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Barney Frank and I agree! (that Elizabeth Warren will run for President)

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 1:35pm 5/1/2014 at 1:35pm
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You can feel it growing.

Barney Frank thinks Elizabeth Warren will run for President, despite her present-tense denials:

 What Barney Frank lacks in tact, he makes up for in clarity.

The former Massachusetts congressman tells the State House News Service in Massachusetts that it’s “very unlikely” Hillary Clinton won’t seek the presidency in 2016.

But he also...

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What if Israel has no demographic time bomb?

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 11:58am 5/1/2014 at 11:58am
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A central thesis in the standard approach to the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations is that Israel faced a demographic time bomb.

John Kerry used that claim as part of his assertion that Israel could become an “an apartheid state with second-class citizens—or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel...

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BREAKING – Bibi Netanyahu wants to free the electronic gadget slaves

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:52am 5/1/2014 at 10:52am
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From The Times of Israel:

During a photo shoot prior to an interview session with the foreign press last week, the prime minister waxed nostalgic, lamenting in a Louis C.K.-esque manner over the failure to live in the moment among today’s selfie-crazed society.

“What do you do get out of all these pictures?”...

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Wisconsin’s Wendy Davis

http://www.ppawi.org/elections/endorsed-candidates/mary-burke-for-governor.cmsx
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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 9:29am 5/1/2014 at 9:29am
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The Daily Beast is promoting Mary Burke as the Woman Who Could Beat Scott Walker:

Republicans call her “Millionaire Mary,” but Mary Burke has plenty of assets aside from her wealth to make her a strong contender to derail the reelection of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, along with his dreams of the...

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J Street loses bid to join Jewish leadership conference

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 8:00pm 4/30/2014 at 8:00pm
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We wrote the other day of the tensions between J Street and other pro-Israel groups, including on campuses, J Street issues media Fatwa against its toughest pro-Israel student opponent.

J Street wanted to join the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, but it was rejected today.

Via JTA:

J Street failed to...

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One-third of Obamacare federal exchange signer-uppers haven’t paid

Barack Obama reacts to the passing of Healthcare bill March 2013 (Wikimedia Commons)
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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6:35pm 4/30/2014 at 6:35pm
Barack Obama reacts to the passing of Healthcare bill March 2013 (Wikimedia Commons)

A press release from the House Energy and Commerce Committee (emphasis added):

Data provided to the committee by every insurance provider in the health care law’s Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) shows that, as of April 15, 2014, only 67 percent of individuals and families that had selected a health plan in the federally...

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The administration’s War on Truth about Benghazi

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 3:30pm 4/30/2014 at 3:30pm
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Sharyl Attkisson, former CBS News reporter shut down and cut off because of her dogged search for the truth, writes at her website, White House Directed Incorrect Benghazi Narrative:

Newly-released documents reveal direct White House involvement in steering the public narrative about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, toward...

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National Dems abandon Wendy Davis’ sinking ship

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 12:15pm 4/30/2014 at 12:15pm
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On April 21, in light of the multitude of problems, I asked Is Wendy Davis’ campaign about to fall off a cliff?

How much longer will out of state interests keep funneling...

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Disillusionment of liberal Millennials may be Obama’s greatest legacy

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 10:56am 4/30/2014 at 10:56am
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Low Midterm Turnout Likely, Conservatives More Enthusiastic, Harvard Youth Poll Finds

A new national poll of America’s 18- to 29- year-olds by Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, finds low expected participation for the midterm elections as less than one-in-four (23%) young Americans say they will...

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God, Guns and Family

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7:00am 4/30/2014 at 7:00am
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Thought you would enjoy this.

Regards,

puyalluppete

Taken in South Hill, WA.

 
 
 

No takers on my debate challenge to Vassar pro-boycott faculty, but I’m still going

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 3:29pm 4/29/2014 at 3:29pm
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You may recall My debate challenge to Vassar pro-boycott faculty who signed an Open Letter defending the American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel:

Any or all of the 39 Vassar faculty members are welcome to debate me. All I insist on is equal time cumulatively. If none of the 39 Vassar faculty...

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Wikipedia Edit War over CNN legal analyst failure to pay Zimmerman debate wager

UC Berkeley Stand Your Ground Debate Video opening screencap
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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 12:08pm 4/29/2014 at 12:08pm
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Andrew Branca wrote the other day about his bet with CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin, recorded on air at the Berkeley Law School Stand Your Ground debate, CNN analyst welches on bet after Andrew Branca wins “Stand-Your-Ground” Debate.

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J Street issues media Fatwa against its toughest pro-Israel student opponent

http://youtu.be/dS-dRV5YSTU?t=2m8s
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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00pm 4/28/2014 at 7:00pm
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We have addressed J Street multiple times before.

J Street is the progressive lobbying and political action group created as an alternative to AIPAC and other mainstream pro-Israel groups. J Street was co-founded by Jeremy Ben-Ami, with major early funding from George Soros and a mysterious Hong Kong financier.  J Street initially...

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Can a Toyota get from California to Texas on single tank of gas? (Asking for a friend)

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 3:37pm 4/28/2014 at 3:37pm
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Saw this “breaking news” last night on Twitter.

Toyota is leaving Southern California for Texas, via USA Today:

Toyota is moving its national headquarters from the Los Angeles suburbs to Plano, Texas.

It will create a sprawling campus north of Dallas that will bring together 4,000 employees from manufacturing, sales and marketing and corporate...

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Someone Who’s Not David Gregory faces tax investigation after absurd gun prosecution

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:46am 4/28/2014 at 11:46am
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We have written about Mark Witaschek many times before.

Witashek was aggressively prosecuted the same D.C. Office of Attorney General that refused to prosecute David Gregory for a clear gun law violation, all because Witaschek was found in possession of an inoperable shotgun shell and “muzzle loader” bullets, Someone who’s not David...

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10:34am 4/28/2014 at 10:34am
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Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.

A two minute siren is sounded in Israel and everything comes to a stop.

On this day we remember not only the 6 million Jews, but the millions of non-Jews killed by the Nazis, the “righteous gentiles” who risked their lives and the lives of their families to...

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The hostile environment for Conservative students on campus

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3512272537001/whats-it-like-to-be-a-conservative-on-campus/
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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00am 4/28/2014 at 7:00am
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Luka Ladan of Vassar College has been an occasional contributor to College Insurrection. Luka was one of the people responsible for inviting me to Vassar to debate faculty supporters of the anti-Israel boycott movement (I might have some news about that tomorrow).

Luka was quoted by ABC News in a story...

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