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Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-15-2014: Citizens In The Crosshairs; More IRS Bumbling In Lerner Lawsuit; Too Much Government; Change In Iraq; Al Gore Comes Back For His Money; Remembering Robin Williams; Friday Funnies

August 15, 2014 by  

Brush Up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition.

DHS Says Law Enforcement Should Prepare For More Citizen Enemies

Leaked documents from the Department of Homeland Security suggest that police militarization is only likely to increase as officials claim that they are planning for increased “anti-government violence over the next year.” Read More…

IRS Contradicts Itself On Lerner Hard Drive Testimony; Judge Sets Another Deadline For Agency To Get Its Story Straight

The IRS will have until August 22 to explain to a Federal judge how it is attempting to recover Lois Lerner’s missing emails, as well as its policy relating to destroying computer equipment. The judge set the deadline after documents obtained via a FOIA request revealed agency officials had presented conflicting testimony, under oath, about the extent to which Lerner’s hard drive had been damaged before it was allegedly destroyed. Read More…

Americans Are Definitely Fed Up With Government

Separate polls out this week find that majority of Americans believe government is broken and overly involved in citizens’ lives. Surprise…

Al-Maliki’s Resignation As Prime Minister Prompts Relief In Iraq

Iraq swung Friday between conflicting emotions: relief that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s resignation had averted a destabilizing power struggle and a cold reckoning of the challenges facing the country’s new leader. Read More…

Al Gore Sues Al-Jazeera America For Allegedly Withholding $65 Million

Former Vice President Al Gore has sued Al-Jazeera America, claiming the satellite TV service owned by the Qatari royal family has withheld $65 million of the proceeds from the sale of cable channel Current TV. Read More…

Cartoonists From Around The World Say ‘Nanu Nanu’ To Robin Williams

This week, the world became less funny. Robin Williams succumbed to the mental illness that had lurked in the shadows of his entire adult life. He took a pocketknife and a belt, and he stopped the pain he had tried so hard to hide. Like so many tortured creative geniuses before him, Williams left this life too soon.Goodbye…

A Roundup Of This Week’s Political Cartoons

Talk about déjà vu! The volatile situation in Ferguson, Missouri, is frighteningly reminiscent of the days of Bull Connor and his attack dogs in Birmingham, Alabama, in the 1960s. How did we get here so many years later? Well, you can thank Barack Obama for that. Unfortunately, Obama is on vacation and he does not want to be disturbed. To quote Kimberly “Sweet Brown” Wilkins: “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” Friday Funnies…

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