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North Dakota Gov Fish and Wildlife

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reopens federal lands minutes before North Dakota to file federal suit

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2013

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reopens federal lands minutes before North Dakota to file federal suit

North Dakota Gov Fish and Wildlife
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10/11/2013 at 4:58pm
This is a pretty good example of how the federal government went out of its way to make life difficult by shutting federal lands it never did anything to staff full time in the first place. North Dakota threatened to sue, and just minutes before the federal complaint was to be filed,…
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punditfact

PolitiFact announces it will launch PunditFact

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2013

PolitiFact announces it will launch PunditFact

punditfact
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10/11/2013 at 4:39pm
PolitiFact announced yesterday afternoon that it will soon launch PunditFact, a new site aimed at fact-checking pundits and media figures. PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website of the Tampa Bay Times, will soon launch PunditFact, a site dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows. PunditFact…
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Ted Cruz at Values Voters Summit

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2013

Ted Cruz at Values Voters Summit

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10/11/2013 at 3:43pm
Ted Cruz appeared today at the Values Voters Summit. The big news was that he got heckled and gave it back. Here’s the clip.  (The full video is here.)
 

The Shirley Sherrod and DOMA cases — a contrast in how law firms are treated

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2013

The Shirley Sherrod and DOMA cases — a contrast in how law firms are treated

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10/11/2013 at 1:23pm
I followed Shirley Sherrod’s lawsuit against Andrew Breitbart and Larry O’Connor over an edited video of Sherrod’s speech to an NAACP chapter very carefully early on, demonstrating beyond doubt that the core of Sherrod’s claim, that she was falsely portrayed in a short video Breitbart released, was not supported by the actual…
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HealthSourceRI

2015 financial time bomb in state healthcare exchanges

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2013

2015 financial time bomb in state healthcare exchanges

HealthSourceRI
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10/11/2013 at 11:03am
One thing you have to remember about Obamacare is that much of the financial pain, such as steep penalties, is back ended so that by the time people wake up to reality, the law has been operating for years and it’s too late. Here’s yet another example, the subsidies for state exchanges…
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The Republican Brand

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2013

The Republican Brand

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10/11/2013 at 8:46am
A conversation I had with myself on Twitter this morning. Just because I could. (added) Be sure to read Anne’s study on how embarrassed Republicans were of the Republican Brand long before the current “shutdown,” New study sheds light on why Republicans won’t call themselves Republican. Also available on Storify.
 
Committee fo Protect Journalists Obama Report

Obama alternative controlled news operation is the true assault on the press

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2013

Traditional press reduced to begging for information bones thrown to them by a “closed, control freak administration”

Obama alternative controlled news operation is the true assault on the press

Committee fo Protect Journalists Obama Report
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10/10/2013 at 9:32pm
The report by the Committee to Protect Journalists on The Obama Administration and the Press has received a lot of attention because of the details about Obama’ extensive use of the Espionage Act of 1917 and relentless pursuit of leakers, drying up confidential sources: “I think we have a real problem,” said New…
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Healthcare-gov-notice

Healthcare.gov — The bad, the bad, and the ugly

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2013

Remember, we had to pass the law to find out what was in it.

Healthcare.gov — The bad, the bad, and the ugly

Healthcare-gov-notice
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10/10/2013 at 6:23pm
I’ve been covering the ongoing issues with the Obamacare website in the days since its glitch-filled launch, which you can read here, here and here.  From day one, the Obama administration has spun the problems as a good thing, blaming all the site’s technical misfires entirely on high traffic volume –…
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The State SC Stand Your Ground Headline

South Carolina Father Wins Self-Defense Immunity in Shooting of Bystander

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2013

South Carolina Father Wins Self-Defense Immunity in Shooting of Bystander

The State SC Stand Your Ground Headline
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10/10/2013 at 4:30pm
A father in South Carolina who fired his handgun in self-defense–and in the process killing an apparent innocent bystander–has successfully argued that he is not subject to criminal or civil liability under the state’s self-defense immunity law. South Carolina’s self-defense immunity statute–§16-11-450. Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil actions; law enforcement officer…
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Healthcare-gov-notice

White House doesn’t care if healthcare.gov is ready, as long as it exists

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2013

One more brick in the Obamacare wall that makes it harder to repeal.

