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AACONS Interviews Ed Klein and Mort Kondracke

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2015

AACONS sits down with Ed Klein and Mort Kondracke to discuss the news of the day

AACONS Interviews Ed Klein and Mort Kondracke

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10/23/2015 at 7:00am
Edward Klein is a New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including Blood Feud, The Amateur, and The Truth About Hillary. He is the former foreign editor of Newsweek, former editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine, and a contributing editor of Vanity Fair. His latest book is entitled, Unlikeable:…
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Anti-Israel THIRD GRADE event in Ithaca (NY) – Controversy not going away

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2015

Student journalists pursue issue of Bassem Tamimi’s appearance.

Anti-Israel THIRD GRADE event in Ithaca (NY) – Controversy not going away

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10/22/2015 at 8:30pm
A storm of controversy erupted when the Ithaca, NY, chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace brought Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi to a third grade class. Tamimi is best known for the viral videos and photos he creates by sending children, including his own, to confront Israeli soldiers. Tamimi, who argues that it is…
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Paul Ryan Declares for Speaker

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2015

“I never thought I’d be Speaker”

Paul Ryan Declares for Speaker

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10/22/2015 at 7:29pm
It’s official: Paul Ryan has formally declared his candidacy for Speaker of the House. From CNN: “I never thought I’d be speaker,” Ryan said in a statement. “But I pledged to you that if I could be a unifying figure, then I would serve — I would go all in. After talking with…
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Controversial Cybersecurity Bill On Track to Pass Senate

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2015

…but not without opposition

Controversial Cybersecurity Bill On Track to Pass Senate

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10/22/2015 at 6:10pm
Today, a controversial cybersecurity bill aimed at making it easier for corporations to prevent hacking attacks advanced in the Senate with bipartisan support. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) in its current form would make it possible for corporations to share information about cyberattacks with each other—or the goverment—without having to…
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Carson Surges to 8 Point Lead Over Trump in Iowa

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2015

Trump responds exactly as expected

Carson Surges to 8 Point Lead Over Trump in Iowa

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10/22/2015 at 4:30pm
The latest from Quinnipiac has Ben Carson leading Donald Trump in Iowa by eight points. Trump’s average Iowa lead has shrunk to a meager .7. Rubio and Cruz are the only other candidates in the double digits. According to the release: This compares to the results of a September 11 survey by the independent…
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Carly Fiorina has fallen, can she get back up? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2015

A surge, then a fall — does she have another surge in her?

Carly Fiorina has fallen, can she get back up? (Reader Poll)

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10/22/2015 at 2:52pm
I think we saw this movie before. It’s called Scott Walker. A near total collapse in polling support in a short period of time with no obvious explanation. This time it’s happening to Carly Fiorina. She gained a lot of attention after the Fox News undercard debate, making it into the CNN primetime…
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House Freedom Caucus’ Justin Amash Endorses Paul Ryan for Speaker

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2015

Does Ryan have the votes?

House Freedom Caucus’ Justin Amash Endorses Paul Ryan for Speaker

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10/22/2015 at 1:15pm
Libertarian Rep. Justin Amash is publicly supporting Paul Ryan in his bid for Speaker of the House, The Detroit News reported Thursday morning. Following House Majority Leader McCarthy’s sudden withdrawal from the race for the gavel, Ryan reluctantly agreed to take on the job as Speaker Boehner’s replacement, provided he could…
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India, Israel collaborate in Water Technology

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2015

Israeli know-how key to India’s water security

India, Israel collaborate in Water Technology

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10/22/2015 at 11:30am
Rapid industrialisation and population growth of recent years has increasingly put pressure in India’s limited water resources. Earlier this week, China’s announcement to construct a mega-dam on Brahmaputra river, that also runs through the eastern part of India, has revived regional tensions between the two Asian giants — once again reminding that water…
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LIVE: Hillary’s Benghazi Testimony

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2015

Join the live discussion here

LIVE: Hillary’s Benghazi Testimony

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10/22/2015 at 10:00am
Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton will testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi at 10:00 EST. Watch live: [session over] This is the most talked about part of the day — Hillary admitting video had nothing to do with Benghazi attack and that she told people at the time, but the American…
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Gallup: Majority Now Backs Legal Marijuana Use

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2015

58%—an all-time high!

Gallup: Majority Now Backs Legal Marijuana Use

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10/22/2015 at 8:30am
A new Gallup poll released yesterday revealed that 58% of Americans support legal marijuana use. Sentiment peaked at 58% in 2013 as well, before dipping sharply in 2014 and then recovering. This represents a high point in Gallup’s 46-year history of polling on legal marijuana use. Back in 1969, only 12%…
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Branco Cartoon – Cackling Past the Graveyard

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2015

Hold Your Breath

Branco Cartoon – Cackling Past the Graveyard

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10/22/2015 at 7:00am
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An inconvenient history: The Grand Mufti, Hitler and the “Knife Intifada”

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2015

Let’s talk about the history – it adds to our understanding of the “Knife Intifada” and BDS

An inconvenient history: The Grand Mufti, Hitler and the “Knife Intifada”

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10/21/2015 at 8:30pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a controversial statement as he was leaving for Germany on the role of Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Netanyahu’s statement suggesting that the idea of genocide against the Jews of Europe originated with the Mufti and not Hitler was overstatement, and quickly…
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Another GOP Debate Airs Next Wednesday. Here’s the Lineup!

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2015

Brace yourselves…CNBC is coming

Another GOP Debate Airs Next Wednesday. Here’s the Lineup!

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10/21/2015 at 6:55pm
CNBC has released the final lineup for next week’s GOP debate in Boulder, Colorado—and there are absolutely no surprises to be had. The main stage will look very familiar: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Chris Christie, and Rand Paul. The top tier…
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#BlackLivesMatter Gets a Dem Town Hall…but No Debate

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2015

More fallout for DWS

#BlackLivesMatter Gets a Dem Town Hall…but No Debate

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10/21/2015 at 5:20pm
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is really not having a good year. Her candidates, her colleagues, even the friendly media at MSNBC have all turned on her over the strict limitations she has elected to put on the primary cycle’s debate schedule. Her response to this criticism has been crystal clear: I will not…
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Yelp Suing ‘South Park’? Not Exactly

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2015

As it turns out, Yelp has a sense of humor

Yelp Suing ‘South Park’? Not Exactly

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10/21/2015 at 3:45pm
We are happy to report that Yelp is not suing Comedy Central or the creators of South Park. Headlines to the contrary are yet another case of Parody Taken Seriously. Last week, a South Park episode called, “You’re Not Yelping,” skewered the popular restaurant review site Yelp. This clip from the episode, which…
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Paul Ryan: Our Best Hope for Speaker of the House?

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2015

“It is our duty to serve the people the way they deserve to be served.”

Paul Ryan: Our Best Hope for Speaker of the House?

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10/21/2015 at 2:00pm
Speaking Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan said he would consider running for Speaker of the House. Prior to McCarthy’s sudden withdrawal from the Speaker race, Paul adamantly denied any interest in running for the gavel. Paul is now reluctantly willing to reconsider leading up the House Republican caucus if he can be, “a…
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Joe Biden not running for President

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2015

Focuses on grieving process over his son’s death.

Joe Biden not running for President

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10/21/2015 at 12:15pm
Joe Biden is holding a press statement from the Rose Garden, with Obama by his side. He is NOT running due to the grieving process. (full transcript here) BIDEN: As the family and I have worked through the — the grieving process, I’ve said all along what I’ve said time and again to…
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