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House Vote Budget 12-12-2013

House to vote on budget deal (UPDATE – budget plan passes)

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

House to vote on budget deal (UPDATE – budget plan passes)

House Vote Budget 12-12-2013
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12/12/2013 at 6:06pm
The House is expected to vote soon on the budget deal. You can watch live on C-SPAN. We’ll update this post accordingly. UPDATE:  Budget deal was approved.  Final vote on Ryan/Murray Budget in House: 332 Yes, 94 No (Rs 169 yes – 62 no; Ds 163 yes – 32 no) Final vote results here. (Note:…
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Threat or joke? Man arrested over tweet to FL news anchor

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

Threat or joke? Man arrested over tweet to FL news anchor

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12/12/2013 at 4:28pm
A tweet to a local TV news anchor in Florida from a man who says it was intended as a joke has landed that man in hot water with the law. From the Palm Beach Post: A tweet to a local television news anchor landed a Lake Worth man in the Palm Beach…
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Good people opposing academic boycott of Israel

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

Mob rule now determines academic freedom.

Good people opposing academic boycott of Israel

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12/12/2013 at 2:26pm
I don’t know what the outcome will be regarding the proposal by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli academic institutions.  The membership voting ends December 15. While the proposal took pro-Israel and/or pro-Academic Freedom academics by surprise, it was years in the making by devoted the BDS activists who now run…
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Al Qaeda is On the Run … to Everywhere

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 12/12/2013 – The Al Qaeda Surge

Al Qaeda is On the Run … to Everywhere

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12/12/2013 at 12:30pm
One of President Obama’s pitches for re-election was “Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.” Or as the President said, slightly more elaborately, in a speech shortly before his re-election: Remember, in 2008, we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the Great…
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Israeli Bedouin City of Rahat 2012 (credit Wikimedia Common, Romayan)

Israel’s Bedouin redevelopment plan scrapped

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

Israel’s Bedouin redevelopment plan scrapped

Israeli Bedouin City of Rahat 2012 (credit Wikimedia Common, Romayan)
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12/12/2013 at 11:14am
We have written extensively about the so-called Prawer-Begin Plan to redevelop Bedouin communities in the Negev desert. (added) The Plan never was official Israeli policy. It simply was a bill advancing through the Knesset but never fully approved and never law. The Plan would have included relocating about 15% of the Bedouin population…
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Paul Ryan Hannity Budget Deal 12-11-2013

The nation is burning down with debt, and Republicans are hanging Christmas budget decorations on the front porch

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

The BUDGET (ALL CAPS added)

The nation is burning down with debt, and Republicans are hanging Christmas budget decorations on the front porch

Paul Ryan Hannity Budget Deal 12-11-2013
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12/12/2013 at 9:11am
I should have been more all over the budget deal reached between Paul Ryan and What’s-Her-Name-From-Way-Over-There. I’ve been trying to understand both the details and the big picture. One thing I have noticed is that the mainstream media is loving it, REPUBLICAN SCHOOLYARD FIGHT! (Today’s ALL CAPS courtesy of Jim Geraghty.) From Rick…
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Obama Selfie

Branco Cartoon – Self Stimulation

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Self Stimulation

Obama Selfie
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12/12/2013 at 7:00am
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Twitter - @tenuredradical - Oh Please Who is Paying You

Who is paying me?

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2013

Who is paying me?

Twitter - @tenuredradical - Oh Please Who is Paying You
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12/11/2013 at 10:39pm
I had a conversation on Twitter today with Professor Claire Potter, the subject of the post Tenured radicals cannot be trusted with our academic freedom. Potter first forcefully and repeatedly opposed the academic boycott of Israeli educational institutions proposed by the American Studies Association because it violated principles of academic…
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(George Zimmerman with his attorneys at November 19, 2013 bond hearing)

Prosecutors to drop Zimmerman domestic violence charges

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2013

Prosecutors to drop Zimmerman domestic violence charges

(George Zimmerman with his attorneys at November 19, 2013 bond hearing)
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12/11/2013 at 4:51pm
Just days ago we reported that George Zimmerman’s girlfriend wanted to drop charges and filed a court affidavit denying that any crime was committed. Prosecutors just announced that the State will drop charges.  Zimmerman’s ankle monitor was removed and he is a completely free man now. Via AP: Prosecutors say they will not file domestic…
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Mary Landrieu 2009 Vote for Obamacare

Mary Landrieu is an innocent victim of Obama’s unkept promises

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2013

The Louisiana Purchaser has a reelection problem.

