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Selling Public Office: Presidential Campaign Donors Rewarded With Posh Embassy Appointments

Selling Public Office: Presidential Campaign Donors Rewarded With Posh Embassy Appointments

President Barack Obama’s penchant for appointing top campaign fundraisers to cherry positions inside luxe American embassies in the capitals of allied nations is an expansion on a trend that’s begun to tick off our friends and frustrate advocates for reform here at home.

When Government Doesn’t Work, Private Citizens Should Shame It

When Government Doesn’t Work, Private Citizens Should Shame It

A Jackson, Miss., man got fed up with his local streets being littered with potholes, despite promises by elected officials to take care of the problem, and decided to take matters into his own hands. The “Pothole Patchman” fixed more than 100 bumps in the road.

GOP To Harry Reid: Go Nuclear, And It’ll Bite You In 2014

Republican Senators have threatened Majority Leader Harry Reid that they’ll stall every attempt at passing legislation until after midterm elections, if he invokes the so-called “nuclear option” that would change Senate rules to allow a simple 51-vote majority vote to end a Republican-threatened filibuster. “If Senator Reid changes the character of the Senate, then the […]

World Hates U.S. Spying; Ohio School System Allows Teachers To Pack Heat; Border Patrol Agents Fear Hiring Surge; White House Pretends It Didn’t Interfere With Zimmerman Trial; GOP Threatens Reid—Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 7-11-2013

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

Watch: Jay Carney Acts As If The President Didn’t Already Interfere In George Zimmerman’s Trial

Asked about President Barack Obama’s infamous “if I had a son” remark during a press conference Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said—as if the damage isn’t already done—said that it isn’t White House policy to comment on matters like the George Zimmerman case in the midst of a trial. “[Obama's] comments are what […]

International Community Continues To Fret Over U.S. Spying

Countries around the world are taking different approaches to address concerns over the United States’ National Security Agency Spying initiatives exposed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden recently. According to Izvestia, Russian intelligence officials have made steps to going back to using paper documents to communicate certain sensitive information. Russia’s Federal Guard Service recently ordered 20 Triumph […]

Ohio School System Allows Concealed Carry For Teachers

The board of education for an Ohio school district has approved a concealed carry policy for teachers in the 1,300-student system. The school board of the Newcomerstown Exempted Village school district approved the change for the upcoming academic year after parents of students attending the system’s four schools urged changes that would equip faculty and […]

Border Patrol Agents Fear Proposed Hiring Surge Will Add Criminals To Ranks

An amendment to the immigration reform bill which would add up to 20,000 agents and $38 billion in additional spending to the ranks of the U.S. Border Patrol is being decried by many current Border Patrol agents. The opponents fear that a massive and abrupt hiring surge could allow criminals and lesser-qualified agents to join […]

Charging Zimmerman; Texas Gold; Britain’s Panopticon; ‘High’ Taxes; Secession In The Wild West – Thursday Morning News Roundup 7-11-2013

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

Activist Veteran Raided By Cops For Loading Shotgun In D.C.

Activist Veteran Raided By Cops For Loading Shotgun In D.C.

Former Marine and Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh went to Washington, D.C., on Independence Day, and he released a video showing himself loading a shotgun in the middle of Freedom Plaza with the Capitol Building clearly shown behind him.

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