Democrats Blame Koch Brothers For Everything; Congress Moves To Eliminate Useless Reports; Metadata Can Reveal Everything About You; Unemployment Deal Reached; And More— Personal Liberty Digest P.M. Edition 1-13-2014

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Harry Reid Has All The Democrats Bashing The Koch Brothers – Even The Ones Accepting Their Money

Castigating the Koch brothers for their political action committee spending has evidently become a key Democratic Party red herring for the 2014 Congressional midterm election season, despite the Kochs’ relatively low ranking among a union-dominated list of top political donors that heavily – very heavily – favors Democrats. Read More… 

Congress Moves On Legislation To Do Away With Useless Reports That Cost Taxpayers Big Money

Congress is moving forward with a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) that would do away with hundreds of useless government reports such as the infamous Federal “Report on Reports Provided By Other Federal Agencies.” Read More… 

Obama, Feinstein NSA Officials Lied: Metadata Can Reveal Everything About You

New research out from Stanford University reveals that metadata is capable of providing far more information than the government let on, including clues about a person’s “medical conditions, financial and legal connections, and even whether they own a gun.” Read More… 

Another City Scamming People With Red Light Ticketing Cameras

Placing traffic cameras to catch speeders or red light runners in the act, a go-to strategy for lazily lining the coffers of municipal governments, is already controversial enough. But one Florida city has figured out a way to virtually guarantee a steady income stream, while it’s still legal, from its red light (s)cam: set the camera up in front of a hospital emergency room. Read More… 

Guess Who Just Made The List: A Guide To The Internet’s Biggest Enemies

While the U.S. government doesn’t censor online content, and pours money into promoting Internet freedom worldwide, the National Security Agency’s unapologetic dragnet surveillance and the government’s treatment of whistle-blowers have earned it a spot on the index. Read More From EFF…

Bipartisan Unemployment Extension Deal Reached In Senate

A deal to extend expired unemployment benefits five months that includes offsets to pay for them was struck Thursday, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators said. Read More… 

America’s Young Libertarian-Conservative Future

The future of the American conservative movement is young, libertarian-leaning and motivated to force priority on the Nation’s domestic business before focusing on entangling international alliances. Graphic… 

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