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No Charges In VonDerrit Myers Shooting by St. Louis Police

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2015

This “Mike Brown with a gun” case goes without charges against police

No Charges In VonDerrit Myers Shooting by St. Louis Police

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5/18/2015 at 9:30pm
Anybody remember VonDerrit Myers? That’s him, on the right side of the picture above. Heck, I couldn’t quite place the name, and I actually posted about his untimely demise at the hands of law enforcement way back in October 2014, shortly after the Mike Brown kerfuffle in the same St. Louis area….
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Big 2A Win – Court strikes DC requirement of “good reason” for concealed carry permit

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2015

Attorney Alan Gura notches another win against DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

Big 2A Win – Court strikes DC requirement of “good reason” for concealed carry permit

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5/18/2015 at 8:35pm
As some of you may be aware, Attorney Alan Gura has been waging a legal battle against the District of Columbia (as well as other jurisdictions) based upon their unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment generally, and DC residents concealed carry rights in particular. Having already won a court decision compelling the District–and…
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New docs reveal administration knew about Benghazi 10 days before attack

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2015

Judicial Watch’s latest FOIA efforts pack a big punch

New docs reveal administration knew about Benghazi 10 days before attack

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5/18/2015 at 7:30pm
I’m struggling to concoct a scenario more damning than this. After filing a FOIA suit, thanks to a court order Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Department of Defense and Department of State which indicate the Obama administration knew al Qaeda was planning the attack in Benghazi ten days before it…
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U. Denver Law gets endowed Marijuana Professorship

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2015

Higher Ed bubble heads.

U. Denver Law gets endowed Marijuana Professorship

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5/18/2015 at 5:52pm
Okay, now they’ve gone and done it. Colorado Law Week reports: The University of Denver Sturm College of Law will continue leading legal marijuana education with an investment from Denver-based law firm Vicent Sederberg. The law school announced today that Vicent Sederberg made a $45,000 commitment to enable one faculty member to serve as…
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Anti-Israel boycotters want State Dept anti-Semitism definition changed

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2015

Jewish Voice for Peace starts petition drive as Illinois passes historic anti-BDS bill.

Anti-Israel boycotters want State Dept anti-Semitism definition changed

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5/18/2015 at 4:45pm
The anti-Semitism deeply embedded in the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been apparent for years, but particularly since the 2014 Gaza War. Rallies against Israel regularly devolved into Jew-baiting throughout Europe, and even in some places in the U.S., like Miami where they chanted, “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army…
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IMPORTANT: @POTUS now tweeting

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2015

The life and times of POTUS, in 140 characters or less

IMPORTANT: @POTUS now tweeting

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5/18/2015 at 3:50pm
Fresh hell alert! It’s happening—the President has arrived on Twitter: Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015 Here’s how the White House describes their vision for the new account: The @POTUS Twitter account will serve as a new way for…
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Journalists jailed? Qatar has a free speech problem

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2015

Big sporting event—even bigger crisis

Journalists jailed? Qatar has a free speech problem

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5/18/2015 at 2:24pm
Qatar is busy prepping to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and that means importing thousands of migrant laborers from all over the world to help complete massive (and costly) construction projects; the tiny country is sinking billions into the completion of new roads, hotels, and stadiums, and and has come…
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Candidates vs. Journos: Marco Rubio and the War in Iraq

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2015

When is a flip, not a flip?

Candidates vs. Journos: Marco Rubio and the War in Iraq

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5/18/2015 at 12:30pm
I can’t be the only one who has absolutely had it with campaign theatre—especially when it pops up during media interviews with presidential candidates. Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, anchor Chris Wallace went full tilt-a-whirl on presidential hopeful Marco Rubio over some alleged “flip-flopping” on George W. Bush’s decision to enter…
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Zimmerman Shooter Out on Bond, Turns in Guns

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2015

Police report cites Apperson as saying: “I hope I got [Zimmerman] this time.”

