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Obama Tries to Change the Subject, but CODE PINK Steals His Show

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2013

Obama’s Gitmo/Drone Speech In Three Words: Change. The. Subject.

Obama Tries to Change the Subject, but CODE PINK Steals His Show

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5/23/2013 at 5:10pm
President Obama stepped to the podium today to outline his policy on counter-terrorism in a long and rambling speech that focused on the use of drones and the Guantanamo facility.  The distraction of a CODE PINK protestor seemed to be more interesting than the speech itself. The president’s speech was odd in…
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Will Qusayr be Hezbollah’s Stalingrad?

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2013

Will Qusayr be Hezbollah’s Stalingrad?

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5/23/2013 at 3:15pm
One of the key battles in Syria is for control of Qusayr, currently under rebel control.  Via NY Times, Syrian Forces and Hezbollah Fighters Press Assault on Key City: Official Syrian and Hezbollah news outlets said the government offensive was making rapid headway in retaking Qusayr, a strategically situated city in Homs Province, near…
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Issue spotting Lois Lerner and the 5th Amendment

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2013

Issue spotting Lois Lerner and the 5th Amendment

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5/23/2013 at 1:48pm
Lois Lerner famously purported to invoke the 5th Amendment privilege against self-incrimination yesterday while appearing before Congress. A number of people have reached out to me to ask me to write about it.  Unfortunately, it’s outside my area of experience and I don’t have time to research it. I’m generally familiar with…
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Good News / Bad News

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2013

Good News / Bad News

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5/23/2013 at 12:11pm
Good news. Thumbs Up for comments are back. Bad news. Thumbs Down for comments are back. It proved to be a formidable challenge, for a variety of reasons, after the plug-in went wild in the wake of the Great Blog Meltdown of March 2013, and After-Meltdown Tremor. You voted to bring it back, and we have. …
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More evidence it’s not about land for peace in Israel

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2013

More evidence it’s not about land for peace in Israel

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5/23/2013 at 10:26am
An article today at The Tower discloses a rough, handdrawn map allegedly by Mahmoud Abbas, refecting a peace offer extended by Ehud Olmert when he was Prime Minister of Israel, EXCLUSIVE: The Deal the Palestinians Rejected, The History That Was Never Made: In a stunning development that calls into question the basic…
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CA’s Senator Boxer follows RI’s Whitehouse in linking OK twister to global warming

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2013

CA’s Senator Boxer follows RI’s Whitehouse in linking OK twister to global warming

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5/23/2013 at 9:40am
If there is anything more pathetic than one Senator making political hay out of a natural disaster, it is two. We recently recounted that amidst the reports of the death and destruction caused by the tornado in Oklahoma on Monday, Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) gave a speech that included references to Oklahoma twisters…
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Wisdom from my 19 year old son on the Obama scandals

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2013

Wisdom from my 19 year old son on the Obama scandals

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5/23/2013 at 8:20am
According to Roger L. Simon, Benghazi is the most damaging scandal plaguing the Obama administration. The White House and the State Department were on the brink of serious humiliation before an election. They had screwed up royally. What were they going to say? They had to figure it out and at some…
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British Front Pages — Blood on his hands, hatred in his eyes

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2013

British Front Pages — Blood on his hands, hatred in his eyes

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5/23/2013 at 7:00am
Here are front pages from British newspapers today regarding the machete terror attack by two Islamic terrorists in London. More at Liberal Conspiracy (h/t @sethmnookin):
 

Man Killed by FBI Implicated Self, Boston Bomber in 2011 Triple Homicide

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

Man Killed by FBI Implicated Self, Boston Bomber in 2011 Triple Homicide

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5/22/2013 at 8:53pm
The FBI said early Wednesday that it was reviewing a fatal shooting incident in Orlando, Florida in which an individual being questioned by law enforcement in connection with the Boston bombings and an unsolved 2011 triple homicide had engaged in a “violent confrontation” with law enforcement personnel. Just prior to being killed,…
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Nanny gets Nasty: “Taxi King” says Bloomberg threatened to destroy him after leaves office

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

All because the Mayor didn’t get his way on a court case over his plan for ergonomic and posh cabs

Nanny gets Nasty: “Taxi King” says Bloomberg threatened to destroy him after leaves office

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5/22/2013 at 4:50pm
Via The NY Post, Mike unleashes a ‘hail’ storm: Mayor Bloomberg went on a spitting-mad rant against a city cab-fleet boss who won a court victory over Hizzoner’s planned “Taxi of Tomorrow” — vowing to “destroy your f–king industry” when he leaves office, The Post has learned. A fuming Bloomberg made the threat…
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Beheading of British soldier in South London reminiscent of Syrian bloodletting

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

“they were hacking at this poor guy, we thought they were trying to remove organs from him”

Beheading of British soldier in South London reminiscent of Syrian bloodletting

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5/22/2013 at 3:03pm
It will be easy — and likely correct — to assert that this is another Islamic terrorist attack. But I think it is more than that. This is what we see in Syria. A very up close and personal bloodletting and then triumphal braggadocio. Like the Syrian rebel fighter who ate his enemy’s…
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Is NYC Ready to Give Anthony Weiner a Second Chance?

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

Is NYC Ready to Give Anthony Weiner a Second Chance?

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5/22/2013 at 1:45pm
Former representative Anthony Weiner, who resigned in disgrace in 2011 after lying about sending illicit sexting messages to a number of women, has formally announced his candidacy for Mayor of New York. Weiner did so by way of a video that was posted in the early hours of the morning. “Look, I made…
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Are we distracted by scandals while Democrats walk away with the immigration amnesty prize?

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

Are we distracted by scandals while Democrats walk away with the immigration amnesty prize?

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5/22/2013 at 12:17pm
I received an insightful email from reader Karen Sacandy: Dear Professor Jacobson: I’m among your many grateful readers, but at this time, the Democrats are like Thomas Crown in the flick, “The Thomas Crown Affair,” who created a distraction over here, while over there, he was stealing a multimillion dollar painting. But in this…
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House IRS hearings live streaming — Lois Lerner to plead 5th

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

House IRS hearings live streaming — Lois Lerner to plead 5th

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5/22/2013 at 10:10am
Some great opening statements. Will embed videos when available. [Hearings now adjourned] The moment when she invokes 5th Amendment: Lerner: I have not broken any laws; I have not violated any IRS regs; I have not done anything wrong #IRShearing— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) May 22, 2013 Lerner full appearance: After she gave an opening…
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WaPo looks closely at the Obama administration … but not too closely

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

WaPo looks closely at the Obama administration … but not too closely

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5/22/2013 at 9:45am
Recently, there has been an interesting string of editorials in the Washington Post. (I’ll limit this to the discussion of unsigned editorials, not op-eds.) .@ejdionne has it exactly backward. This is not a crisis of democracy, it’s a crisis of authority. washingtonpost.com/opinions/ej-di…— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) May 20, 2013 On May 17, the editors hoped,…
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California Tea Party Files Class Action Lawsuit Against IRS

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

California Tea Party Files Class Action Lawsuit Against IRS

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5/22/2013 at 8:15am
This post is dedicated to all the Legal Insurrection readers ready to give up on California! As Tea Party groups stage successful rallies at Internal Revenue Service offices nationwide, one California organization is staging a frontal assault on this government behemoth. One of the largest and most active Tea Party groups in the…
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Tea Party IRS protest Nashville

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

Tea Party IRS protest Nashville

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5/22/2013 at 7:00am
Taken by Linda in Tennessee yesterday at an IRS protest rally in Nashville.