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Drought Becomes Major Issue in #CA07 Election

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2014

Drought Becomes Major Issue in #CA07 Election

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8/31/2014 at 2:00pm
Since late 2013, California has been experiencing one of the largest, most intense droughts in the state’s history. As of August 26, the U.S. Drought Monitor rates the drought in most of California ‘D4 – Exceptional Drought’, the highest rating on its scale. It spread from south-central California, and has since…
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Virulently anti-Israel George Galloway attacked

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2014

British member of parliament beaten a few weeks after declaring his district an Israel and Israeli-free zone.

Virulently anti-Israel George Galloway attacked

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8/31/2014 at 11:51am
A 39 year old man was arrested for beating up notorious anti-Israel MP George Galloway yesterday. The Guardian reports: The Bradford West MP was released from hospital on Saturday morning having suffered a suspected broken jaw and rib as well as facial bruising. Neil Masterson, 39, has been accused of shouting about the…
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Obamacare and the end of employer provided health insurance

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2014

Obama acted as a defender of these plans when he was first running for president in 2008.

Obamacare and the end of employer provided health insurance

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8/31/2014 at 10:15am
Here’s another item for the growing list of things we weren’t told about Obamacare before it was passed. It seems the Affordable Care Act presents a direct threat to employer provided health insurance plans and could force up to 150 million people out of their current plans. Jim Angle of FOX News did…
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ferguson-national-guard-michael-brown-jay-nixon/14219621/

Protesters Sue City of Ferguson

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2014

This latest multimillion dollar lawsuit is just kindling in the fire started by the court of public opinion.

Protesters Sue City of Ferguson

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ferguson-national-guard-michael-brown-jay-nixon/14219621/
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8/31/2014 at 8:38am
The riots in Ferguson may have subsided, but the legal battle brewing between protesters and city officials may rekindle racial tensions and bring the St. Louis area back into the spotlight. From the ABA Journal: Five protesters are suing the city of Ferguson and St. Louis County, Missouri,…
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At this rate, I’m even missing Jimmy Carter “yet”

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2014

Never thought I’d say that.

At this rate, I’m even missing Jimmy Carter “yet”

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8/31/2014 at 7:30am
One of many taken by a reader in Roswell, NM. This proud California Navy Mom’s license plate says “USALuvr”. Minivan parked in front of the UFO museum. Regards, Beloved
 

TX Supreme Court protects identity of anonymous blogger

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2014

A tricky evidentiary ruling will allow Google to keep secret the identity of a blogger accused of defamation.

TX Supreme Court protects identity of anonymous blogger

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8/30/2014 at 6:33pm
As Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey once put it, “there is no jackass exception to the First Amendment.” Many bloggers toe the line between defamation and free expression, and enjoy their constitutional protections to the fullest; every once in a while, though, what started as an internet flame war ends up in…
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WaPo Getting Nervous About Obama’s Foreign Policy Skills

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2014

Who did the Washington Post endorse for president in 2012?

WaPo Getting Nervous About Obama’s Foreign Policy Skills

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8/30/2014 at 3:52pm
A new editorial from the Washington Post takes an unusually sober look at President Obama’s foreign policy chops and his non-reaction to the world that’s burning around him: President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in…
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Support for Israel remains strong after Gaza conflict

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2014

Newly-released Pew survey shows much more sympathy for Israel among Americans than Palestinians.

Support for Israel remains strong after Gaza conflict

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8/30/2014 at 2:00pm
In July, in the early part of the Gaza conflict, Pew Research came out with a survey indicating that support among Americans for Israel’s actions in Gaza was strong overall and consistent with past similar surveys. The July Pew study, however, indicated partisan gaps with much stronger support among Republicans than Democrats,…
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Media mostly laughs with, not at, Obama

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2014

Jon Stewart is a classic example of not-too-subtle media bias.

Media mostly laughs with, not at, Obama

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8/30/2014 at 12:00pm
In case you missed it, I went off on a bit of a rant about comedy in the age of Obama at my site American Glob this week. Frankly, I’m sick to death of the left’s inability to find anything funny about Obama while continuing to target the same tired subjects of…
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Why call those who fight for ISIS “Americans”?

