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If only we had Dan Bongino in the Senate

Posted by  ▪  March 1, 2013

If only we had Dan Bongino in the Senate

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3/1/2013 at 3:05pm
Legal Insurrection supported Dan Bongino in the 2012 Maryland Senate race. Unfortunately, Dan was up against huge odds in Blue Maryland, and had a faux third party supposedly conservative candidate in the race, and Dan lost. This video shows what we missed. The video has garnered a lot of attention and has…
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I leave the internets for just a couple hours and Obama declares he’s not a dictator (Update: Media hoping for a dictator)

Posted by  ▪  March 1, 2013

I leave the internets for just a couple hours and Obama declares he’s not a dictator (Update: Media hoping for a dictator)

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3/1/2013 at 1:00pm
I don’t know if there’s a connection. It might just be coincidence. Did Obama really say “I’m not a dictator” or is today trolling gone wild day?— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) March 1, 2013 @leginsurrection Yep. He sure did. twitter.com/ExJon/status/3…— Heather Hampton (@6LambsMom) March 1, 2013 @leginsurrection He really did. And Clinton did “Not have sex…
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Progressive columnist rips Elizabeth Warren hyprocrisy on Jack Lew

Posted by  ▪  March 1, 2013

Progressive columnist rips Elizabeth Warren hyprocrisy on Jack Lew

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3/1/2013 at 11:30am
You don’t get more “progressive” than the Political Animal column at Washington Monthly, which has seen such luminaries as Steve Benen (now Rachel Maddow’s blogger) grace its pages. In a column yesterday, Samuel Knight took Elizabeth Warren to task for voting in favor of corporate banker Jack Lew, Why Elizabeth Warren Voted…
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Mideast Media Sampler – New York Times Op-Ed Index for February, 2013

Posted by  ▪  March 1, 2013

Final tally: Anti-Israel – 10 / Pro-Israel – 3 / Neutral – 1

Mideast Media Sampler – New York Times Op-Ed Index for February, 2013

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3/1/2013 at 10:00am
New York Times Op-Ed Index for February 2013  1) Israel’s Mr. Normal – Roger Cohen – February 2, 2013 To get beyond nothingness, Lapid has at the very least to declare that he opposes settlement building outside the blocks that Israel wants to incorporate through land swaps in any peace deal. He should…
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One year ago today, Andrew Breitbart died

Posted by  ▪  March 1, 2013

One year ago today, Andrew Breitbart died

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3/1/2013 at 8:30am
Andrew Breitbart’s mother died last night, In Memoriam: Arlene Mae Breitbart, 1925-2013. One year ago today, at 9:35 a.m., I posted the news which had just begun spreading throughout the blogosphere: Andrew Breitbart dead Very sad news to report, just breaking.  Andrew Breitbart is dead. Via Big Journalism: Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly…
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#IL02 GOP nominee Paul McKinley’s story of repentance has Chicago Machine worried

Posted by  ▪  March 1, 2013

#IL02 GOP nominee Paul McKinley’s story of repentance has Chicago Machine worried

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3/1/2013 at 7:08am
For what they say is a “sure-thing” race for the Democrats, the Machine sure is expending a lot of firepower to attack Republican Paul McKinley in the IL-02 special election coming up on April 9. What are they afraid of? Media outlets are issuing hit pieces on him; Media Matters’ editor is tweeting about…
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Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a Crime Against Sanity

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2013

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a Crime Against Sanity

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2/28/2013 at 7:24pm
I have been sounding the warning siren about Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for years. His mask of moderation has been slipping steadily, if it ever was there. He has engaged in repeated rants against Israel, and now he has gone the full distance reviving the vile and rebuked Zionism is Racism…
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A behavioral scientist examines Sequestration logic

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2013

A behavioral scientist examines Sequestration logic

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2/28/2013 at 4:58pm
A professor at Harvard has applied her behavioral science background to the use of the “sequestration” tactic in an article, “The Strange Behavioral Logic of the Sequester Stalemate.” She uses the somewhat forced nature of the upcoming automatic spending cuts and compares elements of the situation to other hard-and-fast goals we place…
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Don’t expect the media to give Republicans credit for anything good

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2013

How the Washington Post proved Bob Geldof right

Don’t expect the media to give Republicans credit for anything good

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2/28/2013 at 3:14pm
An article at Contentions by Peter Wehner, David Denby’s sneering ignorance, reminded me of one of the best profiles I’d ever read of President George W Bush. Late in his second term in office, the previous President went on a trip with Bob Geldof, lead singer of the Boomtown Rats and global…
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Woodward’s greatest sin was practicing real journalism in the age of Obama

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2013

Woodward’s greatest sin was practicing real journalism in the age of Obama

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2/28/2013 at 1:24pm
Long before Bob Woodward mentioned even a word about the “you will regret” email, the media was rising up in a frenzy to preserve Obama’s campaign narrative that the sequester was forced on Obama and that it always included more taxes. Bob Woodward almost single-handedly took down that narrative through his original…
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Spending Dike 590 LI

Branco Cartoon – Red Tide Rising

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Red Tide Rising

Spending Dike 590 LI
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2/28/2013 at 12:08pm
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Mideast Media Sampler 02/28/2013

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 02/28/2013

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2/28/2013 at 10:00am
1) Water, water everywhere At the Times of Israel, editor David Horovitz writes about how Israel’s dealt with its water crisis. (h/t Yaacov Lozowick) “How did we beat the water shortage? Because we said we would. We decided we would,” says Kushnir, a big man with a warm smile and a robust Russian accent….
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Goal posts moved, threat or not (Update — Lanny Davis discloses threats against him)

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2013

Goal posts moved, threat or not (Update — Lanny Davis discloses threats against him)

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2/28/2013 at 9:03am
There’s major push back from the White House and supportive media this morning over whether Bob Woodward was “threatened,” with the emails indicating that the “you will regret” language came in a broader email. The defense of the White House is pretty typical, try to isolate not only the dissenter but…
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He might be arrogant and thin-skinned, but he’s our arrogant and thin-skinned candidate

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2013

He might be arrogant and thin-skinned, but he’s our arrogant and thin-skinned candidate

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2/28/2013 at 8:15am
In their initial endorsement of Barack Obama in 2008, the editors of the Washington Post concluded: Mr. Obama’s temperament is unlike anything we’ve seen on the national stage in many years. He is deliberate but not indecisive; eloquent but a master of substance and detail; preternaturally confident but eager to hear opposing points…
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War of the Sequestration Infographics

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2013

War of the Sequestration Infographics

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2/28/2013 at 7:05am
There’s a surplus of pretty successful infographics attempting to sway audiences as to the meaning–and import–of sequestration cuts. From political groups like Third Way and The Democratic Daily to a Quaker organization and the Cato Institute, there are common themes running through many of the depictions that attempt to both explain the term “sequestration,” while also selling a…
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#StandWithWoodward

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2013

#StandWithWoodward

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2/27/2013 at 7:09pm
Via Business Insider: Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a “very senior person” at the White House warned him that he would “regret doing this,” the same day he has continued to attack President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester. CNN host Wolf Blitzer said…
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RIP Van Cliburn

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2013

RIP Van Cliburn

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2/27/2013 at 5:30pm
Van Cliburn died today at age 78. The name lives on with the piano competition named after him. RIP, tall Texan: Renowned American classical pianist Van Cliburn died Wednesday morning at the age of 78 after a battle with bone cancer, publicist and longtime friend Mary Lou Falcone told The Associated Press. Falcone announced in…
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