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Facebook and Twitter refuse to “cooperate” with Turkish gov’t crackdown on protesters

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2013

Facebook and Twitter refuse to “cooperate” with Turkish gov’t crackdown on protesters

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6/27/2013 at 8:15am
Turkey appears to be following through on its threats to take over more control of Twitter and Facebook postings, after protests heavily driven by social media have engulfed the country for weeks.  But the social media giants do not appear to be cooperating with demands to share more user data with…
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If you want it, here it is, come and take it

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2013

If you want it, here it is, come and take it

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6/27/2013 at 7:00am
from his cold, dead hands. From Michael, Spotted in Franklin, TN
 

Zimmerman Trial Day 3 – End-of-Day Analysis & Video of State’s Witnesses

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day 3 – End-of-Day Analysis & Video of State’s Witnesses

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6/26/2013 at 7:50pm
At the start of day two things of note occurred. First, the Court ruled that Zimmerman’s prior calls to police would be admissible as evidence. (Accordingly, later in the day Ramona Rumph returned to Court to testify as to their authenticity.) Second, the Court dismissed one of the…
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Wendy’s gonna have to stand some more

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2013

Reports of the death of SB5 were premature

Wendy’s gonna have to stand some more

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6/26/2013 at 5:51pm
With so much going on last night and today, we didn’t cover the filibuster by Texas State Senator and new Democratic hero Wendy Davis. Davis gave a 13+ hour filibuster against a Texas proposed law restricting abortions after 20-weeks. Her filibuster was joined by hundreds of screaming protesters reminiscent of the…
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Marco Rubio explains

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2013

Marco Rubio explains

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6/26/2013 at 4:30pm
I’m going to let him explain. In full. Update: But not unrebutted:
 

Edward Snowden Remains in Russia as Concern Over Access to Sensitive Info Grows

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2013

Edward Snowden Remains in Russia as Concern Over Access to Sensitive Info Grows

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6/26/2013 at 3:23pm
As Edward Snowden bides his time in a Russian airport while he tries to secure safe asylum for himself, US officials are growing increasingly concerned that China and Russia may have gained access to information in the NSA leaker’s possession. The Free Beacon reports: Intelligence agencies in China and Russia gained access to…
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Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Witnesses: Trayvon on ground when shot, Zimmerman on top in fight

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2013

Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Witnesses: Trayvon on ground when shot, Zimmerman on top in fight

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6/26/2013 at 12:55pm
The State has moved through one witness completely this morning, with a second now undergoing cross examination by O’Mara, when the Court recessed for lunch. We expect O’Mara will continue with this second witness after the lunch break.  Both of the witnesses, Jane Sudyka and Jeanee Manaloo, were residents of Twin…
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Trial of Wikileaker Bradley Manning Resumes Today

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2013

Trial of Wikileaker Bradley Manning Resumes Today

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6/26/2013 at 12:12pm
The military trial of Private First Class Bradley Manning resumes today at Fort Meade in Maryland.  Manning stands accused of charges that include violation of the Espionage Act and aiding the enemy for his actions in releasing a trove of classified files to the anti-secrecy website Wikileaks.  The court recessed last…
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Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision – No Standing

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2013

Update — The death of the ballot initiative movement as Court gives de facto veto power to government officials who want to lose a case.

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision – No Standing

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6/26/2013 at 10:26am
Via ScotusBlog live blog: 10:26 Amy Howe: We have Perry. By the Chief. The petitioners did not have standing to appeal the district court order. 10:28 Amy Howe: From the opinion: We have never before upheld the standing of a private party to defend the constitutionality of a state statute when…
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Supreme Court DOMA decision – Unconstitutional

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2013

Supreme Court DOMA decision – Unconstitutional

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6/26/2013 at 10:01am
Full opinion embedded at bottom of post. Via ScotusBlog live blog: 10:02 Amy Howe: 5-4 per Kennedy. 10:02 Amy Howe: Roberts dissents. Scalia dissents. Equal protection. 10:02 Amy Howe: Alito dissents, joined by Thomas in part. 10:03 Amy Howe: DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO – Day 3 – State’s Witnesses

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2013

Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO – Day 3 – State’s Witnesses

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6/26/2013 at 9:00am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. We’re also trying something a little different…
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Kerry jumps into the Peace Process with Two Strikes against him

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 06/26/2013

Kerry jumps into the Peace Process with Two Strikes against him

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6/26/2013 at 8:13am
1) Kerry to make his mark? Michael Gordon profiles the new Secretary of State, in Following a Star, Kerry applies a Personal touch Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Moscow early last month, determined to involve Russia in a new push to try to end the carnage in Syria. After a two-and-a-half-hour…
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Founding Fathers and Tea Party still favorites with advertisers

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2013

Founding Fathers and Tea Party still favorites with advertisers

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6/26/2013 at 7:00am
Think the Tea Party’s disappearing? Not according to advertisers, who featured the theme in two ads broadcast in the prime final moments of Monday’s Boston v. Chicago NHL finals game. FiatUSA takes the continually on-trend Founding Fathers theme as the centerpiece of its “Italian Invasion – Fiat 500L” ad, which debuted June…
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Zimmerman Trial Day 2 – Analysis of State’s Witnesses

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day 2 – Analysis of State’s Witnesses

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6/25/2013 at 9:04pm
Today can only be characterized as an utter debacle for the prosecution in Florida v. Zimmerman. Besides the testimony of a couple of highly professional law enforcement witnesses, the testimony of the the other State witnesses ranged from signing George Zimmerman’s praises, to acknowledging the utility of following a suspicious person…
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Environmental Activists Steer Clear on Regulations as Obama Wages War on Coal

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2013

Environmental Activists Steer Clear on Regulations as Obama Wages War on Coal

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6/25/2013 at 7:39pm
If you’re an environmentalist who supports Obama, you’d better make sure you got the memo on climate change.  A group of climate leaders has issued talking points to pro-Obama activists and organizers on climate change, urging them to stay away from economic arguments and talk of regulation. (Apparently, they need their…
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Snowden’s Plan B — Documents Available “If Anything Happens” to Him

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2013

Snowden’s Plan B — Documents Available “If Anything Happens” to Him

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6/25/2013 at 3:41pm
A report this afternoon has confirmed suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden has taken steps to make his trove of NSA documents available to others in the event “anything happens” to him, in an effort to insure that any information he hopes to see disclosed will still be published. From The Daily…
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Ignorant and Confused Reactions to SCOTUS Voting Rights Act Decision

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2013

Ignorant and Confused Reactions to SCOTUS Voting Rights Act Decision

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6/25/2013 at 12:46pm
will surprise no one. They cling bitterly to racial politics even though the decision was based on the Constitution and the change in society since 1965. They certainly don’t understand the decision itself, and that discrimination as to voting rights still is illegal. All the decision did was do away with a…
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