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INFOGRAPHIC: the impossibly long Code of Federal Regulations

Posted by  ▪  May 27, 2015

Unreadable…unless you’re a computer.

INFOGRAPHIC: the impossibly long Code of Federal Regulations

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5/27/2015 at 1:15pm
When it comes to federal regulations, I find the “it shouldn’t be this complicated!” argument to be flawed. Of course it’s going to be complicated—the federal government regulates activity concerning 50 states, a military, a rambunctious federal District, and foreign relations. They’ve got a lot going on; hence, the rule making…
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LI #09b California Tea Party Groups

Tea Party activists read the leaves on the “Culture Wars”

Posted by  ▪  May 27, 2015

Whether “faded” or “transformed”, we are still active!

Tea Party activists read the leaves on the “Culture Wars”

LI #09b California Tea Party Groups
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5/27/2015 at 11:30am
Fuzzy Slippers recently pondered if, based on false press reports on the status of the “culture wars,” the Tea Party faded away prematurely. Based on my experiences with a vibrant California Tea Party group, I would argue that the conservative citizen movement transmuted. The form changed, based on the needs and…
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Clinton Foundation

Report: Clinton Foundation Donors got Weapons Deals While Hillary was at State

Posted by  ▪  May 27, 2015

Conflicts of interest…

Report: Clinton Foundation Donors got Weapons Deals While Hillary was at State

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5/27/2015 at 10:00am
An explosive new report from David Sirota and Andrew Perez of the International Business Times suggests that preferential treatment in weapon sales was given to Clinton Foundation donors while Hillary Clinton was serving in the state department: Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton’s State Department In the years before Hillary…
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Will Scott Walker Sit Out The Florida Primary?

Posted by  ▪  May 27, 2015

…what will Florida voters think?

Will Scott Walker Sit Out The Florida Primary?

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5/27/2015 at 8:30am
Florida will be (as it has been) a pivotal state in the 2016 general election. Its 29 electoral votes will loom large in the race to reach 270—but how much will it matter in the GOP primary? With Florida favorites Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio expected to compete for most of…
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Moshav Avivim Shimon Biton Carried on Stretcher Nurse w border

Israeli school bus bombing survivor reunites with nurse who saved him – 45 years later

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

The 1970 school bus attack results in a reunion, and the ultimate revenge.

Israeli school bus bombing survivor reunites with nurse who saved him – 45 years later

Moshav Avivim Shimon Biton Carried on Stretcher Nurse w border
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5/26/2015 at 9:00pm
On Tuesday, May 25, 2015, we continued our tour of northern Israel along the Lebanese border, stopping at Moshav Avivim. While our discovery of a memorial to the victims of the Haifa Bus 37 suicide bombing and our visit to Ziv Hospital in Safed, and its Syrian patients, were unexpected, our visit to the…
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feminists freak out over Jurassic World traditional gender roles

Feminists freak out over ‘Jurassic World’

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

Feminists vs. Reality: Round 27,908

Feminists freak out over ‘Jurassic World’

feminists freak out over Jurassic World traditional gender roles
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5/26/2015 at 7:50pm
Leave it to feminists to be incensed over a dinosaur movie. “Jurassic World” hits theaters June 12. Presumably a redux of “Jurassic Park,” but this time with one dude taking out dinosaurs instead of a motley crew of paleontologists, it’s a film I can’t wait to see on the silver screen….
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#HoustonFlood Houston Flooding flooding deaths galleria flooded flooding video footage 100-year-flood rainfall

Houston experiences historic flooding

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

When it rains, it pours

Houston experiences historic flooding

#HoustonFlood Houston Flooding flooding deaths galleria flooded flooding video footage 100-year-flood rainfall
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5/26/2015 at 5:50pm
One of the nation’s largest cities experienced what meteorologists are calling a one-hundred-year flood. Late last night, three separate thunderstorm systems converged over Space City to form one incredibly nasty storm. For weeks Houston and other parts of the Lone Star State have been pelted with storm system after storm system,…
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Illegal-Immigration

Obama immigration plan loses big in 5th Circuit ruling

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

Order halting executive amnesty stays put

Obama immigration plan loses big in 5th Circuit ruling

Illegal-Immigration
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5/26/2015 at 4:20pm
Today the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request filed by DOJ attorneys to lift an order banning the implementation of President Obama’s “executive amnesty” plan. In their ruling, the court held that a previous injunction put in place by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen would remain in place—because…
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“One person, one vote” up for debate before SCOTUS

