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Hmmm good

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012

Hmmm good

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5/4/2012 at 4:58pm
I heard about this segment from a variety of people on Twitter, but I didn’t get to watch it last night. It was worth the wait (transcript here): Watch the latest video at video.insider.foxnews.com He was a “business intelligence analyst for a paper clip marketing company”? There’s a bright future in that.
 

Dick Lugar calls for help from Dems, Indies

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012

Dick Lugar calls for help from Dems, Indies

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5/4/2012 at 1:52pm
This is sad, via IndyStar: “Every person in Indiana who wants me to continue, every person wherever they might be at this point, I encourage them to come out,” he said. “Come out immediately, as fast as you can.” … “I believe that right now if a majority of Hoosiers were to vote…
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“the author of a blog read in the legal community”

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012

“the author of a blog read in the legal community”

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5/4/2012 at 12:35pm
I’m quoted in a Poltico story today about Elizabeth Warren: “If she is 1/32nd Native American … is it really appropriate to list yourself  that way and knowing you will therefore be listed as a minority law professor?” asked William Jacobson, associate clinical professor of Cornell Law School, the  author of a…
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Elizabeth Warren’s “potatoe” moment

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012

Elizabeth Warren’s “potatoe” moment

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5/4/2012 at 10:43am
Today seems to be a turning point in the Elizabeth Warren-Cherokee story.  Her shifting and implausible explanations have made her a laughing-stock, never good for any candidate.  Warren has lost the argument, and her credibility. Her story about why she listed herself as a minority on a faculty directory — to meet other…
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New Indiana Poll – Mourdock up 48-38

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012

New Indiana Poll – Mourdock up 48-38

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5/4/2012 at 9:09am
Just released. This is the poll Lugar supporters were saying is the only reliable poll. No public link yet, but Barney Keller of Club for Growth says confirmed: Howey/DePauw University Poll: Mourdock 48, Lugar 38. 700LVs. #INSEN — Barney Keller (@barneykeller) May 4, 2012 @LegInsurrection positive. No link. Sure it will be linkable later. — Barney…
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Bad numbers – We need a new name for “Unemployment Rate”

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012

Bad numbers – We need a new name for “Unemployment Rate”

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5/4/2012 at 8:42am
The unemployment report was just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bottom line:  115,000 new jobs added, pundits had expected 177,000.  “Unemployment Rate” drops to 8.1%, but as Ezra Klein admits, only because so many people left the workforce (over 300,000 more): Unemployment rate down to 8.1%, but for the wrong reason:…
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You know my soft spot

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012

You know my soft spot

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5/4/2012 at 7:00am
Yes you do. Another one from reader Kathy, spotted in Harrisonburg, VA:
 

Stop Rush launches new website to pressure advertisers

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2012

Stop Rush launches new website to pressure advertisers

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5/3/2012 at 8:58pm
The folks behind the “Stop Rush” web page which Limbaugh has highlighted in his tweets (and which I mentioned in some of my posts) have opened a new website, StopRush.net. The website tracks advertisers, is supposed to show how efficient and effective the anti-Rush movement is, and is meant to keep the…
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Blind Chinese dissident puts Obama in bind (video)

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2012

Blind Chinese dissident puts Obama in bind (video)

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5/3/2012 at 5:56pm
Via The Hill: Chen Guangcheng’s daring escape to the U.S. embassy turned into a major political headache for President Obama on Thursday as Republicans accused the administration of naively handing the blind human rights activist back to Chinese authorities…. Embassy officials say Chen left the embassy of his own volition to be reunited…
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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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