2013 News Archive

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December 31, 2013

The Buffalo News – Federal judge upholds majority of SAFE Act

WNYT.com – Drones to be tested at Rome’s Griffiss AFB

New American – Fast and Furious: FBI Now Linked to Murder of U.S. Border Agent

December 29, 2013

The Republic – Hudson River town wonders what’s next as GE plant heads south in latest NY manufacturing loss

December 27, 2013

Daily Caller – Byron York: Insurance company bailouts ‘absolutely will happen’ under Obamacare [VIDEO]

December 23, 2013

Western Journalism.com – Obamacare Shock: Strip Assets From Dead Seniors

Reuters – In wake of budget deal, Congress slices up trillion-dollar pie

CBS New York – Police: Homeowner Shoots Intruder To Death In East Islip

Mother Jones.com – You’ll Never Guess Where This FBI Agent Left a Secret Interrogation Manual

December 22, 2013

New York Times – White House Tries to Prevent Judge From Ruling on Surveillance Efforts

Gizmodo.com – NSA Paid a Huge Security Firm $10 Million to Keep Encryption Weak

December 20, 2013

Guardian – Sweden closes four prisons as number of inmates plummets

Tenth Amendment Center – Ohio Says “NO!” to REAL ID

December 19, 2013

Ben Swann.com – NSA Spying Was Never About Terrorism, It Is About Economic Spying

December 18, 2013

Mail.com – India diplomat says she faced cavity search in NYC

NY Daily News – Guns aren’t the problem — it’s the way we talk about them

December 12, 2013

Washington Times – Washington’s Al Qaeda doesn’t exist and never did

Washington Times – NAPOLITANO: Is pervasive NSA surveillance & hacking part of a broader conspiracy?

December 10, 2013

Washington Post – Companies won’t even look at resumes of the long-term unemployed

Fox News – Napolitano on Jana Winter Ruling: ‘A Tremendous Victory for Free Speech’

December 9, 2013

Daily Caller – New York City confiscating rifles and shotguns

December 7, 2013

WHEC.com – New York State Exposed: Is the Safe Act impacting local jobs?

Ben Swann.com – (VIDEO) VP of White Castle says, “$15 minimum wage means layoffs”

Washington Post – NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show

Arstechnica.com – Why Comcast and other cable ISPs aren’t selling you gigabit Internet

The New York Times – In Reversal, White House Says Obama Did Meet Uncle

December 6, 2013

Washington Times (From Oct. 23, 2013) – MILLER: D.C. businessman faces two years in jail for unregistered ammunition, brass casing

December 5, 2013

Philadelphia Wants To Use Eminent Domain To Turn An Artist’s Studio Into A Parking Lot And Supermarket

NY Daily News – Where corruption cops fell short

Institute for Justice – Salt Lake County Legalizes Kids’ Lemonade Stands and Eliminates Dozens of Silly Licensing Restrictions

Institute for Justice (From August 9th, 2013) – Federal Judge Strikes Down Utah’s Hairbraiding Licensing Scheme

December 3, 2013

Judge declares Detroit eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

SMLRGroup – HealthCare.gov: How Secure Is It Now? HHS Doesn’t Care

December 2, 2013

Ben Swann.com – Could The Atlanta Braves Be Participating In A $300+ Million Theft?

Space.com – China’s 1st Moon Rover Launches On Lunar Journey

New York Post – Baby not covered under ObamaCare family plan

New York Times – Addiction Specialists Wary of New Painkiller

November 29, 2013

Ben Swann.com – Game Of Thrones: US Antagonizes China, Fighter Jets Scrambled

Filming Cops.com – Government Chemist Tampered With 40,000 Cases, Locking Countless Innocent Americans in Prison

Washington Times – NYC alarms with notice: ‘Immediately surrender your rifle’

The Blaze – Colorado Lawmaker Abruptly Resigns, Becomes the Third Pro-Gun Control Dem. Out of Office

Christian Science Monitor – China: American B-52 bombers crossed through airspace claimed by China: Why?

November 26, 2013

Brookhaven 2030.org – Brookhaven future plans

Town of Brookhaven – Ronkonkoma Hub master plan

November 25, 2013

NY Daily News – Lawmakers criticize Iran nuclear deal, warn of sanctions through legislation

NY Daily News – Florida police accused of racial profiling after stopping man 258 times, charging him with trespassing at work

November 24, 2013

North Jersey.com (The Record) – Port Authority sold rights to World Trade Center name for $10 in 1986

France 24.com – China creates air defence zone over Japan-controlled islands

November 22, 2013

Ben Swann.com – Feds Raid Colorado Pot Industry After Promising Not To Intervene

Fox News – Round 2 of ObamaCare enrollment to be delayed until after 2014 midterms

Mises.org – Social Security: The Most Successful Ponzi Scheme in History

November 21, 2013

U.S. News and World report – Obama Pushing Shooters Off Public Lands

Newsday – Cuomo: State won’t reoffer canceled health plans

Arstechnica.com – Federal Reserve: While bitcoins hold “promise,” we have no regulatory authority

Washington Post – Reid, Democrats trigger ‘nuclear’ option; eliminate most filibusters on nominees

SMLR Group.com – Senate Panel OK’s Johnson to Lead DHS

November 20, 2013

Reason.com – Woman Who Obama Cited as Obamacare Success Story Now Says She Can’t Afford Health Coverage

