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Texas Gets a Stay, Saves Voter ID for November

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

Fifth Circuit strikes down decision changing the rules too close to election day.

An en banc ruling of the Fifth Circuit has issued a stay against last Friday’s order striking down Texas voter identification laws. The Court looked at four key factors when deciding whether or not to grant a stay pending appeal: (1) whether the stay applicant has made a strong showing that…
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Are we approaching the “Tipping Point” for Ebola?

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

Let’s hope not.

I was talking with biologists yesterday, as part of a work project, and we all were becoming increasingly alarmed at the bureaucratic response to the reports that nurses in Dallas and Spain were stricken with Ebola. I stated that the “tipping point” would be reached if one of the nurses spread the…
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Press Corps Fiddles While Grimes Campaign Burns

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

Feel free to LOL, because they sure did.

After enduring a disastrous debate performance (and subsequent media hits) by its shining star Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, the DSCC has officially gone media-dark in Kentucky: After a significant investment in support of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the DSCC had not reserved time for the final three weeks…
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FBI Claim of Large Increase In Mass Shootings Disputed

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

Dr. John Lott: “The FBI made a number of subtle and misleading decisions as well as outright errors.”

Dr, John Lott, head of the Crime Prevention Research Center and long-time researcher and perhaps best known as the author of the seminal book, “More Guns, Less Crime,” has taken a thorough look at a recent report issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and found it severely flawed. The report, entitled “A Study…
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Will Westin Bonaventure permit anti-Israel discrimination on its premises?

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

American Center for Law and Justice demands that hotel prevent discriminatory access rules at American Studies Association annual meeting.

We have covered extensively the anti-Israel academic boycott passed by the American Studies Association, including yesterday when Doron Ben-Atar, a Fordham University History Professor, revealed that he had been subjected to “religious discrimination” charges by the pro-boycott head of Fordham’s American Studies Department, Micki McKnee, after he called the boycott…
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Kay Hagan – call your office? (#NCSEN)

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

New revelation could make for a Stimulating last few weeks.

Tom Bevan from Real Clear Politics tweets that Kay Hagan needs to call her office: Kay Hagan, call your office. The details of this are stunning. http://t.co/ni6SWway16— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 14, 2014 Here’s the link, from Carolina Journal, Hagan Firm Keeps Stimulus Project Savings, Sends None to Taxpayers: DC Manufacturing, a company co-owned…
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Dan Bongino (#MD06): A Better Tomorrow

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

“A better tomorrow is ahead — I have absolutely no doubt — but it’s going to require a significant change in how we operate in Washington, D.C.”

Yesterday, Dan Bongino released a new ad — and possibly his last – in the lead up to the 2014 election next month. The ad carries a powerful message, with the beginning invoking a bit of Reagan’s “Morning in America.” Unlike in 1984,  however, basking in the success of the policies of…
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Gallup: GOP Leads on Top Issues

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

Public only trusts Dems with less-important issues.

Any reasonable person keeping up with the news cycle knows that Democratic leadership doesn’t inspire much confidence in the American people. Legislation dies in the Senate at the hands of a petulant majority leader; both the IRS and the DOJ have come under fire for targeting Americans based on political affiliation;…
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The End: Progressive group runs ad blaming GOP for Ebola

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

The left knows it might lose control in November so this is what they’ve been reduced to.

A progressive organization called the Agenda Project Action Fund has produced a new ad which attempts to politicize Ebola by blaming its spread on Republicans and budget cuts. Sahil Kapur of TPM reports: Brutal New Ad Blames GOP Spending Cuts For Ebola Deaths (VIDEO) The one minute ad, called “Republican Cuts Kill,” splices grueling…
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Alison Grimes again invokes constitutional right not to admit voting for Obama

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

For second time, Grimes refuses to say if she voted for Obama: It’s a matter of principle!

Alison Grimes, challenging Mitch McConnell, famously and embarrassingly refused to admit during a news interview that she voted to Obama. During the debate tonight, which is still ongoing as of this writing, Grimes doubled down, invoking the military sacrifices made to protect our country: “I’m not going to compromise a constitutional right.”
 
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ISIS Stakes Claim in Iraq, Syria with Suicide Attacks

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

Suicide bombings as blacklash against U.S. strikes—your move, Obama.

I was in high school when U.S. troops laid siege to Baghdad. My boyfriend at the time helped secure and eventually occupy several of the palaces, and his phone calls from the first warzone either of us had ever known helped me gain a deeper understanding into what it means to…
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Martha Robertson gets a little PAC help, a very little (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

House Majority PAC to spend about one-tenth of the amount pulled by the DCCC

Martha Robertson, once one of the brightest lights in the Democratic theater, long ago lost her shine as a candidate challenging Republican Tom Reed. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had reserved $465,000 of airtime for the last two weeks of the election, in the hope that Robertson would be competitive. She’s not competitive,…
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Fordham Prof. faced “religious discrimination” charge for calling anti-Israel academic boycott “anti-Semitic”

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

Prof. Doron Ben-Atar was cleared of religious discrimination charge, but now faces administrative threats regarding his vow to “fight” the boycott.

In December 2013, the American Studies Association passed an academic boycott of Israel, the first group of substantial size to do so. That led to a massive outpouring of outrage and rejection by over 250 university presidents and numerous university associations, not to mention the American Association of University Professors. The ASA…
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Wendy Davis holds rally with people in wheelchairs to defend wheelchair attack ad (Updated)

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

Davis campaign goes from farce to tragedy

Last week, Democratic Texas Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ campaign ran an ad attacking Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, for being in a wheelchair. The ad received such intense blowback, Abbott’s campaign turned the negative reaction into their own campaign ad: “Just keep digging” apparently being the Davis campaign mantra, Davis doubled down…
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Brian Leiter to step down from his claim to fame

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

After uprising by philosophy academics, Leiter to give up his position of Editor of The Philosophical Gourmet rankings of Philosophy programs.

We previously wrote about the uprising in the philosophy academic world against Brian Leiter, the pugnacious pejorative-prone University of Chicago law professor:  Brian Leiter, supporter of Steven Salaita, embroiled in his own civility controversy. Leiter’s claim to fame was a publication of philosophy department rankings, The Philosophical Gourmet. Leiter has a long history…
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Ebola In America

Catching Ebola

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

What the first cases transmitted in the west might be telling us

So far – and admittedly, it’s very early – the pattern of transmission of Ebola in the United States has roughly matched the pattern of transmission in Spain. These are the only two Western countries where transmission has occurred, and both cases happened to staff in hospitals under conditions that…
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Enterovirus-D68 Claims Another Child’s Life

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

It’s spreading—but what is the Obama Administration doing about it?

As the news of the first Ebola case contracted within the country rivets the nation, Enterovirus-D68 continues infecting our children. Now it has claimed the life of a Michigan toddler: A Michigan toddler has died of enterovirus D68, another reminder of the deadly potential of a disease that has infected hundreds nationwide in…
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