IRS Targeted Tea Party, Helped Black Preachers; Russian Paper Pravda Offers McCain Op-Ed Spot; FISA Court Wants More NSA Documents Public; ProPublica Explains Private Data Collection; California Bill Makes It Easier For Illegals To Get Licenses— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 9-13-2013


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While IRS Targeted Tea Party It Also Put On Workshops To Help Black Preachers Spread Obama Message

Reports indicate that even as the Internal Revenue Service was placing undue scrutiny on the tax-exempt status of conservative groups, top government officials were advising black preachers on how to engage in political activity without endangering their tax exempt status leading up to the 2012 Presidential election. Read More… 

Putin Throws Down Gauntlet, McCain Picks It Up

An off-the-cuff remark made by Senator John McCain during an interview has gotten the warmongering neocon an invitation to write an opinion piece for Russian newspaper Pravda. Read More… 

FISA Court Puts Government On Timeline To Declassify Past NSA Spy Authorizations

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) – the secretive court whose purpose is to hear one-sided requests from Federal law enforcement to conduct undisclosed spy operations against Americans and foreigners – ordered the government Friday to make a case for why its cloak-and-dagger operations shouldn’t be declassified. Read More…

ProPublica Explains How Far Private Companies Can Go In Gathering Information About You

It’s not clear how much information about ordinary people’s conversations the National Security Agency has gathered. But we do know there’s a thriving public market for data on individual Americans — especially data about the things we buy and might want to buy. Read More… 

California Bill Allows More Immigrants To Get Driver’s Licenses

Governor Jerry Brown is praising a bill allowing more illegal immigrants to obtain a California driver’s license. Read More…

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