November 19, 2013

NY Post – Census ‘faked’ 2012 election jobs report

November 18, 2013

Newsday – Suffolk lawmakers seek to end fees on not-guilty traffic tickets

November 15, 2013

Christopher Cantwell.com – No Matter What Lies They Tell You, You Will Never Get Your Health Plan Back

Fox News – Napolitano: Obama Is Assaulting the Fabric of Our Nation by Changing Laws Without Congress’ Approval

November 14, 2013

LP.org – Libertarians win historic court case putting partisan LP Tennessee candidates on ballot

Ben Swann.com – Breaking: President Obama Once Again Says You “Can Keep Your Coverage”

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Ben Swann.com – Exclusive Interview: Adam Kokesh Opens Up About Jail Time & 2020 Presidential Bid

Washington Times – NAPOLITANO: Why our states write their own laws

November 13, 2013

FBI v. The First Amendment: The US Government’s Investigation of Antiwar.com

NBC New York – Angry Parents Meet With NY Education Commissioner on Common Core

CBS Sacramento – Calif. Insurance Commissioner: More Than 1M Californians Having Insurance Cancelled Due To ACA

Newsmax – Coming Pension Meltdown: The 10 Most Troubled City Systems

Techdirt – Author Of The PATRIOT Act Goes To EU Parliament To Admit Congress Failed, And The NSA Is Out Of Control

November 12, 2013

The New York Times (From Aug. 16, 2013) – As Worries Over the Power Grid Rise, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow

November 11, 2013

Deer Park Patch – Public Drunkenness Outlawed Throughout Babylon Town

November 9, 2013

Lew Rockwell.com – A Welcome US/Saudi Reset

Times Union.com (Albany) – SAFE Act gun total declared off limits

November 8, 2013

Thoughts on Liberty.com (Opinion) – Guys, You Can Totally Be Pro-Life and a Libertarian

Biz Pac Review.com – Texas mom speaks out about viral letter to Obama: ‘I’m one of millions’

Fox News – Napolitano: ‘Nixon, Clinton Lies Are So Insignificant Compared to Obama’s Health Plan Lie’

Christopher Cantwell.com – Did Adam Kokesh “Sell Out” By Taking a Plea?

MLive – Rep. Amash condemns NSA spying, offers bipartisan solution at first town hall meeting since shutdown

ACLU – From the Land of the Liberty Bell: Investigate the NSA

November 7, 2013

Time.com – Stop Scapegoating Third Party Candidates for Election Results You Don’t Like

Investors.com (Investors Business Daily) – It’s Not Yellen That’s The Problem, But The Fed Itself

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November 6, 2013

Newsday – Election results for Long Island

CBS Atlanta – Army Vet Mother Banned From Daughter’s School For Posting Concealed Weapons Permit On Facebook

Fox News – Army veteran banned from daughter’s school after posting picture of weapons permit, report says

Fox News – Strategic Move By Government Could Open ObamaCare to Widespread Fraud

CBC News – Radiation from Japan nuclear plant arrives on Alaska coast

November 5, 2013

Libertarian Republic – Horrific! Cops Force Open Man’s Anus at Hospital, Find No Drugs, Bill Him For It (VIDEO)

November 4, 2013

Kentucky Free Press – Doreen Hendrickson: The IRS Attempts to Suborn Perjury

NY Daily News – Sandy victims see almost none of promised $60 billion in aid a year after storm

November 1, 2013

NY Daily News – Stop-and-frisk judge removed from case, reforms put on hold after federal appeals court ruling

New Yorker Magazine – The Preposterous Removal of Judge Scheindlin

October 31, 2013

Senator Rand Paul – Sen. Paul Demands Answers Regarding NSA Targeting Pope Francis

Fox News – ‘Last Straw?’: Report Claims NSA Spied on Vatican Amid Papal Conclave

InfoWars.com – Don’t Worry – The Government Says That The Inflation You See Is Just Your Imagination

NY Post – NY casino measure: A sucker’s bet

WTXL.com – Jury finds Liberty Co. Sheriff Nick Finch Not Guilty

Washington Times – NAPOLITANO: Is Obama a dupe or a totalitarian, megalomaniacal liar?

Washington Examiner – Ted Cruz criticizes DOJ for arguing international treaty can trump the Constitution

New York Times – New York Raising Age to Buy Cigarettes to 21

October 30, 2013

Ben Swann.com – ObamaCare Site Crashes During Sebelius Testimony: “The Website Never Crashed”

Represent.us – There’s Something Absolutely Insane Happening In The House Right Now

L.A. Times – White House OK’d spying on allies, U.S. intelligence officials say

October 29, 2013

Ben Swann.com – EXCLUSIVE: Adam Kokesh, A Modern Day Political Prisoner?

Poughkeepsie Journal.com – Critics: SAFE Act is Cuomo’s ‘Obamacare website’

Ben Swann.com – Will Congressman Justin Amash Lose His Seat In 2014?

October 28, 2013

NBC News (Investigations) – Obama admin. knew millions could not keep their health insurance

Guns Save Lives.net – Last U.S. Lead Smelter to Close in December Due to EPA – Might Affect Ammo Production

October 25, 2013

Ben Swann.com – Exclusive Interview: Lawsuit May Put Libertarian in South Carolina Senate Seat

October 23, 2013

Libertarian Party – Libertarian Party to incumbents: Defund Obamacare now — or risk voter backlash in 2014

CNN – Scientists find gold growing in trees in Australia (CNN admits gold is money).

