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Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2013

Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

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7/2/2013 at 9:06pm
The Obama administration has delayed the employer mandate under Obamacare until 2015, citing complaints from businesses about the complexity of some of the law’s requirements. Funny what happens when you read the bill to find out what’s in it. From Politico: The Obama administration is postponing the federal health care law’s insurance mandate…
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Zimmerman Trial Day 7 Wrap Up: Prosecution recovers a little, prepared to introduce college records

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day 7 Wrap Up: Prosecution recovers a little, prepared to introduce college records

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7/2/2013 at 7:00pm
We covered the morning’s events with our mid-day update, available here at the link below. If you’ve already viewed it, be aware that I have just now added to that post the video recordings of the morning testimony, so if you are interested in seeing those, that’s the place to go: Zimmerman…
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Morsi rejects military ultimatum (Update: “I am prepared to sacrifice my blood”)(Update No. 2: Egypt army says ready to die in “final hours”)

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2013

Morsi rejects military ultimatum (Update: “I am prepared to sacrifice my blood”)(Update No. 2: Egypt army says ready to die in “final hours”)

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7/2/2013 at 5:56pm
Egypt LIVE Updates Today was the deadline set by the Egyptian military for President Mohammed Morsi to reach an accommodation with the opposition and protesters. Morsi just rejected the ultimatum, via BBC: Egypt’s president has rejected an army ultimatum that the country’s crisis be resolved by Wednesday, amid deadly protests across the capital. Mohammed Morsi…
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New study sheds light on why Republicans won’t call themselves Republican

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2013

New study sheds light on why Republicans won’t call themselves Republican

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7/2/2013 at 4:00pm
This week, The Frontier Lab published the results of months of research into why some Republicans are refusing to go by the label “Republican,” choosing to identify as anything but. I was the Research Director for this study, which applied a research approach called “Behavioral Event Modeling,” which essentially reverse engineers…
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Prosecution Presents ‘Aiding the Enemy’ Evidence in Bradley Manning Trial

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2013

Prosecution Presents ‘Aiding the Enemy’ Evidence in Bradley Manning Trial

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7/2/2013 at 2:30pm
A judge ruled Monday that a Wikileaks “Most Wanted Leaks” list can be used as evidence in the military trial against Bradley Manning.  Prosecutors have contended that the list, as well as several tweets from Wikileaks, would serve in part as proof that Manning’s actions were influenced by the anti-secrecy website…
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Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Mid-Day 7 — Serino more ambivalent, Osterman supports self-defense

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2013

Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Mid-Day 7 — Serino more ambivalent, Osterman supports self-defense

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7/2/2013 at 1:52pm
Motion to Strike Key Serino Testimony Most Damaging to State The Court opened today with a request from Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda, before the jury was present, to ask Judge Nelson to strike perhaps the most telling blow from yesterday’s testimony from former Investigator Chris Serino. You can see our analysis…
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Egypt LIVE Updates — 48 hr. deadline approaches, protests continue (Update – Army threatens to suspend Constitution)

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2013

Egypt LIVE Updates — 48 hr. deadline approaches, protests continue (Update – Army threatens to suspend Constitution)

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7/2/2013 at 12:03pm
Update — live video feed and updates moved to Egypt Countdown LIVE. Via BBC: Opponents and supporters of Egypt’s president have gathered in the capital, Cairo, as the deadline set by a protest group for him to leave power passed. Tamarod (Rebel) had given Mohammed Morsi until 17:00 (15:00 GMT) to resign or f…
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Zimmerman Trial Day 7: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Case & Witnesses

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day 7: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Case & Witnesses

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7/2/2013 at 8:55am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. During the lunch recess, or immediately thereafter, we…
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Turkish Deputy Prime Minister blames “Jewish Diaspora” for Gezi Park protests

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2013

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister blames “Jewish Diaspora” for Gezi Park protests

