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Union Boss Tells Breitbart All About Illegal Alien Union Members

Breitbart did a spot interview Thursday with a top official from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) at an immigration reform rally in Bakersfield, California. Amazingly, SEIU International Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina didn’t flinch on the subject of whether illegal aliens form part of the union’s membership. “Medina gave no indication that he thought there was […]

Electronic Frontier Foundation: The Three Pillars of Government Trust Have Fallen

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has reacted to Thursday’s Washington Post story on the National Security Agency’s eye-opening audit, which dismantled the fallacy that there are adequate oversight mechanisms built into the government’s program of domestic spying, with a timely column that explains just how far America’s leadership has fallen in abusing the public trust. Act […]

NSA Audit Reveals What You Already Knew; Obama’s Two-Faced Mideast ‘Policy’; Newtown Gun Permits Set To Double; President’s Apathy During Bin Laden Raid Outed, Redacted; Chris Christie Pep Rally Foreshadows 2016 – TGIF Friday Morning News Roundup 8-16-2013

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

Congressional Republicans AWOL From August Town Hall Meetings

Congressional Republicans AWOL From August Town Hall Meetings

As Congress takes off the month of August, back-home constituents expected an opportunity to debrief their Senators and Representatives following a dismal, gridlocked, ineffectual Summer term. But many Congressional Republicans would rather hunker down in private over the five-week August recess than face constituents.

White House On Idea For Gun-Free Zone Around Obama: No Way!

White House On Idea For Gun-Free Zone Around Obama: No Way!

President Barack Obama got heavily involved in the renewed push for stricter gun-control laws in the United States following mass shooting tragedies that gripped the Nation. He suggested banning certain classes of firearms and firearm accessories, making gun purchases more difficult and declaring more places as ”gun-free zones,” among other things.

Obama’s Unilateral End Run Around Congress: Hike FCC Cellphone Fees To Pay For High-Speed Internet

Obama’s Unilateral End Run Around Congress: Hike FCC Cellphone Fees To Pay For High-Speed Internet

President Barack Obama is hoping to add another “signature” accomplishment to mark his second term in office that, if successful, could stand alongside the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a landmark aggrandizement of the reach and power of the executive branch.

EPA Assumes Congressional Powers; Obama Administration’s Ambivalence On Justice; Public Sours On Economic Policy Pivots; Sheriff’s Department Proud To Be ‘Paramilitary’ — Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-15-2013

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links. More Obama Administration Steamrolling Of Congress: EPA To Act On ‘Climate Change’ Really, who needs Congress anymore? Certainly not the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, which is busy game-planning end runs around Congress on education, wireless infrastructure, immigration and now climate […]

Orange County, Florida Sheriff Blithely Proclaims: ‘We Are A Paramilitary Organization’

A Wednesday Orlando Sentinel report on a hiring spree at the burgeoning Orange County, Florida Sheriff’s Office quoted Sheriff Jerry Demings unironically describing his department as a “paramilitary organization.” From the story: An improving economy has allowed Demings to open 125 positions that have been frozen since 2009. So far, 60 have been filled as […]

The Sweeping Presidential Power To Help Prisoners That Holder Didn’t Mention

This ProPublica Article by Cora Currier, published Wednesday, examines the Obama Administration’s Spartan invocation of the power of the Presidential Pardon, alongside Attorney General Eric Holder’s arbitrary interpretation of his own promise to get “smart on crime.” Taken together, they demonstrate a mystifying take on Americans’ due process and civil liberties; one that veers closer […]

More Obama Administration Steamrolling Of Congress: EPA To Act On ‘Climate Change’

Really, who needs Congress anymore? Certainly not the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, which is busy game-planning end runs around Congress on education, wireless infrastructure, immigration and now climate change. Gina McCarthy, whom President Barack Obama nominated to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) back in March, told an audience of academics at the […]

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