Off The Grid News.com – US Senate Website Says There’s No Right To Own Guns

Ben Swann.com – NFL Team Paid $130,000 To Popularize Obamacare

October 15, 2013

Ben Swann.com – Exclusive: Utah activists Adopt-a-Highway to engage in anti-NSA civil disobedience

Xinhuanet.com – China, EU agree to 45 bln Euro currency swap

Natural News – Worse than Healthcare.gov: EBT food stamp system crash is inevitable; here’s why

Forbes – Obamacare’s Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn’t Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are

October 14, 2013

Ben Swann.com – Senate Votes To Ban The Libertarian Party From Ohio Election

October 13, 2013

Ben Swann.com – President Obama Fires High Ranking Nuclear Chiefs

Wall Street Journal – Shutdown Protests Take Over D.C. Memorials

Ben Swann.com – President Obama Fires High Ranking Nuclear Chiefs

L’Agence France-Presse (AFP) via Yahoo News – ‘De-Americanised’ world needed after US shutdown: China media

October 10, 2013

Independent Political Report.com – Long Island Libertarian Seeks Ballot Access

L.A. Times – Wall Street expects Yellen to continue Fed’s easy-money policies

Ron Paul Institute – Saudis to Unify Hardline Islamist Groups in Syria

Daily Caller – Colorado DA refuses to prosecute flood victims for private firearm transfers

New York Post – Cuomo chickens out on corruption

Daily Caller – White House, IRS exchanged confidential taxpayer info

Mythsmasher.blogspot.com (Blog) – Cuomo’s Convention Center Calendar Caper

Daily Caller – NRA’s Chris Cox: False flags flying high

Off the Grid News.com – Colorado Looks To Boot 3rd Anti-Gun Senator In Another Recall

October 9, 2013

AllGov.com – NSA Director Alexander Admits He Lied about Phone Surveillance Stopping 54 Terror Plots

Consulting By RPM (Blog) – Two Obvious Facts on the Debt Ceiling Showdown

October 8, 2013

Libertarian Republic – IMPORTANT: Supreme Court Hearing Major Free Speech Case Today Affecting Campaign Contributions

NY Daily News – China warns Washington to take quick action to avoid default on government debt

October 7, 2013

CNBC – China warns US ‘clock is ticking’

October 6, 2013

Independent Journal Review – McAfee Antivirus Founder On ObamaCare Exchanges: ‘What Idiot Put This System Out There?’

September 24, 2013

Chaos Computer Club – Chaos Computer Club breaks Apple TouchID

September 23, 2013

Independent Journal Review – The Explosion in Healthcare Premiums in One Convenient Chart

Libertarian Republic – Venezuelan Government Takes Over Toilet Paper Factory

Libertarian Republic – Anarchy in Detroit! Meet the Mower Gang (VIDEO)

Human Events – Applicant: NY’s Suffolk Co. ‘May Issue’ policy ignores 2nd Amendment

September 20, 2013

Libertarian Republic – Congress Moves against the Free Press

ScopeNY.org – SAFE Act revealed

My Fox DC.com – California college bars student from handing out copies of Constitution

Wired – Apple’s Fingerprint ID May Mean You Can’t ‘Take the Fifth’

September 19, 2013

Forbes – How The U.S. Military Plans To Hijack The Airwaves

September 17, 2013

New York Times – The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill – Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures

September 15, 2013

Yahoo Finance – Hank Paulson Warns of Another Financial Crisis

Front Page Mag.com – Colorado Gov Suddenly No Longer a Fan of Gun Control

September 14, 2013

Lohud.com (Blog) – NY leads nation in tax exodus: $45.6B lost to other states

September 13, 2013

Forbes – E-ZPasses Get Read All Over New York (Not Just At Toll Booths)

Washington Post – The FISA court will release more opinions because of Snowden

September 12, 2013

Libertarian Republic – Yahoo CEO: We faced jail if we revealed NSA secrets “If you don’t comply, it’s treason!”

The Hill – Reid: ‘Anarchists have taken over’ in Congress (Video)

Libertarian Republic – Jerusalem Post: NSA gives up American citizen’s private information to the Israeli government

September 11, 2013

Business Insider – NSA Chief Keith Alexander Used To Woo Politicians At A ‘Star Trek’ Command Center

Libertarian Republic – Democratic state senators in Colorado recalled after anti-gun votes

Dana Loesch Radio.com (Blog) – SHOT ACROSS THE BOW: Second Amendment Wins: Senators RECALLED *UPDATE

September 10, 2013

Cryptography Engineering.com (Blog) – On the NSA

Times of Israel – ‘Putin shipping Assad more weapons to crush rebels’

Bashar Assad tells Charlie Rose U.S. should “expect every action” in response to Syria strikes

Guardian – Fukushima radiation leaks reach deadly new high

Washington Post – Wary of standardized testing, parents are increasingly opting their kids out of exams

September 9, 2013

Ben Swann.com – Polls show Graham extremely vulnerable in South Carolina primary

Washingon Post – Syria ‘welcomes’ Russia proposal that Assad’s government give up control of weapons

September 7, 2013

Business Insider – Israel Grants First Golan Heights Oil Drilling License To Dick Cheney-Linked Company

September 6, 2013

Zerohedge – Poland Confiscates Half Of Private Pension Funds To “Cut” Sovereign Debt Load

Ben Swann.com – Congress Too Cowardly To Vote On Syria?

