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NBC Obama Sorry

Obama now “sorry” for making the promises he previously denied making

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2013

Obama now “sorry” for making the promises he previously denied making

NBC Obama Sorry
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11/7/2013 at 8:39pm
Obama promised, repeatedly, that you could keep your plan if you like it.  Period. When called out on that, he tried to deny such a categorical promise, the video notwithstanding. Politifact gave him a “Pants on Fire” rating for trying to make the promise conditional: According to Obama, “What we said was you can…
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Obamacare rollout tonight’s topic of Canto Talk with guest Mandy Nagy

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2013

Obamacare rollout tonight’s topic of Canto Talk with guest Mandy Nagy

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11/7/2013 at 6:30pm
I am thrilled to have Legal Insurrection Editor Mandy Nagy as our Canto Talk guest this Thursday, Nov. 7th (7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST; click HERE for live show or podcast link). The featured topic will be the fallout from the Obamacare implosion, including Mandy’s take on how the administration has…
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Hacktivist collective Anonymous brought to life on stage – as a ballet

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2013

Hacktivist collective Anonymous brought to life on stage – as a ballet

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11/7/2013 at 4:56pm
We frequently talk about the idea that politics is downstream from culture, and to some extent, that often includes activism as well.  But this is something I hadn’t quite yet imagined. Hacktivists depicted in a ballet. From CNET: Hacker collective Anonymous is going to the ballet. Take that in; it’s not often you’ll…
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John Kerry Confident Peace Talks

John Kerry pretty much threatens Israel to concede key issues to Palestinians

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2013

John Kerry pretty much threatens Israel to concede key issues to Palestinians

John Kerry Confident Peace Talks
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11/7/2013 at 2:48pm
John Kerry’s public warning to Israel that it will face a 3rd Intifada and international delegitimization unless it relinquishes “illegitimate” settlements and a final peace deal does not leave a single Israeli solder in the West Bank, was a clear threat. The threat took place in an interview with Israeli and Palestinian television, as…
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Criminal Navigators Political Cartoon

Branco Cartoon – Background Checks “R” Not Us

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Background Checks “R” Not Us

Criminal Navigators Political Cartoon
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11/7/2013 at 12:39pm
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.  To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 
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Dem Congressman shocked at betrayal by amnesty provocateurs

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2013

Dem Congressman shocked at betrayal by amnesty provocateurs

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11/7/2013 at 11:15am
It’s broken windows theory, at a very personal level. If you hang out with people who have zero respect for our laws and who think it is their right to mock us openly and dare us to deport them in accordance with law (knowing full well the political theater that would create),…
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As if almost any nuke agreement with Iran is good enough

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 11/07/2013 – The Op-Ed Campaign for a Nuclear Agreement with Iran

As if almost any nuke agreement with Iran is good enough

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11/7/2013 at 10:15am
There is a campaign in the United States favoring a nuclear deal with Iran. We have seen in it the news pages of the New York Times. It’s been noted that Thomas Erdbrink, the Tehran bureau chief of the New York Times is making efforts to portray Iran as a changed country since…
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Brown To Consider Discipline Screen shot

5 years of blogging down the drain

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2013

5 years of blogging down the drain

Brown To Consider Discipline Screen shot
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11/7/2013 at 8:12am
Hello?! I run this place.  Quote me, me, me! Patrick Maines, President of The Media Institute, writing in USA Today, quotes Legal Insurrection commenter Moonstone716 regarding the Brown shout down of Ray Kelly, Political divide hurts college free speech: As one commenter poignantly observed in reply to coverage of the Brown affair in Legal…
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What it must be like to be a non- “extreme social justice” student at Brown

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2013

What it must be like to be a non- “extreme social justice” student at Brown

Ray Kelly Brown Jenny Li
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11/6/2013 at 10:17pm
One part of my communications with Brown Prof. Naoko Shibusawa has stuck in my mind: “You can quote those two lines. Those only.” Shibusawa is the person featured in my post Tuesday night, Brown U. divestment committee faculty member signed 2009 letter calling Israel Apartheid state.  The post started by referencing her support for the Brown…
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Celebrities among victims lured by elaborate ‘dying daughter’ hoax

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2013

Celebrities among victims lured by elaborate ‘dying daughter’ hoax

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11/6/2013 at 6:49pm
This is an absolutely fascinating story that appeared today on ABC News (via Nightline) titled Uncovering Dying Daughter Hoax That Lured in Several Celebrities, and will be featured late this evening on Nightline.  It details the story of a woman who deceived many, including several celebrities, into believing that she h…
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Obamacare: insuring the insurers

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2013

Obamacare: insuring the insurers

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11/6/2013 at 4:30pm
Well, well, well: it seems that with Obamacare, the insurers got some insurance against loss, too. Just another case of needing to pass the bill to find out what nuggets were hidden within its deep recesses: If an exchange plan’s performance varies in either direction by more than 3 percent, it either…
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Why we need a Capitol City Project today

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2013

Why we need a Capitol City Project today

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11/6/2013 at 2:45pm
A sobering day for those of us observing the GOP’s messages in the wake of Virginia and New Jersey elections. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page provides all you need to know about how the establishment is posturing Christie for President, writing that he’s 1) not a moderate, but a conservative (!!)…
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Sen. Cornyn presses Sebelius on ‘keep your plan’ promise and Obamacare navigators

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2013

Sen. Cornyn presses Sebelius on ‘keep your plan’ promise and Obamacare navigators

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11/6/2013 at 1:18pm
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified before the Senate Finance Committee this morning on the troubled rollout of HealthCare.gov. Not surprisingly, Sebelius was pressed on the President’s promise that “if you like your health plan, you can keep it,” a promise that’s been repeated in various forms numerous times, including on the White…
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Cuccinelli Concession Speech

Democrats circle the wagons, Republicans circle the firing squad

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2013

Democrats circle the wagons, Republicans circle the firing squad

Cuccinelli Concession Speech
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11/6/2013 at 11:00am
Ace describes this as sort of true (quote from Daily Caller) “Bobby Jindal and his political team totally blew it,” harrumphed one advisor for Ken Cuccinelli the morning after a closer-than-expected loss. Cuccinelli, who narrowly lost last night’s gubernatorial election to Terry McAuliffe, was badly outspent in the days and weeks leading up to…
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Sanford Police Chief Walks Back “No Guns on Neighborhood Watch” Policy

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2013

Sanford Police Chief Walks Back “No Guns on Neighborhood Watch” Policy

Sanford FL Neighborhood Watch sign
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11/6/2013 at 8:44am
Although it had been widely reported (including right here at Legal Insurrection) that the Sanford, FL police department had banned Neighborhood Watch volunteers from being lawfully armed, Police Chief Cecil Smith now says that this policy was miscommunicated to the public. It remains true that volunteers in a more thoroughly organized form…
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Guns and (black) feminism

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2013

Guns and (black) feminism

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11/6/2013 at 7:15am
A rare dose of sanity at Salon.com, Who will protect us? Why I’m still conflicted about guns as a black feminist: I was 15 years old when my mother and I were robbed at gunpoint. It was 1982…. I don’t own a gun but I know plenty of educated black women who do….
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Terry McAuliffe Rum

Virginia Governor Results (Update: McAuliffe wins in very close race)

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2013

Virginia Governor Results (Update: McAuliffe wins in very close race)

Terry McAuliffe Rum
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11/5/2013 at 6:54pm
https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/397916539396968448 Polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern. We’ll embed a results widget if we find one, but you can view the live results at HuffPo Election and Politico. Official count Board of Election page here. The Twitter embeds below will be a fast way to keep track. First, our own list of news sources, at…
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