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Sexism defense of Wendy Davis is attempt to give her an easier double standard

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2014

All is fair in politics, and no one gets a pass.

Sexism defense of Wendy Davis is attempt to give her an easier double standard

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1/25/2014 at 6:30pm
There is a growing attempt to paint Wendy Davis as the victim of a double standard, in which a woman is treated more harshly than conservative men as to family failings and career ambition. Kirsten Powers articulated that view in her post at The Daily Beast, The Right Subjects Wendy Davis to…
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Ukraine president offers prime minister post to opposition leader

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2014

Ukraine president offers prime minister post to opposition leader

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1/25/2014 at 2:15pm
Just a brief update for LI readers who have been following the situation in Ukraine. From the Associated Press: Ukraine’s embattled president is offering the country’s premiership to one of the leaders of the opposition that has conducted two months of intensifying protests. A statement on President Viktor Yanukovych’s website Saturday evening said he…
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Review: Teri O’Brien’s The ABC’s of Barack Obama

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2014

Review: Teri O’Brien’s The ABC’s of Barack Obama

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1/25/2014 at 11:45am
I was recently privileged to chat with American Conservative Warrior Princess, Teri O’Brien, on Canto Talk.  She is a dynamic and engaging BlogTalkRadio.com host herself, with a long history of conservative activism.  Her website is here. Teri has written a terrific synopsis of President Obama’s personal, political and policy history: The ABC’s of…
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(Defense attorney Mark O'Mara during Zimmerman trial)

Florida Bar clears Mark O’Mara of suborning Shellie Zimmerman perjury

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2014

There never really was any doubt.

Florida Bar clears Mark O’Mara of suborning Shellie Zimmerman perjury

(Defense attorney Mark O'Mara during Zimmerman trial)
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1/25/2014 at 10:00am
In the aftermath of Shellie Zimmerman’s perjury charges, the Florida Bar opened an investigation into whether George Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara may have solicited her false testimony. Shellie Zimmerman ultimately accepted a plea offer on the charges, receiving one year probation and no jail time, as reported here at Legal Insurrection: Shellie…
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“RIP, The Professor” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2014

“RIP, The Professor” Week at College Insurrection

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1/25/2014 at 8:30am
RIP, The Professor: TV’s Most Famous Professor Dies at Age 89 Because real life professors could not live up to The Professor: The Loss of Trust in Higher Education Nasty guy: Rural Schools Targeted by Obama Administration during Sequestration Don’t rub it in: Job Prospects for College Grads in Two Charts Student Debt: The Bane of Today’s Doctoral Students Can’t…
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Vicious Smirkle, Part 3

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2014

Vicious Smirkle, Part 3

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1/25/2014 at 7:00am
We have faced the problem of the Big Google Algorithm in the Sky before. Vicious smirkle (Alan Grayson) Vicious Smirkle, Part 2 (Democratic Senate campaign) Michele (Walk) Hansen noted at the time: Well, sure, some people got sick, sadistic enjoyment costing Alan Grayson money, but there was a problem: The more you click his smirky face,…
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AP wants George Zimmerman to suffer for his art

Posted by  ▪  January 24, 2014

Claims painting of Angela Corey just a copy of AP photo

AP wants George Zimmerman to suffer for his art

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1/24/2014 at 7:25pm
Last month, Zimmerman earned a winning bid of just over $100,000 on eBay for one of his paintings. The Associated Press, however, says that Zimmerman’s latest painting is a direct copy of one of the news agency’s photos and is demanding that any sale of the artwork be halted. From the Associated Press: The Associated Press has demanded that…
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Michael Dunn, charged with murder for shotgunning of Renisha McBride, at January 21 pre-trial hearing.

Media granted access to evidence in FL gas station teen murder case

Posted by  ▪  January 24, 2014

Not as much media attention as Trayvon-Zimmerman case, but wait for it.

Media granted access to evidence in FL gas station teen murder case

Michael Dunn, charged with murder for shotgunning of Renisha McBride, at January 21 pre-trial hearing.
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1/24/2014 at 5:24pm
Earlier today Circuit Judge Russell Healey denied a defense motion to limit media access to discovery evidence in the trial of Michael Dunn. Michael Dunn is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old high school student. (We previously covered this case here: Next Florida self-defense trial: Loud…
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Who decides what’s in Israel’s best interest?

Posted by  ▪  January 24, 2014

Mideast Media Sampler 01/24/2014 – Obama Knows Best; Israeli Voters Disagree

Who decides what’s in Israel’s best interest?

