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.
- The number of Americans who think religion’s influence is at a low ebb is the highest it’s ever been, according to a new Gallup survey. While 77 percent said the prestige of religion is low, 75 percent also lamented that same perception, saying the country would be stronger if religion played a more prominent role in people’s lives.
- The Republican National Committee (RNC) is filing a Freedom of Information Act request to get at all the Benghazi-related email communication that passed between President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and the U.S. State Department. If it contains the words “Libya” or “Benghazi” and it was sent between Sept. 11, 2012, and Nov. 7, 2012, the RNC wants to read it.
- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) hasn’t targeted just the Tea Party to wield the Obama Administration’s agenda. A report Wednesday reveals the IRS has also been targeting businesses that sell medical marijuana in the 18 States where it’s been made legal, evidently in an effort to demonstrate the power of the Feds against the (lesser) powers of the States.
- The Connecticut State Senate passed a bill today that would allow illegal aliens to get driver’s licenses, vehicle insurance and registration. Governor Dannel Malloy, fresh off his triumphant signing of an aggressive gun-grab bill, is expected to sign off on the drivers’ license legislation as well.
- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is suggesting more laws to help the shrinking, financially crippled city retain its population. He endorses a proposal that would force new city employees to commit to seven years’ of residence in the Motor City. Detroit had nearly 2 million residents at the height of the 1950s automotive boom; today there are only 700,000.