS Committing Criminal Obstruction By Blocking Obamacare Contractors From Testimony

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has had a bully pulpit from which to criticize the square-wheeled rollout of Obamacare. But his rhetoric is escalating. Now, he’s not just calling the Department of Health and Human Services inept — he’s calling it criminal. He may be right.

Florida Cop Freaks Out, Smashes Cuffed Suspect’s Head Following Attempt To Clear Throat

Florida Cop Freaks Out, Smashes Cuffed Suspect’s Head Following Attempt To Clear Throat

It’s a good idea to try not to do anything that could lead to your arrest. But if you do find yourself unfortunate enough to be placed into police custody, take it from Florida DUI suspect James Duckworth: Don’t make any sudden movements; in fact, don’t even clear your throat in the presence of your captors.

Reid Uses Influence To Help Son, Big Bank On Deal; Boehner Loses It On Conservative Groups; White House Press Corps Are Finally Mad At The Administration; Cruz Fixes Healthcare Lie For Obama; The Looming Obamacare Paper Pileup— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 12-12-2013

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

Press Corps Stages Its Version Of Revolt Against Obama’s ‘Orwellian Image Control’ – But Is It too Little, Too Late?

It takes a lot of abuse to break the White House Press Corps’ thrall to President Barack Obama’s cult of personality. So it’s surprising that this happened at the White House press briefing today: This went on for more than 15 minutes. The press was largely upset over the President’s recent refusal to allow press […]

ProPublica On The Coming Obamacare Paper Pileup

This article, by Charles Ornstein, appeared on the ProPublica website on Dec. 12. When Healthcare.gov and some State-run insurance marketplaces ran into trouble with their Web sites in October and November, they urged consumers to submit paper applications. Now, it’s time to process all that paper. And with the deadline to enroll in health plans less than […]

Boehner Flips Out On Conservative Groups For Criticizing Lackluster Budget Deal

During his weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) unloaded on conservative groups who have criticized his agenda throughout the years and are now attacking the $85 billion bipartisan budget compromise announced earlier in the week. “Frankly, I just think they’ve lost all credibility,” Boehner told reporters. While the lawmaker didn’t name […]

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