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Lois Lerner House Testimony

IRS leak week

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2013

IRS leak week

Lois Lerner House Testimony
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11/1/2013 at 10:27am
The IRS Scandal is alive and kicking.  Although it is being drowned out of media attention by the Obamacare and Benghazi scandals. Two important revelations this week related to the targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups. First, Lois Lerner has been caught feeding confidential tax information to the Federal Election Commissions, including…
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car on fire

The Affordable Clunkcare Act

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2013

The Affordable Clunkcare Act

car on fire
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11/1/2013 at 8:27am
Hey, remember Cash for Clunkers? We sure do, we wrote about it frequently and predicted negative unintended consequences: We Are All Car Buyers Now Cash for Clunkers Driving Up Prices Cash For Clunkers Rear Ends Rhode Islanders “I Didn’t Buy A Clunker, But I’m Paying Anyway” My Cash-for-Clunkers Bill = $183 Seth Mandel at Commentary Magazine has an…
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Bumper Sticker - Illinois - Respect

Goes both ways

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2013

Goes both ways

Bumper Sticker - Illinois - Respect
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11/1/2013 at 7:00am
Hi, Prof. J: Spied this sticker at the local community college (have actually seen the same car on more than one occasion). Not sure where the driver is coming from, but I share the sentiment with regards to Obama. “Zero” disgusts me so much, words fail me. He is…
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Protesters Racial Profiling Ray Kelly Brown University

Ct of Appeals stays NYC Stop-and-Frisk ruling, kicks trial judge off case

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

“District Judge ran afoul of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges”

Ct of Appeals stays NYC Stop-and-Frisk ruling, kicks trial judge off case

Protesters Racial Profiling Ray Kelly Brown University
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10/31/2013 at 9:21pm
How ironic. Just two days after NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was shouted down at Brown University over NYC’s Stop and Frisk policy, with many protesters citing a finding by a trial Judge of racial discrimination, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has stayed the ruling, and kicked the trial…
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(Forum at Brown University on October 30, 2013, regarding shout down of Ray Kelly)

Brown Prof apologizes for inviting Ray Kelly

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

“especially to my black students and Latino brothers and sisters.” Also, asked for list of who not to invite in future, but says was “tongue in cheek” request.

Brown Prof apologizes for inviting Ray Kelly

(Forum at Brown University on October 30, 2013, regarding shout down of Ray Kelly)
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10/31/2013 at 8:15pm
We previously have reported on the shout down of NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at Brown University on Tuesday, causing cancellation of his lecture: The angry face of the Brown U. shout down Author at The Nation: Ray Kelly being shouted down “was glorious” Brown U. student called “White Supremacist” for wanting to hear Ray…
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healthcare-gov-splash

Democrats voice frustration on Obamacare in meeting with WH officials

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

Democrats voice frustration on Obamacare in meeting with WH officials

healthcare-gov-splash
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10/31/2013 at 5:30pm
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and various senior officials got an earful in a meeting today from Senate Democrats frustrated over the troubled rollout of Obamacare.  The meeting also included CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner and Jeffrey Zients, who was appointed to oversee HealthCare.gov fixes. While McDonough tried to reassure lawmakers that…
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Edward-Snowden

Edward Snowden reportedly hired by major Russian website

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

Edward Snowden reportedly hired by major Russian website

Edward-Snowden
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10/31/2013 at 3:15pm
NSA leaker Edward Snowden has a new job.  He’s reportedly been hired to help maintain one of Russia’s largest websites, according to his lawyer. From ABC News: Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the U.S. government for leaking thousands of secret files, is sitting down to his keyboard once…
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NYT Tom Scully

Not interested in what that Republican is selling

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

Not interested in what that Republican is selling

NYT Tom Scully
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10/31/2013 at 1:15pm
This paragraph pretty much sums it up, from an article at The NY Times (emphasis added): [Tom] Scully, who has spent the last 30-some years oscillating between government and the private sector, is hoping to be his own best proof of the Obamacare gold mine. As a principal health policy adviser under President…
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Jenny Li Brown University Protest Kelly2

The angry face of the Brown U. shout down

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

The angry face of the Brown U. shout down

Jenny Li Brown University Protest Kelly2
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10/31/2013 at 11:27am
Jenny Li is a Brown University student, a fellow at the People for the American Way Foundation, helps run Brown Asian Sisters Empowered, and is an environmental activist who is Executive Director of the Brown emPower environmental group: She’s also someone who was proud to shut down the Ray Kelly lecture at…
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Colorado Prices scare Obamacare shoppers Al Jazeera screen shot

Swarming, Swirling and Scary: Halloween #ObamacareFail news

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

A growing list updated throughout the day.

