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Farm Bill Pays Ag Subsidies To Rock Stars, Rockefellers

As Congress takes up a renewal of the massive, omnibus five-year entitlement plan known as the U.S. Farm Bill, don’t hold your breath for massive reforms. So far, it appears a decision to do away with direct payments of taxpayer funds to farm aid recipients — many of them very, very wealthy corporations — has […]

Carney Backtracks After Congress Refutes Presidential Claim: Not All Lawmakers Briefed On Spy Programs

Last week, President Barack Obama attempted to soften the impact of revelations that the National Security Agency is spying on Americans by collecting massive amounts of metadata from private communications companies by claiming that every member of Congress knew it was going on. “Now, the programs that have been discussed over the last couple days […]

Sales Surge For Orwell’s 1984 As Big Brother Spy Scandals Mount

Interest in revisiting George Orwell’s classic portrayal of a totalitarian surveillance state has almost doubled at Amazon.com. As of 4 p.m. CST Monday, the mammoth online bookseller listed Orwell’s 1984 at No. 17 among the day’s “Movers & Shakers” page, which tracks publications whose popularity is on the rise. Sales of 1984 had increased by […]

At Least They Haven’t Figured Out How To Tax Sunlight… Yet: Tanning Bed Tax Now A Permanent Fixture

House Speaker John Boehner, “Tanning Mom,” bodybuilders and teenage girls throughout the Nation, be advised: The “temporary” tax levied against indoor tanning services in 2010 as a part of Obamacare will be made permanent on Tuesday. The tax — which until now was considered temporary while the Internal Revenue Service “collected feedback” on how it […]

RINO McCain: Boston Bombing Is Proof, The Battlefield Is Here, Spying Is Good, Paul Is Wrong

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) continued what is seemingly an unending mission to discredit any member of the GOP more conservative than himself — a very low threshold by most accounts — on Sunday, saying that his least favorite wackobird, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), has lost his credibility in fighting global terrorism. On CNN’s “State of […]

Justice Goes On Prowl For NSA Leaker; Zimmerman Trial Underway; Obama Only Wants To Kill Some Business; Another Obama Scandal; And More: Monday Morning News Roundup 6-10-2013

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.

Florida Governor Suspends Sheriff For Standing Up For 2nd Amendment

Florida Governor Suspends Sheriff For Standing Up For 2nd Amendment

Florida Governor Rick Scott has suspended the sheriff of the State’s least-populous county after he allegedly set free a man who’d been arrested for possessing a weapon without a permit. But Sheriff Nick Finch maintains he was simply using judgment and discretion to protect his constituents’ Constitutional freedoms, and his suspension has drawn anger from both locals and 2nd Amendment advocates.

Cincinnati IRS Workers Reveal What Really Happened – And Yes, It’s What You Think

Cincinnati IRS Workers Reveal What Really Happened – And Yes, It’s What You Think

A pair of IRS agents who worked in the Cincinnati office at the center of the widening Tea Party discrimination scandal told Congressional investigators they were ordered by “higher-ups” in Washington, D.C. to target conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status during the 2012 election season. If true, it will further refute the many assertions made by IRS officials and the Obama Administration that “rogue” local agents acted independently.

Research: For Post-Traumatic Stress Relief, Stretching And Meditation Work

Research: For Post-Traumatic Stress Relief, Stretching And Meditation Work

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that is increasingly being diagnosed by physicians throughout the Nation. With more cases of PTSD cropping up, more research of the condition is being conducted—and a recently published study indicates PTSD sufferers can benefit from alternative therapies.

Hacker Could Face More Time Than Rapers

Hacker Could Face More Time Than Rapers

What’s worse than a rapist? In the eyes of the Federal Government, so called hacktivists are pretty high on the list. Deric Lostutter faces possible charges that would put him behind bars for more time than the rapists he publicly shamed with his computer prowess.

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