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Staff Reports


ProPublica: There’s No Evidence To Back The NSA’s Claim That Spying On Americans Has Thwarted Terror Attacks

This report, written by by Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer, was originally published by ProPublica on Oct. 23. Two weeks after Edward Snowden’s first revelations about sweeping government surveillance, President Obama shot back. “We know of at least 50 threats that have been averted because of this information not just in the United States, but, […]

You Actually Don’t Get To Keep Your Current Plan; Food Stamps Being Sold For Cash Online; The IRS Has Trouble Keeping Up With Earned Income Tax; Federal Court Seizes Computer Because Man Used The Word ‘Hacker’; And Obama Fundraises On Obamacare Fiasco—Wednesday Morning News Roundup 10-23-2013

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

Rights Groups: Civilian Casualties In Drone Strikes Soar, Administration Officials Guilty Of War Crimes

Rights Groups: Civilian Casualties In Drone Strikes Soar, Administration Officials Guilty Of War Crimes

Reports released Tuesday by two human rights groups conclude that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen are responsible for dozens of civilian deaths that officials in the United States have failed to acknowledge.

DHS Looking To Spend $80 Million For Armed Guards

As the elected class ignores the will of the people and pushes the Nation toward default, the Department of Homeland Security continues to exhibit signs it is preparing for a chaotic event or is training to make war on the American people.

We have previously documented the department’s mass purchases of weapons, ammunition, armor and training targets depicting average citizens (including children and pregnant women). Other sites have documented the department’s training operations like Operation Shield, in which the DHS Federal Protective Service unit posted armed guards outside a Florida Social Security office and required passersby to produce identification. FPS also posted armed guards outside a St. Louis Internal Revenue Service building during a Tea Party protest regarding the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups.

RINO McCain Could Seek Another Term

RINO McCain Could Seek Another Term

If you enjoy the kind of legislation by senility provided by octogenarians on Capitol Hill, here’s some good news: RINO Senator John McCain (Ariz.), who will turn 80 before his next election, said that he will likely seek another term in office.

Senators Call For Investigation Into EPA’s Use Of ‘Armed Intimidation Tactics’

Senators Call For Investigation Into EPA’s Use Of ‘Armed Intimidation Tactics’

A small number of conservative Senators want to launch an investigation into why the Environmental Protection Agency in August orchestrated a heavy-handed SWAT-type raid to investigate an innocuous allegation that a mining company might be violating the Clean Water Act.

Democrats On Delaying Obamacare: It’s OK As Long As It’s Our Idea

Democrats On Delaying Obamacare: It’s OK As Long As It’s Our Idea

Now that it’s irrefutably obvious to everyone that the Oct. 1 rollout of Obamacare has been — and remains — a stillborn disaster, all the evil conservative talk about delaying the health plan during the government shutdown farce has become more palatable for Democratic leaders.

Press Secretary Carney Flees The Press; People Keep Dropping Out Of Labor Force; Cruz Explains Why Obamacare Website Doesn’t Work; Private Security Outdoes The Cops; A Glimpse At NSA Spy Bills Before Congress— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-22-2013

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

Rebound: 90 Million Eligible Workers Have Dropped Out Of Labor Force

There are 316 million people – men, women and children – living in the United States. Of that number, approximately 245 million are eligible to work according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By the bureau’s most recent count, there are 155,559,000 people working at some kind of job – and, as new numbers […]

The White House Pretends To Know Nothing About Obamacare Site Malfunctions

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney really, really doesn’t want to talk about the various problems with the newly launched Obamacare insurance exchange website. The spokesman spent the bulk of a press briefing Tuesday dodging reporter questions, pleading ignorance, and referring reporters to the Department of Health and Human Services before ultimately bolting out of […]

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