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Senate Cloture Vote Final Vote

Senate votes for Cloture on House Obamacare defunding bill, set for Harry Reid to strip out defunding

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

79-19 for Cloture – 54-44 to remove defunding provision – Final Vote 54-44 to fund government through 11/15 with Obamacare funding

Senate votes for Cloture on House Obamacare defunding bill, set for Harry Reid to strip out defunding

Senate Cloture Vote Final Vote
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9/27/2013 at 12:54pm
The Senate has passed the necessary 60 votes to cut off debate on the House Continuing Resolution, opening the way for Harry Reid to strip out the Obamacare defunding provision and get a vote on a Continuing Resolution restoring Obamacare funding. The procedural explanation is here. https://twitter.com/BretBaier/status/383639488922017793 Once Cloture was invoked, the rest w…
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Marissa-Alexander-sentenced

The Myth of Marissa Alexander’s “Warning Shot”

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

The Myth of Marissa Alexander’s “Warning Shot”

Marissa-Alexander-sentenced
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9/27/2013 at 12:00pm
Much of the coverage of the Marissa Alexander case (previously touched on Legal Insurrection here and here) laments that Ms. Alexander was sentenced to a statutory mandatory sentence of 20 years in prison for having “merely” fired a “warning shot”.   The actual evidence of the case shows that this claim has…
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French Diplomat hits Israeli soldier

Report: French diplomat who punched Israeli soldier to be expelled

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

Report: French diplomat who punched Israeli soldier to be expelled

French Diplomat hits Israeli soldier
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9/27/2013 at 10:42am
We previously documented the provocative antics of French diplomat Marion Castaing. Playing her part in a Pallywood drama, we demonstrated that contrary to the media narrative, Castaing was not roughed up by Israeli soldiers. Instead, the video from several angles proved: I think we’ve seen enough from the multiple videos from several angles to…
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Why is “Abortion Barbie” off limits for Wendy Davis?

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

Why is “Abortion Barbie” off limits for Wendy Davis?

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9/27/2013 at 8:45am
Among the nicest things the Democratic smear machine called Sarah Palin was “Caribou Barbie.” Just about everything else they called her was much worse. The term “Caribou Barbie” started within days of Palin’s nomination for Veep in August 2008.  By September 2, 2008, the term was spreading throughout the left-blogosphere, as Michelle Malkin noted…
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Six arrested in connection to wild party at ex-NFL player’s NY home

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

Six arrested in connection to wild party at ex-NFL player’s NY home

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9/27/2013 at 7:00am
Police said Thursday that six people have been arrested following the wild party last month at the vacant upstate New York home of ex-NFL player Brian Holloway – a party held without his consent.  The six are facing charges that range from criminal trespass and endangering the welfare of a child…
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Henninger Obamacare collapse on own

Will Obamacare collapse of its own accord?

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2013

Will Obamacare collapse of its own accord?

Henninger Obamacare collapse on own
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9/26/2013 at 7:00pm
Daniel Henninger of the WSJ believes that, if passed, Obamacare will do just that: This thing called “ObamaCare” carries on its back all the justifications, hopes and dreams of the entitlement state. The chance is at hand to let its political underpinnings collapse, perhaps permanently. If ObamaCare fails, or seriously falters, the entitlement…
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Marissa Alexander, awaiting conviction

Marissa Alexander Wins a “Do-Over” in Florida “Self-Defense” Case

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2013

Marissa Alexander Wins a “Do-Over” in Florida “Self-Defense” Case

Marissa Alexander, awaiting conviction
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9/26/2013 at 5:45pm
In May 2012, Marissa Alexander was convicted of aggravated assault for having fired a gun at her estranged husband and his two children. Under Florida’s “10-20-Life” law she received the mandatory 20-year-sentence for having fired a gun in the commission of a felony. We wrote about the Alexander case here some weeks…
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Miss Teen USA targeted

Arrest made in Miss Teen USA ‘sextortion’ case

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2013

Arrest made in Miss Teen USA ‘sextortion’ case

Miss Teen USA targeted
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9/26/2013 at 4:26pm
The FBI has made an arrest in the case involving the sextortion attempt against Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf. From the LA Times: The FBI has arrested a 19-year-old Temecula man who authorities believe to be involved in a “sextortion” case involving Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf from Orange County, officials said Thursday. Jared James Abrahams…
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The Week - Gallup Tea Party 9-26-2013

