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100 House Reps already have signed onto letter denouncing anti-Israel academic boycott

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2014

Is your Rep on this list? If not, contact his or her office TODAY.

100 House Reps already have signed onto letter denouncing anti-Israel academic boycott

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1/15/2014 at 11:15am
For background, see my prior posts: Bipartisan Congressional letter to denounce academic boycott of Israel Has your Rep signed Congressional letter against Israel academic boycott? The letter will be finalized tomorrow morning as the House goes into recess Friday and many members leave tomorrow afternoon.  The letter is being coordinated through the offices of…
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David Gregory NBC 30 round magazine

One year ago, David Gregory was let off the D.C. gun law hook

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2014

A testament to the double standard for justice in the District of Columbia, one for the rich and powerful, another for the rest of us.

One year ago, David Gregory was let off the D.C. gun law hook

David Gregory NBC 30 round magazine
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1/15/2014 at 9:35am
On December 23, 2012, David Gregory waved the now infamous 30-round ammunition magazine on air during a Meet the Press interview with Wayne LaPierre of the NRA following the Sandy Hook school shooting. In D.C., mere possession of a 30-round magazine is a crime, regardless of whether the magazine is loaded.  D.C. is…
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Obama meets Insurance Industry Executives, March 4, 2010

Obamacare and insurance companies in a death grip

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2014

Obamacare giveth to the insurance companies and then it taketh away. And then it giveth back again.

Obamacare and insurance companies in a death grip

Obama meets Insurance Industry Executives, March 4, 2010
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1/15/2014 at 8:30am
We’ve finally gotten some data on who has actually signed up for Obamacare on the exchanges. At first glance, it would look bad for the insurance companies. There are way fewer young people (only 24% are between the ages of 18 and 34) than the original stated goal. But it doesn’t matter for…
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Chris Christie State of the State 1-14-2014

Chris Christie: “what has occurred does not define us or our state”

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2014

Turning the corner on scandal? Or still stuck in traffic?

Chris Christie: “what has occurred does not define us or our state”

Chris Christie State of the State 1-14-2014
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1/15/2014 at 7:00am
NJ Governor Chris Christie addressed the recent Bridgegate controversy on Tuesday afternoon in the very opening of his State of the State speech. The last week has certainly tested this Administration. Mistakes were clearly made. And as a result, we let down the people we are entrusted to serve. I know our…
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Cobb Theater, Wesley Chapel, Florida, site of theater shooting

Florida Theater Shooting Induces Another Round of “Stand Your Ground” Mania

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2014

“Stand-Your-Ground” has no application to this case — but it makes great headlines.

Florida Theater Shooting Induces Another Round of “Stand Your Ground” Mania

Cobb Theater, Wesley Chapel, Florida, site of theater shooting
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1/14/2014 at 6:05pm
Ever since the phrase “Stand-Your-Ground” caught the eye of journalists everywhere, it seems they simply cannot get enough of it. “Stand-Your-Ground” here, “Stand-Your-Ground” there, “Stand-Your-Ground” everywhere. The latest breakout of “Stand-Your-Ground-Mania” is now emerging around a tragic and apparently completely unnecessary shooting in a Tampa-area theater yesterday, as described in a piece from…
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Budget Surgery 590 LI 2

Still trying to digest the Big Belly Budget

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2014

Still trying to digest the Big Belly Budget

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1/14/2014 at 4:11pm
Any other “Bs” you can come up with regarding this? Lawmakers unveil massive $1.1 trillion spending bill in bipartisan compromise: Congressional negotiators unveiled a $1.1 trillion funding bill late Monday that would ease sharp spending cuts known as the sequester while providing fresh cash for new priorities, including President Obama’s push to expand…
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Employment Law Firm: Drop American Studies Assn membership or risk Title VII liability

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2014

Advice to Universities: “Drop institutional memberships in organizations that advocate anti-Israel boycotts.”

Employment Law Firm: Drop American Studies Assn membership or risk Title VII liability

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1/14/2014 at 2:15pm
Based on its Quarterly publication, the American Studies Association as of last year had 80 Institutional Members. Since ASA announced its academic boycott of Israel, we have confirmed that 6 universities have dropped their Institutional Memberships, while 11 more have denied being Institutional Members despite being so listed. The updated list appears at the…
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Twitter - Rouhani - Surrender

Will we ever fully know the terms of surrender?

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2014

“U.S. officials said Sunday that Iran would be allowed to continue existing research and development projects”

Will we ever fully know the terms of surrender?

