About: Kemberlee Kaye

Hi there,

My name is Kemberlee and I’m a Senior Contributing Editor here at Legal Insurrection. I absolutely love my job, our bloggers, our readers, and Professor Jacobson isn’t that bad either. Occasionally, my handiwork is featured elsewhere.

Prior to politicking, I worked in immigration law. An erstwhile grassroots organizer, digital media strategist, campaign lackey, and muckraker, I still dabble in political battles from time to time. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working with FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, and Senator John Cornyn, among others.

I’m madly in love with my husband and adore our daughters. My fluffy sidekick is my spirit animal. And I’m Catholic (by choice). I’m incredibly thankful for the life I’ve been given and that I have the opportunity to share my thoughts with our readers (I truly believe we have one of the internet’s best readerships).

You can reach me anytime at kemberleekaye@gmail.com. I do my best to respond to everyone.




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Wendy Davis is Raising Money to Train students to “storm the Texas Capitol”

http://abc13.com/politics/abbott-davis-face-off-in-gubernatorial-debate/316288/
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Posted by    Friday, April 28, 2017 at 3:30pm 4/28/2017 at 3:30pm
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Failed Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is raising money for her organization, Deeds Not Words, to train “high school and college-aged students to storm the Texas Capitol and advocate for legislative change”.

A recent fundraising email boasted of over 300 youngsters trained at the Ann Richards School to disrupt the...

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Rep. Chaffetz Reportedly Recovering from Foot Surgery

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Posted by    Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1:45pm 4/28/2017 at 1:45pm

The odd saga of Rep. Jason Chaffetz continues.

After suddenly announcing he would not seek re-election, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz then indicated he may not complete his current term.

Wednesday, Chaffetz posted an x-ray of his foot on Instagram saying he needed immediate surgery because he “could be at...

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‘Why I Left Buzzfeed’ videos by former staffers all the rage on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zIbM7jSJrg
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Posted by    Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:00pm 4/27/2017 at 5:00pm
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At its peak, Buzzfeed was known for their viral content, though I doubt this is the virality they were looking for.

Droves of former Buzzfeed staffers are recording ‘Why I Left Buzzfeed’ videos and publishing them on YouTube.

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Israel’s Missile Defense System Reportedly Intercepted “Projectile from Syria”

http://youtu.be/ym_KlL1qAUw
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Posted by    Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 2:07pm 4/27/2017 at 2:07pm
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The AP’s reporting Israel’s Patriot missile defense system intercepted a “target” from Syria in the Golan Heights region.

From the AP:

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all...

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Why is this Twitter account publishing the names and locations of Trump donors?

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Posted by    Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1:45pm 4/27/2017 at 1:45pm

A Twitter account called @everytrumpdonor is posting the names, locations, amount donated, and field of employment of Trump donors.

Yes, political donations are public record, easily searchable on FEC sites, but why tweet how private citizens donated? What’s the point?

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Legal Insurrection Authors React to Trump’s First 100 Days

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/trump-signs-executive-order-rolling-back-obama-era-climate-change-policy-908435523922
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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8:30pm 4/26/2017 at 8:30pm
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Author reaction posts are one my favorite things to publish on the site. The breadth and variety of thought and opinion articulated by our bloggers always make my little political heart beam.

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Trump is the Nominee, What Now? Legal...

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Kissing NAFTA goodbye?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npvd-VVqh9Q
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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6:00pm 4/26/2017 at 6:00pm
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Major news publications are abuzz with rumors Trump may sign an Executive Order withdrawing the U.S. from NAFTA. What the order might say and what it might do, no one is entirely sure. Probably because as far as has been confirmed — no order has been written yet.

From the NYT:

WASHINGTON —...

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House Freedom Caucus on Board With Latest Obamacare Repeal and Replace Plan

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4:46pm 4/26/2017 at 4:46pm

After weeks of negotiations, GOP Hill leadership has found a plan even the Freedom Caucus is willing to support. The key issue? An amendment allowing states to opt-out of certain Obamacare rules.

