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Egypt passes new law restricting public protests

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2013

Egypt passes new law restricting public protests

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11/24/2013 at 5:53pm
Organizers of demonstrations in Egypt will now be required to provide advance notice to police and face other restrictions on demonstrations, according to a new law passed this weekend. From Reuters: Egypt’s president passed a law on Sunday making it illegal to hold demonstrations without the approval of the police and bann…
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Football team bands together for bullied waterboy

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2013

Football team bands together for bullied waterboy

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11/24/2013 at 2:49pm
A first grade boy who suffers from a speech impediment got a big surprise when members of a Williams Intermediate School football team in Bridgewater, Massachusetts banded together to support him after it became known the child was being bullied. Danny Keefe, who is a waterboy for the fifth grade football team,…
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Afghanistan’s president Karzai delays on US security deal

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2013

Afghanistan’s president Karzai delays on US security deal

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11/24/2013 at 12:17pm
Against the recommendation of elders, Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai said on Sunday that he would not immediately sign a security deal with the US, according to the Associated Press.  The news comes after a six-day showdown between Karzai and the US. From the Associated Press (via ABC News): Afghanistan’s president said on Sunday…
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Press TV Iran Nuclear Agreement

Israel and Iran agree – Nuke deal is Iranian victory

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2013

Israel and Iran agree – Nuke deal is Iranian victory

Press TV Iran Nuclear Agreement
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11/24/2013 at 9:57am
The nuclear agreement with Iran is being touted by the Obama administration as a significant step in keeping Iran from moving towards nuclear weapons. In reality, the agreement is confirmation of Iran’s uranium enrichment program at a relatively high level, although some of the highest level enrichment is supposed to be suspended….
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LI #03 Weather

A Thanksgiving Weather Forecast, Global Warming Style

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2013

A Thanksgiving Weather Forecast, Global Warming Style

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11/24/2013 at 8:00am
Americans planning to travel around the East Coast this Thanksgiving are in for a real weather treat: A nor’easter is swirling together and it could hit the east coast just in time for Thanksgiving, Quartz reports. The storm looks like it will stretch from New England down to the Carolinas, bringing snow, wind,…
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Kerry shakes hands with Iranian Negotiator

Nuke Deal Reached – Iran gets to keep its enrichment program

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2013

Nuke Deal Reached – Iran gets to keep its enrichment program

Kerry shakes hands with Iranian Negotiator
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11/23/2013 at 10:25pm
The details are just coming out, but it appears that Iran gets to keep its uranium enrichment program, albeit on a somewhat reduced level pending 6 months of monitoring. The U.S. agreed not to unilaterally impose new sanctions during this time period, something previously under consideration in Congress with strong…
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Officials overseeing healthcare.gov grew concerned about contractor’s progress

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2013

Officials overseeing healthcare.gov grew concerned about contractor’s progress

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11/23/2013 at 8:56pm
A detailed report from the Washington Post on Saturday, titled HealthCare.gov contractor had high confidence but low success, revealed more information about some of the troubles behind the scenes during the development of the healthcare.gov website.  It’s a lengthy read, but it’s recommended you read the full article to get the…
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Liberal Logic: Commie Killed Kennedy = Tea Party Racist

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game

Liberal Logic: Commie Killed Kennedy = Tea Party Racist

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11/23/2013 at 6:00pm
There has been a not too subtle attempt this week to smear the Tea Party as racist and violent in connection with the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. What does the Tea Party have to do with the assassination? It’s an outgrowth of the discredited and time-worn eliminationist narrative, that the modern…
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Obama personally lobbied on filibuster rule change

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2013

Obama personally lobbied on filibuster rule change

Obama statement Obamacare 11-14-2013
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11/23/2013 at 3:56pm
The Wall Street Journal came out with this report late yesterday afternoon that Obama Personally Lobbied Senators to Curb Filibuster: President Barack Obama personally lobbied three Democratic senators who were unsure about a proposed ban on filibusters of presidential nominees, an 11th-hour effort earlier this week that reflected how much the White…
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Egypt tells Turkish ambassador to leave

