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The Looming Battle of Baghdad

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2014

As a new President is chosen, ISIS troops seem to be preparing for assault on Baghdad

Every morning for most of 2014, it seems we wake up in dreaded anticipation of what horrible news has happened overnight and around the world. There are so many things going on – Israel/Hamas, Ukraine/Russia, passenger jets falling from the sky (or vanishing), the U.S. border crisis — that it…
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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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John Kerry to the rescue (of Hamas?): Seven-day “truce” proposed (Updates – no truce yet)

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2014

Updates: Conflicting reports as to whether a formal ceasefire offer even was made

John Kerry has proposed a seven-day truce, during which time there would be negotiations over a longer-term ceasefire. Hamas reportedly is going to accept the proposal, but that’s far from official. The Israeli cabinet is discussing the proposal as we speak. Concerns are that Hamas, having rejected a ceasefire early on…
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5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (91% score)
 
Jonathan Gruber Noblis Obamacare Tax Credits

Architect of Obamacare: You only get tax credits if buy on state exchange (Video)

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

In 2012 it made perfect sense to Jonathan Gruber, now he calls it a typo.

In the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the Halbig case, the court held that under Obamacare as drafted, federal subsidies in the form of tax credits only are available to individuals who purchase on state exchanges, not on the federal exchange. The Court in Halbig relied on the wording of…
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11 votes, 4.36 avg. rating (87% score)
 
Landmark Legal Foundation v EPA Caption

Email destruction an issue not just at IRS, but EPA too

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

Landmark Legal Foundation is seeking court sanctions.

The IRS-Lois Lerner email and hard drive destruction has received a lot of attention. Less so another possible scandal at the EPA, regarding the alleged destruction of documents requested by the Landmark Legal Foundation, with which Mark Levin is affiliated.. Fox News covered it in late June, but most of the mainstream media…
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10 votes, 4.30 avg. rating (86% score)
 
Defendant Theodore Wafer and defense counsel Cheryl Carpenter

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 2 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

Prosecution requests sanctions for defense mention of neighborhood crime; police testify front door peephole was functional

This afternoon saw testimony from two additional Dearborn Heights law enforcement officers,  Tim Zawacki and Mark Parrinello. Highlights of this afternoon’s events included a request by the Prosecution for sanctions against the defense for a mention earlier this morning of general crime in the Wafer neighborhood.  A pretrial ruling excludes such generalized…
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Branco Cartoon – What Fore?

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014
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9 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (93% score)
 
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Announcing Morning Insurrection newsletter

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

With Cyber Insurrection and Author Quick Hits content available only in the newsletter.

SIGN UP AT THIS LINK So much content to offer, so little space on the website to do so without overly complicating the layout. That’s why starting Monday, July 28, we will initiate the Morning Insurrection newsletter. The newsletter will highlight select Legal Insurrection and College Insurrection posts, but also will provide content…
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17 votes, 4.94 avg. rating (98% score)
 
Theodore Wafer, defendant, Cheryl Carpenter, defense counsel

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 2 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

Law enforcement testimony suggests Wafer’s firing of the shotgun may have been unintentional, undercutting a legal defense of self-defense.

The State’s case against Wafer proceeded through several more witnesses today, including additional officers on scene as well as dash-cam video from a “Scout” patrol car, witnesses to McBride’s single-vehicle car crash some hours before the shooting, and the 911 dispatcher who took Wafer’s call. To me the most relevant bits of…
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3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (82% score)
 
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Gaza War: Flights resume to Ben-Gurion, more tunnel war and casualties (Live Updates)

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

FAA reversal, UNHRC mischief, WaPo: disarm Hamas

Live Video and Twitter feed at bottom of post Five more Israeli soldiers have been killed over the past two days. https://twitter.com/IsraelHatzolah/status/491978983651545088 Last night the FAA lifted its restriction on American airlines flying to Ben Gurion Airport. The FAA has lifted its restrictions on U.S. airline flights into and out of Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport…
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5 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (81% score)
 
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Miami anti-Israel rally: “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning”

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

“Khaybar, Khaybar ya yahud”

The chant “Khaybar, Khaybar ya yahud” celebrates Muslim victory over the Jews, as this article from the Jerusalem Post in 2013 explains: Arab TV satellite channels are airing a series this year called Khaybar, referring to the Muslim massacre of the Jews of the town of that name in northwestern Arabia in…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Medal Of Honor recipient rings bell at NYSE – and then breaks the gavel

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

While visiting the NYSE to ring the closing bell Wednesday, Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts seemed surprised as he then accidentally broke the gavel.

Former Army staff sergeant Ryan Pitts was awarded the Medal of Honor on Monday. In a White House ceremony, President Obama commended Pitts for “the humility and the loyalty that define America’s men and women in uniform.” Pitts helped defend his outpost in July 2008 as it came under attack from…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
Bumper Sticker - NYC - Republicans for Obama

Troll

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

Republicans for Who?

Dear Professor Jacobson: While walking in Chelsea (NYC, not London) last Sunday, I came upon a Volvo with a bumper sticker proclaiming “Republicans for Obama.” The Republicans have a big tent, from religious, social conservatives to libertarians, but I have a hard time believing any Republican could be this stupid. Thank you so much,…
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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
Lois Lerner House Hearing 3-5-2014

As the hard drive turns: Lois Lerner’s on again, off again, scratchy

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2014

New information suggests Lois Lerner’s infamous hard drive may be recoverable after all

Lois Lerner has become the personification of the IRS targeting scandal. Which brings us to her infamous hard drive crash. Recall that the new IRS Commissioner first told Congress that all of Lerner’s emails were recoverable and would be provided to investigating committees. Sharyl Attkisson has a nice rundown of this explanation. Friday’s…
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8 votes, 3.38 avg. rating (70% score)
 
Dearborn Police Officer Ruben Gonzalez

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 1 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2014

Afternoon witnesses were Carmen Beasley, who interacted with McBride at crash site, and LEO Ruben Gonzalez, who was among first responders at shooting scene.

This afternoon I was helpfully directed to a live video stream of the Wafer trial, suggesting the streaming of the trial is not explicitly prohibited, as I had been led to believe Unfortunately the feed was of such low quality it was effectively useless. It seems even the provider recognized this,…
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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)