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Diminished college student vote could be a problem for anti-Walker forces

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2012

Diminished college student vote could be a problem for anti-Walker forces

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5/3/2012 at 4:08pm
One big advantage Democrats in Wisconsin have is the college student vote.  These students, many of whom are from out of state and have no real connection to Wisconsin, were a big part of the Prosser-Kloppenburg turnout in Madison.  In a close election, they could be the difference. But the June 5 recall takes…
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Elizabeth Warren’s claim of being 1/32 Cherokee in doubt

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2012

Elizabeth Warren’s claim of being 1/32 Cherokee in doubt

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5/3/2012 at 1:22pm
Could it get any worse? When Elizabeth Warren first acknowledged that she had represented herself to be Native American when filling out forms for the Association of American Law Schools directories in the mid-80s through mid-90s, Warren based her claim entirely on family “lore.” A couple of days later, her campaign came up…
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I would not have gone, so it’s a good thing you didn’t invite me

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2012

I would not have gone, so it’s a good thing you didn’t invite me

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5/3/2012 at 11:00am
I never get invited to anything.  Not that I would go, anyway.  I have much more important things to do. Via Ben Smith, Buzzfeed Politics, After A Twitter Win, Romney Meets The Online Right: At the Republican National Committee yesterday, conservative online writers and bloggers who arrived to meet with Romney were also…
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Help him get up from the floor

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2012

Help him get up from the floor

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5/3/2012 at 10:12am
This video is making the rounds. Jump to the 6:15 mark if you want to hear the money line.
 

Neo-Nazi kills family … media silent on his plan to run for Sheriff as a Democrat

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2012

Neo-Nazi kills family … media silent on his plan to run for Sheriff as a Democrat

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5/3/2012 at 9:36am
Reputed neo-Nazi J.T. Ready apparently killed himself and his family yesterday. There is one thing the major media outlets (MNSBC, L.A. Times, Arizona Republic) reporting on the story either fail to mention or bury.  Ready was planning to run for Sheriff as a Democrat (h/t reader mgparrish): A well known former Neo-Nazi has…
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Dick Lugar endorsed by union-funded pro-union “Republican” group

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2012

Dick Lugar endorsed by union-funded pro-union “Republican” group

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5/3/2012 at 8:46am
The Lunch Pail Republicans have formally endorsed Dick Lugar. The group was formed in early January 2012 specifically to fight Indiana’s right to work law which was signed into law in February. The Lunch Pail Republicans are funded by a union PAC, as detailed in this entry at RedState: Politico mentions a new poll showing…
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Does this mean you’re not voting for Obama this time?

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2012

Does this mean you’re not voting for Obama this time?

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5/3/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Bob: Since I have sons who are into the “import scene” with Japanese cars and not necessarily concerned with politics, I was surprised to see a late “twentysomething” driver who apparently has recognized what was delivered isn’t what was promised. Photo taken while stopped in Longmont Colorado.
 

Take nothing for granted

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2012

Take nothing for granted

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5/2/2012 at 7:54pm
While Richard Mourdock is rising, don’t count Dick Lugar out.  He’s throwing everything he has at Mourdock this week, each day multiple new accusations.  A poll just out shows Lugar with a two point lead, via National Journal: Sen. Richard Lugar and Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock are in a dead heat according…
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Newt suspends campaign (video)

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2012

Newt suspends campaign (video)

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5/2/2012 at 5:45pm
As expected, Newt suspended the campaign today. Here’s the full video (via ElectAd). If you want, jump ahead to 3:45 when he starts giving shout outs to other candidates and then turns to his view on the campaign and the future. Money line (17:45):  “This is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most…
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Elizabeth Warren claims listed herself as minority to meet people, but story doesn’t hold up (Update: High cheekbones?)

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2012

Elizabeth Warren claims listed herself as minority to meet people, but story doesn’t hold up (Update: High cheekbones?)

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5/2/2012 at 4:18pm
I admit it, I didn’t see this explanation coming. Or maybe I did, I repeatedly have said “it doesn’t add up” as to why Elizabeth Warren claimed minority status on her law association self-reporting. And it doesn’t: Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, fending off questions about whether she used her Native American heritage to…
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Dick Lugar’s Iran Problem, Part 3: June 2009 – abandoning the students for the negotiation without precondition folly

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2012

Dick Lugar’s Iran Problem, Part 3: June 2009 – abandoning the students for the negotiation without precondition folly

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5/2/2012 at 1:49pm
This is the third and last in a series examining Dick Lugar’s failure on policy towards Iran, which consistently exhibited wishful thinking about appeasing the regime in the hope the Iranians would negotiate in good faith over their missile and nuclear programs, and their export of terrorism: Part 1: 1998 – one of…
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And the Nobel Prize for newspaper covers goes to ….

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2012

And the Nobel Prize for newspaper covers goes to ….

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5/2/2012 at 11:13am
There is some really good front page imagery going on these days. There oughta be a prize given out for it. Via Zeke Miller at BuzzFeed (h/t BuzzFeedAndrew), The NY Post weighs in on Obama’s trip to Afghanistan.
 

It was Elizabeth Warren’s intent and attempt that matter

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2012

It was Elizabeth Warren’s intent and attempt that matter

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5/2/2012 at 9:48am
There is an active effort by Elizabeth Warren’s campaign to distract from the real issue regarding Warren’s claim of Native American status during the mid-80s to mid-90s, when she was moving from one law school to another up the food chain until she reached Harvard Law School in 1994, at which…
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Now Mitt Romney starts paying the price for Jennifer Rubin

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2012

Now Mitt Romney starts paying the price for Jennifer Rubin

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5/2/2012 at 8:47am
Jennifer Rubin, the “right” blogger at The Washington Post, gained fame throughout the primaries by obsessively skewering each not-Romney who rose in the polls, even not-Romneys like Rick Santorum she had praised when convenient to use against another not-Romney. Because of her platform at WaPo and her designation as WaPo’s “right” blogger, Rubin…
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But they said it would stop at “forward”

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2012

But they said it would stop at “forward”

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5/2/2012 at 7:00am
From reader “Joe” (or was it “Tom”?) who asked not to use even his real first name because “I’d like my children to keep their playmates”: Saw these on the back of an SUV on Bainbridge Island, Washington. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bainbridge_Island,_Washington) This is the first time I’ve seen an anti-Obama sticker or sentiment anywhere on…
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Did Elizabeth Warren try to game the system?

Posted by  ▪  May 1, 2012

Did Elizabeth Warren try to game the system?

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5/1/2012 at 9:53pm
The Elizabeth Warren story is not about whether she is 1/32nd Cherokee. Questions persist as to why Warren listed herself as Native American, a fact as to which she had no proof until yesterday, only in a publication almost exclusively used by other law professors and Deans during a time period in which she was climbing…
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Breaking from Bagram: We still are not worthy

Posted by  ▪  May 1, 2012

Breaking from Bagram: We still are not worthy

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5/1/2012 at 8:08pm
Obama’s speech from Afghanistan, standing in front of military vehicles at Bagram Air Base, was fairly predictable. Yet in this moment of spiking the football, Obama needed to remind us that we are not yet worthy as a nation (emphasis mine): Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, coast guardsmen and civilians in Afghanistan have done…
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