Spangle: News Roundup for Jan. 11, 2013

News Roundup – 1-11-13

News from Jan. 11, 2013.

Storified by Chris Spangle· Fri, Jan 11 2013 18:29:39

New York City to Restrict Prescription Painkillers in Public Hospitals’ Emergency Rooms #tlot #libertarian http://nyti.ms/V1q77EWe Are Libertarians
White House rejects petition urging U.S. to build a ‘Death Star’ – @cosmiclog
Why Is the U.S. Prison Population So Large? http://bit.ly/13mekVcWe Are Libertarians
60% of cigarettes sold in New York are smuggled: http://cnnmon.ie/VTYRGd #tlot #LibertarianWe Are Libertarians
The Cost of War. http://bit.ly/13megolWe Are Libertarians
China Warns Citizens To ‘Prepare For The Worst’ As It Sends Fighters To East China Sea http://read.bi/WZcoM6 #TLOT #TCOT #LibertarianWe Are Libertarians
More than 50 countries back call for U.N. to refer Syria to War Crimes Court, letter shows – @AP
Would Obama Be Violating the Constitution by Using Executive Action to Address Gun Violence? http://bit.ly/VTYhbBWe Are Libertarians
EU is to speed up preparations for deployment of military training mission to Mali, its foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton says – @Reuters
Rand Paul Nails The Reason Washington Never Cuts SpendingRead more: http://read.bi/V1sNSC#ixzz2HgmjPfRX http://www.businessinsider.com/rand-paul-nails-the-reason-washington-never-cuts-spending-2013-1 #TLOT #TCOT #LibertarianWe Are Libertarians
The killing of 3 Kurdish female activists in Paris appears to have been the result of an internal feud, Turkish PM says – @AFP
Iran plans film to correct depiction of events surrounding 1979 American hostage crisis in Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ – @AlArabiya_Eng
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah appoints 30 women to previously all-male advisory council – @AFP
The 30-Day Reading List That Will Lead You to Becoming a Knowledgeable Libertarian on http://bit.ly/UFB3VC http://bit.ly/UFB9wx #TLOT #TCOTWe Are Libertarians
2 weeks of fighting in Sudan’s Darfur displaces 30,000 people in need of food and shelter, UN says – @Reuters
Longtime Democratic US Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia says he will not seek 6th term – @AP
RT @chrisspangle: Glenn Greenwald: Why Are Bob Woodward’s WH Sources—or Woodward Himself—Not On Trial Next to Bradley Manning? #tlot http://bit.ly/WZfzDvWe Are Libertarians
US nuclear-powered attack submarine hits suspected fishing vessel in Persian Gulf, Navy official says – @NBCNews
Islamists accused of trying to topple UAE government were financed by Kuwaiti nationals, local media reports – @Reuters
Gov. Mitch Daniels pens farewell to state employees on final day. http://bit.ly/VR45mpWe Are Libertarians
Indiana boy abducted in 1994 found safe living under assumed name in Minnesota – @AP
Newark mayor Cory Booker files with Federal Election Commission to run for US Senate in 2014 – @AP
Texas lieutenant governor calls for state-funded weapons training for teachers to guard against school shootings – @AP
Karzai: "There is corruption in Afghanistan, there’s corruption in the Afghan government. That’s what we are fighting against."Matt Viser
Greek parliament passes new tax reform bill long promised to international creditors – @wsj
Are Libertarians Anti-Government? http://bit.ly/VTYIme #tlot #LibertarianWe Are Libertarians

I’m the web director for a nationally syndicated morning show. Before this, I worked in politics for many years as a producer at a news talk station, WXNT, and then as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. I then worked in marketing for the Englehart Group and the Advocates for Self-Government.

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