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MSNBC’s Al Sharpton shoves Fox News reporter

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2015

Shove we much!

MSNBC’s Al Sharpton shoves Fox News reporter

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4/30/2015 at 8:45pm
When Al Sharpton is in front of an MSNBC camera, it’s an adventure watching him try to read from the teleprompter (“Resist we much!”). However, when he’s in front of other cameras, grandstanding, he does very well. Earlier, Sharpton had a run in with Fox News reporter Leland Vittert. Vittert was doing…
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Student interrupts Obama: ‘I think you’ve covered everything’

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2015

Today, we are *all* this student

Student interrupts Obama: ‘I think you’ve covered everything’

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4/30/2015 at 7:15pm
Earlier today, President Obama visited D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood where he spoke to grade school students at a public library. According to CNN, Obama unveiled a two-part plan to encourage reading in lower-income areas. “The first part of President’s plan is to give young people better digital access to books,” CNN reports. The…
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ALERT: Bowdoin College Students May Vote on Israel Academic Boycott

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2015

End of semester rush to vote on Referendum under disputed circumstances.

ALERT: Bowdoin College Students May Vote on Israel Academic Boycott

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4/30/2015 at 5:50pm
Update: Bowdoin College students overwhelmingly reject Israel boycott —————- The Bowdoin College Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group may obtain sufficient signatures on a Petition to send a referendum endorsing the full academic and cultural boycott of Israel to a vote by the full student body. This is not a mere “divestment” resolution….
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No Smoking Gun For Hillary? 5 Cases Where It Didn’t Matter

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2015

Different standards?

No Smoking Gun For Hillary? 5 Cases Where It Didn’t Matter

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4/30/2015 at 4:15pm
Peter Schweizer’s “Clinton Cash” has the Democratic Party—and Hillary Clinton’s campaign team—really nervous. The book has shone a spotlight on Hillary’s time as Secretary of State, and on the connection between deals presented to the state department by foreign interests (government and business) and donations made to the Clinton Foundation. Schweizer has…
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Bipartisan amendment could hold up appropriations in House

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2015

Arguments over the war fund

Bipartisan amendment could hold up appropriations in House

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4/30/2015 at 2:48pm
An unlikely alliance between a top Democrat, and a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus, has cast a trip line in front of the House’s “running start” on the appropriations process. Last night, House Republicans delayed a vote on the first spending bill of the new session. The bill would have provided…
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MORE Nigerian Hostages Rescued From Boko Haram!

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2015

Chibok girls still missing, though

MORE Nigerian Hostages Rescued From Boko Haram!

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4/30/2015 at 1:00pm
Earlier this week, I wrote on reports that the Nigerian military had managed to rescue hundreds of women and girls from now-defunct Boko Haram camps in northeastern Nigeria. Good news like that doesn’t come along every day—but maybe today is just a good week for hope, because almost 200 more women…
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#BaltimoreRiots Teen Thanks Mom, while American U Prof calls her Mammie

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2015

“I understand how much my mother really cares about me. I just got to try to do better.”

#BaltimoreRiots Teen Thanks Mom, while American U Prof calls her Mammie

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4/30/2015 at 11:44am
This is a follow up to our post, Mom Sets #BaltimoreRiots Son Straight. The two sat down for an interview with ABC News: The teenage boy publicly shamed when his mom smacked him around at the Baltimore riots this week said he knows she “really cares about me.” A video shows Michael Singleton being…
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ICYMI: More of Lois Lerner’s e-mails found

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2015

The investigation continues

ICYMI: More of Lois Lerner’s e-mails found

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4/30/2015 at 10:00am
Last time we saw Lois Lerner, she was breathing a sigh of relief upon hearing the news that the DOJ had declined to pursue contempt charges after her refusal to testify before a House committee. At the time, this may have seemed like a huge win, but in context, a contempt charge…
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Report: Baltimore Mayor Told Cops to Stand Down

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2015

“It’s not holding back, it’s responding appropriately.”

