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George Zimmerman trial — the facts or character on trial?

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

George Zimmerman trial — the facts or character on trial?

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5/24/2013 at 9:36am
George Zimmerman’s lawyers released photos from Trayvon Martin’s cell phone, including the two below. Zimmerman’s team says they will seek to introduce the photos and others to show that he was not as portrayed in the media and by the family’s attorneys: The evidence that George Zimmerman’s attorneys have uncovered on Trayvon Martin’s cellphone…
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Mideast Media Sampler – 05/24/2013 – The Peace Deal that Abbas passed on

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 05/24/2013 – The Peace Deal that Abbas passed on

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5/24/2013 at 8:40am
1) Missing another opportunity to miss an opportunity Yesterday, Prof Jacobson posted about an exclusive story at The Tower by Avi Issacharoff about the peace deal that Ehud Olmert offered Mahmoud Abbas in 2008 but that Abbas never accepted. Today Isacharoff follows up with more detail in Olmert: ‘I am still waiting for…
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Branco Cartoon – Slow Lerner

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Slow Lerner

Lerner 590 LI
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5/24/2013 at 7:00am
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

Huffington Post joins the wingnuts, turns on Eric Holder

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2013

Huffington Post joins the wingnuts, turns on Eric Holder

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5/23/2013 at 8:17pm
So he made some mistakes. Name an Attorney General who hasn’t made mistakes. Okay, more than “some” mistakes: We were right all along, admit it, HuffPo.  Come on, man and woman up. A simple, “we’re sorry” will do.  Actually, no it won’t.
 

IRS Official Lois Lerner Placed on Administrative Leave as Scandal Grows

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2013

IRS Official Lois Lerner Placed on Administrative Leave as Scandal Grows

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5/23/2013 at 6:51pm
This just in tonight, an IRS source in the agency’s Cincinnati office says that Lois Lerner, one of the officials at the center of the IRS scandal, has been placed on administrative leave (with pay). From National Review Online: Lerner on Thursday afternoon sent an e-mail to employees in the exempt-organizations division she…
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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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