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EPA Assumes Congressional Powers; Obama Administration’s Ambivalence On Justice; Public Sours On Economic Policy Pivots; Sheriff’s Department Proud To Be ‘Paramilitary’ — Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-15-2013

August 15, 2013 by  

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More Obama Administration Steamrolling Of Congress: EPA To Act On ‘Climate Change’

Really, who needs Congress anymore? Certainly not the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, which is busy game-planning end runs around Congress on education, wireless infrastructure, immigration and now climate change. Read More…

 

The Sweeping Presidential Power To Help Prisoners That Holder Didn’t Mention

This week, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out against the impacts of “draconian” sentences for nonviolent drug offenders. “Too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no truly good law enforcement reason,” said Holder. But in unveiling the new “smart on crime” initiative, Holder skipped mention of the sweeping power the president has to shorten or forgive a federal prisoner’s sentence. Read More…

 

Poll: Obama’s Approval Slips On Economic Issues

U.S. public approval of President Obama’s handling of the economy has dropped significantly this summer, a Gallup poll indicates. The latest poll, taken between Aug. 7 and Sunday, found that 35 percent of respondents approve of Obama’s economic policy, down 7 percentage points from June. Read More…

 

Orange County, Florida Sheriff Blithely Proclaims: ‘We Are A Paramilitary Organization’

A Wednesday Orlando Sentinel report on a hiring spree at the burgeoning Orange County, Florida Sheriff’s Office quoted Sheriff Jerry Demings unironically describing his department as a “paramilitary organization.” Read More…

 

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