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Obama Administration Sneaks 60 Percent Hike In ‘Social Cost’ Regulation Of Carbon Emissions

The Administration of President Barack Obama, acting through the U.S. Department of Energy, has just raised the so-called “social cost” of carbon emissions by 60 percent — and it did so by quietly piggybacking the change on a routine update to energy efficiency standards for microwave ovens. Before the Obama-backed rate jump, the government had […]

U.S. Intelligence Officials Cyberattacked Online Jihad Magazine

U.S. intelligence officials reportedly launched an attack against al-Qaida’s Inspire magazine last month by garbling articles and removing sections, prompting the magazine’s terror-advocating creators to remove the edition from the Internet. A new version of the magazine was later reposted, including a section touting the Boston Marathon bombings as an Islamic jihad success story. Inspire, […]

Drones For Snowden; Biden Worried About Young GOP; Tranny Restrooms in Cali Schools; Rand Paul To ‘Find A Place’ For Illegals; Kerry Talks Syria With Brits: Wednesday Morning News Roundup 6-12-2013

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.

Obama Should Blame Bush, Thank Whistle-Blowers And Keep Up The Bad Work

Obama Should Blame Bush, Thank Whistle-Blowers And Keep Up The Bad Work

During his Senatorial career and the earlier parts of his Presidential tenure, Barack Obama was an outspoken advocate of government transparency and whistle-blower protections. Sometimes, he still makes feeble attempts to claim he holds the same views today. Yet Obama is at the helm of what is likely the least transparent Administration in history.

Buffalo Police To Army Vet: Oops, Wrong Apartment… Sorry We Killed Your Dog (Not)

Buffalo Police To Army Vet: Oops, Wrong Apartment… Sorry We Killed Your Dog (Not)

An Army veteran who’d been living at the same Buffalo, N.Y., address for three years got home Monday afternoon to discover that someone had torn down the door, shot up the apartment, ransacked the place and killed his dog, Cindy, who was leashed in the kitchen.

Let’s All Get Together Tonight And Jam Up The NSA!

Let’s All Get Together Tonight And Jam Up The NSA!

There is much buzz about an Internet initiative encouraging as many Americans as possible to produce electronic communications using certain terrorist-sounding words and phrases in unison this evening. The goal is to create a blip on the National Security Agency’s radar in hopes of overwhelming the Federal government’s surveillance apparatus.

Party Affiliation Taints Americans’ Views On Privacy, Civil Liberty

Party Affiliation Taints Americans’ Views On Privacy, Civil Liberty

A poll released Monday shows more than half of all Americans think it’s acceptable for the government to secretly track their phone calls, if doing so keeps them safe from terrorism. The poll also shows that nearly half believe it’s also acceptable for the National Security Administration to indiscriminately spy on citizens’ online activities.

ACLU Sues Obama Administration Over NSA; Spanish On The Senate Floor; Cruz Has ‘Obamaphobia’; More Gun Control To Come; And Tips To Thwart Government Spies: Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 6-11-2013

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

Eluding Government’s Prying Eyes Isn’t Convenient, But Here Are Some Options

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit advocacy group that battles expanded government surveillance and technological infringements on civil liberties, has compiled a list of operating systems, applications and online services for computers and mobile devices. Many of the products listed aren’t exactly household names — but that’s kind of the point. The EFF has […]

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 […]

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