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WaPo Tea Party Support Rising

CBS News buries poll result showing Tea Party support rising

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

CBS News touts Gallup poll showing supposed decline, ignores own poll showing rapid rise in Tea Party support.

CBS News buries poll result showing Tea Party support rising

WaPo Tea Party Support Rising
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9/28/2013 at 12:45pm
I told you just a couple of days ago that the Gallup headline of a decline in Tea Party popularity was misleading. The misleading headline, ignoring the details of the poll, was picked up far and wide, Congrats @Gallup for inspiring these 5 misleading anti-Tea Party headlines. The Washington Post yesterday, however, revealed…
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Man charged in ‘sextortion’ case was high school classmate of Miss Teen USA

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

Man charged in ‘sextortion’ case was high school classmate of Miss Teen USA

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9/28/2013 at 11:03am
The 19 year old charged in the sextortion attempt of Miss Teen USA turns out to be one of her former high school classmates, which was a surprise even to her. From Reuters: Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf said on Friday it was “weird” to learn that the 19-year-old California man charged with…
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(Screen shot 9-23-2013 Hamilton College Womyns Center Facebook Page)

“Why you should read College Insurrection” week

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

“Why you should read College Insurrection” week

(Screen shot 9-23-2013 Hamilton College Womyns Center Facebook Page)
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9/28/2013 at 8:30am
FIRST, you find out stuff before your friends. Case in point, on Monday afternoon Leslie wrote Hamilton College sponsors “I Love Female Orgasm” workshop based on an obscure Facebook page we stumbled upon while researching the Hamilton segregation scandal.  The post was tweeted and shared on Facebook hundreds of times. It seems that many LI readers didn’t find…
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Bumper Sticker - Palmetto FL - Love Capitalism

Love-Hate Relationship

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

Love-Hate Relationship

Bumper Sticker - Palmetto FL - Love Capitalism
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9/28/2013 at 7:00am
From Barbara: In Palmetto, FL. The bottom one says I heart capitalism and the one on the windshield says Lord, deliver us from Obamacare. Nice to know I am not alone.
 
RI Keychain Gun

12-year old RI student suspended for small keychain “gun”

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

“Weapon” was barely the size of a Quarter.

12-year old RI student suspended for small keychain “gun”

RI Keychain Gun
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9/27/2013 at 9:06pm
It never stops, does it? We know the “zero-tolerance” insanity has gone overboard at schools, The zero-tolerance war on kindergarteners, including disciplining young students for a gun-shaped breakfast pastry, a pencil pointed like a gun, and a Quarter-size Lego piece.  And even in student’s home front yards. Now my formerly home State of Rhode…
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Great “Love Triumphs Over Hate” Story

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

Great “Love Triumphs Over Hate” Story

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9/27/2013 at 6:41pm
From my wife after over 30 years: “I already have the ring. I’m done making sandwiches.” Background: Two people meet. Make sandwiches. Fall in love. Make more sandwiches. Plan to get married. Eric devoured the sandwich as if it were a five-star meal, diving in with large, eager bites. “Babes, this is delicious!”…
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Twitter - Richard Grenell - Obama Iran

Good morning, Iran

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

Good morning, Iran

Twitter - Richard Grenell - Obama Iran
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9/27/2013 at 4:42pm
Obama held a victory dance over Senate Republicans as part of a press statement today. Before he got around to gloating and calling the Tea Party extremists, Obama started with the big announcement that he had spoken by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: I do believe that there is a…
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Angela+Corey+Bond+Hearing+Held+Trayvon+Martin+uVoDlBtlmqUl

FL Commission on Ethics Launches Investigation of Prosecutor Angela Corey

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

FL Commission on Ethics Launches Investigation of Prosecutor Angela Corey

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9/27/2013 at 4:12pm
Sometimes what comes around, goes around. The Washington Times is reporting that the Florida Commission on Ethics has launched an investigation of controversial State prosecutor Angela Corey over her firing of IT director Ben Kruidbos in the aftermath of the prosecutorial debacle that was the George Zimmerman trial: Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey now…
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(Amit Taneja at the podium)

Hamilton College desegregated Diversity Town Hall exposes racial tensions

Guest Post by Mary Farrington  ▪  September 27, 2013

Student reports: Not much accomplished, but people had a chance to get things off their chests

Hamilton College desegregated Diversity Town Hall exposes racial tensions

(Amit Taneja at the podium)
Guest Post by Mary Farrington
9/27/2013 at 2:15pm
WAJ Intro: In light of the controversy over a segregated diversity program at Hamilton College, subsequently opened to all races after Hamilton students affiliated with The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (the AHI) objected, we asked Hamilton student Mary Farrington ’16 to cover the reformatted forum for Legal…
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Senate Cloture Vote Final Vote

