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Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago

Chicago Federal Court strikes down ban on gun sales and transfers

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2014

Chicago Federal Court strikes down ban on gun sales and transfers

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1/7/2014 at 9:19am
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois yesterday handed down a stinging defeat to the City of Chicago, and it’s mayor Rahm Emanuel. Despite clear Constitutional direction derived from D.C. v. Heller, and McDonald v. Chicago, the city of Chicago had insisted it possessed the power of law to deny…
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Angela Corey Seeks Revocation of Marissa Alexander’s Bail

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2014

Angela Corey Seeks Revocation of Marissa Alexander’s Bail

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1/6/2014 at 8:28pm
Well, Marissa Alexander simply can’t bring her self to abide by the orders of a court, according to a story from First Coast News (FCN), Florida. The last time she was out on bail, and under a restraining order to stay away from her estranged husband, she met with him to (successfully)…
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Anti-Israel academic boycott group’s tax-exempt status challenged

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2014

Academic boycott not in furtherance of American Studies Association’s exempt purpose and violates public policy.

Anti-Israel academic boycott group’s tax-exempt status challenged

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1/6/2014 at 6:40pm
When the National Council of the American Studies Association endorsed the academic boycott of Israel in early December, and put the boycott Resolution to a quick membership vote, I wondered how the ASA National Council could do such a thing not just on the merits, but because the boycott put ASA’s tax-exempt…
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Missing man found after family spots him in news photo

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2014

Missing man found after family spots him in news photo

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1/6/2014 at 5:05pm
A man who went missing shortly after New Year’s Day has been located after his family saw a photo of him in a recent news story about the cold weather. From USA Today: A man missing since Wednesday was located in Washington, D.C., after his photo appeared in a Rochester, N.Y., edition of…
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Branco Cartoon – Media Whiteout

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Media Whiteout

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1/6/2014 at 2:00pm
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WWII veteran receives long overdue recognition with Purple Hearts

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2014

WWII veteran receives long overdue recognition with Purple Hearts

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1/6/2014 at 12:01pm
A 90 year old World War II veteran received long overdue recognition this past weekend in Colorado as he was awarded several medals, including three Purple Hearts. From CBS Denver: It took several decades but an American hero in Commerce City has finally been recognized. Army Sgt. Alfred Hurtado served in Europe during World…
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Liz Cheney drops out of Wyoming Senate race

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2014

Liz Cheney drops out of Wyoming Senate race

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1/6/2014 at 9:02am
Liz Cheney  is ending her campaign for Senate in Wyoming, citing health concerns in her family.  The news was reported by CNN late Sunday night and confirmed in a statement Monday. From CNN: Liz Cheney, whose upstart bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party…
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Just How Bad is California’s Business Climate?

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2014

Just How Bad is California’s Business Climate?

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1/6/2014 at 7:30am
It is so bad that even New York is now trying to poach businesses from the Golden State. ….California’s governor hasn’t been nearly as dismissive of a television commercial promoting New York’s business climate that aired here in the Golden State during December. “With over $1 billion in new incentives and tax breaks,…
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Depressacare

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2014

Obamacare affective disorder

Depressacare

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1/5/2014 at 7:23pm
Just an anecdote, but one that I think is illustrative. I was at a wedding this weekend and saw someone I’ve known for a long time. She’s not a very political person. She’s a therapist, and she volunteered to several of us how at this holiday time of year, her patients normally complain…
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What’s the Quenelle?

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2014

The spread of the quenelle – an antisemitic salute – is a testament to growing anti-Semitism tied to hatred of Israel, particularly in Europe..

What’s the Quenelle?

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1/5/2014 at 5:11pm
The quenelle is a salute attributed to French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala. Dieudonné, who started his career as a liberal anti-racist, has, in recent years moved to the far right and embraced the politics of Jean Marie Le-Pen. A few days ago France fined him again for his continued incitement against…
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Former Homeland Security secretary Napolitano opposes clemency for Snowden

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2014

Former Homeland Security secretary Napolitano opposes clemency for Snowden

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1/5/2014 at 2:41pm
Janet Napolitano, former secretary of Homeland Security, said during a segment on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that she is opposed to the idea of clemency for Edward Snowden. From NBC News/Meet the Press: Former Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano flatly rejected the idea of clemency for Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency…
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Mitt Romney accepts apology from MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2014

“I think her apology was clearly heartfelt, and we accept that”

Mitt Romney accepts apology from MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry

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1/5/2014 at 12:06pm
On this morning’s “Fox News Sunday” program with host Chris Wallace, Mitt Romney took the high road and accepted an apology from Melissa Harris-Perry. (Video after the jump). https://twitter.com/FoxNewsSunday/status/419833877838848000 This came just one day after the MSNBC host apologized again, this time on air, for a recent segment on her program that devolved…
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Giving people Medicaid doesn’t reduce their number of ER visits

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2014

Giving people Medicaid doesn’t reduce their number of ER visits

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1/5/2014 at 9:00am
According to a study of the Medicaid expansion program in Oregon, giving people Medicaid appears to increase their ER use, rather than decreasing it as Obamacare proponents had predicted. Why on earth would this be any sort of surprise? I know, I know: the idea was that people without health insurance or…
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Ringing in 2014 with New Laws…and Star Trek

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2014

Ringing in 2014 with New Laws…and Star Trek

David Waddell via Facebook
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1/5/2014 at 7:30am
As Americans are recovering from their New Year’s celebrations, it may be time to sober up with a look at some new laws that took effect January 1st. From the Washington Post, some of the more fascinating state rules now in place. …2. Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana use…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Melissa Harris-Perry apologizes again)

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2014

She’s sorry, so sorry

Saturday Night Card Game (Melissa Harris-Perry apologizes again)

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1/4/2014 at 8:13pm
It’s been a long week for Melissa Harris-Perry. The MSNBC host took a lot of heat for this segment on her show last weekend in which she moderated a panel of comedians in offering a caption to a Romney family photo that featured Governor Romney holding his adopted grandson, Kieran, who is…
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From PatriotBites.com

Could 2014 be the “Year of the Tea Party Democrat”?

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2014

Democratic Party heads would explode if the rank and file went Tea Party in protest

Could 2014 be the “Year of the Tea Party Democrat”?

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1/4/2014 at 3:56pm
At the start of the New Year, Legal Insurrection reader Nicholas wrote to ask Professor Jacobson the following question: Could 2014 be the year of the Tea Party Democrats? The political climate certainly seems appropriate. As Legal Insurrection’s designated “Tea Party Democrat,” I would like to answer this: Yes and No. Yes: Democrats…
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Former first lady Barbara Bush released from hospital

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2014

Former first lady Barbara Bush released from hospital

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1/4/2014 at 1:44pm
Barbara Bush has been released from the hospital after nearly a week of treatment for pneumonia. From CNN: Former first lady Barbara Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday, a family spokesman said. “I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Houston Methodist enough for making sure I got the best treatment…
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