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#MASEN boom #2 – PPP finds Markey leads by only 4 pts

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2013

#MASEN boom #2 – PPP finds Markey leads by only 4 pts

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5/3/2013 at 11:01am
Yesterday we posted how an Emerson College student polling group found Democratic Congressman Edward Markey leading in the June 25 Special Election over newcomer Republican Gabriel Gomez by a mere 6 points. To the extent that student group could be discounted, it’s going to be harder to explain-away the similar results by…
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Where were you when the internet went live?

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2013

Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute was there, one of just 25 active servers

Where were you when the internet went live?

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5/3/2013 at 9:22am
I received a mass email from the person who founded and runs Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, celebrating the birth of the world wide web 20 years ago and the fact that Cornell’s LII was there when the lights went on, along with 24 other active servers: Earlier this week, the World Wide Web celebrated…
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Jobs report — the new definition of “good”

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2013

Jobs report — the new definition of “good”

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5/3/2013 at 8:43am
The jobs report released today is “good” news compared to what has been. 165,000 net new jobs were added. That’s good. Approximately 230,000 net new jobs would need to be added just to keep pace with population growth, so we’re still not actually growing the job market relative to population. The…
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Xistential denial

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2013

Xistential denial

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5/3/2013 at 7:00am
Because the bumper sticker was not enough. From BoPMonkey in the Tip Line: Snapped this pic the other day.
 

Did Boston Bombing kill immigration “reform”?

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

Threw the bill off its fast track.

Did Boston Bombing kill immigration “reform”?

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5/2/2013 at 9:51pm
I’ve been meaning to post this link for several days, Deny It All You Want But Immigration Reform Is Dead (emphasis in original): Opponents of the current immigration reform effort needed time, that most valued commodity, to defeat immigration reform.  The Boston Terror Bombers gave it to them.  And the fact that the…
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Rebel Pundit squares off with Dick Durbin over May Day speech

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

Rebel Pundit squares off with Dick Durbin over May Day speech

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5/2/2013 at 5:55pm
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke at Chicago’s annual May Day celebration in Chicago as a flag of Che Guevara waved before him, yet when questioned by Rebel Pundit about his presence at the rally teeming with anarchist, communist, and socialist groups with their red flags, retorted that it was because “I…
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Here we go — Markey (D) only up 6 over Gomez (R) in #Masen (Update – Markey launches first attack ad with Gomez / bin Laden split screen)

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

“Independents are breaking for Gomez at a nearly 2 to 1 rate”

Here we go — Markey (D) only up 6 over Gomez (R) in #Masen (Update – Markey launches first attack ad with Gomez / bin Laden split screen)

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5/2/2013 at 3:03pm
I refuse to be drawn back into a Massachusetts Senate race where Ed Markey surely has a wide double-digit lead, having served for 37 years in Congress and being a well-known liberal stalwart. Oh wait. Emerson College Poll: Markey Starts with 6 Point Advantage Over Gomez in U.S. Senate Race: A new survey of…
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Yippie! Daily Beast has a retraction policy for inaccurate and misleading posts (Update – Daily Beast drops Kurtz)

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

Yippie! Daily Beast has a retraction policy for inaccurate and misleading posts (Update – Daily Beast drops Kurtz)

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5/2/2013 at 2:03pm
I totally missed the Howard Kurtz kerfuffle. John Nolte at Breitbart.com has the background.  The short version is that Kurtz made a factual error regarding whether Jason Collins had disclosed that he previously was engaged and then tried to minimize the error through after-the-fact editing …. and the internet erupted because this w…
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Commerce nomination cost Pritzker a pretty Penny

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

Commerce nomination cost Pritzker a pretty Penny

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5/2/2013 at 12:31pm
Today President Obama nominated “friend” and fellow Chicagoan Penny Pritzker as Commerce Secretary, a post that has not been filled since June 2012. In doing so he has gifted one of his top fundraisers (and one of the heirs to the Hyatt chain) with a title, perhaps in exchange for her superior…
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Mideast Media Sampler – 05/02/2013 – BBC “Team” Sports: Deception in Gaza

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 05/02/2013 – BBC “Team” Sports: Deception in Gaza

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5/2/2013 at 11:00am
1) Might? May? In March, a report from the UN suggested very strongly that Omar Masharawi (or Mishrawi) was killed by a Hamas rocket. In response, Robert Mackey of the New York Times wrote “might have been caused by ‘a Palestinian rocket that fell short of Israel.'” Mackey’s counterpart at the Washington Post, Max…
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Thou shalt not

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

Thou shalt not

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5/2/2013 at 11:00am
From the Baltimore area. This is an eclectic bunch, though I don’t like them all. My favorite is the “Don’t steal” one.
 

Three Classmates of Boston Bombing Suspect Charged With Interfering in Investigation

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

Three Classmates of Boston Bombing Suspect Charged With Interfering in Investigation

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5/2/2013 at 9:45am
Three college classmates of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were arrested and charged Wednesday in connection with the investigation. From the FBI’s official press release: Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, and Azamat Tazhayakov, 19, both of New Bedford, were charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to obstruct justice by conspiring to destroy, conceal,…
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Cyberattack on US Department of Labor Website, Triggers Malware

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

Cyberattack on US Department of Labor Website, Triggers Malware

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5/2/2013 at 8:30am
A sub-domain of the Department of Labor website was hacked on Wednesday, causing the site to be taken offline until further notice. The DOL confirmed the incident in a statement to WUSA-TV. A U.S. Department of Labor spokesman confirms one of its websites is offline after being targeted by hackers. “A DOL program appeared…
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Gosnell 590 LI

Branco Cartoon – No Child Left Behind

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

Branco Cartoon – No Child Left Behind

Gosnell 590 LI
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5/2/2013 at 7:00am
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

L.A. Times outdoes even the language police — tosses “illegal immigrant” and “undocumented immigrant”

Posted by  ▪  May 1, 2013

L.A. Times outdoes even the language police — tosses “illegal immigrant” and “undocumented immigrant”

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5/1/2013 at 8:22pm
I knew we lost “illegal immigrant” and “illegal immigration” to the language police. The preferred and completely politically correct substitute term was supposed to be “undocumented immigrant.” Even Colorlines, the group pushing the claim that “illegal immigrant” is racist, used the term “undocumented immigrant” in a recent story: Hundreds of undocumented immigrants have been…
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Some deep and meaningful thoughts on news filtering

Posted by  ▪  May 1, 2013

Some deep and meaningful thoughts on news filtering

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5/1/2013 at 6:15pm
In times of important breaking news (see, Newtown and Boston Bombing), I find myself devoting substantial and increasing amounts of time towards filtering mainstream news media reports trying to figure out what is sufficiently reliable as to be worthy of passing on to my blog readership. I find myself modifying mainstream news reports…
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Help me find Media Matters’ #EveryoneBlogAboutPigford entry

Posted by  ▪  May 1, 2013

Help me find Media Matters’ #EveryoneBlogAboutPigford entry

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5/1/2013 at 4:44pm
As Lee Stranahan notes, it took the NY Times to vindicate Andrew Breitbart against the attacks led by Media Matters: Many have noted the irony of Andrew Breitbart’s tireless work to expose the fraud and corruption in Pigford being vindicated by the liberal New York Times–but it’s less ironic than you might…
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