Zimmerman Shooter Out on Bond, Turns in Guns

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5/18/2015 at 11:00am
UPDATE (5/18/15, 19:43EST): This post has been updated with additional information about Apperson’s mental health (or lack thereof) as reported today by WKMG Orlando television. This WKMG report is based upon their obtaining a copy of the police report of officers who spoke with Apperson immediately after he tried to shoot George Zimmerman…
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US Supreme Court will not hear Wisconsin John Doe case

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2015

No review of important First Amendment issues involved in notorious investigation of conservatives.

US Supreme Court will not hear Wisconsin John Doe case

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5/18/2015 at 9:37am
The U.S. Supreme Court issued an Order this morning denying the Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Wisconsin John Doe case. For background, see our prior posts, including Will Supreme Court take blockbuster “John Doe” campaign case?: The case is O’Keefe v. Chisholm…. The issue on which review was sought had little…
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Liz Cheney Flips Media’s Script on Iraq War

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2015

Knowing what we know now . . .

Liz Cheney Flips Media’s Script on Iraq War

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5/18/2015 at 8:30am
There has been a lot of hand-wringing over Jeb Bush’s seeming lack of readiness for a presidential campaign in the wake of his apparent inability to articulate a coherent response to Megyn Kelly’s Iraq War hypothetical question. After days of hedging and backpedaling, Jeb finally landed on the “right” answer: “no, knowing…
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Branco Cartoon – Journalism For Dummies

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2015

Charlie McCarthyism

Branco Cartoon – Journalism For Dummies

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5/18/2015 at 7:00am
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Bush Defends Religious Liberty in SMU Speech

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2015

Your choice, not your government’s choice.

Bush Defends Religious Liberty in SMU Speech

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5/17/2015 at 8:15pm
President George W. Bush gave the commencement speech at Southern Methodist University this weekend. His speech was humorous at times but drew a major amount of applause when Bush touched on the subject of religious liberty. David McCabe of The Hill: George W. Bush defends religious liberty Former President George W. Bush offered a…
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Amb. Power’s Bizarre Analogy: Columbia Mattress Girl and Afghan women

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2015

Seriously?

Amb. Power’s Bizarre Analogy: Columbia Mattress Girl and Afghan women

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5/17/2015 at 6:44pm
We have covered the case of Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student who vowed to carry her mattress around campus in protest of her alleged rapist who remained on campus. That alleged rapist was cleared by the University, and now is suing to clear his name. I don’t know if Sulkowicz was…
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California Democrat Mocks Native Americans

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2015

Will Democrats condemn Loretta Sanchez?

California Democrat Mocks Native Americans

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5/17/2015 at 5:01pm
California Democrat Loretta Sanchez has come under fire for using a stereotypical and cartoonish gesture to describe Native Americans. From the Los Angeles Daily News: Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologizes for Indian whooping-cry caricature U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez has apologized after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to…
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Vatican Drama Centers on Pope Francis and His Eco-Encyclical

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2015

Religion, not science, at center of latest climate controversy

Vatican Drama Centers on Pope Francis and His Eco-Encyclical

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5/17/2015 at 3:00pm
I recently reported that some Vatican officials were unhappy with scientists who directly challenged the questionable data and erroneous assertions being used as the basis for Pope Francis’ upcoming eco-encyclical. Now, in a drama worthy of a Dan Brown novel, there is a dispute about the status of that much-anticipated publication. A widely-cited…
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Hillary cannot leave her past or Obama behind

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2015

My Op-Ed at The Washington Examiner

Hillary cannot leave her past or Obama behind

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5/17/2015 at 1:00pm
I have an Op-Ed in The Washington Examiner, Expect even more executive power grabs from Hillary: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign launch was meant to present a different side of Hillary — a softer, more humble, less power-hungry version of the candidate. The “Scoobie” van road trip to Iowa portrayed Hillary as the…
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