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2014

Maybe it’s time to stop.

Why call those who fight for ISIS “Americans”?

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8/30/2014 at 10:25am
It’s really just common sense: “Americans” who leave this country to fight for ISIS, or any other country or entity or group who is our enemy, should no longer be referred to as “Americans” by the press. I know; fat chance. Also, the laws governing the involuntary revocation of citizenship should…
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Dialing for Dollars Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2014

Your weekly dispatch from the desperate world of higher education.

Dialing for Dollars Week at College Insurrection

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8/30/2014 at 8:30am
Higher ed bubble? What higher ed bubble? University Asks Professors to Call Students on Break, Plead for Their Return Burlington College Struggles With Low Enrollment Colleges Now Using Social Media to Raise Money Speaking of social media… #PayMyTuitionChallenge Trends on Twitter Among College Students At least one person isn’t worried about college finances. Hillary Clinton’s Hypocritical College Tour Is…
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“Dump Shaheen”

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2014

A sign of the times?

“Dump Shaheen”

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8/30/2014 at 7:00am
We reported earlier that Scott Brown was in a dead heat with Jean Shaheen, a surge from prior polling. Could this be a repeat of his 2010 victory over Martha Coakley? From Diane: Don’t know if Brown is the answer but this is the question. In Exeter nh just at border of Stratham.
 
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Watch: Hamas supporters lift Al Jazeera reporter in air in celebration

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

Media a critical part of the Hamas war effort.

Watch: Hamas supporters lift Al Jazeera reporter in air in celebration

http://youtu.be/Xk0QBI3hQqA
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8/29/2014 at 9:15pm
Tamer Al-Mishal was a reporter for Al Jazeera in Gaza during the recent conflict. Among all the networks reporting from Gaza, Al Jazeera was considered vital to Hamas getting its message out. Al-Mishal was granted special access to accompany Hamas fighters in tunnels to prove to the world that Hamas still had fighting…
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Judge Rejects Key Parts of Texas Abortion Law

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

Abortion clinics in Texas have received a stay … at least for now.

Judge Rejects Key Parts of Texas Abortion Law

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8/29/2014 at 7:27pm
U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel ruled today that portions of Texas’ 2013 abortion law are unconstitutional. “HB 2,” which passed during the last legislative session in spite of the efforts of now-gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D-10), drew the ire of women’s rights activists and abortion providers for its imposition of…
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Texas and California in crosshairs of ISIS and Al Qaeda?

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

Recent reporting indicates concerns for states along the Mexico border.

Texas and California in crosshairs of ISIS and Al Qaeda?

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8/29/2014 at 5:35pm
Watching the press conference that President Obama gave yesterday in which he revealed that his foreign policy has devolved from “don’t do stupid stuff” to “no strategy,” I was perplexed that the media was complaining more about the color of the suit instead of its emptiness. Mulling over the subsequent coverage, I…
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Anti-Israel “progressives” enraged at Elizabeth Warren

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

Liberal politician loves the only liberal society in the Middle East. Why is that a problem?

Anti-Israel “progressives” enraged at Elizabeth Warren

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8/29/2014 at 3:04pm
Now I come to praise Elizabeth Warren. Warren long has made sense when it comes to the Middle East, in her strong support of Israel and her understanding of the neighborhood in which Israel lives. Whatever her other positions, we should at least acknowledge when she is right. And she did so…
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11063882/Terror-attack-on-UK-highly-likely-as-threat-level-raised.html

Britain raises terror threat level to “highly likely”

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

Is Britain finally coming to grips with the Jihadis among it?

Britain raises terror threat level to “highly likely”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11063882/Terror-attack-on-UK-highly-likely-as-threat-level-raised.html
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8/29/2014 at 12:41pm
Britain, home to many of the Jihadists fighting for ISIS, including the likely beheader of James Foley, has just raised its terror threat level. The Telegraph reports, Terror attack on UK ‘highly likely’ as threat level raised: The UK terror threat level has been raised to its second highest meaning an attack on…
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