National Review – House Might Not Vote on Obama’s Syria Resolution

Free Beacon.com – Trashing Tricare: Obama to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military

The Guardian – Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

Wired.com – Senators Authorizing Syria Strike Got More Defense Cash Than Lawmakers Voting No

The Blaze – Voters Explode on John McCain at Phoenix Town Hall: ‘We Didn’t Send You to Make War for Us’

September 5, 2013

Downtrend.com – Three Russian Warships Approaching Syria, China Joins the Party

Washington Times (Op-Ed) – NAPOLITANO: War — what is it good for?

Examiner – Breaking news: Rebels admit gas attack result of mishandling chemical weapons

The Buffalo News – Cuomo to sheriffs: Enforce gun law

September 4, 2013

Daily Beast – Senate Breaks Own Rules in Rush to Vote on Syria War

New York Times – Divided Senate Panel Approves Resolution on Syria Strike

CNBC – S&P calls US lawsuit retaliation for stripping AAA rating

Perdido Street School (Blog) – Andrew Cuomo Shuts Down Committee To Save New York PAC So That He Doesn’t Have To Reveal His Donors

Newsday – Suffolk pols see $100M in possible tax hikes, expense cuts

August 29, 2013

New York Times – Gun Bill in Missouri Would Test Limits in Nullifying U.S. Law

Yahoo News – Private lobbyists get public pensions in 20 states

Fully Informed Jury Association – Jury Rights Day, Sept. 5th

Independent Journal Review – Five Big Lies Made At Today’s ‘March On Washington’ Fiftieth Anniversary

Washington Times – Rand Paul: No U.S. interests at stake in Syria

CNN – Text a driver in New Jersey, and you could see your day in court

BBC – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood under fire over tailored language

ABC (Australia) – Russia moves warships into Mediterranean

August 28, 2013

Forbes – French Tax Soars Over 100%

Ben Swann.com – Rep Duncan, Wilson, Gowdy Signs Petition Asking Obama to Consult Congress First Before Striking Syria

Israel National News – Syria: Was Chemical Weapons Massacre a Mistake?

Washington Times – Obama promises mayors unilateral action on guns

CNS News (Cybercast News Service) – Mark Levin: States Should Call Convention to Propose Amending Constitution

The Hill – Kucinich: Syria strike would turn US into ‘al Qaeda’s air force’

Associated Press – Israel calls up reservists over Syrian threat

BBC News – UN’s Del Ponte says evidence Syria rebels ‘used sarin’

August 27, 2013

NYS Rifle and Pistol Association – Legal action against Cuomo gun law

Ben Swann.com – Sec. of State John Kerry Wrong About Syrian Weapons Claim

CBS Atlanta – Men enter closed store by accident, pay for purchases

Reason.com – 5 Deceptions From Obama About NSA Surveillance

RPI Institute – US Bombing Syrian Chemical Weapons Stockpiles Will Kill Many Thousands

Syracuse Post-Standard – Syracuse Republican leader spars with candidate after spurned attempt to put him ‘on the team’

NBC News – Military strikes on Syria ‘as early as Thursday,’ US officials say

The Huntingtonian – Petrone’s Political Primary Web

NYU Local.com – Congress Quietly Repeals Congressional Insider Trading Ban (From April 15th)

Fox News – Dem bill would trigger huge new taxes on guns, ammo

BBC – Syria crisis: Russia and China step up warning over strike

White Out Press – CA passes Bill to let non-Americans serve on Juries

August 26, 2013

Newsday – Libertarians pitch Suffolk DA candidate

WNCN – Raleigh ordinance stopping groups from feeding homeless

Ben Swann.com – Breaking: U.S. Cruise Missiles Preparing To Strike Syria

August 23, 2013

var/null (Blog) – Don’t Fly During Ramadan

CNN – Mortgage rates hit two-year high

Reason.com – Detroit To Begin Stop and Frisk

August 22, 2013

EFF.org – EFF Victory Results in Release of Secret Court Opinion Finding NSA Surveillance Unconstitutional

Wikileaks via Firedoglake.com Blog – Statement by Julian Assange on Today’s Sentencing of Bradley Manning

Firedoglake.com Blog – Bradley Manning’s Profoundly Moving Statement on ‘Paying the Price to Live in a Free Society’

August 21, 2013

Ben Swann.com – Exclusive Interview: Two Men Arrested & Detained While Protesting Obama

CBS Los Angeles – School District Ends Policy Of Forcing Students To Kneel Down For Dismissal

Bloomberg – China Gold-Mine Deals at Record After Price Plunge: Commodities

Money News.com – UPS Cutting Back Spousal Health Coverage, Blames Obamacare

Libertarian Republic – Ron Paul interviews Glenn Greenwald: “Obama isn’t telling the truth about spying, and I proved it!”

