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Chris Christie: Don’t blame Bridgegate on me

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2014

Media finally finds something to be outraged about.

Chris Christie: Don’t blame Bridgegate on me

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1/9/2014 at 7:00am
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued a statement late Wednesday in response to the reports that a top staffer from his office and others were involved in controversial NJ lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. In his statement Wednesday, Christie said he was misled by a member of his staff and…
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Democrat incumbent Mike McIntyre announces retirement in vulnerable Congressional district (NC-7)

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2014

Is it finally David Rouzer’s time?

Democrat incumbent Mike McIntyre announces retirement in vulnerable Congressional district (NC-7)

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1/8/2014 at 7:03pm
[Image: Republican David Rouzer] Long time readers of Legal Insurrection may recall our support in 2012 of conservative candidate for North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District, David Rouzer. Rouzer, a former state Senator, challenged the 16 year incumbent, Mike McIntyre, and nearly unseated the Congressman in dramatic fashion, narrowly falling to McIntyre by 655…
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Next Florida self-defense trial: Loud music, teens in a car and a shooting

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2014

Plus more of the eccentric Florida legal process

Next Florida self-defense trial: Loud music, teens in a car and a shooting

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1/8/2014 at 4:54pm
Few among us will soon forget the “eccentric” jurisprudence demonstrated by Judge Debra Nelson during the George Zimmerman trial. I am pleased to discover that, to the good fortune of legal bloggers everywhere, Florida apparently has a surfeit of such judges. You ask for a similarly “eccentric” Florida judge in another Florida…
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Middlebury American Studies Program: Israel boycott violates ASA’s Constitution and Mission

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2014

Demands that Institutional Membership not be in Middlebury College name, only in American Studies Program name.

Middlebury American Studies Program: Israel boycott violates ASA’s Constitution and Mission

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1/8/2014 at 2:53pm
The President of Middlebury College issued one of the most stinging rebukes to the American Studies Association anti-Israel academic boycott: “the vote is a sad reflection of an extreme and hateful ideology of some members of the academy …. I urge others in the academic community to condemn the ASA boycott and…
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How long before Clinton machine turns Robert Gates into “trailer trash”?

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2014

How long before Clinton machine turns Robert Gates into “trailer trash”?

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1/8/2014 at 12:30pm
Expect former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to quickly be turned from hero of the Democratic Party for being a Republican willing to work for Barack Obama, into just more trailer trash because of his tell-all book about that service which reinforces an accurate meme about Hillary Clinton: She has no…
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Cost of Political Posturing in Iraq

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2014

President Obama’s withdrawal for American troops from Iraq was the result of political calculations; not strategic thinking.

Cost of Political Posturing in Iraq

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1/8/2014 at 8:59am
At the end of October the New York Times hailed President Obama’s foreign policy as “pragmatic,” while largely ignoring the consequences. The two month old article was written by the White House reporter, but a recent article written from Beirut, Power Vacuum in Middle East Lifts Militants paints a somewhat less flattering…
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Anti-Israel George Mason group plays race card on Pres for opposing boycott

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2014

Upset at tweet “Universities exist to build bridges of understanding, not to blow them up”

Anti-Israel George Mason group plays race card on Pres for opposing boycott

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1/7/2014 at 9:09pm
George Mason University apparently has an active anti-Israel group.  It has proclaimed the achievement of boycotting Israeli hummus, and staged a walkout on a commencement speaker with close ties to Israel. The propaganda-named Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) now is playing the race card against GMU’s President, who tweeted his opposition to…
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VA Dem candidate: Fighting rapists in court just like fighting Tea Party

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2014

VA Dem candidate: Fighting rapists in court just like fighting Tea Party

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1/7/2014 at 5:33pm
The War on Women is the never-ending Democratic Party strategy. But this one is over-the-top even for that War. Via Newsbusters: In an outrageous ad aired on the local Washington D.C. NBC affiliate WRC-4, Virginia Democratic state senate candidate Jennifer Wexton – running to replace newly elected Virginia attorney general Mark Herring – m…
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Believing in make-believe peace

