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Drew Griffin

Obama Response to VA Scandal Slammed on… CNN?

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2014

“I was a little caught off-guard by what apparently is a disconnect.”

Obama Response to VA Scandal Slammed on… CNN?

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5/22/2014 at 8:30am
CNN reporter Drew Griffin has been at the front of the VA scandal and was asked for his opinion of Obama’s response on Jake Tapper’s program. He was less than impressed. Andrew Johnson of National Review has the story… CNN Reporter Scolds Obama for Inaction on VA Drew Griffin, a CNN reporter who has…
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UCLA Judicial Board rejects attempt to disqualify pro-Israel students

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2014

Anti-Israel Lawfare Fails; Pro-Israel Groups Take Offensive

UCLA Judicial Board rejects attempt to disqualify pro-Israel students

http://youtu.be/jUGZwLb2XiE?t=3m50s
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5/22/2014 at 1:27am
We have covered extensively the attempt by the UCLA branch of Students for Justice in Palestine to keep pro-Israel students off the student council by claiming that taking sponsored trips to Israel (and only Israel) creates a conflict of interest, UCLA testing ground for next generation of anti-Israel campus tactics. The hypocrisy was…
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U.S. deploys 80 troops to aid in search for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2014

Will support “operation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and the surrounding area.”

U.S. deploys 80 troops to aid in search for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

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5/21/2014 at 8:08pm
The White House said Wednesday that the United States has deployed approximately 80 Armed Forces personnel to Chad “as part of the U.S. efforts to locate and support the safe return of over 200 schoolgirls who are reported to have been kidnapped in Nigeria,” according to a letter sent to lawmakers. From…
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Op-Ed: “Open Carry” Activists Score Yet Another Own Goal

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2014

The armed demonstrations of “Open Carry” activists sets back gun rights movement.

Op-Ed: “Open Carry” Activists Score Yet Another Own Goal

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5/21/2014 at 6:30pm
I’ve owned and shot firearms since my age could be measured in single digits. I’ve actively engaged in firearms competition since I was in my teens. I’ve carried a lawfully concealed firearm on my person pretty much every day of my adult life. I’ve been an NRA instructor since my 20s, and…
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A commencement speaker with a difference: Robert Frost, 1956

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2014

A commencement speaker with a difference: Robert Frost, 1956

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5/21/2014 at 4:30pm
The recent news about commencement speakers being scared away or disinvited or staying the course despite adversity or giving students a tongue-lashing might make you want to return to a commencement address from an earlier time. That time was 1956, nearly a full sixty years ago. The place was Colby College in…
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Six Iranians arrested after dancing to Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ on video (updated)

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2014

Six Iranians arrested after dancing to Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ on video (updated)

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5/21/2014 at 2:50pm
Six young Iranians were arrested earlier this week after a video was posted online in which they were featured dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy.” From CNN: Apparently, dancing to a song about happiness in Iran can get you arrested. Six Iranians are behind bars after they appeared in a fan video set…
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The Missing Palestinian Journalist

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2014

The New York Times Reports On a Near Lynch and Leaves Out a Crucial Detail

The Missing Palestinian Journalist

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5/21/2014 at 12:00pm
In an article focusing on diplomacy, New York Times correspondent Jodi Rudoren wrote about last week’s attack on Israeli journalist Avi Issacharoff. Avi Issacharoff, a well-known columnist who covers Palestinian affairs, said he and a cameraman were in the West Bank town of Beitunia covering the fallout from Thursday’s killings there when…
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Joseph Walker road rage murder trial

“Road Rage” Murder Trial Delayed to July

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2014

Trial now scheduled to start July 21; jury selection on July 18.

“Road Rage” Murder Trial Delayed to July

Joseph Walker road rage murder trial
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5/21/2014 at 10:00am
The “road rage” murder trial of NJ Detective Joseph Lamont Walker, charged with first degree murder for the road-side shooting death of Joseph Dean Harvey, Jr., originally scheduled to begin today, has been pushed back two months until Monday, July 21, 2014.  Jury selection is now scheduled to begin on Friday,…
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Israel-China tech deal another blow to BDS

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2014

… while pro-divestment students on campuses are played for fools by those invested in continuing conflict

Israel-China tech deal another blow to BDS

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5/21/2014 at 8:30am
Two days ago we asked, Did Indian election eviscerate BDS?, noting that election of a pro-Israel party and leader made likely vastly expanded business for Israel in India.  We noted also a massive joint academic research deal signed with China. It has just been announced that Israel had signed massive trade deals with…
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Ellison Barber

White House Won’t Confirm Obama’s Sequester Pay Cut

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2014

All Obama promises come with an expiration date.