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2013

Egypt tells Turkish ambassador to leave

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11/23/2013 at 1:15pm
Egypt expelled the Turkish ambassador Saturday, according to a report from the Associated Press (via NY Times): Egypt downgraded diplomatic relations Saturday with Turkey and expelled its ambassador from Cairo, a sharp escalation in tensions between the two countries that mounted after a military coup ousted the country’s Islamist president this summer. In…
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Declare Your Freedom Screen Shot Israel BDS

BDS is just the same old, same old hate

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2013

BDS is just the same old, same old hate

Declare Your Freedom Screen Shot Israel BDS
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11/23/2013 at 11:00am
We have written so many times about the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement. The BDS movement is particularly strong on campuses in part because of the support from anti-Israel faculty and outside groups that target campuses: Brown U. divestment committee faculty member signed 2009 letter calling Israel Apartheid state Brown U. faculty supporter…
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George Takei: “Those Tea Party people are crazy. I mean, they’re lunatics.”

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2013

George Takei: “Those Tea Party people are crazy. I mean, they’re lunatics.”

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11/23/2013 at 9:00am
With millions of fans on Facebook and over 900,000 Twitter followers, George Takei – probably known best for his role as Lieutenant Sulu on “Star Trek” – has a wide audience and is a very active, influential force online. Speaking in an interview with Al Jazeera America, Takei called the Tea Party “lunatics”…
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UCLA Refuses to come to our defense

Micro-Aggression Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2013

Micro-Aggression Week at College Insurrection

UCLA Refuses to come to our defense
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11/23/2013 at 7:00am
Legal Insurrection readers once micro-aggressively attacked me for writing “me and __”: UCLA Prof accused of racist “micro-aggression” for correcting student grammar Shock Video: Black students decry UCLA as not diverse enough Probably Government majors: Cornell multicultural group uses “diversity” to excuse spending sprees, missing funds, mismanagement See, told ya so: Shocker: Study Finds Students Who Cheat…
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Hypocrisy from the NY Times on filibusters

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2013

Hypocrisy from the NY Times on filibusters

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11/22/2013 at 8:17pm
It turns out that after the recent news that Democrats went the nuclear option route on the judicial filibuster, the hypocrisy isn’t limited to politicians. Patterico dug up some interesting snippets yesterday from the NY Times (though at the time of this writing, the wording was a bit confusing, but I think…
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FL teen cleared of charges wants to help prevent bullying

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2013

FL teen cleared of charges wants to help prevent bullying

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11/22/2013 at 5:54pm
One of the Florida girls who had been accused of bullying Rebecca Sedwick is speaking publicly after charges were dropped in the case, and she says she wants to help stop others from bullying. Thirteen year old Katelyn Roman (whom I had not previously named in posts until now, after she has…
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George Zimmerman Samantha Scheibe Split Screen News 6

Developing Zimmerman defense narrative: Girlfriend set him up

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2013

Developing Zimmerman defense narrative: Girlfriend set him up

George Zimmerman Samantha Scheibe Split Screen News 6
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11/22/2013 at 3:57pm
Almost as soon as George Zimmerman was arrested, a report surfaced that girlfriend Samantha Scheibe, who made the dramatic phone call to 911, had been shopping her story to national media for several weeks — but no one would pay her what she wanted. The Orlando Sentinel confirmed that at least one national media…
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Martha Robertson WETM Single Payer Report 11-21-2013

Dem House candidate runs from past single-payer support after Obamacare debacle

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2013

Martha Robertson, an Emily’s List-backed Democrat in NY-23, supported single payer for years … but is backing away now.

Dem House candidate runs from past single-payer support after Obamacare debacle

Martha Robertson WETM Single Payer Report 11-21-2013
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11/22/2013 at 2:00pm
We have highlighted the race between Republican Rep. Tom Reed and Democratic challenger Martha Robertson in NY-23 many times. In part because it’s my home district, but mostly because it is a swing district which leans Republican but includes liberal Tompkins County, making it competitive. It’s not hyperbole to say the…
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