Feinstein Breaks Ranks With Obama On Healthcare; Massachusetts Politician Advocates Searches Of Gun Owner Homes; NSA Spying Stifles America’s Writers; More Americans Want Guns Than Obamacare; And Agreement With Iran Could Ease Mideast Tensions Among Muslims— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 11-12-2013


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No Duh, Feinstein! Dem Senator Breaks With Obama To Back ‘Keep Your Coverage’ Bill

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is breaking rank with the Obama Administration by throwing her support behind a bill that would require insurers to continue offering coverage to current customers who are happy with their existing health plans. Read More… 

Massachusetts Politician Suggests Random, Unannounced Police Searches Of Gun Owners’ Homes, Locals Get Angry

A local politician in Swampscott, Massachusetts, recently said residents’ 4th Amendment protections should be explicitly violated if they insist upon exercising 2nd Amendment rights in the town. Read More… 

Bar Graph: People Want Guns A Lot More Than They Want Obamacare

Three takeaways here: One – the Federal government can build a complex networked database that handles high volumes if it wants to; Two – Healthcare.gov isn’t experiencing high volumes of traffic by any applicable standard; and Three – people are a hell of a lot more interested in buying guns than they are in buying Obamacare. See The Graph… 

NSA Spying Has Led Writers To Self-Censor

A new survey conducted by a leading literary organization finds that the recent revelations of pervasive spying on American citizens have had a chilling effect on the intellectual freedom, creativity and social discourse of American writers. Read More… 

Analysts: Accord With Iran Could Ease Sunni-Shiite Bloodshed

There’s more riding on a U.S. reconciliation with Iran than just convincing Tehran to scale back its murky and widely feared nuclear program, analysts say. Read More… 

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