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On Heels Of Foreign Policy Change Speech, Obama Drone Strikes In Sovereign Nations Continue

Did you catch President Barack Obama’s first major speech on counterterrorism of his second term last Thursday? Well if you didn’t, all you need to know is that it only took the Administration six days to let Americans know—as if they didn’t already— that what the President says and what his Administration does are very, […]

Test: Most ‘Honey’ Isn’t Real

A recent test by Food Safety News reveals that three-fourths of the “honey” mass produced and sold in chain supermarkets isn’t, technically, real honey. That’s because the removal of microscopic pollen particles takes away the ability of food inspectors to determine the source, and the safety, of the modified product. And the majority of grocery […]

Federal Scrutiny On Bitcoin Ramps Up

Directly on the heels of a Federal assault on the alternative currency Liberty Reserve, Federal regulators are discussing more oversight of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. “It’s gotten to a level where I think for us not to take notice and to try and make some sort of determination about what to do would be […]

Texas Set To Approve E-Privacy Protections Stronger Than Federal Law

A bill awaiting Texas Governor Rick Perry’s signature would put the Lone Star State ahead of Congress in protecting the privacy of citizens whose emails, thanks to an existing legal loophole, are currently subject to warrantless seizure. The law, already approved by both chambers of the State Legislature, follows reforms recommended to Congress by privacy advocates […]

Jay Carney Joke Of The Day: IRS Testimony Was Satisfying

Though Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike have expressed disdain over Internal Revenue Service officials’ dodgy answers to Congressional questions about the agency’s undue targeting of conservative groups, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is satisfied with the responsiveness of the IRS to the matters of Congressional interest. Lois Lerner, director of the IRS division in […]

Bachmann To Retire, Welfare For The Dead, Majority Of Americans Want Gun Talk Dropped, Rand Welcomes The Freaky People, Larry King’s New Show On RT, And More: Wednesday Morning News Roundup 5-29-2013

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.

Fed’s Full On Assault On Currency Alternatives Goes Global

Fed’s Full On Assault On Currency Alternatives Goes Global

Since the virtual currency Bitcoin began receiving widespread attention in the media as a viable alternative to cash, Federal agencies have been keeping a close watch on the startup and on firms with which it does business.On Tuesday, the Justice Department effectively shut down Liberty Reserve, another online currency.

U.S. Government Continues To Silently Endorse Saudi Diplomats’ Virtual Enslavement Of Domestic Workers In Virginia

U.S. Government Continues To Silently Endorse Saudi Diplomats’ Virtual Enslavement Of Domestic Workers In Virginia

About a month ago, two Filipino servant women escaped from a mansion in a Washington, D.C., suburb occupied by a Saudi Arabian diplomatic contingent. Now, another woman says she was essentially kidnapped into domestic slavery at another Virginia home occupied by more Saudi diplomats in the Washington suburbs.

Handicapped Texas Man Shocked To Death With Taser On Suspicion Of Drugs That Apparently Weren’t There

Handicapped Texas Man Shocked To Death With Taser On Suspicion Of Drugs That Apparently Weren’t There

A 350-pound asthmatic man was sleeping on the couch at his Fort Worth, Texas, home on May 16 when the cops showed up with a warrant to search his house. Jarmaine Darden had asthma severe enough that he wasn’t able to sleep lying down. That didn’t stop the “zero-tolerance” officers from immediately treating the situation like a standoff with a dangerous criminal.

Is College Worth It? Further Highlights How Federal Money Damages Students, Universities, Society

Is College Worth It? Further Highlights How Federal Money Damages Students, Universities, Society

In the new book Is College Worth It?, former Secretary of Education William Bennett and his co-author try to understand why higher education is becoming more of a burden than a boon for many Americans.

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