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Canaries falling ill in Richard Lugar’s coal mine

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2012
Richard Lugar has had a big bank account and fundraising prowess going for him in defense of the May 8 primary challenge from Richard Mourdock. Lugar still has the larger bank account by a lot, but Mourdock out-raised Lugar in the 1st Quarter of 2012, according to numbers recently released by the…
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(no)Flytilla

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2012
Flytilla 2012 is another stunt in which anti-Israeli activists from Western countries will attempt the air equivalent of the Gaza Flotilla, arriving en masse at Israel’s Ben Gurian airport, ostensibly to make their way to the West Bank. In reality, it is a publicity stunt done in the hope that hundreds of screaming…
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s. 2049

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2012
Following up on my Penny Lobby post from earlier this week, I thought I’d tackle another coin-based issue: dollar coins. For the past decade or so, the government has been trying to produce and popularize dollar coins. Efforts to introduce the currency, though, have been met with failure (much like the Susan…
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Feigned outrage over feigned outrage

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2012
I disagree with most of what Matt Lewis says in his post The triumph of political games: 7 reasons to reject ‘Rosengate’: The flap over Hillary Rosen’s comments  disparaging stay-at-home-moms like Ann Romney has gotten a  lot of play. I’ve been on the record (okay, on Twitter) mocking the  feigned Republican outrage….
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Welcome Anne Sorock

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2012
Starting next week, Anne Sorock will begin posting here. You may remember Anne from my post, When did you decide to become politically active? I had the pleasure a couple of weeks ago of meeting with Anne Sorock and Yvonne Ralsky, co-founders of The Frontier Lab. The Frontier Lab, among other things, utilizes “deep…
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Can someone provide me with a link to Obama’s statement about the crime and murder spree in Chicago

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2012
I’m not saying Obama hasn’t made a statement recently about the crime and murder spree in Chicago. Murders are up 60% in the past three months, and there has been a daily rampage of shootings, including 7 shot overnight last night, and a mother and baby girl in their home the day before. I’m not…
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Bittah in MA

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2012
This is so 2008.  I bet many of the yutes don’t know what it’s about, and not knowing the source, probably think the owner of the car is racist for describing himself as a “typical white person.” What’s most surprising is to see this in Newton Center, MA, which is the belly of the beast. …
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Affidavit of Probable Cause destroys claim Zimmerman used racial epithet

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012
One of hotest topics of argument has been whether George Zimmerman said “f-ing coons” under his breath on the 911 tape.  The left-blogosphere has used the alleged racial epithet endlessly to paint this as a racially motivated hate crime. CNN used three different audio experts to analyze the tape, but one of…
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War on ….

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012
things we hold dear: Allen West — They edited the tape, of course. Religion — Vanderbilt tells Catholic Students To Change Name. Holocaust remembrance. Republicans — We’re rooting for failure again. Israel — what do 74 Dems have in common? and some things we don’t hold dear Their diversity-baiting. More Netural administration of justice, via Mediaite, (h/t Weasel Zippers), The Dersh…
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@hilaryr Tweets of the Day

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012
Twitter was lit up today with the @hilaryr controversy.  If you are not on Twitter, you need to be. Both Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney were trending during much of the day. Here are some of the better ones I picked out: Michelle Malkin: “Jim Treacher”: Iowahawkblog: Drew M: John Nolte: Dan McLaughlin: Dana Loesch: Update: This exchange had me laughing pretty hard,…
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David Cicilline (D-RI01) – Hey, so I lied to get elected

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012
I have posted numerous times about David Cicilline, former Providence Mayor and current Democratic congressman in my home district, RI-01. As I previously noted, Cicilline deliberately concealed the terrible financial condition of Providence during the 2010 election in a close fight with Republican John Loughlin: In June 2010, when Loughlin challenged Cicilline’s fiscal record in…
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Zimmerman bond hearing Live (Update: Aff’t of Probable Cause)

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012
Hearing was extremely short. Court noted that a two page affidavit of probable cause was filed.  Court finds probable cause exists at this stage.  Court notes that all further proceedings will be in Circuit Court.  Sets May 29th, 1:30, probable cause hearing in Circuit Court. Judge says will make public probable cause affidavit. Defense counsel…
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Depends on the meaning of “the rights of women everywhere”

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012
Hilary Rosen last night: Ann Romney “has never worked a day in her life.” Hilary Rosen September 4, 2008: And what about the argument that [Sarah Palin] is a negligent mother who will be distracted from her important role? I am a mother who constantly feels the pressure from others about whether I am fit to be…
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Perp walk

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012
The media must be fed: Mug shot: Charges: The Speech Let me emphasize that we do not prosecute by pressure or petition.  We prosecute cases based on the relevant facts of each case and on the laws of the state of Florida…. Update:  The Jury Instruction:
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