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