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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.

Try Crack? Obama’s Done That Already

Try Crack? Obama’s Done That Already

Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Democratic operative James Carville suggested that President Barack Obama should take a toke on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s crack pipe because Ford’s approval ratings are above Obama’s.

Obama Has Lost America On Immigration Reform

Obama Has Lost America On Immigration Reform

A Pew survey released Friday shows Americans are increasingly frustrated not only by President Barack Obama’s overall performance, but by his handling of almost every matter of policy that has confronted his Administration throughout his ineffectual, scandal-plagued fifth year in office. Surprisingly, Obama’s approval on immigration reform has plummeted.

Government Redistributed $2 Trillion From Upper Income Classes To Poorest In 2012

Government Redistributed $2 Trillion From Upper Income Classes To Poorest In 2012

A new report from The Tax Foundation shows that the Federal government redistributed more than $2 trillion in income from the Nation’s highest earners in 2012 to the bottom 60 percent of income earners. The upshot? A more government-dependent middle class.

The Senate’s 2014 National Defense Authorization Debate Looms

The Senate’s 2014 National Defense Authorization Debate Looms

The United States Senate is slated to take up the 2014 iteration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual bill loaded with hundreds of controversial amendments which sets major policy directives for the Pentagon’s coming year.

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