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One year ago – WALKER WINS!

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2013

One year ago – WALKER WINS!

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6/5/2013 at 1:29pm
One year ago last night Scott Walker won the recall election and Republicans kept control of the state Senate despite recall attempts. It was a long, strange trip. If you were here that night you would have experienced the camaraderie of other readers on our live feed, along with the first ever…
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#Qusayr falls to Hezbollah, part of negotiated deal?

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2013

#Qusayr falls to Hezbollah, part of negotiated deal?

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6/5/2013 at 11:26am
After three weeks of often intense artillery barrages and air strikes, Hezbollah took over Qusayr near the border with Lebanon. While the Syrian government is proclaiming victory, the Syrian government was the tale on the dog — it was a Hezbollah operation. But NOW Lebanon reports the victory may not be all it…
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Breaking – Strong advocate of “mea culpa” foreign policy to be nominated for U.N. Ambassador

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2013

Breaking – Strong advocate of “mea culpa” foreign policy to be nominated for U.N. Ambassador

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6/5/2013 at 10:03am
In addition to appointing Susan Rice as National Security Adviser, for which no Senate confirmation is needed, Obama will be nominating Samantha Power to be U.N. Ambassador. Power has a problematic history. She is a strong advocate of the “mea culpa” foreign policy — in case you still hunger for more…
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Breaking – Woman who at best was clueless dupe in major scandal promoted to National Security Adviser

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2013

Breaking – Woman who at best was clueless dupe in major scandal promoted to National Security Adviser

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6/5/2013 at 8:27am
AP reports: President Barack Obama’s top national security adviser Tom Donilon is resigning and will be replaced by U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, marking a significant shakeup to the White House foreign policy team. The position does not require Senate confirmation. What a joke. Rice, then U.N. Ambassador, went on Sunday talk…
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Extremist ideas too “political” for 501(c)(4) status

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2013

Extremist ideas too “political” for 501(c)(4) status

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6/5/2013 at 7:00am
From Linda, spotted in Manchester, TN, near the forum at which government officials were speaking as to whether criticism of Islam could be a civil rights violation and the free speech counter-protest over the attempt to criminalize speech and shut down political discourse. Because the photo was at night and the car’s rear lights…
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IRS Special Victims Unit victims testify

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

IRS Special Victims Unit victims testify

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6/4/2013 at 8:04pm
The House Ways and Means Committee held hearings today at which victims of IRS targeting testified. Here are some of the highlights: Via Hot Air:
 

Ex-Hacker Adrian Lamo Testifies on Day Two of Bradley Manning Trial

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

Ex-Hacker Adrian Lamo Testifies on Day Two of Bradley Manning Trial

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6/4/2013 at 6:25pm
Day two in the military trial of Bradley Manning continued today. While much of the day’s events are reported to have focused on chain-of-custody issues and other evidentiary matters, one notable highlight was the testimony of the man who first alerted authorities to the extensive leak for which Manning stands accused. Adrian Lamo,…
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Mideast Media Sampler – 06/04/2013 – Songs in the Keys of Right

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 06/04/2013 – Songs in the Keys of Right

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6/4/2013 at 4:24pm
1) Music lives in Israel Arsen Ostrovsky interviewed Zubin Mehta about performing Israel: According to Mehta, “it’s hard to find an emblem of cultural, national pride that burns as bright as Israel’s success in classical music.” He adds “the amount of culture going on in a small country like Israel is amazing.” Mehta, who…
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Chris Christie calls for Special Election in October to fill Lautenberg seat

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

Chris Christie calls for Special Election in October to fill Lautenberg seat

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6/4/2013 at 1:50pm
He just held a news conference. He could have appointed someone to serve until 2014. Instead, the election will be October 16, 2014. The primaries will be August 13. He would not comment on who he would appoint to serve until then. I don’t understand all the nuances of NJ politics, so…
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Qusayr meat grinder continues

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

Qusayr meat grinder continues

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6/4/2013 at 1:36pm
On May 23 I wondered Will Qusayr be Hezbollah’s Stalingrad? It’s hard to know what really is going on, with pro-Assad forces claiming great progress while rebel supporters claim they are hanging on and receiving reinforcements.  There has been a mostly futile attempt to gain world attention and action on the horrific conditions…
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With Cosponsor.gov, Eric Cantor joins growing crowd of marketer-legislators

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

With Cosponsor.gov, Eric Cantor joins growing crowd of marketer-legislators

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6/4/2013 at 11:28am
Noticed the trend of legislators going beyond issuing press releases and fully embracing social media to distribute and market their point-of-view? Rep. Darrell Issa has been especially active in marketing himself and his committee’s activities, including design-heavy graphics and an active twitter account. Today Rep. Eric Cantor’s office launched a new website, Cosponsor.gov,…
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The myth of Andrew Breitbart’s “deceptively edited” Shirley Sherrod tape lives on at Slate.com

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

The myth of Andrew Breitbart’s “deceptively edited” Shirley Sherrod tape lives on at Slate.com

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6/4/2013 at 10:02am
Saw this over at Instapundit (emphasis mine): ANN ALTHOUSE:  George Packer’s Unfair Attack on Andrew Breitbart.  Well, Andrew’s been dead over a year.  So I guess Packer feels safe now.  The “deceptively edited video” claim is false, of course. Althouse links to this post at Slate.com, The Citizen Journalist, which contains the following (emphasis…
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Then they came for Southern California’s beach fire pits

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

Then they came for Southern California’s beach fire pits

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6/4/2013 at 8:15am
At College Insurrection, I recently covered a West Virginia professor who ranted that his state was a “national laughingstock” while deeming NRA members traitors. The presumption! California is the nation’s laughingstock! And to prove my point, here is a story about one of  our most powerful bureaucratic bodies prohibiting a classic Californian summer tradition….
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hummina hummina hummina

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

hummina hummina hummina

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6/4/2013 at 7:00am
From J: Subject: Is this the biggest hypocrite in America? (bumper sticker) Thought you’d appreciate this. Spotted in Charlottesville, VA. Guess this Obama bootlicker didn’t get the memo from Leftist Central, that anyone who drives a Hummer is more evil than Bin Laden and Jerry Falwell rolled up into one.
 

Anti-Wikileaks Hackers Claim Credit for DDoS Attack Against ‘Russia Today’

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2013

Anti-Wikileaks Hackers Claim Credit for DDoS Attack Against ‘Russia Today’

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6/3/2013 at 7:35pm
If you happened to read my prior post, you’re aware by now that today was Day One in the Trial of Accused Wikileaker Bradley Manning.  One of the sites that has been reporting on the trial and the ongoing protests by supporters of Bradley Manning is Russia Today.  The site has…
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Day One in Trial of Accused Wikileaker Bradley Manning

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2013

Day One in Trial of Accused Wikileaker Bradley Manning

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6/3/2013 at 5:32pm
Day one of the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who stands accused of leaking more than 700,000 military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks, began today.  Starkly different portraits of Manning were portrayed by prosecutor Army Capt. Joe Morrow and defense attorney David Coombs. From the New York Times: “This is a c…
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Branco Cartoon – Yuck Yuck Yuck

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Yuck Yuck Yuck

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6/3/2013 at 5:07pm
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco