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How Much Does An Obama Ambassadorship Cost?; An Epitaph For Liberalism; Buying Obama’s Favor; U.S. Debt Debate Coming; Friday Funnies— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 2-7-2014

February 7, 2014 by  

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Reporter: ‘How Much Does It Cost’ To Get An Obama Ambassadorship?’ State Department: That’s A ‘TV Question’

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki could only giggle and dissemble Friday when ABC News’ Jonathan Karl inquired about President Obama’s recent spate of ambassadorial nominees – all top Obama campaign bundlers – who’ve embarrassed themselves and the Nation by demonstrating they know less than nothing about the countries where they’re headed. Read More… 

Jay Carney Writes An Epitaph For Liberalism

The Congressional Budget Office revealed this week that President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul will remove an estimated 2.3 million Americans from the workforce by 2021. According to conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer, White House Press secretary Jay Carney provided a fitting epitaph for liberalism in attempting to make the news sound positive. Read More… 

Lew: U.S. Likely Able To Pay Bills Through Feb. 27                         

On Friday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urged Congress to raise the Federal borrowing limit to “provide certainty to the economy and to the financial markets.” Read More… 

Mises Scholar: Labor And Energy Regulations Take Us To The Cleaners

Government intervention usually sparks black market innovation. As the size and scope of government in the United States grows, what further workarounds will people be forced to instigate to make life bearable here? Will subversive videos explaining do-it-yourself surgery pop up once prices in health care are completely abolished? Read More… 

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

All eyes are on Russia as the 2014 Winter Olympic Games begin in Sochi. These Olympics are Russian President Vladimir Putin’s baby. He’s been heavily involved from the get-go, and he appears to be way more concerned with boosting Russia’s image than he is with sport. You know, that thing the Olympics are supposed to be about. Meanwhile, the world collectively holds its breath and prays for the safety of the athletes and spectators amid one terrorist threat after another. Cartoons…

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