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1/24/2014 at 3:53pm
Yesterday the Israeli media reported on remarks made to Israel Radio. According the Jerusalem Post: A US official close to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry said both men are disturbed over what is being perceived in their inner circle as “Jewish activism in Congress” that they think is…
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Absolutely brutal (and correct) assessment of Wendy Davis’ core political problem

Posted by  ▪  January 24, 2014

“Americans will forgive a lot in a politician. But a woman who leaves her kids is just beyond the pale.”

Absolutely brutal (and correct) assessment of Wendy Davis’ core political problem

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1/24/2014 at 12:24pm
Naomi Schaefer Riley writing in The NY Post has a brutal assessment of why Wendy Davis has no future in politics. It’s a brutal assessment that I think is right, and one that will drive Davis’ most ardent supporters crazy because it cannot be wordsmithed or talking-pointed. The problem gets to the deepest…
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CNN Twitter Acct hacked

CNN social media accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Posted by  ▪  January 24, 2014

CNN social media accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

CNN Twitter Acct hacked
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1/24/2014 at 10:01am
Just before 6:00pm ET on Thursday, the Twitter account of CNN appeared to have been hijacked by the Syrian Electronic Army when the news outlet began posting tweets that read, “Long live #Syria via @Official_SEA16 #SEA” and “Syrian Electronic Army was here… Stop lying… all your reports are fake! via @Official_SEA16…
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Mark Herring Announcement Gay Marriage

Virginia AG Mark Herring refuses to do his job and defend state law on marriage

Posted by  ▪  January 24, 2014

Exercising his own political veto.

Virginia AG Mark Herring refuses to do his job and defend state law on marriage

Mark Herring Announcement Gay Marriage
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1/24/2014 at 8:32am
Newly-elected Virginia AG Mark Herring announced he will be joining the plaintiffs in lawsuits challenging the state’s ban on gay marriage. So not only is he declining to defend Virginia’s gay marriage ban, which was passed with 57% of the vote (including Herring’s) in 2006, but he is arguing for the…
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Branco Cartoon – Gone With The Wendy

Posted by  ▪  January 24, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Gone With The Wendy

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1/24/2014 at 7:00am
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Moody’s downgrades outlook for health insurers over Obamacare concerns

Posted by  ▪  January 23, 2014

Moody’s downgrades outlook for health insurers over Obamacare concerns

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1/23/2014 at 7:17pm
Many have addressed the issue of uncertainty created by the implementation of Obamacare and noted the impact that may have on a variety of areas, including for the health insurance industry. On Thursday, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded its outlook for health insurers, citing such uncertainty. From Moody’s: Moody’s changed the outlook for US health…
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Attorney Mark O'Mara, National Criminal Trial Lawyer 2013

Zimmerman Attorney Mark O’Mara Named “National Criminal Trial Lawyer of 2013”

Posted by  ▪  January 23, 2014

Zimmerman Attorney Mark O’Mara Named “National Criminal Trial Lawyer of 2013”

Attorney Mark O'Mara, National Criminal Trial Lawyer 2013
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1/23/2014 at 5:01pm
Attorney Mark O’Mara is, of course, the lawyer who last summer successfully represented George Zimmerman against second degree murder charges for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Throughout my coverage of the trial here at Legal Insurrection I frequently noted how O’Mara’s cool demeanor and outstanding legal skills — along with the…
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Edward Snowden to respond to Obama’s NSA comments in live web chat

Posted by  ▪  January 23, 2014

Edward Snowden to respond to Obama’s NSA comments in live web chat

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1/23/2014 at 2:57pm
Edward Snowden will conduct an hour long live Q&A online at 3pm ET Thursday.  He is also expected to respond to President Obama’s recent speech on proposed NSA reforms, according to FreeSnowden.is, an official support site for the former NSA contractor. This is the first Snowden live chat since June 2013 and…
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Yikes – Battleground Texas supporters of Wendy Davis laugh at Greg Abbott being in wheelchair (Updates)

Posted by  ▪  January 23, 2014

Fits in with the culture surrounding Davis’ campaign

Yikes – Battleground Texas supporters of Wendy Davis laugh at Greg Abbott being in wheelchair (Updates)

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1/23/2014 at 1:31pm
Just last night Neo mentioned how Wendy Davis, both herself and via a support group (the Lone Star Project), were challenging Greg Abbott’s courage. Now James O’Keefe has just released an undercover video of another group supporting Davis, the supposedly unaffiliated voter registration group Battleground Texas, laughing at Abbott being in a wheelchair and wondering…
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