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Taking advantage of the tax day narrative

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2015

We’re Taxed Enough Already…but we’re the only ones who know what that means

Taking advantage of the tax day narrative

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4/15/2015 at 11:40am
Today, the RNC sent out their annual “isn’t this terrible” tax day press release decrying big government excesses and calling for reform. Take a look: “Today is Tax Day, our annual reminder of how much of our hard-earned money is sent to Washington, DC, and spent recklessly by a bloated federal government….
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Dems dig in against anti-trafficking bill

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2015

…and they’re listening to NARAL!

Dems dig in against anti-trafficking bill

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4/15/2015 at 10:00am
I think it’s time to finally say it: Senate Democrats don’t care about the victims of human trafficking. They don’t care about helping the victims of kidnapping and forced prostitution. They don’t care about prosecuting rapists and child molesters. They don’t care about putting an end to modern day slavery. If they…
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Is the Democrats’ latest marketing attempt scandalicious or misunderstood?

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2015

When TV show references fall flat

Is the Democrats’ latest marketing attempt scandalicious or misunderstood?

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4/15/2015 at 8:30am
Sunday afternoon the Democratic Party’s official social media accounts unveiled a series of graphics. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));These Republicans can’t hide from who they are…
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Bill de Blasio Still Won’t Endorse Hillary

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2015

“This is a different country we’re living in right now.”

Bill de Blasio Still Won’t Endorse Hillary

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4/15/2015 at 7:00am
Uh oh, it looks like a certain someone didn’t get the message the first time. Bill de Blasio’s effectiveness as the mayor of New York City is open for debate, but his dedication to progressive politics is beyond dispute. The American left adores him, so his reticence to endorse Mrs. Clinton comes…
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Counterterror ops continue in Yemen

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2015

Al-Qaeda cleric taken out by drone?

Counterterror ops continue in Yemen

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4/14/2015 at 9:03pm
At the end of March, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stood in front of the corps and dug a hole over the administration’s handling of strategic ops in the Middle East. After Yemen’s Western-backed Hadi government was forced to flee by Houthi rebels, the White House began fielding questions from…
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#BringBackOurGirls Update: They’re Not Coming Back

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2015

From “Now and Alive!” to “Never to be forgotten.”

#BringBackOurGirls Update: They’re Not Coming Back

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4/14/2015 at 7:31pm
Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari is already making waves in his divided country. On today’s anniversary of the mass abduction of 200 girls in Chibok by members of Boko Haram, Buhari walked back the previous administration’s promises to find the girls, and took a tone of remembrance. The “Bring Back our Girls”…
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GreenStar boycott group trainer hurls “Israel-firster” slur at Schumer

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2015

Josh Ruebner makes accusation week before he holds Ithaca (NY) boycott training session.

GreenStar boycott group trainer hurls “Israel-firster” slur at Schumer

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4/14/2015 at 6:00pm
We have written several times before about the effort by Jewish Voice for Peace activists in Ithaca, NY, where Cornell is located, to advance a referendum at the GreenStar Food Coop to boycott Israeli products. The Greenstar Council is considering whether, under its bylaws, there are grounds to reject the referendum petition,…
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Atlanta Educators Who Faked Test Scores Sentenced

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2015

Cheaters might prosper, but sometimes they end up in jail

Atlanta Educators Who Faked Test Scores Sentenced

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4/14/2015 at 4:30pm
The Atlanta educators who were convicted on April 1 of racketeering and other charges related to purposely inflating test scores in poorly performing schools were sentenced in the Fulton County Court today: One by one, they stood, alongside their attorneys, before Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter. In this system, a jury…
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FDA says KIND bars can’t advertise as ‘healthy’

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2015

First they came for the KIND bars, and I said nothing

FDA says KIND bars can’t advertise as ‘healthy’

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4/14/2015 at 3:00pm
The same monstrous federal agency that brought us food pyramids, plate graphics, and encourages America to eat vegan is after health food bar maker, KIND. Recently, KIND received a love letter from the FDA citing multiple labeling violations. “However, none of your products listed above meet the requirements for use of the…
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Gaga or Gag Gag for Hillary Chipotle story?