Libertarian Republic – Glenn Greenwald: “Journalism is not Terrorism”

NBC News – Lavabit.com owner: ‘I could be arrested’ for resisting surveillance order

August 20, 2013

Ben Swann.com – Obamacare Might Be Heading Back To The Supreme Court: Unconstitutional

Tenessean – Remington Arms scouts Middle TN after N.Y. bans its rifle

Washington Times – Something is very wrong at the Republican National Committee

L.A. Times – How Obama has abused the Patriot Act

Ron Paul Institute – The NSA: ‘The Abyss from Which There Is No Return’

August 19, 2013

Ben Swann.com – Exclusive: FL Sheriff Arrested, Charged With Felony & Suspended For Protecting Citizens’ 2nd Amendment Rights

The State Weekly.com – Sec. of State John Kerry Bashes the Internet, Says it’s Harder to Govern People with Internet

Guns Save Lives.net – BREAKING: Illinois Governor Signs Strict Gun Control Bill Into Law Effective Immediately

Town Hall.com – Surprise: Obama Bypassing Congress, Urging Unilateral Cell Phone Tax Increase

Guardian UK – Glenn Greenwald’s partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours

August 16, 2013

Washington Times – Secretary of State John Kerry quietly sends $1.3B to Egypt, waiving U.S. law: memo

Collapsing Into Consciousness.com – At the Very Least, Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over

Chuck Baldwin Live.com – NSA Domestic Spying “Built On Lies”

Ben Swann.com – As Obamacare Deadline Looms, Doctors are Opting for “Cash Only” Clinics

Ron Paul Institute – Egypt’s Junta Has Nothing to Lose

Libertarian Republic – Egypt in Flames

Washington Post – NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds

Huffington Post – Here Are All Of The Nations That Incarcerate More Of Their Population Than The U.S.

Ben Swann.com – Retired Vet Threatened By Police After Legally Carrying His Gun

August 15, 2013

Ben Swann.com – Obama Bypassing Congress to Enact New Taxes

Daily Caller – Obama skirts Congress, funds pre-K through Obamacare

DownsizeDC.org – Tell Congress to obey the Constitution

WGRZ.com – Education Commissioner Seeks Ability To Replace Buffalo School Board

BenSwann.com – US Senator Feinstein Seeks to Further Limit Freedom of Press

NYS Senate – Bill A8108-2013 – Establishes a statewide database to maintain and track coded ammunition and establishing penalties for individuals who violate such provisions

IVN.us (Independent Voter News) – Justin Amash Claims Documents Were Withheld on NSA Programs

North Country Public Radio.org – Will upstate NY cops, sheriffs enforce gun control laws?

August 14, 2013

FreeAdam.net – Adam Kokesh Denied Bond Again; Organize for Jury Nullification Now

technologyreview.com – The Era of Ubiquitous Listening Dawns

MyGovCost.org – USPS Still a Loser

Independent Review Journal – Hillary Rodham Clinton to Receive ‘American Patriot Award’ for ‘Defending Our Nation’

Obamacare provision: “forced” home inspections

The New American – The Freedom Index – A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution

Wired.com – Meet the Hackers Who Want to Jailbreak the Internet

Daily Caller – Obama-backed electric car battery maker faces possible bankruptcy

Washington Post – AP Exclusive: NYC Comptroller Liu wants marijuana legalized

Judge Refuses To Dismiss Suit Against Feds Who Arrested Former Marine For His Controversial Facebook Posts

Huffington Post – The Strange Case of Barrett Brown Just Got Stranger

Democracy Now – EXCLUSIVE: Owner of Snowden’s Email Service on Why He Closed Lavabit Rather Than Comply With Gov’t

August 13, 2013

Ben Swann.com – Glenn Beck Calling For A U.S. War in Syria and Another War in Iraq?

Natural News.com – Fukushima now in state of emergency, leaking 300 tons of radioactive water into the ocean daily

Ron Paul Institute – Embassy Closure Farce Ends Except in Yemen

Ron Paul Institute – McCain and Graham’s Strange Egyptian Adventure

WMUR.com – Concord armored vehicle application draws protest

Telegraph UK – First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

Mises.org – Gupta Mea Culpa

Ron Paul Institute – President’s Spy Review Commission Provides Unintended Comedy

August 12, 2013

Ben Swann.com – Tennessee Moves to Legalize Hemp

Ben Swann.com – IRS Official Who Oversaw Targeting Has Been Promoted

U.S. Southern District Court – Floyd vs. City of New York opinion

politico.com (opinion) – Edward Snowden is a patriot

Ron Paul Institute – Why Are We At War in Yemen?

ABC News – Judge rules New York City stop-and-frisk policy violated rights

NY Daily News – Gov. Cuomo got $100,000 from developer, then signed law giving it big tax breaks

August 9, 2013

Ben Swann.com – Warrantless Vaginal Searches Conducted By Texas Police

Suffolk Outrage – A Gang Grows in Huntington

Viralread.com – Senator Feinstein: “Real Reporters” Are Salaried Under Shield Law

CBS News – War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned From Standardized Tests

Ben Swann.com – Christie Spends $4.7M In Sandy Relief Funds On Pseudo Campaign Ads Featuring Himself

Techdirt.com – US Government War On Hackers Backfires: Now Top Hackers Won’t Work With US Government

Daily Caller.com – House passes amendment blocking carbon tax without congressional approval

United Liberty.org – Mitt Romney urges Republicans not to defund ObamaCare

August 8, 2013

boingboing.net – Lavabit, email service Snowden reportedly used, abruptly shuts down

The New York Times – N.S.A. Said to Search Content of Messages to and From U.S.

