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Muslim Brotherhood President sacks Egyptian military command

Posted by  ▪  August 12, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood President sacks Egyptian military command

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8/12/2012 at 3:52pm
Muslim Brotherhood member President Mohamed Morsi has sacked the senior Egyptian military command, the primary secular counterweight to Islamist fundamentalist control of Egypt. As reported by The Times of Israel: Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi fired Defense Minister Mohammed Hussein Tantawi and Chief of Staff Sami Anan on Sunday afternoon, forcing them into retirement, and canceled…
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This is what 2012 looks like — lines around the block at Romney-Ryan rally in High Point, NC (Update – Overflow crowds in Mooresville)

Posted by  ▪  August 12, 2012

This is what 2012 looks like — lines around the block at Romney-Ryan rally in High Point, NC (Update – Overflow crowds in Mooresville)

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8/12/2012 at 12:17pm
Let this be a lesson for The Eeyores Among Us From reader Tim who is at the Romney-Ryan appearance in High Point, North Carolina: Going into the doors. Holy moly I can’t believe the people. One picture is the front of the line, one picture kinda the back, EXCEPT my camera can’t capture two…
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The Eeyores Among Us

Posted by  ▪  August 12, 2012

The Eeyores Among Us

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8/12/2012 at 11:48am
The Choice Election. That seems to be the consensus emerging about how the Ryan pick changes the race. Democrats claim to be ecstatic about it — it seems to me they are trying much too hard to convince themselves and demoralize us.  There are few if any dissenting voices on that side of…
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Why is The Boston Globe letting Elizabeth Warren decide whom it can interview?

Posted by  ▪  August 12, 2012

Why is The Boston Globe letting Elizabeth Warren decide whom it can interview?

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8/12/2012 at 10:21am
Elizabeth Warren’s daughter Amelia Warren Tyagi runs ACORN-successor Demos, which has promoted her mother’s political ambitions for years. No surprise when Demos filed suit in May against Massachusetts, and then the Democrats who run the state promptly capitulated and agreed to unprecedented efforts to register welfare voters far and beyond what the…
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The Choice is clear

Posted by  ▪  August 12, 2012

The Choice is clear

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8/12/2012 at 7:00am
From frequent photographer Bill: Maybe there is “hope”! St. Petersburg, Florida.
 

The way I feel tonight

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2012

The way I feel tonight

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8/11/2012 at 9:37pm
More motivated than ever. It might have been that way regardless of the Veep pick, but the immediate attempt by the mainstream media and liberal magazines and newspapers to Palinize Paul Ryan brought back bitter memories of the type which motivated me for the 2010 elections. It’s okay to want to…
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Saturday Night Card Game (The first race card has been played against Paul Ryan)

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2012

Saturday Night Card Game (The first race card has been played against Paul Ryan)

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8/11/2012 at 6:45pm
Well, that didn’t take long. When it became clear that Paul Ryan would be the Veep nominee this morning, the New York State Immigrant Action Center posted what might be the first race card play against Ryan as Veep nominee, accusing him of using the allegedly racist term “anchor babies”: Paul Ryan has…
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Not really interested in your criticisms of the Ryan pick

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2012

Not really interested in your criticisms of the Ryan pick

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8/11/2012 at 4:55pm
Whether the pick of Paul Ryan for Veep was a good pick or a bad pick or something in between is irrelevant at this point. Ryan was the pick. The left-wing writers and bloggers are all over it, portraying the pick as extremist and a cave to the Tea Party and far right,…
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Paul Ryan speech today (added, prototype for 1st ad)(added, actual 1st ad)

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2012

Paul Ryan speech today (added, prototype for 1st ad)(added, actual 1st ad)

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8/11/2012 at 1:15pm
Here is the full speech, via Darleen) who links to this video of Andrea Mitchell saying: I think you’re going to see that they are decided that this is a base election. This is not a pick for suburban moms, this is not a pick for women. Darleen asks: “It Andrea projecting? Or…
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No longer on the donation sideline

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2012

No longer on the donation sideline

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8/11/2012 at 10:25am
The choice of Paul Ryan, and the reaction, finally got me off the donation sideline. I just donated to the Romney-Ryan campaign.  And in case you were wondering, maxed out. For the first time in my adult life I was proud to do so. It’s not just about Romney-Ryan, it’s about who…
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Romney-Ryan 2012

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2012

Romney-Ryan 2012

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8/11/2012 at 8:11am
It’s official, it’s going to be Paul Ryan. The Romney Veep App made the announcement earlier this morning, and every news source is reporting it. The decision was made on August 1. The left already is going crazy, but that would have happened regardless of who the Veep nominee was; only the details…
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No one is

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2012

No one is

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8/11/2012 at 7:00am
until November 7, and only if. From reader and frequent photographer Scott: Greetings once again from Raleigh, NC. I spotted this at a stoplight early this afternoon headed to a weekly appointment with my chiropractor who, by the way, insists that “he & his wife did build that” practice. The sun wasn’t cooperating with my…
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V.P. Announcement Saturday, 9 a.m.

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

V.P. Announcement Saturday, 9 a.m.

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8/10/2012 at 11:40pm
Romney will announce the Veep pick Saturday morning at 9 a.m. We’ll have coverage here. The Weekly Standard is calling it for Paul Ryan, which means it’s either Paul Ryan or the Romney campaign ran a really good feint. NRO is reporting the same: Take note, veep watchers: Earlier today, a charter plane took off in…
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Donation strategy in a political swarm

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

Donation strategy in a political swarm

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8/10/2012 at 7:44pm
From a reader: Sorry to bother you, Professor, but I got an e-mail from a Wisconsin Recall Fund (which I don’t remember donating to, but they probably bought my e-mail from a list since I made several donations to Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefish), asking for donations to help defeat a Jennifer…
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If you have a mansion in Hyde Park, you didn’t build that

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

If you have a mansion in Hyde Park, you didn’t build that

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8/10/2012 at 4:55pm
No one gets rich on his own. No one. In Obama’s case, Tony built it. Romney helped a couple buy house? Big deal, so did Tony Rezko nytimes.com/2012/08/10/us/…— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 10, 2012
 

Massachusetts voter mass mailing looking like pro-Elizabeth Warren set-up

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

Massachusetts voter mass mailing looking like pro-Elizabeth Warren set-up

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8/10/2012 at 1:52pm
The lawsuit by Demos (an ACORN successor), which resulted in Massachusetts voluntarily taking the unprecedented step of mailing registration forms to almost 500,000 welfare recipients and other steps in welfare offices not required by law, is looking more and more like a pro-Elizabeth Warren set-up. The Chairwoman of Demos is Warren’s daughter. …
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Why are infographics so irresistible?

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

Why are infographics so irresistible?

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8/10/2012 at 12:31pm
If you were to look to the masses to see what stereotypes persist about different states, analyzing the auto-completes that come up in google searches is certainly a creative way to start. The blog No Upside mapped the auto-completes for each state, with some amusing conclusions. Renee DiResta, the creator of the map, writes: In…
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