Personal Liberty Digest P.M. Edition 7-10-2014: Obama Swears Off Lying; Judge Orders IRS To Swear To Its Email Story; American Soldier Still Imprisoned In Mexico; Germany Boots CIA Chief Over Fresh Spy Allegations; Are You On The NSA’s Watch List?

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Obama Clip: ‘I’m Just Telling The Truth Now’ Because I Don’t Have To Worry About Lying To Get Elected

Noted funnyman and U.S. President Barack Obama reverted to “telling the truth” in Austin, Texas today, informing a crowd of easily-amused young people (judging from the backdrop in this video) that he could finally relax on all the lying because he doesn’t have to worry about campaigning – or all the lying that accompanies it – anymore. Oh Really? …

Judge Orders IRS To Swear To An Explanation Of How Lerner’s Emails Disappeared

Only a day before a U.S. District judge will weigh arguments to decide whether to use independent IT experts to track down Lois Lerner’s missing emails, another judge in a separate lawsuit has ordered the IRS to describe, under oath, exactly how those emails turned up missing. Read More…

Mexican Judge Declines To Throw Out Weapons Charges Against Marine

After a lengthy hearing in Tijuana for a Marine reservist jailed since April 1 on weapons charges, a judge Wednesday declined to throw out the case as urged by U.S. politicians and instead scheduled another evidentiary hearing. Read More…

Germany Demands Top U.S. Official Leave Country Over NSA Spying Allegations

In a move that sounds as if it was ripped from a Cold War thriller, American ally and NATO member Germany on Thursday demanded that the top U.S. intelligence official stationed here leave the country over new allegations of U.S. spying. Read More… 

Here’s One Way To Land On The NSA’s Watch List

Last week, German journalists revealed that the National Security Agency has a program to collect information about people who use privacy-protecting services, including popular anonymizing software called Tor. If you downloaded Tor during 2011, the NSA may have scooped up your computer’s IP address and flagged you for further monitoring. Read More…

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