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Blockbuster U. Va. Frat Rape Story Crumbling

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2014

Rolling Stone admits “there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie’s account”

Blockbuster U. Va. Frat Rape Story Crumbling

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12/5/2014 at 3:21pm
We’ve been skeptical of Rolling Stone’s recent and controversial story about a coed simply referred to as ‘Jackie’ who claimed to have been brutally gang raped at a University of Virginia frat party in 2012. Sabrina Ruben Erdely, the Rolling Stone reporter covering the UVA gang rape story, failed to contact…
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Police target licensed marijuana growers with civil forfeiture

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2014

Medical marijuana providers in Michigan are losing their assets–and their livelihoods.

Police target licensed marijuana growers with civil forfeiture

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12/5/2014 at 1:20pm
Back in August, the City of Philadelphia made headlines after their police department was busted using asset forfeiture procedures to pad city coffers. Now, officers in Michigan are under fire for targeting private citizens for forfeiture—without ever accusing those people of a crime. Southwest Michigan residents and medical marijuana license holders Wally…
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Tommy the Chimp finds no relief in court

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2014

Not a “person.”

Tommy the Chimp finds no relief in court

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12/5/2014 at 11:30am
Around this time last year we covered the story of the lawsuit seeking release of a chimpanzee via a habeas corpus petition at College Insurrection, as part of the greater Nonhuman Rights movement, Yale to hold Non-Human Rights Conference: There were plenty of headlines about a lawsuit seeking a court ruling that four…
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Pew: Trust in Government has “Collapsed”

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2014

Not exactly a new trend.

Pew: Trust in Government has “Collapsed”

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12/5/2014 at 10:00am
Surprising absolutely no one, a Pew survey released last month reveals that not only to Americans by and large not trust the government, but that sentiment is nothing new. As of February of this year, only 24% of Americans said that they trust the government “always” or “most of the time….
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Female LA Dem Communications Dir. plays Intimidation Card on male journalist

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2014

“You’re intimidating my friend, you’re a large man, and she’s a small woman”

Female LA Dem Communications Dir. plays Intimidation Card on male journalist

http://youtu.be/lDvMxXc1DBs
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12/5/2014 at 8:30am
Lee Stranahan of Rebel Pundit is in Louisiana covering Saturday’s Senate runoff election between Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy: On Monday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana the Black Conservatives Fund held a press conference to show a new video that exposed Opelousas Mayor Don Cravins telling a crowd of black Democrats: “If you early voted,…
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U. Virginia Gang Rape Story: Truth or irresponsible journalism?

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2014

Story is suspect in so many ways.

U. Virginia Gang Rape Story: Truth or irresponsible journalism?

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12/5/2014 at 7:00am
Rolling Stone has gotten a lot of attention with a controversial article alleging a rape occurred in 2012 at the University of Virginia, written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely and featuring some harrowing and disturbing details. The victim was identified only as “Jackie.” Almost as soon as the story was published, doubts arose…
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AACONS Interviews Newt and Callista Gingrich and Nicholas Kristof

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2014

Newt and Callista Gingrich and Nicholas Kristof join AACONS to discuss the news of the day.

AACONS Interviews Newt and Callista Gingrich and Nicholas Kristof

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12/4/2014 at 8:30pm
[WAJ NOTE: I have been interviewed on African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio multiple times. AACONS has a weekly podcast with some very interesting guests. AACONS now is posting its weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection.] Callista Gingrich is the President of Gingrich Productions, and the author of four children’s books featuring Ellis…
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Politifact debunks obviously ‘shopped photo (that no one believed was real)

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2014

Thank God for the factcheckers.

