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Watching The Watchers; Obama Dodges A Sure PR Backfire; White House Least Transparent Since Watergate; House Offers A Debt Limit Softball While Senate Throws Strikes; Feds Use Rent-A-Cops To Help Philly Tourists Know Shutdown Pain— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-10-2013

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Who Watches The Watchers? ProPublica Details How The NY Fed Fired Examiner Who Took on Goldman Sachs

This story, written by Jake Bernstein, was originally published by ProPublica on Oct. 10. A version of the story was also co-published with The Washington Post. In the spring of 2012, a senior examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York determined that Goldman Sachs had a problem. Under a Fed mandate, the investment […]

Disabling President’s ‘We The People’ Website, Blaming Shutdown Probably A Good Idea For Obama

Can you imagine the kind of petitions people would be creating on “We The People,” President Barack Obama’s official conduit for public input, if the White House hadn’t made the early decision to disable the site as long as the government remains shut down? We The People, already controversial for its history of restricting petitioners’ […]

Washington Reporters Say Obama Administration Is Least Transparent Since Nixon

The Obama Administration is the most secretive and transparency-lacking Presidential Administration since Richard Nixon inhabited the White House, according to a new study based on interviews with top reporters and the heads of news gathering organizations in Washington. The report, released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), reveals that reporters who routinely work with […]

House Pitches Sweet Debt Limit Deal To Obama As Senate GOP Readies Tougher, Competing Offer

House Majority Leader John Boehner is set to wave the olive branch at the White House, with an offer to raise the Federal debt ceiling for a six-week period while still keeping the government shut down until a lasting agreement on spending limitations can be struck. President Barack Obama reportedly “would sign” such an agreement, according […]

Government Hires Armed Rent-A-Cops To Keep Citizens Away From Independence Hall

It looks like the government has hired private security guards to keep Americans off of public land.

IRS Gun Keeps Smoking; Students Blame ‘Stubborn’ President; Breaking Down Barriers Now A Thing; D.C. Delegate Spars With President; White House Expands On Debt Tradition; Da Bears’ Coach Regrets Not Taking On Obama For State Senate Seat; Army Commissions Iron Man Soldiering Suit – Thursday Morning News Roundup 10-10-2013

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

Online Obamacare Exchange: A $634 Million, Glitch-Ridden Privacy Concern

Online Obamacare Exchange: A $634 Million, Glitch-Ridden Privacy Concern

To the amusement of conservatives and to the frustration of supporters trying to sign up, Obamacare insurance exchange websites throughout the Nation have been plagued with technical glitches since going online last week.

Reid Seeks $1 Trillion Debt Limit Hike Until After 2014 Midterm Elections

Reid Seeks $1 Trillion Debt Limit Hike Until After 2014 Midterm Elections

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is supporting a new effort led by Congressional Democrats that would increase the Federal debt limit by an additional $1.1 trillion, while pushing the expiration of the new debt limit to December 2014. Midterm elections will be held on Nov. 4, 2014.

Is It Time To Stop Paying Your Taxes?

Is It Time To Stop Paying Your Taxes?

It’s a shame that a rapper had to say it, rather than a member of Congress, but Nelly made a good point in a recent interview: If the government is shut down because Federal officials can’t seem to manage the funds with which they are entrusted, why should Americans be forced to pay taxes for the duration of the government shutdown?


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