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Air France Fake Bomb

Fake bomb on Air France plane looked like clock

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2015

Thought experiment: If Ahmed’s “clock” were found on the plane, what would pilots have done?

Fake bomb on Air France plane looked like clock

Air France Fake Bomb
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12/20/2015 at 1:12pm
An Air France flight was diverted to an emergency landing after a bomb-like device was found in a bathroom. It was a fake, made of cardboard with a crude timer on it, as would have been obvious to anyone handling it. But the pilots took no chances. CBS News reports: Kenyan authorities are questioning several suspects…
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Jeb Bush Trump Jerk

Jeb Bush Fails to Move the Needle in Post-Debate Poll

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2015

Lashing out at Trump isn’t helping.

Jeb Bush Fails to Move the Needle in Post-Debate Poll

Jeb Bush Trump Jerk
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12/20/2015 at 11:00am
Despite acting a bit more aggressive in the last Republican debate, Jeb Bush has been unable to move his poll numbers up and break away from the pack. Dana Blanton reports at FOX News: Fox News Poll: Trump jumps, Cruz climbs, Carson sinks in GOP race Donald Trump, a candidate even Republicans once considered…
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Hillary Empty Slogans

Empty Slogans Week at Legal Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2015

All the news you may have missed.

Empty Slogans Week at Legal Insurrection

Hillary Empty Slogans
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12/20/2015 at 9:00am
It’s that time of the week again. Let’s look back at the last seven days in blogging. Of course, there was plenty of political news. Putin Praises Trump as “Brilliant” and “Talented”: Update: Trump Responds Rush Limbaugh: Rubio Part of Anti-Establishment Hillary Was for Empty Slogans Before She Was Against Them The media became the story…
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AF Branco Buy This Book

An Interview with Antonio F. Branco

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2015

“I’m blessed to be able to do my two passions: Art and politics.”

An Interview with Antonio F. Branco

AF Branco Buy This Book
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12/20/2015 at 7:30am
It was my pleasure to interview Legal Insurrection’s cartoonist extraordinaire, Antonio F. Branco, for Canto Talk this week. Antonio shares his journey from proprietor of a graphics art business to Tea Party participant to one of America’s leading cartoon panel pundit: “I was a late-comer…I went to a few rallies,” said Antonio, describing…
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Samir Kuntar 2

Terrorist and Hezbollah commander Samir Kuntar killed in Israeli airstrike near Damascus

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2015

In 1979 killed 4 Israelis, including a 4-year old child by smashing her head against rocks with his rifle butt.

Terrorist and Hezbollah commander Samir Kuntar killed in Israeli airstrike near Damascus

Samir Kuntar 2
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12/20/2015 at 1:00am
Samir Kuntar was among the most notorious and vicious terrorists. A Druze, he was part of a group that landed in Israel in 1979, took a family hostage, and smashed a 4-year old child’s head against a rock with his rifle butt: On April 22, 1979, Quntar, commanding a small unit of four…
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Democratic Debate Sanders Clinton w border

Dem Debate – Fact Checkers say Hillary claim about Trump and ISIS is FALSE

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2015

Hillary says Trump being used in ISIS videos for recruitment

Dem Debate – Fact Checkers say Hillary claim about Trump and ISIS is FALSE

Democratic Debate Sanders Clinton w border
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12/19/2015 at 8:15pm
Three Democratic presidential candidates are about to try their luck at the third Democratic debate of the 2016 election season at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, making this the midway debate stop for Democratic candidates. Only six Democratic presidential primary debates are currently scheduled for the 2016 season. Sponsored by…
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Marco Rubio on Omnibus Bill Fox News

Marco Rubio needed to stand and be counted against Omnibus bill

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2015

Not voting was not the same as voting No.

Marco Rubio needed to stand and be counted against Omnibus bill

Marco Rubio on Omnibus Bill Fox News
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12/19/2015 at 7:30pm
Marco Rubio missed Friday’s vote on the Omnibus bill. It was a bill he stated he opposed and might even try to delay. But he didn’t show up for the vote. 98 other Senators did. Including Ted Cruz, who returned from the campaign trail to be able to just say No. In the run…
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Mitch McConnell: No Tea Party Wacko Birds in 2016

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2015

“Nominate people who can win”

Mitch McConnell: No Tea Party Wacko Birds in 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTckkmXHvEw&feature=youtu.be
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12/19/2015 at 6:00pm
Having just won reelection to his Senate seat for a sixth term in 2014, Mitch McConnell is back to making comments such as the one he made last year about his plans for “crushing” the TEA Party. This time, McConnell is announcing that he will ensure that no GOP candidate who “can’t…
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Cruz Christmas Classics ad

Ted Cruz Christmas Classics Ad to Air in Iowa During SNL

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2015

“This has to be the best political ad of the cycle”

Ted Cruz Christmas Classics Ad to Air in Iowa During SNL

Cruz Christmas Classics ad
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12/19/2015 at 4:30pm
One of the many things I like about Ted Cruz is his sense of humor, and his campaign’s latest ad, set to air tonight in Iowa during Saturday Night Live, exemplifies this beautifully. The Blaze reports: The ad, which features the Texas senator read Christmas classics like “Rudolph the Underemployed Reindeer” and “The…
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Hillary Obamacare

Obamacare Forcing People Into Part-Time Work Says… Hillary

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2015

“There is a disincentive in our system that we need to deal with.”

