Obama Still Likeable For Some But Whites Think He’s Angry, Justice Skewers Leakers, IRS Stonewalls Reporters, Priebus Blames It All On ‘Guerilla Warfare’: Tuesday Morning News Roundup 5-21-2013


Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Despite a plague of scandals, a recent CNN poll finds that President Barack Obama’s approval rating is holding steady at 53 percent. Seventy-nine percent of respondents to the poll said they would describe the President as likeable. We’re guessing there probably weren’t too many Associated Press reporters or heads of conservative non-profit groups polled.
  • Obama’s “most transparent Administration in history” has prosecuted more government leakers under the 1917 Espionage Act than all prior administrations combined. Now the Obama Justice Department has made clear: It views journalists who pursue leaks as criminals. So long, 1st Amendment.

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Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.