As Tea Party supporters gathered outside IRS offices Tuesday in planned demonstrations against the agency’s discriminatory thwarting of their attempts at organizing nonprofit groups, armed officers with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stood watching. They’re easy to spot at this St. Louis rally: DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano sent out the goon squad to […]
The Administration of Barack Obama acknowledged killing four U.S. citizens in “counterterrorism operations” abroad for the first time on Wednesday. The widely reported killings of the Americans — Anwar al-Awlaki, his 16-year-old son Abd al-Rahman Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan — occurred in Yemen in 2011. The previously unreported drone killing of Jude Kennan Mohammad, […]
Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is worried that the Internal Revenue Service scandal is going to have a “chilling effect,” but not, as you might expect, on American citizens. Instead, Cummings fears it could cripple the IRS. “Let me tell you what I’m really concerned about in addition to all the other things that I’ve […]
The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sat down Lois Lerner, who’s in charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations Unit, for questioning early Wednesday, despite forewarning from her attorney that she would invoke the 5th Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination by not answering any questions. Later in the afternoon, committee chairman Darrell […]
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.
The Associated Press wiretapping scandal and resultant revelations of Federal spying on American journalists has revealed the true contempt and fear that the Administration of Barack Obama — an Administration that has prosecuted twice as many Americans under the 1917 Espionage Act than all other Administrations combined — has for a well-informed populace.
More explosive details highlighting the culpability of top Administration officials in the deaths of Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in September could emerge as more whistle-blowers come forth, reports indicate.
A poll released Tuesday estimates that a majority of Americans blame the Internal Revenue Service hit job on deliberate targeting ordered by someone or coordinated by a group. And there’s a corresponding bump in the proportion of Americans who, according to a separate poll released Monday, approve of the Tea Party and its small-government message in the wake of the IRS scandal.
Early this month, the sheriff of Palm Beach County, Fla., announced a new, Orwellian “violence prevention” program designed to pit neighbors against each other by having people anonymously call the cops on anyone who doesn’t like the government or takes a picture of a bridge.
Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. update.