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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.

Government Too Powerful…Duh, Potentially Lying Holder Shopped For Judges, Military 3D Guns, And A Transsexual Superhero For Children: Tuesday P.M. Edition Links 5-28-2013

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

Majority Of Americans: Government Too Powerful

According to Gallup polling results, since 2005 at least half of all Americans have believed that the Nation’s government is far too powerful. As the recent gamut of government scandals continues to ride the headlines, the pooling agency reports that 54 percent of Americans believe that the Federal government has too much power. The number […]

‘Judge Shopping’ AG Holder Spurned By Two Judges Before Third Granted Secret Subpoena Warrant

When U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder decided to unleash the hounds on FOX News reporter James Rosen, he had Ronald Machen, U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C., go looking for a court order to obtain a warrant that would allow the Department of Justice to subpoena Rosen’s communications without the reporter or his employer ever knowing […]

3-D Printing The Military/Industrial Complex

While the Federal government is doing everything it can to curtail civilians from using 3-D printing technology to manufacture firearms by doing things like shutting down Defense Distributed, a nonprofit company started by a University of Texas law student, which has successfully made and fired a 3-D gun, the military could soon move forward with […]

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