Liberty NewsWire: Monday, January 30th, 2012

Two British tourists were barred from entering America after joking on Twitter that they were going to 'destroy America' and 'dig up Marilyn Monroe'.

Leigh Van Bryan, 26, was handcuffed and kept under armed guard in a cell with Mexican drug dealers for 12 hours after landing in Los Angeles with pal Emily Bunting.

The Department of Homeland Security flagged him as a potential threat when he posted an excited tweet to his pals about his forthcoming trip to Hollywood which read: 'Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America'. - Daily Mail (UK)

Individual Liberty

TSA & Travel Freedom:

Daily Mail - British pair arrested in U.S. on terror charges over Twitter jokes

Los Angeles Times - TSA mistakes insulin pump for gun, causing LAX security scare

Daily Mail - The TSA is More Interested in Security Theater than Security

Internet Freedom

International Business Times - ACTA Protest Guide: Rally Details From Around the World


Tenth Amendment Center - NDAA: Taking You Back to the 19th Century

UN News Centre - UN rights chief speaks out against US failure to close Guantanamo detention facility

School Choice:

Chicago Tribune – Wis. School Voucher Bill Appears all but Dead

Market Watch Press Release – More Voucher Programs Serving Disadvantaged Students in Ohio than Any Other State

War on Drugs:

Huffington Post – The War Over Prescription Painkillers

Reason Magazine – “The War on Drugs is a War on People.” Meet Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s New Anonymous Blogger, and Active-Duty Cop

Gun Control:

University Daily Kansan – State Billy Proposes Right to Carry Concealed Weapons on Campus

Foreign Policy

War Powers Act:

Huffington Post - What Happened to the War Powers Act?


MSNBC - France, Karzai want faster NATO exit from Afghanistan

Washington Post - NATO allies grapple with shrinking defense budgets


The Wall Street Journal - Pentagon Seeks Mightier Bomb vs. Iran

Fox News - Iran offers to extend UN nuclear inspection


Chicago Tribune - Top Army general backs plan to cut 80,000 troops

The New York Times - Iraq Is Angered by U.S. Drones Patrolling Its Skies


Federal Reserve:

Business Insider – Has Housing Really Bottomed?


Detroit Free Press - Susan Tompor: Tax return scheme delays early filers' IRS refunds



American Medical News – States ask Supreme Court to Stop Medicaid Expansion

5th Amendment:

CNet News - Judge: Americans can be forced to decrypt their laptops

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