NYPD Yanks Media Access To Precincts; Classified Spy Satellite Launches With A Sinister Boast; California Doctors Bail On Obamacare; PATRIOT Act Author Says James Clapper Should Be In Jail; Friday Funnies— Personal Liberty Digest P.M. Edition 12-6-2013

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PATRIOT Act Author: Jail Intelligence Directors Who Lied About Surveillance On Americans

Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Judiciary, believes that Intelligence officials who lied to Congress about government spying during Congressional inquiry in March should be prosecuted. Full Story…

Intelligence Agency Reminds Americans With In Your Face Logo: NOTHING IS BEYOND OUR REACH

A spy satellite named NROL-39, launched by the National Reconnaissance Office Thursday night, features a new logo portraying a sinister-looking octopus wrapping its tentacles around the globe. A tagline at the bottom of the logo informs: “NOTHING IS BEYOND OUR REACH.” See The Logo… 

NYPD Revokes Media Access To Precinct Offices           

The New York Police Department will no longer allow local precincts to release to the media information about crime in communities they serve. Taking the place of that long-standing practice is a new one: talk to the PR guys at headquarters. Full Story… 

Report: 70 Percent Of California Doctors Won’t Participate In Obamacare

The California Medical Association (CMA), the State’s largest physician’s organization, estimates that 70 percent of doctors won’t participate in Covered California, the State’s Obamacare health insurance exchange. Full Story… 

Poll: Majority Of Americans Want Healthcare Law Repealed Or Changed

The percentage of Americans who want the Affordable Care Act repealed or revised has gone up slightly since the Federal website was launched, a poll indicates. The Numbers… 

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

Forget Santa’s sleigh formation! If Amazon has its way, Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen will be lining up behind Rudolph at the unemployment office in just a few years. The announcement that Amazon wants to deliver packages by drones in 2015 got tongues wagging and cartoonists’ pencils drawing. It’s just one of many topics political cartoonists tackled this week. The Funnies…

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