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Obama’s Plunging Approval Rating Still Outpaces Congress

Obama’s Plunging Approval Rating Still Outpaces Congress

Public approval for a scandal-embattled President Barack Obama, as well as a gridlocked, ineffectual Congress, has reached near-historic lows, according to a new poll. The President is facing his worst slide in popularity among a cross section of Americans since his all-time low of 39 percent in September 2011.

Hobby Lobby Gains Ground In Suit Opposing Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Hobby Lobby Gains Ground In Suit Opposing Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Hobby Lobby won a temporary victory over the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week after a court issued a preliminary injunction permitting the company to omit birth control from the Christian-owned arts and crafts retail chain’s employee health plan.

Senate Democrats Propose Increase To IRS Funding

Senate Democrats Propose Increase To IRS Funding

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats introduced a proposal which would allocate $12.07 billion in funding for the agency from the Financial Services subcommittee bill , which would increase the IRS operating budget by $276.5 million.

Defund NSA; Lawsuit Alleges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Too Powerful; Taiwanese Cartoon Makes Fun Of Crumbling Detroit; NSA Can’t Search Its Own Emails; Mayors Bailing On Anti-Gun Bloomberg—Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 7-23-2013

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

Mayors Abandoning Bloomberg’s ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ Group

Mayors who signed on to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pet gun control group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), are beginning to ditch the organization after learning they attached themselves to an organization with an ambitious gun control agenda that far overreaches its innocent-sounding name. BuzzFeed Politics reports that more than 50 mayors have dropped […]

Defund The NSA

On Wednesday, House lawmakers are scheduled to vote on the Defense Appropriations Bill that will include an amendment presented by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to defund portions of the National Security Agency’s data-collection efforts. The amendment, proposed by Representative Justin Amash (R-MI), would end the NSA’s “authority for the blanket collection of records under […]

Lawsuit: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Too Powerful; Unrestrained; UnConstitutional

A legal support services company has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), alleging the emerging Federal agency is too unrestricted in its powers and threatens to aggrandize powers that are already properly delegated to established government agencies. The suit, filed Monday by bankruptcy software company Morgan Drexen, states the CFPB […]

Watch This Cartoon From Taiwan: The World Is Laughing At Detroit

A video created by a Taiwanese animation company illustrates how nations abroad view the current Detroit bankruptcy fiasco.   The company, called NMA Animation, routinely pokes fun at the news of the day in satiric fashion. The video depicting Detroit economic problems was posted a pointed You Tube video with the following description: Detroit made […]

NSA Says It Can’t Search Its Own Emails

The NSA is a “supercomputing powerhouse” with machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second. The agency turns its giant machine brains to the task of sifting through unimaginably large troves of data its surveillance programs capture. But it can’t search its own email database.

States’ Rights In Post-DOMA America; Pelosi ‘Defends’ 2nd Amendment; Al-Qaida Grows; DoD Contractors Miss Out On Sequester; Janet On A Different Planet – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 7-23-2013

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

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