Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 6-5-2014: Bergdahl… A Hero?; Senators Have Questions About Obama’s Prisoner Swap; CBO Can’t Figure Obamacare Cost; A Good Time For Hemp In The Senate; Gun Store’s Response To Prisoner Swap; 65 Things We Didn’t Know About The NSA A Year Ago Today


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A Hero?: Obama’s Reasoning On Bergdahl Is Baffling

President Barack Obama left no questions during a Thursday press conference in Brussels when he said that he makes “absolutely no apologies” for the prisoner swap which led to the return of Pfc. (Sgt., if you count promotions following his defection) Bowe Bergdahl. But that isn’t stopping many people in the United States from continuing to heavily criticize the White House’s actions. Read More… 

Senators’ Doubts Persist As Administration Explains Bergdahl Deal

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared “drugged” and “very weak” in a Taliban video shown to Senators Wednesday during a classified briefing, the Administration’s most broad-ranging consultation with lawmakers after a controversial prisoner swap. Read More… 

Old CBO: Obamacare Will Save $120 Billion. New CBO: We Have No Idea

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) revised – if you can call it that – its forecast on the long-term impact Obamacare will have on the Federal deficit, all but abandoning any attempt at assigning a concrete dollar figure after reporting in 2010 that the law would trim the deficit by $120 billion over ten years. Read More… 

High Times For Hemp In Senate Vote

On Thursday, the hemp industry showed its new muscle on Capitol Hill, convincing the Senate Appropriations Committee to approve a plan that would block Federal agencies from spending any money to enforce anti-hemp laws in States that have received permission to grow the plant. Read More… 

Check Out This Awesome Sign A Gun Store Made In Response To Obama’s Prisoner Swap

The Katy, Texas-based Tactical Firearms company has gotten national attention for signs responding to the Obama Administration’s policies in recent months. But the latest rendition of the store’s political messaging, taking aim at the White House’s prisoner exchange for Pfc. (Sgt. according to the government) Bowe Bergdahl, just may be the most poignant yet. The Sign… 

EFF: On 6/5, 65 Things We Know About NSA Surveillance That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago

It’s been one year since The Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting dragnet surveillance on millions of innocent people. We Now Know

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