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Snowden and NSA clash over release of internal email exchange

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2014

Back-and-forth dispute over whether or not Snowden complained through internal channels about surveillance concerns.

The National Security Agency on Thursday released an April 2013 email exchange between former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and the NSA Office of General Counsel, saying it was the only correspondence it had from Snowden and that the email “did not raise allegations or concerns about wrongdoing or abuse.” From Reuters: An email…
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4 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (86% score)
 
LI #38 Egypt Elections

Egypt’s Gen. al-Sisi wins monumental presidential election victory

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2014

Some turn attention to low voter turnout.

General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former Egyptian army chief who deposed the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi, has officially won the country’s presidential election with a margin of victory as large as the Great Pyramid. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected leader, took more than 90 per cent of the…
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Minnesota ‘unsession’ purges more than 1,000 obsolete laws

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2014

Initiative repeals 1,175 obsolete laws and implements several reforms aimed at cutting bureaucratic red tape.

Lawmakers in Minnesota have repealed a number of obsolete and unnecessary laws as part of an “unsession” initiative.  In addition, they also implemented several reforms aimed at cutting bureaucratic red tape, simplifying filing of tax returns and speeding the business permitting process, among other reforms. From the Pioneer Press, Minnesota ‘unsession’ dumps…
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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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MSNBC is ‘All Apologies, All the Time’

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2014

They’re sorry, so sorry.

The Washington Free Beacon is out today with another of its supercut videos, MSNBC: All Apologies, All The Time. The video features various MSNBC hosts making apologies for statements they’d made or tweets they’d posted.  Some of those examples include the apology from Melissa Harris-Perry after she moderated a panel th…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
New neighborhood watchman

How is Door No. 2 working out for ya?

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2014

I saw it all coming.

Our bumper sticker post early this morning was Legal Insurrection’s 12,000th post since we opened the doors, turned on the lights, fired up the grill, and (help me out running out of trite analogies) embarked on this journey we call the, um, uh, …. The first post was Obama is “Door No. 2″: “Imagining…
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13 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (99% score)
 
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How Anxious is Obama to Make a Deal with Iran?

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2014

Is the Obama Administration so anxious to make a deal with Iran that it doesn’t matter what the terms are?

How much does the Obama administration want a deal with Iran? The news tells me: quite a bit. Last week, Charlie Rose interviewed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. I found Hagel’s remarks about Iran (initially with regard to Israel) to be very telling: SEC. HAGEL: Sure there are differences, but every nation has…
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IRS Scandal Expands to Include Pro-Israel Groups

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2014

Has BDS culture infected the Internal Revenue Service?

While the IRS assault on Tea Party groups is well known, another equally disturbing development is taking shape at the beleaguered agency. Alana Goodman of The Washington Free Beacon reported… Lawsuit Alleging IRS Discrimination Against Pro-Israel Groups Moves Forward A lawsuit alleging that the IRS discriminates against pro-Israel groups will be allowed to move…
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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
V.A. Tip of the Iceberg

Branco Cartoon – Nothing To See Here

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2014
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15 votes, 4.93 avg. rating (98% score)
 
LI #36 Chen's parents visit memorial

Remembering the young men killed in UCSB rampage

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2014

These men’s lives were just as valuable as the women’s lives.

In the annals of news I have personally covered, I have rarely been so embarrassed by some members of my own sex as I have been this week, in the wake of the spree killing that took the lives of six young students attending the University of California – Santa Barbara. Among…
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8 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (99% score)
 
Bumper Stickers - Michigan - Not a Liberal right side

There are worse things you could be

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2014

Such as, um, uh.

From Jon, uncle of one of my former students: So far Livingston County in Michigan is still pretty conservative but I have noticed a few *ugh* “Hillary in ‘16” bumper stickers. When I first moved here the democrat party didn’t even have a full time headquarters now they’re in the paper whining all…
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9 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (99% score)
 
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Apostasy death sentence in Sudan: who’s speaking out?

Posted by  ▪  May 28, 2014
Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, under sentence of death for apostasy, has given birth in a Sudanese prison to a daughter. In reaction to her imprisonment and death sentence, the US Embassy in Sudan has released a statement protesting her incarceration, and a few US Senators have also supported her. Others, including Kelly Ayotte…
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8 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (90% score)
 
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Not a smidgen of problems at VA

Posted by  ▪  May 28, 2014

Bet you can’t wait until Obamacare is fully implemented.

Literally true. A huge freakin’ boatload of problems: Delaying medical care to veterans and manipulating records to hide those delays is “systemic throughout” the Department of Veterans Affairs health system, the VA’s Office of Inspector General said in a preliminary report Wednesday. “Our reviews at a growing number of VA medical facilities…
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7 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Republicans Vie for CA-7, One of the Most Divided Districts in the Nation

Posted by  ▪  May 28, 2014
Three Republican Candidates face Democrat incumbent Ami Bera in the race for the CA-7 congressional seat: Doug Ose, Igor Birman, and Elizabeth Emken. The Cook PVI ranks this district as EVEN, or perfectly divided between Republicans and Democrats, and Election Projection says the district has a weak Democrat hold. According to the DCCC’s…
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3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (92% score)
 
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Oh man, did I miss Obama’s Peak Straw Man?

Posted by  ▪  May 28, 2014
Today is a travel and meeting day for me. So imagine my consternation to read the comment in the Tip Line from commenter Ragspierre, linking to a National Review post, about Obama’s West Point speech today: Have we reached peak strawman…??? I have been an Obama straw man afficionado for years. Obama’s Best (Worst) Strawman…
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7 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)