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Martha Robertson fundraising email partial

Federal probe sought of NY-23 Dem candidate’s false fundraising claim GOP tried to hack her website

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2013

Federal probe sought of NY-23 Dem candidate’s false fundraising claim GOP tried to hack her website

Martha Robertson fundraising email partial
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10/18/2013 at 8:45am
On September 30, 2013, at about 6:30 p.m., Democratic challenger Martha Robertson in the upstate NY-23 district, sent a fundraising email claiming that “GOP Ops” had been “caught” trying to take down her website, and urging people to fight back and donate to her campaign, providing a phone number for those…
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Exeter RI Town Hall Concealed Carry

Small RI town seeks recall of town council over obstruction of concealed carry permits

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2013

Exeter, Rhode Island has certified a recall election of all four Democratic Town Council members.

Small RI town seeks recall of town council over obstruction of concealed carry permits

Exeter RI Town Hall Concealed Carry
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10/18/2013 at 7:22am
Exeter, Rhode Island, is a town of about 6000 residents. When the town council proposed handing off issuance of concealed carry permits to the State Attorney General’s office, town residents feared this would be the first step in making it harder to obtain permits. And the town is revolting against the move…
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NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he didn’t take any secret files to Russia

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he didn’t take any secret files to Russia

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10/17/2013 at 8:12pm
Edward Snowden says that he did not take any of the National Security Agency’s files with him to Russia, according to the NY Times, which says it conducted an extensive interview this month with the former NSA contractor. From the NY Times: Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, said in an…
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Rebecca-Sedwick

Sheriff says he would charge parents in cyberbullying case if he could

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2013

Sheriff says he would charge parents in cyberbullying case if he could

Rebecca-Sedwick
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10/17/2013 at 5:31pm
The other day, I posted the story about two middle school girls arrested after a bullied girl’s suicide.  The case of Rebecca Sedwick has been at the center of much media attention in recent days, sparking a good deal of debate on all sides of the issue, including some discussion here…
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Answers remain scarce weeks into Obamacare website launch

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2013

Answers remain scarce weeks into Obamacare website launch

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10/17/2013 at 2:50pm
Two weeks into the launch of the Obamacare website, issues continue to be unearthed and the administration remains short on answers. A few interesting paragraphs from this piece in Politico last night: At a summit of health care advocacy groups at the Newseum on Tuesday, the audience was asked how many had successfully…
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Why we should fear we’re headed for a bad deal with Iran

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 10/17/2013 – Secretary of State John Kerry said that “no deal is better than a bad deal.” Will he follow through?

Why we should fear we’re headed for a bad deal with Iran

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10/17/2013 at 12:30pm
The West (otherwise known as P5 + 1) has concluded its first round of talks with Iran about its nuclear program in Geneva. The New York Times reports After Talks on Iran’s Nuclear Program, Officials Highlight the Positive: “I’ve been doing this now for about two years, and I have never had such…
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Father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden says his son has more secrets to share

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2013

Father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden says his son has more secrets to share

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10/17/2013 at 11:00am
The father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden said Wednesday that his son has more secrets to share, and that staying in Russia allows his son “to continue to push these issues forward.” From Reuters: Father Lon Snowden spoke at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York shortly after returning to the United…
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Photo: AP

NSA Director Keith Alexander expected to depart by April

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2013

NSA Director Keith Alexander expected to depart by April

Photo: AP
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10/17/2013 at 9:30am
(Photo: AP) National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander, who also serves as Commander of the United States Cyber Command, is expected to depart by next March or April, according to a Reuters news report. The director of the U.S. National Security Agency and his deputy are expected to depart in the coming months, U.S….
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Republicans give in

Branco Cartoon – Foul Play

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Foul Play

Republicans give in
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10/17/2013 at 8:15am
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Bumper Sticker - Virginia - Hey NSA

Hey now, hey now

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2013

Hey now, hey now

Bumper Sticker - Virginia - Hey NSA
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10/17/2013 at 7:00am
don’t dream it’s over. From Tugboat Phil: Professor, I just got my new plates in the mail. I didn’t block out the letters for obvious reasons. I did erase the serial numbers from the month & year stickers. It really is my plate. Read it with the words at the bottom. I just know I really…
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LIVE: Senate vote on budget bill (Update – passes both Houses)(Peter King declares war on Ted Cruz)

Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2013

LIVE: Senate vote on budget bill (Update – passes both Houses)(Peter King declares war on Ted Cruz)

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10/16/2013 at 7:36pm
The Senate is expected to vote this evening on a short-term bill to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. You can watch it live below. The full text of the plan can be found here. Updates (by waj): Passed both Houses of Congress. Via Twitchy, Peter King declares war on Ted…
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EBT cards and free stuff

Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2013

EBT cards and free stuff

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10/16/2013 at 5:15pm
By now you’ve probably heard about the EBT card breakdown during a power outage in which shoppers at a couple of Louisiana Walmarts purposely took advantage of the situation by “buying” a huge number of groceries for amounts that greatly exceeded their EBT limits in normal times. You might say the Walmart…
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Police: Suspect arrested over Los Angeles airport dry ice devices was ‘prankster’

Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2013

Police: Suspect arrested over Los Angeles airport dry ice devices was ‘prankster’

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10/16/2013 at 3:29pm
Police say a Los Angeles airport ground service employee who was arrested after several dry ice bombs were found at the airport Sunday and Monday left the devices as a prank. From the LA Times: The ground service employee arrested in connection with a string of dry ice bombs found at Los Angeles…
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A passing victory for two failed ideologies

Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2013

Updates: Why we fight.

A passing victory for two failed ideologies

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10/16/2013 at 1:33pm
I’m on a break from a conference I’m at all week, so I’m following the news on Twitter. Looks like there is a “done deal” which achieves little for the American people or the future of the nation.  The monstrosity known as Obamacare remains in place and the national debt keeps growing…
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Stop texting before you go to sleep

Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2013

Stop texting before you go to sleep

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10/16/2013 at 12:10pm
For all you smartphone addicts out there, it’s time to start silencing it or turning it off at night.  Or at least stop sending texts before you go to sleep.  In comes this earth shattering news that texting before you turn in for the night is bad for your quality of…
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Senate restarts deal talks on shutdown and debt limit – UPDATED

Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2013

Senate restarts deal talks on shutdown and debt limit – UPDATED

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10/16/2013 at 10:12am
Just a quick post to say that it looks like it will be back to discussing a Senate plan today, after no success with the House yesterday.  There are a series of meetings that are supposed to occur today.  We’ll add any major updates to the end of this post as…
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Former San Diego Mayor Filner Pleads Guilty to Sex Harassment Charges

Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2013

Former San Diego Mayor Filner Pleads Guilty to Sex Harassment Charges

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10/16/2013 at 8:30am
In news that is almost as surprising as the San Diego Chargers’ 19-9 Win over Indianapolis during Monday Night Football, it seems our former mayor is taking a trip down the road of personal responsibility. Bob Filner (Democrat) has plead guilty to three separate sex harassment charges; the conditions of his sentence…
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