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CIA admits to searching Senate computers

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

John Brennan’s apology may be the beginning of the end of his rocky career

In extraordinary backtracking today, Central Intelligence Agency chief John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) because some CIA officers improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. A declassified CIA inspector general’s report released to the Senators on Thursday revealed that agency officers…
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5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (91% score)
 
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/israeli-military-seek-destroy-gaza-tunnels-24634834

72-hour Gaza ceasefire announced (Live Updates and Video)(Update – Hamas attacks, ceasefire over)

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

Forces to “remain in place”

UPDATE 8-1-2014: The ceasefire lasted just a few hours as Hamas used the lull to launch an attack in which Israeli soldiers were killed and one is believed kidnapped. More to follow in separate post. ————— John Kerry and Ban Ki Moon just announced that all sides have agreed to a…
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7 votes, 3.71 avg. rating (76% score)
 
Theodore Wafer AP

Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 6 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

While the defense’s 87-year-old forensics expert makes prosecution look silly, their firearms expert provides evidence-based rationale for McBride having broken Wafer’s screen door prior

Well today continued to be a bad, bad day for the Prosecution in the Detroit trial of Theodore Wafer, charged with second degree murder for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.  The prosecution team seems to completely lose…
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2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (77% score)
 
Milton Wolf Pat Roberts meet on street

No, Pat Roberts will not debate Dr. Milton Wolf contrary to prior promises

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014
Milton Wolf is closing in the polls, although Pat Roberts still has a sizable double digit lead. But in a primary, particularly a closed primary, momentum and turnout can be everything, and that has Roberts supporters worried. The Kansas political machine remembers Mississippi, and how close that came to a challenger who supposedly…
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6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
Theodore Wafer AP

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 6 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

Direct of defense forensics expert supports narrative of McBride forcefully banging on Wafer’s door; State’s cross-examination seems stumbling, weak, and counterproductive to narrative of guilt.

Welcome, all to the morning of the 6th day of the Michigan front porch shooting case, in which homeowner Theodore Wafer is up on second degree murder charges for the shooting death of an extraordinarily intoxicated and likely concussed Renisha McBride on his front porch ~4:00 AM on November 2, 2013. Continued…
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4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (90% score)
 
Kidnapped Israeli Teens

NY Magazine’s contribution to the propaganda war against Israel

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

Shoddy journalism and headline writing about the involvement of Hamas in the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens.

In the current Gaza war, there are many falsehoods and deceptions being perpetrated against Israel by the media. One can understand how reporters in Gaza shape and shade their reporting for fear of Hamas retaliation. But how to explain the headline to an article by Katie Zavadski at New York Magazine declaring definitively that…
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0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)
 
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)
 
capitol building 015

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)
 
https://www.facebook.com/unwatch/photos/a.10150106089111561.280686.102912096560/10152183301526561/?type=1

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)
 
lerner email 7.30.14

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)