House GOP Caves On Debt; Fighting NSA Surveillance; NAACP Overlooks Woman Beating For Black Politician; Clean Coal Rules To Drive Up Energy Costs; Fed Continues QE3 Taper— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 2-11-2014


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Conservatives Lose Again As House GOP Rolls Over On Debt Hike

Conservative groups lashed out Tuesday as House Republicans caved to demands made by President Barack Obama, agreeing to advance a “clean” debt limit bill to raise the Nation’s borrowing limit without conditions. Read More… 

Living In A Utopia Is Expensive: Obama Official Predicts 80 Percent Spike In Energy Costs Due To Clean Coal Rules

An Obama Administration official told House lawmakers that the President’s new clean coal rules could increase wholesale electricity prices by as much as 80 percent. Read More… 

Fight Back Against NSA Surveillance With EFF Today (And Every Other Day)

We told you last month about the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) publicity effort to get Americans to fight back against the National Security Agency’s worthless, dangerous mass surveillance program. Well, today’s the day that all culminates over at the EFF. Read More… 

Race Trumps Woman Beating For Leader Of Massachusetts NAACP

After Massachusetts State representative Carlos Henriquez was convicted last month for beating up a woman who wouldn’t have sex with him, there was some speculation that the State Legislature would allow him to continue his lawmaking duties from behind bars. Read More… 

Yellen Says Fed Will Likely Continue To Taper QE3

The U.S. Federal Reserve will likely continue to reduce its asset purchasing program, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen told a Congressional panel Tuesday morning. Read More… 

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