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Walker addresses crowd

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds collective bargaining reform law “in its entirety”

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

Huge victory for Scott Walker, and defeat for public sector unions.

The decision was just posted here. Also embedded at bottom of post. The collective bargaining law was passed in early 2011, and led to protests, and even a takeover of the State Capitol building. For Wisconsin, the union pushback was a long, strange trip, as we documented exhaustively: Police insurrections.  Palace guards. …
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8 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (99% score)
 
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Obama says “so sue me” – House Republicans say “okay”

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

House Republicans have taken the first step to allow Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to sue Barack Obama on behalf of Congress.

Today, the House initiated an effort to retaliate against President Obama for his failure to enforce the law. The Resolution, spearheaded by John Boehner (R-OH), would give the Speaker of the House the authority to bring legal action accusing the Administration of using Executive Orders as an end-run around Congress. Via…
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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Negotiating With Hamas Cartoon

Branco Cartoon – Crash of Civilization

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014
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24 votes, 4.58 avg. rating (91% score)
 
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UN Official admits Hamas firing rockets “from the vicinity of UN facilities”

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

and residential areas.

What we already knew, but some UNRWA officials have pretended doesn’t happen. Puts in context how some UN facilities and civilians are hit either by misfired Hamas or Islamic Jihad rockets or Israeli return fire. Via Hillel Neuer of UN Watch, here’s the description of the video clip (Google translate): Published on Jul 30,…
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6 votes, 3.83 avg. rating (78% score)
 
Theodore Wafer AP

Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 5 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

The State rests, the defense motion for not guilty is denied, and defense’s first expert witness forensic pathologist begins to shore up the reasonableness of Wafer’s conduct that fatal night

So we find ourselves at the end-of-day wrap-up for day 5 of the murder trial of Theodor Wafer for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his Detroit front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.  This afternoon the State would rest with its final witness, Medical Examiner…
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5 votes, 3.20 avg. rating (68% score)
 
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Lois Lerner can spell, but she’s still an …

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

Lerner called conservatives “whackos” and “a**holes”

Shocking new emails released today by U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee shows Ms. Lerner’s mistreatment of conservative groups was driven by her ‘personal hostility toward conservatives.’ The November 9, 2012 email exchange with an unnamed colleague – the person’s name was redacted in the…
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11 votes, 4.64 avg. rating (92% score)
 
Illegal-Immigration

Reacting to amnesty

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

There’s a reason Congress hasn’t done much about it.

Congress been mulling over some sort of amnesty plan for illegal immigrants for a very long time, whether it’s been called “amnesty” or whether euphemisms are used to substitute for the word. But there’s a reason Congress hasn’t done much about it, and that’s because the American people don’t want…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
LI #15 DeMaio

Democrat Scott Peters plays the “Tea Party card” on opponent (#CA52)

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

Carl DeMaio has a real opportunity to flip this seat into the Republican camp

The Morning Insurrection newsletter reminded me that today would be a great day to take a look at the state of the congressional race in my district (CA-52), which is pitting Democratic incumbent Scott Peters against a former city council-member and veteran GOP campaigner Carl DeMaio. We have covered this race before:…
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1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)
 
Theodore Wafer AP

Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 5 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

Detective suggests Wafer should have shot purported “second attacker;” defense pounds on evidence collection and analysis; Medical examiner on direct examination

We’re back for day 5 of the second degree murder trial of Theodore Wafer in the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013. As has been the case since mid-day of day 1, Judge Hathaway still refuses the trial to…
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1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)
 
Joseph Walker

BREAKING: New Jersey “Road Rage Cop” Acquitted in Maryland Murder Trial

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

NJ Police Officer Joseph Walker acquitted in the murder of MD-native Joseph Harvey Jr.

Just breaking in the last few minutes, NJ police officer Joseph Walker, tried on charges of  first degree murder in the road-rage shooting of Joseph Harvey Jr., has been acquitted. Not many details yet, so we’ll just share the news as provided by Hudson News 12 New Jersey, Hudson County Detective Joseph Walker…
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obama russian sanctions

More sanctions dropped on Russia over Ukraine

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

Western governments try to hit Putin’s pocketbook in wake of shoot down of Malaysia Airlines plane.

In another of his frequent ‘announcement drops’ before entering Marine One, President Obama yesterday declared that the United States and the European Union had agreed to a new round of sanctions against Russia. These new sanctions come within two weeks of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 being shot from the sky…
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This is a picture of Ray Kroc's first McDonald's restaurant in Des Plaines IL USA - now a museum.

NLRB goes after McDonald’s and franchise systems everywhere

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

National Labor Relations Board disregards contract law in seeking to hold McDonald’s liable for individual franchisee employment conduct.

Labor unions have struggled over the past few years to gain a hold on the fast food industry, but a recent advisory opinion by the NLRB may have cracked the door for union organizers trying to breach the corporate-franchisee relationship. On Tuesday, the NLRB’s General Counsel declared that McDonald’s as a…
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4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (94% score)
 
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ICYMI: It is Possible to Defame Jesse Ventura

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

“The Body” reigns victorious over “American Sniper” Chris Kyle’s widow.

A long legal battle ended Tuesday as federal jury awarded former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura over a million dollars in damages in his defamation lawsuit against the widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle. Ventura sued widow Tara Kyle over her husband Chris Kyle’s depiction of Ventura’s participation in a 2006 bar…
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6 votes, 3.83 avg. rating (78% score)
 
http://youtu.be/2BtT2JDSGeE

Boehner: Immigration Reform Won’t Be Part of Border Bill

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

Senator Reid plans to tack immigration reform to the House’s border bill, but Speaker Boehner and a contingent of GOP Senators are already pushing back.

Yesterday, Speaker John Boehner indicated the House Republicans will push back against any attempt to hijack their border bill. The bill would allocate $659 million to border authorities, far less than the almost $4 billion President Obama requested. Boehner released the following statement (emphasis added): “Senator Reid, embarrassed that he cannot strong-arm the Senate…
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4 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (86% score)