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Obama won 2014 non-vote in landslide

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

Not sure how many more of these victories Democrats can take.

Obama won 2014 non-vote in landslide

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11/8/2014 at 4:00pm
Byron York remarks on one of the more remarkable aspects of Obama’s post-election press conference, the notion that those who did not vote have given him a mandate: President Obama did something extraordinary, perhaps unprecedented, in his post-election news conference Wednesday: He claimed a mandate on behalf of voters who didn’t vote. “To…
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http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/11/05/ath-mia-love-midterm-victory.cnn.html

The strength of Tim Scott and Mia Love

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

Profiles in courage

The strength of Tim Scott and Mia Love

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/11/05/ath-mia-love-midterm-victory.cnn.html
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11/8/2014 at 2:00pm
Amidst all the good news from election 2014, the victories of Tim Scott, South Carolina’s Senator, and Mia Love, new Representative from Utah’s 4th District, are especially noteworthy. There’s no way to deny that their race becomes important, if only because Democrats have emphasized race so very much. Sadly,…
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Is Mary Landrieu finished?

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

Starts runoff campaign with embarrassing Twitter blow up.

Is Mary Landrieu finished?

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11/8/2014 at 12:00pm
Louisiana has some crazy election rules and so rather than a decisive Cassidy victory Tuesday night, the battle for the bayou Senate seat will drag on for another month. December 6 to be precise. Things have probably looked better for Landrieu. Two days ago, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) decided to cut…
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Battlefields: Iraq and Congress

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

As 1,500 more troops head to Iraq, will election results affect our mission?

Battlefields: Iraq and Congress

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11/8/2014 at 10:30am
Congress is gearing up for the next big budget battle, and the Administration’s latest funding request could stir tensions between the midterm election’s winners and losers. This week President Obama approved deployment of an additional 1,500 U.S. soldiers to help train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in their battle against ISIS. The…
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Ungrateful UnKoch Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

Higher Ed! Can’t live with it, can’t live without it … on second thought.

Ungrateful UnKoch Week at College Insurrection

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11/8/2014 at 8:30am
Ungrateful, and not objecting to liberal and progressive donors: College Students Launch “UnKoch My Campus” Campaign This is offensive on campus: Women in Academia Angered by Sexy Ph.D. Costume This is not: Harvard Offers Anal Sex Workshop, Titled “What’s What In the Butt” Harvard Sex Week Organizer Says Backlash to Anal Sex Workshop is Evidence of “Latent…
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Wendy Davis supporters may now be seated

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

For a very long time.

Wendy Davis supporters may now be seated

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11/8/2014 at 7:00am
From Ted, taken in Southlake, TX: A picture is worth a thousand (plus or minus) words: Not just one, but two shots at Greg Abbott’s physical paralysis The driver won’t sit down–as this photo was taken on 11/5, I think the reason is obvious: he/she is still sore! It’s a hybrid–what a shock!
 

Couple offers to pay for robbery suspects’ education if turn themselves in

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

What’s the chance the perps will take up the offer?

Couple offers to pay for robbery suspects’ education if turn themselves in

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11/7/2014 at 7:48pm
Here’s a feel good story to wrap up the week. Usually people robbed at gun point aren’t too keen to get to know the guy that shoved a gun in their face, much less offer what could be life altering help. These homeowners however see the entire situation differently. KHOU Houston reports (emphasis added): BUNKER…
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The Cycle Isn’t Over Yet

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

RNC, Republican Campaigns sending hundreds of staffers to the battle in the Bayou.

The Cycle Isn’t Over Yet

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11/7/2014 at 7:46pm
Republicans walloped Democrats on Tuesday night, gaining control of the Senate and substantial pickups on the state and local level—but national groups aren’t even close to calling it a day. The NRSC and RNC are currently organizing staff from across the country for a mass deployment to Louisiana to help resolve…
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Ebola Update: 13 in Iowa Monitored for Symptoms

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

Millions spent on pandemic response equipment that has already expired.

