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We still call it Obamacare, and always will

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2014

Negative views of Obamacare rising

Obama predicted: “Once it’s working really well, I guarantee ya, they’re not going to call it Obamacare.” Looks like most people must still be calling it Obamacare because the law’s unpopularity is growing according to the Kaiser tracking poll: After remaining steady for several months, the share of the public expressing an unfavorable view…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Argentina Defaults On Debts — Again

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2014
For the second time in 13 years, Argentina has defaulted on its government debt payments after failing to reach a settlement with the so-called “holdout” bondholders Wednesday night. Midnight Wednesday was the deadline of a thirty-day negotiation period during which Argentina was already in technical default, having been barred by a US…
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7 votes, 4.86 avg. rating (96% score)
 
Hamas Gaza Tunnel NYT video

Gaza Ceasefire over as Hamas attacks, reportedly kidnaps IDF soldier (Live Updates and Video)

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2014

Egypt cancels planned talks.

[This post will be "sticky" most of the day] Live Video and Twitter feed at bottom of post. The U.N. and U.S. sponsored 72-hour ceasefire only lasted barely hours, as Hamas used the lull to launch an attack in which IDF soldiers were killed and one is missing and believed kidnapped. This has led…
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11 votes, 3.09 avg. rating (64% score)
 
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Due Process for accused not a priority in campus sexual assault reform bill

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2014

New efforts to curb campus sexual assault may be ignore the need for due process on behalf of the accused.

On July 30, 2014, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) helped introduce the “Campus Accountability and Safety Act,” a bipartisan initiative aimed at forcing universities to address and curb the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. During a press conference Wednesday, the coalition pushing the Act emphasized problems with existing policies, saying that…
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4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (90% score)
 
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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)
 
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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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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)
 
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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)