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Newly released emails show White House misled about involvement in Shirley Sherrod firing

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

White House gave final “go-ahead,” supporting Breitbart defense in defamation case that it was political decision.

Newly released emails show White House misled about involvement in Shirley Sherrod firing

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11/3/2014 at 8:15pm
We have written many times about the Shirley Sherrod case against Andrew Breitbart (now his wife is substituted as defendant) and Larry O’Connor over an “edited” (abbreviated)  video which Sherrod alleges unfairly depicted her as racist leading to her firing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sherrod’s claim, repeated mindlessly by the media,…
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Here we go: Perry prosecutors cry “intimidation!”

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Where’s your dignity, Michael McCrum?

Here we go: Perry prosecutors cry “intimidation!”

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11/3/2014 at 6:53pm
Texas is bursting at the seams with conservative fervor: Rick Perry has been building momentum for his yet-unannounced Presidential campaign, Greg Abbott is set to trounce Democratic darling Wendy Davis in Tuesday’s gubernatorial race, and the Republican ground game so far this cycle has sent groups like Battleground Texas running for…
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Walker attacked with swastika imagery in Burke ad

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

When all else fails, compare your opponent to a Nazi sympathizer

Walker attacked with swastika imagery in Burke ad

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11/3/2014 at 5:00pm
Embattled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is steadily outpacing Democratic challenger Mary Burke in all of the latest polls—so of course that means a swastika ad is the only logical option left for Team Burke. The ad released by the Burke campaign is inside baseball-ish in that if you haven’t been following the…
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VIDEO: O’Keefe Jabs Left on Voter Fraud Issue

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

‘I just sign this and then I can vote?’ he asked one poll worker. ‘Yep,’ came the reply.

VIDEO: O’Keefe Jabs Left on Voter Fraud Issue

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11/3/2014 at 3:32pm
The battle over voter ID has been thrust into the forefront of this election cycle’s news coverage, and advocates on both sides of the issue have been working hard to win the hearts and minds of voters, even as most politicos are focused on getting whatever votes they can to win…
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Any lessons from Ebola in the US?

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

We could learn. But will we?

Any lessons from Ebola in the US?

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11/3/2014 at 1:30pm
Fortunately, we haven’t had very many Ebola patients in the US so far. But there have been quite a few interesting things to note about the group of patients we have had. The first is that all of them except Thomas Eric Duncan seem to have contracted Ebola while caring for other…
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Joni Ernst “as good looking as Taylor Swift” says Tom Harkin

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Shake it off, Joni, shake it off

Joni Ernst “as good looking as Taylor Swift” says Tom Harkin

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11/3/2014 at 12:07pm
Outgoing Democratic Iowa Senator Harkin made some shall we say, “interesting” remarks about Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst. “Joni Ernst, she’s really attractive and she sounds nice. I don’t care if she’s as good looking as Taylor Swift or as nice as Mr. Rodgers, but if she votes like Michelle Bachmann, she’s wrong…
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Why vote for Democrats?

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Tales from Deep Blue Maryland.

Why vote for Democrats?

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11/3/2014 at 10:00am
As the election comes down to the wire in Maryland in two days, I spent some time driving around my neighborhood looking for campaign signs. My neighborhood isn’t the best bellwether for Maryland election results. If my neighborhood were representative, Bob Ehrlich would have won a second term in 2006  … with…
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Gallup: Support for stricter gun laws drops

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Less than half favor stricter gun laws.

Gallup: Support for stricter gun laws drops

http://youtu.be/7C44B55YYLQ
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11/3/2014 at 8:30am
Gallup’s latest gun rights-themed poll shows that by and large, Americans haven’t been swayed by high-profile shootings into ceding their Second Amendment rights. In the wake of the 2012 shootings at Newtown, 58% of Americans polled said they favored stricter laws governing gun ownership; since then, however, that number has dropped to…
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Branco Cartoon – Jilted

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Days of Whine and Roses

Branco Cartoon – Jilted

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11/3/2014 at 7:00am
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In: Locking your head to something

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

Out: Persuading your opponent with the power of your argument.

