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Furloughed Government Employee Back On Job, Requests Vacation; Obamacare Site Build With Decade Old Tech; Schwarzenegger Wants Constitution Changed, Presidential Run; Snowden Says He Gave No Secrets To Russia, China; Air Marshal Arrested For Being A Pervert; And More: TGIF Morning News Roundup 10-18-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories. Government employee’s first order of business: “She worked from home Thursday to ease herself back into the grind. As soon as she logged on, she fired off an e-mail of her own. … […]

Wasn’t This Supposed To Be A ‘Clean’ Continuing Resolution? What’s With All The Pork?

Wasn’t This Supposed To Be A ‘Clean’ Continuing Resolution? What’s With All The Pork?

If “clean” means “bereft of any semblance of fiscal conservatism,” then yes, the shutdown-ending continuing resolution to raise the Federal debt ceiling is exactly the gift President Barack Obama was asking for when he and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) famously demanded that Congress pass a “clean” debt bill.

Obamacare ‘Slow Start’ Goal Of 500,000 Enrollments By Oct. 31: Only 464,000 To Go!

Obamacare ‘Slow Start’ Goal Of 500,000 Enrollments By Oct. 31: Only 464,000 To Go!

Yesterday, we told you about the finding that fewer than 1 percent of visitors to healthcare.gov had actually enrolled for their Obamacare. Today comes a report that reveals the White House had higher hopes for the President’s socialized healthcare scheme — much higher hopes.

Yale Professor Amazed And Embarrassed To Learn That Tea Party Members Know Their Science

Yale Professor Amazed And Embarrassed To Learn That Tea Party Members Know Their Science

Conservatives are often ridiculed for being anti-academic science deniers by their liberal detractors, but a new study from Yale may force the American left to remove accusations of scientific illiteracy from their list of smears against conservatives.

Food Stamps: A Costly, Inefficient Tool For Ending Hunger, But Perfect For Building An Army Of Big-Government Lovers

Food Stamps: A Costly, Inefficient Tool For Ending Hunger, But Perfect For Building An Army Of Big-Government Lovers

A recent policy analysis, “SNAP Failure: The Food Stamp Program Needs Reform,” outlines why the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a deeply troubled government program with combined high administrative costs and significant levels of fraud and abuse.

Debt Ceiling Disregard; House Stenographer’s Freak Out; Obama Says Washington Politics Need Change; Learn How To Opt Out Of Google’s ‘Shared Endorsements’; And More— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-17-2013

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

Obama’s Hometown Paper Takes Down President Over Obamacare: ‘Stop Blaming Republicans’

President Barack Obama’s hometown paper, the Chicago Tribune, endorsed the Illinois Senator in both his Presidential election campaigns. But the Tribune has had enough of Obama’s accomplishment numero uno – Obamacare. The paper ripped into Obama this week with a blistering editorial takedown of the socialized medicine mess, saying the time has come “…for the […]

The Debt Ceiling Wasn’t Raised, Just Disregarded

On Wednesday, Congress reached a deal to disregard the $16.4 trillion limit on government borrowing and re-open the Federal government. The deal has been widely touted as a measure to raise the Nation’s debt ceiling—in reality, however, the deal simply suspends the current debt ceiling, giving the Federal government open-ended spending power through Feb. 7. […]

Protect Your Privacy: EFF Explains How To Opt Out Of Google’s Shared Endorsements

This post, written by activist Adi Kamdar, originally appeared on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s website on Oct. 17. Google recently announced an update to its Terms of Service, focused on displaying your profile name and photo next to advertisements and reviews. The new feature, which goes into effect on November 11, is called Shared Endorsements […]

Is She Nuts, Or Smarter Than We Know? What Do You Make Of House Stenographer Dianne Reidy’s Flip Out On The Floor?

As Congressional lawmakers ended the 16-day government shutdown Wednesday night by approving a bill to resume funding for the Federal government through Jan. 17, longtime House stenographer Dianne Reidy caused a ruckus inside the House chamber by interrupting the vote and shouting, “the House is divided” and “this is not one Nation under God!” Reidy’s […]

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