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Netroots Indian speakers defend Elizabeth Warren even if not really Cherokee

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2012

Netroots Indian speakers defend Elizabeth Warren even if not really Cherokee

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6/7/2012 at 1:49pm
I attended the Netroots Nation progressive convention this morning in Providence, Rhode Island.   The session was titled “American Indian Caucus.” When I asked the panel about Elizabeth Warren’s false claims to be Cherokee, they became defensive and accusatory, refused to condemn Warren or seek an apology even though genealogical information shows Warren…
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In the beginning, Madison protesters wanted to walk like Egyptians

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2012

In the beginning, Madison protesters wanted to walk like Egyptians

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6/7/2012 at 12:19pm
Remember when the Madison protesters compared their plight to the protesters in Tahrir Square? They wanted to walk like Egyptians Think Progress was giddy at the comparison: According to pro-labor protesters in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) may be taking a page from former Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak and cutting off internet access to…
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If Angela Corey threatened suit against Dershowitz and Harvard, she needs to step down from Zimmerman case

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2012

If Angela Corey threatened suit against Dershowitz and Harvard, she needs to step down from Zimmerman case

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6/7/2012 at 10:29am
If this is true, then Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey needs to step off the case. Alan Dershowitz has been a harsh critic of Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey.  Among his criticisms is that Corey has been too politicized in charging Second Degree Murder. Now Corey is retaliating by complaining to Harvard Law School about…
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Stand with Ali

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2012

Stand with Ali

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6/7/2012 at 9:46am
Via Facebook (h/t iambasic in Tip Line): Now, sympathizers of convicted domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin are harassing me, tearing me apart—and coming after my family. In the past two weeks, hackers have tried accessing my email accounts, they’ve placed a fake SWAT call on a colleague, and just two days ago they posted the…
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Beemers4Barack

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2012

Beemers4Barack

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6/7/2012 at 7:00am
Reader and frequent photographer Bill is back in Florida, and spotted this Beemer in St. Petersburg: We’re not all enlightened down here in Florida. Some people will obviously vote against their own self interest, a meme that those on the left often accuse folks from fly over country of doing.
 

The one photo which sums up the entire Wisconsin protest/recall effort

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2012

The one photo which sums up the entire Wisconsin protest/recall effort

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6/6/2012 at 9:52pm
Now that the recall is over, we’ll be taking many strolls down memory lane.  I think I know where to start. Of all the images, one stands out as a perfect metaphor for the entire protest/recall effort. Remember this genius who locked her head to a metal railing with a bicycle lock during the takeover…
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Memories

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2012

Memories

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6/6/2012 at 6:45pm
are made of this.
 

Boston Globe columnist and Cherokee blogger face off on whether proof of Elizabeth Warren’s heritage matters

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2012

Boston Globe columnist and Cherokee blogger face off on whether proof of Elizabeth Warren’s heritage matters

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6/6/2012 at 4:17pm
There is much dispute when it comes to Elizabeth Warren’s claim to be Cherokee.  What is not in dispute, however, is that there is no known documentary evidence that Warren is Cherokee, and much evidence she is not. The family line which supposedly has Cherokee lineage has been traced back to the…
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Elizabeth Warren’s “weird choices”

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2012

Elizabeth Warren’s “weird choices”

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6/6/2012 at 1:37pm
It’s a pattern laid out by Meghan McArdle in July 2010, Considering Elizabeth Warren, the Scholar. Read the whole thing, but here’s an excerpt: But while I found the thesis compelling, there were some problems with the book.  The first is that Warren simply fails to grapple with what her thesis suggests about the…
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Worst and Best Wisconsin Recall Predictions

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2012

Worst and Best Wisconsin Recall Predictions

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6/6/2012 at 11:17am
Worst Prediction Erik D. Kain channeling David Frum in Forbes Magazine, March 10, 2011, Is Wisconsin the Real Republican Waterloo? (italics in original): After the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, conservative writer David Frum called the passage of the bill the GOP’s “Waterloo” in reference to Napoleon Bonaparte’s crushing defeat at the hands…
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Thank you, Scott Walker

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2012

Thank you, Scott Walker

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6/6/2012 at 9:30am
Wisconsin Governor Walker’s recall election ended early Tuesday night with margins so large they’re beyond “recount” territory. After spending the day in Racine, Wisconsin — more on that later — I joined the Walker victory celebration. People streamed into the expo center where it was held, so many that Governor Walker quipped that…
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Oh what a night

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2012

Oh what a night

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6/6/2012 at 8:15am
What a night last night was.  It was as good as if not better than when Scott Brown won in January 2010. Almost 20,000 people viewed the live feed during the 4 hours it was live. I hope everyone enjoyed the fireworks display and music. We had fireworks firing off and exploding…
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Is NYC next?

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2012

Is NYC next?

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6/6/2012 at 7:00am
Banning super-sized sodas may be the spark that ignites the fire. From reader Max: A rare sight in midtown Manhattan …. They must be from some other part of New York State!  
 

Wisconsin Recall LIVE (Update – WALKER WINS!!!!)

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2012

Wisconsin Recall LIVE (Update – WALKER WINS!!!!)

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6/5/2012 at 8:11pm
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Georgia Dem Political Director drops suit against Georgia conservative blogger

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2012

Georgia Dem Political Director drops suit against Georgia conservative blogger

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6/5/2012 at 4:34pm
About two weeks ago Bryan covered the story of Georgia conservative blogger Andre Walker who had been sued by a Democratic politician for reporting the politicians run-ins with the law: Roughly three weeks ago a lawsuit alleging defamation against a conservative blogger was filed in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia. The claim…
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Elizabeth Warren’s anti-gaffes matter

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2012

Elizabeth Warren’s anti-gaffes matter

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6/5/2012 at 4:05pm
Don’t believe the spin that Elizabeth Warren’s claims about being Native American don’t matter.  Or that she simply made a mistake in how she handled it. This headline from U.S. News demonstrates how it is being played: Warren Gaffes on Native American Roots Enflame Senate Race in Massachusetts There was no gaffe as in…
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Wisconsin updates

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2012

Wisconsin updates

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6/5/2012 at 1:35pm
As of 8:15 p.m. Eastern, all further updating at Wisconsin Recall LIVE ——————————– I’ll gather links and reports here until the results coverage starts. The Wisconsin Reporter Twitter account is a good source to follow, along with Charlie Sykes, Christian Schneider, and Kevin Binversie. (links, most recent on top) Two WI GOP sources say Dems/Barrett preparing…
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