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Hillary Clinton’s Favorability Quickly Dropping

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2015

Numbers take a dive

Hillary Clinton’s Favorability Quickly Dropping

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6/2/2015 at 8:30pm
One of the things the Obama team did well in 2012 was to define Mitt Romney before he could really define himself. Rather than seeing Romney as an adventurous entrepreneur who took risks to help fund companies that eventually created tens of thousands of jobs,  the Obama team was able to…
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Merriam-Webster dictionary adds “dark money” in latest expansion

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2015

See what other words made the cut

Merriam-Webster dictionary adds “dark money” in latest expansion

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6/2/2015 at 7:00pm
Merriam-Webster released this year’s dictionary update and the additions are… interesting. According to their website, the dictionary expansion includes more 1,700 words: As of last week, it’s grown by more than 1,700 entries, and existing entries have expanded by more than 700 new senses. We’ve added 3,200 examples that provide contextual information,…
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Senate Passes U.S.A. Freedom Act

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2015

Survives intact, 67-32

Senate Passes U.S.A. Freedom Act

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6/2/2015 at 5:36pm
Today the Senate voted 67-32 to pass the USA-FREEDOM Act, a piece of surveillance (read: privacy!) reform legislation meant to extend key provisions of the PATRIOT Act, which expired Sunday night. The USA-FA passed the House with supermajority, bipartisan support, but found a more hostile crowd waiting when it arrived in…
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VIDEO: Israel National Defense Drill

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2015

Sirens sound in Jerusalem and elsewhere.

VIDEO: Israel National Defense Drill

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6/2/2015 at 4:00pm
On Sunday, May 31, 2015, I reported from Sderot, Israel, on the history of rocket and mortar fire from Gaza, and the extensive preparation of bomb shelters and emergency protocols: Israelis shelter in place near Gaza. This week Israel is in a nationwide drill, testing sirens that will warn of incoming missiles…
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Apparent Sweetheart Plea Deal for New Black Panther Bombers

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2015

New Black Panther alleged terrorists plead to 7 years; had faced decades of prison time.

Apparent Sweetheart Plea Deal for New Black Panther Bombers

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6/2/2015 at 2:25pm
It looks like two members of the St. Louis Chapter of the New Black Panthers who planned multiple terrorist bombings around Ferguson, MO last year have been gifted a sweetheart plea deal from Obama’s Department of Justice, based upon reports by Fox News/Associated Press and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Today Olajuwon Ali Davis…
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ISIS ups recruitment game with slick video, radio production

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2015

One click at a time

ISIS ups recruitment game with slick video, radio production

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6/2/2015 at 1:18pm
Late last month, Fox News broke an exclusive story about how the dramatic uptick in social media use by ISIS militants and their supporters has led to problems in the intelligence community. Due to a recent increase in online activity, ISIS has been able to effectively clog the pipes with so…
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“Draft Warren” groups pivot away from drafting Warren

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2015

Will she? Won’t she?

“Draft Warren” groups pivot away from drafting Warren

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6/2/2015 at 11:45am
They way Elizabeth Warren’s current devotees talk about Elizabeth Warren reminds me very much of of the way Hillary Clinton’s devotees once talked about Hillary Clinton. During my time in high school, undergrad, and law school (so, since 2003 to a couple of years ago,) I remember my girlfriends speaking with…
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Obama’s Delusions Continue

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2015

America has become “the most respected country on earth” under his watch!

Obama’s Delusions Continue

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6/2/2015 at 10:00am
As I was joining a friend for lunch at a local craft beer establishment, I caught this bumper sticker that I can’t help but share with you. Today, this sentiment is even more true. You may recall last week that a Fox News pundit referred to President Obama as “delusional” over his claims…
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Another Member of Team Obama Joins MSM

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2015

Former Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer is now a CNN contributor.

Another Member of Team Obama Joins MSM

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6/2/2015 at 8:30am
Now that former Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer is joining CNN, the number of Obama administration officials in the mainstream media has shot up to five. David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs are on the payroll at MSNBC, and CNN is also home to former “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones. Jay Carney also…
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SCOTUS swats down Abercrombie headscarf case

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2015

East Coast collegiate style? Non-constitutional. Sort of.

SCOTUS swats down Abercrombie headscarf case

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6/2/2015 at 7:00am
Yesterday, fledgling retailer Abercrombie & Fitch lost their anti-hijab case in the Supreme Court. Amy provided background when SCOTUS heard oral arguments in February: Back in 2008, Samantha Elauf, an observant Muslim, applied and was interviewed for a job at teen-friendly retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. She impressed the hiring manager, but when…
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I leave town for two weeks, and look what happens

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2015

While the cat’s away.

I leave town for two weeks, and look what happens

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6/1/2015 at 7:30pm
I’m into my second week of my voyage through Israel, and look what happened to my hometown (as he chokes a little on his hummus) of Ithaca, NY. Never was like that before. Uh hum. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s);…
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SCOTUS treads lightly on internet threats

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2015

Free speech on social media, still up for discussion

SCOTUS treads lightly on internet threats

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6/1/2015 at 5:45pm
Remember Anthony Elonis? He was sentenced to four years in federal prison after he posted original rap lyrics and other content concerning his wife, co-workers, a kindergarten class, and even a federal agent. A lower court held that Elonis’ posts constituted a “true threat” against those mentioned in his rants, and…
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Our Changing Moral Climate

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2015

One activity still rates universal disapproval

Our Changing Moral Climate

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6/1/2015 at 4:15pm
More Americans are finding certain behaviors morally acceptable that are nevertheless still widely considered unacceptable. In other words, approval (though still low) of these behaviors has been creeping up: While a select few actions remain deeply taboo for much of the country, there has been an increasing shift to moral…
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Houthi rebels release American hostage

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2015

Crisis ongoing

Houthi rebels release American hostage

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6/1/2015 at 2:45pm
Finally—a hostage crisis that didn’t end in bloodshed. (Yet.) Today Houthi rebels released the first of several American hostages currently being held in Yemen. Casey L. Coombs was held by the Iranian-backed group for two weeks in the capital city of Sanaa before his family was informed of his successful transfer out…
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In at #9: Lindsey Graham

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2015

“American weakness anywhere hurts us everywhere”

In at #9: Lindsey Graham

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6/1/2015 at 1:15pm
We’re going to need a bigger stage, people. Today, Lindsey Graham stood up before an enthusiastic crowd in Central, South Carolina, and announced his bid for President of the United States, making him the ninth Republican to jump in the race. He focused mainly on highlighting his foreign policy and national…
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Rand Paul Just Alienated Even More Voters

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2015

Counterculture goes counterproductive

Rand Paul Just Alienated Even More Voters

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6/1/2015 at 11:35am
Yesterday, I posed the conundrum of Rand Paul as an investment for major donors. From my perspective, the ratio of risk to reward tilts too heavily toward the former, and is a major cause of Paul’s fundraising troubles. I floated the idea that, contrary to some commentary from the pro-Paul camp,…
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The War on Police Claims More Victims in Baltimore

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2015

Who suffers most when the police are the villains?

The War on Police Claims More Victims in Baltimore

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6/1/2015 at 10:00am
Baltimore has been out of the national conversation for a couple of weeks. Freddie Gray is dead. Six police officer have now been indicted in his death. Last weekend, Memorial Day weekend, Baltimore was one of several cities that saw a spike in violence. At that point Baltimore had 35 homicides…
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