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Texas Voter I.D. law thrown out

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2012

Texas Voter I.D. law thrown out

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8/30/2012 at 1:36pm
Texas is not doing well with federal judges in the District of Columbia.  Days ago a three judge panel threw out Texas’ redistricting maps, now a different panel has thrown out the Voter I.D. law.  (Opinion embedded below) This analysis from Rick Hanson at Election Law Blog: This is a careful, unanimous opinion…
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Blackout LI

Branco Cartoon – Blackout

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2012

Branco Cartoon – Blackout

Blackout LI
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8/30/2012 at 12:15pm
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Fact checkers self-destructing over Ryan speech

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2012

Fact checkers self-destructing over Ryan speech

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8/30/2012 at 10:59am
If you have been following the internets, you can see an anaphylactic reaction among supposed “fact checkers” over Paul Ryan’s brilliantly effective speech last night. The section about the closing of a GM plant in Janesville during the Obama administration has been a particular area of attention (emphasis mine): President Barack Obama, came to…
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Elizabeth Warren Cabbie story gets even weirder

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2012

Cabbie was Warren’s driver for the day, says had daughter in car at time

Elizabeth Warren Cabbie story gets even weirder

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8/30/2012 at 9:07am
I posted the other day the video of someone in the Warren campaign group assaulting a videographer. The Warren campaign said he was just a cab driver who had no connection to the campaign.  It then turned out that a photograph was found by Patrick Howley of The Washington Free Beacon on…
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From Cool to …

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2012

From Cool to …

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8/30/2012 at 7:00am
From Mike in Wisconsin: Saw this in line at McD’s this a.m. Lady driver. Must not have heard of the “war on women” yet. Keep up the good work!
 

RNC Wednesday Night Open

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2012

RNC Wednesday Night Open

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8/29/2012 at 9:12pm
Couple of thoughts before the big Ryan speech. This always was going to be a multi-stage fight.  The first and highest priority is removing Obama from office and Democrats from control of the Senate. But after that, and assuming it happens, there will be the Republican establishment to deal with, as was seen…
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Zimmerman judge kicked off case

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2012

Zimmerman judge kicked off case

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8/29/2012 at 8:11pm
Via AP (h/t Samuel Keck in Tip Line)  A three-judge panel in Florida has ruled that a former neighborhood watch leader charged in the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin should be granted a new judge in his case. Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that Judge Kenneth Lester should enter…
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Hillary Clinton joins slew of Democrats abandoning the DNC ship

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2012

Hillary Clinton joins slew of Democrats abandoning the DNC ship

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8/29/2012 at 4:35pm
I first wrote back in June that Missouri Senator Claire MacAskill’s effort to distance herself from the President by skipping out on the DNC was “not a bad strategy.” In July, I reported that Nancy Pelosi had essentially endorsed it as the “official strategy” of Congressional Democrats. Now, it appears to be that…
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Kulaks raising their banners high

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2012

Kulaks raising their banners high

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8/29/2012 at 2:26pm
It’s not just Ray Gaster who is raising the “I built this” banner. Readers have forwarded photos they just took of other businesses with similar signage. From Sara: Hi @Legal Insurrection. Here’s what a sign business in Boca Raton, Florida is prominently displaying. Eight minutes ago in 91-degree post-Isaac sunshine. From Sara, a Friend of the…
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“nor can a peace be brokered”

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2012

“nor can a peace be brokered”

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8/29/2012 at 12:40pm
The title isn’t about the Middle East, although it could be. It’s John Nolte’s persuasive analysis of the mainstream media in light of the hot mic comment initially thought to come from an ABC News staff member that the Romneys are “happy to party while black people drown”: The media cannot be reasoned…
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Storms LI

Branco Cartoon – Storms

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2012

Branco Cartoon – Storms

Storms LI
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8/29/2012 at 11:45am
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Ann Romney skewers that big talking phony, without mentioning his name

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2012

Ann Romney skewers that big talking phony, without mentioning his name

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8/29/2012 at 10:24am
The key moment for me in Ann Romney’s speech was when she said that Mitt doesn’t like to talk about how he helps others: Mitt doesn’t like to talk about how he has helped others because he sees it as a privilege, not a political talking point. That was the home run of…
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Ray Gaster comments at LI – “I have yet to see a bridge make a payroll”

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2012

Ray Gaster comments at LI – “I have yet to see a bridge make a payroll”

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8/29/2012 at 8:15am
Ray Gaster has been in the news because of the sign he posted outside his business. The sign was called to my attention by a carpet cleaner working in our house who, though not the business owner, shared Mr. Gaster’s sentiments.  I did a short post about it, The “you didn’t build…
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You can’t have it both ways

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2012

You can’t have it both ways

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8/29/2012 at 7:00am
From Catherine in Tennessee: This is a new one. Thought I would share it. John Tune Airport – Nashville, TN – taken July 25th
 

RNC Tuesday Night Open (Update – attempt to deface Mia Love Wikipedia page)

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2012

RNC Tuesday Night Open (Update – attempt to deface Mia Love Wikipedia page)

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8/28/2012 at 8:25pm
The line up is packed tonight, including Mia Love, who just finished her speech: If you haven’t contributed to her Money Bomb, what are you waiting for? Need more motivation, read what some smug creep at The Nation says about people like Mia, RNC Schedule: Tokenism Extraordinaire.  Tokens? People like that writer are the real…
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Dem candidate in VA-05 hits videographer

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2012

Frustration boiling over

Dem candidate in VA-05 hits videographer

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8/28/2012 at 5:00pm
Democrats are getting really punchy. Elizabeth Warren’s “cab driver” attacked a videographer the other day, and a week ago a Democratic candidate in Virginia-05 took the law into his own hands as well, via NBC29: Eight seconds of video from a General John Douglass political event in Farmville earlier this month is bubbling…
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Court throws out Texas redistricting plans

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2012

Court throws out Texas redistricting plans

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8/28/2012 at 3:18pm
A three judge panel in D.C. has thrown out all Texas redistricing maps which were subject to challenge by the DOJ.  It’s a monster 154-page decision, embedded below, so it will take time to figure out what was done to which districts. Because Texas is a covered jurisdiction under section 5 of…
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