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CIA Must Release Some Drone Info, But Don’t Expect Much

CIA Must Release Some Drone Info, But Don’t Expect Much

A Federal appeals court last week ruled that the Central Intelligence Agency must comply with a Freedom of Information Act request for details on the agency’s drone program filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

‘Stale And Moss-Covered’ GOP, Meet Young Conservatism

‘Stale And Moss-Covered’ GOP, Meet Young Conservatism

If CPAC is any indication of the path some Republicans may attempt to take to victory in coming elections, it appears strong fiscal conservatism and limited government will be major parts of the plan.

New York Gun Grabbing Law Yields First Arrest

The first poor soul unfortunate enough to be snared in the enforcement dragnet of New York’s unConstitutional gun control law faces Class D felony charges for selling what are now “illegal” weapons. Benjamin Wassell of Silver Creek, N.Y., was arrested after he allegedly sold two semi-automatic rifles and 300 rounds of ammunition to an undercover […]

Rep. Slaughter: Americans Can’t Stop Tyranny With Guns

Representative Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), a sponsor of The Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2013, said in a recent interview that it is a ridiculous notion that Americans armed with assault rifles could fend off tyrannical government.

CPAC Friday, Nanny Lawmakers Left And Right, Capitalism Is A Crime, Eyes On Manhattan, Pelosi Wants A Balanced Budget — When She’s Dead: Friday Morning News Roundup 3-15-2013

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.

Obama Administration’s Disgraceful FOIA Record Pointed Out Again

Obama Administration’s Disgraceful FOIA Record Pointed Out Again

Despite lofty claims, the Administration of Barack Obama has left much to be desired in the transparency department. The Administration has been called out for abusing White House Press pool reporters in recent weeks and, throughout the President’s tenure, has been criticized for not forcing Federal compliance with Freedom of Information Act requests.

‘Pure Intimidation’: Biden Press Secretary Apologizes After Staffer Goes Gestapo On Journalism Student

‘Pure Intimidation’: Biden Press Secretary Apologizes After Staffer Goes Gestapo On Journalism Student

Joe Biden has issued an apology through his press secretary following an ugly incident in which a credentialed journalism student was rousted to surrender photos he had taken of the Vice President at a domestic violence speaking engagement in Rockville, Md.

GOP Says Congressional Democrats’ New Budget Would Jack Federal Spending 62 Percent In 10 Years

GOP Says Congressional Democrats’ New Budget Would Jack Federal Spending 62 Percent In 10 Years

The Republican arm of the Senate Budget Committee released a series of graphics on its website showing what the Democrats’ proposal would do to Federal spending if projected across a 10-year span.

States’ Differing Attitudes On 2nd Amendment Yield Two Self-Defense Stories With Very Different Results

States’ Differing Attitudes On 2nd Amendment Yield Two Self-Defense Stories With Very Different Results

In Alabama, an Average Joe likely won’t face charges for standing his ground after killing an intruder this week in self-defense. But a millionaire businessman in New York City could spend three years in jail simply for pointing an unlicensed gun at a man who broke into his home in January.

Rand Paul Continues To Call Out Obama, Feds At CPAC

Rand Paul Continues To Call Out Obama, Feds At CPAC

Senator Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) recent old school filibuster on the Senate floor has made him more popular than ever among many American conservatives. In his speech at CPAC today, Paul focused on the message he wants the President and the Federal government to hear loud and clear: no one person gets to decide the law, […]

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