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“Bad cop” Eric Cantor would have won, “good cop” Eric Cantor lost

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2014

To the extent amnesty was part of the reason Cantor lost, it was a symptom, not the disease.

“Bad cop” Eric Cantor would have won, “good cop” Eric Cantor lost

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6/11/2014 at 10:05am
No, I didn’t see it coming. We didn’t even plan on live coverage of VA-07, instead focusing on whether Lindsey Graham would avoid a runoff (he did). At some point I started seeing tweets of early VA-07 numbers and thought someone was trolling.  Then I checked and it was no joke. The night of,…
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Marissa Alexander’s Desperate Efforts for Self-Defense Immunity Hearing Delayed Again

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2014

Whether to allow immunity hearing now delayed until August. Trial moved from July to December.

Marissa Alexander’s Desperate Efforts for Self-Defense Immunity Hearing Delayed Again

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6/11/2014 at 8:30am
Marissa Alexander was back in court today for a pre-trial hearing on whether she will be granted yet another shot at self-defense immunity under Florida statute FL 776.032: Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.   In what has become an all too familiar pattern in this case,…
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House passes VA bill allowing vets to seek outside care

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2014

Bill also would temporarily ban bonuses for VA employees

House passes VA bill allowing vets to seek outside care

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6/11/2014 at 7:00am
House lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday aimed at addressing some of the now high profile problems at Veterans Affairs facilities. From the Associated Press: United and eager to respond to a national uproar, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to make it easier for patients enduring long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities…
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Upset in Virginia District 7 (#VA07) — Eric Cantor loses to Dave Brat

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2014

Incredible and unexpected victory by Tea Party challenger who made amnesty an issue.

Upset in Virginia District 7 (#VA07) — Eric Cantor loses to Dave Brat

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6/10/2014 at 7:34pm
In a stunning “historic” upset, Professor David Brat upset Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Tweets about “#VA07″ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:’https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+”://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”); Cantor: “It’s disappointing, sure. But I believe in this country…”— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) June 11, 2014 meet Dave Brat – the guy who beat Eric Cantor. @jparkABC caught up with him in DC a few weeks…
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South Carolina Senate Primary Debate 5-30-2014

South Carolina Primary Results (#SCSEN); Graham Wins, No Runoff

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2014

South Carolina Primary Results (#SCSEN); Graham Wins, No Runoff

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6/10/2014 at 6:45pm
UPDATE – At about 9:15 PM, the Associated Press called the SC Senate race for Lindsey Graham and projects he will not face a runoff election. With 71% of precincts reporting at 9:45PM, Graham is close to garnering 60% of the vote. Notably, Graham won nearly all of the counties…
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Obama’s abandonment of Iraq and the fall of Mosul

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2014

And so it has all come to pass.

Obama’s abandonment of Iraq and the fall of Mosul

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6/10/2014 at 5:15pm
As soon as Obama was elected it became a foregone conclusion that this would be the result in Iraq—that the country would be taken over by the worst forces in the area. Since then, it’s been a slow denouement: Insurgents seized control early Tuesday of most of the northern Iraqi city of…
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California Judge: Public school tenure creates unconstitutional unequal schools

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2014

Finds Equal Protection violation since “grossly ineffective” teachers disproportionately in minority schools.

California Judge: Public school tenure creates unconstitutional unequal schools

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6/10/2014 at 3:42pm
Well this is an interesting development, Calif. court rules teacher tenure creates unequal conditions: A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that tenure, seniority and other job protections for teachers have created unequal conditions in public schools and deprive poor children of the best teachers. In a case that could have national…
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Delawyering traditional marriage supporters

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2014

The tradition of lawyers representing politically unpopular clients and positions has been lost in the process.

Delawyering traditional marriage supporters

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6/10/2014 at 2:02pm
Joan Biskupic writing for Reuters reports on the fear in the legal community that has caused large law firms to refuse to take on clients who support keeping the “one man, one woman” definition of marriage, U.S. law firms flock to gay-marriage proponents, shun other side (h/t @AdamLiptak): As U.S. lawsuits seeking…
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Taliban-Bergdahl swap unpopular, so … blame Hagel

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2014

Chuck Hagel has bus tire tracks on his back.