NY Senate.gov – Statement by Senator Zeldin Regarding Today’s Release of New State Education Test Scores

ArsTechnica – Federal judge: Bitcoin, “a currency,” can be regulated under American law

August 7, 2013

The New York Times – For Some Gun Makers, Moving Lock, Stock and Barrel

Infowars.com – Lawmakers Issued License Plates Making Them ‘Invisible’ To Traffic Cams And Parking Tickets

August 6, 2013

Yahoo Finance – NY to tax scofflaws: Pay or license gets suspended

Channel News Asia – US drone kills 4 Yemen jihadists amid global Al-Qaeda alert

Mediaite – Fox’s Judge Napolitano: Gov’t Leaked Operational Details About Al Qaeda To Show ‘It’s Spying Works’

Reuters – How DEA program differs from recent NSA revelations

August 5, 2013

Washington Post – The NSA is giving your phone records to the DEA. And the DEA is covering it up.

HamptonRoads.com – Virginia gun sales rise, firearm-related crimes fall

Antiwar.com – We Cannot Lose This Fight: Defeat the NSA

The Blaze – Rep. Peter King: ‘Al-Qaeda Is In Many Ways Stronger’ Now Than Before 9/11

Guardian UK – CIA ‘running arms smuggling team in Benghazi when consulate was attacked’

August 4, 2013

the Blaze – A Form of Gun Confiscation Has Reportedly Begun in New York State — Here’s the Justification Being Used

examiner.com (From February) – Armed citizens force officials to back down

August 3, 2013

Reason – State Seizes Two-Year-Old Child From Parents Because They Smoked Pot, Child Dies in Foster Care

Time Magazine – The Political Conference Where Justin Amash Is Bigger Than Bieber

Libertarian Republic – WW2 hero refuses medical care, so cops kill him in his nursing home

Russia Today – ‘Russia is not a colony, US has no legal basis to claim Snowden’ – lawyer

Premiums Skyrocket 198%: Congress Exempts Themselves From Obamacare Provisions

Ben Swann.com – Is Al Qaeda Coming for U.S. Embassies?

The Guardian – Major opinion shifts, in the US and Congress, on NSA surveillance and privacy

CNet.com – FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

August 2, 2013

The Hill – House votes 232-185 to block the IRS from enforcing ObamaCare

Daily Caller – ‘Out of control’: House passes bill prohibiting the IRS from implementing Obamacare

PBSNewsHour – NSA Collects ‘Word for Word’ Every Domestic Communication

The Daily Beast, via talkingpointswire.com – Rangel: Tea Party Is ‘Same Group’ Of ‘White Crackers’ Who Fought Civil Rights

Fox News – IRS chief says he’d rather not switch to ObamaCare plan

Free State Project – FSP Demands Apology for “Domestic Terrorism” Claims

LibertyPaper.org – Tennessee Welcomes Obama With Hundreds of Protesters

Motor City Muckraker – Police assault, bind clerk candidate for 3.5 hours in Detroit

Newsday – Pew Research study: More young adults living with parents

CNN – Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack

Ben Swann.com – Man Arrested & Detained For LEGALLY Carrying A Firearm

CNN – Lawmaker: If CNN can interview suspect in Benghazi attack, why can’t FBI?

Reason.com – Man Who Austin Cop Chased, Shot, Killed Not Suspected of Any Particular Crime But May Have Been Up to No Good

Washington Post – Libertarian Democrats: A movement in search of a leader

August 1, 2013

MyGovCost.org – More Perverse Incentives in ObamaCare

Ben Swann.com – Police Arrest Man For Not Following Orders… While He Is Having A Stroke

Daily Press Dotcom – U.S. Changes the Methodology for Calculating the GDP

July 31, 2013

Eagle Tribune – Tax hikes drive Bay State shoppers north

Ben Swann.com – Obama Creates “Nudge Squad” To Influence Behavior

The New York Times – Appeals Court Rules Against Bloomberg Beverage Restrictions

Guardian UK – XKeyscore: NSA tool collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’

Huffington Post – Bradley Manning Revealed Crimes Far Worse Than the Ones He Supposedly Committed (Opinion)

Intellihub.com – Oakland to Ban Hammers & Wrenches

July 30, 2013

Infowars.com – Adam Kokesh Now A Political Prisoner

Los Angeles Times – Sending a message on NSA surveillance

Natural News – Deceptive ‘Parental Rights Amendment’ to hand over control of your children to federal government: Tell your reps to oppose!

July 29, 2013

Fox News – Bloomberg gun-control group facing internal backlash amid growing profile

CBC News – Bank of Cyprus savers to lose 47% above €100,000

Washington Post – Scores killed as Egyptian security forces fire on demonstrators at Morsi rally

globalreasearch.ca – The Federal Reserve Is Bailing Out Foreign Banks… More than the American People or Economy

savetheconstitution.us – Suffolk County Police Arrest Father and Son Illegally

July 28, 2013

YouTube – Safe Act Protestors Mad As Hell on Long Island 7/27/13 with the CSA, Oathkeepers and Suffolk County Libertarian Party

Newsmax – Rep. Peter King: Libertarians in GOP Risk Destroying Party

New York Times – Momentum Builds Against N.S.A. Surveillance

New York Times – In Closing Argument, Prosecutor Casts Soldier as ‘Anarchist’ for Leaking Archives

July 27, 2013

Forbes – IRS Employees Union Is ‘Very Concerned’ About Being Required To Enroll In Obamacare’s Health Insurance Exchanges

July 26, 2013

Libertarian Republic – Disgraced pepper-spraying cop wants taxpayer cash because of “psychiatric injury”

Libertarian Republic – Larry the Cable guy: “I’m more of a libertarian conservative as of late.”

