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Senate Dems Fail, Free Speech Prevails

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2014

Reid’s anti-freedom agenda—and November optimism—is circling the drain.

Senate Dems Fail, Free Speech Prevails

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9/11/2014 at 6:33pm
Senate Republicans have crushed Majority Leader Harry Reid’s efforts to advance a Constitutional amendment that would greatly restrict free speech and association in America. Reid needed 60 votes to end the measure, but the votes fell 54-42 across the party line. Via the Hill: Earlier this week, more than 20 Republicans…
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AACONS Interviews Rep. Paul Ryan and Steve Forbes

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2014

Congressman Paul Ryan lays out “The Way Forward,” and Steve Forbes discusses “Money.”

AACONS Interviews Rep. Paul Ryan and Steve Forbes

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9/11/2014 at 5:00pm
[WAJ NOTE: I have been interviewed on African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio multiple times. AACONS has a weekly podcast with some very interesting guests. AACONS will begin posting their weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection.] Congressman Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward, along with insights gleaned along the campaign…
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Disapproving of Obama

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2014

Those polls are interesting, but are they important?

Disapproving of Obama

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9/11/2014 at 5:00pm
We keep seeing reports about how Obama’s approval ratings are “hovering near his all-time lows,” but at this point in his presidency, do low numbers really mean that much? The latest polls show that only 43% now consider him a strong leader. Only? That 43% figure apparently represents the number of…
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Member of Hamas’ Leadership Implicated in Kidnapping

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2014

New York Magazine and BuzzFeed take another hit to their credibiity

Member of Hamas’ Leadership Implicated in Kidnapping

http://youtu.be/2G6CGT92oiE
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9/11/2014 at 4:07pm
Long time Palestinian affairs reporter Avi Issacharoff yesterday reported that the plot that led to the kidnapping and killing of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel was done with the foreknowledge of Hamas’s leadership. Issacharoff’s report further buttresses Israel’s long held claim that Hamas was responsible for the kidnappings and…
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Branco Cartoon – Remembering 911

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2014

911 Memorial

Branco Cartoon – Remembering 911

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9/11/2014 at 2:30pm
A.F.Branco Cartoon posted previously in 2012   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
 

U. Illinois Board of Trustees votes down Steven Salaita

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2014

Votes 8-1 against granting tenure after weeks of protest by Salaita supporters and threats of a lawsuit.

U. Illinois Board of Trustees votes down Steven Salaita

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9/11/2014 at 1:00pm
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees just voted on the recommendation of a tenured position for Steven Salaita. The issue became highly controversial when UI at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise first declined to forward the recommendation to the Board. Salaita’s tweets about Jews, Israel and Gaza caused a wide-ranging debate on social…
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Scottish Independence Referendum in a dead heat

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2014

The end of the “United” Kingdom?

Scottish Independence Referendum in a dead heat

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9/11/2014 at 12:00pm
Last month we started writing about the mounting support for Scottish independence. Depending on which poll you read and who you listen to, an independent Scotland is either imminent or a pipe dream. Saturday, YouGov released a poll showing the pro-independence movement with a lead over the British loyalists. Although the “yes”…
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Obama Polling Below Bush at Same Point in Presidency

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2014

How far the mighty have fallen.

Obama Polling Below Bush at Same Point in Presidency

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9/11/2014 at 10:30am
In a matter of six years, Obama has earned a higher negative rating than George W. Bush had at the same point in his presidency. It should be noted that Obama has managed to reach these new lows in polling despite a tremendous amount of help from the media, an advantage that…
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WATCH: John McCain Dresses Down Jay Carney over Obama’s Syria and Iraq failures

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2014

“Facts are stubborn things,” Mr. Carney.

