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Will NY Times Tour of Iran have “don’t ask, don’t tell policy”?

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2014

Desperate times for The Times.

Will NY Times Tour of Iran have “don’t ask, don’t tell policy”?

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10/15/2014 at 12:30pm
Few publications were more enthusiastic about last year’s election of “moderate” Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran than The New York Times. Perhaps some of that enthusiasm stemmed from the possibility of engaging in commercial enterprises with the regime in Tehran. Ira Stoll editor of SmarterTimes noted the other day that The…
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St. Louis Shooting Victim Vonderrit Myers Tests Positive for Gunshot Residue

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2014

Mother’s claims that Vonderrit Myers was armed only with a sandwich now seem questionable

St. Louis Shooting Victim Vonderrit Myers Tests Positive for Gunshot Residue

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10/15/2014 at 11:00am
ABC news and many other sources are reporting that Vonderrit Myers — the St. Louis black man shot dead by a white police officer after he allegedly pointed a gun at them — tested positive for numerous tests of gunshot residue.  (PDF embedded below.) The shooting reignited racial strife in St. Louis…
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Another Texas healthcare worker contracts Ebola (Update: Obama cancels political travel)

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2014

Sloppy implementation of protocols? Or protocols that are sloppy?

Another Texas healthcare worker contracts Ebola (Update: Obama cancels political travel)

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/15/health/texas-ebola-outbreak/
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10/15/2014 at 9:18am
A press release issued today by the Texas Department of State Health Services: Second Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola News Release Oct. 15, 2014 A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has tested positive for the disease. The…
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Oh Wendy, Wendy, Wendy

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2014

Wendy Davis campaign in meltdown as MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell wants to know about Greg Abbott’s “supposed” disability.

Oh Wendy, Wendy, Wendy

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10/15/2014 at 8:30am
Remember the pink sneakers and progressives promising to stand with Wendy? Remember how sure liberals were that Wendy Davis would turn Texas blue? Remember when people at CNN and MSNBC were falling all over themselves to talk about the exciting candidacy of Wendy Davis? Those days are gone. Once a rising star in…
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SCOTUS Blocks Key Parts of Texas Abortion Law

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2014

Admitting-privileges and ambulatory surgical center requirements on hold for now.

SCOTUS Blocks Key Parts of Texas Abortion Law

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10/15/2014 at 7:00am
The Supreme Court has issued an unsigned order blocking key provisions of sweeping new health care regulations from being enforced against Texas abortion providers. Via Fox News: In an unsigned order, the justices sided with abortion rights advocates and health care providers in suspending an Oct. 2 ruling by a panel of the…
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Federal Judge orders Wisconsin not to enforce “anti-coordination” campaign laws

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

Big victory for the “John Doe” targets even though they are not parties to this case.

Federal Judge orders Wisconsin not to enforce “anti-coordination” campaign laws

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10/14/2014 at 7:43pm
In a somewhat stunning development, the same federal judge who issued an injunction against the infamous “John Doe” investigation, only later to be overturned by the appeals court, has just ordered the State of Wisconsin, in another lawsuit, to stop enforcing anti-coordination campaign finance laws. The full decision will be embedded soon….
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Texas Gets a Stay, Saves Voter ID for November

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

Fifth Circuit strikes down decision changing the rules too close to election day.

Texas Gets a Stay, Saves Voter ID for November

http://youtu.be/X0HyXwrbrWk
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10/14/2014 at 7:10pm
An en banc ruling of the Fifth Circuit has issued a stay against last Friday’s order striking down Texas voter identification laws. The Court looked at four key factors when deciding whether or not to grant a stay pending appeal: (1) whether the stay applicant has made a strong showing that…
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Are we approaching the “Tipping Point” for Ebola?

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

Let’s hope not.

Are we approaching the “Tipping Point” for Ebola?

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10/14/2014 at 6:34pm
I was talking with biologists yesterday, as part of a work project, and we all were becoming increasingly alarmed at the bureaucratic response to the reports that nurses in Dallas and Spain were stricken with Ebola. I stated that the “tipping point” would be reached if one of the nurses spread the…
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http://youtu.be/J-78iZQexow

Press Corps Fiddles While Grimes Campaign Burns

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

Feel free to LOL, because they sure did.

