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Rick Perry: “This is not a miracle. We know how this happened.”

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2014

Some say *he’s* the “Texas Miracle.”

Rick Perry: “This is not a miracle. We know how this happened.”

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12/26/2014 at 7:03pm
Greg Abbott won a decisive victory in Texas’ recent gubernatorial election, but he’ll have some big shoes to fill come January. Outgoing Governor Rick Perry may be stepping down from his post at the Texas capitol, but he’s nowhere near close to making his exit from the national stage. In addition…
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The Government’s Final Gift of 2014: A Bad Flu Season

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2014

Egypt and India report deaths from H1N1/Swine Flu

The Government’s Final Gift of 2014: A Bad Flu Season

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12/26/2014 at 5:30pm
I got the gift of karma last night, after returning home from a wonderful Christmas dinner with the in-laws. Why karma?  Because  one of the articles about infectious diseases I missed covering noted that this year’s flu shot was ineffective against the most dominant strain of the virus: The flu vaccine may not…
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Miracles do exist

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2014

Still skeptical? Read this.

Miracles do exist

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12/26/2014 at 4:00pm
This story came across my Twitter feed the other day and my eyes might have leaked a little bit. And by a little bit, I mean I cried like a baby because this story is just that kind of story. Brandon Finnigan over at Ace of Spades shared this incredible story…
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Palestinian threats against Mohammad Zoabi and why there is no peace

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2014

He’s hiding in the U.S., while his anti-Israel Knesset member cousin is lionized in Western media.

Palestinian threats against Mohammad Zoabi and why there is no peace

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12/26/2014 at 2:30pm
Prof. Jaccobson blogged yesterday about the tribulations of Israeli Member of Knesset Haneen Zoabi, who is privileged and free to serve in the legislature of the country that she reviles. But there’s another Zoabi, in fact a distant cousin, who also has been in the news. Mohammad Zoabi. He’s a teenager who…
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Video: #NYPD widow visits execution scene

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2014

As protesters refuse plea to hold off until after funerals.

Video: #NYPD widow visits execution scene

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12/26/2014 at 12:45pm
Via The NY Daily News: The weeping widow, her eyes spilling tears and her heart filled with anguish, stood unsteadily where her hero husband was executed. Pei Xia Chen, with her slain spouse’s parents and six other relatives, made a heartbreaking pilgrimage on Wednesday to the Brooklyn block that became a weekend killing…
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Likely GOP 2016 Field Diverse but Not Hyphenated

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2014

Unwilling to play racial and ethnic politics.

Likely GOP 2016 Field Diverse but Not Hyphenated

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12/26/2014 at 11:21am
Ballotpedia lists the following Democrats (in alphabetical order) as potential 2016 presidential candidates: Joe Biden Hillary Clinton Andrew Cuomo Kirsten Gillibrand Amy Klobuchar Martin O’Malley Bernie Sanders Brian Schweitzer Party Mark Warner Elizabeth Warren Jim Webb My goodness.  Not much diversity there.  Actually, none. Mostly old white people, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but considering the years of demagoguery from Democrats,…
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Bush 41 in hospital over Christmas

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2014

Pray for our Skydiving President

Bush 41 in hospital over Christmas

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12/26/2014 at 9:00am
Former President George H.W. Bush spent Christmas this year in the hospital after experiencing shortness of breath. From the Associated Press: Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Thursday evening that the 90-year-old Bush remained at Houston Methodist Hospital. McGrath said Bush “had another terrific day and is in great spirits.” He said Bush was visited…
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Is Russian Economy Rushing to Disaster?

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2014

Plummeting oil prices and Western sanctions have severely wounded the Russian Bear

Is Russian Economy Rushing to Disaster?

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12/26/2014 at 7:30am
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 1998. Back in 1998, there was a resurgent US economy while Europe, Japan, and emerging markets floundered. The dollar strengthened and oil prices plummeted. We also had an embattled second-term Democratic president with Republicans in control of both houses of Congress. But most reminiscent of…
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AACONS Interviews Thaddeus McCotter and Chelsi Henry

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2014

AACONS sits down with Thad McCotter and Chelsi Henry to discuss the news of the day.

AACONS Interviews Thaddeus McCotter and Chelsi Henry

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12/25/2014 at 7:55pm
[WAJ NOTE: I have been interviewed on African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio multiple times. AACONS has a weekly podcast with some very interesting guests. AACONS now is posting its weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection.] Thaddeus McCotter is the former US Representative from Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. He is now the host…
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Oh, Zoabi

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2014

Don’t worry, there’s probably an endowed professorship for you at Columbia.

Oh, Zoabi

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12/25/2014 at 7:00pm
Haneen Zoabi hates Israel. She encourages its enemies. She spews anti-Israel propaganda with reckless abandon. The kidnappers and murderers of three Israeli teens last spring were not terrorists, according to her. Haneen Zoabi also is a member of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, as part of Arab nationalist party Balad. There have been…
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Why Yes, we will post feel-good videos today

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2014

Because we’re just that way. (And it’s a really slow news day because Christmas.)

Why Yes, we will post feel-good videos today

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12/25/2014 at 5:00pm
Saw a version of this, without the narration, on Facebook: From Christmas 2013, Father Deaf for 50 Years Hears Daughter Sing for the First Time: And the obligatory — one in the series of soldier surprises at Christmas: You want more? Yes you do: Any other suggestions? Post in comments.
 

Palestinian Political Concrete Jungle

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2014

Leadership stuck in the past, cemented in power by continued conflict.

Palestinian Political Concrete Jungle

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12/25/2014 at 3:00pm
Tzipi Livni, Israel’s former peace negotiator, dropped a bombshell yesterday when she explained in an interview with New York Times columnist Roger Cohen, how Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas torpedoed the American sponsored peace process earlier this year. One would think that Abbas, who claims he wants a state for his people…
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“Who Spiked the Eggnog?” or, “A Legal Insurrection Christmas Sing-a-Long!”

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2014

(Hint: it was me!)

“Who Spiked the Eggnog?” or, “A Legal Insurrection Christmas Sing-a-Long!”

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12/25/2014 at 1:30pm
Welcome to Christmas, wonderful readers! I’m guessing that right about now, your presents are unwrapped, the turkey is in the oven, and you’re on your…second…third?…pot of coffee. Sounds like the perfect time for a little holiday pick-me-up! I’ve curated (with the help of reader Seth) some of my Christmas favorites for your listening…
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Merry Christmas: Keep the faith

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2014

A message to Legal Insurrection readers.

Merry Christmas: Keep the faith

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12/25/2014 at 12:00pm
This might be a good time to call your attention to my post from April 8, 2009, reacting to a Newsweek Magazine cover story about The End of Christian America. My post was Passover Is No Time To Wish For The End Of Christian America, here’s the concluding excerpt: Tonight is the first…
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How correct were September’s Ebola infection projections?

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2014

Not very! But that’s little comfort to an accidentally exposed CDC tech.

How correct were September’s Ebola infection projections?

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12/25/2014 at 10:00am
Some good news in time for Christmas, as it relates to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. It looks like those September projections of 1.5 million new cases are going to be off…by a fairly wide margin. As of Monday, there were 19,340 Ebola cases and 7,518 deaths, mostly in West Africa, according to…
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Branco Cartoon – Badge Of Honor

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2014

For them and their families over the holidays.

Branco Cartoon – Badge Of Honor

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12/25/2014 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 .
 

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Christmas Greeting – 2014

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2014

“Christian communities across the Middle East are experiencing a particularly difficult time.”

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Christmas Greeting – 2014

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12/25/2014 at 7:00am