FBI Allows Informants To Commit Thousands Of Crimes; Judge Rules NSA Spying Constitutional; Nikki Haley’s Gun Post Ignites Social Media Duel; Friday Cartoon Roundup; And More— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 12-27-2013


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FBI Allows Informants To Commit Thousands Of Crimes

It is widely known that the FBI allows its informants to commit crimes as the investigative agency uses the individuals for investigative purposes. But it might happen more often than most people think. The Numbers… 

Lie To Government To Get $19 Million Grant, Get Caught, Don’t Go To Jail

In a case the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is calling the biggest instance of research fraud in more than 20 years, an Iowa State University researcher has admitted to lying about a breakthrough AIDS vaccine that, he falsely claimed, could utilize rabbit blood’s disease-fighting properties to cure human patients. Read More… 

Judge Rules NSA Surveillance Programs To Be Constitutional

A Federal judge in New York Friday ruled the U.S. National Security Agency’s phone data collection program to be lawful. Read More…

S.C. Politicians In Social Media Gun Duel

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s Facebook post about a handgun she got for Christmas prompted political rivals to fire back with a post featuring a shotgun. Read More… 

Friday Fun: A Roundup Of This Week’s Political Cartoons

Mele Kalikimaka! For the sixth straight year, the first family hopped aboard Air Force One and got the heck out of Washington. White Christmas? “Bah humbug,” they say. They much prefer to have fun in the sun in Hawaii. Meanwhile, back on the mainland, we’re left to deal with the “gifts” the President has given us. Joy! The Funnies… 

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