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CNN liberal commentator: Ann Romney never worked a day in her life

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
What do 2008 and 2012 have in common? The war on conservative women CNN commenter Hilary Rosen lit into Ann Romney for never having worked a day in her life: And Rosen is doubling down on Twitter: Ann Romney inaugurated her own Twitter account with a response: Update:  Rosen, a senior executive at communications firm SKDKnickerbocker,…
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Special Prosecutor Press Conference

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
Developing Story via Fox News: Zimmerman is in custody and, according to AP sources, will be charged with 2nd-degree murder. More details and official charges to follow during scheduled 6pm press conference with Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. UPDATE (ongoing): Some notable quotes from Special Prosecutor Corey at the press conference: “We do not prosecute by public…
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“How are my kids’ opportunities affected by how many millionaires there are?”

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
They’re not. This is almost as good as his February 2009 rant. (h/t Free Beacon)
 

The Penny Lobby

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
Getting rid of the penny is like converting to the metric system: people argue for years that it is inevitable, but it never really comes to fruition. Instead it remains a staple of elementary civics discussions I always wondered who would really lobby for the penny as it is today. While we don’t have to…
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Charges expected in Zimmerman case

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
No big surprise here. Via ABC News: A decision on whether to charge Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman with the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin has been made, sources told ABC News. The decision by Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey is expected to be announced at a 6 p.m. news conference…
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The “Buffett Rule” is just more Obama buck passing

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
When an administration has completely botched handling of economic issues during its first term, how does it go about seeking reelection where the economy is the most important issue? Somehow, the logical thing to do is talk about raising taxes. Ordinarily, this would be political suicide, but the Obama administration has…
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The One Obama has been waiting for

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
Obama’s targeting of demonized groups has been narrowing over time, something documented here since the 2008 campaign. Remember when the Top 5% were the target? Phew, that’s so 2008. Then the Top 2%.  Phew, that’s so 2009. Then the Top 1%.  Phew, that’s so 2010. Then Wall Street.  Phew, that’s so 2011. No, old Eagle Eye…
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Living in Obama’s world

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
I think Josh Marshall has it exactly right, Romney Telegraphing Loss: As noted this morning, Wednesday April 11th is day one of the general election.  But there are things I’m seeing that tell me that Mitt Romney is kicking off the campaign in a telling defensive posture.  What I mean is that…
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Reading Legal Insurrection is SFW in the 9th Circuit

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
An interesting decisionwas handed down by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, written by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski. The case involved employees who had downloaded confidential company information which they were permitted to access, but not permitted to share.  The issue wasn’t whether the employer had a remedy, such as a civil…
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Stand By for important

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
You go to war with the Mitt you have. That’s the view of John Hawkins, co-founder of NotMittRomney.com, in a post at his blog Right Wing News: At this late date, at a minimum, I’d still prefer Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Tim Pawlenty, Rich Santorum, Jon Huntsman, and anybody who came out of…
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We got the wrong Wan

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
From reader Wayne: I saw this in a parking lot in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Not certain if you’ve seen it before since it’s four years old. I bet it was funny back in 2008 but my thinking is that today, ‘our only hope’ sounds far better than ‘hope and change.
 

Political calculations from the left prove they need a new calculator. And other news from the day

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012
The big news of the day is obviously Rick Santorum’s decision to suspend his Presidential campaign following his 3-year old daughter’s most recent bout with pneumonia which landed her in the hospital over the weekend. This sudden turn of events brings two big questions on everyone’s mind: Where will Santorum supporters…
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Bad start to Huckabee radio show – 1st caller turns out to be Cumulus exec

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012
I have posted before how Cumulus Broadcasting, cheered on by Rush boycotters, is setting up Mike Huckabee to challenge Rush. Jeffrey Lord has the story how Huckabee Show Opens With Staged Caller: Wow. As we often say here: you just can’t make it up. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took his first phone call of his…
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Bad psychology is only one click away…

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012
If you don’t already, I recommend subscribing to Minding the Campus, a web-based mag focused on the American university from The Manhattan Institute. Today, John Leo has a fun post titled “One Result of Income Inequality–Dubious Psychological Studies.” As an academic specialty, psychology suffers from a distinct lack of respect. For one…
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