CIA Gets Looser Drone Rules, TSA Defends Tyke Pat-Down, Miami Finds Missing Car Fleet: P.M. Links


  • Not content with providing firearms to Mexican drug cartels, the ATF also sent them an assortment of fine hand grenades.

  • An EPA official is in full-on CYA mode after taking flack for vowing to use regulatory powers to "crucify" oil and gas companies.
  • Privacy advocates may worry about the civil liberties implications of the CISPA cybersecurity bill, but in Congress, the battle is between CISPA supporters and backers of a similar, competing bill.
  • Officers "followed proper screening procedures," the TSA insists, defending the detention and pat-down of a four-year-old girl.
  • The CIA has been given a free hand to use drones in Yemen, even when the identity of those who might be killed is unknown.
  • Argentina's seizure of the YPF oil company came after a seemingly concerted campaign to lower the company's value, and risks alienating the investors needed to expand production.
  • Miami-Dade county recently found something it had misplaced — 298 unused vehicles purchased brand-new in 2006-2007.

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