New York Times – A Bipartisan Warning on Surveillance

Infowars – Oath Keepers Founder Targeted in Attempted Set Up

Libertarian Republic – The Libertarian Foreign Policy Argument: Refuting Chris Christie

WJLA – JLENS Raytheon blimps to watch over Washington, D.C.

WNYC.org – NYC Parent Sounds Alarm on Student Privacy

Washington Post – Christie goes after libertarians — hard

Wall Street Journal – Rise of the Warrior Cop

Campusreform.org – College republicans say they were denied entry into Obama event over ‘security reasons’

Rand Paul – Follow up letter to the FBI

Guardian UK – Democratic establishment unmasked: prime defenders of NSA bulk spying

NPR – Amid Data Controversy, NSA Builds Its Biggest Data Farm

July 25, 2013

Mises University – Thursday Session #1

Reason.com – Can Cops Invade Your Home Just Because You’re Scared of Them? Could Be.

Washington Post – Justin Amash almost beat the NSA. Next time, he might do it.

July 24, 2013

The Blaze – House Rejects Amendment to Defund NSA Program That Collects Millions of Americans’ Phone Records – Here’s Everyone Who Voted for and Against It

Flying Magazine (From June 4, 2013) – This Isn’t America

Libertarian Republic – Congress votes down Amash Amendment – Continues to allow NSA to collect US Citizen’s private data

Justin Amash – Truths about the narrowly defeated Amash-Conyers amendment to the NDAA

Ron Paul Institute – Kafka’s America: Secret Courts, Secret Laws, and Total Surveillance

Myfoxdetroit.com – GM bailout: Taxpayers still $18.1 billion in the hole

Policymic – A List Of Children Killed By Drone Strikes In Pakistan and Yemen

Reuters – Al Qaeda militants flee Iraq jail in violent mass break-out

Justin Amash – Amash NSA Amendment Fact Sheet

July 23, 2013

Ron Paul Institute – Chilling Development: NSA Takes on Amash Amendment

Libertarian Republic – Is Paul Krugman trolling libertarians?

Policymic – Is America Hiding Its True Inflation Rate, and Could the U.S. Be as Insolvent as Greece? (From 2012)

NPR – Lack Of Leaders Puts Strain On Homeland Security Department

July 22, 2013

LP.org – Republicans refuse to end Obamacare now

Indiegogo – Tatiana Moroz Tour 2013!

The Nation – Blackwater’s Black Ops

July 19, 2013

Via Justin Amash – Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Renews Authority to Collect Telephony Metadata

Detroit News via Ben Swann – Ingham County judge rules Detroit bankruptcy be withdrawn; Schuette appeals

Addicting Info.com – Virginia GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Wants To Outlaw Oral Sex, Even For Married Couples

Washington Times – PAUL: A union cloud over Obamacare as broken promises infuriate the president’s base

Fox News – Detroit files for largest municipal bankruptcy in US history

July 18, 2013

Breitbart.com – Agriculture Department to Magician: You Need a License for That Rabbit

Yahoo News – Dempsey says US considering use of force in Syria

National Journal – House GOP Leaders Hope to Block Amendments to Limit NSA Surveillance

Russia Today – Obama wins back the right to indefinitely detain under NDAA

Libertarian Republic – TSA searching valet-parked cars at airport

Huffington Post – The Most Important Movie of the Summer (Hint: It’s Not Man of Steel)

Mail.com – ACLU: Police record license plates by the millions

July 17, 2013

Libertarian Republic – Cop gets arrested for assaulting & arresting a pedestrian

Daily Caller – Amash defense bill amendment seeks to defund overbroad NSA surveillance

Guardian UK – Bradley Manning in final bid to have ‘aiding the enemy’ charge dismissed

July 16, 2013

Politico – Obama would consider Ray Kelly to replace Janet Napolitano

American Resolution – Alaska Governor Signs Bill Nullifying NDAA, Federal Gun Laws & REAL ID

Reason.com – Rep. Justin Amash Wants to Defund NSA Surveillance Via Defense Bill

Washington Times – EXCLUSIVE: Feds admit improper scrutiny of candidate, donor tax records

Foreignpolicy.com – U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News to Americans *** Requires login or signup with free account

July 15, 2013

Lew Rockwell.com – The Truth About George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin

NY Daily News – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s wealthy campaign donors cash in with plum appointments

Washington Times – PAUL: The coup that isn’t as Obama disregards his duty to cut off Egyptian aid

Guardian UK – How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

July 14, 2013

Wall Street Journal – The NSA’s Surveillance Is Unconstitutional

New York Magazine – The stop-and-frisk trials of Pedro Serrano

July 12, 2013

Economic Policy Journal – How the Federal Reserve Just Hid Important Data

Breitbart.com – Poll: Public Esteem for Journalists Collapses to 28%

Courthouse News Service – Police Commandeer Homes, Get Sued

July 11, 2013

Politico.com – Rand Paul introduces legislation to stop Egypt aid

Huntington Patch – Town Requires a Permit to Party

Examiner.com – Judicial Watch: Zimmerman prosecution may have been forced by Obama DOJ

Gizmodo – The X-47B Drone Has Landed on a Carrier, And War May Never Be the Same

Daily Mail – Americans turn against government as poll shows a majority SUPPORT Edward Snowden as a whistle-blower, not a traitor