Senate votes for Cloture on House Obamacare defunding bill, set for Harry Reid to strip out defunding

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

79-19 for Cloture – 54-44 to remove defunding provision – Final Vote 54-44 to fund government through 11/15 with Obamacare funding

Senate votes for Cloture on House Obamacare defunding bill, set for Harry Reid to strip out defunding

Senate Cloture Vote Final Vote
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9/27/2013 at 12:54pm
The Senate has passed the necessary 60 votes to cut off debate on the House Continuing Resolution, opening the way for Harry Reid to strip out the Obamacare defunding provision and get a vote on a Continuing Resolution restoring Obamacare funding. The procedural explanation is here. https://twitter.com/BretBaier/status/383639488922017793 Once Cloture was invoked, the rest w…
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Marissa-Alexander-sentenced

The Myth of Marissa Alexander’s “Warning Shot”

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

The Myth of Marissa Alexander’s “Warning Shot”

Marissa-Alexander-sentenced
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9/27/2013 at 12:00pm
Much of the coverage of the Marissa Alexander case (previously touched on Legal Insurrection here and here) laments that Ms. Alexander was sentenced to a statutory mandatory sentence of 20 years in prison for having “merely” fired a “warning shot”.   The actual evidence of the case shows that this claim has…
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French Diplomat hits Israeli soldier

Report: French diplomat who punched Israeli soldier to be expelled

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

Report: French diplomat who punched Israeli soldier to be expelled

French Diplomat hits Israeli soldier
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9/27/2013 at 10:42am
We previously documented the provocative antics of French diplomat Marion Castaing. Playing her part in a Pallywood drama, we demonstrated that contrary to the media narrative, Castaing was not roughed up by Israeli soldiers. Instead, the video from several angles proved: I think we’ve seen enough from the multiple videos from several angles to…
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Why is “Abortion Barbie” off limits for Wendy Davis?

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

Why is “Abortion Barbie” off limits for Wendy Davis?

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9/27/2013 at 8:45am
Among the nicest things the Democratic smear machine called Sarah Palin was “Caribou Barbie.” Just about everything else they called her was much worse. The term “Caribou Barbie” started within days of Palin’s nomination for Veep in August 2008.  By September 2, 2008, the term was spreading throughout the left-blogosphere, as Michelle Malkin noted…
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Six arrested in connection to wild party at ex-NFL player’s NY home

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

Six arrested in connection to wild party at ex-NFL player’s NY home

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9/27/2013 at 7:00am
Police said Thursday that six people have been arrested following the wild party last month at the vacant upstate New York home of ex-NFL player Brian Holloway – a party held without his consent.  The six are facing charges that range from criminal trespass and endangering the welfare of a child…
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Henninger Obamacare collapse on own

Will Obamacare collapse of its own accord?

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2013

Will Obamacare collapse of its own accord?

Henninger Obamacare collapse on own
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9/26/2013 at 7:00pm
Daniel Henninger of the WSJ believes that, if passed, Obamacare will do just that: This thing called “ObamaCare” carries on its back all the justifications, hopes and dreams of the entitlement state. The chance is at hand to let its political underpinnings collapse, perhaps permanently. If ObamaCare fails, or seriously falters, the entitlement…
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Marissa Alexander, awaiting conviction

Marissa Alexander Wins a “Do-Over” in Florida “Self-Defense” Case

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2013

Marissa Alexander Wins a “Do-Over” in Florida “Self-Defense” Case

Marissa Alexander, awaiting conviction
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9/26/2013 at 5:45pm
In May 2012, Marissa Alexander was convicted of aggravated assault for having fired a gun at her estranged husband and his two children. Under Florida’s “10-20-Life” law she received the mandatory 20-year-sentence for having fired a gun in the commission of a felony. We wrote about the Alexander case here some weeks…
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Miss Teen USA targeted

Arrest made in Miss Teen USA ‘sextortion’ case

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2013

Arrest made in Miss Teen USA ‘sextortion’ case

Miss Teen USA targeted
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9/26/2013 at 4:26pm
The FBI has made an arrest in the case involving the sextortion attempt against Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf. From the LA Times: The FBI has arrested a 19-year-old Temecula man who authorities believe to be involved in a “sextortion” case involving Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf from Orange County, officials said Thursday. Jared James Abrahams…
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