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About those polls

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2012

About those polls

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7/20/2012 at 3:30pm
Jay Cost doesn’t see malevolent intent, just a history of oversampling Democrats consistently across a variety of polling organizations: The clear answer is: they skew Democratic. In fact, every recent registered voter poll with party spreads I could identify had a Democratic advantage that exceeded the quarter-century trend. And the average of…
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Judge rules NYC transit unlawfully banned pro-Israel, anti-Jihad poster

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2012

Judge rules NYC transit unlawfully banned pro-Israel, anti-Jihad poster

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7/20/2012 at 1:22pm
A federal judge has invalidated a New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority ban on a pro-Israel, anti-Jihad poster, because the standard the MTA applied — whether an advertisement was “demeaning” to certain groups — was unconstitutional because it discriminated on the basis of content of speech in what the court found to…
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Reaction building to Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2012

Reaction building to Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech

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7/20/2012 at 10:30am
Reaction to Obama’s imitation of Elizabeth Warren is, um, building. Bristol Palin is collecting stories at her blog from people around the country, some of which are in this video The Romney campaign is out with t-shirts (h/t jimzinsocal): There’s also a parody site, You didn’t build that (h/t PhillyGuy and hepcat). Meanwhile, Obama called the…
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Aurora, CO shooting (Update: ABC News in damage control mode)

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2012

Aurora, CO shooting (Update: ABC News in damage control mode)

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7/20/2012 at 9:33am
A gunman identified as James Holmes killed 12 people at the opening of the new Batman movie. Details still are unclear as to who he is, but ABC News already has blamed the Tea Party because there is someone with a similar name who is a member of a local Tea Party…
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I hope this person fails

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2012

I hope this person fails

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7/20/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Scott: Hello again from Raleigh, NC. I rolled up on the following Volvo and the first thing that popped into my head was, “triple fail”. From the disastrous, Jon Stewart-led “Restore Sanity Rally”, to the even more epic “99%” spectacle, the Obama 2012 seemed the perfect “three-and-out” for its owner. Bonus…
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Shopping list

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Shopping list

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7/19/2012 at 9:53pm
Via Think Progress: … you may be unwittingly helping finance right-wing attack ads. That’s because many of the country’s most common brands are run by rich conservatives who are using their personal wealth to bankroll outside spending groups that are running attack ads smearing progressives…. The following list of consumer brands either have leaders…
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Still, they taunt me

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Still, they taunt me

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7/19/2012 at 7:00pm
I know I shouldn’t take these sort of things personally. But really, must they taunt me? In case you missed it:
 

Least interesting tweet of the day

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Least interesting tweet of the day

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7/19/2012 at 5:55pm
A CNN political coverage manager tweeting about Dan Rather writing at CNN.com about journalistic standards. It doesn’t get any less interesting than that. Via a MT by Ben Smith: Good read: Dan Rather op-ed on CNN.com on the campaign quote approval story. tinyurl.com/7lyuuw8— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) July 19, 2012
 

No Dem wave in sight, and finalizing Operation Counterweight

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

No Dem wave in sight, and finalizing Operation Counterweight

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7/19/2012 at 4:42pm
Stuart Rothenberg still sees no Dem wave in sight: Democratic strategists need a dramatic shift in the House playing field if they are going to have any chance of netting the 25 seats they need to regain a majority in the House of Representatives. And that outcome looks increasingly remote. Right now, the…
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Thank you Elizabeth Warren (for possibly costing Obama the election)

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Thank you Elizabeth Warren (for possibly costing Obama the election)

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7/19/2012 at 1:52pm
Obama has stepped in it big time, and we have Elizabeth Warren to thank. Obama gave voice to his political creed in the form of parroting Warren’s famous rant about factory owners: Here’s Obama’s rendition (and a Romney response): Watch More News Videos at ABC2012 Presidential ElectionEntertainment & Celebrity News Let’s cut to the very…
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Report – Suicide bomber in Bulgaria was former Gitmo detainee from Sweden (Update – denials)

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Report – Suicide bomber in Bulgaria was former Gitmo detainee from Sweden (Update – denials)

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7/19/2012 at 11:43am
Via Times of Israel: Bulgarian media on Thursday named the suicide bomber who blew up a bus full of Israeli tourists, killing five, in Burgas on Wednesday as Mehdi Ghezali. There was no independent confirmation of the veracity of the information. The reports surfaced soon after Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had publicly…
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Convention-dodging now the official strategy of Congressional Democrats

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Convention-dodging now the official strategy of Congressional Democrats

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7/19/2012 at 10:30am
Below is a screen shot from the DNC homepage with a confident (or, maybe confused) looking Joe Biden proclaiming: I’m there! Are you? Well, apparently not. Unlike Vice President Biden, many Congressional Democrats will be staying away from this year’s Democratic National Convention. Although the candidates like to give a variety of reasons as to…
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Don’t let the facts on Huma Abedin’s family get in the way of attacking Michele Bachmann

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Don’t let the facts on Huma Abedin’s family get in the way of attacking Michele Bachmann

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7/19/2012 at 9:30am
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s request for investigations into several ties between the U.S. government and the radical Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood seems to have struck a nerve. Bachmann, along with four other U.S. Representatives, have requested, in a series of letters sent from the five U.S. representatives, that several key issues be…
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Suicide bomber in Bulgarian airport attack carried fake Michigan driver’s license

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Suicide bomber in Bulgarian airport attack carried fake Michigan driver’s license

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7/19/2012 at 8:15am
Bulgarian authorities released airport surveillance video of the suicide bomber who attacked the bus of Israeli tourists yesterday. Via Times of Israel: Bulgarian police have released a short video they say is of the suicide bomber responsible for Wednesday’s terror attack on a tour bus full of Israeli citizensat the airport in Burgas,…
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The Day Rationality Stood Still

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

The Day Rationality Stood Still

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7/19/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Bill in Texas: I continue to be an avid reader of your blog. Congratulations on its continued, spectacular growth! One day after Obama shows up in Austin searching for cash from people who didn’t build their own businesses, this appears on the road. If you look closely, one of the bumper stickers…
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Zimmerman says never heard of Stand Your Ground law prior to incident

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2012

Zimmerman says never heard of Stand Your Ground law prior to incident

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7/18/2012 at 9:12pm
There has been a lot written, including here, about Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, and the role it played in the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. Almost all of the criticisms of the law as applied to this case revolve around the allegation that the law creates a propensity for…
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McCain defends Huma Abedin on Senate floor

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2012

McCain defends Huma Abedin on Senate floor

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7/18/2012 at 5:29pm
John McCain is making news for the second day in a row. Yesterday, he broke character and gave Sarah Palin a sort of backhanded compliment. His former VP running mate, whom he has been shy to defend and whose reputation has been viciously maligned by his staff, might have appreciated as spirited defense…
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