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Republican Do-Nothings Are Terrified Of Ted Cruz

Republican Do-Nothings Are Terrified Of Ted Cruz

It’s quite obvious that Senator Ted Cruz’s 21-hour pseudo-filibuster was but a minuscule hurdle to the rollout of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform package. But what the Texas Republican’s act of grand political theater lacked in legislative impact, it certainly makes up for by illuminating the state of conservatism in the GOP.

Texas AG To Sue Feds Over U.N. Treaty; Americans Favor Putin Over Obama On Syria; ATF Loses 420 Million Cigarettes; NSA Documents Reveal Spying On MLK, Muhammad Ali; You Can Help Stop Government Spying— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 9-26-2013

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

420 Million Cigarettes Went ‘Missing’ Following Unauthorized ATF Raids

An internal audit at the U.S. Department of Justice has found that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) lost track of $162 million in profits from unauthorized sting operations and misplaced 420 million cigarettes (that’s 21 million packs of smokes.) The audit finds that ATF agents, on multiple occasions, took it […]

Join EFF And The Stopwatching.Us Coalition To Stop Government Spying

This post originally appeared on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s website. This summer, some of our worst fears and suspicions about the NSA have been confirmed. We now have evidence that the NSA is actively undermining the basic security of the Internet. It is collecting millions and millions of phone records of individuals not suspected of […]

More Americans Favor Putin Than Obama In Handling Of Syrian Conflict

With an approval rating of 43 percent, it’s no secret that many Americans have lost faith in President Barack Obama’s ability to do his job. But, a poll concerning the Presidential response—and that of Obama’s international counterparts— to the situation in Syria, reveals that Americans may be even more concerned about the President’s ability to […]

Texas AG Says He Will Sue Federal Government Over U.N. Arms Treaty

Texas attorney general Greg Abbott said he will take steps to sue the Federal government if the U.S. ratifies the United Nations arms trade treaty Secretary of State John Kerry signed this week. Abbott, echoing the concerns of conservatives throughout the Nation, contends that the U.N. treaty poses a threat to Americans’ 2nd Amendment right […]

GOP Refocuses On Debt Ceiling; Cruz Speech Makes Americans Call Congress, Congress Shuts Off Phones; Terror Group al-Shabab Could Attack U.S.; Americans Increasingly Favor Secession; Clinton Says Putin Can Be Trusted; And Rich Americans Rush To Buy Armored Cars — Thursday Morning News Roundup 9-26-2013

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

The Digital President: Obama, King Of The Phony Twitterverse

The Digital President: Obama, King Of The Phony Twitterverse

According to a recent analysis, President Barack Obama stands at the top of a short list of high-profile American politicians (and hangers-on) in having the highest percentage of nonexistent Twitter “followers.”

Is Lois Lerner Striking An IRS Testimony Deal With Congressional Investigators?

Is Lois Lerner Striking An IRS Testimony Deal With Congressional Investigators?

It looks as though Lois Lerner, the Washington, D.C.-based Internal Revenue Service official who retired this week in disgrace over the Tea Party discrimination scandal, is attempting through her lawyers to negotiate an immunity deal with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee as it pursues its investigation into the scandal’s origins.

Another NorCal County Votes To Secede; NSA Chief Defends Data Dragnet; Obamacare Rate Table May Give You A Heart Attack; The West Waters The Mideast’s Chemical Weapons Family Tree; Man-Child Nation — Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 9-25-2013

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

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