Russia Today – Millions in US tax dollars go to Big Data for wiretap capabilities

Washington Times – Democratic aide carting gun in federal building is let off with warning

Reason.com – When Policing Becomes Harassment

Judge Andrew Napolitano – Above the Law

Washington Post – The NSA slide you haven’t seen

July 10, 2013

Washington Post – Adam Kokesh, gun-rights activist, charged after raid

July 9, 2013

gigaom.com – The Pirate Bay founder is raising money for spy-proof messaging app

McClatchy – Linchpin for Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, isn’t likely to work, experts say

Fox News – IRS chief moves to cancel $70M in bonuses

The New York Times – U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement

National Journal – The IRS Mistakenly Exposed Thousands of Social Security Numbers

Washington Post – Jobs figures underscore work yet to be done

July 8, 2013

Yahoo News – California Prisons Were Illegally Sterilizing Female Inmates

The New York Times – In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A.

Natural News – ‘Train wreck’ Obamacare begins to unravel; massive government boondoggle set to self-destruct by 2015

L.A. Times – Historic recall effort reflects Colorado’s passions about guns

New York Times – Spitzer Rejoins Politics, Asking for Forgiveness

Natural News – Cincinnati judge orders all speed cameras confiscated, manufacturer held in contempt

truthdig.com – Ellsberg: Snowden Made Right Decision by Leaving America

cjonline.com – No school insurance for teachers with guns

LewRockwell.com – Leviathan’s Minions: Always Making Bad Situations Far Worse, II

L.A. Times – Banks pushing for repeal of credit unions’ federal tax exemption

Ars Technica – France also scoops up phone, Internet metadata on its citizens

The Libertarian Republic – Muslim Brotherhood Militia throws children off roof

Huffington Post – ‘Fast And Furious’ Gun Linked To Murder Of Mexican Police Chief

Daily Caller – Eliot Spitzer to face Manhattan Madam in NYC comptroller race

July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

July 3, 2013

Newsday – Carole Hankin is resigning as Syosset schools chief

News 12 Long Island – Gov. Cuomo announces anti-corruption commission to investigate wrongdoing by lawmakers (Note – You may have to have a Cablevision account to see this link)

Washington Examiner – State Department bureau spent $630,000 on Facebook ‘likes’

childmind.org – Are Schools Driving ADHD Diagnoses?

gunssavelives.net – Protestors Defy Open Carry Ban & Openly Carry Firearms During Civil Disobedience Protest

July 2, 2013

Fox News – Administration delays key ObamaCare insurance mandate

L.A. Times – UnitedHealth to exit individual insurance market in California

Guns Save Lives – CT Governor Malloy Tries to Remove Pro-Gun Board Member From State Concealed Carry Board

CNN (Opinion) – Stop using taxpayer money to aid Egypt’s Morsy

News 12 Long Island – Appellate court rules in favor of controversial MTA payroll tax (Note – You may have to have a Cablevision account to see this link)

Syracuse Post Standard – How do Colorado’s new gun control measures compare to the New York SAFE Act?

The National Interest – Why Germany Might Offer Snowden Asylum

Reason – Bank of America “Chalk Vandal” Found Not Guilty

July 1, 2013

Examiner.com – Protests in Egypt largest in human history

June 28, 2013

Washington Times – Obamacare ‘is still unconstitutional’ one year after Supreme Court approval

thenewspaper.com – New Mexico Judge Finds Speed Cameras Violate Due Process

YouTube – Unhappy veteran voters express their displeasure

June 27, 2013

EFF – Automated License Plate Readers Threaten Our Privacy

Fox News Poll – 66 percent worried about their health care under ObamaCare

Judge Andrew Napolitano via Lew Rockwell – The Truth Shall Keep Us Free

Downsize DC – Read the Bills Act Introduced in the U.S. House

Associated Press – CIA cracks down on its own to stop leaks

The Libertarian Republic – How the NSA is Breaking the Law

Libertarian Party – Libertarian Party applauds DOMA strikedown

June 26, 2013

L.A. Times – Gay marriage ruling: Supreme Court finds DOMA unconstitutional

June 25, 2013

Fox News – Supreme Court strikes down key provision of Voting Rights Act in a victory for state’s rights

New York Times – U.S. Approves a Label for Meat From Animals Fed a Diet Free of Gene-Modified Products

Daily Caller – Credibility of Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns suffers enormous blow

EFF.org – Civil liberties groups and internet companies demand an end to government spying

Long Island Press – Nassau County Reaches Tax Refund Deal

June 23, 2013

The New American – Supreme Court Bombshell: No Right to Remain Silent

June 21, 2013

Washington Times – U.S. soldiers set to deploy to Egypt at a tense time

Tenth Amendment Center – Bill to Nullify Federal Gun Control Signed into Law in Alaska

Techdirt – Obeying the Constitution takes “too much time”?

Were the claims the NSA surveilance thwarted the NYSE terror plot a lie? Fox News takes a look.

Michael Boldin – A message to the revolution

Politics 365 on Dan Bongino

Ron Paul’s Weekly Podcast – This week: Safari Waste

From the RPI – Congress votes on industrial hemp research

June 20, 2013

WSJ – An ObamaCare Board Answerable to No One

Josh Tolley, speaking live in Wisconsin about the Wisconsin Firearm Freedom Act

Via Rand Paul, all the PRISM data the tech giants have been allowed to disclose so far

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