From The Hill:

The House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday announced it will back the GOP’s healthcare plan now that an amendment...

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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Part of Trump’s Immigration Order on Sanctuary Cities

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:10pm 4/25/2017 at 7:10pm

A federal judge in California blocked a portion of President Trump’s January Immigration Executive Order Tuesday.

Jude William H. Orrick of United States District Court for the Northern District of California targeted the Trump administration’s promise to cut federal funding from “sanctuary cities” or cities who refused to cooperate with federal law...

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Will he or won’t he? Rep. Joaquin Castro still mulling Texas Senate run

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnYTmir0x20
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Posted by    Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00pm 4/24/2017 at 7:00pm
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Will Rep. Joaquin Castro toss his hat into the upcoming Texas Senate race? Castro first said in February he’d make his announcement in eight weeks, then said he’d it would be the end of April, only to recently move his self-imposed deadline to “a few more weeks” reports the Texas Tribune.

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In 2017, Americans Spending More on Taxes Than Food, Clothing, and Housing Combined

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Posted by    Monday, April 24, 2017 at 4:00pm 4/24/2017 at 4:00pm

April 23rd of this year was Tax Freedom Day, or “the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year”.

A whopping 31% of the nation’s earnings are confiscated by the government for federal and state taxes for a total of...

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Rep. Chaffetz Leaving Before the End of His Congressional Term?

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Posted by    Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:30pm 4/20/2017 at 5:30pm

Wednesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) make public plans to forgo reelection in 2018, an announcement that shocked most Hill watchers.

Now, Rep. Chaffetz says he might not even finish his current term. “I will continue to weigh the options, but I might depart early,” Chaffetz said Thursday during a...

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Bill O’Reilly Out at Fox News

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2:46pm 4/19/2017 at 2:46pm

A growing pile of sexual harassment allegations resulted in Bill O’Reilly’s departure from Fox News. Up through Tuesday night, O’Reilly’s spokesperson was assuring reporters he would return to the network April 24th.

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Beto O’Rourke will be hard pressed to catch up with Ted Cruz’s fundraising

http://www.betofortexas.com
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Posted by    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2:30pm 4/19/2017 at 2:30pm
http://www.betofortexas.com

Beto O’Rourke, Democratic Congressman from El Paso announced his Senate candidacy just a few weeks ago. He has an impressive $500K in the bank, an amount that pales in comparison to Cruz’s $5 million.

O’Rourke had a successful first quarter, raising just over $200k. Not bad for a little known Congressman, but...

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AP Deletes Whitewashed Fresno Shooter Tweet

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 12:20pm 4/19/2017 at 12:20pm

Last night, we blogged about the Associated Press’s odd tweet, which suggested the Fresno shooter said “God is great” before murdering three people.

Today, the AP said they’d deleted that tweet and would send a new tweet in its place.

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AP Whitewashes Fresno Terrorist Attack (Updated)

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 9:00pm 4/18/2017 at 9:00pm

You wouldn’t know it from reading the Associated Press headline, but the latest terrorist attack which left three dead was perpetrated by a gunman who yelled, “Allahu Akbar” while being arrested.

The AP isn’t wrong that the suspect said “God is great”, but why translate a common jihadi mantra? Thanks to 9/11...

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RUNOFF: Georgia 6 Special Election

https://youtu.be/qi7-c3HaQzY
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Posted by    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 6:45pm 4/18/2017 at 6:45pm
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Citizens of Georgia’s sixth Congressional district flocked to the polls today to select a replacement for former Rep. Tom Price, who now serves as HHS Secretary in Trump’s administration.

Progressive Democrat, Jon Ossoff, hopes to pass the 50% threshold, which would allow him to avoid a runoff.

Everyone is mandate-hunting. Democrats...

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