Mary Landrieu is an innocent victim of Obama’s unkept promises

Mary Landrieu 2009 Vote for Obamacare
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12/11/2013 at 4:45pm
Mary Landreiu is inextricably tied to the passage of Obamacare. The most recent Louisiana Purchase was not about land, it was about securing Landreiu’s vote. She also voted against fixes proposed by Republicans to prevent people from losing their plans. The problem for Landrieu and all other Democrats up for…
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Health insurance enrollment numbers increase but still fall short of goals

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2013

Health insurance enrollment numbers increase but still fall short of goals

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12/11/2013 at 3:44pm
The Department of Health and Human Services released health insurance enrollment statistics Wednesday, and while numbers have increased, they still fall far short of original projections for the end of November. From the Associated Press, Health care signups pick up but may not close gap: With time running short, the nation’s health care…
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Ballotpedia: Real 2014 battlegrounds are not what media calls “competitive” districts

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2013

‘Moneymaker’ districts fueled by incumbency characterize 2014 midterms

Ballotpedia: Real 2014 battlegrounds are not what media calls “competitive” districts

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12/11/2013 at 12:12pm
Analysis by Ballotpedia of the upcoming 2014 midterms reveals that many of the congressional races deemed “competitive” by the news media are incorrectly labeled, leading to increased campaign costs and misperception by the public. In its coverage Ballotpedia highlights a different trend, the overlooked narrative of incumbency and gerrymandering. According to Ballotpedia, in 2012 34%…
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Cornell Techion Campus Drawing

Does American Studies Association have guts to boycott Cornell too?

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2013

Perhaps it’s time for a “boycott me too” movement to counter anti-Israel academic boycotts.

Does American Studies Association have guts to boycott Cornell too?

Cornell Techion Campus Drawing
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12/11/2013 at 10:27am
Being anti-Israel is the easiest thing to be in academia these days. An example is the recommendation by the National Council of the American Studies Association for a boycott of Israeli academic organizations. The vote of the membership is pending, with voting closing on December 15. I detailed yesterday how one ASA member,…
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Obamacare: What about those volunteer firefighters?

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2013

Obamacare: What about those volunteer firefighters?

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12/11/2013 at 8:15am
Obamacare was pushed through Congress at high speed, without much debate and without the usual haggling. The reason was that, like thieves in a hurry to grab what they could and get out safely before being caught, Democrats were eager to move the legislation through while they still had the momentum…
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Walk of Shame

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2013

Walk of Shame

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12/11/2013 at 7:00am
Seen in a Giant parking lot in Pikesville, Maryland.
 
Kiev Independence Square Camp 12-10-2013

#Ukraine – Police move in on #Euromaidan protest camp (Live Video)(Update – Protest camp survives night)

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2013

#Ukraine – Police move in on #Euromaidan protest camp (Live Video)(Update – Protest camp survives night)

Kiev Independence Square Camp 12-10-2013
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12/10/2013 at 8:23pm
Update 12-11-2013 a.m. The police action failed to dislodge the protest encampment, and may have backfired as more people are moving to Independence Square to join the protesters. You can still file live coverage at the video and Twitter embeds below. ——————————— Is tonight the night Ukrainian police dismantle the protest camps in…
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Paul Ryan Patty Murray announce budget deal 12-10-2013

Deal: You can keep your budget reform if you like it

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2013

Deal: You can keep your budget reform if you like it

Paul Ryan Patty Murray announce budget deal 12-10-2013
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12/10/2013 at 6:35pm
I just watched the press statements from Paul Ryan and Patty Murray. The details are being described all around as “modest” and a time out. The key is that nothing much was accomplished as to the overall budget trajectory. There also was “sequester relief,” meaning that one of the only…
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