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Cops, Social Media Collude On New Ways To Block Internet Posts That Organize Public Protest

We’ve already passed along a couple of disturbing things that have come out of this year’s International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) meeting, which wrapped up earlier in the week in Philadelphia. Kenneth Lipp, an independent journalist and internet consultant, attended the event and has reported on his blog that police and social media services […]

Rand Paul Intends To Use Yellen’s Confirmation To Audit The Fed

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will likely challenge President Barack Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen as the Federal Reserve’s next top decision maker in a bid to force a Senate vote on a bill he proposed to audit the Fed’s policy-making deliberations. In a statement Friday, Paul said, “As part of Senate consideration of the Janet […]

Creepy Uncle Sam Video: Opt Out Of ‘Scary As S***’ Obamacare

Generation Opportunity, the political group for free-thinking, liberty-loving young Americans responsible for a number of anti-Obamacare ads, has released a new Halloween-themed advertisement encouraging Americans to opt out of President Barack Obama’s healthcare system. Sign the Generation Opportunity pledge to opt out of “Scary Care” here. The organization also provides this helpful Opt Out Of […]

More Americans On Government Entitlement Than Working Full Time

There are more Americans receiving some form of means-tested government benefit than there are full time workers, according to Census Bureau data released recently. Well, actually the data is for 2011 – but there’s every reason to believe the gap has only widened since the reporting period two year ago. From CNS News: There were […]

EFF Examines Government Requests For Data To Yahoo, Facebook

Ever since Google issued its first transparency report in early 2010, EFF has called on other companies to follow suit and disclose statistics about the number of government requests for user data, whether the request they receive is an official demand (such as a warrant) or an unofficial request.  After all, users make decisions every […]

BCBS Drops 40 Percent Of D.C.-Area Market Thanks To Obamacare; Snowden Refutes Feinstein: The NSA’s Hands Touch Everything; DHS Confiscates Reporter’s Work; The Slain Capitol Hill Driver 911 Tapes; Gov’t Beneficiaries Outnumber Full Time Workers; Teachers’ Union Bats For Sex Offenders – TGIF Friday Morning News Roundup 10-25-2013

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

Congress, Not The President, Can Delay Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

Congress, Not The President, Can Delay Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

It appears as though President Barack Obama has decided to delay the individual mandate for Obamacare enrollment by up to six weeks. But that’s a violation of the Affordable Care Act. As The Washington Times noted Wednesday, the President is the enforcer of the law that Congressional Democrats passed — not the editor.

Eminent Domain Abuse: Seattle Condemns Private Parking Lot For Construction Of Public Parking Lot

Eminent Domain Abuse: Seattle Condemns Private Parking Lot For Construction Of Public Parking Lot

On Monday, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously and without discussion to seize the property of a 103-year-old resident so that the city could “mitigate for the loss of short-term, on-street parking during construction along the downtown waterfront and replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.”

The EPA Is Now Part Of The War On Drugs

The EPA Is Now Part Of The War On Drugs

A large-scale Federal investigation that resulted in the arrest and sentencing of two men for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency may now be largely involved in the United States’ war on drugs.

If U.S. Drone Strikes In Pakistan And Yemen Are Legal Under International Law As Obama Claims, Does That Mean Other Nations Recognizing Terror Threats In U.S. Territory Can Legally Order A Drone Strike Here?

If U.S. Drone Strikes In Pakistan And Yemen Are Legal Under International Law As Obama Claims, Does That Mean Other Nations Recognizing Terror Threats In U.S. Territory Can Legally Order A Drone Strike Here?

White House spokesman Jay Carney saying Tuesday that the Federal government “would strongly disagree” with any claims that the government has acted inappropriately. Carney said that American actions follow all applicable law.

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