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U.S. House Overwhelmingly Criticizes anti-Israel UN Resolution 2334 and U.S. Abstention (342-80)

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Posted by    Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:15pm 1/5/2017 at 7:15pm

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approves House Resolution 11 (full embed at bottom) which criticizes not only anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution 2334, but also the U.S. abstention.

It was the criticism of the abstention that split Democrats, with several speakers claiming Republicans were politicizing support for Israel in Congress. Several speakers...

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Chicago Torture: Hate Crime charges filed, as some liberal media try to make story about Trump

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Posted by    Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 4:30pm 1/5/2017 at 4:30pm

Last night we reported the breaking story of a horrific live-streamed video of four black teens in Chicago torturing a white special needs youth while taunting him, Black Chicago teens torture special-needs boy, yell “F*** Donald Trump! F*** white people!”

Today more horrible details were revealed by police, including the existence of a...

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Tucker Carlson to replace Megyn Kelly

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Posted by    Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10:30am 1/5/2017 at 10:30am

Tucker Carlson had a strong showing in our Reader Poll of who should replace Megyn Kelly at Fox News, now that she is moving to NBC.

His performance replacing Greta at the 7 p.m. slot made him a hit among conservatives. We covered many of his take-downs, the most epic of which ...

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Modern Language Association BDS vote on January 7 comes as Congress formulates anti-boycott legislation

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 5:30pm 1/4/2017 at 5:30pm

We previously covered, in exhaustive detail, the upcoming vote on Saturday, January 7, on three resolutions at the Modern Language Association:

The Modern Language Association is at it again: at this year’s annual MLA meeting in Philadelphia, academic boycotts of Israel are on the agenda. Thus continues the Settler Colonial attempt by the Boycott,...

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Schumer taunts Trump on SCOTUS nomination

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 3:30pm 1/4/2017 at 3:30pm
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We have covered many times how Democrats laid the foundation for Republicans to use the Nuclear Option for a Trump Supreme Court nominee.

That Nuclear Option would construe Senate Rules to only require 51 votes for cloture, effectively eliminating the filibuster, the 60-vote requirement to close debate.

The foundation was laid in 2013,...

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VIDEO satire “Real Housewives of ISIS” attacked as Islamophobic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOB6UDC-67w
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Posted by    Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/4/2017 at 1:30pm
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This is the type of edgy comedy Saturday Night Live would produce, if it had the guts to offend the thought police.

Instead, it’s from the BBC2 show Revolting:

The satirists behind a controversial BBC sketch depicting “The Real Housewives of Isis” have argued that comedians must be allowed to tackle...

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Palestinian leadership: There will be violence if U.S. moves Embassy to Jerusalem

https://www.memri.org/tv/fatah-official-sultan-abu-al-einein-transfer-us-embassy-jerusalem-will-lead-renewed-bloodshed
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Posted by    Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:00pm 1/3/2017 at 7:00pm
https://www.memri.org/tv/fatah-official-sultan-abu-al-einein-transfer-us-embassy-jerusalem-will-lead-renewed-bloodshed

Donald Trump has promised, both himself and through surrogates, to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

That move, long promised by American presidents but never implemented, would have particular importance in light of UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which the Obama administration pushed behind the scenes and allowed to...

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VIDEO: B-List Celebrities call on Congressional Democrats to Obstruct Trump

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:30am 1/3/2017 at 11:30am
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Some people never learn.

A group of “celebrities” has just released a video calling on Congress to obstruct Trump nominees and anything he does that violates their values.

The Hill reports, Celebs call on Congress to ‘Stand Up’ to Trump:

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The New Yorker’s view of the world, updated for Trump victory

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 8:30am 1/3/2017 at 8:30am

The most famous The New Yorker magazine image ever clearly has to be a 1976 illustration by Saul Steinberg for the cover depicting the view from 9th Avenue (the West Side) of Manhattan.

The landscape of the rest of the country is shown as mere random places on a blank landscape between...

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NY Times goes on safari to Texas, struggles to understand natives’ love for their “trucks”

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Posted by    Monday, January 2, 2017 at 3:00pm 1/2/2017 at 3:00pm
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I remember traveling to Texas when I was in private practice, meeting a lawyer who was investigating a possible investment fraud case who wanted me to get involved.

I’m pretty sure it was in San Antonio.

What I remember most about the trip was the lawyer’s “truck,” or as we say in more...

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Israeli victim of 2016 New Year’s Day terrorist shooting returns to scene

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Posted by    Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 9:30pm 1/1/2017 at 9:30pm
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On January 1, 2016, we covered the breaking news of a terrorist shooting on a busy street and shopping area in Tel Aviv, Shooting attack on Tel Aviv cafes:

At least two people were killed in a terror attack on cafes in the heart of Tel Aviv.

The gunman purchased goods at a store...

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Best A.F. Branco Cartoon of 2016 (Reader Poll)(And The Winner is …)

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Posted by    Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 7:30pm
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We did this last year, Best A.F. Branco Cartoon of 2015 (Reader Poll), and the vote was a precise tie. So we had a runoff was extremely close, with just an 11 vote difference, Runoff Election: Best A.F. Branco Cartoon 2015 (Reader Poll).

And the winner was a cartoon that is so timely it...

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New Year’s Thanks

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Posted by    Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 9:00pm 12/31/2016 at 9:00pm

Wishing all Legal Insurrection readers a very Happy New Year, hopefully filled with whatever it is that is important to you.

In past years I’ve tried to remember and give thanks for the people I’ve met through blogging, and some of the people I have yet to meet, like a Cornell student...

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Worst of MSNBC New Year’s Weekend Marathon

http://www.mrctv.org/videos/cecile-richards-maddow
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Posted by    Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 10:30am 12/31/2016 at 10:30am
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I have a dirty little secret — I’ve been watching MSNBC since the election.

It’s just so glorious to see them suffer.

Is that bad of me?

The Free Beacon posted the other day a supercut of the Worst of MSNBC 2016.

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This might be the most Trump-like Trump tweet ever

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Posted by    Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 9:30am 12/31/2016 at 9:30am

Not sure if this is The Donald’s last tweet of the year, but this tweet is a classic at so many levels.

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A.F. Branco New Year’s Weekend Cartoon Marathon

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Posted by    Friday, December 30, 2016 at 8:30pm

The first A.F. Branco cartoon we posted, at our request with his permission, was on July 25, 2012. That cartoon, based on Obama’s “you didn’t build it” comment, is still one of my favorites of all time.

Tony started posting his cartoons here on a regular basis not long after that. His...

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Diamond and Silk: “We Stand With Israel”

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Posted by    Friday, December 30, 2016 at 1:30pm 12/30/2016 at 1:30pm

I think the debate is now over.

Obama and Kerry are weasels and don’t speak for America.

 
 
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