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Zimmerman Trial: Defense’s Closing Argument LIVE

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2013

Zimmerman Trial: Defense’s Closing Argument LIVE

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7/12/2013 at 8:30am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, below. This morning Mark O’Mara is to present the defense’s closing arguments, striving to raise at least as much reasonable…
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Zimmerman Final Jury Instructions

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2013

Zimmerman Final Jury Instructions

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7/12/2013 at 7:56am
The Court has released the final Jury Instructions that will be read to the jury this afternoon. For background on the argument leading up to the instructions, see Zimmerman Trial:  The Jury Instructions. If Zimmerman wins, these sections of the Instructions likely will be decisive (full Instructions embedded at bottom of post): JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE The…
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Taxpayer-funded Clinton library hosts pantsuit exhibition

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2013

Hillary, the rebranding 2013, sponsored by you

Taxpayer-funded Clinton library hosts pantsuit exhibition

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7/12/2013 at 7:00am
This week, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, is hosting an exhibition of pantsuits and other designs by fashion designer and close friend to the Clintons, Oscar de la Renta. De la Renta’s teal pantsuit design was one of the iconic Hillary looks — one that some might…
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State’s Closing Argument: Two Hours of Raising Doubt

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

State’s Closing Argument: Two Hours of Raising Doubt

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7/11/2013 at 8:10pm
NOTE:  Streaming video of the entirety of the State’s closing argument is provided at the bottom of this post. Today, the State presented their closing argument to the jury in the matter of Florida v. Zimmerman. After 14 months of investigation and discovery, weeks of pre-trial hearings, weeks more of trial testimony,…
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Is USA indirectly arming Hezbollah?

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 07/11/2013

Is USA indirectly arming Hezbollah?

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7/11/2013 at 6:45pm
1) Where did Hezbollah get American arms Last month Lee Smith attempted to clarify if the administration had sent army to the Syrian rebels as it said it would, or not. All he (or anyone) got was studied ambiguity: In fact, it’s still not clear what the White House is doing. In a…
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DEF CON Hacking Conference Organizer Asks Feds to Stay Home This Year

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

DEF CON Hacking Conference Organizer Asks Feds to Stay Home This Year

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7/11/2013 at 3:30pm
The main organizer of the annual DEF CON conference – an event for hackers, security professionals and subject academics – has asked that federal employees stay home this year, in the wake of recent revelations and lingering questions about the domestic surveillance policies of the National Security Agency. From the DEF CON…
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Zimmerman Trial: Watch State’s Closing Argument LIVE

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

Zimmerman Trial: Watch State’s Closing Argument LIVE

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7/11/2013 at 1:30pm
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, below. The State is scheduled to begin its closing argument at 1:30PM today, and the defense tomorrow morning. By tomorrow…
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Zimmerman Trial: The Jury Instructions

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

Zimmerman Trial: The Jury Instructions

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7/11/2013 at 1:02pm
Breaking:  Charge on Murder 3/Child Abuse is denied by Judge Nelson This morning the Court in Florida v. Zimmerman conducted a hearing to finalize the instructions that will guide the jury on arriving at a verdict. While some of the instructions were long-expected and raised little debate, others could only be described…
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Immigration reform “toast” due to citizenship issue?

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

Immigration reform “toast” due to citizenship issue?

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7/11/2013 at 11:15am
I have long predicted that the central, yet in some ways least debated, issue in the Gang of 8 bill was the pathway to citizenship. There was unanimity on the Democratic side, but not on the Republican side.  Democrats repeatedly threw down the gauntlet that no citizenship, no deal. It appears that “immigration…
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Breaking – State moves to charge Zimmerman with 3d Degree Murder based on Aggravated Child Abuse (Update – Judge will NOT charge)

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

Breaking – State moves to charge Zimmerman with 3d Degree Murder based on Aggravated Child Abuse (Update – Judge will NOT charge)

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7/11/2013 at 10:37am
As expected, the Judge in the George Zimmerman case ruled that in addition to Second Degree Murder, she will instruct the jury on the lesser included offense of Manslaughter, as required by Florida case law. In a surprise move this morning, the prosecution asked the Judge to drop the Aggravated Assault charge…
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Zimmerman Trial Day 13: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Closing Argument

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day 13: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Closing Argument

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7/11/2013 at 8:55am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, below. This morning is the charging conference, in which the State and defense will argue about the specific charges on…
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Our second team

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

Our second team

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7/11/2013 at 8:36am
I urged Liz Cheney to run for Senate against Mike Enzi the other night because I didn’t like the sense of entitlement exhibited by his supporters, Run, Liz Cheney, Run. I noted that I had nothing against Enzi, and that I didn’t know much about him. In that comment, I may have missed…
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O’really

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

O’really

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7/11/2013 at 7:00am
From Carroll, with the subject line “Even in Tuscon.” There are still a few conservatives in Tucson.  
 

Racial politics supported by State power come down on George Zimmerman

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2013

Racial politics supported by State power come down on George Zimmerman

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7/10/2013 at 9:57pm
I have a really bad feeling about the Zimmerman verdict. Logically, it should be a slam dunk of “Not Guilty” on all charges, since the evidence clearly shows Zimmerman was acting in justifiable self-defense as he was being beaten by Trayvon Martin. Or at least there is a reasonable doubt as to…
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Zimmerman Defense Rests, Closing Statements Start Tomorrow

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2013

Zimmerman Defense Rests, Closing Statements Start Tomorrow

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7/10/2013 at 6:00pm
The defense team continued on what is expected to be the last day of their presentation of their case. The day began and ended with a bang.  This morning Judge Nelson denied the defense’s request to introduce their animated movie as evidence, although they will be permitted to use it for…
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Harvard Prof Testifies Fallout of Manning Leak Damaged Wikileaks Image

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2013

Harvard Prof Testifies Fallout of Manning Leak Damaged Wikileaks Image

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7/10/2013 at 3:36pm
A Harvard law professor testified Wednesday in the court martial of Bradley Manning that the Army private’s leak of hundreds of thousands of classified materials changed how Wikileaks was viewed by government and media outlets. From the Albany Times Union: An Army private’s leak of classified information to WikiLeaks changed how…
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On Monday in Egypt who Shot First?

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 07/10/2013 – Why doesn’t David Kirkpatrick of the New York Times tell the complete story about the Muslim Brotherhood?

On Monday in Egypt who Shot First?

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7/10/2013 at 3:26pm
Who shot first? Yesterday’s New York Times ran an editorial, Bloodshed in Egypt: It has been all downhill for Egypt since the military ousted President Mohamed Morsi last week. On Monday, according to reports in The Times, Egyptian soldiers fired on hundreds of Mr. Morsi’s supporters as they were praying outside the facility…
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