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Key Witness for Zimmerman Grand Jury Changes Story

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2014

In May 2012 FBI interview Taaffe denied any talk of race with Zimmerman

Key Witness for Zimmerman Grand Jury Changes Story

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11/1/2014 at 2:00pm
We wrote yesterday about the “October Surprise/Get Out the Vote” announcement by a flailing Obama administration that the Department of Justice will be holding a Grand Jury hearing next Wednesday regarding possible federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. The only named witness for Wednesday’s hearing is Frank Taaffe, a self-declared “friend”…
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“Saying mean things about Democratic Presidents is not news.”

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2014

Bill Whittle explains the FEC’s latest power grab on free speech.

“Saying mean things about Democratic Presidents is not news.”

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11/1/2014 at 12:00pm
Last Sunday, we told you about the Democratic Party’s attempt to use the Federal Elections Commission to regulate free speech on the internet. Bill Whittle has put perspective on the issue in a new video from Truth Revolt. Here’s an excerpt: This smiling, normal-looking woman is Ann Ravel. She heads the FEC — the…
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WaPo: DOJ Unlikely to Bring Civil Rights Charges In #Ferguson Shooting

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2014

Rule of law, evidence, reality frustrate those raging for Wilson’s punishment

WaPo: DOJ Unlikely to Bring Civil Rights Charges In #Ferguson Shooting

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11/1/2014 at 10:30am
The Washington Post is reporting that the Department of Justice have found little legal basis on which to bring civil rights charges over the August 9 shooting of the black Mike Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.  The reason:  the actual evidence simply doesn’t support such a case. Justice Department investigators…
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Completely Clueless Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2014

Your weekly report from the world of higher education.

Completely Clueless Week at College Insurrection

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11/1/2014 at 8:30am
Do you know who won the Civil War? If so, you’re smarter than some students at Texas Tech. Video: Texas Tech Students Don’t Know Who Won the American Civil War Kangaroo courts and rape culture. How do Colleges Train People to Judge Campus Sex Offense Cases? Survey Wrongly Suggests 1 in 6 MIT Undergraduates Have…
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Will harassment claims derail a Carl DeMaio Victory? (#CA52)

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2014

DeMaio tries to stick the issues, but sexual harassment issue keeps creeping back.

Will harassment claims derail a Carl DeMaio Victory? (#CA52)

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11/1/2014 at 7:00am
Earlier this month I reported on how Republican Carl DeMaio edged out incumbent Democrat Scott Peters in a district that is rated as a toss-up by most polling agencies. A week after their win, the DeMaio campaign was hit with a serious October surprise when the campaign’s former policy director, Todd Bosnich,…
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Mexican federal judge orders release of US Marine

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

Tahmooressi is free.

Mexican federal judge orders release of US Marine

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10/31/2014 at 9:29pm
According to a news source in San Diego, a Mexican federal judge ordered the immediate release of US Marine, Andrew Tahmooressi.   Andrew Tahmooressi was on trial for crossing the border with ammunition and three loaded weapon on March 31. The Mexican Attorney General’s Office agreed to cease its prosecution of Tahmooressi and…
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Kaci Hickox Wins in District Court

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

No need to stay away from crowds

Kaci Hickox Wins in District Court

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10/31/2014 at 7:00pm
A District Court judge in Maine has overturned a lower court ruling that restricted Kaci Hickox’s movements, which means that the formerly-quarantined nurse is now free to go about her business. The reason? The science on ebola transmission is apparently settled: Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled Hickox must continue daily…
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‘That’s Not a Choice We Want Americans to Make’–Obama Slams Stay at Home Moms

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

What happened to being pro-choice?

‘That’s Not a Choice We Want Americans to Make’–Obama Slams Stay at Home Moms

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10/31/2014 at 5:37pm
The October surprises just keep on coming, courtesy of President Obama. According to The Weekly Standard, “during a speech in Rhode Island today, President Obama called for more taxpayer-spending on pre-school in order to “make sure that women are full and equal participants in our economy.” I can respect that. But…
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Israel Builds Homes, World Screams; Egypt Destroys Homes … *Crickets*

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

Israel builds. Egypt Destroys. Who gets blamed?

