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Amnesty International Finds “Human Rights Abuses” in Ferguson

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2014

Here come the NGOs.

We have reported extensively on the ongoing tension in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. Most recently, it was revealed that the shooting was not an act of random racial violence, but a likely act of self-defense. That hasn’t stopped the NGOs from marching in with…
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Wisconsin John Doe targets to seek US Supreme Ct review

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2014

Another blockbuster akin to Citizens United on the way?

Yesterday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request by two targets of the Wisconsin John Doe investigation to rehear a decision by a three-judge panel to vacate an injunction issued by the District Court preventing the state investigation from continuing. (Order at bottom of post.) The substantive issue underlying…
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ISIS: Funded by Sex, Oil, and Crime

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2014

It’s going to take more than bombs to stop them.

We’ve discussed previously the vast sources of funding that ISIS controls. Whether those funds come from their control (and smuggling) the region’s oil supply, or from the home governments and families of hostages, the steady stream of cash flowing into ISIS coffers enables its members to step out of the shadows…
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Joni Ernst

Early Voting Turnout for Republicans in Iowa is Unprecedented

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2014

“This has never happened before.”

Early voting is looking good for Iowa Republican Joni Ernst. In fact, it’s looking better than usual. Kirsten Hunter of the Washington Free Beacon reports that even CNN is acknowledging the trend: CNN: Iowa Early Vote Data Shows Unprecedented Republican Numbers Elated Republicans are celebrating the unprecedented success of U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst…
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CONFIRMED: NYC Patient Tests Positive for Ebola

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2014

Spencer is believed to have been treating Ebola patients in Guinea.

The New York Times and CBS have both confirmed that Dr. Craig Spencer has tested positive for Ebola: “Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transferred to Bellevue Hospital a patient who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms,” New York City officials said in a statement. “The patient is a health care worker who…
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Martha Robertson Debate War on Women

Debate crowd loudly laughs at “War Against Women” charge by female Dem challenger (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2014

A new low point for Martha Robertson’s failing campaign.

Democrat Martha Robertson has had so many self-inflicted troubles in her campaign against incumbent Republican Tom Reed in NY-23, it’s hard to catalog them all. Robertson has been written off by the DCCC and every major nonpartison national analyst, a long comedown from the heady days when she was considered a prime…
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Ebola Watch: New York City Edition (UPDATE: Diagnosis Confirmed)

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2014

Suspected victim now being examined at Bellevue Hospital.

(UPDATE: Officials have confirmed a diagnosis of Ebola. See our updated post here. A physician who recently returned from a Doctors Without Borders mission to West Africa is in isolation at New York’s Bellevue Hospital after presenting with a 103 degree fever. Here we go again. NBC News reports: “While at this stage…
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Warrenologists are the new Kremlinologists

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2014

Hanging on every move, word, and nuance for signs that Elizabeth Warren will run for president.

Elizabeth Warren has said many times that she “is” not running for President. Yet still the progressive movement doubts her, convinced that she is just waiting for the right moment. Because in their heart of hearts, they believe that Warren would crush Hillary. I believe Hillary knows that too. And so does Elizabeth….
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Ebola Victim Clear of Virus as 3 Potential New Cases Land

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2014

Questions now being asked about basis of 21-day quarantine period.

Some good news related to Ebola: The nurse who flew to Ohio while ill with an Ebola infection has been declared free of the virus. Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is free of the Ebola virus and will be transferred from isolation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, her family said Wednesday. The family…
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Poll: Wendy Davis has cratered

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2014

The media-made Wendy Davis mountain turns out only to be a molehill.

Wendy Davis’ bizarre and distasteful attacks on Greg Abbott are working like a charm. For Abbott. Davis already was in a deep hole according to polls prior to the Wheelchair Attack ad.  Holding a rally with people in wheelchairs to defend the ad just compounded the problem. That hole has become a crater,…
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2014 Obama

Democrats to Obama – Stop trying to help us!

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2014

“The ineptitude of the White House political operation has sunk from annoying to embarrassing.”

It’s remarkable to watch Democrats scrambling to get away from Obama just six years after they and the media declared the death of the GOP. The latest example comes from Josh Kraushaar of National Journal: Senate Democratic Officials Start Lashing Out at White House The relationship between the White House and Senate Democr…
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Obama’s trouble with crowds

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2014

Has the President lost his luster?

While most Democrats are desperately trying to distance themselves from President Obama, Illinois Democrats are safe from the President’s campaign death kiss. Monday night, President Obama headlined a campaign rally for Illinois Senator Dick Durban and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. As Rebel Pundit pointed out: ABC 7 reporter Charles Thomas stated the Jones Convocation…
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Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution” Update: Government Floods Students with Bureaucracy

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2014

Hong Kong’s 1-percenters are staying out of the mix, for now.

My husband and step-daughter are touring Asia, so I asked them what the coverage of the Hong Kong protests has been like. Instead of sending out officials and experts to offer false assurances, the Chinese stations simply black out the reports about the demonstrations. However, my husband indicates that many people…
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Parliament Shootings an Act of Terrorism

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2014

Terrorists “will have no safe haven,” says Canadian PM Stephen Harper.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had strong words for the attacker who opened fire at the National War Monument before moving on to the halls of Parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday. Harper’s comments come in the wake of the fatal shooting of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, who was a reservist in…
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Walking Dead

Branco Cartoon – Grim Reapings

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2014

But who’s counting.

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Wendy Davis, Troll Target

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2014

She’s really on a roll.

If Texas politics is the wild west, then the Wendy Davis campaign is currently on a slow jog through the desert at high noon. Twitter exploded this evening when a member of the College Republicans in Virginia caught the “@WendyDavisTexas” Twitter account (Davis’s personal account) claiming that a picture of several…
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Elizabeth Warren Video - Lashes out at reporters over Native American Controversy

Elizabeth Warren: My historically underrepresented group treated differently in Senate

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2014

Must be Senate Dems doing it, or she’d name names.

Oh, thaaaaaatttttt historically underrepresented group. Not the one you were thinking of. Via CNN: Sen. Elizabeth Warren told CNN she has been treated differently as a woman in the clubby upper chamber — echoing the general sentiments of her colleague Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who wrote about sexism in the Senate in a recent…
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