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Obama Wants To Pick Your Neighbors; Smart Ladies Not Having Babies?; Manning Prosecutors Attempt To Tie Leaker To Islamist Militants; Iran’s New Rocket Site; Trayvon Supporters Could Crash MLK Commemoration, Concerns Of Violence; And More — Thursday Morning News Roundup 8-8-2013

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

Obama Administration Wants To Make It A Felony To Stream Copyrighted Videos

Obama Administration Wants To Make It A Felony To Stream Copyrighted Videos

Last year, the wildly unpopular Stop Online Privacy Act was defeated by activists. But that hasn’t deterred the Administration of President Barack Obama. His Department of Commerce is set to revive a provision of SOPA that would increase the penalties for streaming copyrighted work on video sharing websites.

Census: Change In Foreign Languages Spoken In The Home Provides Immigration Insight

Census: Change In Foreign Languages Spoken In The Home Provides Immigration Insight

According to recently released Census data, the number of people living in the United States who speak a language other than English has nearly tripled in the past three decades, outpacing overall population growth.

Freedom Prevails As Officials Scrap Texas School System’s RFID Student Monitoring Program

Freedom Prevails As Officials Scrap Texas School System’s RFID Student Monitoring Program

A pilot program at a massive San Antonio school district that required students to wear microchipped IDs and submit to on-campus location tracking at all times has been canned — in part due to students’ staunch resistance and the support of freedom-minded Texans who vehemently campaigned against it.

ACLU: Government’s Empty Promise To Tell Defendants They’ve Been Spied On

ACLU: Government’s Empty Promise To Tell Defendants They’ve Been Spied On

The American Civil Liberties Union celebrated a small court victory in a Tuesday article, lauding the government’s decision to honor a pledge it had made before the Supreme Court to notify criminal defendants if evidence obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is brought against them in court.

Romney Reappears; President’s ‘Conscience’ Betrays Him; Rangel’s Non-Apology; NRA 2nd Amendment Bid For ‘Young Adults’; Somebody Give Obama A Map— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-7-2013

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

Romney Reappears, Criticizes Conservatives, Advocates More Of Same In GOP

With his characteristic vigor of a reanimated corpse, failed Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has re-entered the public fray. His mission: to undermine libertarian-leaning Republican efforts to revitalize the Party’s conservative spirit and defeat President Barack Obama’s progressive policies. Speaking in New Hampshire Tuesday, the lukewarm conservative who turned off many GOP voters in the […]

Low-Information Voters; Low-Information President: Obama Geography Puts Savannah, Charleston, Jacksonville On Gulf Coast

President Barack Obama get plenty of heat for his gaffes and denials on Tuesday’s “Tonight Show” interview with Jay Leno. He told Leno the government doesn’t have a domestic spying program and appeared to insinuate terrorism deaths “unfortunately” haven’t yet surpassed automobile deaths in the U.S. Obama also heartily embraced improving the Nation’s infrastructure, using […]

John Lewis, Obama’s ‘Conscience Of Congress’: Snowden Appealed To ‘Higher Law’ To Expose Wrongs

Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.), a 73-year-old civil rights icon on par with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., stepped away from the thinking of many of his Congressional peers in a recent interview with The Guardian, in praising whistle-blower Edward Snowden as a man appealing to “a higher law.” Via The Guardian: Asked in interview with […]

HuffPo: Rangel Should ‘Absolutely Not’ Apologize

Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) raised a big stink last week when he said the Tea Party is the same “white crackers” civil rights activists overcame in the 1960s and said the House GOP is worse than Muslim terrorists. Your comments on the Rangel story revealed every fallacious permutation of Rangel’s race-baiting, fallacious liberal tactic, highlighting the difference […]

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