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AACONS Interviews Allen West and F.H. Buckley

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2014

Guest Allen West discusses Middle East politics: Hamas, ISIS and President Obama’s response; guest F.H. Buckley discusses his latest book, The Once and Future King.

AACONS Interviews Allen West and F.H. Buckley

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8/6/2014 at 7:00pm
[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 will begin posting their weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection starting, well, now!] Interview With Allen West and F.H. Buckley New Politics Conservative Podcasts with…
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Dem Operative Tweets that Mitch McConnell’s wife is “not from KY, she’s Asian”

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2014

Why are Democrats so fixated on attacking McConnell’s wife because she’s of Asian descent?

Dem Operative Tweets that Mitch McConnell’s wife is “not from KY, she’s Asian”

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8/6/2014 at 5:37pm
Democratic operative Kathy Groob tweeted a handful of racist tweets about Senator McConnell’s wife. Outrage ensued and Groob apologized and then deleted her Twitter account. Fox News reports: A Democratic operative deleted her Twitter account Monday following a series of what some called racist remarks about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s wife,…
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Hiroshima atomic bomb 69th anniversary

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2014

Wondering what might have been without it.

Hiroshima atomic bomb 69th anniversary

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8/6/2014 at 4:15pm
Today is the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, with Nagasaki following three days later, and the surrender of Japan on August 15, 1945. To date these two bombs remain—astoundingly enough, considering the nature of our oft-troubled and troubling species—the only nuclear warheads ever detonated over…
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Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial: Closing Arguments, Jury Deliberations

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2014

Composition of final jury is: 7 men and 5 women; 8 whites and 4 blacks.

Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial: Closing Arguments, Jury Deliberations

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8/6/2014 at 2:53pm
UPDATE: I’ve come across video of Wafer’s direct testimony under questioning by defense counsel Cheryl Carpenter. Here you go: Today saw the closing arguments of the murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer in the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013. Immediately following…
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Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism — A distinction in theory, but not in practice

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2014

My guest column at The Hill

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism — A distinction in theory, but not in practice

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8/6/2014 at 1:15pm
As part of my continuing (but relatively new) effort to gain exposure to new audiences, I have a guest column today at The Hill, Anti-Semitism flares up with Gaza crisis. How timely given the events just today about attacks on Jewish school children in Sydney. Here’s an excerpt, head over to The Hill…
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NRSC rescued Pat Roberts, reports Politico

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2014

Let’s give Dr. Milton Wolf a round of applause for fighting the good fight .

NRSC rescued Pat Roberts, reports Politico

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8/6/2014 at 11:46am
Dr. Milton Wolf’s primary challenge to Kansas Senator Pat Roberts fell shy last night, but by a much closer margin than just about anyone predicted, 48-41. We supported Dr. Wolf, as someone who would help move the Republican Party and the Republic forward, departing from the stale insider Washington, D.C. games. A “scandal”…
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Cash-for-Clunkers has failed, the Car is lost

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2014

Trying to manipulate the used car market had unintended consequences.

Cash-for-Clunkers has failed, the Car is lost

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8/6/2014 at 8:30am
A new study is claiming that President Obama’s controversial “Cash for Clunkers” program negatively impacted the amount of money Americans spent on new cars, and had no overall impact on how many new cars were sold. “Cash for Corollas: When Stimulus Reduces Spending,” a new study out of Texas A&M University, suggests…
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Anti-Semitic attack on Sydney school bus, threaten to cut Jewish children’s throats

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2014

Screaming ‘Heil Hitler! Kill the Jews!’ they want to cut out our throats’.”

Anti-Semitic attack on Sydney school bus, threaten to cut Jewish children’s throats

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8/6/2014 at 8:24am
Anti-Semitism is becoming a pervasive, worldwide problem hinged on anti-Israel attitudes. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Australia has seen numerous anti-Israel protests and an increase in anti-Semitic incidents.  A Rabbi visiting from Israel was recently attacked.  Some of the Australian media have engaged in anti-Semitic tropes. In the Bondi area of Sydney, a group…
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Anti-Israel Prof. Steve Salaita loses job offer at U. Illinois over hateful tweets

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2014

Steven Salaita’s Twitter conduct raised questions

Anti-Israel Prof. Steve Salaita loses job offer at U. Illinois over hateful tweets

