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DEA settles $4.1 million suit after college student forgotten in cell for 5 days

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2013

DEA settles $4.1 million suit after college student forgotten in cell for 5 days

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7/31/2013 at 8:00am
This story invoked for me one of Reagan’s famous quips:  ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’ From CNN: A University of California San Diego student left unmonitored in a holding cell for five days by the Drug Enforcement Administration has settled a lawsuit for $4.1 million, his attorney said Tuesday. “This…
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On the Golan Heights – The Valley of Tears

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2013

On the Golan Heights – The Valley of Tears

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7/30/2013 at 8:00pm
Another in my ongoing posts from Israel: After we left the Tel Saki Battle Memorial on Monday, we continued north, to the Quneitra Crossing, the only active border crossing between Syria and Israel, manned by U.N. forces.  Several weeks ago Syrian rebels briefly seized the area on the Syrian side, and there still is…
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John Kerry Rejects a Twenty Year Old Assumption of the Peace Process

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 07/30/2013

John Kerry Rejects a Twenty Year Old Assumption of the Peace Process

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7/30/2013 at 6:30pm
The Talks Begin The past two days has seen the reporting on the beginning of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. First there was the reporting on the Israeli concession that made the talks possible. The New York Times reported Netanyahu agree to free 104 Prisoners: An Israeli government official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because…
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Detroit bankruptcy could flood Obamacare exchanges

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2013

Detroit bankruptcy could flood Obamacare exchanges

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7/30/2013 at 5:00pm
Detroit is poised to become the largest American city to go bankrupt. So what are politicians to do with city workers whose votes were guaranteed with the promise of lavish pension perks like free healthcare? Obamacare exchanges, of course! The retirees that cities like Detroit are trying to push into Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges…
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Will the press ever turn on Obama…

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2013

Will the press ever turn on Obama…

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7/30/2013 at 3:45pm
…the way much of it has now turned on Weiner? That’s the question asked by a commenter at this post about The New Yorker’s new cover mocking Weiner. My answer, in a nutshell, is no. After all, there is no real cost to turning on Weiner. The election is not a national event….
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Bradley Manning verdict: Not guilty of aiding the enemy, guilty on almost all other counts

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2013

Bradley Manning verdict: Not guilty of aiding the enemy, guilty on almost all other counts

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7/30/2013 at 2:55pm
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was found not guilty of ‘aiding the enemy’ today, but was found guilty of most of the other 20 offenses for which he was charged. The sentencing phase will begin tomorrow. From FOX News: The U.S. Army soldier charged with providing troves of government documents to the whistleblowing website…
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Nanny Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Fizzles Again in Appeals Court

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2013

Nanny Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Fizzles Again in Appeals Court

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7/30/2013 at 12:33pm
A state appeals court has unanimously upheld a lower court’s decision to stop the Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule, more popularly known as the “Soda Ban.” https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/362229392518291456 From Reuters: New York City’s plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was an illegal overreach of executive power, a state appeals court…
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Howard Dean: “The IPAB is essentially a health-care rationing body”

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2013

Howard Dean: “The IPAB is essentially a health-care rationing body”

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7/30/2013 at 11:00am
Howard Dean wrote in the Wall Street Journal that ObamaCare’s IPAB needs to be “removed.”  He explains why in terms that will be familiar to those of us who have opposed the ObamaCare Tax nightmare from the beginning: One major problem is the so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB is essenti…
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Father of Edward Snowden to Anderson Cooper: “I have absolutely no faith in Eric Holder”

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2013

Father of Edward Snowden to Anderson Cooper: “I have absolutely no faith in Eric Holder”

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7/30/2013 at 9:30am
The father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on AC360 Monday evening about his son’s actions. Lon Snowden told Cooper that he doesn’t believe his son can get a fair trial in the U.S. and that he has absolutely no faith in Eric Holder, the Attorney General. (Transcript below…
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Syrian Electronic Army Hijacks Thomson Reuters Twitter Account

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2013

Syrian Electronic Army Hijacks Thomson Reuters Twitter Account

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7/30/2013 at 8:00am
In its latest attack on news outlets, the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked the Twitter account of Thomson Reuters news agency. It started with this tweet late Monday afternoon, which I re-tweeted shortly thereafter in case it disappeared (and it has). https://twitter.com/Liberty_Chick/status/361991625175609345 It was preceded by several other tweets containing political cartoons, which are captured…
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On the Golan Heights – The Battle of Tel Saki

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2013

On the Golan Heights – The Battle of Tel Saki

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7/29/2013 at 8:00pm
Another in my ongoing posts from Israel: We spent the day on the Golan Heights and the Lebanese border near Metula.  We were accompanied by my good friend from Moscow days who I mentioned in a prior post. We were led by Hadar Sela of BBC Watch blog, who lives on the Golan…
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Woman Arrested Over Washington National Cathedral Vandalism

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2013

Woman Arrested Over Washington National Cathedral Vandalism

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7/29/2013 at 6:30pm
A woman was arrested Monday in connection with the latest act of green paint vandalism on a Washington DC landmark over the last several days. Earlier Monday, green paint was splattered in the lower level of the Bethlehem Chapel in the Washington National Cathedral; the Children’s Chapel at the Cathedral was also…
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Huntington Beach Rioting Follows U.S. Open of Surfing Competition

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2013

Huntington Beach Rioting Follows U.S. Open of Surfing Competition

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7/29/2013 at 5:00pm
Some Californians are giving new meaning to the phrase “surfing the web”. Large-scale rioting in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial verdict failed to materialize as predicted; however, after hosting a national surfing competition this weekend, a California beach town was the site of a small-scale one this weekend. And it appears…
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The Clintons are reported to be livid at comparisons to Weiner/Abedin (and who knows what “livid” means, anyway?)

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2013

The Clintons are reported to be livid at comparisons to Weiner/Abedin (and who knows what “livid” means, anyway?)

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7/29/2013 at 3:30pm
Here’s the story: “The Clintons are upset with the comparisons that the Weiners seem to be encouraging — that Huma is ‘standing by her man’ the way Hillary did with Bill, which is not what she in fact did,’’ said a top state Democrat… A longtime Hillary aide and Clinton friend, Abedin’s surprisingly…
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Verdict in Trial of Wikileaker Bradley Manning Expected Tuesday

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2013

Verdict in Trial of Wikileaker Bradley Manning Expected Tuesday

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7/29/2013 at 2:01pm
A military judge deciding the fate of Wikileaker Bradley Manning will announce her verdict on Tuesday afternoon. https://twitter.com/ABC/status/361886512473845763 Army Col. Denise Lind, the judge presiding over the case, has heard arguments from prosecution and defense for the last two months.  Closing arguments ended on Friday. Manning faces over 20 counts, including charges of espionage and…
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The Great Shi’ite Hope

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 07/29/2013

The Great Shi’ite Hope

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7/29/2013 at 12:30pm
Getting to sort of know you The New York Times published a rousing tribute to incoming Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, President-Elect Stirs Optimism in Iran and West. The profile starts with an anecdote: Bogged down in faltering nuclear talks with the European powers nearly 10 years ago, Hassan Rouhani did something that no…
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Obama Phony Scandals

Branco Cartoon – Standing His Ground

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Standing His Ground

Obama Phony Scandals
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7/29/2013 at 11:00am
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