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Who will be next Republican to drop out of presidential race? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2015

Perry and Walker gone, who’s next?

Who will be next Republican to drop out of presidential race? (Reader Poll)

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/10/politics/donald-trump-ben-carson-cnn-poll/
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9/27/2015 at 5:30pm
Rick Perry is gone. That might have been expected. Scott Walker is gone. That was not expected. Who will be the next to drop out? I did not include Jim Gilmore in the poll because it’s unclear that he is in the race anything more than in name. Poll open until midnight (Pacific time) on…
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As Hillary’s Numbers Tank, She Hits the Sunday Talk Circuit

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2015

Claims she’s been “as transparent as possible” about email debacle

As Hillary’s Numbers Tank, She Hits the Sunday Talk Circuit

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9/27/2015 at 3:30pm
On top of last Monday’s news that Hillary Clinton was underwater for the first time in New York state, polls released today show Hillary still losing ground against Sanders and her favorability underwater in almost all demographics. NBC reports: Hillary Clinton has lost ground to Bernie Sanders — she leads him by just…
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End the Occupation of Catalonia? (#CataloniaVotes)(UPDATE – Independence parties win majority)

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2015

Vote today in Catalonian parliamentary elections seen as proxy for independence.

End the Occupation of Catalonia? (#CataloniaVotes)(UPDATE – Independence parties win majority)

https://youtu.be/PDHDedIHmoU
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9/27/2015 at 1:30pm
The Catalonia region of Spain is voting today in local elections which, while not directly an independence vote, are considered a proxy for independence support. Background on Catalonia and Spain is explained in this English-language Spanish website, An historical look at the drive for an independent state of Catalonia. This Vox-like Spanish website…
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To shoot rock throwers, or not, that is the Israeli question

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2015

Rock throwing has killed many Israelis, but is shooting rock-throwers justified?

To shoot rock throwers, or not, that is the Israeli question

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9/27/2015 at 12:00pm
This Thursday Israel’s 10-member security cabinet unanimously voted to approve a series of tougher measures against Palestinian rock and firebomb throwers. The new measures are being adopted following a heated debate this past week over what the government and police can and can’t legally do (shoot them with live fire? lock them…
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Scientific study confirms The Onion theory of one continuous American meal

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2015

Not The Onion and The Onion.

Scientific study confirms The Onion theory of one continuous American meal

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9/27/2015 at 10:00am
People are always willing to tell you how and when to eat but the rules seem to change all the time. The newest target for criticism is eating throughout the day or “grazing” as some call it. Melissa Healy of the Los Angeles Times: Longer fasts might help with weight loss but Americans…
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Who Will Replace Boehner?

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2015

“If I wanted to manage a mental health hospital, I would have gone into another line of work.”

Who Will Replace Boehner?

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9/27/2015 at 8:00am
After Speaker Boehner’s unexpected resignation announcement Friday, the scramble to replace him is underway. Friday, Congressional members hoping to fill Boehner’s shoes were frantically whipping votes and calling in favors. Boehner indicated he will not vacate his role until the end of October, leaving the House five weeks to select his replacement. Who’s…
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Hands Up, Don’t Clock!

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2015

Ahmed Mohamed’s story will end with: “Fake, But True”

Hands Up, Don’t Clock!

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9/26/2015 at 9:20pm
I’m glad that I’m late to the story of Ahmed Mohamed, because others have done the work to debunk much of the media narrative of a young tinkerer and inventor wrongly singled out because he is Muslim and abused by police and the school for the crime of “being brown.” The story…
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Fiorina faces down protester: “I support your health care. I don’t support butchering babies.”

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2015

Carly Fiorina eviscerates Planned Parenthood protester, as other protesters threw condoms.

Fiorina faces down protester: “I support your health care. I don’t support butchering babies.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l1DRY7Enk0
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9/26/2015 at 7:30pm
The headline at most websites covering Carly Fiorina’s campaign today is that Planned Parenthood protesters threw condoms at Fiorina, via ABC13 in Iowa: Planned Parenthood protesters threw condoms at Carly Fiorina today while she campaigned at a tailgate party for the Iowa Hawkeyes. The protesters, some of whom were affiliated with the women’s…
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Pope Tour Continues as Expected …

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2015

…with adoring throngs and progressive political commentary.

