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Which office does Tom Delay go to, to get his reputation back?

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Posted by    Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 1:39pm

Maybe he should ask Raymond J. Donovan.

Until then, all he has is publicity about the overturning of his politically-driven conviction, Tom DeLay money laundering verdict overturned:

A Texas Court of Appeals in Austin has overturned the conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, attorney Brian Wice told KVUE sister station...

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Police release more records as to Oberlin College racism hoax

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Posted by    Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:53am

Updated post: Oberlin College blames the blogosphere

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The Oberlin College racism hoax of 2013 involved, among other things, a liberal pro-Obama “anti-racist” student activist who decided to “troll” the campus to get a reaction by posting racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim and homophobic signs and messages.

It worked, as the campus erupted and the national...

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It begins: State Dept says Syria’s 7-day deadline for chemical weapons list not really 7 days

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 6:46pm
Twitter - Michaeldweiss - Poor Saps

We’ve been rolled.

Via L.A. Times:

The U.S.-Russian plan for the removal or destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough just days ago, appeared to run into trouble Wednesday as the Obama administration backed off a deadline for the Syrian government to submit a full inventory of its toxic stockpiles...

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You’ll never know who you never knew, but you’ll always wonder

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 5:39pm
This Time - John Elefante

A song from John Elefante formerly of the group Kansas.

Ed Morrissey writes:

If you’re not choking up by the end of this video — when John and Sami explain the meaning of this video — check...

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You can keep your doctor* (*unless doctor and staff laid off due to Obamacare)

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 3:45pm

You can keep your doctor, period.*

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*Layoffs coming to Cleveland Clinic in plan to reduce budget by $330 million:

The Cleveland Clinic has told workers they will be laying off an unspecified number of employees as part of an overall, sweeping cost-reduction plan….

[Clinic spokeswoman Eileen Sheil] said early retirement would be offered to...

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Brazilian spying hypocrisy

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 12:26pm

I have warned repeatedly that the NSA disclosures by Edward Snowden via Glenn Greenwald and others serve a dual purpose.

Part is to expose genuine breaches of privacy about which we should be concerned; part is to disrupt U.S....

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To delete a tweet, or not to delete a tweet, that is the question

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:51am

With a news cylce measured in seconds and minutes, not even hours, there are plenty of mainstream media mistakes, as I wrote yesterday, One lesson for mass killings: Don’t trust media reports for at least 24 hours.

Piers Morgan, for example, ran wild over the fact that the shooter used an AR-15,...

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“I have no doubt that if Marty was armed he would be alive”

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 9:47am

A friend and LI reader, who has to remain anonymous because of his job, sent me an email last night about Marty Bodrog, who was killed in the Navy Yard shooting:

My USNA ’81 classmate Marty Bodrog was killed yesterday by the douchebag at the Navy Yard.

Here’s the thing. The very...

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Video: Cory Booker supporters shout down Republican – “We don’t want you here”

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 8:34am

Republican Steve Lonegan is running against Cory Booker in the Senate race in New Jersey.

This story is linked at Drudge, but the Drudge link doesn’t have the video.

Here it is:

The press is mostly quiet about it. What if the roles were reversed?

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Tightly Wound

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:00am

That’s what this Prius driver is.

From Randy:

A couple of bumper stickers for you, spotted near Charlotte, NC.

Bumper Sticker - Charlotte NC - Prius

Bumper Sticker - Charlotte NC - work hard

Bumper Sticker - Charlotte NC - Kill Facists

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Columnist from Canada through New York complains about Senator from Canada through Texas-ism

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 7:56pm

David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times, was interviewed recently on PBS and  referred to Ted Cruz as ”the Senator from Canada through  Texas.” (h/t Instapundit)

I guess Brooks meant that as a shot, but it’s an odd shot for Brooks to make. Brooks also was born in Canada to parents at least one...

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The Readers called it: Hannity to 10 p.m., Greta to 7 p.m.

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 3:32pm
Legal Insurrection Poll - Hannity Kelly Fox News

When Drudge first teased that Megyn Kelly was getting the 9 p.m. slot, we had a reader poll as to what we wanted to see happen.

The result was a clear vote in favor of moving Hann...

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One lesson for mass killings: Don’t trust media reports for at least 24 hours

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 1:09pm

It happens in just about every mass shooting or terrorist event.  The initial media reports are inaccurate, yet those hurried inaccuracies feed a political narrative that is hard to break even after the facts are “corrected.”

In the Newtown shooting, the wrong person was identified as the shooter, and the weapons used...

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Legal Insurrection Awards for Best #OccupyWallStreet Moments (plus Special Google Search Award)

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 10:17am
Occupy Wall Street - Mark Lyon - 10-1-2011

Today is the 2nd Anniversary of the start of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Our first post was a couple of weeks later, Declaration of the Occupation of Perpetual Grievance.

Remember, the next, ahem, leading Democratic contender for President of the United States was the intellectual founder of Occupy...

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