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Live Updates – Istanbul Gezi Park Protests

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2013

Live Updates – Istanbul Gezi Park Protests

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6/1/2013 at 11:00am
The action in and around Taksim Square’s Gezi Park in Istanbul, Turkey continues today. What started out as a peaceful demonstration over a proposed park demolition earlier in the week has morphed into a broader anti-government protest after Turkish police stepped in.   And it’s quite a varying mix in protesters, it…
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2014 – The Great Debunking?

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2013

2014 – The Great Debunking?

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6/1/2013 at 9:15am
That’s what David Wasserman at The Cook Report is saying, The GOP’s Built-In Midterm Turnout Advantage: If and when Republicans gain a modest number of House and Senate seats in November 2014, the Beltway set may be tempted to interpret the results as a sixth-year itch rebuke of President Obama on everything…
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“Grim and Bare It” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2013

“Grim and Bare It” Week at College Insurrection

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6/1/2013 at 8:00am
It’s grim out there: A third of Millennials regret going to college New Poll Sheds Light on Grim Reality for College Graduates New report says overdue student loans have hit all time high Just bare it: UC Boulder student has naked freak out after eating magic mushrooms University of Illinois hikes student fees to cover sex-change operations Student…
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Zimmerman trial pre-preview reader

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2013

Zimmerman trial pre-preview reader

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5/31/2013 at 9:00pm
We are going to have some great coverage of the George Zimmerman trial.  I think Legal Insurrection’s coverage will be the best around.  I’ll have an announcement about that probably Sunday night. In the meantime, you can brush up on the case by reading our prior posts through the Trayvon Martin tag and also…
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Will Gezi Park Spur a ‘Turkish Spring’? Watch Live Coverage

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2013

Will Gezi Park Spur a ‘Turkish Spring’? Watch Live Coverage

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5/31/2013 at 7:40pm
UPDATE 6/1 – 11:00am EST: We have moved live coverage to this link. Taksim Square’s Gezi Park  in Istanbul, Turkey has erupted into a scene of chaos this afternoon, after protesters who have been demonstrating there throughout the day clashed with Turkish police.  The protests began peacefully earlier in the week, but…
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Operative in Secret McConnell Recording Publicly Confesses, Compounds His Problems

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2013

Operative in Secret McConnell Recording Publicly Confesses, Compounds His Problems

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5/31/2013 at 5:30pm
A Progress Kentucky volunteer who was at the center of a story involving the secret recording of Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign meeting earlier this year has publicly admitted to making the recording, and he says that his attorney has been contacted by an assistant US Attorney about the matter. Curtis Morrison, a…
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Obama: From Decline to Dorothy

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2013

Obama: From Decline to Dorothy

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5/31/2013 at 3:30pm
In October 2009, Charles Krauthammer critiqued President Obama’s foreign policy in a Weekly Standard article Decline is a choice: Indeed, as he made his hajj from Strasbourg to Prague to Ankara to Istanbul to Cairo and finally to the U.N. General Assembly, Obama drew the picture of an America quite exceptional–exceptional in…
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Michele Bachmann took out two candidates with one retirement

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2013

Michele Bachmann took out two candidates with one retirement

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5/31/2013 at 2:00pm
Some of our readers are disputing that Michele Bachmann “retired” from running for office, but however you describe it, she’s not running for the congressional seat she has been in for several terms. And it looks like her main competitor — whose election was made more not less difficult by Bachmann’s retirement –…
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Branco Cartoon – He Built That

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2013

Branco Cartoon – He Built That

Childs Play 590 LI
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5/31/2013 at 12:30pm
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
 

Conservatives no longer suffering government intimidation in isolation

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2013

Conservatives no longer suffering government intimidation in isolation

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5/31/2013 at 11:24am
There has been a no-holds barred assault on conservatives and the Tea Party movement by the Obama administration since day one. Peaceful political protesters were called terrorists, political donors were bullied, tax records were leaked, secondary boycotts by supporters of the administration sought to deprive conservatives of platforms, industries were co-opted, there…
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Holder gets his message of remorse out through supposedly “off-the-record” journo meeting

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2013

Holder gets his message of remorse out through supposedly “off-the-record” journo meeting

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5/31/2013 at 9:57am
Politico and a few others attended. I thought it was supposed to be “off-the-record”? Maybe that means no quotes, but it didn’t stop Politico from writing about it, Eric Holder to media: I get it: Attorney General Eric Holder expressed concern on Thursday about how the  Department of Justice has handled recent media investig…
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Oh, baby

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2013

Oh, baby

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5/31/2013 at 7:00am
From Amy: I spied this car’s stickers driving down Smoky Hill Rd. in “purple” Aurora, CO.
 

Holder ain’t heavy, he’s “the Moses of our time”

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2013

Holder ain’t heavy, he’s “the Moses of our time”

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5/30/2013 at 7:27pm
It’s always interesting to watch the contortionists at MSNBC when it comes to defending the actions of the Obama administration. Mediaite has posted video of a segment from Martin Bashir’s program, in which a panel discusses the language used in the FBI affidavit pertaining to FOX News reporter James Rosen’s alleged role…
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Cincinnati IRS Workers to be Questioned by House Investigators

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2013

Cincinnati IRS Workers to be Questioned by House Investigators

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5/30/2013 at 5:30pm
Investigators from both the House Ways and Means and House Oversight committees will be interviewing two front-line IRS workers from the Cincinnati office in Washington DC this week, and another two next week, according to congressional sources who spoke to CNN today. House investigators are interviewing two front-line Internal Revenue Service employees…
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Did Syria Receive Russian Missiles?

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2013

Did Syria Receive Russian Missiles?

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5/30/2013 at 4:00pm
In an interview today, President Bashar Assad of Syria claims that Russia has delivered some of the S-300 missiles he bought.The Lebanse paper, Al Akhbar, quoted from an exclusive interview Assad gave to Hezbollah’s Al Manar television channel. “Syria has received the first batch of Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missiles,” Assad declared in…
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Al Qaeda Celebrates Boston Marathon Bombings in Terror Magazine

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2013

Al Qaeda Celebrates Boston Marathon Bombings in Terror Magazine

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5/30/2013 at 2:30pm
The Al Qaeda magazine, Inspire, is celebrating the Boston Marathon bombings and mocking US security in its current issue, while insinuating unavoidable future attacks on Americans. From the NY Post: Inspire, known as the Vanity Fair of terrorism, also tried to parlay recent ricin-laced letters sent Congress into amping up American fear. Those recent…
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Growing List of Media Outlets Decline Holder’s Off-the-Record Meeting

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2013

Growing List of Media Outlets Decline Holder’s Off-the-Record Meeting

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5/30/2013 at 1:00pm
It seems some major news outlets are not all that thrilled about Attorney General Eric Holder’s invitation to meet with their Washington bureau chiefs this week. At issue is the fact that Holder’s meetings – at least the first one – to discuss guidelines for journalists in leak investigations will be off…
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