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Paul Wanted To Like Obama, White House’s Honesty Problem, Cruz Loves Criticism, Economy Isn’t Moving, Banning Google Glass, And More: Wednesday Morning News Roundup 6-5-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

Department Of Labor Asked Associated Press For $1 Million Before Handing Over Info

Department Of Labor Asked Associated Press For $1 Million Before Handing Over Info

Under the Freedom of Information Act, a government agency can’t charge a news organization for any cost associated with producing documents it requests, other than for photocopies exceeding 100 pages. But the U.S. Department of Labor initially demanded that the Associated Press hand over $1 million when it requested a list of “secret” government email addresses surreptitiously being used by several of President Barack Obama’s political appointees. Is the Obama Administration hiding something?

A 2016 Presidential Clown Car: A Wrestler, A Shock Jock, A Comb Over, And New Republicans?

A 2016 Presidential Clown Car: A Wrestler, A Shock Jock, A Comb Over, And New Republicans?

The disappointing results of the last Presidential election are still fresh on the minds of many conservatives. Perhaps that’s why many people can’t stop talking about possible Presidential contenders for 2016. Headlines this week have brought Americans who care to look ahead to 2016 two longshot possible contenders.

Immigration Amnesty Could Have 2nd Amendment Implications

The ongoing debate over whether to include amnesty as a feature in the immigration bill before Congress may not have obvious implications for Americans’ right to bear arms. But, as a memo from Gun Owners of America points out, amnesty could tip the balance in favor of Liberal gun control politics in some parts of the country.

The amnesty bill, if it survives, could eventually create anywhere from 11.5 million to 20 million new American citizens. There’s no guarantee how those new citizens would vote, or in what numbers.

French Report Of Sarin In Syria Increases Prospect Of International Conflict

French Report Of Sarin In Syria Increases Prospect Of International Conflict

On Tuesday, French investigators indicated that there was no doubt the Syrian fighters are using deadly sarin gas in the nation, increasing calls from some hawks and liberal humanitarians for U.S. military intervention in the conflict.

No Liberal IRS Victims; GOP Threatens Cuts For Taxman; Dems Blame Conservatives For Everything; Holder Snubs Congress Again; Cops Ticket Parents With Bad Kids: Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 6-4-2013

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

Holder Pawns Off Congress’ Demand For Explanation For Apparent Perjury On DOJ Subordinate

Members of the House Judiciary Committee aren’t happy with the content of the Department of Justice’s response to their request that Attorney General Eric Holder clarify a potentially false statement he gave during testimony on May 15th. But they’re even more angry that Holder didn’t answer them directly. Instead, he pawned the task off on […]

Child’s Play: Wisconsin City Fines Parents Of Bully Children

Police officers in Monona, Wisconsin, have a new way to draw in revenue thanks to a new anti-bullying ordinance passed by the locality’s lawmakers: They can ticket parents for having children who are bullies. The ability to ticket parents for their children’s anti-social behavior is part of a broader ordinance that officials in the city […]

Liberal Congressman: Tea Party Groups Targeted By IRS ‘Asked For It’

According to one Democratic Congressman, Tea Party groups whom the IRS discriminated against had it coming because their political views are stupid. House Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) lit into Tea Party witnesses during testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee, telling them “each of your groups are [sic] highly political” and that they should […]

GOP House Members Lean On IRS To Come Clean Or Face Funding Cuts

Republicans sitting on the House Appropriations Committee are threatening to tighten the IRS’ “purse strings” if officials don’t come clean about who was involved in orchestrating the Tea Party discrimination scandal. On Monday, Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) told acting IRS chief Danny Werfel, “I don’t need to remind you or anybody else that the power […]

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