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Growing List of Media Outlets Decline Holder’s Off-the-Record Meeting

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2013

Growing List of Media Outlets Decline Holder’s Off-the-Record Meeting

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5/30/2013 at 1:00pm
It seems some major news outlets are not all that thrilled about Attorney General Eric Holder’s invitation to meet with their Washington bureau chiefs this week. At issue is the fact that Holder’s meetings – at least the first one – to discuss guidelines for journalists in leak investigations will be off…
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Investigation Into Breach of Personal Data at Utah Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2013

Investigation Into Breach of Personal Data at Utah Department of Motor Vehicles

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5/30/2013 at 11:00am
A bizarre tale of revenge after a road rage incident has inadvertently exposed a data breach of personal information at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Utah. FOX13 News reports: Investigators are accusing a former employee at the DMV of taking people’s information and passing it to others, who would then go out…
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Bad or worse in Syria

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2013

Bad or worse in Syria

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5/30/2013 at 9:30am
By most accounts, Hezbollah’s large-scale intervention combined with unending supplies of weapons and advisors from Iran and Russia have helped Assad turn the tide against the rebels. Until that intervention, and even in the initial weeks, it looked like the rebels would hold on in Qusayr after inflicting heavy casualties, but as of this…
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Obamacare innovation: who does it benefit?

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2013

Obamacare innovation: who does it benefit?

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5/30/2013 at 8:10am
The other day, when I was researching my post about Thomas Friedman and Obamacare, I contacted an old blogging buddy of mine – I was on the Watcher’s Council with him a few years ago – Scott Kirwin (aka The Razor). Scott views Obamacare through the prism of his wife’s medical practice…
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I don’t care about Linc Chafee coming out as a Democrat

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2013

I don’t care about Linc Chafee coming out as a Democrat

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5/29/2013 at 7:41pm
I couldn’t care less about RI Governor Linc Chafee changing from “Independent” to “Democrat.” The Democrats in Rhode Island are the most upset about it, because they know him.  They can have him. You know who else doesn’t care? Aggie95 incthe Tip Line (you remember what that is, don’t you?) linking to a post at…
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Recycling Obama appointees from private sector to govt and back again

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2013

Recycling Obama appointees from private sector to govt and back again

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5/29/2013 at 5:15pm
Obama’s EPA Chief Lisa Jackson, Apple’s newly announced head of environmental policy, is exemplifying “sustainable career moves” after completely recycling her career from private sector to government appointment and back. Jackson, appointed by the President in 2009, had worked for two years in the private sector before embarking on a series of…
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Former Nevada Powerbroker Guilty of Making Illegal Contributions to Sen. Harry Reid – Update: Mistrial on lying charge

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2013

Former Nevada Powerbroker Guilty of Making Illegal Contributions to Sen. Harry Reid – Update: Mistrial on lying charge

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5/29/2013 at 4:00pm
The Associated Press reports that Harvey Whittemore skirted campaign finance laws in order to make contributions in others’ names to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The federal jury returned unanimous guilty verdicts on charges of making excessive campaign contributions, making contributions in the name of another and causing a false statement to…
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MoveOn Petition – Tell Gitmo Hunger Strikers To Stop Torturing Obama

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2013

MoveOn Petition – Tell Gitmo Hunger Strikers To Stop Torturing Obama

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5/29/2013 at 2:47pm
This obviously is someone having some fun at MoveOn.org’s expense, but it’s still pretty good because it’s plausible. As of this writing they have 93 of the 100 signatures they are seaking (h/t @KredoO): The text of the petition reads: Petition Statement Dear Hunger Strikers, We understand that indefinite detention is not a picnic and that many of…
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IRS targeting — Remember it in November 2014

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2013

IRS targeting — Remember it in November 2014

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5/29/2013 at 1:15pm
Mitch McConnell is going there in his campaign. The IRS targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups is a potent issue and we can’t let people forget it in November 2014. This video reminds me of the Remember November videos from 2010.
 

