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Liberty NewsWire: August 31, 2012

 

Liberty NewsWire: August 31, 2012

For the second time this year, the Paul family has been harassed by the Transportation Security Administration. Rep. Ron Paul, his wife, and granddaughter were stopped by eight TSA workers at a small airport in Clearwater, Florida, and told they must be screened. According to the agents, the screening was necessary because Mitt Romney "might be nearby."  Observers say the implication was that the Paul family poses a threat to the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.  The agents inspected Paul’s credentials and demanded to check the airplane for explosives.  The entire incident came to an end once Ron Paul’s wife, Carol, refused to be screened by TSA personnel, asserting that she wore a pacemaker, and a Paul aide began taking video of the ordeal on his cell phone.” – New American

Individual Liberty

New American- Ron Paul Family Detained by TSA Again

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Foreign Policy

Washington Post- Defense spending in the U.S., in four charts

News Pakistan- Pakistan always opposes drone strikes; says Hina Rabbani Khar

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Internet Freedom

Wired- Apple Rejects App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes

Economics

CNBC- Economic uncertainty growing massively: ECB's Nowotny

Fox Business- As Fed Ponders QE3, Unintended Side Effects Loom


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