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7/2/2013 at 8:16am
We have noted time and again that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hostility towards Israel seemed pathological, not political.  It’s not just Erdogan.  The Turkish Foreign Minister has praised the martyrs against Israel. Now the Deputy Prime Minister has has suggested a Jewish conspiracy behind the protests centered around Gezi Park.  ‘Jewish diaspora’ behind Gezi…
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Fisher and the obsession with racial preferences

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2013

Fisher and the obsession with racial preferences

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7/1/2013 at 10:32pm
A follow up to the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. U. Texas. John Yoo writes at National Review (emphasis mine): Some conservatives are probably taking heart that the Court, by seven to one, reversed the lower court, which had upheld UT’s explicit use of racial preferences in its undergraduate admissions process…. But put me…
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Zimmerman Trial Day 6 – Analysis & Video – State’s witness Chris Serino seriously undermines charge

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day 6 – Analysis & Video – State’s witness Chris Serino seriously undermines charge

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7/1/2013 at 7:13pm
If you didn’t listen to the live streaming of the Zimmerman case, you missed the most astonishing cross-examination of a trial that has been hip-deep in astonishing cross-examinations. (Fortunately for you, we provide the video, below, if you need to catch up–it’s worth it.) Chris Serino, Investigator, Sanford PD, Cross-Examination by O’Mara Chris…
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Edward Snowden Issues Statement Through Wikileaks

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2013

Edward Snowden Issues Statement Through Wikileaks

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7/1/2013 at 6:47pm
Edward Snowden has issued a statement tonight through Wikileaks.  He’s not very happy with President Obama. https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/351823566435655681 It is posted in its entirety below, from its page at the Wikileaks website. One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth….
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Putin Says Snowden Must Stop Leaks If He Wants to Stay in Russia

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2013

Because the last thing Putin would want is Snowden to leak more U.S. national security secrets.

Putin Says Snowden Must Stop Leaks If He Wants to Stay in Russia

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7/1/2013 at 5:51pm
Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in Russia, where President Vladimir Putin said the NSA leaker is not welcome unless he ceased his work “aimed at harming our American partners.” From Reuters: For the second time in a week, Putin said Russian intelligence agencies were not working with the 30-year-old American who fled…
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Nancy Pelosi 4th of July

Branco Cartoon – Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

Nancy Pelosi 4th of July
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7/1/2013 at 3:36pm
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Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Mid-Day 6 — Zimmerman recounts fight for his life (recording)

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2013

Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Mid-Day 6 — Zimmerman recounts fight for his life (recording)

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7/1/2013 at 2:26pm
So far today the State has called two rather interesting witnesses. Dr. Hirotaka Nakasone, FBI Expert, Speech Identification and Speaker Identification The first you will recall from the pre-trial Frye hearings–Dr. Hirotaka Nakasone. You may refresh your recollection of the details of Dr. Nakasone’s world-class qualifications and Fry testimony here, Dr. Hirotaka Nakasone,…
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The New York Times swings, misses at history in Egypt

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 07/01/2013 –

The New York Times swings, misses at history in Egypt

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7/1/2013 at 1:00pm
Taken by Surprise Perhaps the biggest protest in the Arab world took place yesterday in Cairo (and elsewhere in Egypt.) The group, Tamarod (“rebel” in Arabic), claimed to have gathered 22 million signatures, calling for the resignation of President Morsi, on the anniversary of his election. The goal of Tamarod was to…
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BREAKING: Egyptian Military Gives Morsi 48-Hour Ultimatum

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2013

BREAKING: Egyptian Military Gives Morsi 48-Hour Ultimatum

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7/1/2013 at 11:29am
Egypt’s military chief has issued an ultimatum of sorts – the army will intervene with its own solution if the country’s leaders don’t answer the demands of the people within 48 hours.  Since protesters are demanding that Morsi resign, it’s unclear precisely what this means at this time.  A written statement…
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