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Republican Carlos Curbelos Flips FL-26

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2014

A huge victory for the GOP

Republican Carlos Curbelos Flips FL-26

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11/9/2014 at 4:00pm
It’s been nearly a week since the Republican midterm election wave—(see also, tsunami, deluge, shellacking, take your pick)—so I think it’s appropriate to reflect on some key House races we’ve been covering since the summer. First up is Carlos Curbelos’s successful flipping of Florida’s 26th district out of the hands of Democrat…
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Media singing the same post-election tune

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2014

2014 is no guarantee of 2016 success, okay?!

Media singing the same post-election tune

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11/9/2014 at 2:00pm
Desperate to find a silver lining in the 2014 Midterm shellacking, the media has come up with a new mantra: “The GOP’s victory is short lived.” 2016 is the GOP’s to lose, and I would never put it past the Republicans to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory; but to act…
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What would John Adams say?

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2014

Foreseeing tyranny

What would John Adams say?

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11/9/2014 at 12:00pm
A constitutional crisis may loom on the horizon if President Obama follows through on his threats of executive action on immigration reform. So it might be a good time to revisit what the Founders had to say about protecting future generations from the kind of tyranny that could occur even…
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Rasmieh Odeh Defies Judge’s Order, Claims Torture to Jury (#Justice4Rasmea)

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2014

Part of jury nullificaiton defense strategy in trial on immigration fraud charges.

Rasmieh Odeh Defies Judge’s Order, Claims Torture to Jury (#Justice4Rasmea)

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11/9/2014 at 10:00am
The trial in Detroit federal court of convicted Palestinian supermarket bomber Rasmieh (Rasmea) Odeh, for failing to disclose her conviction and prison time in Israel during the immigration and naturalization process, completed testimony Friday. As detailed before, the defense strategy has been jury nullification — having the jury render a verdict based…
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2010 midterms took Democrats’ past, 2014 their future

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2014

There is no next generation of leaders.

2010 midterms took Democrats’ past, 2014 their future

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11/9/2014 at 8:30am
On the eve of the 2010 midterms, I noted that Democrats were about to be politically decapitated in Congress: The Democrats face a political decapitation tomorrow. Dozens of senior Democratic Party leaders in the House and Senate, and in Statehouses around the country, are likely to lose. Unlike Republicans in 2008,…
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Behind enemy lines

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2014

in Maryland.

Behind enemy lines

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11/9/2014 at 7:30am
From Paul: Spotted in Wheaton, Peoples’ Republic of Montgomery County, Maryland, USA. This driver is definitely behind enemy lines. The sad thing is that, 30 years ago, he would have been considered mainstream around here.
 
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Loretta Lynch about to meet immigration politics meat grinder

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

How will Loretta Lynch react to Obama’s planned unilateral immigration action?

Loretta Lynch about to meet immigration politics meat grinder

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11/8/2014 at 8:15pm
As expected, on Saturday Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General. I’m not sure how many more times I’ll make this disclosure — but for the second time I’ll note that I’m biased in favor of my law school classmate. I remember Loretta as a very nice…
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“Democrats suck” in Bill Maher’s Post-Election Bizarro World

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

Democrats are horrible! But Republicans are WORSE!

“Democrats suck” in Bill Maher’s Post-Election Bizarro World

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11/8/2014 at 6:49pm
Democrats are still in full cover up mode days after the Republican wave crashed over the heads of embattled progressive candidates, and even pundits who have conceded that Democrats totally blew it are still scrambling to convince the American people that the election had nothing to do with the merits of…
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Obama won 2014 non-vote in landslide

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

Not sure how many more of these victories Democrats can take.

Obama won 2014 non-vote in landslide

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11/8/2014 at 4:00pm
Byron York remarks on one of the more remarkable aspects of Obama’s post-election press conference, the notion that those who did not vote have given him a mandate: President Obama did something extraordinary, perhaps unprecedented, in his post-election news conference Wednesday: He claimed a mandate on behalf of voters who didn’t vote. “To…
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The strength of Tim Scott and Mia Love

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

Profiles in courage

The strength of Tim Scott and Mia Love

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11/8/2014 at 2:00pm
Amidst all the good news from election 2014, the victories of Tim Scott, South Carolina’s Senator, and Mia Love, new Representative from Utah’s 4th District, are especially noteworthy. There’s no way to deny that their race becomes important, if only because Democrats have emphasized race so very much. Sadly,…
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Is Mary Landrieu finished?

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

Starts runoff campaign with embarrassing Twitter blow up.

Is Mary Landrieu finished?

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11/8/2014 at 12:00pm
Louisiana has some crazy election rules and so rather than a decisive Cassidy victory Tuesday night, the battle for the bayou Senate seat will drag on for another month. December 6 to be precise. Things have probably looked better for Landrieu. Two days ago, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) decided to cut…
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Battlefields: Iraq and Congress

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

As 1,500 more troops head to Iraq, will election results affect our mission?

Battlefields: Iraq and Congress

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11/8/2014 at 10:30am
Congress is gearing up for the next big budget battle, and the Administration’s latest funding request could stir tensions between the midterm election’s winners and losers. This week President Obama approved deployment of an additional 1,500 U.S. soldiers to help train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in their battle against ISIS. The…
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Ungrateful UnKoch Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

Higher Ed! Can’t live with it, can’t live without it … on second thought.

Ungrateful UnKoch Week at College Insurrection

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11/8/2014 at 8:30am
Ungrateful, and not objecting to liberal and progressive donors: College Students Launch “UnKoch My Campus” Campaign This is offensive on campus: Women in Academia Angered by Sexy Ph.D. Costume This is not: Harvard Offers Anal Sex Workshop, Titled “What’s What In the Butt” Harvard Sex Week Organizer Says Backlash to Anal Sex Workshop is Evidence of “Latent…
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Wendy Davis supporters may now be seated

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

For a very long time.

Wendy Davis supporters may now be seated

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11/8/2014 at 7:00am
From Ted, taken in Southlake, TX: A picture is worth a thousand (plus or minus) words: Not just one, but two shots at Greg Abbott’s physical paralysis The driver won’t sit down–as this photo was taken on 11/5, I think the reason is obvious: he/she is still sore! It’s a hybrid–what a shock!
 

Couple offers to pay for robbery suspects’ education if turn themselves in

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

What’s the chance the perps will take up the offer?

Couple offers to pay for robbery suspects’ education if turn themselves in

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11/7/2014 at 7:48pm
Here’s a feel good story to wrap up the week. Usually people robbed at gun point aren’t too keen to get to know the guy that shoved a gun in their face, much less offer what could be life altering help. These homeowners however see the entire situation differently. KHOU Houston reports (emphasis added): BUNKER…
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The Cycle Isn’t Over Yet

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

RNC, Republican Campaigns sending hundreds of staffers to the battle in the Bayou.

The Cycle Isn’t Over Yet

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11/7/2014 at 7:46pm
Republicans walloped Democrats on Tuesday night, gaining control of the Senate and substantial pickups on the state and local level—but national groups aren’t even close to calling it a day. The NRSC and RNC are currently organizing staff from across the country for a mass deployment to Louisiana to help resolve…
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Ebola Update: 13 in Iowa Monitored for Symptoms

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

Millions spent on pandemic response equipment that has already expired.

Ebola Update: 13 in Iowa Monitored for Symptoms

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11/7/2014 at 6:03pm
Concern about the administration’s handing of the global Ebola crisis was a contributing factor in the Republican success across the country in Tuesday’s election; polls indicated Americans were more worried about the lack of a comprehensive response than they were about immigration and same-sex marriage. It is likely this concern will…
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