Liberty NewsWire: January 20, 2012

Most of the websites shut down by a hackers group were up and running early Friday, including the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and some entertainment sites after one of the federal government's largest anti-piracy crackdowns.

"Hacktivist" collective Anonymous took credit for taking down the sites Thursday after the arrests of leaders of Megaupload.com and shut down the popular hub for illegal media downloads. - CNN

SOPA/PIPA/Internet Piracy:

CNN - Federal websites back online after Anonymous attack

Yahoo!News - Reid postpones vote on anti-piracy bill

TechDirt - A Gallery Of The SOPA Blackout Protest Screens

Washington Post - Five reasons the Internet's still protesting SOPA and PIPA

San Francisco Chronicle - Megaupload.com Shut Down by US, Websites' Disruptions Follow

Reason - Who Needs SOPA? Four Ways to Look at the Megaupload Bust

The Drug War:

LA Times – Mexico Government Sought to Withhold Drug War Death Statistics

Fox News - Federal official in Arizona to plead the fifth and not answer questions on 'furious'

Gun Control:

TIME – Police Developing Tech to Virtually Frisk People from 82 Feet Away


ABC News - Woman Removed From Plane After Bringing Gun Aboard

Federal Reserve:

Nasdaq – Fed Balance Sheet Grows to $2.92 Trillion In Latest Week

Balanced Budget Amendment:

The Augusta Chronicle – Ga. Lawmakers Push Balanced Budget Amendment


The Washington Post - A Republican rift on health exchanges

CBS News - Walker turning down $37 million for health care

Detroit Free Press - Michigan urged to create health exchange

Wall Street Journal - White House Touts GOP Governors' Support of Health Insurance Exchanges

Keystone Pipeline:

Heritage Foundation (The Foundry) - Timeline: Keystone's Three Years in Limbo

Bloomberg - Canada Pledges to Sell Oil to Asia After Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline


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