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Defense lawyers: Hasan wants to get death penalty, so let us off case

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2013

Defense lawyers: Hasan wants to get death penalty, so let us off case

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8/7/2013 at 5:13pm
Day two in the trial of the accused Fort Hood shooter came to an unexpected halt Wednesday morning, after standby defense attorneys for Nidal Hasan requested to either be reinstated as official counsel or be removed from the case entirely.  The attorneys filed a motion, explaining that Hasan’s strategy in court…
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Jewish Voice for Peace seeks to divide and conquer support for Israel

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2013

Devastating Report from NGO Monitor on the tactics of the “Jewish wing of the [Palestinian solidarity] movement”

Jewish Voice for Peace seeks to divide and conquer support for Israel

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8/7/2013 at 3:00pm
I don’t know if the irony was intended. A few months ago, Roger Cohen wrote a column called Israel’s True Friends. The photograph illustrating the column showed a demonstration of the group Jewish Voices for Peace. (JVP) Last month, the watchdog group, NGO-Monitor released its latest report on the group. The report, titled Driving…
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So tell me about Tom Cotton

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2013

So tell me about Tom Cotton

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8/7/2013 at 1:30pm
He’s running for Senate in Arkansas in a bid to unseat Democrat Mark Pryor. I know almost nothing about Cotton or the Republican field.  Who else is expected to run in the Republican primary? This ad just released by Pryor attacking Cotton with the usual Democratic hyperbole and misdirection, tells me at least…
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When Elizabeth Warren runs for President

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2013

We never have underestimated her

When Elizabeth Warren runs for President

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8/7/2013 at 11:45am
… she will have an enthusiastic base behind her. Via Chris Cillizza, Why you shouldn’t underestimate Elizabeth Warren: When we first put freshman Sen. Elizabeth Warren on our rankings of the 10 Democrats most likely to wind up as the party’s presidential nominee in 2016, many people scoffed…. But, a new Quinnipiac poll proves…
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The Cold War is now calling to ask for the 2012 election back

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2013

“the Cold War’s been over for 20 years”

The Cold War is now calling to ask for the 2012 election back

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8/7/2013 at 10:15am
During the 2012 campaign, Obama mocked Mitt Romney’s statement that Russia was our greatest geopolitical threat. In classic Obama style, he played a linguistic slight of hand, failing to distinguish “geopolitical” threat from other threats. Obama’s canned sound bite zinger of the debate was “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their…
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Merritt Landry Allies Developing Narrative of Innocence

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2013

Merritt Landry Allies Developing Narrative of Innocence

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8/7/2013 at 9:28am
It is perhaps inevitable that comparisons will be drawn between the  recently completed murder/self-defense trial of George Zimmerman in Florida and the just beginning travails of self-defense shooter Merritt Landry in New Orleans. Indeed, I’ve already begun to do so myself (see “Zimmerman Redux: The Breaking Louisiana Self-Defense Case of Merritt Landry”). More…
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Mayor Bob Filner: San Diego’s gift from “low information voters”

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2013

Mayor Bob Filner: San Diego’s gift from “low information voters”

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8/7/2013 at 8:15am
Rumors were flying the past few days about a dramatic new disclosure coming from another victim of sexual harassment by San Diego Bob Filner (Democrat). The tales were wrong… but only in the fact they didn’t fully convey the scale of disgusting behavior offered up by our city’s chief executive. During a press…
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Uncle Buck

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2013

Uncle Buck

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8/7/2013 at 7:00am
From Amy: It’s been a while since I’ve found a car worth photographing, but I finally spied this one in the parking lot of Costco in Parker, CO. The back window was also filled with patriotic stickers. It renews my faith in humanity to see the occasional conservative car. Sometimes I wonder if there’s anyone…
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Oprah: Trayvon Martin = Emmett Till

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

Oprah: Trayvon Martin = Emmett Till

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8/6/2013 at 8:15pm
Of course, the two cases bear no resemblance at so many levels. But Oprah can’t help herself, and debases the memory of Emmett Till by comparing Till’s whistling at a white woman and subsequent beating death to the violence perpetrated by Trayvon Martin upon George Zimmerman who acted in legally justifiable self defense. Oprah thinks…
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Andrew Branca to Continue Blogging at Legal Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

Andrew Branca to Continue Blogging at Legal Insurrection

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8/6/2013 at 6:31pm
Hey folks, I just wanted to take a moment to drop a note sharing the news that Professor Jacobson has kindly invited me to continue blogging here at Legal Insurrection, and I have gratefully accepted. Of course, my frequency of posting won’t be at the two-to-three-mega-posts-per-day rate that was sustained during much of…
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Judge Reduces Maximum Potential Sentence for Bradley Manning

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

Judge Reduces Maximum Potential Sentence for Bradley Manning

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8/6/2013 at 4:15pm
As the sentencing phase in the court martial of Bradley Manning continues, a military judge has ruled that his maximum possible prison sentence will be reduced to 90 years. From Reuters: A U.S. military judge reduced potential prison time for Private First Class Bradley Manning to 90 years from 136 years on Tuesday…
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Turkish Court Sentences Ex-Military Chief to Life in Prison

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

Turkish Court Sentences Ex-Military Chief to Life in Prison

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8/6/2013 at 2:18pm
A former military chief in Turkey was sentenced to life in prison and more than a dozen others received lengthy prison sentences after a court handed down verdicts Monday in a long-standing case that has divided the country. From the New York Times: A Turkish court sentenced dozens of high-ranking military officers, politicians,…
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Top Ten Things Media Found More Important Than al Qaeda

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

Top Ten Things Media Found More Important Than al Qaeda

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8/6/2013 at 12:07pm
I wish I had put this list together myself. But the credit goes to John Nolte of Breitbart.com on Twitter. [View the story “Top Ten Things Media Found More Important Than al Qaeda” on Storify]
 

Jay Carney, Master of Deflection (video)

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

Jay Carney, Master of Deflection (video)

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8/6/2013 at 10:50am
It was a refreshing sight to see Monday evening when this video on Erin Burnett’s Out Front program on CNN caught my attention.  What better way to depict the series of seemingly never ending deflections on important questions from White House press secretary Jay Carney than through this mashup of his “I…
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Now Jeff Bezos gets to experience the joy of dealing with unions

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

“None of [Amazon.com’s] 90,000 workers are unionized”

Now Jeff Bezos gets to experience the joy of dealing with unions

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8/6/2013 at 9:39am
WaPo, apparently trying to send a message of future independence, has an article today about lobbying by Amazon.com, founded and run by new-WaPo owner Jeff Bezos. Deep down in the article is an interesting point about Amazon.com and unions (emphasis mine): – Amazon’s fight with unions. The New York Times recently reported that Amazon…
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Trial of Major Nidal Hasan starts today – gov’t still toes “workplace violence” line

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

Trial of Major Nidal Hasan starts today – gov’t still toes “workplace violence” line

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8/6/2013 at 8:15am
Excerpts of a report from a December 2010 sanity board hearing of Major Nidal Hasan were released yesterday by the Fort Hood shooter to FOX News. The information, along with other documents recently released to the cable news network at Hasan’s request, may offer a glimpse into his thinking over time. The sanity board…
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“G-d bless Texas and Israel”

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

“G-d bless Texas and Israel”

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8/6/2013 at 7:00am
From reader beloved2, while I was traveling in Israel late last month: Hey Professor in Israel; Texas supports Israel, the other lone star state. Our governor is the best kind of Zionist Christian. Spread the word . Snapped this photo at a cemetery. Very nice retired military couple concerned about America’s future, vehicle was the…
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