White House Won’t Confirm Obama’s Sequester Pay Cut

Ellison Barber
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5/21/2014 at 7:00am
When Obama was claiming the sequester would be disastrous, he said he’d take a cut in pay. Did he? No one seems to know. Ellison Barber of the Washington Free Beacon provided an update yesterday… Ellison Barber: WH Won’t Say if President Took Pay Cut Like He Promised Staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon…
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Primary Night: McConnell wins (KY), Perdue-Kingston Runoff (GA), Wehby (OR)

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

(updates to follow as results known in Kentucky, Georgia and Oregon Republican primaries)

Primary Night: McConnell wins (KY), Perdue-Kingston Runoff (GA), Wehby (OR)

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5/20/2014 at 7:34pm
Kentucky Well, that was quick. Major media have called the race for Mitch McConnell. Erick Erickson says he donated to McConnell even before the polls closed. If I can, you can. #majority pic.twitter.com/nVsGXnalue— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 20, 2014 Rally around the Mitch? We congratulate Senator McConnell and urge Republicans to come together to defeat Alison Lundergan…
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China unhappy after cyber espionage charges

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

China warns recent indictment against several of its military officers will harm relations with U.S.

China unhappy after cyber espionage charges

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5/20/2014 at 5:48pm
China is not taking lightly the recent announcement that the United States has charged five Chinese military officers with conspiring to hack into computers of commercial entities in the U.S. for competitive and economic advantage. In response to Monday’s announcement, China’s Assistant Foreign Minister summoned U.S. ambassador to China, Max Baucus, to…
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San Diego Fire #01

Arson Task Force to investigate San Diego Wildfires

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

Man-made disaster

Arson Task Force to investigate San Diego Wildfires

San Diego Fire #01
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5/20/2014 at 4:19pm
With a little help from cooler temperatures, atmospheric moisture, and robust emergency response, San Diego’s recent wildfires are well contained and a return to normal life is resuming for San Diego Residents…almost. As we reported earlier, evacuations have been lifted for residents of Camp Pendleton military base in San Diego, though some…
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What is going on in Mississippi Republican Senate primary? (Update)

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

Multiple angles of potential dirty dealing

What is going on in Mississippi Republican Senate primary? (Update)

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5/20/2014 at 2:24pm
I haven’t focused much on the Mississippi Republican Senate primary, in which Chris McDaniel is challenging Thad Cohran, except to have previously noted that NRSC race card play against challenger hurts us all. But the latest intrigue makes what came before look like child’s play.  Ed Morrissey and Allahpundit at Hot Air have…
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Dinesh D'Souza from Trailer America

Dinesh D’Souza pleads guilty to campaign finance charge (Update: Interview video)

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

Lessons: (1) Don’t break the law, (2) especially if you are a high-profile critic of the administration.

Dinesh D’Souza pleads guilty to campaign finance charge (Update: Interview video)

Dinesh D'Souza from Trailer America
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5/20/2014 at 12:44pm
We previously covered Dinesh D’Souza’s indictment on campaign finance fraud based on reimbursing others for campaign donations. The case stunk of selective prosecution, but selective prosecution is not a legal defense except in the most extreme circumstances. If you are caught speeding, it’s not a defense that others were speeding too. Today D’Souza pleaded…
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“I believe in truth even when it offends people’s sensibilities”

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

It’s not “Islamophobic” to stand up for the rights of women in the Muslim world.

“I believe in truth even when it offends people’s sensibilities”

http://youtu.be/P5oLXb9FtLA
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5/20/2014 at 11:07am
We previously covered the revocation of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s invitation to be the Commencement speaker at Brandeis University as part of a larger effort to brand the defense of women’s rights in the Muslim world as “Islamophobic”: Honor Diaries: The silence of Western feminists is deafening Ayaan Hirsi Ali – The silence of…
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Time for Republicans to shoot themselves in the foot

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

Yes we can!

Time for Republicans to shoot themselves in the foot

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5/20/2014 at 9:30am
Could 2014 be another 2010? There’s some recent polling evidence to support Republicans doing well. POLITICO poll shows mounting danger for Democrats: President Barack Obama’s job approval slump and voters’ entrenched wariness of his health care law are dogging Democrats ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, and Republicans have captured a lead in the…
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