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Disassociating Border Security from Immigration Reform

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2014

Should border security be a prerequisite for immigration reform? I don’t think so.

I never see an immigration conversation on the right that doesn’t include some form of, “but we must secure the border first!” And only once the border is secure are we free to discuss immigration reform in opaque generalities. To be clear, I don’t disagree that border security is the paramount…
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Did IRS’ Lerner Target Senator Chuck Grassley?

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2014

New emails suggest IRS official wanted to audit GOP Senator

FOX News’ Chad Pergram tweeted some breaking developments late this afternoon regarding a new email dump from the ever-interesting Lois Lerner file. #BREAKING: #IRS email dump to Congress reveal Lois Lerner sought to have Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA) referred for IRS examination.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 25, 2014 Sources tell Fox #IRS’s Lerner…
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SCOTUS: Aereo Streaming Service Violates Copyright Law

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2014

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Aereo video streaming service operates in violation of the Copyright Act of 1976, and the Act’s Transmit Clause.

Aereo is a video streaming service that allows subscribers (at around $8/month) to view live, over-the-air programming via the internet. The service also includes DVR-like capabilities, allowing for the recording of live programming to be watched later. Shortly after Aereo’s launch last year, other television providers (think major networks) sued, claiming…
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US Economy Tanks In First Quarter

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2014

Winter weather and Obamacare cited as excuses

Despite the multiple “Summers of Recoveries” touted by President Obama and Vice-President Biden — it seems the U.S. economy is, at best, in a stall. Gross domestic product — the broadest measure of economic growth — contracted at a 2.9% annual rate in January through March, according to the latest revision from…
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Gallup Poll: Younger, unhealthier Americans make up majority of newly insured

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2014

The Obama Administration’s strategy to flood the health care exchanges with healthy Americans has backfired.

According to a report* recently released by Gallup, 5% of Americans are newly insured under the terms of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA.) Of that 5%, 2.8% of the newly insured were enrolled via the health care exchanges. Although experts (and the media) are split as to whether…
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SCOTUS Is Unanimous: Warrants Needed for Cellphones

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2014

Today’s court ruling one of the most high-tech of our time

The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled this morning that police may not search the cellphones of criminal suspects upon arrest without a separate warrant. This ruling is a huge boost for individual privacy rights advocates. Some of the decision is excerpted below, and we will update this post…
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Special Counsel: VA has downplayed ‘severity of systemic problems’

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2014

VA whistleblowers struggle to overcome “culture of non-responsiveness”

A report from an independent federal agency on Monday sharply criticized the Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to adequately respond to information from whistleblowers to “address systemic concerns that impact patient care” at VA facilities. The report from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel blasted the VA for downplaying the severity…
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Conservatism won big in central New York, just not the conservative candidate

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2014

A huge missed opportunity in upstate NY-22.

New York Congressional District 22 is in the heart of central upstate New York, a mostly rural or semi-rural district that runs from Utica in the north to Johnson City-Endicott and Binghamton in the south. If New York had its own flyover country, NY-22 would be it.  The district is so safe…
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Hillary-Obama or Hillary v. Obama on Benghazi spin?

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2014

Did Hillary Clinton disagree with Obama on using the video lie to handle the Benghazi spin, despite the fact that she ultimately went along with it?

Did Hillary Clinton disagree with Obama on using the video lie to handle the Benghazi spin, despite the fact that she ultimately went along with it? Edward Klein, whose book Blood Feud purports to give the inside scoop on the Obamas and the Clintons and the fact that there’s no love lost…
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New York District 22 Republican Primary Results (#NY22)(Update: Hanna Wins in tight race)

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2014

Will Tea Party challenger Claudia Tenney overcome the big money SuperPACs for Richard Hanna?

Update: Story of #NY22 is that liberal Hanna wins by SuperPACs portraying him as more conserv than real conserv opponent http://t.co/ExcSqfjugV— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) June 25, 2014 For ppl reporting on #NY22 1st time tonite — Hanna SuperPACs attacked Tenney as not conserv – false but effective http://t.co/COmfEbSSU7— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) June 25,…
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Mississippi Senate Primary Results (#MSSEN)(Update: AP calls it for Cochran)

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2014

Updates throughout the night until a winner is declared.

What a long, strange trip it’s been. Click here for our prior coverage of this race. Cochran wins MS GOP Senate primary runoff; 98.5% reporting. (#MSSEN) http://t.co/AroEEKRBHu— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) June 25, 2014 #Sen Thad Cochran celebrates with supporters. #GOP Primary #mssen #mcdaniel @clarionledger http://t.co/5zHB2VBi2Y pic.twitter.com/KF9sdmtxRt— G. Jenson (@gcjenson1) June 25, 2014 Tweets…
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Smart Power Update: Polish Foreign Minister Calls Ties To U.S. “Worthless”

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2014

Harsh or not harsh enough?

While America’s attention has been focused on Iraq, it is easy to forget the month before we were concerned about Russian interventions in the Ukraine and Crimea. On another one of his #SmartPower/vacation tours, President Obama in early June went to Poland to promise that he would send aidto address tensions in…
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America’s New Workplace Standard is… France?

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2014

President Obama called for more lavish employment benefits, but won’t that mean fewer employed people?

Yesterday, President Obama announced America should aspire to be more like France when supplying employee benefits. The Washington Examiner reports: “Other countries know how to do this,” Obama said. “If France can figure this out, we can figure it out.” “Many women can’t even get a paid day off to give birth,” Obama…
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So Democrats now agree voter fraud exists and must be prevented? (Yes and No)

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2014

Now we have proof, but don’t expect Democrats to agree to prevent it.

The completely hyperventilated headline at the progressive “Crooks and Liars” website is Scott Walker Fan Indicted For Massive Voter Fraud. What apparently happened is that someone who allegedly is a Walker supporter voted multiple times in multiple elections and encouraged others to do so. The total fraudulent vote count is in…
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Florida’s just-signed “warning shot” law unlikely to help Marissa Alexander

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2014

Marissa Alexander supporters grasping at “warning shot” law straws

It was with considerable astonishment that I read the following headline in an ABC news post: Marissa Alexander, who fired warning shot at husband attacking her, likely won’t see prison after Florida changes ‘Stand Your Ground’ law One wonders if they had to work extra hard to get four errors into a single headline,…
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#NY22 Votes Today: Will pro-incumbent deception stifle Claudia Tenney challenge?

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2014

Will voters be tricked into voting for the liberal incumbent when they want a true conservative? Will dirty tactics, such as trying to prevent Tenney from running TV ads, prevail?

Legal Insurrection was able to bring national attention to the Tenney/Hanna primary last week, with a story involving “false flag” Super PACs spending upwards of $1 million to distort Tenney’s campaign.  Since then, the Tea Party Marine mother has been garnering support from conservatives, receiving endorsements from Rick Santorum, Sean Hannity, Erick Erickson,…
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#RaiseTheWage Campaign Ignores Economic Reality

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2014

The proposed federal minimum wage raise could come at enormous cost.

The White House is taking to Twitter in its appeal for an increase in the federal minimum wage. On Monday, the @WhiteHouse Twitter account posted a graphic touting their “#RaiseTheWage” campaign: Unfortunately, the proposed minimum wage raise could come at enormous cost. This year, the Congressional Budget Office released a report…
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