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Rand Paul ‘detained’ by TSA in Nashville

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reportedly “detained” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Monday morning in Nashville, Tennessee, according to a tweet sent by his communications director Moira Bagley. “Just got a call from @senrandpaul,” she wrote. “He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.” Aides told NBC News reporter Kelly O’Donnell…

Supreme Court: Warrant needed for GPS tracking

The United States Supreme Court ruled on Monday for the first time that law enforcement must obtain a warrant before using a global positioning system (GPS) device to track suspects. The high court said that GPS tracking amounted to a search, and the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects Americans…

Romney to protesters: ‘Take a hike’

At a campaign event in Florida Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tried to get tough with a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters, telling them to “take a hike.” While speaking in Ormond Beach, the candidate found himself being “mic checked,” a phrase Occupy Wall Street protesters often use…

Obama into fray as Republicans feud

As Republicans feud in a divisive nominating melee, President Barack Obama this week takes his reelection blueprint of economic justice for all direct and unfiltered to American voters. Obama will lay out his vision in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, seeking to defy political logic that suggests incumbent…

Despite growth, few companies plan on hiring

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Few U.S. companies plan to step up hiring in the next six months although they do expect the economy to be a bit stronger this year, according to a poll released on Monday. The National Association for Business Economics’ industry survey found that two-thirds of respondents expected…

More than 220,000 votes already cast in Florida GOP primary

MIAMI — More than 220,000 people have already cast their ballots in Florida’s Republican presidential primary under the state’s early voting system ahead of the January 31 contest, a party official said Sunday. Analysts say those early votes could help establishment favorite Mitt Romney regain some momentum after his bruising…

At 23, new treasurer works to save Harrisburg

HARRISBURG (Reuters) – In the battle to repair the tattered finances of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, residents have turned to an unlikely city treasurer: a 23-year-old college student. Whether John Campbell, who was installed as treasurer on January 3, is the right person to lead that charge for Harrisburg, the state’s capital,…

Fed to enter tricky waters of U.S. rate forecasts

The US Federal Reserve enters uncharted waters at its policy meeting this week as it reveals individual policymakers’ views on the future path of interest rates. Fed-watchers generally expect the central bank will leave monetary policy essentially unchanged after the economy has recently shown some signs of an improving recovery…

Anonymous briefly deletes CBS.com from the Internet

In a rampage following the U.S. government’s takedown of file-sharing site MegaUpload, the hacktivist group Anonymous not only knocked the CBS.com website offline on Sunday, but deleted all its files. As described by Gizmodo, “The CBS takedown wasn’t your regular DDoS attack because if you went to CBS.com at the…

Gingrich, Romney begin key Florida battle

Newt Gingrich set his sights Sunday on Florida after a stunning win in South Carolina’s presidential primary, while main Republican rival Mitt Romney bowed to pressure to release his tax returns. Gingrich’s resounding victory Saturday turned the topsy-turvy race on its head, and his political resurrection ensures a dramatic 2012…

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