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Man Shot Dead After Attempted Hit-and-Run on Cop

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2014

Suspect made a video threatening to kill police.

Man Shot Dead After Attempted Hit-and-Run on Cop

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12/31/2014 at 10:00am
Hysteria among anti-cop protesters reached a fever pitch in Pennsylvania last night when a man tried to run down cops with his car and was ultimately shot dead. FOX News reported: Man tries to run over Pa. police, shot dead A man who had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI…
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Could Greece set off a Euro crisis in 2015?

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2014

The “Sick Man” of Europe is…Europe

Could Greece set off a Euro crisis in 2015?

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12/31/2014 at 8:30am
The label “Sick Man of Europe” has been awarded to many a European nation and empire since it was first used to describe the decrepit Ottoman Empire in the mid-19th century. Today, it seems the entirety of Europe, save the United Kingdom and Switzerland, is worthy of the “sick man” title. The Eurozone…
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A.F. Branco’s 2014 Legal Insurrection Cartoons

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2014

The year in ‘toons.

A.F. Branco’s 2014 Legal Insurrection Cartoons

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12/31/2014 at 7:00am
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then consider 2014’s Branco cartoons an opus on the absurdities of big government and an out-of-control administration. From the IRS scandal to the overbearing incompetence of the Obama Administration, and from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the war on cops, each cartoon from th…
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Is this not the most responsible elephant you’ve ever seen?

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

Maybe someday they’ll make people like this

Is this not the most responsible elephant you’ve ever seen?

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12/30/2014 at 7:56pm
First, I’m a sucker for animal videos, particularly, those involving elephants. This happens to be one of my favorites as of recent. Secondly, it’s New Year’s Eve Eve, so if ever there was an appropriate time to share an elephant video with you, now would be it. Supposedly, CCTV cameras filmed…
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UN Security Council rejects Palestinian Statehood

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

Bid to force Israel to withdraw to indefensible lines fails to gain necessary votes.

UN Security Council rejects Palestinian Statehood

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12/30/2014 at 5:51pm
The United Nations Security Council just voted against a controversial Palestinian Authority proposal, introduced by Jordan, requiring Israel to pull back to the 1967 lines (the 1949 Armistice line), including designating all of East Jerusalem (which includes the ancient Jewish Quarter of the Old City). The vote failed to get sufficient votes…
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PETA ruins New Year celebration for small town in North Carolina

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

Kiss the annual Possum Drop good-bye

PETA ruins New Year celebration for small town in North Carolina

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12/30/2014 at 4:15pm
Forget the New Year’s ball drop in Times Square. Brasstown, North Carolina celebrates with their annual Possum Drop. A plexiglass box containing a live possum is lowered when the clock strikes twelve and then there is much rejoicing. Or at least there was before PETA came to town. Participating possums were…
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United and Orbitz sue 22-year-old for website that exposes “hidden city” ticketing

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

Contractual breach or a quest to squash the little guy?

United and Orbitz sue 22-year-old for website that exposes “hidden city” ticketing

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12/30/2014 at 2:47pm
United Airlines and the popular travel site Orbitz, joined mega corporation forces to sue a 22-year-old Brooklynite. Aktarer Zaman created and runs the site Skiplagged.com. He claims he makes no money on the venture. Skiplagged utilizes hidden city ticketing. While not always the cheapest way to fly, often times hidden city…
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Obama Frustrated Dems Didn’t Run on His Record

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

“I’m obviously frustrated with the results of the midterm election.”

Obama Frustrated Dems Didn’t Run on His Record

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12/30/2014 at 1:00pm
Obama recently sat down for an interview with National Public Radio during which he was asked how he is going to work with the new Republican controlled congress for the remainder of his presidency. His response was rather telling. Brendan Bordelon of National Review has the story: Obama: ‘I’m Obviously Frustrated’ Dems Didn’t…
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Will Israel’s Left Win by Portraying Bibi as an Extremist?

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

Not when it’s Abbas who’s being the obstacle to peace

Will Israel’s Left Win by Portraying Bibi as an Extremist?

