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Lerner’s Retreat: IRS Chief Who Pleaded The 5th Retires As Tea Party Scandal Closes In

Lerner’s Retreat: IRS Chief Who Pleaded The 5th Retires As Tea Party Scandal Closes In

The former Internal Revenue Service official who attempted to testify on her own behalf before invoking her 5th Amendment protection against self-incrimination resigned from her position Monday, even as a review board prepared to recommend that she be fired for her alleged role in wielding the tax agency’s power to illegally discriminate against conservative nonprofit groups.

‘It’s Like Prohibition’ As Maryland Gun Buyers Hoard Firearms Ahead Of Next Week’s Ban

‘It’s Like Prohibition’ As Maryland Gun Buyers Hoard Firearms Ahead Of Next Week’s Ban

With only a week to go before new gun laws that limit “assault weapons” and require fingerprints and licenses for handguns take effect, Maryland residents are buying firearms at an unprecedented rate. Reportedly, the last-minute rush to beat the gun grab has resulted in residents snapping up weapons at a rate of more than 1,000 per day.

Cruz Takes A Stand; The GOP Establishment That Would Side With Obama; Government Has Grown Too Powerful; Illegal Immigration In Flux; Our President – The International Superhero — Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 9-24-2013

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

BREAKING: Cruz Pulls The Trigger On Obamacare Semi-Filibuster; Vows To Talk ‘Until I Am No Longer Able to Stand’

Per Senate rules, what Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is doing on the Senate floor right now isn’t technically a filibuster. But it’s a principled stand against something Cruz and the majority of his constituents believe is wrong. If his pledged talk-a-thon accomplishes nothing else, it will hopefully galvanize latent support for the repudiation of the […]

Poll: Americans Increasingly Feel Government Is Too Powerful

A new poll reveals that an unprecedented number of Americans believe that the Federal government has garnered too much power. According to the results of a recent Gallup poll, 60 percent Americans feel that the Federal government has too much power, 1 percentage point above the previous high recorded in September 2010. Since 2005, at […]

Chris Wallace: Top Republicans Sent Opposition Research To Attack Ted Cruz In Interview

According to revelations from pundit Chris Wallace following a “Fox News Sunday” interview with Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), it appears that President Barack Obama and other healthcare reform supporters likely have a few power-player allies in the GOP. Cruz, who has championed a Republican bill that would defund healthcare reform in order to prevent a […]

Obama Tells U.N. That U.S. Spying, Interventionism Is Good For The Whole World

Captain America… err President Barack Obama… explained to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday that, with the help of intrusive government surveillance and interventionism, he has made the world a safer place over the past five years. “And it is because of the progress I’ve witnessed that after nearly four years as President, I am […]

Obamacare’s Empty Shell; A Good Guy With A Gun; Re-Made In America; Senators Warn Obama On Iran ‘Trap’; Consensus Grows That Government Is Too Powerful; Michelle Mooches Fame From Phony Twitter Users – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 9-24-2013

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

Paul Amendment Would Put Supreme Court (And The Rest Of The Federal Payroll) Under Obamacare

Paul Amendment Would Put Supreme Court (And The Rest Of The Federal Payroll) Under Obamacare

If Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has his way, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts — who sided with the liberal wing of the High Court in upholding Obamacare as a “tax” on individuals back in June 2012 — will join the rest of Washington, and the country, in signing up for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

In Some States, Lower Crime Costs Taxpayers Money

In Some States, Lower Crime Costs Taxpayers Money

Contracts between local governments and for-profit private prison complexes often include provisions for “lockup quotas” and “low crime taxes,” according to a new report from In The Public Interest. The reports states: “These contract clauses incentivize keeping prison beds filled.”

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