“Fight and win the battle for truth” about Israel

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2013

“Fight and win the battle for truth” about Israel

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5/29/2013 at 11:52am
Via Times of Israel: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out Tuesday against what he described as a rising trend of anti-Semitism around the world, calling for an international effort to combat the phenomenon. Addressing delegates in Jerusalem for the Foreign Ministry’s fourth annual anti-Semitism conference, Netanyahu launched a scathing critique of Israel critics…
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How about we send Marco Rubio a birthday cake instead of supporting amnesty?

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2013

How about we send Marco Rubio a birthday cake instead of supporting amnesty?

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5/29/2013 at 10:10am
Supporters of the Gang of 8 bill are going to have to do a lot better at making the argument for amnesty than playing off Marco Rubio’s birthday. From a senior executive at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: In honor of Senator @marcorubio’s birthday, please send a letter to support the Senate immigration…
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Michele Bachmann retiring

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2013

Michele Bachmann retiring

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5/29/2013 at 8:42am
Mixed feelings. She was right on many issues, and attracted all the right enemies. But her primary performance was disappointing, to put it mildly. No need to rehash all that now. I wish her well.
 

6-year old brings Quarter-sized toy gun on bus, threatened with detention and suspension

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2013

School district finally agrees not to punish the child for Lego GI Joe toy after mother’s protests

6-year old brings Quarter-sized toy gun on bus, threatened with detention and suspension

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5/29/2013 at 12:01am
My wife screamed “sick in the head” when we saw this on the local news tonight. We’ve previously covered the gun-shaped breakfast pastry and a pencil pointed like a gun. Now this: A Palmer, Massachusetts, 6-year old faced detention and suspension, and was forced to write an apology letter for bringing a GI Joe Lego toy gun…
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Out with the old Republicans, in with the new Republicans (Peter King / Ted Cruz)

Posted by  ▪  May 28, 2013

Out with the old Republicans, in with the new Republicans (Peter King / Ted Cruz)

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5/28/2013 at 10:07pm
I want to confess something to you. I have a deep fear that with this post I have started yet another “series,” since I previously wrote Out with the old Republicans, in with the new Republicans (John McCain / Ted Cruz). Via Buzzfeed, Peter King Won’t Attend Republican Dinner Headlined By Ted Cruz: New York Republican Peter…
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Book Review: Men on Strike by Dr. Helen Smith

Posted by  ▪  May 28, 2013

A real eye-opener about the feminist cultural demonization and trivialization of men, and the consequences.

Book Review: Men on Strike by Dr. Helen Smith

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5/28/2013 at 7:30pm
A few years ago, I rejected donating to a breast cancer charity in favor of one focused on prostate cancer. I recognized that there was a vast disparity between the funding amounts and promotion levels for the two cancers — despite the nearly equal number of deaths from each of these illnesses….
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Radical Chicago Hacker Pleads Guilty to Stratfor Leak

Posted by  ▪  May 28, 2013

Radical Chicago Hacker Pleads Guilty to Stratfor Leak

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5/28/2013 at 5:20pm
Long saga of Jeremy Hammond, self-described anarchist, comes to an end. Jeremy Hammond, a notorious hacker and anarchist from the Chicago area, pleaded guilty this morning to hacking charges in a New York courtroom under the terms of a plea agreement. Hammond was initially charged in March 2012 with one count of computer hacking…
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House seeks more Benghazi Talking Points docs

Posted by  ▪  May 28, 2013

House seeks more Benghazi Talking Points docs

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5/28/2013 at 3:21pm
Via The Hill: House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has subpoenaed State  Department documents related to the Benghazi talking points, according to a letter  sent to Secretary of State John Kerry obtained by The Hill. In the letter, Issa states that the department’s  release of 100 emails earlier  this month was “incomplete.”…
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