Israel Builds Homes, World Screams; Egypt Destroys Homes … *Crickets*

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10/31/2014 at 4:02pm
Elder of Ziyon picked up on a recent bit of hypocrisy when Egypt began destroying hundreds of homes along the Sinai’s border with Gaza. In So where are the Rachel Corries for Egypt?  Elder writes: 800 homes demolished in the next few days? Israel has never demolished so many in so little time. Yet…
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Houston Mayor Annise Parker backtracks on controversial subpoenas to pastors

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

Religious freedom wins this round of City vs. Church

Houston Mayor Annise Parker backtracks on controversial subpoenas to pastors

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10/31/2014 at 1:59pm
After significant national pressure, Houston Mayor Annise Parker has withdrawn the controversial subpoenas entirely. Ed Whelen at National Review has the scoop: I’m pleased to pass along word from the Alliance Defending Freedom, counsel for five Houston pastors, that Houston mayor Annise Parker has—finally—entirely withdrawn the harassing subpoenas that the City unjustifiably inflicted on the pastors. I’ll repeat what I said in my…
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It’s time to choose the best political ad of the cycle!

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

Who will come out on top?

It’s time to choose the best political ad of the cycle!

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10/31/2014 at 12:17pm
It’s almost over. The election cycle, that is. It’s been a bizarre one, and I think we’re all about ready for a little peace and quiet from our phones, front doors, and inboxes. But before we put the ads, e-mails, and stump speeches behind us (we still have a few days…
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In government, we don’t trust

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

My column at Townhall.com.

In government, we don’t trust

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10/31/2014 at 9:39am
As part of my ongoing occasional efforts to expand the audience, I have a column at Townhall.com, The Era of Trust in Government Is Over. Here is an excerpt: In 1986, Ronald Reagan joked that the most terrifying words in the English language were “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” In…
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Desperate times: Husband of DE Dem Candidate Caught Stealing Republican Lawn Signs

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

It has come to this.

Desperate times: Husband of DE Dem Candidate Caught Stealing Republican Lawn Signs

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10/31/2014 at 8:30am
What’s one to do when it looks like the midterms aren’t going their way? Stealing Republican lawn signs is always an option, as long as you don’t get caught. One Delaware Democrat wasn’t so lucky. Thomas Lifson of American Thinker provides this stunning yet funny report: Dem state senator’s husband busted while stealing GOP lawn signs The…
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Sign of the times

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

Every. Single. One. Of. Them.

Sign of the times

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10/31/2014 at 7:00am
Spotted by a Legal Insurrection reader at the LIRR train station at Manhasset, on Long Island, New York. When I grew up near there, it was solid Red.  Then it turned solid Blue. Is it turning Red again?
 

FBI Announces Investigation of GOP Senate Candidate Days Before Election

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2014

Acknolwedgement of investigation is contrary to decades-long FBI practice

FBI Announces Investigation of GOP Senate Candidate Days Before Election

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10/30/2014 at 8:30pm
Hot on the heels of the Department of Justice’s suddenly-renewed interest in George Zimmerman’s civil rights liability in the self-defense killing of Trayvon Martin (see: FBI Convenes Grand Jury For Zimmerman Civil Rights Case) just days before next week’s election comes another DOJ action timed perfectly for electoral manipulation. National Review Online is…
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Berkeley on offense for Bill Maher

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2014

“…this university has not in the past and will not in the future shy away from hosting speakers who some deem provocative.”

Berkeley on offense for Bill Maher

http://youtu.be/JDFrNQAjDYA
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10/30/2014 at 7:14pm
We wrote previously about UC Berkeley students’ attempt to block comedian Bill Maher from speaking at the university’s commencement ceremonies. Students circulated a petition citing “hateful” statements like the one contained in the tweet below as reasons why Maher should not be allowed to speak at the ceremony. #Canada: Turns…
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DOJ Convenes Grand Jury For Zimmerman Civil Rights Case

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2014

But where’s the credible evidence?

DOJ Convenes Grand Jury For Zimmerman Civil Rights Case

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10/30/2014 at 5:15pm
Note: Title has been updated. The Orlando Sentinel newspaper today reported that the Department of Justice has assembled a Federal Grand jury to meet next week to hear testimony about whether George Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin’s civil rights on the night that Zimmerman ultimately killed Martin in self-defense. It was only last month that the Washington Post…
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