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New York may boycott the anti-Israel boycotters

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2015

Legislation to be introduced modeled on anti-BDS legislation in Illinois

New York may boycott the anti-Israel boycotters

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5/21/2015 at 1:00pm
We recently reported on legislation in Illinois barring state pension funds from investing in companies that boycott Israel. The legislation passed both chambers unanimously, a stunning bi-partison rejection of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Gov. Bruce Rauner has promised to sign the legislation. The BDS movement is screaming about…
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Hillary emails — Her Benghazi Problem just got worse

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2015

Small window opens on Hillary’s emails, and the view isn’t good, particularly of Benghazi.

Hillary emails — Her Benghazi Problem just got worse

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5/21/2015 at 11:30am
The New York Times has extensive reporting on the first partial batch of Hillary emails released to the public regarding Libya. This is only the first batch, and of course, we don’t know what was deleted from her private server. The bottom line is that the relationship with Sidney Blumenthal is…
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Iowa Democrats Can’t Name Hillary’s Accomplishments

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2015

“Give me two minutes.”

Iowa Democrats Can’t Name Hillary’s Accomplishments

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5/21/2015 at 10:00am
MSNBC’s Morning Joe recently asked a panel of Iowa Democrats to cite something, anything, that Hillary Clinton accomplished in her role as secretary of state. The silence was deafening. Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard: Iowa Dems Can’t Name an Accomplishment Secretary of State Hillary Clinton In a video played this morning on MSNBC,…
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Freddie Gray Case: Prosecutor Doubles Down On Wrong Law

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2015

Doesn’t understand difference between a “stop” and an “arrest”

Freddie Gray Case: Prosecutor Doubles Down On Wrong Law

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5/21/2015 at 8:30am
This past Monday the office of Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby filed a motion in opposition to an earlier defense motion (oofah, lawyers) requesting that charges against six Baltimore police officers be dismissed, or alternatively, that Mosby recuse herself from the case. We covered the defense motion for dismissal/recusal in detail in a previous post, here:  Freddie…
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Branco Cartoon – With All We Know Now

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2015

The truth hurts

Branco Cartoon – With All We Know Now

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5/21/2015 at 7:00am
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Columbia ‘Mattress Girl’ saga continues as another allegation is toast

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2015

Rape culture hardest hit

Columbia ‘Mattress Girl’ saga continues as another allegation is toast

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5/20/2015 at 7:45pm
Yesterday, we wrote about Emma Sulkowicz, aka Mattress Girl, the Columbia University student who carried her mattress around to protest rape. For the whole backstory, see here. Sulkowicz never pressed charges and the university dismissed the case against the alleged offender. By carrying her mattress around, Sulkowicz made national headlines and…
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No broad nuclear inspections says Iran’s supreme leader

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2015

Those Iran negotiations went really well…

No broad nuclear inspections says Iran’s supreme leader

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5/20/2015 at 6:00pm
Leave it to the good ol’ Ayatollah to tattle on U.S. officials. If Atatollah Khamenei’s Twitter feed is any indicator, Iran is not too keen on the idea of nuclear inspections. Early this morning, Iran’s Supreme Leader tweeted: They say new things in negotiations;we already said that we won’t allow foreigners to…
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Billions spent, VA health care system still a mess

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2015

VA defies odds, rewards corrupt officials

Billions spent, VA health care system still a mess

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5/20/2015 at 4:20pm
It’s another failure of the “Have a problem? Throw money at it!” strategy democrats know and love so well—but this time, it’s happening at the expense of veterans. It’s been nearly a year since Eric Shinseki resigned his role as VA Secretary, and yet things are no better for veterans than…
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*Shock* – Media ignores the good in Jerusalem Day

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2015

Focus on small group shouting anti-Arab slogans while ignoring tens of thousands of other revelers.

