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McCain Touts Immigration Reform And Gun Control; Disgust Mounts Over Domestic Spying; DoD Spouses To Receive Same-Sex Benefits; NYC’s Homeless Bait And Switch — Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-14-2013

August 14, 2013 by  

 

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Watch John McCain Talk Up Immigration Reform And Gun Control At Tucson Q&A

Senator John “Gang of Eight” McCain (R-Ariz.) took questions from Tucson residents Tuesday at a town hall meeting during this month’s Congressional recess. He sounded a lot more like Chris Christie than a conservative war hero. Read More…

 

EFF: Multiple New Polls Show Americans Reject Wholesale NSA Domestic Spying

Polls further confirm that Americans are deeply concerned with the unconstitutional NSA spying programs. This article, published Tuesday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), demonstrates Americans’ growing mistrust of the Federal government’s Orwellian and secretive spy operations. Read More… 

 

Defense Department Announces Same-Sex Benefits Plan

The U.S. Department of Defense said Wednesday it will make benefits available “no later than Sept. 3″ for same-sex spouses of uniformed and civilian workers. In a release, the Pentagon said spousal and family benefits will be available retroactive to June 26, the date of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Section Three of the Defense of Marriage Act is unConstitutional. Read More… 

 

New York Pays Landlords Above Market Rate To Shelter The Homeless – And Paying Tenants Get Forced Out

An investigative piece Monday by WNYC brought the public’s attention to the city’s practice of paying private landlords in low-income areas more money to shelter homeless people in near-derelict apartments than the landlords can get on the free market. The result is sad but predictable. Read More…

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