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Houston Mayor Annise Parker backtracks on controversial subpoenas to pastors

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

Religious freedom wins this round of City vs. Church

Houston Mayor Annise Parker backtracks on controversial subpoenas to pastors

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10/31/2014 at 1:59pm
After significant national pressure, Houston Mayor Annise Parker has withdrawn the controversial subpoenas entirely. Ed Whelen at National Review has the scoop: I’m pleased to pass along word from the Alliance Defending Freedom, counsel for five Houston pastors, that Houston mayor Annise Parker has—finally—entirely withdrawn the harassing subpoenas that the City unjustifiably inflicted on the pastors. I’ll repeat what I said in my…
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It’s time to choose the best political ad of the cycle!

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

Who will come out on top?

It’s time to choose the best political ad of the cycle!

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10/31/2014 at 12:17pm
It’s almost over. The election cycle, that is. It’s been a bizarre one, and I think we’re all about ready for a little peace and quiet from our phones, front doors, and inboxes. But before we put the ads, e-mails, and stump speeches behind us (we still have a few days…
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In government, we don’t trust

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

My column at Townhall.com.

In government, we don’t trust

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10/31/2014 at 9:39am
As part of my ongoing occasional efforts to expand the audience, I have a column at Townhall.com, The Era of Trust in Government Is Over. Here is an excerpt: In 1986, Ronald Reagan joked that the most terrifying words in the English language were “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” In…
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Desperate times: Husband of DE Dem Candidate Caught Stealing Republican Lawn Signs

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

It has come to this.

Desperate times: Husband of DE Dem Candidate Caught Stealing Republican Lawn Signs

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10/31/2014 at 8:30am
What’s one to do when it looks like the midterms aren’t going their way? Stealing Republican lawn signs is always an option, as long as you don’t get caught. One Delaware Democrat wasn’t so lucky. Thomas Lifson of American Thinker provides this stunning yet funny report: Dem state senator’s husband busted while stealing GOP lawn signs The…
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Sign of the times

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

Every. Single. One. Of. Them.

Sign of the times

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10/31/2014 at 7:00am
Spotted by a Legal Insurrection reader at the LIRR train station at Manhasset, on Long Island, New York. When I grew up near there, it was solid Red.  Then it turned solid Blue. Is it turning Red again?
 

FBI Announces Investigation of GOP Senate Candidate Days Before Election

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2014

Acknolwedgement of investigation is contrary to decades-long FBI practice

FBI Announces Investigation of GOP Senate Candidate Days Before Election

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10/30/2014 at 8:30pm
Hot on the heels of the Department of Justice’s suddenly-renewed interest in George Zimmerman’s civil rights liability in the self-defense killing of Trayvon Martin (see: FBI Convenes Grand Jury For Zimmerman Civil Rights Case) just days before next week’s election comes another DOJ action timed perfectly for electoral manipulation. National Review Online is…
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Berkeley on offense for Bill Maher

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2014

“…this university has not in the past and will not in the future shy away from hosting speakers who some deem provocative.”

Berkeley on offense for Bill Maher

http://youtu.be/JDFrNQAjDYA
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10/30/2014 at 7:14pm
We wrote previously about UC Berkeley students’ attempt to block comedian Bill Maher from speaking at the university’s commencement ceremonies. Students circulated a petition citing “hateful” statements like the one contained in the tweet below as reasons why Maher should not be allowed to speak at the ceremony. #Canada: Turns…
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DOJ Convenes Grand Jury For Zimmerman Civil Rights Case

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2014

But where’s the credible evidence?

DOJ Convenes Grand Jury For Zimmerman Civil Rights Case

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10/30/2014 at 5:15pm
Note: Title has been updated. The Orlando Sentinel newspaper today reported that the Department of Justice has assembled a Federal Grand jury to meet next week to hear testimony about whether George Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin’s civil rights on the night that Zimmerman ultimately killed Martin in self-defense. It was only last month that the Washington Post…
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Viral Facebook post lays out case for a Bongino victory

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2014

Are the tables turning in Maryland?

