Liberty NewsWire Thursday, March 8th, 2012

The head of the Newark FBI said Wednesday the NYPD’s monitoring of Muslims in New Jersey has had a chilling effect on the feds’ ability to gather counter terrorism intelligence.

"In the annals of policing this is unheard of. Usually people in law enforcement hang together. If they have squabbles they keep it in the cone of silence." - CBS New York - see full article immediately below.

Individual Liberty

Police State:

CBS New York - FBI Launches Unprecedented Attack On NYPD Over Muslim Surveillance Tactics

Arizona Daily Star – AZ Senate Not Letting Voters Decide Traffic Cameras’ Fate

Internet Freedom:

Politico - No app for mobile privacy protections

TechDirt - Obama Administration: ACTA Is Binding & Don't Worry Your Pretty Little Heads About TPP

TechDirt - USTR Wants 'Trade Promotion Authority' In An Effort To Ram TPP Through Congress With Little Debate

TechDirt - Senator Moran Chats With Techdirt About SOPA, Innovation And The Importance Of An Open Internet

TSA & Travel Freedom:

Wired magazine - TSA Pooh-Poohs Video Purporting to Defeat Airport Body Scanners


The New American – 11th Circuit Will Await SCOTUS Before Ruling in GA and AL Cases

Reason - Married Couple Who Live On Different Sides of the U.S.-Mexico Border Further Proof of America's Stupid Immigration Laws

Foreign Policy


Politico - Senators to Obama: Get out of Afghanistan


CNN - Iran's nuclear program: the riddle, the enigma and the mystery

Bloomberg Businessweek - The Economic Fallout From Bombing Iran


Politico - Syria crisis: Leon Panetta talks of risks for U.S.

Foreign Aid:

Time - Why You Should Feel Awkward About the 'Kony2012' Video      

Economic Issues

Federal Reserve:

Chicago Tribune – Fed Mulling Sterilized Bond Purchases

Forbes – Arse Backwards: The Federal Reserve’s Approach to the Housing Market


The Daily Caller – More People Sought Unemployment Benefits Last Week


The Guardian - Barack Obama pushes for $1bn green tax credits

Politico - Obama: Auto rule saves $8k 'a year.' Hmm.

Government Appointments:

Washington Post - The Influence Industry: Obama gives adminstration jobs to some big fundraisers



The Foundry - The 10 Terrible Provisions of Obamacare You May Not Have Heard Of

National Review – Mandatory Contraception

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