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Pre-CPAC Reader Poll Results

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2015

And the winner is …

We had good participation in our Pre-CPAC Reader Poll, in which readers could pick up to 3 candidates. Of course it’s not a “scientific” poll, it’s a snapshot of the Legal Insurrection Readership at a moment in time — more towards the conservative, Tea Party, libertarian …. definitely not “establishment” (however you…
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“American Sniper” verdict in—Routh GUILTY of murder

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

Insanity claim rejected

A Stephenville, Texas jury has found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of the 2013 murders of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. Routh was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. ABC News has the details: The judge instructed the jury of 10 women and two men…
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Hashtag Warfare: ISIS vs Italy, #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome Edition

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

The Italians have mastered the art of Tweetfare

After ISIS butchered Egyptian Coptics, members of the terror group threatened Rome and Pope Francis. Subsequently, ISIS unleashed a Twitter campaign: #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome. The Italians counter-attacked with a great deal of humor. For the government in Italy, the prospect of IS-inspired attacks was cause for real concern. Indeed, the Italian foreign minister said last week…
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Judge delays Feds’ Immigration Emergency Stay Motion to next week

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

Will Feds try a run to the appeals court?

Yesterday the U.S. government filed an Emergency motion to stay the U.S. District Court’s temporary injunction putting Obama’s immigration executive action on hold. In its Emergency Motion, the Feds threatened that if U.S. District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen did not grant the stay by the close of business on Wednesday, February…
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Obama denies Americans jobs, vetoes bipartisan Keystone XL Pipeline bill

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

Hey, you voted for him, not us

We knew this day was coming, although we’d hoped that somewhere in his heart, President Obama might find the decency to pass legislation that would create thousands of jobs, reinvigorate communities and small towns, likely decrease the instances of exploding trains, and pump much needed cash into our fledgling economy. Alas……
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“All about the money”? Eric Garner’s daughter slams Sharpton

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

“Instead of me, he wants his face in front”

James O’Keefe’s latest undercover operation unveils what many of us have suspected about Al Sharpton—he’s not really in this for equality’s sake. In a new video released by Project Veritas, the daughter of Eric Gardner sounds off on Al Sharpton’s monetization of the race-based movement-building that occurred in the wake of…
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DOJ To Announce No Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman (Update: Announced)

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

Announcement appears timed to coincide with 3-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

The Department of Justice will reportedly announce that it will not bring federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman over Zimmerman’s self-defense killing of Trayvon Martin, reports ABC News. This decision comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with the actual facts of the case. Zimmerman’s claim of lawful self-defense was overwhelmingly…
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ISIS abducts 70+ Christians in Syria, Shiites in Afghanistan

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

Whereabouts unknown

Yesterday, I touched a little bit on how ISIS’ acts of terror have had their intended effect on people in the Middle East. Those targeted—or even existing in the blast zone—are falling apart, and it’s not all due to videos released of burnings and beheadings. ISIS has a long history of…
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Egypt’s Children Play “ISIS Executions” in the Streets

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

In Syria, activists use children as props in “human cage” video.

Sickening videos recently surfaced from ISIS showing the next generation of Islamic radicals being trained. Elsewhere in regions impacted by the group’s atrocities, videos nearly as chilling are being uploaded. From Egypt comes a clip of children at play. The game? “ISIS Executions” Children from Egypt’s El Mahalla El Kubra have been video-taped “slaughtering” other…
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The Game is Rigged

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

New ad uses Elizabeth Warren’s words against Hillary Clinton.

When it comes to talk of banks and money in America, Elizabeth Warren says the game is rigged. In the case of the Clinton Family Foundation, she may have a point. A new ad from American Crossroads uses Elizabeth Warren’s own words to skewer the Clintons and the funds they freely take…
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Academic boycotter doesn’t like being boycotted

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

Boycotts of academic institutions are boycotts of the individuals who work there.

By now, most of you have heard of Steven Salaita, whose unhinged (that’s a charitable description) tweets apparently caused the University of Illinois Board of Trustees not to approve his contingent offer of tenured employment. Shortly after UI at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise indicated that she would not forward the contingent offer…
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Hillary Clinton is Rebranding Again

Posted by  ▪  February 23, 2015

Good luck with that

Who is Hillary Clinton? As it turns out, not even her consultants know. At least, not right now, which is why she’s added some of the best corporate branding wizards in the business to reimagine her persona in the image of someone fit for the Oval Office. All of this is happening…
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New ISIS video shows radicalization of children

Posted by  ▪  February 23, 2015

Some as young as 5

They’re the “next generation” of Islamic radicals, and they’re being trained en masse at the Al Farouk Institute for Cubs in Raqqa, Syria—if a new video released by ISIS is indeed what the group claims it to be. From Fox News: The 9-minute video released Monday shows about 70 camouflage-clad kids, who…
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Wage equality is only a problem for Hollywood, the White House, and Hillary staffers

Posted by  ▪  February 23, 2015

Cry us a river

You gotta love the Oscars. It’s one of the best nights to watch Hollywood revel in its self-importance. As customary, at least one award recipient had to wax poetic about something political. Winning Best Supporting Actress for her role in Boyhood, Patricia Arquette took the opportunity to make a pitch for…
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Palestinian groups found liable for knowingly supporting terrorist attacks in Israel

Posted by  ▪  February 23, 2015

$218.5 million in damages isn’t exactly chump change

Today, a decade long court battled ended when two Palestinian organizations were found liable for knowingly supporting terrorist attacks which resulted in the death of American citizens. Benjamin Weiser reports for the New York Times: The Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization were found liable on Monday by a jury in Manhattan…
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Feds seek Expedited Stay of Immigration Injunction

Posted by  ▪  February 23, 2015

Obama immigration executive action on hold until a stay granted.

The federal government has filed in U.S. District Court an Emergency Expedited Motion for a Stay of the Temporary Injunction putting a stop to Obama’s executive immigration action. The successful plaintiff states have filed a letter opposing expedited treatment. If the District Court denies the stay, or does not rule by the close…
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How Does a Community Organizer Fight Terrorism?

Posted by  ▪  February 23, 2015

With a new logo, of course.

Now that the White House has concluded its summit on violent extremism, the State Department is soliciting the public for ideas on how to combat extremism. Via The Right Scoop: We want your input. Share solutions you think are critical to countering violent extremism. http://t.co/lmVRNT7CAl pic.twitter.com/ivZKtwEQ8a— Department of State (@StateDept) February 20, 2015 Th…
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