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TGIF: 3 Obama Scandal Memes To Kick Off The Weekend On A Lighter Note

   

A Handy Timeline Of NSA’s Encroachment Into Americans’ Private Lives

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has compiled an extensive timeline of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) progressive intrusion into the private lives of American citizens, dating back to the agency’s creation in 1952. The EFF, which seeks to defeat illegal governmental surveillance and litigates against the state to establish precedents that favor citizens’ Constitutional rights, […]

Obama: Trust The Government

Obama: Trust The Government

During a speech Friday President Barack Obama attempted to justify the government’s massive collection of American phone records. His message: Trust us, we’re from the government. “If people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges, to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution with […]

Petraeus At Bilderberg; Unemployment Up ; China Building Bigger, Better ‘Panama’ Canal; NYT Can’t Hate BO; Getting’ Down To Gitmo — Friday Morning News Roundup 6-7-2013

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.   Disgraced Former CIA Director David Petraeus is attending this year’s Bilderberg Group meeting, evidently to offer input on how the expansion of surveillance capabilities can be […]

New York Lawmaker Wants It To Be A Felony To ‘Annoy’ A Cop

New York Lawmaker Wants It To Be A Felony To ‘Annoy’ A Cop

The New York State Senate has passed a bill that would make it illegal for people in the State to “annoy” police officers; critics believe the bill, if passed by the State’s other legislative body, will enable police to abuse their power.

DHS Report Justifies Warrantless, Suspicionless Searches Of Electronics Near Borders

DHS Report Justifies Warrantless, Suspicionless Searches Of Electronics Near Borders

The Department of Homeland Security has released a long-awaited 2011 assessment of the civil liberties impact of its policy of conducting suspicionless searches of electronic devices at the border in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU calls the results of the DHS assessment “disappointing” for civil liberties advocates.

Who’s Breaking News On White House Scandals? Not The Mainstream Media

Who’s Breaking News On White House Scandals? Not The Mainstream Media

With the exception of some dogged reporters who’ve essentially had to go rogue within their own organizations in order to delve into the Benghazi scandal (and been persecuted by their own employers as a thank-you), there’s been precious little issues-based reporting, and a truckload of damage control, emanating from the American mainstream press over the IRS scandal; the AP scandal; Benghazi and, now, Verizon.

Members Of Congress Got $238k In Welfare Last Year Thanks To Farm Bill

Members Of Congress Got $238k In Welfare Last Year Thanks To Farm Bill

In socially conservative, rural States, a lot of sworn Republicans’ staunch talk about smaller government and ending welfare melts away to the loudest of Liberal bellyaching when talk turns to trimming or ending agricultural subsidies. Now, a new report reveals that members of Congress received nearly $250,000 in Farm Bill entitlements last year, violating the spirit of what was supposed to be a temporary bailout designed to lift struggling Depression-era farmers.

President Stiffs A Whole Town, Rand Stands For 4th Amendment, House Leashes DHS On Ammo, Pelosi Lauds ‘Liberating’ Obamacare, Monsanto’s Been Punked? – Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 6-6-2013

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

House Lawmakers Want To Know Why DHS Needs All That Ammo

House lawmakers voted this week to disallow the Department of Homeland Security to enter new contracts for the purchase of millions of rounds of ammunition until DHS can explain to Congress why it needs so much ammo, and how much it is costing American taxpayers. The move was included in the 2014 spending bill for […]

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