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8/6/2014 at 7:12am
We previously featured Virginia Tech, and soon-to-be U. Illinois  (at Urbana-Champaign) Professor Steven Salaita, someone committed to the destruction of Israel, for his tweet partly blaming Zionism for anti-Semitic outbursts around the world: That was not even the worst of his tweets. I’ve been following his account for months now, and his Twitter…
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Branco Cartoon – Definition of Insanity

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Definition of Insanity

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8/5/2014 at 7:08pm
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Defense Rests in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial, Closings Wednesday

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2014

Prosecutor Siringas’ sweeping of the jury with “unloaded” shotgun muzzle, finger on trigger, leads to gasps, immediate sidebar with Judge, request by the defense for a mistrial

Defense Rests in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial, Closings Wednesday

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8/5/2014 at 6:00pm
Welcome back to the eighth day of the murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013. Theodore Wafer Back on Cross-Examination Wafer was back on cross-examination today, having taken the stand in his own…
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http://youtu.be/2G6CGT92oiE

NY Mag viral story about Israel making up Hamas involvement in teen kidnapping falling apart

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2014

Israel just cleared for reporting kidnapping of three teens was assisted by Hamas in Gaza, and Israel had the mastermind in custody for weeks.

NY Mag viral story about Israel making up Hamas involvement in teen kidnapping falling apart

http://youtu.be/2G6CGT92oiE
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8/5/2014 at 4:55pm
Paul Hirschson from the Israeli Foreign Ministry discloses that the order to kidnap three Israeli teens, whose bodies were found in June, came from Hamas in Gaza: https://twitter.com/paulhirschson/status/496718753577435136 Why is this important? Because Katie Zavadski of NY Magazine spread far and wide the story that Israel essentially made up the claim that Hamas was…
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Texas Pro-Life Legislation is Back on Trial

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2014

Texas’ latest pro-life law is back under legal scrutiny, and those contesting its provisions are ready to redefine the meaning of “undue burden.”

Texas Pro-Life Legislation is Back on Trial

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8/5/2014 at 4:02pm
HB 2, the landmark piece of legislation that made Wendy Davis famous, is back on trial. Today is the second day of arguments for and against abortion providers’ latest challenge to the implementation of a new Texas law that holds abortion clinics to the same standards of care as other medical facilities. Via…
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Meet The Eight Members of Congress Who Voted Against the Iron Dome Bill

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2014

Four Republicans and four Democrats voted against a bill that would fund Israel’s missile defense system, do you know who they were?

Meet The Eight Members of Congress Who Voted Against the Iron Dome Bill

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8/5/2014 at 2:13pm
Last week, Congress expedited a bill that gave $225 million to Israel for their missile defense system known as the Iron Dome. The bill passed through the House with a vote of 395-8 and was quickly passed through the Senate. According to CBS News: The money will go to restocking Israel’s Iron Dome, which has…
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Website problem (Update)

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2014

We’re good now.

Website problem (Update)

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8/5/2014 at 2:01pm
You may have noticed we were down for about an hour today, and as of this writing the comment function is not working. It was a server error which is being resolved. UPDATE: Comments and commenting should be back. If you have problems commenting, post in the comment section (yes, a…
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American General killed by Afghan soldier

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2014

Attack took place during Afghan-NATO training exercises near Kabul

American General killed by Afghan soldier

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8/5/2014 at 11:31am
Reports are coming from Afghanistan today about a brutal shooting of American military personnel at an Afghan-NATO training base in Kabul. From The New York Times: A United States Army major general was killed on Tuesday by an Afghan soldier, shot at close range at a military training academy on the outskirts of…
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Watch Hamas set up and fire rocket next to residential buildings (Update – 2nd Video)

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2014

“Hamas has not taken very kindly to any reporting of its rockets being fired”

Watch Hamas set up and fire rocket next to residential buildings (Update – 2nd Video)

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8/5/2014 at 10:31am
This report was just posted by NDTV showing Hamas setting up a rocket launch location next to residential buildings, then firing the rocket just before the current ceasefire (emphasis added). It was only published after the reporters had left Gaza, for fear of Hamas retaliation: In the minutes before the ceasefire kicked in…
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