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American Faith In Government Hits Record Lows

American Faith In Government Hits Record Lows

Americans have less faith that the Federal government can competently handle problems at home and abroad than ever before, according to the results of a new poll.

IRS Targeted Tea Party, Helped Black Preachers; Russian Paper Pravda Offers McCain Op-Ed Spot; FISA Court Wants More NSA Documents Public; ProPublica Explains Private Data Collection; California Bill Makes It Easier For Illegals To Get Licenses— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 9-13-2013

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

FISA Court Puts Government On Timeline To Declassify Past NSA Spy Authorizations

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) – the secretive court whose purpose is to hear one-sided requests from Federal law enforcement to conduct undisclosed spy operations against Americans and foreigners – ordered the government Friday to make a case for why its cloak-and-dagger operations shouldn’t be declassified. Giving the government until Oct. 4 to pick and […]

Putin Throws Down Gauntlet, McCain Picks It Up

An off-the-cuff remark made by Senator John McCain during an interview has gotten the warmongering neocon an invitation to write an opinion piece for Russian newspaper Pravda. CNN’s Jake Tapper interviewed McCain, asking him about Syria and mentioning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent opinion piece in The New York Times. “Let’s talk about Putin,” Tapper […]

While IRS Targeted Tea Party It Also Put On Workshops To Help Black Preachers Spread Obama Message

Reports indicate that even as the Internal Revenue Service was placing undue scrutiny on the tax-exempt status of conservative groups, top government officials were advising black preachers on how to engage in political activity without endangering their tax exempt status leading up to the 2012 Presidential election. According to The Daily Caller, Attorney General Eric Holder […]

ProPublica Explains How Far Private Companies Can Go In Gathering Information About You

This post, written by  Lois Beckett, was originally published by ProPublica on March 7, 2013. It was updated with new information on Sept. 13. We’re continuing to learn new details about how the American government is collecting bulk records of citizens’ communications — from demanding that a telephone company hand over the daily records of […]

Illegal Immigrants To Drive In Cali; Al-Qaida Bets On U.S. ‘Safety’ Fears; NSA Posed As Google To Spy On Users; Photojournalist Describes Syrian Rebels’ ‘Utter Cruelty’; Brain-Eating Amoeba In Louisiana Water Supply – TGIF Friday Morning News Roundup 9-13-2013

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

Reid Keeps Whining About Anarchists In Congress

Reid Keeps Whining About Anarchists In Congress

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) took to the Senate floor Thursday to whine about how “anarchists” have taken over Congress. The Senator was addressing Congress’ lack of progress on a number of bills, including an energy-efficiency bill and Obamacare-related legislation, when he blamed “anarchist” Tea Party Republicans for legislative holdups.

‘Treason’ And ‘Jail’ Deter Tech Leaders From Sharing NSA Spy Requests With Public

‘Treason’ And ‘Jail’ Deter Tech Leaders From Sharing NSA Spy Requests With Public

Leaders at several major tech companies, including handlers of social media and Internet services, criticized the U.S. government this week for its ironfisted treatment of companies that repeatedly have requested permission to publicly reveal the scale of the National Security Agency’s court-sanctioned surveillance measures.

Report: D.C. Businessman Tied To Secret 2008 Aid To Hillary Clinton

Report: D.C. Businessman Tied To Secret 2008 Aid To Hillary Clinton

A Washington businessman, the focus of a corruption probe, spent at least $500,000 on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Presidential bid, The Washington Post reported. Jeffrey E. Thompson financed an independent, urban get-out-the-vote effort on behalf of Clinton in Texas and at least three other States during the 2008 Democratic primaries.


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