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2015

Whether amazing earned media or staged, conservatives get food poisoning.

Gaga or Gag Gag for Hillary Chipotle story?

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4/14/2015 at 1:00pm
The Hillary Chipotle story is either one of the most amazing unintended earned-media campaign stories ever, or a contrived set up. Regardless, put points in Team Hillary column. Maggie Haberman at The NY Times broke the story about Hillary’s supposedly secret trip to Chipotle on her Scooby trip to Iowa. The story…
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The internet reacts to Hillary’s campaign logo

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2015

Consensus is unified: the arrow/H thing is weird

The internet reacts to Hillary’s campaign logo

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4/14/2015 at 11:30am
Much in the same way President Obama’s campaigns featured a reimagined ‘O’, Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House includes a reconfigured letter ‘H’. The internet though? Less than impressed with the embattled former Secretary’s branding effort. Interestingly, it’s not just the intrepid photo shoppers who are having a jolly good…
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NRA Annual Meeting: Firearms Law Seminar Series

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2015

“Void Where Verboten: Constitutional Challenges to Firearm Prohibitions”

NRA Annual Meeting: Firearms Law Seminar Series

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4/14/2015 at 10:00am
As I type this roughly 79,000 people are still happily recovering from their participation in the NRA Annual Meeting held this past weekend in Nashville, TN—your humble scribe among them. The massive scope of the event—three days of legal seminars, classroom instruction, political speeches, country music concert, and 9 acres (not a…
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Scott Walker Reacts to Hillary Announcement

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2015

“Same Washington-knows-best mentality.”

Scott Walker Reacts to Hillary Announcement

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4/14/2015 at 8:30am
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has reacted to Hillary Clinton’s unsurprising announcement of her intention to run for president in 2016 by calling her part of the problem. Millaine Wells of We Are Green Bay News: Gov. Walker reacts to Clinton announcement The field of Presidential hopefuls is growing. Hillary Clinton joined the race over…
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Californians can now be fined for long showers!

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2015

California’s crops are also being blamed for our water woes.

Californians can now be fined for long showers!

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4/14/2015 at 7:00am
I reported that California Governor Jerry Brown unveiled the state’s first water restrictions in response to the “mega-drought”. As I foresaw, the rules have turned out to be more about revenue generation than resource protection. What I did not predict is that my teen son and his lengthy showers would make him the…
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Cancelled Southampton anti-Israel conference was academic fraud

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2015

Anti-Israel movement exploits concern for academic freedom in order to destroy academic freedom

Cancelled Southampton anti-Israel conference was academic fraud

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4/13/2015 at 7:45pm
It’s getting tougher to be a Jew in Britain. According to a report by the UK’s Community Security Trust, anti-Semitic incidents have skyrocketed in 2014, reaching the highest levels ever recorded. The Simon Wiesenthal Center reports that British Jews are increasingly afraid to visit Jewish-owned stores. A recent UK study finds that almost half…
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Marco Rubio Presidential Announcement (LIVE)

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2015

Marco Rubio Presidential Announcement (LIVE)

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4/13/2015 at 5:45pm
The event starts at 6 p.m. We will have live stream, and Twitter feed at bottom of post. Rubio: too many of our leaders and their ideas are stuck in the 20th century.— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) April 13, 2015 Per @Crowdpac, @marcorubio is the second most conservative senator http://t.co/FTW1qC9MoD pic.twitter.com/atC05jz0tR— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April…
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ISIS is losing ground in Iraq–but gaining in Syria

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2015

Losing in Iraq, gaining in Syria

ISIS is losing ground in Iraq–but gaining in Syria

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4/13/2015 at 5:10pm
How’s the war on ISIS going? Perhaps not as badly—or as well—as you might think. New numbers released by the Pentagon show that ISIS has lost control of almost 7000 square miles of territory in Iraq since August of last year. This is a good sign—any front line withdrawal means that…
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