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Vermont House Moves To Decriminalize Marijuana

The Vermont House of Representatives voted Monday on a bill, already amended by the State Senate, that would decriminalize marijuana if approved by the Governor. The bill would remove criminal penalties for possession of up to one ounce, instead imposing a civil fine after the same fashion as a traffic ticket. Anyone under 21 caught […]

Feds Spying On AP Reporters

In what is being called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” by the news organization’s top executive, The Associated Press has discovered that the Justice Department secretly acquired two months’ of phone records on its reporters and editors. From The Associated Press:  The records obtained by the Justice Department listed incoming and outgoing calls, and the […]

Federal Judge Says President Gets His Way Too Easily With Courts When Hiding ‘Classified’ Documents

One Federal judge told fellow government employees Monday that courts are too lax in considering the actual merit of most Presidential claims that information should remain classified for the sake of national security. According to a POLITICO report, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said most Federal courts are “far too deferential” to the executive branch […]

Horror Doctor Kermit Gosnell Convicted Of Murder

Kermit Gosnell, who severed the spinal cords of infants born in spite of abortion attempts at his West Philadelphia clinic, was convicted Monday of three counts of first-degree murder. The abortion provider was also convicted of involuntary manslaughter in relation to the 2009 death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar, who died of a drug overdose in […]

Ammo Shortage, Tea Party Taxes, New School In Newtown, Lashing Ahmadinejad, Brits Phishing For Crabs: Monday Morning News Roundup 5-13-2013

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.

Entitlement-Inflated University Costs May Soon Succumb To Market Forces

Entitlement-Inflated University Costs May Soon Succumb To Market Forces

Ever since the first round of ex-soldiers went to college for free on the post-World War II G.I. Bill, the U.S. higher-education network of public and private universities has had its own miniature Federal Reserve-style money printer, in the form of Federal student aid entitlements.

Department Of Defense Censors 3-D Print Gun Schematic: ‘The United States Government Claims Control’

Department Of Defense Censors 3-D Print Gun Schematic: ‘The United States Government Claims Control’

One of the key proponents of a technology allowing a plastic gun to be assembled through a three-dimensional printing process has been forced to remove all firearms-related schematics from a personal defense website that had made the designs available for free.

A Bad Week For The Obama Administration As Lies, Cover-Ups And Abuse Take Center Stage

A Bad Week For The Obama Administration As Lies, Cover-Ups And Abuse Take Center Stage

Every so often, a Presidential Administration is plagued by a report that reveals unconscionable crookedness, depravity or incompetence. And those reports, given the nature of the country’s political system, usually come as no surprise to the American everyman.

House Bill Would Prioritize Debt Reconciliation

House Bill Would Prioritize Debt Reconciliation

Last week, the Republican-controlled House approved a bill that would require the Federal government to make efforts to pay back foreign-held debts before committing to additional domestic expenditures.

Residents Taking Over Public Services In Financially Crippled Detroit

Residents on lawn mowers have formed a “Mower Gang” in Detroit, determined to maintain public aesthetics in a city where there’s not enough public money to pay enough workers to keep overgrown parks, roadsides and medians usable and clean. TheBlaze reported Friday that many people who’ve chosen to persevere in their near-bankrupt city, whether wealthy […]

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