*Shock* – Media ignores the good in Jerusalem Day

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5/20/2015 at 2:55pm
Last Sunday tens of thousands of Israelis participated in the annual Jerusalem Day march and flag procession, which runs through the Old City’s Muslim Quarter en route to the Western Wall. Jerusalem Day—Yom Yerushalayim—celebrates the reunification of the city following the 1967 Six Day War. As a tribute to the holiday, in…
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SUBPOENAED: Sources say Sidney Blumenthal to face Gowdy in House hearing

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2015

Deeper and deeper

SUBPOENAED: Sources say Sidney Blumenthal to face Gowdy in House hearing

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5/20/2015 at 1:26pm
Hillary’s “Blumenthal problem” just got a lot bigger. A source close to the House Select Committee on Benghazi told the AP today that the Committee has issued a subpoena to former Hillary Clinton confidant and adviser Sidney Blumenthal. The panel wants answers from Blumenthal about his communications with Clinton during…
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Nigeria in transition: Investment down, terror on the rise

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2015

An economy in trouble?

Nigeria in transition: Investment down, terror on the rise

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5/20/2015 at 11:37am
Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the May 29 inauguration of Nigerian President Elect Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja next week. Buhari stands to replace Goodluck Jonathan, and will take his place in the history books as the first challenger to ever oust an incumbent president in a Nigerian…
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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/abc-news-launches-see-the-whole-picture-campaign/

Stephanopoulos puts ABC News brand at risk

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2015

ABC News is failing to “See the Whole Picture,” contrary to its rebranding.

Stephanopoulos puts ABC News brand at risk

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/abc-news-launches-see-the-whole-picture-campaign/
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5/20/2015 at 10:00am
In 2011, ABC News launched a major rebranding effort focused on the slogan “See the Whole Picture,” featuring key news personalities including George Stephanopoulos: Today ABC News launched a major re-branding initiative. The last time that ABC News spoke directly with its audience about what defines ABC News was over a decade…
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Hillary the Dodger

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2015

Let the narrative begin.

Hillary the Dodger

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5/20/2015 at 8:30am
The American people are learning that Hillary Clinton doesn’t like to answer questions and a new ad from American Crossroads focuses like a laser on the issue: New American Crossroads Ad Calls Out Hillary Clinton for Dodging Tough Questions WASHINGTON – Today, American Crossroads released a new web ad calling out Hillary Clinton…
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LA City Council Sets Minimum Wage to $15/hour

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2015

To address $15/hour wages, Seattle restaurants now charging “service fees”.

LA City Council Sets Minimum Wage to $15/hour

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5/20/2015 at 7:00am
Los Angeles now joins two other bastions of progressive political activism in setting the new minimum wage level to $15/hour. Los Angeles became the largest US city to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour on Tuesday, as a wage increase bill passed the city council by a vote of 14-1. It…
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Let My Apology Tour To Israel begin

Posted by  ▪  May 19, 2015

Leaving on a jet plane.

Let My Apology Tour To Israel begin

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5/19/2015 at 10:15pm
I’m leaving Friday for a two week Apology Tour to Israel. I will deliver the speech referenced in the link, possibly. I hope I don’t violate the Logan Act. I’ll start in Haifa and northern Israel, where I’ll be a guest at the University of Haifa Law School and will travel up the…
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Why Snoop Dogg is voting for Hillary

Posted by  ▪  May 19, 2015

Ah, sexism

Why Snoop Dogg is voting for Hillary

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5/19/2015 at 8:10pm
Forget the primary debates, Snoop Dogg has already decided for whom he’ll cast his ballot next November — Hillary Clinton. During an interview with Bravo this past Sunday, a caller dropped a political question into the mix. Noting that Snoop was a Ron Paul supporter in 2012, this particular caller was…
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Columbia student carries rape protest mattress to graduation

Posted by  ▪  May 19, 2015

Not even college graduations are safe from rape culture

Columbia student carries rape protest mattress to graduation

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5/19/2015 at 6:30pm
Ah yes, Mattress Girl. You may be familiar with Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz, who carried her mattress around campus in protest after claims she was allegedly raped. Sulkowicz never pressed charges and the university dismissed the case against the alleged offender. By carrying her mattress around, Sulkowicz made national headlines…
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