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IRS Answers Due Today In Lawsuit Over Missing Lerner Emails

IRS Answers Due Today In Lawsuit Over Missing Lerner Emails

The Internal Revenue Service is expected to present sworn testimony today to a federal judge who cracked down on the agency after it offered dismissive responses to a previous discovery order aimed at explaining how Lois Lerner’s infamous “lost” emails went missing.

Democrats Fear Obamacare Just Like Everybody Else

Democrats Fear Obamacare Just Like Everybody Else

Even Democrats with jobs appear nonplussed by the prospect of their bosses abandoning their group health coverage plans in favor of online Obamacare exchanges — as well as the poorer-quality coverage that would accompany it.

Gowdy Says He’ll Bring Prosecutor’s Focus, Fairness To Benghazi Probe

Gowdy Says He’ll Bring Prosecutor’s Focus, Fairness To Benghazi Probe

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has found a springboard to possible Washington stardom with his appointment last spring as chairman of a special House of Representatives select panel investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-21-2014: DoD Broke Law In Bergdahl Swap; Judge Orders Holder To Name Fast & Furious Papers; Police Shooting On A Sunny St. Louis Day; Calling B.S. On NSA’s Flimsy Spy Claim; LAPD Shells Out $5 Million For Gunning Down Suspect; Dems Foment Hobby Lobby Boycott – At Hobby Lobby

Brush Up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition.

This Happened On August 19 In St. Louis. Does It Look Like Murder To You?

St. Louis police shot and killed 25 year-old Kajieme Powell around 1 p.m. on August 19, about 3.5 miles from the location of the now-infamous Michael Brown shooting. This shooting isn’t that shooting, though: there’s video of this encounter, whereas evidence in the Brown case is early in the discovery phase. The court of public […]

LA Settles Police Shooting Case For $5 Million

LA Settles Police Shooting Case For $5 Million

LOS ANGELES (MCT) — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $5 million settlement with the family of an unarmed National Guard veteran killed on live television in a barrage of gunfire at the end of a wild pursuit last year in downtown L.A. The proposed payout is the largest settlement the city […]

Wasserman Schultz Visits Hobby Lobby Store — To Urge A Boycott

Wasserman Schultz Visits Hobby Lobby Store — To Urge A Boycott

DAVIE, Fla. (MCT) — Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, stopped at a Hobby Lobby store in her district on Wednesday — not to pick up some craft supplies for one of her kids’ school projects, but to alert people to the store’s existence and urge people not […]

Not So Fast And Furious: Judge Orders DOJ To Hand Over List Of Withheld Gunrunning Documents

Not So Fast And Furious: Judge Orders DOJ To Hand Over List Of Withheld Gunrunning Documents

Attorney General Eric Holder may have gone about his business with a Congressional contempt charge hanging over his head for the past two years, but the gunrunning scandal that got him that way hasn’t disappeared. On Wednesday, a federal judge ordered Holder’s Department of Justice to hand over to Congressional investigators a list of the […]

EFF, ACLU Demolish ‘It’s Just Metadata’ Claim In NSA Spying Appeal

EFF, ACLU Demolish ‘It’s Just Metadata’ Claim In NSA Spying Appeal

This was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Washington, D.C. — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday filed an amicus brief in Klayman v. Obama, a high-profile lawsuit that challenges mass surveillance, arguing that Americans’ telephone metadata deserves the highest protection of the 4th Amendment. Larry […]

GAO Report: Department Of Defense Violated The Law In Bergdahl-Guantanamo Prisoner Swap

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Defense violated the law when it carried out the Obama Administration’s arranged swap of five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay for the freedom of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. In a ruling released today, GAO General Counsel Susan A. Poling confirmed that the DoD unlawfully spent […]

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