Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 6-13-2014: Iraq is falling apart; IRS ‘lost’ emails related to conservative targeting; McCarthy gets Tea Party challenge in House leadership fight; Army Says Bergdahl in physical condition; Political cartoons


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Iraq Is Falling Apart

President Barack Obama said Friday that the United States is not planning to put boots on the ground in Iraq, where Islamic extremists backed by Sunni tribal leaders are violently seizing territory from the country’s fledgling government. Obama said the U.S. “will do our part” to help but won’t “allow ourselves to be dragged back into” war. Read More… 

Stonewalling IRS Says It’s Lost Two Years’ Worth Of Lois Lerner’s Emails

Those Lois Lerner emails must really contain things that somebody with access doesn’t want Congress to see. After famously stonewalling the House Oversight Committee’s request to review the former IRS official’s communications, the IRS is now saying that two years’ worth of Lerner’s on-the-job electronic data has been lost to a computer glitch. Read More… 

McCarthy Gets Tea Party Challenge For Majority Leader

The son of a Bakersfield, Calif., firefighter, Representative Kevin McCarthy has hauled plenty of political hose to get where he is now, seemingly perched on the edge of real power in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read More… 

Bergdahl In Good Physical Condition, Army Says

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in stable condition and will work daily with medical and mental health professionals in a reintegration process to help him gain physical and emotional stability, Army medical officials said Friday. Read More… 

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

Between Hillary Clinton’s whining about being broke, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s historic primary loss to Tea Party challenger David Brat, Iraq coming under siege and President Barack Obama’s ongoing trouble doing anything right, political cartoonists have had a lot to work with this week. And they didn’t disappoint. Cartoons… 

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