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Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 9-10-2014

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

Commissioner Koskinen Says IRS Tries To Follow The Law ‘Whenever We Can’

Commissioner Koskinen Says IRS Tries To Follow The Law ‘Whenever We Can’

Take comfort in knowing that, just as you only try to follow federal tax law “whenever you can,” the agency that collects and enforces those same laws is right there with you. What? You always follow federal tax law because you don’t have much of a choice? Never mind then — the IRS hasn’t got […]

Obama, Democrats Advocate Arming Syrian Rebels As Key ISIS strategy

Obama, Democrats Advocate Arming Syrian Rebels As Key ISIS strategy

President Barack Obama is pushing for members of Congress to include in a stopgap spending bill a provision giving him the ability to arm and train Syrian rebels he believes can help defeat ISIS. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden urged lawmakers Wednesday to include the Title X authority required for providing U.S. weapons and […]

Army Officer Barred From Visiting Daughter’s School While In Uniform — Because It Might Offend Someone

Lt. Col. Sherwood Baker, a U.S. Army officer with 24 years in service, was planning to meet with his high school-age daughter’s guidance counselor about her class schedule when a security guard stopped him and told him he couldn’t go inside the school unless he changed out of his military uniform. The guard at Detroit-area […]

Senators Tasked With NSA Oversight Urge Appeals Court To End Call Records Collection

Senators Tasked With NSA Oversight Urge Appeals Court To End Call Records Collection

This post, written by Electronic Frontier Foundation legal fellow Andrew Crocker, was originally published on the foundation’s website. Smith v. Obama, a challenge to the NSA’s warrantless collection of phone records, currently before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has received some high-profile support. In six amicus briefs filed yesterday, a range of groups […]

Obama’s Jimmy Carter Moment

Ahead of President Barack Obama’s planned remarks on the Islamic State terror threat, NBC’s Chuck Todd on Wednesday suggested that the president’s weak foreign policy stance could do “Jimmy Carter-like” damage to the Democratic Party. During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Todd referenced polling data that shows Republicans leading Democrats by 38 points in […]

One-Fourth Of Your Medical Dollars Disappear Into A Vast Healthcare Bureaucratic Rat Hole

One-Fourth Of Your Medical Dollars Disappear Into A Vast Healthcare Bureaucratic Rat Hole

The gibberish that is an overpriced hospital bill would be funny if it didn’t represent the giant waste of money that cripples American healthcare. International research shows that the U.S. squanders more than $1 billion dollars a day on medical bureaucracy, the most in the world.

Every Day They’re Unemployed, More Jobless People Go Shopping Than Look For Work

Every Day They’re Unemployed, More Jobless People Go Shopping Than Look For Work

Looking for a job — especially when jobs are hard to find — is a drag. But shopping’s fun. And because so many people in the U.S. can live funded and jobless at the same time, more of them are spending their days buying stuff — not even necessary stuff — than looking for work.

Cruz: Dems Ignore Major Threats, While Attempting to Re-Write First Amendment

Speaking from the Senate floor Tuesday night Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) lambasted the Congressional body for failing to respond to a litany of major foreign and domestic policy issues facing the U.S. and debating instead a Democratic proposal to abrogate the First Amendment by more harshly regulating political speech. The proposal Cruz addressed would allow […]

White House Admits That Obama’s ISIS Strategy Speech Is Just An Extension Of Non-Strategy

White House Admits That Obama’s ISIS Strategy Speech Is Just An Extension Of Non-Strategy

President Barack Obama suffered the wrath of political pundits, lawmakers and average Americans spanning the political divide when he announced last week that his administration didn’t have a concrete strategy for dealing with the Islamic State terror threat festering in the Middle East. The president now claims to have a plan. But as more details […]

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