Ebola Update: 13 in Iowa Monitored for Symptoms

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11/7/2014 at 6:03pm
Concern about the administration’s handing of the global Ebola crisis was a contributing factor in the Republican success across the country in Tuesday’s election; polls indicated Americans were more worried about the lack of a comprehensive response than they were about immigration and same-sex marriage. It is likely this concern will…
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Reporters Laugh at Josh Earnest’s Midterm Spin

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

“I’m certainly disappointed with the outcome of the elections – the president is too.”

Reporters Laugh at Josh Earnest’s Midterm Spin

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11/7/2014 at 4:29pm
I don’t know about you, but I look forward to many more moments like this in the coming weeks. White House spokesman Josh Earnest was grilled by the White House press pool to admit that the midterms were bad for Democrats and a good laugh was had by all. The Washington Free Beacon…
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Intolerance for dissenting boycott views at American Studies annual meeting

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

“a small group that’s armed and aggressive can virtually accomplish anything”

Intolerance for dissenting boycott views at American Studies annual meeting

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11/7/2014 at 2:45pm
The American Studies Association annual meeting, which started yesterday, had a panel of faculty opposed to the ASA’s anti-Israel academic boycott. That panel came against the backdrop of ASA being forced to abandon its previous written policy of excluding representatives of Israeli academic institutions under threat of legal action against the hosting…
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Obamacare returns to Supreme Court

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

Federal exchange subsidies on the docket.

Obamacare returns to Supreme Court

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11/7/2014 at 1:04pm
The issue of subsidies on the federal exchange has been accepted by the Supreme Court. Scotusblog reports: The Supreme Court, moving back into the abiding controversy over the new health care law, agreed early Friday afternoon to decide how far the federal government can extend its program of subsidies to buyers of health…
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http://ithacavoice.com/2014/11/initial-results-look-bad-martha-robertson-race-rep-reed/

Case study: Electoral crushing of star Democratic challenger (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

I think we helped.

Case study: Electoral crushing of star Democratic challenger (#NY23)

http://ithacavoice.com/2014/11/initial-results-look-bad-martha-robertson-race-rep-reed/
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11/7/2014 at 1:00pm
There have been few electoral races in which Legal Insurrection played a more decisive role than in the congressional race in my home district NY-23 this cycle. Martha Robertson was challenging incumbent Republican Tom Reed, who won the district in 2012 by about 4 points. Reed was considered vulnerable. Robertson was the promising…
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http://youtu.be/aynZeSZo-bI

Update: US Atty Loretta Lynch to be nominated to replace Eric Holder

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

The President’s choice.

Update: US Atty Loretta Lynch to be nominated to replace Eric Holder

http://youtu.be/aynZeSZo-bI
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11/7/2014 at 11:12am
Update 7 p.m.: It’s official: In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation’s top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York, to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Obama’s spokesman said Friday that he…
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Sixth Circuit Appeals Court sides with states on Gay Marriage

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

The “Circuit Split” the Supreme Court may be waiting for.

Sixth Circuit Appeals Court sides with states on Gay Marriage

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11/7/2014 at 9:59am
Back in early October, pundits and marriage activists on both sides of the issue were left stranded at a fork in the road after the Supreme Court declined to hear oral arguments on several high-profile gay marriage cases. Some lawyers, including myself, weren’t particularly shocked by this given that there was…
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Texas Turned Wendy Davis’ State Senate Seat Red

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

Local wins will pay off down the road

Texas Turned Wendy Davis’ State Senate Seat Red

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11/7/2014 at 8:31am
For many living in states not called Texas, it might seem odd that a place most regard as the “reddest” state in the union would fight so hard to gain ground in traditionally-liberal districts. Isn’t a solid governing majority and clean slate of statewide office holders enough? Not if you want…
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Hazy view

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

snookered

Hazy view

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11/7/2014 at 7:00am
Hi, Prof. J., Saw this vehicle in the parking lot at my office. Just another Illinois liberal who’s stuck on stupid – snookered by Obama, falling for Hillary, swallowing the lies of the radical environmentalists. Sorry about the flare, but I couldn’t avoid shooting against the sun. Loyal LI reader JL