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@hilaryr Tweets of the Day

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012
Twitter was lit up today with the @hilaryr controversy.  If you are not on Twitter, you need to be. Both Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney were trending during much of the day. Here are some of the better ones I picked out: Michelle Malkin: “Jim Treacher”: Iowahawkblog: Drew M: John Nolte: Dan McLaughlin: Dana Loesch: Update: This exchange had me laughing pretty hard,…
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David Cicilline (D-RI01) – Hey, so I lied to get elected

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012
I have posted numerous times about David Cicilline, former Providence Mayor and current Democratic congressman in my home district, RI-01. As I previously noted, Cicilline deliberately concealed the terrible financial condition of Providence during the 2010 election in a close fight with Republican John Loughlin: In June 2010, when Loughlin challenged Cicilline’s fiscal record in…
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Zimmerman bond hearing Live (Update: Aff’t of Probable Cause)

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012
Hearing was extremely short. Court noted that a two page affidavit of probable cause was filed.  Court finds probable cause exists at this stage.  Court notes that all further proceedings will be in Circuit Court.  Sets May 29th, 1:30, probable cause hearing in Circuit Court. Judge says will make public probable cause affidavit. Defense counsel…
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Depends on the meaning of “the rights of women everywhere”

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012
Hilary Rosen last night: Ann Romney “has never worked a day in her life.” Hilary Rosen September 4, 2008: And what about the argument that [Sarah Palin] is a negligent mother who will be distracted from her important role? I am a mother who constantly feels the pressure from others about whether I am fit to be…
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Perp walk

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012
The media must be fed: Mug shot: Charges: The Speech Let me emphasize that we do not prosecute by pressure or petition.  We prosecute cases based on the relevant facts of each case and on the laws of the state of Florida…. Update:  The Jury Instruction:
 

DADDD knows best

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012
Don’t be upset, your DADDD isn’t the only one who feels this way. From reader Diane: Seen this morning at Ace Hardware in Avon, CT, a small purple dot in a sea of New England progressive blue.
 

CNN liberal commentator: Ann Romney never worked a day in her life

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
What do 2008 and 2012 have in common? The war on conservative women CNN commenter Hilary Rosen lit into Ann Romney for never having worked a day in her life: And Rosen is doubling down on Twitter: Ann Romney inaugurated her own Twitter account with a response: Update:  Rosen, a senior executive at communications firm SKDKnickerbocker,…
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Special Prosecutor Press Conference

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
Developing Story via Fox News: Zimmerman is in custody and, according to AP sources, will be charged with 2nd-degree murder. More details and official charges to follow during scheduled 6pm press conference with Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. UPDATE (ongoing): Some notable quotes from Special Prosecutor Corey at the press conference: “We do not prosecute by public…
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“How are my kids’ opportunities affected by how many millionaires there are?”

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
They’re not. This is almost as good as his February 2009 rant. (h/t Free Beacon)
 

The Penny Lobby

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
Getting rid of the penny is like converting to the metric system: people argue for years that it is inevitable, but it never really comes to fruition. Instead it remains a staple of elementary civics discussions I always wondered who would really lobby for the penny as it is today. While we don’t have to…
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Charges expected in Zimmerman case

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
No big surprise here. Via ABC News: A decision on whether to charge Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman with the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin has been made, sources told ABC News. The decision by Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey is expected to be announced at a 6 p.m. news conference…
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The “Buffett Rule” is just more Obama buck passing

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
When an administration has completely botched handling of economic issues during its first term, how does it go about seeking reelection where the economy is the most important issue? Somehow, the logical thing to do is talk about raising taxes. Ordinarily, this would be political suicide, but the Obama administration has…
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The One Obama has been waiting for

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
Obama’s targeting of demonized groups has been narrowing over time, something documented here since the 2008 campaign. Remember when the Top 5% were the target? Phew, that’s so 2008. Then the Top 2%.  Phew, that’s so 2009. Then the Top 1%.  Phew, that’s so 2010. Then Wall Street.  Phew, that’s so 2011. No, old Eagle Eye…
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Living in Obama’s world

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
I think Josh Marshall has it exactly right, Romney Telegraphing Loss: As noted this morning, Wednesday April 11th is day one of the general election.  But there are things I’m seeing that tell me that Mitt Romney is kicking off the campaign in a telling defensive posture.  What I mean is that…
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Reading Legal Insurrection is SFW in the 9th Circuit

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
An interesting decisionwas handed down by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, written by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski. The case involved employees who had downloaded confidential company information which they were permitted to access, but not permitted to share.  The issue wasn’t whether the employer had a remedy, such as a civil…
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Stand By for important

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
You go to war with the Mitt you have. That’s the view of John Hawkins, co-founder of NotMittRomney.com, in a post at his blog Right Wing News: At this late date, at a minimum, I’d still prefer Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Tim Pawlenty, Rich Santorum, Jon Huntsman, and anybody who came out of…
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We got the wrong Wan

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
From reader Wayne: I saw this in a parking lot in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Not certain if you’ve seen it before since it’s four years old. I bet it was funny back in 2008 but my thinking is that today, ‘our only hope’ sounds far better than ‘hope and change.