Government Wants Us To Hug Our ‘Federal Family’; Obama Nixes Fundraiser To Plead For Syria Votes; More NSA Spy Docs To Go Public; Hard Times For Blacks In America; Schools Tell Parents Their Kids Are Fat— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 9-5-2013


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Meet Your ‘Federal Family’

A news release from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelious announcing National Preparedness Month informs Americans highlights the use of a new phrase entering the lexicon: Federal family. Read More… 

Homeownership Among American Blacks Lowest In 18 Years

Homeownership among American black families has contracted to its lowest point in 18 years, according to a Tuesday report by Bloomberg. The new information comes at a time when the decline in homeownership for the general population has stabilized and, in some demographics, is on a slight rebound. Read More…

EFF: Hundreds of Pages of NSA Spying Documents to be Released As Result of Lawsuit

In a major victory in one of EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits, the Justice Department conceded yesterday that it will release hundreds of pages of documents, including FISA court opinions, related to the government’s secret interpretation of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the law the NSA has relied upon for years to mass collect the phone records of millions of innocent Americans. Read More… 

Obama Cancels Trip To California To Focus On Syria Resolution

President Obama’s trip to California next week has been canceled because of the Syrian resolution moving through Congress, the White House said Thursday. Read More… 

Schools Send Letters To Parents Of Fat Youngsters, American Schoolchildren Hate Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama has made it her pet cause as first lady to ensure that American youths are introduced to healthy lifestyles, using public schools as a tool to push her agenda. She has revamped school lunches and encouraged educators to push her message to both parents and children. Read More…

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