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Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-12-2014: Flying The Federal Skies; Obama Flings Horse Hockey At Hillary; Wishing Away The Islamic State; Rand Paul On The Middle East; Cuomo Covers Email Tracks In New York; Government Gets In The Way Of The Sun

August 12, 2014 by  

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

Eric Holder Spends $14,000 In Public Funds To Fly His Kids Around In A Government Plane; Pays Only $1,000 In Reimbursement

It’s completely legal for high-profile Federal officials to spend public funds to do private things, thanks to a convoluted system of rules governing spending and reimbursement for air travel expenses. Read More…

Obama Calls ‘Horsesh*t’ After Clinton Criticizes Foreign Policy Decisions Made While She Was Still In Office

“Horsesh*t.” That’s how Democratic members of Congress report that President Barack Obama expressed his view of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom he appointed, calling him out on his policy toward Syria. Read More…

Obama Administration Always Scoffed At Idea A Caliphate Could Rise From Al-Qaida’s Ashes

John Brennan, current director of the CIA and a former counterterrorism advisor to President Barack Obama, expressed the Administration’s dismissive attitude toward planning U.S. strategy around the real ambitions of al-Qaida and its offshoots back in 2011. But here we are. Read More…

Rand Paul Talks Foreign Aid To Israel And The Senseless U.S. Strategy In The Middle East

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tried to clear the air with constituents during his time back home in Kentucky, recently talking to local voters about ongoing criticisms of foreign policy flip-flopping with regard to providing U.S. aid to Israel. The Senator also discussed his opinion on the U.S.’s current actions against the ISIS terror group. Read More…

Why Is The Cuomo Administration Automatically Deleting New York State Employees’ Emails?

Democratic New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration — which the governor pledged would be the most transparent in state history — has quietly adopted policies that allow it to purge the emails of tens of thousands of state employees, cutting off a key avenue for understanding and investigating state government. Read More…

Several States Have Tons Of Sun But Rules That Prevent Harnessing Its Power

Few places in the country are as warm and bright as Mary Wilkerson’s property on the beach near St. Petersburg, Fla., a city once noted in the Guinness Book of World Records for a 768-day stretch of sunny days. But while Florida advertises itself as the Sunshine State, power company executives and regulators have worked successfully to keep most Floridians from using that sunshine to generate their own power. Read More…

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