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

Evenwel v. Abbott could have major implications for redistricting

“One person, one vote” up for debate before SCOTUS

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5/26/2015 at 2:40pm
It’s time to define what the meaning of the word “population” is—and how it applies to the drawing of electoral districts. In 1964, the Supreme Court ruled in Reynolds v. Sims that, under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, state legislative districts have to be about equal in population….
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ISIS social media becoming a huge problem for intel analysts

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

Military bases and events at risk

ISIS social media becoming a huge problem for intel analysts

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5/26/2015 at 1:15pm
On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center sent out a joint bulletin informing law enforcement and military personnel that, although there were no credible threats hovering over holiday weekend events, officials are “aware of recent information suggesting US military bases, locations, and events…
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byron allen TMZ obama blackface

TV Host on Obama: “A White President in Blackface”

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

That…escalated…in a hurry

TV Host on Obama: “A White President in Blackface”

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5/26/2015 at 11:35am
Byron Allen is a TV personality and entertainment executive turned concerned citizen, and he wants you to know that he is not happy with the way Obama’s presidency has affected the well-being of the black community. In a street interview with TMZ, Allen lashed out at President Obama, saying that he…
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Susan Milligan Hillary Clinton Accomplishments Secretary of State Question Hillary's Accomplishments

It’s unfair to question Hillary’s accomplishments as Secretary of State?

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

It is if you’re U.S. News & World Report’s Susan Milligan

It’s unfair to question Hillary’s accomplishments as Secretary of State?

Susan Milligan Hillary Clinton Accomplishments Secretary of State Question Hillary's Accomplishments
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5/26/2015 at 10:00am
Last week, Bloomberg News’ Mark Halperin asked a panel of Iowa Democrats to name one accomplishment from Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. Just one little accomplishment… One? Something? ANYTHING? A grand total of zero panel members could recall a single noteworthy accomplishment of Mrs. Clinton’s. But we should cut…
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ferguson-riots

Study Shows Riots (Still) Make Americans More Conservative

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

That’s a good thing

Study Shows Riots (Still) Make Americans More Conservative

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5/26/2015 at 8:30am
We’ve recently seen riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, and there are growing concerns that Cleveland will be the next city to become embroiled in riots.  As we learn about (relatively well-) paid protesters and watch the usual parade of race grievance mongers, one thing has become quite clear:  the left has…
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Bill Kristol on Rand Paul

Will Rand Paul’s Position on NSA Hurt His Chances?

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

Bucking the establishment on the Patriot Act.

Will Rand Paul’s Position on NSA Hurt His Chances?

Bill Kristol on Rand Paul
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5/26/2015 at 7:00am
Rand Paul inhabits a unique position in the Republican Party. While he’s conservative on some issues, his Libertarian views on others put him at odds with the establishment. His recent filibuster on the Patriot Act is a prime example. Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard voiced his thoughts on the issue in an appearance…
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Safed Rivka Ziv Medical Center Dr. Alexander Lerner

Meet an Israeli Doctor Saving Syrian Lives and Limbs

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2015

Prof. Alexander Lerner says Ziv Medical Center is Safed bears a heavy load of Syrian war casualties.

Meet an Israeli Doctor Saving Syrian Lives and Limbs

Safed Rivka Ziv Medical Center Dr. Alexander Lerner
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5/25/2015 at 8:30pm
Yesterday I reported on the Haifa Bus 37 suicide bombing in 2003, and how I stumbled on the Memorial during my first full day in Haifa. Today was a travel day that took us even further north, to the Lebanese border. I’ll have a report in the next couple of days on…
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Battle of the Bulge soldiers in snow trench

Memorial Day: on Nationalism and Patriotism

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2015

In praise

Memorial Day: on Nationalism and Patriotism

Battle of the Bulge soldiers in snow trench
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5/25/2015 at 7:00pm
The story “The Man Without a Country” used to be standard reading matter for seventh graders. In fact, it was the first “real” book—as opposed to those tedious Dick and Jane readers—that I was assigned in school. It was exciting compared to Dick and Jane and the rest, since it dealt…
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LI #08

A Memorial Day Homage to American Science

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2015

A look at Hedy Lamarr and her “Frequency Hopping” technology.

A Memorial Day Homage to American Science

LI #08
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5/25/2015 at 5:30pm
Legal Insurrection has been filled with touching Memorial Day pieces, especially Professor Jacobson’s on Roslyn Schulte, Johnny “Mike” Spann and Jonathan Porto. My contribution, and one I intend to carry forward on future Memorial Days, will feature American scientists and engineers whose discoveries and innovations have helped our military men and women…
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