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News That’s Too Bad To Spin: Obamacare Has Enrolled 3 Percent Of Its Target Customer Base

News That’s Too Bad To Spin: Obamacare Has Enrolled 3 Percent Of Its Target Customer Base

If you started a company with a fully subsidized startup cost and were granted free publicity months ahead of your product launch that got your product in front of every eligible buyer in the United States, would you be disappointed when your product achieved a 3 percent market share in its first month?

Could Stopping The NSA Be As Simple As Shutting Off The Water?

Could Stopping The NSA Be As Simple As Shutting Off The Water?

On Tuesday, a coalition of groups spanning the political spectrum joined forces to launch the Turn It Off campaign, an effort to undermine the National Security Agency’s ability to monitor Americans’ phone calls and emails through a variety of State and local efforts.

Student Borrowing Increases More Than Fourfold Under Obama

Student Borrowing Increases More Than Fourfold Under Obama

A recent report shows the total debt load borne by borrowers of Federal student loans has increased 463 percent since President Barack Obama began his first term. And it grew at a rate that outpaced student borrowing in the George W. Bush era by more than 500 percent.

Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Two Stories About Aiding Terrorists With Very Different Endings

Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Two Stories About Aiding Terrorists With Very Different Endings

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the authority charged with providing oversight of reconstruction efforts in the war-torn nation, suggests that American taxpayers have paid more than $150 million to 43 Mideast companies with strong ties to terrorism.

Feinstein Breaks Ranks With Obama On Healthcare; Massachusetts Politician Advocates Searches Of Gun Owner Homes; NSA Spying Stifles America’s Writers; More Americans Want Guns Than Obamacare; And Agreement With Iran Could Ease Mideast Tensions Among Muslims— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 11-12-2013

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

Bar Graph: People Want Guns A Lot More Than They Want Obamacare

Three takeaways here: One – the Federal government can build a complex networked database that handles high volumes if it wants to; Two – Healthcare.gov isn’t experiencing high volumes of traffic by any applicable standard; and Three – people are a hell of a lot more interested in buying guns than they are in buying […]

Massachusetts Politician Suggests Random, Unannounced Police Searches Of Gun Owners’ Homes, Locals Get Angry

A local politician in Swampscott, Massachusetts, recently said residents’ 4th Amendment protections should be explicitly violated if they insist upon exercising 2nd Amendment rights in the town. Swampscott Selectman Barry Greenfield claimed that because local police “need the ability to enforce the state law” which “requires Massachusetts gun owners to keep their firearms locked away […]

NSA Spying Has Led Writers To Self-Censor

A new survey conducted by a leading literary organization finds that the recent revelations of pervasive spying on American citizens have had a chilling effect on the intellectual freedom, creativity and social discourse of American writers. The PEN American Center, a nonprofit literary group, partnered with the FDR Group to produce the report titled “Chilling […]

No Duh, Feinstein! Dem Senator Breaks With Obama To Back ‘Keep Your Coverage’ Bill

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is breaking rank with the Obama Administration by throwing her support behind a bill that would require insurers to continue offering coverage to current customers who are happy with their existing health plans. Feinstein said today she’s co-sponsoring legislation introduced by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) because, well, it forces the Obama […]

Bill Clinton Wants President Obama To Uphold ‘Keep Your Plan’ Promise; DHS Installs Wi-Fi Trackers In Seattle; Iran Blames West For Deal Failure; Snowden Is Broke; Obamacare Enrolls Only 3 Percent Of Target; And More–Tuesday Morning News Roundup 11-12-2013

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

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