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Elizabeth Warren dare not show the box she checked

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2012

If Warren released her employment records it likely would destroy her campaign

Elizabeth Warren dare not show the box she checked

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10/10/2012 at 8:00am
At the two prior debates, Scott Brown effectively used the line that Elizabeth Warren “checked the box.” As discussed with regard to yesterday’s polling, this is hurting Warren. But so far in the debates no one has mentioned what box Warren checked, and why she doesn’t want to release the records showing that…
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If it motivates you, it can’t be that bad

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2012

If it motivates you, it can’t be that bad

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10/10/2012 at 7:00am
Some of us want Obama supporters to cry themselves to sleep on November 6, others just want to wipe the smug grins off their faces. I say, why not both? I don’t know what it is about the “It’s Working, You’re Welcome” sticker that gets under my skin more than most others but it has…
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Election Day Empty Chair Countdown – Day 28

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012

Election Day Empty Chair Countdown – Day 28

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10/9/2012 at 9:30pm
Each day until Election Day we will feature a previously unpublished photo sent in by a Legal Insurrection reader on National Empty Chair Day, September 3, 2012. The countdown continues with 28 days to go. Today’s symbolic Empty Chair photo comes to us from Rachel in New York who writes, “Broken, Spineless, No BACKBONE at all!.” Can’t…
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This ain’t no Open House Party

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012

This ain’t no Open House Party

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10/9/2012 at 7:30pm
Tonight I’m speaking at the Cornell Club in New York City, similar to my talk last year arguing that “the Tea Party movement has been among the most influential and most positive forces in American politics in a generation.” The lecture this time is on a somewhat less controversial topic: In this presentation,…
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Character still matters in the MA Senate race

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012

Character still matters in the MA Senate race

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10/9/2012 at 6:00pm
I had the pleasue of spending a full hour on the radio with Dan Rea at WBZ 1030 (CBS Boston), a true superstation that covers all of New England and into New York. Dan made a point during the hour that character matters, and that Elizabeth Warren’s character is a legitimate issue. I had a…
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Teacher covers up “anti-Islam” metro ads in copycat attack

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012

Teacher covers up “anti-Islam” metro ads in copycat attack

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10/9/2012 at 5:00pm
High school teacher Debbie Polhemus took her own stand against free speech yesterday when she covered pro-Israel advertisements in a Washington, D.C, metro station with yellow sticky notes. Polhemus was not arrested or cited for vandalism. In a similarly convoluted line of reasoning to New York subway attacker Mona Eltahawy, Polhemus was…
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I really hope someone brings up Big Bird at the next debate

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012

I really hope someone brings up Big Bird at the next debate

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10/9/2012 at 2:30pm
It doesn’t particularly matter who does, just as long as he’s mentioned. Perhaps Joe Biden will think he can get a jab in at the Romney campaign for threatening to cut the funding to PBS. Or maybe Paul Ryan will choose to bring it up sua sponte. Either way, I hope it’s brought…
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AFP’s Dinner Table video a punch in Obama’s gut

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012

AFP’s Dinner Table video a punch in Obama’s gut

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10/9/2012 at 12:23pm
Clearly Americans for Prosperity has been doing their deep-values research. Because the innovative video they released Friday, “The Dinner Table,” hits exactly the right emotions in a remarkably effective piece depicting the traditional family dinner table scene. Only in this new American scene, not a word is spoken, and the tension is…
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You can’t fight prejudice if you engage in race-bating, Marc Lamont Hill

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012

You can’t fight prejudice if you engage in race-bating, Marc Lamont Hill

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10/9/2012 at 11:15am
Another post which cannot wait for the Saturday Night Card Game. Mark Lamont Hill, The 15 Most Overrated White People: Today, our nation engages in one of its most bizarre cultural rituals: the celebration of Columbus Day as a national holiday. Although history proves that Christopher Columbus was an immoral treasure hunter who…
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Where the Elite Meet to Swallow Bitter Pills

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012

Where the Elite Meet to Swallow Bitter Pills

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10/9/2012 at 9:45am
Since the presidential debate last week I’ve been trying to remember where I saw this movie before, as it were—where a man considered a member of the elite, the cognoscenti, whose brilliance is considered by millions of admirers to be self evident and unimpeachable, got his clock thoroughly cleaned by someone…
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Elizabeth Warren represented large utility seeking to liquidate rural electric cooperative

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012

Contrary to campaign claim, Warren client sought to liquidate Cajun Electric Cooperative to aquire Big Cajun coal-fired plant

Elizabeth Warren represented large utility seeking to liquidate rural electric cooperative

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10/9/2012 at 8:15am
This is a GUEST POST by Matt J. Farley, an attorney in New Orleans, LA. The post was submitted at my request after noticing a comment Matt left in response to my post Elizabeth Warren helped protect Dow Chemical against breast implant claims.  The comment disputed that Elizabeth Warren had accurately described…
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Change

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012

Change

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10/9/2012 at 7:00am
in 2012. From reader ProfShadow: Here is one from Jacksonville, Florida on Friday, Sept 21
 

Election Day Empty Chair Countdown – Day 29

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2012

Election Day Empty Chair Countdown – Day 29

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10/8/2012 at 9:30pm
Each day until Election Day we will feature a previously unpublished photo sent in by a Legal Insurrection reader on National Empty Chair Day, September 3, 2012. The countdown continues with 29 days to go. Today’s heart-felt Empty Chair photo comes to us from Doug, Sue, Jed, and Jessica in South Carolina.  The sign on their…
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The Iveys – In The Dark

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2012

The Iveys – In The Dark

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10/8/2012 at 6:27pm
We have featured The Iveys before to a very good reader reaction. The band members are the cousins of LI reader, photographer (also, here, here) and West Texas correspondent Danelle, who also happens to be one of the first to email me whenever I get a national media reference, usually in real time. Danelle’s children and…
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A Tale of Two Times

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2012

A Tale of Two Times

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10/8/2012 at 5:00pm
I know a woman who immediately covers her ears when the topic gets to Obama and what he’s done wrong and what he hasn’t done right.  She doesn’t believe any of the things she accidentally overhears and accuses me of making it up.  “Where do you get your news from?” I…
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Elizabeth Warren law license problem goes to Court

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2012

MA Republican Party asks Court to correct BBO General Counsel’s misstatements of law and perceived “partisan agenda”

Elizabeth Warren law license problem goes to Court

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10/8/2012 at 2:54pm
As you are aware, I have pointed out that Michael Fredrickson, the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, has some explaining to do: As detailed here before, within hours of my posting about Elizabeth Warren’s lack of a Massachusetts law license, Michael Fredrickson, the General Counsel of the Massachusetts…
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No wonder Obama supporters upset at Jim Lehrer

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2012

Lehrer technique permitted “a clear view into his head and heart”

No wonder Obama supporters upset at Jim Lehrer

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10/8/2012 at 1:58pm
Jim Lehrer has come under fire after his perhaps overly relaxed approach to moderating during last week’s presidential debate. It turns out that Lehrer has been advocating the “slow listening” interview technique for some time, and in this case it worked just as planned, permitting the candidates to rise (Romney) or fall…
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