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2014

Mideast Media Sampler 01/07/2014 – The Unreal Mideast of American Editorials

Believing in make-believe peace

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1/7/2014 at 4:00pm
The New York Times and Washington Post have both recently weighed in with editorials about John Kerry’s peace process. First the New York Times ran The Ticking Mideast Clock. Signs of failure are everywhere. On Thursday, standing beside Mr. Kerry, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a harsh assessment of his Palestinian counterpart,…
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U Texas at Dallas terminates membership in American Studies Association

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2014

U Texas at Dallas terminates membership in American Studies Association

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1/7/2014 at 2:35pm
Most universities which were listed as Institutional Members of the American Studies Association have left it up to particular departments which took out the membership to decide whether to continue. Of the 83 Institutional Members listed by ASA, at least 11 deny being members, as detailed in the List of Universities rejecting…
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Christ Christie Teacher Town Hall

Media Meme – Chris Christie no longer refreshingly blunt, now just a bully

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2014

Bully Boy of Bayonne

Media Meme – Chris Christie no longer refreshingly blunt, now just a bully

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1/7/2014 at 12:07pm
This is how they do it, do it. Build up Chris Christie as the refreshingly moderate, blunt talking, cure-all for the “extremist” wing of the Republican Party. Then tear him down, down, down. From the NY Times on Christmas Eve, Stories Add Up as Bully Image Trails Christie: It was the governor’s penchant for confrontation…
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Chicago Federal Court strikes down ban on gun sales and transfers

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2014

Chicago Federal Court strikes down ban on gun sales and transfers

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1/7/2014 at 9:19am
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois yesterday handed down a stinging defeat to the City of Chicago, and it’s mayor Rahm Emanuel. Despite clear Constitutional direction derived from D.C. v. Heller, and McDonald v. Chicago, the city of Chicago had insisted it possessed the power of law to deny…
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Angela Corey Seeks Revocation of Marissa Alexander’s Bail

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2014

Angela Corey Seeks Revocation of Marissa Alexander’s Bail

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1/6/2014 at 8:28pm
Well, Marissa Alexander simply can’t bring her self to abide by the orders of a court, according to a story from First Coast News (FCN), Florida. The last time she was out on bail, and under a restraining order to stay away from her estranged husband, she met with him to (successfully)…
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Anti-Israel academic boycott group’s tax-exempt status challenged

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2014

Academic boycott not in furtherance of American Studies Association’s exempt purpose and violates public policy.

Anti-Israel academic boycott group’s tax-exempt status challenged

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1/6/2014 at 6:40pm
When the National Council of the American Studies Association endorsed the academic boycott of Israel in early December, and put the boycott Resolution to a quick membership vote, I wondered how the ASA National Council could do such a thing not just on the merits, but because the boycott put ASA’s tax-exempt…
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Missing man found after family spots him in news photo

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2014

Missing man found after family spots him in news photo

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1/6/2014 at 5:05pm
A man who went missing shortly after New Year’s Day has been located after his family saw a photo of him in a recent news story about the cold weather. From USA Today: A man missing since Wednesday was located in Washington, D.C., after his photo appeared in a Rochester, N.Y., edition of…
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Branco Cartoon – Media Whiteout

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Media Whiteout

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1/6/2014 at 2:00pm
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WWII veteran receives long overdue recognition with Purple Hearts

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2014

WWII veteran receives long overdue recognition with Purple Hearts

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1/6/2014 at 12:01pm
A 90 year old World War II veteran received long overdue recognition this past weekend in Colorado as he was awarded several medals, including three Purple Hearts. From CBS Denver: It took several decades but an American hero in Commerce City has finally been recognized. Army Sgt. Alfred Hurtado served in Europe during World…
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