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IRS Admits It Destroyed Lois Lerner’s Blackberry <i>After</i> Congress Began Investigating Scandal

IRS Admits It Destroyed Lois Lerner’s Blackberry After Congress Began Investigating Scandal

When the IRS met Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s deadline last Friday to produce sworn documents explaining a variety of things about how and why Lois Lerner’s emails went missing, it dropped a couple of bombs for anyone who’s been following the ever-simmering IRS scandal. The IRS admitted that it had destroyed Lerner’s mobile Blackberry device months […]

Free Military Gear To Cops Has Resulted In 184 Local Police Departments ‘Losing’ Guns, Humvees

Free Military Gear To Cops Has Resulted In 184 Local Police Departments ‘Losing’ Guns, Humvees

When the federal government places leftover military weapons, MRAPs, Humvees, fire trucks and even ready-to-eat meals and sleeping bags in the hands of local fire and police forces, it’s at least trusting that those agencies will hang onto them — even if they’re used to restrain and repress civilians. But even that is too much […]

Alliance Defending Freedom: ‘Controversial Speech’ Restricted At University Of South Alabama

Alliance Defending Freedom: ‘Controversial Speech’ Restricted At University Of South Alabama

This post was reprinted from the Alliance Defending Freedom website. MOBILE, Ala. — Alliance Defending Freedom filed an amended complaint Friday in a pro-life student organization’s lawsuit against the University of South Alabama. The university relegated the group’s pro-life display to a small speech zone on campus because it deemed the nature of the event […]

California Law Mandates That Students Be Taught ‘Significance’ Of Obama Presidency

California Law Mandates That Students Be Taught ‘Significance’ Of Obama Presidency

A new California law signed this week by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown will require schoolchildren to be taught that President Barack Obama’s election was “a historic step in the effort towards equality in the United States.” The bill, AB 1912, will require the state’s Instructional Quality Commission to update history and social science materials to […]

Could A Wording ‘Glitch’ Doom Obamacare?

Could A Wording ‘Glitch’ Doom Obamacare?

WASHINGTON (MCT) — When a federal appeals court ruled last month that a seemingly arcane wording flaw in the Affordable Care Act should invalidate a central part of the law, many of those who drafted the statute five years ago reacted with shock and anger. In 2009, they had spent months piecing together a compromise […]

ICREACH: The Government’s Searchable Database Of Private Communications

ICREACH: The Government’s Searchable Database Of Private Communications

In an effort to help dozens of government agencies access the troves of private telecommunications data it scoops up from foreigners and American citizens, the National Security Agency has its own “Google-like” search engine.

House Republicans Move Forward On Obama Lawsuit, Hire Lawyer

House Republicans Move Forward On Obama Lawsuit, Hire Lawyer

House Administration Committee Chairwoman Candice Miller (R-Mich.) on Monday signed a contract with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm BakerHostetler for legal representation in a civil action lawsuit against the president of the United States.

Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-25-2014

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White House Sets U.S. Up For Another Foreign Policy Nightmare

White House Sets U.S. Up For Another Foreign Policy Nightmare

An influential Senate Democrat called Monday for President Barack Obama to seek congressional approval before launching airstrikes against Islamic State militants in the Middle East. The call came after the White House refused to say whether it would await a congressional greenlight for further military action. Last year, Obama asked Congress for permission to launch […]

Cornel West: Obama A ‘Counterfeit’ And A ‘Brown-Faced Clinton’

Cornel West: Obama A ‘Counterfeit’ And A ‘Brown-Faced Clinton’

Union Theological Seminary professor and noted liberal public intellectual Cornel West had some harsh words for President Barack Obama in an interview with the left-leaning Salon. The conversation started out on a sour note when Salon’s Thomas Frank asked West, “how do you feel things have worked out since then [2008], both with the economy […]

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