Viral Facebook post lays out case for a Bongino victory

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10/30/2014 at 3:13pm
Remove yourself from the monotonous political rhetoric for just a moment, as difficult as that may be at this point in an election year. Consider a reality that needs no embellishment. Consider a race that stands on its own as a stark choice of great consequence. A story of the longshot. The…
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Democrats Scrambling Toward Election Day

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2014

They’re circling the wagons–but will it be enough?

Democrats Scrambling Toward Election Day

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10/30/2014 at 1:30pm
We’ve written extensively about Democrats’ troubles this election cycle, and how Republicans have reason to be confident (although not overly so) heading into Tuesday’s midterm elections. Most of the polling and analysis has focused on Republican chances to take the Senate, but recent reports show that Democrats are also scrambling to…
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Dan Maffei March 2010: Obamacare “burns the village in order to save it” (#NY24)

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2014

Yet 8 days later Maffei agreed to support Obamacare in a turning point for Democrats.

Dan Maffei March 2010: Obamacare “burns the village in order to save it” (#NY24)

http://youtu.be/SAaQTjfMSmI
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10/30/2014 at 11:50am
Although I live in the NY-23 congressional district, we’re in the NY-24 (Syracuse) television market. NY-24 is represented by Democrat Dan Maffei, who portrays himself as a moderate Democrat. Maffei is being challenged by John Katko. Maffei first was elected in 2008, but lost his seat in 2010 by a few hundred votes,…
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One of those “chickenshit” operations

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2014

Operation Isotope (1972)

One of those “chickenshit” operations

http://youtu.be/7jHfjGZxAsc
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10/30/2014 at 10:30am
The senior official in the Obama administration who referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “chickshit” probably has much more courageous things than Operation Isotope on his resume. Operation Isotope was a raid involving the rescue of hijacked Sabena Flight 571, and Netanyahu was a participant, along with another Israeli Prime…
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Kay Hagan: Depends on what the meaning of “you can keep your health plan” is

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2014

Memories of promises broken, as Harry Reid’s super PAC blames Thom Tillis death of Trayvon Martin.

Kay Hagan: Depends on what the meaning of “you can keep your health plan” is

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10/30/2014 at 9:00am
To be fair, Senator Kay Hagan wasn’t the only Democrat who said people would be able to keep their healthcare plans and doctors under Obamacare. Lots of Democrats made that claim, including Obama and many of his supporters in the media. It’s funny how they’re so tongue tied now. Kay Hagan was…
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Is this “82-Year Old Black Senior Citizen Grandmother” trouble for Democrats?

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2014

One of a rising number of voices.

Is this “82-Year Old Black Senior Citizen Grandmother” trouble for Democrats?

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10/30/2014 at 8:00am
Are Democrats at risk of losing the most reliable voting base, Blacks? Or, just as bad for Democrats, having low turnout? This video may just be an anecdote, or it may be the sign of something larger happening. An 82-year old Black woman named Joyce explains why she voted Republican for the first time in…
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Branco Cartoon – Tricked

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2014

This party is the boom.

Branco Cartoon – Tricked

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10/30/2014 at 7:00am
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
 

Save the whales! (Just don’t feed them.)

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2014

If you feed them, you might get charged with a crime.

Save the whales! (Just don’t feed them.)

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10/29/2014 at 9:37pm
Proponents of extensive government regulation over research and consumer industries tout their policies as protection against potentially dangerous or harmful behavior; we’ve previously covered silly regulations preventing consumers from engaging in a free economy, and described how these regulations do little to actually protect anyone from anything. The real problem with…
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Barack’s Baseless Bibi-Basher

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2014

Jeffrey Goldberg’s “chickenshit” administration source swings, misses

Barack’s Baseless Bibi-Basher

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10/29/2014 at 7:05pm
Yesterday Prof Jacobson rightly assessed Jeffrey Goldberg’s The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here as describing a crisis “in Obama-Israel relations.” Although the White House has offered a disavowal of the profane insult made by one of Goldberg’s sources, the full substance of his remarks needs to be rebutted. The offending…
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