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Live Updates: Anti-Morsi Protests Across Egypt

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2013

Live Updates: Anti-Morsi Protests Across Egypt

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6/30/2013 at 5:00am
After days of demonstrations and mounting tension, protests continue across Egypt today  in what is expected to be a peak point in the movement against President Mohammed Morsi. You can follow live coverage and updates below. Video livestream: Watch live streaming video from ontveglive at livestream.com Russia Today also has a good live streaming video…
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Protests Across Egypt Sunday as Tension Grows

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2013

Protests Across Egypt Sunday as Tension Grows

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6/30/2013 at 2:00am
Major demonstrations are taking place across Egypt Sunday on the first anniversary of President Mohammed Morsi taking office.  Morsi, backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, was elected after the January 2011 Arab Spring, which led to the ousting of former president Hosni Mubarak. Observers have grown increasingly concerned, as there have been outbreaks…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Would Zimmerman case have been filed if “creepy ass cracker” comment known?)

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game (Would Zimmerman case have been filed if “creepy ass cracker” comment known?)

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6/29/2013 at 7:34pm
There was a concerted effort at the start of this case to frame the shooting as the result of racial profiling, and to use that narrative to pressure prosecutors to file the case after the police had refused to charge Zimmerman finding his claim of self-defense plausible. From the false narrative of…
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Ganging up for the Gang of 8

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2013

Ganging up for the Gang of 8

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6/29/2013 at 4:31pm
There will be intense pressure on the House Republicans to approve not just an immigration reform bill, but one that includes citizenship for adults who broke the law to come here. Amnesty is what this debate is all about. Democrats want it in the worst way, and big business and labor are willing…
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Amnesty bill gift from the Senate

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2013

Amnesty bill gift from the Senate
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6/29/2013 at 2:15pm
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Zimmerman Trial – Open Comment Forum – Weekend Wrap-Up & Reader Poll

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2013

Zimmerman Trial – Open Comment Forum – Weekend Wrap-Up & Reader Poll

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6/29/2013 at 12:06pm
Hey folks, Our Friday end-of-day analysis post had accumulated in excess of 200 comments, and, perhaps coincidentally, we also began hearing increasing complaints of slow loading.  Whether the cause is the large number of comments or some other aspect of the page, Professor Jacobson and I thought it would be worthwhile to…
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Rebranding Hillary Clinton is hard work

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2013

Rebranding Hillary Clinton is hard work

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6/29/2013 at 10:30am
It’s worth “liking” the “Ready for Hillary” page on Facebook, the former First Lady’s foray into readying the country for her eventual campaign, not only to give your friends a fright, but also to witness just how different her marketing is than her nemesis Barack Obama. The central theme of the campaign…
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SCOTUS and Debt Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2013

SCOTUS and Debt Week at College Insurrection

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6/29/2013 at 8:55am
SCOTUS decisions had some college folks talking this week. DOMA ruling praised by some professors at Catholic universities Not all of it so nice. Students ridicule DOMA supporters as ‘hideous’ and ‘disgusting’ outside Supreme Court George Washington U. student blasts Clarence Thomas as ‘Uncle Tom’ for affirmative action ruling Other issues of the day are also…
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No longer of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

No longer of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

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6/28/2013 at 10:00pm
My home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations has provided much material for Legal Insurrection over the years, including the dispute as to the name itself. Splitting the year between Ithaca and Rhode Island provided me with the distinction of having Patrick Kennedy and Maurice Hinchey as Congressmen for several years. I’m…
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Zimmerman Trial Day 5 – Analysis & Video – State’s own witnesses undercut theory of guilt

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day 5 – Analysis & Video – State’s own witnesses undercut theory of guilt

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6/28/2013 at 8:41pm
Today saw the State move through another seven of their witnesses, although as has seemed the pattern this first week of trial, the defense more so than the State appeared to benefit from their testimony. Among these two were most notable–Jonathan Good, who was a resident of Twin Lakes who observed much…
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Has State Opened Door to Defense Introducing Martin Fight Video?

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

Has State Opened Door to Defense Introducing Martin Fight Video?

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6/28/2013 at 6:25pm
Under direct testimony John Good testified that the black man wearing the black hoodie was straddling the man in the white or red sweatshirt “MMA-style” and rained down blows in a “Ground-and-Pound” style of attack.   It seems possible that this line of questioning may have openend the door to the defense being…
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Judge Rules Tweets May Be Used as Evidence in Bradley Manning Trial

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

Judge Rules Tweets May Be Used as Evidence in Bradley Manning Trial

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6/28/2013 at 5:06pm
Military Judge Col. Denise Lind ruled Friday that two tweets posted by Wikileaks can be permitted as evidence in the case against Army Private First Class Bradley Manning. From FOX News: A military judge has ruled that prosecutors can introduce tweets suggesting an Army private took his cues from WikiLeaks in disclosing classified…
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House Panel Vote: IRS’ Lerner Waived Fifth Amendment Right

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

House Panel Vote: IRS’ Lerner Waived Fifth Amendment Right

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6/28/2013 at 3:08pm
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved a resolution Friday determining that IRS official Lois Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination when she made opening statements in a May hearing before refusing to answer further questions. https://twitter.com/DarrellIssa/status/350658805895409664 From USA Today: A deeply divided House Oversight Committee approved a resolution Friday…
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US Army Restricting Access to Guardian UK’s NSA Coverage

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

US Army Restricting Access to Guardian UK’s NSA Coverage

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6/28/2013 at 1:30pm
The Army is reportedly restricting staff members’ internal access to The Guardian UK’s NSA related news coverage. Officials say automatic content filters are responsible. From the Monterey Herald: Gordon Van Vleet, an Arizona-based spokesman for the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, or NETCOM, said in an email the Army is filtering “some access…
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ZIMMERMAN TRIAL BLOCKBUSTER — TRANSCRIPT — Eyewitness Good: Black guy in black hoodie on top punching down Mixed Martial Arts style

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

ZIMMERMAN TRIAL BLOCKBUSTER — TRANSCRIPT — Eyewitness Good: Black guy in black hoodie on top punching down Mixed Martial Arts style

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6/28/2013 at 12:09pm
The State seems to have suffered the most destructive of its own witnesses to date in calling Jonathan Good to the stand.Good was composed, coherent, and direct through his extensive testimony, the entirety of which was entirely consistent with the defense’s theory of lawful self-defense. Indeed, as has become the pattern in…
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Zimmerman trial blockbuster — Eyewitness says Trayvon on top punching Mixed Martial Arts style

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

Zimmerman trial blockbuster — Eyewitness says Trayvon on top punching Mixed Martial Arts style

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6/28/2013 at 10:32am
A neighbor, John Good, who witnessed the fight between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman has just devastated the State’s case, testifying that he saw the fight between the two, that Trayvon was on top punching Mixed Martial Arts style, and that the scream must have come from Zimmerman because Zimmerman was…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO – Day 5 – State’s Witnesses

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO – Day 5 – State’s Witnesses

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6/28/2013 at 8:55am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. During the lunch recess, or immediately thereafter, we…
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