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Brit, U.S. Governments Bully NSA Reporter; The Tweakers’ Republic Of North Korea; The State Of Northern Colorado; Biden Thinks Biden Can Beat Clinton; Is Obama A Stalinist Constitution Scholar?; And Record Breaking Fed Debt—Tuesday Morning News Roundup 8-20-2013

August 20, 2013 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Now, it’s personal. Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who broke the news about secret U.S. surveillance programs, said the authorities who took his partner into custody at London’s Heathrow Airport “are going to regret what they did.” Source: CNN… 
  • A nation of repressed, impoverished tweakers under the thumb of a boy dictator: North Korea is experiencing a methamphetamine epidemic, according to a study published in the Spring 2013 edition of the journal North Korea Review. Source: The Wall Street Journal… 
  • Northern Colorado to be a new State? Voters in several rural Colorado counties will be asked whether they want to form a new state tentatively named Northern Colorado in the November election, a reaction to the Democrat-controlled state legislature’s “war on rural Colorado.” Source: The Washington Times… 
  • It has become something of a foregone conclusion that if Hillary Clinton wants it, the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 is all hers. But, Joe Biden thinks Joe Biden could beat Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Source: The Week… 
  • Last week the Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to resolve the issue and rule that the Fourth Amendment allows warrantless cellphone searches. Evidently President Barack Obama forgot to leave out an important fact when he claimed to be a Constitutional scholar: He studied the Stalin Constitution. Source: The Washington Post…
  • A new record: The Federal Reserve’s holdings of publicly traded U.S. Treasury securities—federal government debt—pushed above $2 trillion for the first time last week, hitting approximately $2,001,093,000,000 as of Aug. 14. Source: CNS News

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