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House Bill Would Slash Foreign Aid

House Bill Would Slash Foreign Aid

House Republicans, on Thursday, introduced a spending proposal that would cut U.S. foreign aid expenditures by 26 percent and deny funding to implement the controversial United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

Congress Is Getting Closer To Obama’s Smoking Gun On IRS Political Discrimination Scandal

Congress Is Getting Closer To Obama’s Smoking Gun On IRS Political Discrimination Scandal

The Internal Revenue Service chief counsel’s office in Washington, D.C., was directly involved in orchestrating the byzantine, discriminatory application process that targeted conservative groups seeking nonprofit, tax-exempt status, according to an IRS attorney.

Americans Not Excited With Capitalism, The American Dream

Americans Not Excited With Capitalism, The American Dream

A growing number of Americans are losing faith in the United States’ capitalist economic system, according to the results of a recent survey from the Public Religion Research Institute.

Officer Charged For Assaulting Random Female Pedestrian, Knocking Her Teeth Out

Officer Charged For Assaulting Random Female Pedestrian, Knocking Her Teeth Out

A Texas police officer has been jailed after a police affidavit revealed he allegedly battered, without provocation, an innocent female pedestrian who happened to be walking near the scene of an unrelated late-night traffic stop.

California Senate Takes Up Digital License Plates That Can Track Movements, Collect Fees

The California State Senate is considering a statewide conversion to non-renewable digital license plates that would be able to collect electronic information, such as determining whether a motorist has pre-paid a road toll, in a bid to do away with what sponsors feel is the costly, inconvenient process of producing, distributing and renewing traditional license […]

Most Think China Will Overpower U.S.; DOJ Ready To Skewer Zimmerman; Army Vet Denied Gun Permit Over Decades Old Charge; USDA Awards Grant To Track Food Shopping; California Mulls Privacy-Killing Electronic License Plates: Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 7-18-2013

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

$149,074 USDA Grant Awarded To Track Shopping Patterns So Government Can Force Healthy Eating

The Federal government will soon begin to examine American shopping patterns in order to find out where bureaucracy could best intervene in order to encourage Americans to make healthier choices with food purchases. A $149,074 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant awarded to the University of Kentucky in April for the study titled, “Adolescent and Parent […]

Army Vet Refused Gun Permit For 42 Year-Old Drug Misdemeanor

A Texas man who served for 20 years in the U.S. Army after being convicted for a minor drug charge in 1971 was turned away from a local Walmart after attempting to purchase a .22-caliber rifle and failing a Federal background check for his 42 year-old offense. According to a report from CBS Houston, Ron […]

Justice Puts Hold On Zimmerman Evidence, Readying Civil Rights Case

The Justice Department, likely getting ready to further investigate the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, has asked police in Sanford, Fla., to hold all evidence related to the case, including Zimmerman’s handgun. The move comes as Justice officials weigh levying civil rights charges against Zimmerman. “As the Department first acknowledged last […]

Courts Keep Striking Down Obama Appointments; Rubio Stumbles; Reid Says ‘Climate Change’ Is Causing All The Fires; Even Jimmy Carter Hates PRISM; Obamacare Costs A Million Bucks – Thursday Morning News Roundup 7-18-2013

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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