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Woman Arrested Over Washington National Cathedral Vandalism

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Woman Arrested Over Washington National Cathedral Vandalism

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7/29/2013 at 6:30pm
A woman was arrested Monday in connection with the latest act of green paint vandalism on a Washington DC landmark over the last several days. Earlier Monday, green paint was splattered in the lower level of the Bethlehem Chapel in the Washington National Cathedral; the Children’s Chapel at the Cathedral was also…
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Huntington Beach Rioting Follows U.S. Open of Surfing Competition

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2013

Huntington Beach Rioting Follows U.S. Open of Surfing Competition

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7/29/2013 at 5:00pm
Some Californians are giving new meaning to the phrase “surfing the web”. Large-scale rioting in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial verdict failed to materialize as predicted; however, after hosting a national surfing competition this weekend, a California beach town was the site of a small-scale one this weekend. And it appears…
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The Clintons are reported to be livid at comparisons to Weiner/Abedin (and who knows what “livid” means, anyway?)

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2013

The Clintons are reported to be livid at comparisons to Weiner/Abedin (and who knows what “livid” means, anyway?)

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7/29/2013 at 3:30pm
Here’s the story: “The Clintons are upset with the comparisons that the Weiners seem to be encouraging — that Huma is ‘standing by her man’ the way Hillary did with Bill, which is not what she in fact did,’’ said a top state Democrat… A longtime Hillary aide and Clinton friend, Abedin’s surprisingly…
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Verdict in Trial of Wikileaker Bradley Manning Expected Tuesday

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2013

Verdict in Trial of Wikileaker Bradley Manning Expected Tuesday

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7/29/2013 at 2:01pm
A military judge deciding the fate of Wikileaker Bradley Manning will announce her verdict on Tuesday afternoon. https://twitter.com/ABC/status/361886512473845763 Army Col. Denise Lind, the judge presiding over the case, has heard arguments from prosecution and defense for the last two months.  Closing arguments ended on Friday. Manning faces over 20 counts, including charges of espionage and…
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The Great Shi’ite Hope

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 07/29/2013

The Great Shi’ite Hope

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7/29/2013 at 12:30pm
Getting to sort of know you The New York Times published a rousing tribute to incoming Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, President-Elect Stirs Optimism in Iran and West. The profile starts with an anecdote: Bogged down in faltering nuclear talks with the European powers nearly 10 years ago, Hassan Rouhani did something that no…
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Obama Phony Scandals

Branco Cartoon – Standing His Ground

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Standing His Ground

Obama Phony Scandals
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7/29/2013 at 11:00am
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Egypt’s Interim President Hints at State of Emergency

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2013

Egypt’s Interim President Hints at State of Emergency

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7/29/2013 at 9:53am
State media in Egypt reported Sunday that interim President Adly Mansour has transferred emergency powers to Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi, raising fears among many that a state of emergency could be near. From CNN: Egypt’s interim president has allowed for the prime minister to assume presidential powers in the case of a…
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New Zealand Defense Official Denies Military Spied on Journalist

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2013

New Zealand Defense Official Denies Military Spied on Journalist

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7/29/2013 at 8:00am
A New Zealand defense official denies its military spied on a journalist, after reports surfaced over the weekend that the military had collected phone metadata of a McClatchy freelance reporter over his coverage of the treatment of Afghan prisoners. From the Associated Press: New Zealand’s acting defense force chief said Monday that there…
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On the road to Golan

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

On the road to Golan

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7/28/2013 at 8:00pm
We traveled north from Tel Aviv today to several Kibbutzim on our way to exploring the Golan Heights on Monday. First we stopped at Kibbutz Ein Shemer about mid-way between Tel Aviv and Haifa, not far form the large Israeli Arab town of Umm Al-Fahm. Founded in 1927, Ein Shemer is a fairly typical Kibbutz,…
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Social Media Explained

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

Social Media Explained

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7/28/2013 at 7:12pm
Here’s some lighter Sunday evening tech fare for LI readers, since social media is a topic we often cover in some form or another. Are you confused by social media?  Do you find all the different apps and services out there overwhelming?  Don’t know what to use them all for?  Here it…
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American Bridge to follow even more Republicans around in 2014 and 2016

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

American Bridge to follow even more Republicans around in 2014 and 2016

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7/28/2013 at 5:43pm
Get ready for the oppo research wars.  David Brock’s American Bridge will be dispatching even more trackers to follow around Republicans all across the country. From Politico: Senior officials with American Bridge 21st Century – the group’s full, legal name – told POLITICO that the oppo-slinging outfit will grow to a staff size…
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Weiner campaign spent $45K investigating ‘hacking’ he knew never occurred

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

Weiner campaign spent $45K investigating ‘hacking’ he knew never occurred

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7/28/2013 at 3:30pm
Before Anthony Weiner finally resigned in June 2011, he manufactured the story that he’d been hacked, and continued on with that charade for days. “This was a prank, and a silly one,” he asserted. “I was hacked, it happens to people, you move on,” he said, as he brazenly lied to one reporter’s…
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Does President Obama consider Republicans a greater threat than the Muslim Brotherhood?

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

President Obama denies College Republicans the same respect he gave the Muslim Brotherhood four years ago in Cairo.

Does President Obama consider Republicans a greater threat than the Muslim Brotherhood?

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7/28/2013 at 2:15pm
Last week the College Fix reported that a group of College Republicans were turned away from from a speech that President Obama was giving on their campus, despite the fact that they had purchased tickets. (h/t InstaPundit) Ten College Republicans were dubbed a security threat and refused admittance to President Barack Obama’s…
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Cleveland Kidnapper Gets Life while Victim Starts New Life

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Cleveland Kidnapper Gets Life while Victim Starts New Life

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7/28/2013 at 12:57pm
In addition to the George Zimmerman trial, one case that Americans have been following closely is that of Cleveland’s notorious sex deviant and kidnapper, Ariel Castro. To avoid the death penalty for his crimes, Castro just made a deal that includes life in prison….with a special enhancement. The Cleveland man accused of holding…
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Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager calls it quits

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager calls it quits

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7/28/2013 at 11:00am
After the latest reports of serial sexter Anthony Weiner’s post-resignation online fling, his campaign manager has called it quits. From the NY Times: In a new sign of tumult within Anthony D. Weiner’s embattled political operation, his campaign manager has quit, leaving his already skeletal team without a day-to-day leader. According to two people…
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Detroit in 1965 and the divisive rhetoric that poisoned its economic future

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

Detroit in 1965 and the divisive rhetoric that poisoned its economic future

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7/28/2013 at 9:30am
As an amateur historian, I often like watching old news and documentary clips; via LA Observed, I came across a fascinating one featuring another metropolitan area: The background: This public domain film narrated by then-mayor Jerome P. Cavanaugh was made in 1965 to promote Detroit. The city faced many urban problems and its…
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Bill Cosby, the Zimmerman case, and guns

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

Bill Cosby, the Zimmerman case, and guns

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7/28/2013 at 8:00am
Look, I want to give Bill Cosby his props. He’s been speaking up courageously for years on the problems within the black community, and he’s gotten a lot of flak for it. It can’t have been easy for him. Here are some excerpts from the address Cosby gave to the NAACP in…
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