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Obama 2008: Israel can keep its undivided capital of Jerusalem, if it likes it

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Another promise broken.

Yesterday was oral argument at the Supreme Court in a lawsuit over whether Congress had the power to designate Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel on passports. The case is Zivotofsky v. Kerry, and the issue is a fight between Congress and the Executive Branch, Via Scotus Blog: Issue: Whether a federal statute…
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Today’s legal insurrection is at the state and local level

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Local elections matter — Today’s Town Clerk is tomorrow’s Governor!

Dave Weigel is worried about what is happening at the state legislative level, as the media is focused on the U.S. Senate, A wave of GOP wins in the states could radically transform the country: Remember the number: 69. That’s how many state legislative bodies Republicans are trying to win this year,…
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If Democrats Win Today, So Does Lena Dunham

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Don’t let that happen.

On this important election day let us not forget that Lena Dunham, who once described herself as the voice of her generation, wants everyone to Rock the Vote. And you can be sure it’s not for Republicans. She didn’t vote in the last midterm election but what does that matter? Hunter Schwarz of…
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East St. Louis Overpass Anti Obama Signs 3

To the Voting Booth!

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Today makes a difference, so don’t be indifferent

Tom Blumer from BizzyBlog sends this video: It’s about getting informed, getting involved, and voting. It’s about getting informed, getting involved, and (obviously most relevant to tomorrow) voting: “It Matters” – Several who have seen it have said it “brought me to tears” — and I originally thought I was the only one. I am VERY…
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Mark Udall Heckled By Donor Colorado Senate Race

Mark Udall heckled by own donor over War on Women obsession

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

They’re not buying it anymore.

Hilarious. (Unless of course you’re Mark Udall, desperately trying to hang on to your Colorado Senate seat.) Paul Lewis of The Guardian has the scoop: Mark Udall had been looking confident, just moments earlier, when he climbed down the steps of his campaign bus and began addressing what should have been an audience…
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Shirley Sherrod Breitbart Original Video clip Helping white farmer save his farm

Newly released emails show White House misled about involvement in Shirley Sherrod firing

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

White House gave final “go-ahead,” supporting Breitbart defense in defamation case that it was political decision.

We have written many times about the Shirley Sherrod case against Andrew Breitbart (now his wife is substituted as defendant) and Larry O’Connor over an “edited” (abbreviated)  video which Sherrod alleges unfairly depicted her as racist leading to her firing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sherrod’s claim, repeated mindlessly by the media,…
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Here we go: Perry prosecutors cry “intimidation!”

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Where’s your dignity, Michael McCrum?

Texas is bursting at the seams with conservative fervor: Rick Perry has been building momentum for his yet-unannounced Presidential campaign, Greg Abbott is set to trounce Democratic darling Wendy Davis in Tuesday’s gubernatorial race, and the Republican ground game so far this cycle has sent groups like Battleground Texas running for…
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Scott Walker Mary Burke Swastika Ad Wisconsin Governor Wisconsin Union

Walker attacked with swastika imagery in Burke ad

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

When all else fails, compare your opponent to a Nazi sympathizer

Embattled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is steadily outpacing Democratic challenger Mary Burke in all of the latest polls—so of course that means a swastika ad is the only logical option left for Team Burke. The ad released by the Burke campaign is inside baseball-ish in that if you haven’t been following the…
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VIDEO: O’Keefe Jabs Left on Voter Fraud Issue

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

‘I just sign this and then I can vote?’ he asked one poll worker. ‘Yep,’ came the reply.

The battle over voter ID has been thrust into the forefront of this election cycle’s news coverage, and advocates on both sides of the issue have been working hard to win the hearts and minds of voters, even as most politicos are focused on getting whatever votes they can to win…
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Ebola Nurse Hugs President Obama Nina Pham

Any lessons from Ebola in the US?

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

We could learn. But will we?

Fortunately, we haven’t had very many Ebola patients in the US so far. But there have been quite a few interesting things to note about the group of patients we have had. The first is that all of them except Thomas Eric Duncan seem to have contracted Ebola while caring for other…
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Tom Harkins Taylor Swift Joni Ernst Iowa Senate

Joni Ernst “as good looking as Taylor Swift” says Tom Harkin

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Shake it off, Joni, shake it off

Outgoing Democratic Iowa Senator Harkin made some shall we say, “interesting” remarks about Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst. “Joni Ernst, she’s really attractive and she sounds nice. I don’t care if she’s as good looking as Taylor Swift or as nice as Mr. Rodgers, but if she votes like Michelle Bachmann, she’s wrong…
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Why vote for Democrats?

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Tales from Deep Blue Maryland.

As the election comes down to the wire in Maryland in two days, I spent some time driving around my neighborhood looking for campaign signs. My neighborhood isn’t the best bellwether for Maryland election results. If my neighborhood were representative, Bob Ehrlich would have won a second term in 2006  … with…
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Gallup: Support for stricter gun laws drops

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Less than half favor stricter gun laws.

Gallup’s latest gun rights-themed poll shows that by and large, Americans haven’t been swayed by high-profile shootings into ceding their Second Amendment rights. In the wake of the 2012 shootings at Newtown, 58% of Americans polled said they favored stricter laws governing gun ownership; since then, however, that number has dropped to…
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Branco Cartoon – Jilted

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Days of Whine and Roses

Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.  To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 
Heads Locked with Bicycle Locks

In: Locking your head to something

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

Out: Persuading your opponent with the power of your argument.

Some people. The first image is an  Anti-Scott Walker protester who, along with a friend, locked her head to State Capitol railing in June 2011 in a budget protest, via JSOnline.  The police broke the lock and released her.  At the time we noted there was a simpler solution: Turn out the lights, lock the doors,…
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GOP Hits Democrats for Sexism in New Video

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

War on women.

In a turn of events, the GOP is now slamming Democrats for their sexist criticisms of Republican women. A new video featuring some nasty moments from the 2014 campaign was released Friday. The Washington Free Beacon reported: New GOP Video Slams Offensive Democrat Attacks on Women A new GOP ad highlights the Democrat Party’s…
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Charlotte Newspaper Busted On Hagan Cover-Up

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

Media bias surfaces again in North Carolina Senate contest.

American Commitment president Phil Kerpen recently caught The Charlotte Observer dumping an article laying out North Carolina Democrat Kay Hagan’s connection to potentially serious mishandling of stimulus funds. From the cached version of the article: State officials say a stimulus grant given to a company run by Kay Hagan’s husband needs “further…
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