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Utah-04 final canvass results (Update – Love loses by 768 votes)

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2012

Utah-04 final canvass results (Update – Love loses by 768 votes)

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11/20/2012 at 2:21pm
After election day in Utah-04, Democrat Jim Matheson was ahead of Mia Love by 2,646 votes. But there were approximately 72,000 provisional and absentee ballots yet to be counted.  The results for the final canvass are being released today.  We will update. Thx @nra and @uschamber 4 opposing Mia Love — loses by…
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David Rouzer and Mike McIntyre separated by 655 votes in NC-7, recount to ensue

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2012

David Rouzer and Mike McIntyre separated by 655 votes in NC-7, recount to ensue

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11/20/2012 at 12:34pm
In the last remaining Operation Counterweight race to be decided, Republican challenger David Rouzer trails incumbent Mike McIntyre by the narrowest of margins. Of the more than 300,000 votes cast in North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District, McIntyre leads Rouzer by just 655 votes. The Rouzer campaign released the following statement. Considering this is the…
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No, conservative media did not lose the election

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2012

No, conservative media did not lose the election

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11/20/2012 at 10:34am
I bet you didn’t realize that conservative media was to blame for Mitt Romney’s loss by about 3% of the total vote, much closer in swing states. That’s the story line at Buzzfeed Politics, How The Conservative Media Lost The Election.  It is a story with barely a dissenting voice.  Buzzfeed fails to make any…
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Mideast at war, Barack Obama hit hardest

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2012

Mideast at war, Barack Obama hit hardest

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11/20/2012 at 9:19am
So says Paul Richter in the Los Angeles Times: The increasingly bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip is threatening the Obama administration’s plans to reinvigorate its Middle East diplomacy, creating new obstacles across the region as the president prepares for his second term. With negotiators struggling to craft a…
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Allen West concedes race

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2012

Allen West concedes race

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11/20/2012 at 6:34am
Early this morning Allen West released a statement conceding the race after his attempt to obtain a full recount lost any realistic chance. Based on his team’s analysis there were not enough disputed or suspicious votes to overcome the approximately 2000 vote lead. As indicated yesterday from someone close to the campaign, West…
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Give me Liberty, or give me Impeachment

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2012

Give me Liberty, or give me Impeachment

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11/20/2012 at 6:30am
We still have choices. From Linda, taken at the Lowe’s parking lot in Nashville:
 

Media study confirms what you already knew

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

Media study confirms what you already knew

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11/19/2012 at 8:37pm
Obama Enjoys Surge in Positive Coverage the Last Week of the Race; Attention to Romney Drops: In the final week of the 2012 presidential campaign, Barack Obama enjoyed his most positive run of news coverage in months, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism….
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Romney 47% party host may rescue thousands of union jobs at Hostess

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

Romney 47% party host may rescue thousands of union jobs at Hostess

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11/19/2012 at 5:45pm
As noted the other day, Hostess is seeking lidquidation of its operations rather than trying to emerge out of bankruptcy as a going concern because it could not negotiate the union concessions it said it needed. But there may be a White Knight on the Horizon, Sun Capital Partners: Private equity firm Sun…
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The “crazy-ing” of Marco Rubio begins

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

The “crazy-ing” of Marco Rubio begins

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11/19/2012 at 4:14pm
Marco Rubio is on the short list of Republican presidential contenders for 2016.  Of course, that’s a long way away, so who knows if he remains on the short list. So Rubio’s a target even more so than in the past couple of years. Every question in every interview is a potential…
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Dying gasps of racial preference industry

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

When equality is unconstitutional, the ideology behind racial preferences has failed

Dying gasps of racial preference industry

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11/19/2012 at 2:00pm
Race-based discrimination is wrong, yet it is the foundation of the Affirmative Action industry, which has survived judicial scrutiny based on historical wrongs which have very little bearing on college students today. Yet any attempt to tinker with racial preferences meets with a faily hysterical response, as reflected in a recent statement issued…
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Israel defend 590 LI

Branco Cartoon – Media Myopia

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

Branco Cartoon – Media Myopia

Israel defend 590 LI
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11/19/2012 at 12:45pm
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s Facebook page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

How dare that (now dead) Islamic Jihad commander ruin a good story about Israeli war crimes against journalists

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

How dare that (now dead) Islamic Jihad commander ruin a good story about Israeli war crimes against journalists

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11/19/2012 at 11:32am
A couple of complementary stories today. First, the international media still is falling for Pallywood in one of the most egregious examples of cynical Palestinian death rituals played out for the media. A four year old boy was killed in the fighting, and the Palestinians paraded the dead body including for widely circulated…
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Shopping this week

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

Shopping this week

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11/19/2012 at 10:31am
Thanks to the many readers who use the Amazon.com links in the sidebar for shopping. It doesn’t cost you anything, but a small percentage gets paid to Legal Insurrection. Considering all the big plans we have for next year (the tease) we really could use the help. For those of you planning…
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Don’t expect long battle in West recount effort (Update — the next phase of Allen West)

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

Don’t expect long battle in West recount effort (Update — the next phase of Allen West)

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11/19/2012 at 9:56am
Call it a hunch, call it reading tea leaves, call it whatever you want. With the partial recount of early ballots in St. Lucie county having increased Patrick Murphy’s lead marginally, there are not many options left to Allen West since he remains outside the automatic recount threshold. The Shark Tank notes that…
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“Feigned outrage was first weaponized and perfected on college campuses”

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

“Feigned outrage was first weaponized and perfected on college campuses”

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11/19/2012 at 8:15am
There is a reason we have been focusing on the cancellation of Ann Coulter’s speech at Fordham, in which the President of the University, Father Joseph McShane, publicly shamed the College Republican’s for inviting her, then reveled in their apology and request for forgiveness. President McShane’s statements were, according to Greg Lukianoff, President of…
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Which one?

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

Which one?

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11/19/2012 at 7:00am
Aren’t they all religious symbols? From Eric: Spotted this creepy version of the co-exist sticker while riding passenger with a friend today (11/19) in Eugene Oregon. One of these symbols is not like the others.
 

Demography Schmemography

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2012

Demography Schmemography

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11/18/2012 at 8:13pm
As with many good intentions, my pledge to address the “demography is destiny” political nonsense has fallen by the wayside, consumed by intervening events.  Consider this just a touch on the issue. It’s not that broadening the appeal doesn’t matter, it’s just that demographic arguments are way overblown. Here are the seven takes of Meghan…
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