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Amid Scandals, Busy Congressional Schedule Biden Vows Renewed Gun Control Push

Buried in the headlines about the Barack Obama Administration’s numerous scandals are reports that Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) are gearing up for a revitalized push for more gun-control measures. Biden was queried by Capitol Hill reporters Monday following the swearing in of interim Republican Senator Jeff Chiesa, who will represent […]

ACLU Sues Obama Over NSA Spying

The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit Tuesday against the Administration of Barack Obama, challenging the National Security Agency’s Constitutional authority to conduct warrantless surveillance on Americans’ communications. The suit alleges that the Administration is violating citizens’ 1st and 4th Amendment protections. ACLU said in a statement: Last […]

Speaking Spanish On The Senate Floor To Urge ‘Commonsense’ Immigration Reform

Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) spoke Tuesday for nearly 15 minutes on the Senate floor in Spanish, applauding the Gang of Eight bipartisan coalition that’s pushing for a sweeping set of immigration reforms and supporting the start of the debate process that could see an immigration reform bill move out of the Senate. Kaine planned the […]

Menendez Diagnoses Cruz With ‘Obamaphobia’

Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) put on his pseudo-psychiatry pants Tuesday and claimed that Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has been afflicted by a severe case of “Obamaphobia,” which is inhibiting his ability to go along with immigration-reform efforts. On Monday, Cruz said during an interview on ABC that the White House’s insistence that Congressional immigration-reform efforts […]

NRA Gets Blamed For More Shootings; Ron Paul Wants Obama To Thank Leaker; Congress Hearts The NSA; Go Go Gadget IRS Spycam!; Senate Staffers Waste Your Money; And More: Tuesday Morning News Roundup 6-11-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

PRISM Raises The Question: Can You Become Invisible To Government Spies?

PRISM Raises The Question: Can You Become Invisible To Government Spies?

In light of the recent news reports about the government’s massive surveillance dragnet and penchant for mining data from private companies to spy on American citizens, you may wonder if there is any way to avoid unwittingly losing any semblance of 4th Amendment protections.

Rand Paul Threatens To Sue The Feds For Using The NSA To Watch Citizens

Rand Paul Threatens To Sue The Feds For Using The NSA To Watch Citizens

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is planning a class action suit against the Federal government to end the National Security Administration’s broad surveillance of citizens’ phone metadata and computer habits via compulsory, court-ordered secret “agreements” with phone and computer companies.

Buy Your Child A Toy Gun, And You Can Guarantee He’s Going To Kill Someone

Buy Your Child A Toy Gun, And You Can Guarantee He’s Going To Kill Someone

If you had a Lone Ranger cap pistol, a dart gun or a firearm-shaped space blaster to liven up your games of cowboys and Indians or cops and robbers as a child, chances are you grew up to be a pistol-packing maniac awaiting the opportunity to open fire on innocent civilians in a public square.

‘We Need Whistle-Blowers’

‘We Need Whistle-Blowers’

The United States is trying to extradite Edward Snowden, the former CIA assistant-turned-whistle-blower who outed the National Security Agency’s incredible, Orwellian surveillance dragnets of phone and computing data, from Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Bradley Manning is in court-martial proceedings.

McCain Attacks Paul… Again; White House Backtracks On ‘Every Member’ Claim; Obamacare Tanning Tax Goes Permanent; 1984 Sales Nearly Double; And Farm Bill’s Unworthy Recipients: Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 6-10-2013

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

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