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12/30/2014 at 11:30am
In a recent essay, Jonathan Spyer identified the likely approach the anti-Netanyahu coalition – specifically Isaac Herzog of Labor and Tzipi Livni of Hatnua – will take in preparation for the Israeli elections on March 17. Spyer writes, “The belief underlying the Israeli center-left’s campaign is evidently that if Israel is ‘boxed in’…
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Found: Debris and bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ8501

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

The news is bad, but at least the plane has been found

Found: Debris and bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ8501

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12/30/2014 at 10:00am
Ordinarily one wouldn’t think that news of wreckage and multiple bodies being pulled from the sea could be classified as “good.” But given what we already very strongly suspected—which was that AirAsia Flight QZ8501 had crashed, and that the likelihood of survivors was very poor—and given the continued unknown whereabouts of Malaysia…
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Obama and the Constitution

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

My appearance on the Larry O’Connor Show

Obama and the Constitution

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12/30/2014 at 8:30am
On December 29, 2014, I appeared on Washington’s Drive at Five hosted by Larry O’Connor on WMAL 630 in D.C. The topic was my column in USA Today, Constitution’s horrible, no good, very bad year. Take a listen. @LarryOConnor just called @LegInsurrection a “must read blog.” I AM BLUSHING SO HARD. /dead— Amy Marie,…
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U.S. Targets al-Shabaab Leadership

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

One at a time

U.S. Targets al-Shabaab Leadership

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12/30/2014 at 7:00am
Yesterday, the United States Military launched targeted airstrikes against the insurgent group al-Shabaab in Somalia. From the Washington Post: “The target of the strike was a senior al-Shabab leader,” Kirby said in a statement. “At this time, we do not assess there to be any civilian or bystander casualties.” A U.S. defense official,…
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ferguson-national-guard-michael-brown-jay-nixon/14219621/

“#Ferguson” Takes Top Spot for Most-Tweeted Story

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2014

Hashtags can become movements

“#Ferguson” Takes Top Spot for Most-Tweeted Story

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ferguson-national-guard-michael-brown-jay-nixon/14219621/
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12/29/2014 at 9:42pm
Over the past year, we’ve provided extensive coverage of the controversy surrounding the death of Michael Brown, the grand jury’s decision to not indict Darren Wilson, and the ensuing fallout, riots, and protests that wracked cities all across America. What started out as a local controversy turned into a national discussion,…
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Making 2016’s “Big Tent” Strategy Work

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2014

Bigger, brighter, and 100% more willing to work for votes

Making 2016’s “Big Tent” Strategy Work

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12/29/2014 at 7:32pm
“The faces of the Republican Party’s most ambitious members are changing,” says the latest MSM mini-mashup of the GOP’s 2016 presidential hopes. In the same breath, after describing Republicans’ sweep of the midterms, comes the inevitable chaser: The GOP’s success may be misleading, however. I’ve watched the Republican machine during the past…
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Oberlin College refused to dismiss protesting students’ failing grades

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2014

A hefty dose of reality does the youngster good

Oberlin College refused to dismiss protesting students’ failing grades

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12/29/2014 at 5:30pm
Kids these days. Students who neglected their studies to protest the Michael Brown grand jury decision were disappointed when their appeal to the administration for special accommodations during finals was rejected. According to Fox News Cleveland: Over 1,300 Oberlin students signed a petition for college administrators asking for understanding and “alternative modes of…
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Who’s up for an International Gun Registry?

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2014

Arms Trade Treaty is UN’s Christmas Present to America

Who’s up for an International Gun Registry?

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12/29/2014 at 4:00pm
While most Americans were enjoying Christmas Eve, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty went into effect. On the surface, the treaty is supposed to help regulate international arms trade but Awr Hawkins of Breitbart reports that there’s more than meets the eye (emphasis is mine): Gun Control Groups Cheer as UN Arms Trade…
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Air Asia Flight 8501 Update: Expanding the Search

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2014

Officials fear plane “at the bottom of the sea.”

Air Asia Flight 8501 Update: Expanding the Search

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12/29/2014 at 2:30pm
The search for Air Asia Flight 8501 continues, but officials close to the investigation have already come forward with fears that the plane is likely “at the bottom of the sea.” Crews began the search for the plane, which disappeared over the Java Sea Sunday morning, by combing the heavily-trafficked route over…
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