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A law student’s response to JFK’s grandson’s plea for youth to reelect Obama

Posted by  ▪  September 15, 2012

A law student’s response to JFK’s grandson’s plea for youth to reelect Obama

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9/15/2012 at 9:30am
To Jack Schlossberg: My name is Bryan Jacoutot. I’m 23 years old, and a second year law student at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. I recently had the opportunity to read your opinion piece on CNN that called on our nation’s youth to reelect Barack Obama this November. I wanted to reach out…
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Well, they do say a picture is worth

Posted by  ▪  September 15, 2012

Well, they do say a picture is worth

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9/15/2012 at 7:00am
16 trillion words. From reader Scott in western upstate New York: Saw this sticker at my local Wegman’s today and had to share. Good sticker.
 

Fantasy v. Reality

Posted by  ▪  September 14, 2012

Fantasy v. Reality

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9/14/2012 at 9:45pm
There has been a complete lack of reality this week in our government and media. Words are not deeds.  This is especially important to remember if you’re the President of the United States who has essentially talked himself into office. Behold a paragraph from President Obama’s stirring acceptance speech at the convention:  The historic…
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It’s never really over in Wisconsin, is it? Dane County Judge throws out collective bargaining reform law

Posted by  ▪  September 14, 2012

It’s never really over in Wisconsin, is it? Dane County Judge throws out collective bargaining reform law

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9/14/2012 at 6:48pm
And the wheel keeps turning in Wisconsin.  The long, strange trip is not over. First it was Dane County Judge Sumi who interjected herself into the legislative process by striking down the collective bargaining reform law, only to be overturned by the State Supreme Court which rejected challenges to the process used…
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Operation Counterweight Upstate NY Week – Maggie Brooks (NY-25)

Posted by  ▪  September 14, 2012

Operation Counterweight Upstate NY Week – Maggie Brooks (NY-25)

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9/14/2012 at 5:00pm
With the world collapsing around us, it’s more important than ever that we not forget about holding the House.  Please check out the House races including on the Operation Counterweight final list and consider a donation today. This is the last post in our focus on the Upstate New York races.  As mentioned before,…
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Obama abandons Chicago teachers just like he did Wisconsin’s public unions

Posted by  ▪  September 14, 2012

Obama abandons Chicago teachers just like he did Wisconsin’s public unions

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9/14/2012 at 3:30pm
Why is Obama abandoning the Chicago Teachers Union, just as he abandoned the Wisconsin unions during the Walker recall? As the Chicago Teachers Union strike drags on another day without an agreement, and a CTU lawyer says the next hope is that an agreement will be reached Sunday, the president remains mum…
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Oba Mus Protest 590 L!

Branco Cartoon – Priorities USA

Posted by  ▪  September 14, 2012

Branco Cartoon – Priorities USA

Oba Mus Protest 590 L!
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9/14/2012 at 2:30pm
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s Facebook page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

Obama leads from behind as violence in Middle East escalates

Posted by  ▪  September 14, 2012

Obama leads from behind as violence in Middle East escalates

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9/14/2012 at 1:03pm
Violence continues to erupt across the Middle East and North Africa today following the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya on September 11 that killed the ambassador and three others Americans. An interactive map of the violence is available from National Journal detailing where and what is occurring. In a press conference today, White…
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This week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  September 14, 2012

This week at College Insurrection

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9/14/2012 at 11:15am
It was free speech week. How fitting, I hope we didn’t insult anyone or hurt their feelings. Guest post by Senior V.P. at F.I.R.E., “If there is anyone who values free speech, it is a tenured professor!” Discriminatory Words? Swarthmore College’s War on Sororities Follow up the the breast-feeding in class prof: American U. tells Prof….
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California: Once Golden, Now Just Toast

Posted by  ▪  September 14, 2012

California: Once Golden, Now Just Toast

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9/14/2012 at 10:15am
California, you may have heard, is broke.  Really broke.  So broke that yesterday the Regents of the University of California began brainstorming what to do should additional revenues fail to materialize in the event Governor Jerry Brown’s pet initiative to raise taxes fails at the ballot box this fall. Given how much…
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Obama’s Great Islamist Delusion has come home to roost

Posted by  ▪  September 14, 2012

Obama’s Great Islamist Delusion has come home to roost

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9/14/2012 at 8:53am
Well, that didn’t work out so well. We cast aside Hosni Mubarak on a moment’s notice without taking steps to give non-Islamist parties a timetable to organize an effective transition; we overthrew Muammar Gaddafi, teaching tyrants the lesson that giving up nuclear ambitions is a deadly mistake, and then promptly departed leaving…
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If there’s anything left

Posted by  ▪  September 14, 2012

If there’s anything left

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9/14/2012 at 7:00am
of America by the time we take over. Taken in Deerfield Beach, Florida, during the week of the Democratic Convention: When you’re not in Charlotte, serve as a troop reinforcement by turning yourself into a walking bumper sticker decrying the “Republican War On America.” Notice the shopper’s use of the future tense. I think the empty…
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Pro-Obama media — so far beyond bad it’s almost indescribable.

Posted by  ▪  September 13, 2012

Pro-Obama media — so far beyond bad it’s almost indescribable.

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9/13/2012 at 8:34pm
An American Ambassador and three American security guards were butchered, anti-American riots broke out across the Middle East, a U.S. Embassy both before and after being stormed issued apologies for the exercise of our constitutional rights, our Secretary of State practically prostrated herself, the President had a good night’s sleep through it…
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Chicago strike stalls over accountability and laid-off teachers

Posted by  ▪  September 13, 2012

Chicago strike stalls over accountability and laid-off teachers

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9/13/2012 at 6:00pm
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has announced their strike will continue into Friday–despite an offer from Jesse Jackson to mediate–after CTU President Karen Lewis said she’s “optimistic, but we’re still hammering things out.” At the heart of the standstill is accountability: merit pay, the evaluation process, and how appeals over “unsatisfactory” ratings…
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New Elizabeth Warren TV ad strategy — don’t let Elizabeth Warren talk

Posted by  ▪  September 13, 2012

Warren finally takes the advice Scott Brown never actually gave her

New Elizabeth Warren TV ad strategy — don’t let Elizabeth Warren talk

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9/13/2012 at 4:00pm
Oh, irony of ironies. Late last month, Elizabeth Warren falsely accused Scott Brown of telling Warren to stop talking by using a doctored video which cut Brown off mid-sentence.  The full sentence, however, made it clear Brown only was telling her to stop distorting his positions. Meanwhile, Warren’s image has suffered from her many…
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Operation Counterweight Upstate NY Week — Chris Collins (NY-27)

Posted by  ▪  September 13, 2012

Operation Counterweight Upstate NY Week — Chris Collins (NY-27)

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9/13/2012 at 2:00pm
Each day this week we will focus on one of the Upstate New York races included in Operation Counterweight.  As mentioned before, Upstate NY is critical to holding the House, as several seats were gained by Republicans in an otherwise blue state in 2010.  There also are good chances to flip…
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Lack of Intelligence Community

Posted by  ▪  September 13, 2012

Lack of Intelligence Community

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9/13/2012 at 12:00pm
Four “senior Obama Administration officials” held a press briefing yesterday regarding the attacks in Libya and Egypt.  For reasons we can only divine, they remain unnamed in the official transcript. Near the end, NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston asked “whether there was any specific recent intelligence indicating that there was going to be a…
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