Report: Baltimore Mayor Told Cops to Stand Down

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4/30/2015 at 8:30am
According to a new report from FOX News which is sure to generate controversy, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave an order for police to stand down during the riots which decimated the city this week: Source: Baltimore mayor ordered police to stand down Despite a firm denial by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a…
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What do we REALLY know about why Freddie Gray died?

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2015

A Hypothetical Scenario In Which Gray’s Death Does NOT Involve Police Misconduct.

What do we REALLY know about why Freddie Gray died?

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4/30/2015 at 7:00am
One of the most remarkable aspects of the death of Freddie Gray is how little is publicly known about the physiological cause of death, and the lack of evidence behind all the speculation. The autopsy will not be released, according to police, but will be handed over to state prosecutors. There is…
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Rick Perry and his good pal Marcus Luttrell, the ‘Lone Survivor’

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

A friendship that transcends politics

Rick Perry and his good pal Marcus Luttrell, the ‘Lone Survivor’

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4/29/2015 at 7:35pm
Monday evening, Governor Perry introduced Navy SEAL of ‘Lone Survivor’ fame at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library’s Perspectives on Leadership Forum. There, they discussed their unique bond. “These are extraordinary people that step forward and serve their country,” Perry said of military service personnel. “Tonight you are going to hear from one…
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Sen. Tom Cotton challenges Iran’s Foreign Minister to a debate

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

Are you ready for a rumble on the Hill?

Sen. Tom Cotton challenges Iran’s Foreign Minister to a debate

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4/29/2015 at 5:45pm
Things just got real up in here. You might remember the hubbub surrounding Sen. Tom Cotton’s so-called “47 Traitors” open letter addressed to Iranian officials. You know, the one where Cotton, et al. were proved right? Well earlier today, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (the same dude who thought it would be…
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Brandeis Microaggression protest accused of being Microaggressive

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

Brandeis Asian students group apologizes to Asian students “triggered or hurt by the content of the microaggressions in our installation”

Brandeis Microaggression protest accused of being Microaggressive

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4/29/2015 at 4:15pm
As readers know, “microaggression” theory is the rage on campuses. We have covered the phenomenon extensively: Ithaca College student gov’t votes for Microaggression reporting system UCLA Prof accused of racist “micro-aggression” for correcting student grammar Microaggression Mania: McGill U. student leader apologizes for .gif of Obama kicking open door 2014 – Year of the Microaggression Princeton…
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The Majority is Working (?)

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

What say you?

The Majority is Working (?)

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4/29/2015 at 2:53pm
This week, the Senate recognized the passing of the first 100 days of the new majority Congress. We’ve covered the good, the bad, and the ugly here at Legal Insurrection (read it here). The Senate has hit a lot of high points. In addition to passing an actual budget,…
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How do you spend your mornings?

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

Coffee, bagel, and commentary from your favorite LI columnists!

How do you spend your mornings?

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4/29/2015 at 1:20pm
The internet is full of breaking news, commentary, video, memes, link aggregates, and graphics. In terms of politics, at any given moment there are 1,000,000 voices talking about every issue under the sun—so what brings you to Legal Insurrection? We like to think that we’re different, not only when it comes…
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Robert Downey Jr. is over your tendency to politicize everything

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

The era of “politics-free” is over

Robert Downey Jr. is over your tendency to politicize everything

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4/29/2015 at 11:45am
Last week, Iron Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron star Robert Downey, Jr. walked out of an Avengers promotional interview after British journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy decided to dive into the motivation behind a comment RDJ made in 2008 about the correlation between incarceration and progressivism. Here’s the offending utterance: “I have a…
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Bernie Sanders gets all important Occupy endorsement for President

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

Bad news for the 1%?

Bernie Sanders gets all important Occupy endorsement for President

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4/29/2015 at 10:15am
The Los Angeles Daily News reports that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will officially toss his hat into the presidential ring Thursday. The self-described ‘democratic socialist’ is currently 73-years-old, making Sanders just a few years older than Hillary Clinton who is now 67. Former Rhode Island Governor, Lincoln Chafee, who seems to have…
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