Taliban-Bergdahl swap unpopular, so … blame Hagel

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6/10/2014 at 11:19am
The polling is pretty consistent that the public is not buying Obama’s spin on the trade of 5 senior Taliban Gitmo detainees for alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl. CBS News reports: Just over a week after U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed by the Taliban, a CBS News Poll shows 45 percent of…
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South Carolina primary day — Will voters runoff Lindsey Graham?

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2014

Will Lindsey Graham avoid a runoff? That’s the key question.

South Carolina primary day — Will voters runoff Lindsey Graham?

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6/10/2014 at 9:20am
After a lot of speculation and angst by conservative voters in South Carolina, today is Judgment Day for Lindsey Graham. Over the past year, SC grassroots activists have attempted to organize with the goal of defeating Graham in his re-election bid.  The problem always came back to the lack of a serious…
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Branco Cartoon – Men Overboard

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Men Overboard

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6/10/2014 at 7:30am
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Millennials Video: It’s Over, Mr. President, I’m Giving Up On You

Guest Post by Elise Twohy, Joe Schartz, Addy Scriver, Kevin Wagner, and Lucas Peterson  ▪  June 9, 2014

Can we help this video by the South Dakota College Republicans go VIRAL!!! Yes. We. Can.

Millennials Video: It’s Over, Mr. President, I’m Giving Up On You

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Guest Post by Elise Twohy, Joe Schartz, Addy Scriver, Kevin Wagner, and Lucas Peterson
6/9/2014 at 8:30pm
From the South Dakota College Republicans: It’s not us, it’s you. That’s our message to President Obama with our new music video, “Say Something, Obama: The Music Video.” Everyone’s had that awkward breakup. He seemed like a nice guy. He could sweet talk pretty well. He had straight teeth. And then the millennial generation realized…
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VA Scandal Worsens: 64,000 Vets never got appointments and another 57,000 forced to wait

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2014

Systemic problems exposed in audit released today.

VA Scandal Worsens: 64,000 Vets never got appointments and another 57,000 forced to wait

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6/9/2014 at 7:37pm
An audit released by the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday indicated that more than 57,000 veterans have been waiting three months or longer for their first appointment with a VA facility. From the Associated Press: More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA…
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Federal Appeals Ct upholds injunction against Wisconsin “John Doe” investigation pending appeal

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2014

Also, Wisconsin “John Doe” victims seek to add Government Accountability Board to federal case.

Federal Appeals Ct upholds injunction against Wisconsin “John Doe” investigation pending appeal

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6/9/2014 at 5:46pm
The Wisconsin anti-conservative investigation by local prosecutors targeting numerous conservative activists and groups has resulted in numerous legal cases. The investigation is a round-about attack on Gov. Scott Walker, seeking to damage him politically and freeze his supporters out of the political process. Most prominently, in a federal lawsuit two of…
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Unaccompanied children streaming across the border

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2014

Hundreds being dropped off at bus stations in Arizona

Unaccompanied children streaming across the border

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6/9/2014 at 5:00pm
The illegal immigration situation in this country seems to have gone from dreadful to utter chaos, with no end in sight. This is absolutely disturbing on so many levels it’s hard to process. Also, as a side issue, are Jan Brewer and Arizona being punished by the Obama administration?: Hundreds of migrants nabbed…
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Michael Dunn as Verdict Announced

Michael Dunn Re-Trial for killing Jordan Davis set for September

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2014

Dunn will be re-tried on the first-degree murder hung at trial, with jury selection to begin September 22.

Michael Dunn Re-Trial for killing Jordan Davis set for September

Michael Dunn as Verdict Announced
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6/9/2014 at 3:45pm
Jacksonville news broadcaster news4jax is reporting that a September re-trial date has been set for Michael Dunn, with jury selection to begin September 22. This past February Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted murder for shooting at an SUV carrying Jordan Davis and three companions, all black teens.  Dunn himself is…
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Will U. Chicago trans-speech policing be a trans-formative event?

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2014

“Policing language is something no gay person should ever countenance”

Will U. Chicago trans-speech policing be a trans-formative event?

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6/9/2014 at 2:06pm
We covered the “tranny” controversy at the University of Chicago in the Saturday Night Card Game, When everyone shuts up, we will have reached the “safe space”. The short story is that the student speech police attacked liberal gay activist Dan Savage for using the word “tranny” in discussing at a forum why…
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