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Double Trouble? WA cop shoots two “unarmed” black men

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2015

“No justice, no peace” rally fizzles out in 30 minutes

Double Trouble? WA cop shoots two “unarmed” black men

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5/22/2015 at 7:00am
It doesn’t look like I’m going to run out of “white cop shoots unarmed black man” stories to write about any time soon—except this time it was two black men. As always, please note the caveat that this shooting event is still developing, and all the “facts” in my possession are sourced from “journalists” and…
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“Fast-track” trade bill passes Senate hurdle

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2015

Long way to go

“Fast-track” trade bill passes Senate hurdle

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5/21/2015 at 7:20pm
Today, a procedural vote in the Senate put the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation one step closer to passage. 13 Democrats and 49 Republicans voted to back the legislation, putting the chamber well over the 60 vote threshold to take the next steps toward sending the bill on to…
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Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Grand Jury Issues Indictments

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2015

Mosby drops “False imprisonment”? Unclear implications for claimed unlawful arrest

Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Grand Jury Issues Indictments

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5/21/2015 at 5:50pm
UPDATE: We have additional information on the specific charges specified in the Grand Jury indictments, and how they differ from the charges announced by Prosecutor Mosby on May 1. Here’s video of Mosby’s press statement on the charges, at which she took  no questions: Clarification on changes to “false imprisonment” charges: Below we…
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Texas wants proof Obama’s executive amnesty has stopped

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2015

Texas swats back over “accidental” work permit issuance

Texas wants proof Obama’s executive amnesty has stopped

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5/21/2015 at 4:15pm
Obama’s executive amnesty fiasco seems to get messier by the week. In early May, the DOJ filed a document disclosing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, (USCIS) had “erroneously” issued 2,000 work permits were issued despite the temporary injunction prohibiting their dispersal. “The government sincerely regrets these circumstances and is taking prompt corrective steps,…
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Capital Gains Tax Cut Unleashes Egypt’s Stock Market

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2015

Meanwhile, America enjoys the “Great Reset”!

Capital Gains Tax Cut Unleashes Egypt’s Stock Market

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5/21/2015 at 2:30pm
The ancient Egyptians worshipped divine bulls…and now it seems to be paying off! The country’s stock market has gone bullish after it halted capital gains taxes. Egypt suspended a capital gains tax on Monday, sending shares soaring after a months-long downturn in which investors had complained of a lack of clarity about…
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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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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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