Pope Tour Continues as Expected …

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9/26/2015 at 6:00pm
Pope Francis continued his American tour, touching down in Philadelphia this morning to ride by Fiat-motorcade to the downtown Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul and celebrating Mass for about 1,600 people. In his homily, the papal homily encouraged a greater role for women and laity: The pope stopped by a nearby…
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Bill Clinton on Hillary’s problems: Everyone is out to get her

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2015

Reversal of roles.

Bill Clinton on Hillary’s problems: Everyone is out to get her

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9/26/2015 at 4:32pm
Bill Clinton has something of a historical role reversal. Whereas in the 1990s it was Hillary complaining of the vast right wing conspiracy against Bill, now it’s Bill complaining of the vast right wing conspiracy against Hillary. The New York Times reports, Bill Clinton Blames G.O.P. and Press for Wife’s Email Woes: Former President…
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Cruz Rails Against “Politics of Surrender,” Urges Conservatives to Unite

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2015

“If conservatives unite, we win”

Cruz Rails Against “Politics of Surrender,” Urges Conservatives to Unite

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9/26/2015 at 2:30pm
On Wednesday, Ted Cruz published an article at Politco that skewered the Republican party’s “politics of surrender.”  He writes: In 2010, we were told that Republicans would stand and fight if only we had a Republican House. In 2014, we were told that Republicans would stand and fight just as soon as…
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Elizabeth Warren Insists (Again) She’s Not Running for President

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2015

Liberals just won’t take no for an answer.

Elizabeth Warren Insists (Again) She’s Not Running for President

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9/26/2015 at 12:30pm
Despite pleas from numerous high level progressives over the last few years, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren is still insisting that she will not run for president in 2016. In an appearance on the Late Show this week, Stephen Colbert gave Warren celebrity treatment and asked her the question one more time. Curtis Houck…
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Nancy Pelosi Uses Boehner Resignation to Kick House Republicans

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2015

No class.

Nancy Pelosi Uses Boehner Resignation to Kick House Republicans

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9/26/2015 at 10:30am
When John Boehner shocked everyone yesterday by announcing he would step down as house speaker, even Obama dropped his partisanship long enough to say a few nice things. No such courtesy was afforded by former house speaker Nancy Pelosi who used the opportunity to bash House Republicans as extremists who want to…
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Alarming Academics Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2015

Your weekly dispatch from the world of higher education.

Alarming Academics Week at College Insurrection

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9/26/2015 at 8:30am
College students were shown a picture of Ahmed’s clock. Guess what they said it looked like. College Students Think Ahmed’s Clock Looks Like a Bomb The left is still alarmingly active on campus. All Women’s College Gives Students 10 Pronouns to Choose From U. Oklahoma Students Petition to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day Armed…
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Thank you for your service

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2015

and your bumper stickers

Thank you for your service

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9/26/2015 at 7:00am
From Bob, taken in Logan, Utah on September 19, 2015: Pick one. Uh, that would be hard.
 

Draft Biden prepares to…draft Biden

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2015

It’s happening (maybe)

Draft Biden prepares to…draft Biden

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9/25/2015 at 8:11pm
Fledgling campaigns tend to focus on the most high profile primary states—Iowa and New Hampshire—as a source of both grassroots power and media exposure. They’re good places to build a profile; but what if your candidate already has a huge profile, and the campaign experience to match? You expand, of course. Vice…
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Jeb Pulls a Mitt, Hits Back at Welfare State

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2015

…but did it help?

Jeb Pulls a Mitt, Hits Back at Welfare State

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9/25/2015 at 6:20pm
Jeb Bush is lashing out against the entitlement state—but he’s taking a page out of Mitt Romney’s book to do it. During a town hall meeting in South Carolina last night, Bush touted Republican outreach efforts to minorities by taking a slap at the Democratic tendency to promise a lot of “free…
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