White House doesn’t care if healthcare.gov is ready, as long as it exists

Healthcare-gov-notice
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10/10/2013 at 2:48pm
Many of today’s headlines are about the disaster known as healthcare.gov. Correctly, people are wondering how the White House could turn the site live when it had not been properly designed and tested.  (More on that later from Mandy.) The boondoggle is being portrayed as a major failure.  Which it is. But readiness for…
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Reed Campaign demands Robertson return money - WETM screen shot

Fundraising hacking claim may dim Dems hopes of picking up NY-23

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2013

Fundraising hacking claim may dim Dems hopes of picking up NY-23

Reed Campaign demands Robertson return money - WETM screen shot
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10/10/2013 at 12:54pm
NY-23, a Republican-leaning District that includes Ithaca and most of the Southern Tier, is a high profile target for national Democrats. The DCCC has it on its Jumpstart Candidate list and MoveOn.org via PPP Polling is claiming the district is competitive. (See this critique of these PPP messaging polls.  Frankly, several of the PPP…
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House GOP proposes short-term debt ceiling increase pending budget negotiations

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2013

But White House premptively rejects budget negotiations while government “shut”

House GOP proposes short-term debt ceiling increase pending budget negotiations

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10/10/2013 at 11:48am
Those are the latest reports as a House Republican conference just broke up, with a group heading to the White House. Here’s the latest, to be updated throughout the day: https://twitter.com/KevinMaddenDC/status/388327968814034944 But will Obama “negogiate” unless his other precondition — full clean CR — is met? Apparently not, as this just hit the wires as…
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The Atlantic photoshops Boehner’s head onto arrest photo of accused Irish Republican Army murderer

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2013

Even mainstream liberal publications have gone over the edge in demonizing Republicans

The Atlantic photoshops Boehner’s head onto arrest photo of accused Irish Republican Army murderer

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10/10/2013 at 10:36am
We have noted before the extreme eliminationist rhetoric directed at Republicans and the Tea Party by the most senior Democratic politicians, who portray the House’s exercise of its constitutional power of the purse as terrorism. That rhetoric has also moved into mainstream liberal publications. What was once expected only of DailyKos or…
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O'Mara over Manikin in Court

Florida Senate “Stand Your Ground” panel advocates for lawsuits against people who lawfully defend themselves

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2013

Florida Senate “Stand Your Ground” panel advocates for lawsuits against people who lawfully defend themselves

O'Mara over Manikin in Court
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10/10/2013 at 8:00am
The Orlando Sentinel reports that an ad hoc Florida state Senate panel, drawn together specifically to advocate changes to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, has emerged to announce that there should be changes to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. The key change sought by the panel is to impose limits on the immunity from…
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Bumper Sticker - St Peterburg - Hope

Hopefully

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2013

Hopefully

Bumper Sticker - St Peterburg - Hope
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10/10/2013 at 7:00am
From Bill, spotted in Florida: Hope?  
 
Findlay Ohio

Judge to man: Sorry, you’re still (legally) dead

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2013

Judge to man: Sorry, you’re still (legally) dead

Findlay Ohio
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10/9/2013 at 9:21pm
One of the stranger cases. A Judge in Ohio has ruled that a man declared legally dead after he disappeared in 1994 still is legally dead. Even though the man was in court asking the judge to declare him not dead. Long-time correspondent, photographer, reporter, bumper sticker aficionado, and music impresario Danelle…
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For Obama, negotiating with Republicans is tough, almost as tough as math

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2013

For Obama, negotiating with Republicans is tough, almost as tough as math

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10/9/2013 at 8:42pm
So which will it be: catastrophe or no? And if it’s catastrophe, how soon will that happen? People on the left are ramping up the fear, and people on the right trying to minimize it, both for obvious tactical purposes of their own. But failure to raise the debt ceiling is uncharted…
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