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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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SP Zimm

South Park Takes On Zimmerman Case in “World War Zimmerman”

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2013

South Park Takes On Zimmerman Case in “World War Zimmerman”

SP Zimm
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10/9/2013 at 6:30pm
It seems that South Park is going to roll out a parody of the events surrounding George Zimmerman’s self-defense shooting of his assailant Trayvon Martin in an upcoming episode tonight to be entitled “World War Zimmerman.” Details are scarce, but South Park put out this press release in advance of the episode,…
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CellPhone

Passengers on smartphones oblivious to man flashing gun on train before shooting

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2013

Passengers on smartphones oblivious to man flashing gun on train before shooting

CellPhone
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10/9/2013 at 5:00pm
Authorities investigating a shooting on a San Francisco train that killed a college student last month say surveillance footage shows that people were so engrossed in their phones they didn’t even notice the gunman flashing the weapon. From the Associated Press (via Yahoo): A man flashed a gun several times on a crowded…
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Andrea Mitchell Sean Duffy

And in the far corner, Andrea Mitchell for the President

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2013

And in the far corner, Andrea Mitchell for the President

Andrea Mitchell Sean Duffy
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10/9/2013 at 3:45pm
This video pretty much epitomizes how the mainstream news media fights to protect Obama and Democrats. Andrea Mitchell argues with GOP Rep. Sean Duffy as if she were Obama’s press secretary. This is not an opinion segment — I have more understanding when Ed Schultz or Chris Matthews pulls this stuff. Andrea Mitchell…
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Pew Tea Party Republican support

We’re here, we’re Tea Party, get used to it!

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2013

We’re here, we’re Tea Party, get used to it!

Pew Tea Party Republican support
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10/9/2013 at 2:12pm
The demise of the Tea Party movement has been predicted since its inception in early 2009.  There has been a non-stop demonization of the movement led by Democrats and the media, but frequently joined by party Republicans. There also have been many misleading headlines based on cherry-picked polling, as I demonstrated recently,…
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“Don’t Barrycade me, bro!”

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2013

“Don’t Barrycade me, bro!”

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10/9/2013 at 12:50pm
Great news for the mostly furloughed IRS, now mostly out of sight, out of mind. The new rallying cry across the nation is “Don’t Barrycade me, bro!” (Video added h/t Hot Air)(see our prior post for background):
 
WETM Martha Robertson and Nate Shinegawa

Is Dem NY-23 candidate backtracking on fundraising claim GOP hacked her website?

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2013

Is Dem NY-23 candidate backtracking on fundraising claim GOP hacked her website?

WETM Martha Robertson and Nate Shinegawa
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10/9/2013 at 11:55am
Martha Robertson, the Emily’s List-backed Democratic candidate in NY-23, a swing district that includes Ithaca, sent out a fundraising solicitation on September 30 claiming that her webmaster had “caught” “GOP ops” trying to take down her website. Legal Insurrection broke that story, which since then has been picked up by local media…
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Obamacare info can be shared

Healthcare.gov, a website designed by the mailing list obsessed

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2013

Healthcare.gov, a website designed by the mailing list obsessed

Obamacare info can be shared
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10/9/2013 at 9:53am
Is this really a surprise, considering who is in charge? Via AP, Questionable design blamed for health website woes: A decision by the Obama administration to require that consumers create online accounts before they can browse health overhaul insurance plans appears to have led to many of the glitches that have frustrated customers,…
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Iran President Gives Reporter History Lesson He'll Never Forget

Mainstream Media as Iran’s PR Flacks

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 10/09/2013 – Hassan Rouhani’s PR Firm

Mainstream Media as Iran’s PR Flacks

Iran President Gives Reporter History Lesson He'll Never Forget
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10/9/2013 at 8:30am
One of the problems with President Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive is that he has a record. It’s a record that shows that he excuses the death penalty for protesters, defends Iran for its sponsorship of terror and boasts that he duped the West ten years ago. All of this is a matter of…
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Poking them in the eye

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2013

Poking them in the eye

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10/9/2013 at 7:00am
This group of Tea Party supporters in Ithaca decided to carry signs outside Republican Tom Reed’s office, which must have felt like a poke in the eye to most Ithacans. Hey, poking Ithaca in the eye is my job! Ed writes: A couple of pictures of the Ithaca Tea Party’s rally outside Congressman Reed’s office…
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Future of Journalism

Still city versus country

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2013

Still city versus country

Future of Journalism
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10/8/2013 at 9:21pm
A few related thoughts. First: https://twitter.com/jtLOL/status/387344493512372224 Second: Watch MSNBC all day long and keep in mind that, for the vast majority of the reporters covering politics in Washington, MSNBC is the Gospel Truth. Realize that the ambitious younger journalists in the White House press corps dream of the day when they’ll have their own regular…
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