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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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HHS-sebelius-testimony

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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500px-Competitive

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

500px-Competitive
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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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firefighters-obamacare1

Obamacare: What about those volunteer firefighters?

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2013

Obamacare: What about those volunteer firefighters?

firefighters-obamacare1
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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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Canon City child kissing girl sexual harassment

When do we finally stop the harassment of little boys by school administrators?

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2013

6-Year old boy suspended for kissing girl on cheek.

When do we finally stop the harassment of little boys by school administrators?

Canon City child kissing girl sexual harassment
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12/10/2013 at 3:58pm
There war on little boys in elementary schools continues unabated. Little children are being punished with suspensions, expulsions, and permanent damage to school records based on standards of conduct carried into elementary schools from the adult world. Typically, but not exclusively, the insanity is directed at little boys for alleged violation of…
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John Podesta 2005 nuclear option senate

Center for American Progress completes takeover of White House

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2013

Center for American Progress completes takeover of White House

John Podesta 2005 nuclear option senate
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12/10/2013 at 1:41pm
The news of the day is that John Podesta, the founder and head of The Center for American Progress,  is becoming a White House advisor.  The NY Times reports, Ex-Clinton Aide Expected to Join Obama: President Obama, after a rocky year that leaves him at the lowest ebb of his presidency, is bringing…
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Israeli Amb Michael Oren shouted down at UC Irvine 2010

Tenured radicals cannot be trusted with our academic freedom

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2013

Academic supporters of the Israel boycott should understand that what goes around comes around.

Tenured radicals cannot be trusted with our academic freedom

Israeli Amb Michael Oren shouted down at UC Irvine 2010
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12/10/2013 at 11:00am
The anti-Israel Boycott Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement is a frequent focus here because it embodies so much of the pathology of the Leftist-Islamist anti-Israel coalition. While disavowing anti-Semitism, BDS singles out and holds only Israel to standards not applied much less met by any other country in the Middle East or…
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Cartoon This is What Happens In Obama's America

Cartoon politics really is what happens in Obama’s America

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2013

Everything is political. And the race card is an integral part of those politics.

Cartoon politics really is what happens in Obama’s America

Cartoon This is What Happens In Obama's America
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12/10/2013 at 9:26am
We covered the Alabama last second loss to Auburn.  Even that game became political when the Alabama student newspaper ran the cartoon featured above. James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal reports: This isn’t a sports column, but there’s a reason we opened with a nine-day-old play-by-play. Back in Tuscaloosa, the Alabama loss…
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Yvgeny Kissin Concert

Renowned Pianist Evgeny Kissin Stands Up to Anti-Israel Boycott Movement

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2013

“come and make troubles at my concerts, too: because Israel’s case is my case, Israel’s enemies are my enemies”

Renowned Pianist Evgeny Kissin Stands Up to Anti-Israel Boycott Movement

Yvgeny Kissin Concert
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12/10/2013 at 7:05am
One of the tactics of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement is to disrupt appearances not only by Israeli speakers, but also dancers, artists and musicians. In 2010, for example, the Jerusalem Quartet had to stop its performance in London after a BDS protester would not stop shouting. In September…
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Martha Robertson Roll Call Interview

NY-23 Dem candidate goes silent on website hacking probe

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2013

Martha Robertson promised to hire a computer forensic firm to justify her fundraising claim that GOP operatives hacked her website.

NY-23 Dem candidate goes silent on website hacking probe

Martha Robertson Roll Call Interview
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12/9/2013 at 9:33pm
Martha Robertson is the Democratic candidate in my home district NY-23, which includes Ithaca. This is not the liberal district it was prior to the 2010 redistricting, when the prior snake-shaped district was designed to keep Maurice Hinchey in office. The district leans Republican by several percentage points now,…
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Zimmerman Girlfriend Interview

George Zimmerman’s girlfriend wants to drop charges

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2013

“I want to be with George”

George Zimmerman’s girlfriend wants to drop charges

Zimmerman Girlfriend Interview
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12/9/2013 at 5:23pm
I told you there were problems with the most recent arrest of George Zimmerman allegedly for pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend, when it came out that the girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, was shopping for a paid interview prior to the incident. Now, according to court filings (embedded at bottom of post), Sheibe…
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Winter pile up PA Tpke - OBAMACARE

Obamacare like a multi-million car winter highway pile up

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2013

Still trying to find the right analogy, any suggestions?

Obamacare like a multi-million car winter highway pile up

Winter pile up PA Tpke - OBAMACARE
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12/9/2013 at 3:20pm
With each passing day, we learn more and more about the horrible effects of Obamacare. Here are just some of the “new” revelations. While there is ample evidence that premiums have risen for many if not most people, the NY Times finds that the supposedly lower premiums come with much higher deductibles, On…
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