Press Corps Fiddles While Grimes Campaign Burns

http://youtu.be/J-78iZQexow
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10/14/2014 at 4:35pm
After enduring a disastrous debate performance (and subsequent media hits) by its shining star Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, the DSCC has officially gone media-dark in Kentucky: After a significant investment in support of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the DSCC had not reserved time for the final three weeks…
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FBI Claim of Large Increase In Mass Shootings Disputed

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

Dr. John Lott: “The FBI made a number of subtle and misleading decisions as well as outright errors.”

FBI Claim of Large Increase In Mass Shootings Disputed

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10/14/2014 at 2:55pm
Dr, John Lott, head of the Crime Prevention Research Center and long-time researcher and perhaps best known as the author of the seminal book, “More Guns, Less Crime,” has taken a thorough look at a recent report issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and found it severely flawed. The report, entitled “A Study…
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Will Westin Bonaventure permit anti-Israel discrimination on its premises?

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

American Center for Law and Justice demands that hotel prevent discriminatory access rules at American Studies Association annual meeting.

Will Westin Bonaventure permit anti-Israel discrimination on its premises?

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10/14/2014 at 12:36pm
We have covered extensively the anti-Israel academic boycott passed by the American Studies Association, including yesterday when Doron Ben-Atar, a Fordham University History Professor, revealed that he had been subjected to “religious discrimination” charges by the pro-boycott head of Fordham’s American Studies Department, Micki McKnee, after he called the boycott…
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Kay Hagan – call your office? (#NCSEN)

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

New revelation could make for a Stimulating last few weeks.

Kay Hagan – call your office? (#NCSEN)

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10/14/2014 at 11:38am
Tom Bevan from Real Clear Politics tweets that Kay Hagan needs to call her office: Kay Hagan, call your office. The details of this are stunning. http://t.co/ni6SWway16— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 14, 2014 Here’s the link, from Carolina Journal, Hagan Firm Keeps Stimulus Project Savings, Sends None to Taxpayers: DC Manufacturing, a company co-owned…
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Dan Bongino (#MD06): A Better Tomorrow

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

“A better tomorrow is ahead — I have absolutely no doubt — but it’s going to require a significant change in how we operate in Washington, D.C.”

Dan Bongino (#MD06): A Better Tomorrow

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10/14/2014 at 10:23am
Yesterday, Dan Bongino released a new ad — and possibly his last — in the lead up to the 2014 election next month. The ad carries a powerful message, with the beginning invoking a bit of Reagan’s “Morning in America.” Unlike in 1984,  however, basking in the success of the policies of…
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Gallup: GOP Leads on Top Issues

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

Public only trusts Dems with less-important issues.

Gallup: GOP Leads on Top Issues

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10/14/2014 at 8:30am
Any reasonable person keeping up with the news cycle knows that Democratic leadership doesn’t inspire much confidence in the American people. Legislation dies in the Senate at the hands of a petulant majority leader; both the IRS and the DOJ have come under fire for targeting Americans based on political affiliation;…
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The End: Progressive group runs ad blaming GOP for Ebola

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2014

The left knows it might lose control in November so this is what they’ve been reduced to.

The End: Progressive group runs ad blaming GOP for Ebola

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10/14/2014 at 7:00am
A progressive organization called the Agenda Project Action Fund has produced a new ad which attempts to politicize Ebola by blaming its spread on Republicans and budget cuts. Sahil Kapur of TPM reports: Brutal New Ad Blames GOP Spending Cuts For Ebola Deaths (VIDEO) The one minute ad, called “Republican Cuts Kill,” splices grueling…
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Alison Grimes again invokes constitutional right not to admit voting for Obama

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

For second time, Grimes refuses to say if she voted for Obama: It’s a matter of principle!

Alison Grimes again invokes constitutional right not to admit voting for Obama

http://youtu.be/J-78iZQexow
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10/13/2014 at 8:51pm
Alison Grimes, challenging Mitch McConnell, famously and embarrassingly refused to admit during a news interview that she voted to Obama. During the debate tonight, which is still ongoing as of this writing, Grimes doubled down, invoking the military sacrifices made to protect our country: “I’m not going to compromise a constitutional right.”
 

ISIS Stakes Claim in Iraq, Syria with Suicide Attacks

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

Suicide bombings as blacklash against U.S. strikes—your move, Obama.

ISIS Stakes Claim in Iraq, Syria with Suicide Attacks

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10/13/2014 at 7:45pm
I was in high school when U.S. troops laid siege to Baghdad. My boyfriend at the time helped secure and eventually occupy several of the palaces, and his phone calls from the first warzone either of us had ever known helped me gain a deeper understanding into what it means to…
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