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Obama Bypasses Congress On Immigration Reform

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2014

“On my own, without Congress.” – President Obama

In what appeared to be an attempt to divert the news cycle from another round of SCOTUS smackdowns, President Obama announced this afternoon that he will bypass Congress to enact “comprehensive immigration reform.” However, at no point did he discuss what his plan would entail. Citing an attempt to work with Congress a…
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3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (77% score)
 
Kidnapped Israeli Teens

Bodies of kidnapped Israeli teens found

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2014

Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Fraenkel are dead.

The bodies of the three Israeli teenagers kidnapped two weeks – Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Fraenkel — have been located by the IDF near Hebron. Details as to how and when they were killed have not been made public yet. News reports and rumors circulated for hours, but…
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3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (77% score)
 
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Zimmerman Libel Suit Against NBC Thrown Out

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2014

Judge Debra Nelson, who presided at murder trial, rules Zimmerman’s victim status alone is sufficient to subject him to deliberate libel

How can we miss her, when she won’t go away? Judge Debra Nelson, who presided over the murder trial of George Zimmerman, today issued a ruling dismissing his libel suit against NBC (a copy of that ruling can be found at the bottom of this post). Those of us who followed the Zimmerman…
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5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (91% score)
 
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Hobby Lobby wins in 5-4 decision over Obamacare contraception mandate

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2014

No contraception mandate for closely held corporations.

Note: this post has been updated. The Supreme Court just handed down a decision in the blockbuster Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case, setting new–if narrow–precedent governing how much control government has over religious exercise in America. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that a closely held corporation cannot be required to…
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0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)
 
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Supreme Court limits compelled public sector union dues

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2014
The Supreme Court just handed down its decision in Harris v. Quinn, where the issues were (via ScotusBlog): (1) Whether a state may, consistent with the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, compel personal care providers to accept and financially support a private organization as their exclusive representative to…
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10 votes, 4.90 avg. rating (97% score)
 
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Rape Culture Theory Ensnares Innocent Men

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2014

Relaxed standards assist female accusers, but for accused men, the process can be punishment itself.

Many people hearing talk of America’s campus “rape culture” might be tempted to dismiss the overheated rhetoric as harmless. Despite little evidence “rape culture” exists, though, three recent roundtable discussions on campus sexual assault hosted by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) showed that not only do some people absolutely believe a rape culture exists on…
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4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (90% score)
 
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Branco Cartoon – The Smell Test

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2014
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8 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (85% score)
 
Milton Wolf for Senate Legal Insurrection Video

Call to Action: “Kansas is the battlefield. Remember Mississippi.”

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2014

We spoke with Dr. Milton Wolf, candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas. Here’s his take on the state of the race.

The Mississippi Senate Runoff election was viewed by the media as the last, best chance for a Tea Party inspired Republican primary challenger to unseat a Republican incumbent in a primary. But there remains the Kansas primary in which Dr. Milton Wolf is challenging Pat Roberts on August 5. Legal Insurrection supports Dr….
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6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Obama to pick former Procter & Gamble executive for VA Secretary

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2014
President Obama is expected to announce former CEO of Procter & Gamble Bob McDonald as his pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. From Reuters: President Barack Obama has chosen former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veter…
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1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)
 
Obama Doctrine

Newspaper That Endorsed Obama in 2008 Now Says He’s Worse Than Bush

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2014

“We were wrong.”

If anyone working in media today wants to help restore some of the damage done to the reputation of their industry, an apology like this would be a great start. Rather than using their influence to prop up Obama, the editors of the Billings Gazette in Montana are simply admitting they were…
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6 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (75% score)
 
Darrell Issa

Darrell Issa: It’s Hard to Believe Lois Lerner Doesn’t Have Copies of Emails

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2014

“She knew under the Federal Records Act that she had an obligation for these documents to be preserved.”

Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, appeared on CNN today and was asked about Lois Lerner’s missing emails by host Candy Crowley. He’s clearly not buying the official story and he ultimately makes an excellent point about the heart of the issue, that under Lerner, conservative groups were targeted for…
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7 votes, 4.86 avg. rating (96% score)
 
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Is Maryland ready for change?

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2014

Democrats want Marylanders to forget Anthony Brown’s record; The Republicans and Larry Hogan don’t want them to forget.

The primaries are over and Maryland’s nominees for governor are Lietenant Governor Anthony Brown for the Democrats and Larry Hogan for the Republicans. Despite having failed at his most prominent job as Lieutenant Governor the state’s Democrats want to give him a promotion. I previously critiqued the Washington Post’s endorsement of Brown. The…
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Hillary Clinton is Humpty Dumpty

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2014

Will Elizabeth Warren push Hillary off the wall?

If Hillary Clinton runs for President, she’s still the odds-on favorite because she has the Democratic machine behind her. The conventional wisdom is that the nomination is Hillary’s to lose. If Hillary’s disastrous book rollout and tone-deafness about her wealth are any indication, Hillary might just accomplish the unthinkable of imploding a…
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4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (82% score)
 
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Does not appear to be Pallywood

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2014

Gaza CCTV picks up Israeli precision airstrike on two Palestinian terrorists in Gaza.

This video does not appear to be a Pallywood production. The Times of Israel reports, Gaza surveillance cameras pick up Israeli strike on terrorists: Unverified footage posted to YouTube on Saturday appears to show the Israeli air strike carried out Friday afternoon on a car carrying two operatives belonging to the Popular Resistance…
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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)