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Education Secretary Blames White Moms With Dumb Children, Anti-Government Fringe For Common Core Backlash

Education Secretary Blames White Moms With Dumb Children, Anti-Government Fringe For Common Core Backlash

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan claims that discontent with new education standards is coming mostly from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”

One Judge Mulls Injunction Against NSA; But Supreme Court Declines To Hear Similar Case; Federal Reserve Wants Whistleblower Silenced; Senate Zeroes In On Bitcoin; The Fed Steals From The Poor To Give To The Rich— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 11-18-2013

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

Senate Committee Considers Virtual Currencies, Agencies Say Legitimate Benefits Exist

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee heard testimony Monday concerning virtual currencies. During the hearing, titled “Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies,” Federal agencies told lawmakers that currencies such as Botcoins can be can be “legal means of exchange,” meaning that wider acceptance of the virtual currency could […]

Federal Judge Considers Injunction Against NSA Data Collection

A judge for U.S. District in the District of Columbia showed some indication Monday that issuing a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit to stop the NSA from mining American citizens’ personal electronic data is a real possibility in his court. But, Judge Richard Leon also acknowledged that the matter probably won’t resolve until it’s reached […]

Ron Paul Straight Talk: The Fed Steals From The Poor To Give To The Rich

Last Thursday the Senate Banking Committee held hearings on Janet Yellen’s nomination as Federal Reserve Board Chairman. As expected, Ms. Yellen indicated that she would continue the Fed’s “quantitative easing” (QE) polices, despite QE’s failure to improve the economy. Coincidentally, two days before the Yellen hearings, Andrew Huszar, an ex-Fed official, publicly apologized to the […]

Fed Asks Judge To Throw Out Lawsuit Brought By Fired Whistleblower

ProPublica continues its coverage of the case of Carmen Segarra, a former Goldman Sachs employee who was fired after taking her job as a compliance officer seriously enough to blow the whistle on the banking firm for failing to enforce a conflict-of-interest policy. Now the New York Fed has asked a judge to throw out […]

Pelosi Still Loves Obamacare; Basketball Fans Boo Obama; Paul Ryan Bashes Obama In Iowa; Pennsylvania Town Boots Anti-Gun Mayor; And More— Monday Morning News Roundup 11-18-2013

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

Homeland Security Chairman: Obama Just Not That Into National Security

Homeland Security Chairman: Obama Just Not That Into National Security

Whatever he may say to justify America baring its teeth at its own citizens while lying down like a lamb for our known enemies, President Barack Obama must have other motives at heart. According to the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Obama just isn’t all that interested in National security.

The Contaminated Food You Eat That Makes Sugar Deadly

The Contaminated Food You Eat That Makes Sugar Deadly

Eating too much greasy, sugary junk food gets much of the blame for making us overweight and prone to diabetes and heart disease. But researchers in France have found that common contaminants on your dinner plate are adding to the health dangers.

Senate Candidate Ben Sasse: Obama Is Throwing Nation Into A ‘Constitutional Crisis’

Senate Candidate Ben Sasse: Obama Is Throwing Nation Into A ‘Constitutional Crisis’

Ben Sasse, president of Midland University and conservative candidate for one of Nebraska’s seats in the U.S. Senate, released a short video from the campaign trail Friday that elegantly criticizes President Barack Obama’s visionary reimagining of his role under the Constitution.

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