Obamacare Forcing People Into Part-Time Work Says… Hillary

Hillary Obamacare
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12/19/2015 at 2:30pm
At a recent town hall event in Iowa City, Hillary Clinton was asked a question about how the Affordable Care Act is affecting jobs. Her response was somewhat shocking. Alyssa Canobbio of the Washington Free Beacon: Hillary Clinton: Obamacare is Forcing Americans Into Part-Time Work At a town hall meeting in Iowa City, Iowa…
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Obama Year End Presser

Obama’s Year End Presser Was a Doozy

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2015

Everything from ISIS to Star Wars.

Obama’s Year End Presser Was a Doozy

Obama Year End Presser
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12/19/2015 at 12:30pm
In case you missed it yesterday, Obama gave his last press conference of the year. We’ve compiled some clips to give you an idea of how it went. Obama clearly stated that the U.S. is going to defeat ISIS. NBC News reported: Obama: ‘We’re Going to Defeat ISIS’ President Obama dispelled any notion Friday that…
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http://fox4kc.com/2012/08/24/transgender-man-banned-from-breastfeeding-support-group/

In: Transgender “chestfeeding” in new mom breastfeeding support groups

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2015

Out: Dissent at KellyMom.com’s breastfeeding Facebook page

In: Transgender “chestfeeding” in new mom breastfeeding support groups

http://fox4kc.com/2012/08/24/transgender-man-banned-from-breastfeeding-support-group/
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12/19/2015 at 10:30am
Three weeks ago the Huffington Post published an article detailing the distress of transgendered parents who breastfeed, “The Troubling Erasure of Trans Parents Who Breastfeed.” The article describes the way gendered pronouns and attitudes are excluding men who nurse, and the legalities associated with challenging the heretofore female-centric endeavor of breastfeeding. In particular,…
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Campus Petition Yale

Fail at Yale Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2015

Your weekly report from the world of higher education.

Fail at Yale Week at College Insurrection

Campus Petition Yale
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12/19/2015 at 8:30am
Yale students were recently asked to sign a petition to repeal the First Amendment and some of them actually did. Yale Students Sign Petition to Repeal The First Amendment Yale Reacts With Disbelief Over Video of Students Signing Petition Against 1st Amendment There was a somewhat embarrassing incident at Harvard as well. Harvard University Creates…
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Mark Levin

“The evidence established that Porter went above and beyond his duty”

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2015

Mark Levin mentions Andrew Branca’s Freddie Gray analysis at Legal Insurrection

“The evidence established that Porter went above and beyond his duty”

Mark Levin
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12/19/2015 at 7:00am
A reader alerted Professor Jacobson that Legal Insurrection and I got a mention on the Mark Levin Show.  Naturally we tracked down the mention in order to crow about it and share it with you loyal readers (but mostly to crow about it). In fairness, it’s probably more accurate to say that…
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http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/police-sent-to-gov-martinez-s-hotel-room-on-noise/article_f41cb9ee-a5aa-11e5-880b-2bc5e5036bbe.html

Susana Martinez Embroiled in Holiday Party Noise Complaint Kerfuffle

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2015

Listen to the audio

Susana Martinez Embroiled in Holiday Party Noise Complaint Kerfuffle

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/police-sent-to-gov-martinez-s-hotel-room-on-noise/article_f41cb9ee-a5aa-11e5-880b-2bc5e5036bbe.html
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12/18/2015 at 8:30pm
New Mexico governor Susana Martinez—once hailed as a possible VP pick for Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, and/or Jeb Bush—is at the center of a bit of controversy concerning a noise complaint at a hotel room at which she was attending a holiday staff party. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports: Santa Fe police…
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Democrats in Disarray: Bernie Sanders Sues the DNC (Update: Settled)

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2015

“At the end of the day we are one Democratic family,” says DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz

Democrats in Disarray: Bernie Sanders Sues the DNC (Update: Settled)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrBXcKcviuc
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12/18/2015 at 7:00pm
There is not enough popcorn in the world for this one. This is going to be one heckuva show. Politico reported this evening: Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Friday sued the Democratic National Committee for suspending its access to the national voter database, saying the move threatens to undermine the Vermont senator’s presidential…
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mike huckabee president 2016 campaign cut staff suspend campaign iowa republican

Huckabee’s Campaign Swirling the Drain?

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2015

Staff salary cuts are usually not a good sign

Huckabee’s Campaign Swirling the Drain?

mike huckabee president 2016 campaign cut staff suspend campaign iowa republican
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12/18/2015 at 5:30pm
Staff salary cuts, negligible fundraising, and crummy polling are usually good indicators a campaign is on its last leg. Thursday, Politico reported former Arkansas Governor and Republican presidential hopeful, Mike Huckabee, cut his senior staffer’s salaries to reallocate resources to the Iowa battlefield. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign, struggling with…
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