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Watching The Watchers; Obama Dodges A Sure PR Backfire; White House Least Transparent Since Watergate; House Offers A Debt Limit Softball While Senate Throws Strikes; Feds Use Rent-A-Cops To Help Philly Tourists Know Shutdown Pain— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-10-2013

October 10, 2013 by  

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House Pitches Sweet Debt Limit Deal To Obama As Senate GOP Readies Tougher, Competing Offer

House Majority Leader John Boehner is set to wave the olive branch at the White House, with an offer to raise the Federal debt ceiling for a six-week period while still keeping the government shut down until a lasting agreement on spending limitations can be struck. Read More… 

Washington Reporters Say Obama Administration Is Least Transparent Since Nixon

The Obama Administration is the most secretive and transparency-lacking Presidential Administration since Richard Nixon inhabited the White House, according to a new study based on interviews with top reporters and the heads of news gathering organizations in Washington. Read More… 

Government Hires Armed Rent-A-Cops To Keep Citizens Away From Independence Hall

The guards were spotted by activist Craig Bergman of Gadsden Films, who was in Philadelphia to film interviews for an upcoming documentary about IRS abuses. Watch… 

Disabling President’s ‘We The People’ Website, Blaming Shutdown Probably A Good Idea For Obama

Can you imagine the kind of petitions people would be creating on “We The People,” President Barack Obama’s official conduit for public input, if the White House hadn’t made the early decision to disable the site as long as the government remains shut down? Read More… 

Who Watches The Watchers? ProPublica Details How The NY Fed Fired Examiner Who Took on Goldman Sachs

Although Goldman had policies to address conflict of interest, one examiner concluded that they fell short of the Fed’s requirements. Carmen Segarra, the Fed employee who reached that conclusion, was promptly fired. “They wanted me to falsify my findings,” she said, “and when I wouldn’t, they fired me.” Now she’s filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the New York Fed in Federal court. Read More… 

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