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Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 4-4-2014: $6 Billion In Taxpayer Money ‘Misplaced’ In State Department Contracts; Hillary Clinton Has A Tough Time Recalling Accomplishments; Dem Congressman Says Lawmakers Are Underpaid; EFF On Secure Websites; Friday Fun Cartoon Roundup

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Hillary Can’t Remember A Single Accomplishment From Her State Department Tenure

In an effort to answer a simple question Thursday about her accomplishments as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton stammered her way into one of the great non-answers for which she’s famous. Speaking with an interviewer at the Women of the World Summit in New York, Clinton was asked: “When you look at your time as […]

EFF: Websites Must Use HSTS In Order To Be Secure

This article, written by Electronic Frontier Foundation technologist Jeremy Gillula, was originally published on the organization’s website on April 4. You would think that by now the Internet would have grown up enough that things like online banking, email, or government websites would rely on thoroughly engineered security to make sure your data isn’t intercepted […]

Democratic Representative: Members Of Congress Are ‘Underpaid’

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Representative Jim Moran (D-Va.) complains in an interview with CQ Roll Call that members of Congress are very “underpaid.” “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” said Moran. “I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the […]

State Department Misplaced $6 Billion In Taxpayer Money In Past Six Years

As chatter continues about the prospect of a Hillary Clinton Presidency in 2016, an Inspector General report raises new questions about the former Secretary of State’s leadership abilities. The report released this week details how the State Department misplaced $6 billion in taxpayer funds due to improper filing of contracts, mostly during Clinton’s tenure as […]

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

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court gave a whole new meaning to the saying “money talks.” In a 5-4 decision split along party lines, the justices proclaimed that campaign finance laws in place since the Watergate era violate donors’ free-speech rights. Wonder who’s happier: the politicians or the fat cats who are now free to […]

Friday Morning News Roundup 4-4-2014

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

House Votes To Scrap Obama’s 30-Hour Workweek

House Votes To Scrap Obama’s 30-Hour Workweek

The House voted Thursday to strip Obamacare language that defines a full-time employee as anyone working 30 or more hours each week, a provision that some business advocates say is forcing companies to scale back the work time and paychecks of millions of Americans.

Louisiana Cop Violates 4th Amendment And Attacks Man: ‘I’m Not Answering To You; You Can Answer To Me’

Louisiana Cop Violates 4th Amendment And Attacks Man: ‘I’m Not Answering To You; You Can Answer To Me’

A video posted to YouTube this week provides yet another example of American law enforcement run amok. It shows a Louisiana sheriff’s deputy forcing his way into a private residence and arresting an occupant for “resisting an officer” after apparently threatening to shoot the young man in the head.

EPA Conducted Toxin Tests On Human Subjects Without Disclosing The Health Risks

EPA Conducted Toxin Tests On Human Subjects Without Disclosing The Health Risks

Reports emerged Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has, in recent years, carried out tests of dangerous pollutants on human subjects without fully disclosing the risks — even as it sought “informed” consent from the participants.


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