Liberty NewsWire: October 24, 2011

Is the U.S. Declaration of Independence "Legal"? - BBC

For American lawyers, the answer is simple: "The English had used their own Declaration of Rights to depose James II and these acts were deemed completely lawful and justified," they say in their summary.

To the British, however, secession isn't the legal or proper tool by which to settle internal disputes. "What if Texas decided today it wanted to secede from the Union? Lincoln made the case against secession and he was right," they argue in their brief. - BBC 

Charlie Daniels Blasts Justice Department, Suggests Political Persecution Against GibsonDaily Caller

TSA Officer Leaves Lewd Note in LuggageForbes

Vatican Calls for "Central World Bank"CNBC

Iraqi PM Says Failed Talks Over Soldiers' Immunity Led to WithdrawalThe Hill

Consensus Scarce on Future of Overseas BasesPolitico

Obama to Bypass Congress on Mortgages - CBS News

Obama Touts Foreign Policy Successes in Iraq, Libya - Reuters

Note Shows Big Power Split Over Iran - CBS News

Afghanistan to back Pakistan if Wars with U.S.: Karzai - Reuters

U.S. and North Korea Start Talks in Geneva - Reuters

U.S. Pulls Its Envoy from Syria Because of Threats - Reuters

Obama Signs Free-Trade Pacts - The Washington Times

U.S. Rating Likely to be Downgraded Again - Reuters

EU May Combine Insurance, SPIV to Boost Euro Fund - Reuters

Tax Law Could Hinder Quick Supreme Court Decision on Healthcare Mandate - The Hill

TSA Misses Loaded Gun in Bag at LAX - USA Today

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