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Over 1200 Scholars Sign Petition against Academic Boycott of Israel

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

Pro-academic freedom, pro-fairness, pro-intellectual honesty, pro-education and pro-peace.

Over 1200 Scholars Sign Petition against Academic Boycott of Israel

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10/7/2014 at 5:43pm
We previously mentioned that a pro-Academic Freedom Petition was circulating among faculty and researchers, specifically objecting to the academic boycott of Israel passed by a small number of groups, such as the American Studies Association. The Petition has now passed 1200 signatures, mostly from faculty at universities in the United States, but…
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The Inevitable: Jesse Jackson Makes Ebola Scare About Jesse Jackson

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

The Reverend bringeth the good news of…discrimination, and stuff.

The Inevitable: Jesse Jackson Makes Ebola Scare About Jesse Jackson

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10/7/2014 at 5:20pm
As if Dallas weren’t enough of a circus already, Reverend Jesse Jackson has announced that he will be working with community leaders in Dallas to make sure that Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan receives “the best humanitarian relief” available. (Because round the clock care and rare experimental drug therapy isn’t enough, I…
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Twitter sues to permit more disclosure of government snooping

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

Tired of being restricted by the federal government, Twitter takes its case to federal court.

Twitter sues to permit more disclosure of government snooping

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10/7/2014 at 3:30pm
Turns out Twitter is also fed up with this administration’s war on transparency. Last month, Twitter released a report detailing how they’d been banned from reporting the extent of government surveillance on the platform. In that report Twitter explained: “…if the government will not allow us to publish the actual number of requests, we want…
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http://youtu.be/L4sn-jI12_8

Still searching for Alison Grimes supporter who believes she’s not anti-coal

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

Why won’t Grimes just come out and say it?

Still searching for Alison Grimes supporter who believes she’s not anti-coal

http://youtu.be/L4sn-jI12_8
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10/7/2014 at 2:31pm
James O’Keefe and the crew at Veritas Action Fund are in search of a supporter of Alison Grimes supporter who actually believes her campaign position that she’s not anti-coal industry. The other day O’Keefe released a video in which various assorted Democratic operatives and Grimes supporters used the “L” word in describing…
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http://youtu.be/Gbom31wLgm0

Media Matters honcho behind #StopRush effort accused of offensive writings

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

Will Media Matters treat one of its own executives by the same standard it imposes on others?

Media Matters honcho behind #StopRush effort accused of offensive writings

http://youtu.be/Gbom31wLgm0
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10/7/2014 at 12:39pm
Angelo Carusone is the Media Matters executive behind the effort to get Rush Limbaugh off the airwaves, as we documented in 2012: Media Matters astroturfed the Limbaugh secondary boycott Independent Rush boycott group coordinated with Media Matters The attack on Limbaugh was not Carusone’s first targeting of a major conservative personality.  Carusone, prior to…
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Dems Form Circular Firing Squad Ahead of Midterms

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

“Democrats are starting to play the blame game as they face the possibility of losing the Senate in November.”

Dems Form Circular Firing Squad Ahead of Midterms

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10/7/2014 at 10:00am
We’re a month away from the midterm election that could hand control of the Senate to Republicans. As with any election, there are lots of moving parts and no one is absolutely sure what’s going to happen. Even so, Alexander Bolton of The Hill is reporting that panicked Democrats are already blaming…
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http://abc13.com/politics/abbott-davis-face-off-in-gubernatorial-debate/316288/

Polls show Wendy Davis fighting a losing battle

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

Your modern Democratic Party doesn’t “get” Texans.

Polls show Wendy Davis fighting a losing battle

http://abc13.com/politics/abbott-davis-face-off-in-gubernatorial-debate/316288/
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10/7/2014 at 8:30am
With less than 15 days to go until early voting begins, statewide candidates in Texas are running a full court press against not only the agendas of their opponents, but against umbrella strategies from national party organizations and advocacy groups. The gubernatorial contest between state Senator Wendy Davis and Attorney General…
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Enterovirus D-68’s Rebranding: Now, it’s “Non-Polio Enterovirus”

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

What’s in a name?

Enterovirus D-68’s Rebranding: Now, it’s “Non-Polio Enterovirus”

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10/7/2014 at 7:00am
Earlier, I weighed in on how the media and administration are handling the Ebola epidemic, using language to minimize the fact that it is a hemorrhagic fever. It the wake of reports that Colorado children who suffered from an infection of the very aggressive respiratory pathogen, Enterovirus D-68, have also experienced limb…
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Potential Ebola patient being monitored in Houston suburb

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

Officials are saying “extremely low risk.” Perry creates Infectious Disease Task Force. Meanwhile, Spain is not so lucky.