Swarming, Swirling and Scary: Halloween #ObamacareFail news

Colorado Prices scare Obamacare shoppers Al Jazeera screen shot
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10/31/2013 at 10:06am
There is so much wrong with Obamacare and HealthCare.gov that the news is swarming.  Or is it swirling? So we’ll just keep a running list today of what’s new in the past 24 hours.  If you have links, post them in the comments. We’ll have a separate post, if needed, for “Breaking” news…
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Obama-scare Whatever

Branco Cartoon – Healthscare.gov

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Healthscare.gov

Obama-scare Whatever
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10/31/2013 at 8:30am
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
 
Halloween - Euless TX 1

And in the end

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

And in the end

Halloween - Euless TX 1
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10/31/2013 at 7:00am
Prof. Jacobson, I know you usually show bumper stickers, but there is a Halloween display in a neighborhood in Euless, TX, that I drive through all the time. The tombstones have some interesting observations. I am wondering if our freedom will in this lot next year. Gee, who got re-elected in 1996? Hmmmmm, wasn’t…
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(Obama health care speech at George Mason Univ., March 19, 2010)

Obama re-demonizes insurance industry

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2013

Obama re-demonizes insurance industry

(Obama health care speech at George Mason Univ., March 19, 2010)
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10/30/2013 at 9:56pm
We reported on this before.  Health insurance execs afraid to talk on record about Obamacare computer problems. CNN reports today, White House Pressuring Insurance Companies To Not Criticize ObamaCare: ANDERSON COOPER, HOST: Now more breaking news, evidence that the Obama administration is leaning on insurance companies to keep a lid on problems with the…
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Brown U Kelly Protester Jenny Li

Author at The Nation: Ray Kelly being shouted down “was glorious”

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2013

Author at The Nation: Ray Kelly being shouted down “was glorious”

Brown U Kelly Protester Jenny Li
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10/30/2013 at 6:22pm
In our two prior posts, we explained how NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was shouted down at Brown University by protesters against NYC’s stop and frisk policy: Brown U. students shout down Ray Kelly Brown U. student called “White Supremacist” for wanting to hear Ray Kelly speak The protesters decided that others should not…
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healthcare-gov-splash

Security concerns continue to be raised about Obamacare website

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2013

Security concerns continue to be raised about Obamacare website

healthcare-gov-splash
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10/30/2013 at 4:30pm
More is coming to light in recent days and weeks to suggest that concerns about potential security issues with the healthcare.gov website may be justified. In an article today from CNN, it was revealed that lack of testing of healthcare.gov presented a security risk, according to an internal government memo written by…
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Trayvon Martin Photo Handgun

Sanford, FL to ban Neighborhood Watch from carrying guns

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2013

Sanford, FL to ban Neighborhood Watch from carrying guns

Trayvon Martin Photo Handgun
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10/30/2013 at 2:24pm
Reuters reports that Sanford, Florida — the town where George Zimmerman successfully and lawfully defended his life by shooting and killing a vicious attacker, Trayvon Martin — has passed new rules for how neighborhood watch volunteers may conduct themselves. In particular, it forbids them from being armed with a firearm, as…
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Sebelius Whatever

The Whatever Presidency

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2013

The Whatever Presidency

Sebelius Whatever
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10/30/2013 at 1:55pm
If only it were that benign. What probably will be the most viral moment from the Sebelius hearing this morning: And The Only Obamacare/Sebelius GIF You’ll Ever Need, from our friend Steve Gutkowski: