Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 6-4-2014: Negotiating With Terrorists; Obama’s Stock Rises In The Arab World; Congress Condemns Bergdahl Swap; Stranded In Cuba; Georgia Versus The USDA; The Coming Legal Storm Over The New EPA Regs

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The Bergdahl Exchange Video: A Negotiation With Terrorists

It’s hard to watch the Taliban video showing the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released into U.S. custody without seeing the exchange for exactly what it is: the fruit of a negotiation between the United States and terrorists. Watch…

Obama’s Popularity Drops In U.S. As It Increases In The Arab World

A new CNN poll out Tuesday demonstrates a continuing decline in President Barack Obama’s policy approval rating across nearly all American demographic categories. Luckily for him, his stock is rising – in the Arab world. Read More… 

Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange Sparks Bipartisan Backlash In Congress

Senior lawmakers from both parties are questioning the Obama Administration’s justification for negotiating the return of Bowe Bergdahl without first consulting members of Congress and whether the deal put the Nation’s security at further risk. Read More…

Despite Administration Denials, Lawmaker Thinks Obama Wants Cuba Spy-Swap

After news broke about President Barack Obama’s prisoner swap involving five Taliban Guantanamo Bay detainees, many people wondered about the fate of another person, this one locked away in Cuba: Alan Gross, the U.S. government contractor believed by many to have been railroaded on trumped-up spy charges. The Obama Administration says it is not negotiating for Gross. Read More…

Feds Warn Georgia Not To Enforce Law That Makes Passing A Drug Test A Condition For Receiving Food Stamps

Georgia passed a law earlier this year requiring some SNAP recipients to agree to a drug test. Now, the USDA is cautioning State officials not to enforce it, because it places State-controlled parameters on a program that’s administered under Federal guidelines. Read More… 

Carbon Emissions Rule Relies On A Broad View Of ‘System’

The coming legal battle over President Barack Obama’s far-reaching climate-change rules will probably turn on the meaning of one word in the Clean Air Act of 1970: “system.” In unveiling its much-anticipated carbon-emissions rule, the EPA is seeking to define the word more broadly to describe a State’s entire system for producing power and controlling pollution. Read More… 

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