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Liberty NewsWire Friday, May 4th, 2012


Liberty NewsWire Friday, May 4th, 2012

Rand Paul has a reform plan for the Transportation Security Administration: Scrap the whole thing.

A personal message from Paul (R-Ky.) came atop emails this week from the Campaign for Liberty Vice President Matt Hawes, asking for readers to sign a petition in support of Paul’s “End the TSA” bill. A Paul spokeswoman said that legislation is being finalized next week." – Burgess Everett for Politico.com  See full article immediately below.

Individual Liberty

TSA & Travel Freedom:

Politico – Rand Paul has a quick fix for TSA: Pull the plug

Reason – Nude TSA-Protesting Man Will Fight Charges Because as Campaign For Liberty and Rand Paul Put it: "the government literally has its hands in our pants."

Patriot Act/NDAA:

Mother Jones – The Revolt Against the NDAA Hits Congress

Library Journal – Are You Being Watched?

Internet Freedom:

TechDirt – White House Reiterates Plans To Veto CISPA In Its Current Form; Though For The Wrong Reasons

Forbes – UK Orders Blacklist of The Pirate Bay, Torrent Site Sees Record Traffic

School Choice:

ABC News – Christie Takes on Unions, Democrats At School Choice Conference

Police State:

Reuters – Obama administration urges freer access to cellphone records

Reason – Ed Markey Looks Into Warrantless Cellphone Tracking

CBS New York – No Indictment In White Plains Police Killing Of Kenneth Chamberlain

Drug War:

Huffington Post – The Obama Administration is Wrong to Deny American Farmers a Profitable Crop

The Daily Caller – Pelosi Calls on Obama to Respect States’ Rights, End Medical Marijuana Raids

LA Times – UCSD student's 5-day ordeal in DEA jail sparks outrage, anger

Reuters – California medical pot crackdown hits upscale Santa Barbara

Reason – Former Drug Czar John Walters: Dumber Than You May Think


Indy Star – Bullied student faces expulsion, fired stun gun mom gave him

Agenda 21:

The New American – EPA's Plans for Implementing UN's Agenda 21

Foreign Policy

War Powers Act:

Fox News – The President's private war


Washington Post – Why are we in Afghanistan for the long haul?

Seattle Times – Exit from Afghanistan: Why wait two and a half years?


The Guardian – Al-Qaida memo to Bin Laden warns of 'cunning methods' of US news networks

Reason – Federal and State Money Not Enough for Your Renewable Energy Project? Take It From Locals!           

Economic Issues

Federal Reserve:

Bloomberg – Three Fed Presidents Say New QE Isn’t Needed for Economy


Reason – Just Because Windmills Don't Cause Global Warming Doesn't Mean They Don't Suck



The Seattle Times – Feds to Put Up $1.9 Billion for Oregon Health-Care Overhaul

Bloomberg Businessweek – KY Gov Prepares for Federal Health Care Reforms


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