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Do you Have The Personality To Live To Be 100?

Do you Have The Personality To Live To Be 100?

What’s your outlook on living to be 90 or 100, optimistic or pessimistic? A study of people who have lived that long and beyond say your answer to that question may be a big factor in whether or not you make it to the century mark.

Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 4-10-2014: Lerner Has Company In Widening IRS Probe; Obama Spins The News To Make Israel A Fall Guy; Kicking The U.N. Out Of Rocky Top; House Passes Symbolic Budget; Keeping Your Health Records Private; What, Exactly, Is A Hate Crime?

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

Obama Administration Plants ‘Anonymous’ Bad Info To Undermine Israel’s Role In Peace Negotiations

File this one under “Obama Administration mindbenders destined to go underreported in mainstream media” – the White House has been furtively pursuing a behind-the-scenes media campaign in both the U.S. and in Israel to fabricate a plausible narrative that fingers the Israelis as the culprits in recently-collapsed peace talks with the Palestinians. According to a […]

EFF: Digital Technology Can Leave Your Health History Exposed

This article was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on April 9. The digitization of medical records is being pitched to the public as a way to revolutionize healthcare. But rapid technological innovation and lagging privacy laws are leaving patients — and their most sensitive information — vulnerable to exposure and abuse, especially in […]

Tennessee Votes To Ban U.N. From Monitoring State Elections Without U.S. Senate Approval

The GOP-led Tennessee Legislature has voted to block United Nations elections monitors from observing any future elections in the State, a reaction against a 2012 episode in which civil rights advocates successfully lobbied for U.N. oversight of the voting process in a number of U.S. States. The Tennessee Senate passed the measure Tuesday on a […]

House Panel Votes To Hold Lois Lerner In Contempt Of Congress

For the second time in as many days, a House committee voted Thursday to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner criminally accountable for refusing to testify on the political targeting scandal that engulfed the IRS last year. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 21-12 along party lines to send a contempt resolution […]

Thursday Morning News Roundup 4-10-2014

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

Lawmaker’s Attempt To Increase Congressional Pay Quashed In House

Lawmaker’s Attempt To Increase Congressional Pay Quashed In House

Last week Representative Jim Moran (D-Va.) acknowledged that a majority of Americans think that he and his colleagues are doing a terrible job. But, he said, America’s lawmakers still need to be given a raise. A voice vote on Wednesday illustrated that the lawmaker’s Congressional counterparts either disagree or don’t want to be thrown out.

Consumer Beware: Regulators ‘On Steroids’

Consumer Beware: Regulators ‘On Steroids’

Financial regulations imposed after the 2008 Wall Street crash are backfiring on consumers and pose a “compliance nightmare” for lenders. “What we have are policymakers on steroids,” Representative Scott Garrett charged Tuesday.

Amid Targeting Scandal, IRS Employees Politicked For Obama While On The Job

Amid Targeting Scandal, IRS Employees Politicked For Obama While On The Job

An independent Federal agency that investigates prohibited personnel practices has found that Internal Revenue Service employees carried their active enthusiasm for President Barack Obama into the workplace even as the IRS’s behind-the-scenes discrimination against conservative groups was unfolding.

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