Politifact debunks obviously ‘shopped photo (that no one believed was real)

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12/4/2014 at 7:09pm
The photograph featured above surfaced shortly after a grand jury in Missouri refused to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. In a sea of memes, photoshops, and Twitter commentary, the picture went viral alongside its companion photograph (courtesy of Politifact): Two different photographs, one very clearly…
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Europe targets Facebook, Google with new regulations

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2014

“Creeping anti-Americanism abounds”

Europe targets Facebook, Google with new regulations

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12/4/2014 at 5:33pm
U.K Treasury Treasury Chief George Osborne is looking at his budget for the next year, and he doesn’t like what he sees; namely, that overseas corporations are making a killing in his country. He’s proposed a new tax in an effort to make sure “big multinational businesses pay their fair share”…
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Has the evolution of new media been good for the Conservative movement?

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2014

My appearance on FTR Radio’s Bourbon on the Rocks

Has the evolution of new media been good for the Conservative movement?

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12/4/2014 at 3:45pm
Tuesday I sat down to chat with Thomas LaDuke of FTR Radio fame. We chatted about the weather, the greatness of Texas, Ferguson protests, and how the new media and and the conservative blogosphere have changed over the last few years. I met LaDuke at my first political soirée in Denver in 2011….
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Austin Police Chief: We need to vet gun enthusiasts

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2014

Leave it to Austin to be the one place in Texas where the second amendment isn’t welcome

Austin Police Chief: We need to vet gun enthusiasts

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12/4/2014 at 2:08pm
Last week,49-year-old Larry McQuilliam went on a ten minute shooting spree in Austin, Texas. The only fatality was the shooter himself, when a mounted Austin police officer dropped McQuilliam from 312 feet with a single, strong handed, shot. McQulliam unleashed approximately 100 rounds in an attempt to shoot up a federal courthouse and…
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Hillary – A little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2014

And totally authentic.

Hillary – A little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll

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12/4/2014 at 11:24am
One of Hillary’s problems is the perception of inauthenticity, someone who will assume whatever persona she needs to assume at any given moment. Like when she assume a southern accent. So what do Hillary supporters at Stand With Hillary do to convince the public Hillary is authentic? Create the most inauthentic video ever created…
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This ad almost makes you feel bad for Mary Landrieu

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2014

…almost.

This ad almost makes you feel bad for Mary Landrieu

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12/4/2014 at 10:00am
The numbers say that the Louisiana Senate runoff is over, but Republican Bill Cassidy hasn’t stopped pushing toward December 6. In a new ad, Republicans take aim at Democrat incumbent Mary Landrieu’s hallmark failures—most of them having to do with her commitment to remain in lockstep with the Obama Administration’s spir…
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Who’s up for another IRS scandal?

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2014

New report says IRS shared confidential taxpayer info with the White House.

Who’s up for another IRS scandal?

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12/4/2014 at 8:30am
Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio appeared on Greta Van Susteren’s program last night to discuss a new fold in the ongoing scandal at the Internal Revenue Service. Would it surprise you to learn that the IRS shared confidential taxpayer information with the White House? Video courtesy of the Gretawire blog: Watch the l…
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Branco Cartoon – Secret Santa

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2014

He’s nice to our naughty.

Branco Cartoon – Secret Santa

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12/4/2014 at 7:00am
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Why we’re not pontificating on Eric Garner tonight

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2014

To follow the facts, first you have to know the facts.

Why we’re not pontificating on Eric Garner tonight

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12/3/2014 at 9:01pm
It’s very tempting to jump to conclusions in either direction about the Eric Garner Grand Jury non-indictment of one of the arresting police officers. It would be really, really easy to jump on the “injustice” bandwagon, with a visceral reaction to the video.  Or to take the contrarian view because there was,…
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17 States Sue Obama for Executive Amnesty

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2014

It is up to the president to “execute the law, not de facto make law.”

17 States Sue Obama for Executive Amnesty

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12/3/2014 at 7:05pm
Ask and you shall receive, conservatives—we’re suing the President again! Texas Governor-Elect Greg Abbott is leading a 17-state coalition in a lawsuit challenging the legality of President Obama’s plan to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants currently residing within our borders. There are three main parts to the lawsuit: first,…
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