In: Locking your head to something

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11/2/2014 at 9:17pm
Some people. The first image is an  Anti-Scott Walker protester who, along with a friend, locked her head to State Capitol railing in June 2011 in a budget protest, via JSOnline.  The police broke the lock and released her.  At the time we noted there was a simpler solution: Turn out the lights, lock the doors,…
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GOP Hits Democrats for Sexism in New Video

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

War on women.

GOP Hits Democrats for Sexism in New Video

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11/2/2014 at 7:00pm
In a turn of events, the GOP is now slamming Democrats for their sexist criticisms of Republican women. A new video featuring some nasty moments from the 2014 campaign was released Friday. The Washington Free Beacon reported: New GOP Video Slams Offensive Democrat Attacks on Women A new GOP ad highlights the Democrat Party’s…
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Charlotte Newspaper Busted On Hagan Cover-Up

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

Media bias surfaces again in North Carolina Senate contest.

Charlotte Newspaper Busted On Hagan Cover-Up

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11/2/2014 at 5:02pm
American Commitment president Phil Kerpen recently caught The Charlotte Observer dumping an article laying out North Carolina Democrat Kay Hagan’s connection to potentially serious mishandling of stimulus funds. From the cached version of the article: State officials say a stimulus grant given to a company run by Kay Hagan’s husband needs “further…
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Washington Supreme Court Gets It Right on Due Process

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

“When a defense necessarily negates an element of the crime charged, the State may not shift the burden of proving that defense onto the defendant.”

Washington Supreme Court Gets It Right on Due Process

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11/2/2014 at 3:00pm
In Washington State, the burden of proof of consent in a sexual assault case has traditionally fallen not on the alleged rape victim, but on the accused. A recent decision by the Washington Supreme Court, however, has changed the standard, and given hope to due process advocates: The court in its 6-3…
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http://uspcn.org/2014/10/30/everything-you-need-to-know-about-rasmeas-trial-in-detroit/

Will Pro-Palestinian activists clash with Judge at Rasmieh Odeh trial? (#Justice4Rasmea)

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

Judge issues second Order to protect jury from influence by protesters.

Will Pro-Palestinian activists clash with Judge at Rasmieh Odeh trial? (#Justice4Rasmea)

http://uspcn.org/2014/10/30/everything-you-need-to-know-about-rasmeas-trial-in-detroit/
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11/2/2014 at 1:15pm
The Judge in the trial of Rasmieh (Rasmea) Odeh has issued a second order addressing protests at the courthouse which may be part of attempts to influence the jury, Supplemental Order Regarding Public Conduct (full embed at bottom of post): It has come to the attention of the Court that leaflets prepared…
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Hotels must say “NO” to anti-Israeli discrimination at academic conferences

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

My column at The O.C. Register – “Unfairly singling out Israelis”

Hotels must say “NO” to anti-Israeli discrimination at academic conferences

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11/2/2014 at 11:30am
We have covered the academic boycott of Israel extensively, focusing on the American Studies Association. Recently, in connection with the ASA annual meeting this week in Los Angeles, we reported on ASA’s discriminatory policy to bar attendance by representatives of Israeli Universities or any Israeli academic holding a representative title such as…
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Republican Carlos Curbelos Now Slightly Favored Over Democrat Joe Garcia (#FL26)

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

The Cuba issue has been unleashed.

Republican Carlos Curbelos Now Slightly Favored Over Democrat Joe Garcia (#FL26)

http://youtu.be/7NM3U2GkRHo
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11/2/2014 at 10:00am
“Who is the most important politician in Miami? Fidel Castro.” That’s an old joke I’ve heard many times down in Miami, but it rings very true in one of the most-watched midterm House elections this cycle. In Florida’s 26th district, which encompasses southwest Miami-Dade county and the Florida Keys, Hispanics are the majority…
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How bad a candidate is Martha Coakley? This bad

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

Lost a Senate seat to Scott Brown, and looks likely to lose a Governorship to Charlie Baker — in liberal Massachusetts!

How bad a candidate is Martha Coakley? This bad

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11/2/2014 at 8:30am
Prof. Jacobson recently said “May a thousand Martha Coakleys bloom in the Democratic Party.” As a Massachusetts resident, I’d like to second that statement. The Republican Governors Association recently put together the ultimate Coakley blooper reel. David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon reported: Hilarious RGA Ad Shows Martha Coakley ‘Stumbling’ to Campaign Finish Democratic Massachusetts…
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