Political Exodus Over Obamacare; Syria’s Burgeoning Death Toll; Plutus Fails Greece; DHS Stocking Up On Riot Gear; Congressional Dems Want Kibosh On IRS Probe; And More: Thursday Morning News Roundup 6-13-2013


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.

  • Members of the proletariat aren’t the only ones spooked by Obamacare: Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting. POLITICO… 
  • Making the case for a human rights war? At least 93,000 people have been killed in Syria since the start of the conflict, according to latest U.N. figures. BBC… 
  • House Government Reform and Oversight Committee chairman Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is criticizing Congressional Democrats who suggest that investigations into the Internal Revenue Service’s misdeeds are complete. CBS News…
  • The President’s former re-election campaign is asking supporters to “Stand up for Obamacare”: “Do you like Obamacare? Then I’m asking you to show it,” writes executive director Jon Carson in an email to supporters this morning. “Say you’re on Team Obamacare, the group of grassroots supporters who will be spreading the word on how health care reform is improving the lives of millions of Americans — and we’ll send you a free bumper sticker to say thanks.” The Weekly Standard…
  • The Department of Homeland Security is purchasing hundreds of items of protective gear for its fleet of Federal Protective Service officers in order to prepare for “riot control situations,” increasing concerns that the Federal agency is readying for domestic unrest. Infowars
  • The latest setback for Greece: MSCI Inc. booted the eurozone member from its index of developed countries. The decision, announced late Tuesday, is the first time the index provider demoted a country from its “developed” to its “emerging-market” category since the launch of its flagship emerging-markets index in 1987. Wall Street Journal

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