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Mitt Romney accepts apology from MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2014

“I think her apology was clearly heartfelt, and we accept that”

Mitt Romney accepts apology from MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry

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1/5/2014 at 12:06pm
On this morning’s “Fox News Sunday” program with host Chris Wallace, Mitt Romney took the high road and accepted an apology from Melissa Harris-Perry. (Video after the jump). https://twitter.com/FoxNewsSunday/status/419833877838848000 This came just one day after the MSNBC host apologized again, this time on air, for a recent segment on her program that devolved…
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Giving people Medicaid doesn’t reduce their number of ER visits

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2014

Giving people Medicaid doesn’t reduce their number of ER visits

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1/5/2014 at 9:00am
According to a study of the Medicaid expansion program in Oregon, giving people Medicaid appears to increase their ER use, rather than decreasing it as Obamacare proponents had predicted. Why on earth would this be any sort of surprise? I know, I know: the idea was that people without health insurance or…
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Ringing in 2014 with New Laws…and Star Trek

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2014

Ringing in 2014 with New Laws…and Star Trek

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1/5/2014 at 7:30am
As Americans are recovering from their New Year’s celebrations, it may be time to sober up with a look at some new laws that took effect January 1st. From the Washington Post, some of the more fascinating state rules now in place. …2. Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana use…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Melissa Harris-Perry apologizes again)

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2014

She’s sorry, so sorry

Saturday Night Card Game (Melissa Harris-Perry apologizes again)

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1/4/2014 at 8:13pm
It’s been a long week for Melissa Harris-Perry. The MSNBC host took a lot of heat for this segment on her show last weekend in which she moderated a panel of comedians in offering a caption to a Romney family photo that featured Governor Romney holding his adopted grandson, Kieran, who is…
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Could 2014 be the “Year of the Tea Party Democrat”?

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2014

Democratic Party heads would explode if the rank and file went Tea Party in protest

Could 2014 be the “Year of the Tea Party Democrat”?

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1/4/2014 at 3:56pm
At the start of the New Year, Legal Insurrection reader Nicholas wrote to ask Professor Jacobson the following question: Could 2014 be the year of the Tea Party Democrats? The political climate certainly seems appropriate. As Legal Insurrection’s designated “Tea Party Democrat,” I would like to answer this: Yes and No. Yes: Democrats…
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Former first lady Barbara Bush released from hospital

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2014

Former first lady Barbara Bush released from hospital

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1/4/2014 at 1:44pm
Barbara Bush has been released from the hospital after nearly a week of treatment for pneumonia. From CNN: Former first lady Barbara Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday, a family spokesman said. “I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Houston Methodist enough for making sure I got the best treatment…
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Speech codes, tolerance and dollars week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2014

Speech codes, tolerance and dollars week at College Insurrection

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1/4/2014 at 11:35am
It’s hard to keep up with rules pertaining to speech at schools these days. University of West Alabama Wins The FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month FIRE taps Troy U. and Virginia State U. as 2013 Speech Codes of the Year “Winners” Or words that are just tiresome. University in Michigan Bans the Word ‘Obamacare’ Or…
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FL Appellate Court Grants Self Defense Immunity To Black Defender

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2014

FL Appellate Court Grants Self Defense Immunity To Black Defender

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1/4/2014 at 9:00am
The evening of February 27, 2008, in the Miami area, Gabriel Mobley and a friend were viciously attacked by two men. Using his licensed concealed carry pistol, Mr. Mobley successfully fought off the attack, killing both of the aggressors. He was charged with two counts of second degree murder – murder…
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Schadenfreude is free; Antarctic air-sea rescues are not

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2014

Schadenfreude is free; Antarctic air-sea rescues are not

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1/4/2014 at 7:30am
Price to Americans for helping other countries deal with “climate change”:  $7.45 Billion. Price of an international air-sea rescue of 52 passengers (including 4 journalists and 26 paying tourists, and various academic advocates of “global warming”): Millions of dollars, to be paid by the shipping companies and their insurers. Price of the enjoyment…
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Clashes erupt in Egypt between police and Muslim Brotherhood supporters

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2014

Clashes erupt in Egypt between police and Muslim Brotherhood supporters

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1/3/2014 at 5:35pm
Protests in Egypt turned violent on Friday as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and of ousted President Mohamed Morsi clashed with police forces. From Reuters: Eleven people [Editor’s note: this number is being updated, check the link for latest] were shot dead as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with police across Egypt…
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Israel Bus Pressure Cooker Bomb Nails

Palestinian bus bomber used Boston Marathon-style pressure cooker device

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2014

Palestinian bus bomber used Boston Marathon-style pressure cooker device

Israel Bus Pressure Cooker Bomb Nails
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1/3/2014 at 2:11pm
Via The Times of Israel, Thwarted Israeli bus blast similar to Boston bombings: The bomb that tore through a Dan No. 240 bus in the central Israeli city of Bat Yam on December 22 was assembled in a pressure cooker and activated by cellphone, much like the devices that killed three people…
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Why do I get the feeling NYC is in for deja vu all over again?

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2014

Why do I get the feeling NYC is in for deja vu all over again?

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1/3/2014 at 11:30am
New York City voters, what on Earth have you done? De Blasio Vows to Shape a Liberal New York: Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in Wednesday, promising to usher in a sweeping agenda that would remake the nation’s largest city as a foundry for liberal ideas. Among the Democrat’s early priorities are higher…
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Iran’s Very Good Year

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2014

Mideast Media Sampler – 01/03/2014 – The Diplomacy that Enables Tehran

Iran’s Very Good Year

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1/3/2014 at 9:30am
When I was almost fifty four, it was a very good year It was a very good year for kindly faced clerics Whose Justice Minister was an executioner And Defense Minister waged an anti-American war When I was almost fifty four. Nearly two years ago Jeffrey Goldberg interviewed President Obama about how he would deal with…
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North Korea Kim Uncle arrested Jang Song Thaek

North Korean execution by dog?

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2014

Reports sound too gruesome to be true, but in North Korea, anything is possible.

North Korean execution by dog?

North Korea Kim Uncle arrested Jang Song Thaek
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1/3/2014 at 8:04am
When I saw this circulating on Twitter, I thought it had to be a hoax. And it still might be. But it’s being fairly widely reported, with a Singaporean newspaper the primary English language source. Via The Strait Times, Jang’s execution bodes ill for China: THE execution of Jang Song Thaek, the No. 2…
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Pride Parade

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2014

Pride Parade

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1/3/2014 at 7:30am
From a reader in Texas Hi Prof- thought you might like these. On a military base in San Antonio
 
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In re Snowden: Marcus v. Greenwald

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2014

In re Snowden: Marcus v. Greenwald

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1/2/2014 at 8:59pm
This segment between Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post (my law school classmate) and Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden is pretty good. It’s being described as Greenwald being rude to Marcus, but I don’t see it that way. I think they both did a good job.
 
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The NY Times wants clemency for Snowden

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2014

The NY Times wants clemency for Snowden

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1/2/2014 at 6:36pm
The New York Times says Edward Snowden should be allowed back into the country and given clemency, but the title of the editorial, “Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower” sets the tone for inaccuracy because the term is not legally applicable to Snowden whether you support what he did or not. It is no surprise…
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