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CAIR demands media drop term “Islamist”

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2013

CAIR demands media drop term “Islamist”

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1/3/2013 at 4:51pm
The Council on American Islamist Relations (CAIR) demanded the media drop the term “Islamist” in a commentary piece today from communications director Ibrahim Hooper, ISLAM-OPED: Media Urged to Drop Term ‘Islamist’ in New Year. In it, Hooper laments that the term “Islamist” is “used in an almost exclusively pejorative context” and unfairly labels…
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Waiting for David Gregory and NBC News to meet the press and the law

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Waiting for David Gregory and NBC News to meet the press and the law

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1/3/2013 at 2:46pm
Emily Miller points out how David Gregory is receiving special treatment at the hands of the D.C. police, Two systems of justice: It’s been more than a week since police in Washington, D.C., opened an  investigation into NBC’s David  Gregory’s possession of a “high-capacity magazine” that’s prohibited in the  District on on…
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Voting for Speaker (Update — Boehner reelected)

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2013

Voting for Speaker (Update — Boehner reelected)

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1/3/2013 at 12:37pm
Updates: John Boehner was relected, but just barely. It looked for a short while like he may not make it, but once it became clear he would get a majority of those voting, some “conservatives” who had not voted when first called decided to vote for Boehner. Final…
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Is Syria becoming a 21st century Rwanda?

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2013

Is Syria becoming a 21st century Rwanda?

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1/3/2013 at 11:00am
The horror unfolding in Syria of late has been truly shocking. Tens of thousands of Syrians have died in an increasingly bloody civil war. The situation in Syria has become even more appalling lately, and one wonders if a bloodbath on the scale of Rwanda is possible, particularly if Assad falls. “This massive loss of…
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House to vote today on Speaker for 113th Congress

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House to vote today on Speaker for 113th Congress

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1/3/2013 at 9:30am
Despite the large scale and outspoken dissatisfaction by many Republican lawmakers of Speaker Boehner following the fiscal cliff vote, most are in agreement that his speakership is not going to be legitimately threatened today. That being said, today’s vote may not necessarily be the smooth sailing that it was for the Speaker…
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Rubio v. Ryan (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2013

Rubio v. Ryan (Reader Poll)

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1/3/2013 at 8:15am
It’s the fight the media is waiting and hoping for. What better sport than to start an intra-party Republican presidential nomination fight almost 4 years before the next presidential election and 3 years before the primaries. But it’s inevitable, so if not now, when to start the discussion? Via National Journal, The Emerging Rubio-Ryan Republican…
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Socialism, apparently

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2013

Socialism, apparently

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1/3/2013 at 7:00am
Not just economically, but in academia as well. From a reader send after the fiscal cliff vote: Seen at the Toco Hills shopping center in Atlanta, Georgia – The only bright spot in my day after the disappointment last night. If you use this, please publish this anonymously – I’m an academic and don’t…
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Blogonomics and independence

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2013

Blogonomics and independence

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1/2/2013 at 8:47pm
Andrew Sullivan: And so, as we contemplated the end of our contract with the Beast at the end of 2012, we faced a decision. As usual, we sought your input and the blogosphere’s – hence the not-terribly subtle thread that explored whether online readers will ever pay for content, and how. The…
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Senator Mark Kirk returns, plans to climb Capitol steps Thursday

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2013

Senator Mark Kirk returns, plans to climb Capitol steps Thursday

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1/2/2013 at 6:38pm
Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Capitol today almost one year after he suffered a stroke. In a series of interviews with selected press, the Senator said that he would have voted against the fiscal cliff legislation, saying it was “overweighted with spending,” but went on to express a few…
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The insurrection continues as black activist calls Jackson family traitors

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2013

The insurrection continues as black activist calls Jackson family traitors

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1/2/2013 at 4:07pm
Bringing you another tale of citizen insurrection on the streets of Chicago, after our city, the most gun-controlled in the nation, ended the year with 532 murders. This time, at a meeting to discuss housing foreclosures and the corrupt system of redevelopment contracts, local grassroots activist Mack Glover said that Alderman…
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Too Far 2013 590 LI

Branco Cartoon – Winning

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Winning

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1/2/2013 at 2:14pm
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
 

Sandy Disaster Relief Disaster

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2013

Sandy Disaster Relief Disaster

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1/2/2013 at 12:17pm
The Senate passed a pork-laden Sandy Relief bill: Hurricane Sandy relief bill “pork” complaints is reportedly a sticking point fiscally conservative lawmakers. The $27 billion relief legislation crafted to offer Super Storm Sandy disaster aid will reportedly be stalled until after the Congressional session, which ends on Wednesday, resumes. Republican Representative Darrell Issa…
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Egypt’s new rulers not hip on comedy making fun of Morsi

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Egypt’s new rulers not hip on comedy making fun of Morsi

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1/2/2013 at 9:30am
Comedian Bassem Youssef has been called Egypt’s Jon Stewart. While Stewart doesn’t always endear himself to those he aims his political satire at, there aren’t many who would seek to put him in jail for his jokes. Yet as the world embarks on the first days of 2013, that is exactly the fate…
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To say that Republicans in Congress folded like a cheap suit is an insult to cheap suits

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2013

To say that Republicans in Congress folded like a cheap suit is an insult to cheap suits

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1/2/2013 at 8:19am
What an embarrassment. To say that Republicans in Congress folded like a cheap suit is an insult to cheap suits. The “fiscal cliff” was mishandled from day one.  There was a lack of strategy and the tactics could not make up for that. To borrow Kurt Schlichter’s phrase: a skilled lawyer understands the awesome power…
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House Vote (Update – Passes 257-167)

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2013

House Vote (Update – Passes 257-167)

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1/1/2013 at 10:19pm
Coming up very soon.  Doesn’t seem like much doubt will pass. The bill passed 257-167. Boehner and Ryan voted for it. Cantor and McCarthy against. John Boehner is a yes vote for the deal.— Jim Antle (@jimantle) January 2, 2013 The Bush tax cuts lapsed at midnight last night. Every R voting…
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Group claims hacked subscriber database of NY newspaper which published gun permit map

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2013

Group claims hacked subscriber database of NY newspaper which published gun permit map

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1/1/2013 at 8:05pm
The Lower Hudson Journal News, a Gannett newspaper, caused controversy when it published a map of names and addresses of gun permit holders, and announced that it planned to do so again.   The plan for further publication may be in doubt as a neighboring county just announced it was denying the Journal…
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House “fiscal cliff” updates

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2013

House “fiscal cliff” updates

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1/1/2013 at 3:48pm
No one can type as fast as Twitter, so I’m embedding my Twitter “fiscal cliff” feed below. The big news this afternoon is that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor apparently is opposing the Senate bill in its current form. Senate Democrats are saying they will not take up any amdended bills sent back by…
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