WATCH: John McCain Dresses Down Jay Carney over Obama’s Syria and Iraq failures

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9/11/2014 at 9:00am
Barack Obama’s address to the nation regarding the threat of ISIS was met with both cautious optimism and unbridled mockery from pundits on both sides of the aisle. No one was more optimistic than CNN’s latest hire, former Obama Administration press secretary Jay Carney. Unfortunately for Carney, however, CNN had also invited…
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http://videos.videopress.com/1DHcJIf8/9-11-beeps2_hd.mp4

9/11 +13

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2014

Memory

9/11 +13

http://videos.videopress.com/1DHcJIf8/9-11-beeps2_hd.mp4
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9/11/2014 at 7:30am
For my thoughts, see my post in 2012, 9/11/01 and Memory. This audio still is what I remember the most. It was Melissa Harrington Hughes: The message was for her husband: Melissa Harrington Hughes, Floor 101 Melissa, 31, was only in New York for one day to oversee her software firm’s merger. She made a tearful…
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https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/505100489952722945/photo/1

LIVE UPDATES: Obama Addresses ISIS Threat

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

Liveblog begins at 9 pm ET/8 pm CST

LIVE UPDATES: Obama Addresses ISIS Threat

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/505100489952722945/photo/1
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9/10/2014 at 8:51pm
You can watch the full address here. President Obama addressed the nation tonight in response to growing concerns regarding the ability of the Islamic State (“ISIS”) to threaten American interests. President Obama came out of the gate on defense: Bin Laden reference within 30 seconds. Defensive move.— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) September 11,…
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Pro-Israel Ohio U. student arrested for reading Legal Insurrection blog post out loud during protest (#ousenate)

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

Protests erupt at Ohio Univ Senate meeting over President’s “blood bucket challenge” — President has protesters arrested.

Pro-Israel Ohio U. student arrested for reading Legal Insurrection blog post out loud during protest (#ousenate)

http://www.thepostathens.com/news/article_e5def6ee-3940-11e4-9d06-0017a43b2370.html?mode=video
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9/10/2014 at 8:39pm
[Featured Image credit: Kaitlin Owens video] [Note: The title of this post and Featured Image were changed once I obtained the video which demonstrated that the student leader arrested was reading a Legal Insurrection blog post when arrested.] We previously covered how Meghan Marzec, the President of the Ohio University student Senate, hijacked…
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Marine Still Stuck in Mexican Prison after Court Hearing

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is still fighting for his release.

Marine Still Stuck in Mexican Prison after Court Hearing

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9/10/2014 at 7:21pm
Yesterday, the Mexican judicial system held its third hearing in the case of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. The federal prosecutor and Tahmooressi’s defense attorney, Fernando Benitez, presented selected clips of surveillance footage taken from 18 security cameras showing Tahmooressi’s entry into Mexico and arrest on March 31. The Marine reservist was not…
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Leslie’s Top 10 Posts of College Insurrection’s Sophomore Year

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

College Insurrection: a Musical Celebration

Leslie’s Top 10 Posts of College Insurrection’s Sophomore Year

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9/10/2014 at 5:30pm
As Aleister noted yesterday, College Insurrection is celebrating its second anniversary of conservative reporting on the progressive antics taking place on American college campuses. I thought a musical tribute might be be the best way to celebrate. Happy Birthday! In no particular order, here are my Top 10 posts from the 2013-2014 academic…
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Even NOW has doubts about Wendy Davis’ chances

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

It sure looks that way.

Even NOW has doubts about Wendy Davis’ chances

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9/10/2014 at 4:00pm
We previously noted that Wendy Davis struggled with female support in her bid to defeat Greg Abbott. The most recent polling shows the two more or less even among women — not good enough for Davis to have any chance of winning. Davis’ September Abortion Surprise seems to be having little effect. National Organization…
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For Rick Perry, the Clock is the Enemy

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

The clock is ticking in the race to the White House, and the indictment lingers.

For Rick Perry, the Clock is the Enemy

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9/10/2014 at 2:30pm
Defense attorneys have filed a motion to quash and dismiss the indictment of Rick Perry, once again bringing into focus the divisive nature of the charges filed against the Texas Governor. According to the motion, Perry’s lawyers are banking on the illegal nature of the indictment itself, saying that “[c]ontinued prosecution of…
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http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/124005599.html

AFSCME: “We have a score to settle with Scott Walker”

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

We have all been here before, we have all been here before.

AFSCME: “We have a score to settle with Scott Walker”

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/124005599.html
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9/10/2014 at 1:00pm
We have seen this picture before in the Wisconsin’s union-induced long strange trip during the 2012 Recall Election: Police insurrections.  Palace guards.  Catch a Senator contests.  Doctors behaving badly.  Massive national solidarity protests which weren’t.  Identity theft as political theater.  Shark jumping.  Legislators who run away to other states.  Bus bang bangs.  Protesters…
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