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About: Mandy Nagy

Mandy Nagy (aka “Liberty Chick”) is an investigative writer and researcher. She primarily covers the institutional left, protest movements, hacking and cybercrime, and technology. She currently blogs here at Legal Insurrection, and does a daily “CyberBeat” column of social media and tech stories for Breitbart News’ “The Conversation.” She also maintains her own blog at libertychick.com to provide research resources to activists.

Prior to blogging, Mandy worked at companies such as LexisNexis, AT&T and law firm technology vendors in areas of research, marketing and technology. You can follow her on Twitter at @Liberty_Chick. She can also be reached via email at libertychickblog [at] gmail [dot] com.




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U.S. troops arrive in Poland for exercises amid Ukraine crisis

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 5:00pm
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U.S. Army paratroopers began arriving in Poland on Wednesday for what will be a series of military exercises to occur in four countries across Eastern Europe as the crisis in Ukraine continues.

From CNN:

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VP Biden offers U.S. support to Ukraine

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:09pm
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On the second day of his trip to Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden offered words of support to Ukraine and to leaders of its interim government, while also criticizing Russia for its recent actions.

From the NY Times:

Vowing that the United States would never recognize Russia’s “illegal occupation” of Crimea last month,...

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VP Joe Biden arrives in Ukraine amid ongoing tensions

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Posted by    Monday, April 21, 2014 at 6:45pm
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Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Ukraine Monday, where he planned to meet with the acting prime minister and president, as well as various members of Parliament and representatives from non-governmental organizations over the next two days.  Biden’s trip comes on the heels of yet additional escalations in the conflict in...

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal has close call with train during news conference about railway safety

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Posted by    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 7:00pm
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) had a close call with a train on Friday while at a news conference with Milford Mayor Ben Blake about railway safety.

From WGGB/ABC40:

It was a close call at a Friday event for U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut.

Ironically, he was holding a press conference about increasing railway...

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Friday Night Links

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Posted by    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:30pm

A roundup of links for your Friday evening reading.

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Jews told to register in eastern Ukraine? Facts still murky

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Posted by    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 5:19pm
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Earlier Thursday, reports surfaced that leaflets were distributed earlier in the week in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk demanding Jews register with a government office.

We waited to report the information here at Legal Insurrection because of conflicting reports on the story and questions about the authenticity...

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Ukraine suffers setback in attempts to regain control in east

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:01pm
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The efforts of Ukraine’s government to crack down on pro-Russia separatists who have recently seized various government and security buildings in the east appeared to suffer setbacks Wednesday.

From CNN:

Pro-Russian militants appeared to tighten their grip on Ukraine’s eastern town of Slaviansk on Wednesday as Ukrainian military forces massed nearby in an...

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Ukraine takes control of airfield amid conflicts with pro-Russia separatists

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:00pm
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Ukraine’s government says it has secured a small airport in eastern Ukraine after reported clashes with pro-Russia separatists, though some of the details remain unclear.

From the Associated Press (via Boston Herald):

In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they repelled an attack Tuesday...

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Russian fighter jet buzzes U.S. warship

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:54pm
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Adding to tensions between the U.S. and Russia over the situation in Ukraine, a Russian fighter jet made numerous close-range passes near a US Navy ship in the western Black Sea over the weekend.  The action came as Ukraine is confronting continuing conflicts with pro-Russian separatists that have recently escalated.

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Ukraine launches ‘anti-terrorist operation’

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 6:11pm
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Amid escalating tensions in eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian separatists have seized buildings over the weekend, Ukraine’s acting president said the government would deploy troops to launch a “full-scale anti-terrorist operation.”

From Reuters:

Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” by its armed forces,...

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Ukraine: Battles with separatists escalate

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 9:14am
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The crisis in Ukraine again further escalated this weekend after a group of armed men seized the police station and a security services headquarters in an eastern Ukrainian city.

From Reuters:

Armed men seized official buildings in a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and hoisted the Russian flag, deepening a stand-off with Moscow which,...

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Friday Night Links

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Posted by    Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:57pm
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Links for your Friday evening reading…

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HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius to resign

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:16pm
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Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning.

From the NY Times, Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov:

Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.

Mr. Obama accepted Ms....

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Sen. Joe Manchin criticizes Harry Reid’s attacks on Koch brothers

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:46pm
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Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia apparently isn’t hopping on the Koch Obsession bandwagon with some of his colleagues.

When asked in a FOX News interview whether he thinks it helps or hurts the cause for the country and for Congress when Harry Reid continually brings up the Koch brothers, Manchin...

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