Healthcare.gov Worked… In 2010; Nanny State Attacks E-Cigs; No Evidence Backing NSA Claims That Spying Thwarted Terror; White House Attempts To Make Good For Spying On German Leader; And More— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-23-2013

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Funny Flashback: Remember When President Obama Took The Obamacare Website For A Spin In 2010?

In July of 2010, President Barack Obama explained HealthCare.gov, the new consumer website “that helps you take control of your health care coverage.” Watch… 

The Stupid, Lopsided War Against Electronic Vapor Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to pack on new regulatory muscle any day now, as the announced end-of-October deadline for new regulations against the so-called “electronic cigarette” industry approaches. Read More… 

Lawful Gun Owner Arrested For Firing Gun In Air To Scare Daughter’s Attackers – Now Her Daughter’s Missing

A Virginia woman who fired a legally-owned handgun into the air to scare away a group of boys who were attacking her daughter was arrested by local police Saturday for reckless use of a weapon. Read More… 

ProPublica: There’s No Evidence To Back The NSA’s Claim That Spying On Americans Has Thwarted Terror Attacks

The NSA has been inconsistent on claims of how many plots it has helped prevent and what role surveillance programs played. The agency has often made hedged statements that avoid any sweeping assertions about attacks thwarted. What’s It Hiding?… 

White House: Obama, Merkel Discuss NSA Surveillance Of Merkel

The White House said Wednesday President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed reports the United States’ National Security Agency monitored Merkel’s communications. Read More… 

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