Congrats @Gallup for inspiring these 5 misleading anti-Tea Party headlines

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2013

A textbook example of spinning numbers

Congrats @Gallup for inspiring these 5 misleading anti-Tea Party headlines

The Week - Gallup Tea Party 9-26-2013
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9/26/2013 at 2:30pm
I covered earlier the negative spin Gallup put on its recent Tea Party polling.  What showed a stable support/opposition over the last two years — including a drop in opposition — was spun as a negative only by comparison to three years ago. Gallup could have titled its report “No real change…
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Twitter - Biased Girl - Cruz Obama

Cruz leapt while Obama slept

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2013

Strong contender for Tweet of the Year

Cruz leapt while Obama slept

Twitter - Biased Girl - Cruz Obama
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9/26/2013 at 1:00pm
We didn’t do a Tweet of the Year in 2012 for laziness no good reason, but our Tweets of the Year in 2011 were pretty strong. This tweet has me thinking we need to bring back the competition.
 
O'Mara photo Zimmerman bloody nose 7-10-2013

False narrative of Trayvon Martin shooting embeds on campuses

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2013

False narrative of Trayvon Martin shooting embeds on campuses

O'Mara photo Zimmerman bloody nose 7-10-2013
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9/26/2013 at 11:30am
The deification of Trayvon Martin, with comparisons to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Emmitt Till, is just part of the false narrative of the prosecution of George Zimmerman. We are seeing a mythology grow and become embedded on campuses which misrepresents the factual and legal nature of the case.  Long ago it…
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Gallup Tea Party Support Chart 9-26-2013

Opposition to Tea Party drops to near-record low

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2013

More people support the Tea Party than consider themselves liberal, and almost 3/4 of the electorate does not oppose the Tea Party.

Opposition to Tea Party drops to near-record low

Gallup Tea Party Support Chart 9-26-2013
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9/26/2013 at 9:24am
That’s not the headline you will see, of course. Instead, Gallup headlines its story about its most recent polling to emphasize the negative about Tea Party support, Tea Party Support Dwindles to Near-Record Low. But it you look at Gallups chart, it shows a 2% drop in support for the Tea Party in…
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Still swallowing Chief Justice Roberts’ bitter Obamacare pill

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2013

Playing along is not a victory, any more so than it was in June 2012.

Still swallowing Chief Justice Roberts’ bitter Obamacare pill

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9/26/2013 at 8:15am
Seeing the protracted battle to hold back the unfolding destructive power of Obamacare, let’s remember that we did not need to be here. Chief Justice John Roberts, targeted by a deliberate campaign of intimidation launched by Democrats from the President on down, joined with the four liberal Justices to uphold Obamacare. Justice Roberts engaged in mental con…
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Bumper Stickers - Nashua NH - anti-obama

Live free, he lies

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2013

Live free, he lies

Bumper Stickers - Nashua NH - anti-obama
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9/26/2013 at 7:00am
From Bob: Good Evening, Professor! Spotted in Nashua, NH this afternoon. I immediately thought of you and snapped a quick pix with my iPhone. Following your advice, I was at a full stop when I took the photo. But like any self-respecting Boston driver, when he failed to move after 0.05 seconds after the…
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Report: Lavabit asks court to unseal case files

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2013

Report: Lavabit asks court to unseal case files

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9/25/2013 at 8:19pm
Attorneys for recently shuttered email service provider Lavabit have asked a federal appeals court to unseal records in the case between the company and the US government so that interested parties may file amicus briefs, according to reports. From Politico: Lawyers for Lavabit filed a motion Tuesday with the Richmond-based U.S. Court of…
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Ted Cruz Filibuster

Branco Cartoon – Got Your Back, Ted

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Got Your Back, Ted

Ted Cruz Filibuster
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9/25/2013 at 5:50pm
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FBI releases chilling video and additional info on Navy Yard shooter

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2013

FBI releases chilling video and additional info on Navy Yard shooter

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9/25/2013 at 4:08pm
The FBI today released more information related to the Navy Yard shooting, including chilling video footage of the now deceased shooter, Aaron Alexis, carrying a shotgun as he moved through the hallways and a stairwell of Building #197 at the Washington Navy Yard. In a release from its Washington field office, the…
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