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1/14/2014 at 11:58am
The new “moderate” President of Iran has declared victory and international surrender (featured image above). But what are the terms of our surrender? According to Iran, we don’t really know; according to the State Deparment, we will find out. Via L.A. Times, New Iran agreement includes secret side deal, Tehran official says…
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Christ Christie Bridgegate Press Conf 2

What if you threw a traffic scandal and only the media cared?

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2014

Pew Research poll: Little public interest in Christie story

What if you threw a traffic scandal and only the media cared?

Christ Christie Bridgegate Press Conf 2
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1/14/2014 at 8:49am
A Pew Research poll out Monday suggests that there has been little public interest so far in the recent coverage surrounding Chris Christie in the wake of the George Washington Bridge lane closures controversy. From Pew Research Center for the People and the Press: The public paid far more attention to last week’s…
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U.S. House of Representatives Chamber

Has your Rep signed Congressional letter against Israel academic boycott?

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2014

If not, pick up the phone or send an email right now.

Has your Rep signed Congressional letter against Israel academic boycott?

U.S. House of Representatives Chamber
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1/14/2014 at 7:00am
I reported last Friday on the draft Bipartisan Congressional letter to denounce academic boycott of Israel. The letter reads, in part: We write in strong opposition to the American Studies Association’s (ASA) recent decision to boycott Israeli universities and academic institutions. While ASA has every right to express its views on policies pursued…
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Obamacare Party Girls Ad

Young adults still slow to sign up for Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2014

Young adults still slow to sign up for Obamacare

Obamacare Party Girls Ad
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1/13/2014 at 8:36pm
Administration officials released demographic information Monday for those who have signed up for Obamacare.  While the overall signup numbers are increasing, it’s largely been older customers signing up so far. From the Wall Street Journal: More than half of those signing up for private health plans on new insurance exchanges are 45 or…
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http://youtu.be/6mTpGpjIyHs

Santa Claws: Hillary has a list, and she’s checking it twice

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2014

Who’s been naughty and who’s been nice (to her)

Santa Claws: Hillary has a list, and she’s checking it twice

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1/13/2014 at 3:30pm
Is there anyone who has not been in a coma for 30 years who is surprised that Hillary Clinton maintained a Hit List of those who betrayed her 2008 campaign? Via Politico, Hillary’s Hit List: Almost six years later, most Clinton aides can still rattle off the names of traitors and the favors…
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Whitetail Doe

NY Town spends $2,984 per deer in sterilization program

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2014

Program will not even reduce deer population to environmentally safe level.

NY Town spends $2,984 per deer in sterilization program

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1/13/2014 at 12:30pm
We have written before about the deer sterilization program in Cayuga Heights, which borders the Cornell campus (most people think of it as Ithaca, but it’s actually a separate municipality). Because Reproductive Health Care Is A Cervine Right: I have written before about the moral angst sweeping the upscale Village of Cayuga Heights,…
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Chris Christie Stronger Than The Storm Ad

Strange bedfellows: Feds piling on Christie may finally rally conservative pushback

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2014

It’s not about Christie.

Strange bedfellows: Feds piling on Christie may finally rally conservative pushback

Chris Christie Stronger Than The Storm Ad
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1/13/2014 at 11:32am
The other day I tried to make the distinction between dislike of Chris Christie, and joining the media mob which eventually will turn on Republican candidates you like. I told you not to feed that beast. To defend Chris Christie: This is not about Chris Christie. It’s about any number of other Republican…
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Media Bias for Chris Christie

Branco Cartoon – Focus Pocus

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Focus Pocus

Media Bias for Chris Christie
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1/13/2014 at 9:32am
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
 
https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/422394349494611968

Ariel Sharon Funeral

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2014

Videos and Images

Ariel Sharon Funeral

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1/13/2014 at 4:38am
A memorial ceremony and funeral for Israel’s former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who passed away Saturday at age 85, will take place on Monday. From CNN: A state memorial ceremony for Sharon is planned for Monday. World leaders, including U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, will attend…
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Sticker - ASA I support academic freedom

Anti-Israel academic boycotters demand Freedom From Criticism

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2014

The days of the hateful BDS ideology going unchallenged on campuses and in academic organizations are over.

Anti-Israel academic boycotters demand Freedom From Criticism

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1/12/2014 at 9:18pm
[Featured image above from Facebook page of anti-Israel academic boycotter.] The anti-Israel academic boycott by the American Studies Association has given rise to a massive pushback from a broad range of American civil society, including from over 180 university presidents (as of this writing), leading university and faculty organizations, other academics, and…
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