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Democratic Lawmakers’ Sickening Response To Boston Bombing

While the most Americans spent Tuesday searching for answers about the events leading up to the tragic events that occurred during the Boston Marathon earlier in the week, a handful of Democratic lawmakers seized the tragedy and fear as an opportunity to tout big-government legislative agendas. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D- Mass.) took an opportunity to […]

GOP Lawmakers Want To Limit Presidential Land-Grab Authority

GOP lawmakers pushed for the passage of a set of bills that would protect State land rights by limiting Presidential authority to create national historical or natural landmarks. The authority to do so was granted via the 1906 Antiquities Act. On Tuesday, Republican lawmakers argued that Presidents from both political parties have abused the authority, […]

Why Won’t The USDA Say Which Stores Get Food Stamp Money?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture won’t disclose which retailers profit most from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka food stamps), despite pressure from some health and media organizations to reveal where the money’s going. Unlike Medicaid and other public-spending juggernauts, which do reveal statistics on where the free money ends up, the food stamp program’s […]

‘Just A Training Exercise,’ DHS Keeps You Safe, Breaking Down Venezuela, State-Controlled Media In The EU, MSM Tardy To Abortion Murder Trial: Friday Morning News Roundup 4-12-2013

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. It’s already begun: a university track coach near the scene of Monday’s Boston Marathon explosions told his local TV station he thought it was strange that […]

IRS Likely To Target Small Businesses In Key Regions For Audits

IRS Likely To Target Small Businesses In Key Regions For Audits

Findings from a study conducted by the National Taxpayer Advocate, an internal IRS office, suggest that the tax collection agency has determined small businesses to be the most likely tax scammers, raising the propensity that they will be most heavily targeted for audits.

NYPD Entrapment Tactic Another Tool In Relentless Push For State Control

NYPD Entrapment Tactic Another Tool In Relentless Push For State Control

If you see a stray wallet orphaned on the ground and pick it up, aiming to call the Department of Public Safety or simply to drop the wallet, intact, off at the local sheriff’s office, would you think twice for fear of being arrested for theft?

Rick Perry Tells PTR ‘Come On Down’ To Texas To Make Your Guns

Rick Perry Tells PTR ‘Come On Down’ To Texas To Make Your Guns

Governors and legislatures in Texas and other Red States have differentiated themselves from their liberal peers in New York, Connecticut, Maryland and even Colorado by rolling out very public welcome mats, all in the hope that outbound gun manufacturers will land in their backyards.

Vet Abused, Disarmed By Cops Because ‘Polite’ Constitution Has No Place For Rights

Vet Abused, Disarmed By Cops Because ‘Polite’ Constitution Has No Place For Rights

You have the right to bear arms — still relatively un-infringed in some States — unless, of course, agents of the state deem you are doing so in an impolite manner. A decorated veteran who was on a 10-mile hike with his 15-year-old son was illegally disarmed and arrested on a Texas county road for “rudely displaying a firearm.”

Gold Having An Ugly Few Days

Amid concern that the economically battered island nation of Cyprus will sell off excess reserves in order to finance a $13 billion international bailout, gold entered a bear market Monday for the first time in more than a decade. Hitting its lowest level since March 2011, gold plummeted 9 percent Monday below $1,400 per ounce. […]

Judge Finds Self In Contempt Of Court For Distracting Smart Phone

A Michigan judge already renowned for being a stickler about cellphones in court administered himself even sterner justice than he’s meted out to others who’ve broken his ringtone policy: He found himself in contempt and slapped himself with a $25 fine. District Judge Raymond Voet heard an annoying ring during closing arguments in a domestic […]

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