Potential Ebola patient being monitored in Houston suburb

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10/6/2014 at 8:34pm
First Dallas, now Houston. Thankfully, Governor Perry put together a Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. The task force, “will assess and enhance the state’s existing capabilities to prepare for and respond to pandemic disease, such as the Ebola virus.” Perry also, “called on the federal government to immediately begin enhanced…
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http://fox6now.com/2014/07/31/wisconsin-supreme-court-upholds-voter-id-law/#ooid=ZjNmxkbzo576OR8nH1QUtYgQkfS7YMBD

Wisconsin Voter ID upheld once again by Appeals Court

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

After initial ruling last month, 7th Circuit issues full opinion that ID law in effect for November election.

Wisconsin Voter ID upheld once again by Appeals Court

http://fox6now.com/2014/07/31/wisconsin-supreme-court-upholds-voter-id-law/#ooid=ZjNmxkbzo576OR8nH1QUtYgQkfS7YMBD
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10/6/2014 at 7:24pm
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Wisconsin’s new voter ID laws are constitutional, meaning that those heading to the polls in November will need to show ID before casting a vote. Via ABC News: State elections officials are preparing for the photo ID law to be in effect for…
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Malaysia Air Update: We’re Still Looking

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

Someone alert CNN!

Malaysia Air Update: We’re Still Looking

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10/6/2014 at 5:10pm
More than six months after Malaysia Air Flight 370 vanished without explanation over the Indian Ocean, crews are ready to renew the effort to locate the crash site and what remains of the downed plane. Although the media obsessed over the strange disappearance, actual reports on evidence regarding the plane’s whereabouts…
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Palestinian activist groups accused of attempting to influence jury

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

One of groups is co-sponsor of Steven Salaita Chicago-area speaking tour.

Palestinian activist groups accused of attempting to influence jury

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10/6/2014 at 2:50pm
We have frequently reported on the aggressive protest tactics of anti-Israel groups. According to a motion filed in federal court in Detroit, some of those groups allegedly have crossed a line, or plan to cross a line, from legitimate and protected protest into improperly trying to influence the jury in the upcoming…
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NY Daily News: Martha Robertson’s chances have “collapsed” (#NY23)(Update: DCCC pulls air time)

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

Perhaps the most hapless campaign in a Democratic Party chock full of hapless campaigns.

NY Daily News: Martha Robertson’s chances have “collapsed” (#NY23)(Update: DCCC pulls air time)

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10/6/2014 at 1:00pm
It isn’t over until the votes are counted, and miracles can happen, but it isn’t looking good for Martha Robertson, the Democratic challenger to Rep. Tom Reed in my home NY-23 district. Once up a time, Robertson was a lead Democratic prospect to turn a seat from Red to Blue. But now Robertson…
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Supreme Court may have decided gay marriage issue by not deciding

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

Rejects cert. petitions in all pending cases in which bans on gay marriage stricken as unconstitutional.

Supreme Court may have decided gay marriage issue by not deciding

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10/6/2014 at 11:28am
Many if not most observers expected the Supreme Court to take at least one of the cases for which review was sought in which the issue of whether same-sex marriage bans were constitutional was squarely presented. None of the Supreme Court’s decisions in DOMA or the Prop. 8 litigation decided that issue. But…
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http://youtu.be/A1N3rbwRA_k

Alison Grimes and coal – The Lying Game? (#KYSEN)

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

New James O’Keefe undercover video shows Grimes supporters acknowledging she’s being deceptive as to coal.

Alison Grimes and coal – The Lying Game? (#KYSEN)

http://youtu.be/A1N3rbwRA_k
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10/6/2014 at 10:00am
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action has gone undercover with various Democratic campaigns, and is beginning to roll out video. First up, supporters of Alison Grimes, who is challenging Mitch McConnell. Grimes supporters in the Democratic Party do not seem to have any doubt that Grimes is just playing the political game with…
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Messengers of Dem Doom? Gallup finds more voters want to send anti-Obama message

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

Of those who want to send a message with their votes, more have an anti-Obama message

Messengers of Dem Doom? Gallup finds more voters want to send anti-Obama message

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10/6/2014 at 8:37am
According to a recent Gallup poll, voters will be sending a message to President Obama—and it may not bode well for Democrats. Out of the just over 1000 registered voters surveyed, 32% of respondents said that their vote in the midterms would serve as a message of opposition to Obama; in contrast,…
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Branco Cartoon – Grim

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

Ebola in the U.S.

Branco Cartoon – Grim

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10/6/2014 at 7:00am
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