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Meet the Zimmerman Trial Jurors

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

In-depth profiles of the 6 jurors and 4 alternates, how they answered questions during voir dire, and what we know about them.

Meet the Zimmerman Trial Jurors

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6/23/2013 at 6:00pm
We will continue our live coverage of the Zimmerman trial starting with Opening Statements tomorrow. As before, we will have live video and Twitter feeds all day, and an end of day wrap up. But before we get to that, let’s take a look at the 6 jurors and 4 alternates…
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Dinner in Turkey may give you gas and you’ll get hosed

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

Dinner in Turkey may give you gas and you’ll get hosed

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6/23/2013 at 3:23pm
We covered the continuing protests in Turkey yesterday, Protests in Turkey reignite after relatively quiet week. Not so sure I want to visit right now. I hear that dinner in Istanbul may give you gas: At least it’s better than Ankara, where you’ll get hosed:
 

Chuck Schumer still will not love Republicans in the morning

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

Schumer already signals he’ll pocket the Senate victory and use it to bludgeon Republicans everywhere

Chuck Schumer still will not love Republicans in the morning

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6/23/2013 at 12:52pm
Via NBC, Lindsey Graham is about to declare victory: On Monday the Senate is scheduled to vote on a 1,200-page amendment offered by Sen. Bob Corker, R- Tenn., and Sen. John Hoeven, R- N.D., which has an initial cost of $46.3 billion – money to be used hire 20,000 Border Patrol agents…
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Damn, @DavidGregory makes @GGreenwald look good

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

Damn, @DavidGregory makes @GGreenwald look good

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6/23/2013 at 11:26am
Glenn Greenwald appeared on Meet The Press this morning. The interview is garnering headlines, mostly for David Gregory’s suggestion that Greenwald is not a real journalist and question as to why Greenwald should not be prosecuted. Not being prosecuted, of course, is something David Gregory knows a lot about. Here’s the first part of…
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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Has Left Hong Kong – Wikileaks Claims to be Assisting

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

Update — Snowden lands in Moscow

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Has Left Hong Kong – Wikileaks Claims to be Assisting

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6/23/2013 at 8:49am
UPDATE 6/23 1:00pm EST: Snowden has requested asylum in Ecuador, per Ecuador’s Foreign Affairs Minister. https://twitter.com/RicardoPatinoEC/status/348841761684197378 ***** A statement from Hong Kong’s government confirms that NSA leaker Edward Snowden has left the country.  A local news outlet reports that Snowden is bound for Cuba and Venezuela by way of Moscow, while Wikileaks is claiming…
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Yorkie

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

Yorkie

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6/23/2013 at 7:00am
Sent to me by a reader via Twitter:
 

Saturday Night Open

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

Saturday Night Open

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6/22/2013 at 9:37pm
Comment worth considering from Adios Taxifornia: bannor | June 21, 2013 at 7:54 am The problem with a lot of people that flee California is they continue to vote for the same type of people and idea that wrecked that state. Ask Colorado. From the Tip Line: janitor | June 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm Two now:…
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Saturday Night Card Game’s predictive powers on display in the Zimmerman case

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game’s predictive powers on display in the Zimmerman case

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6/22/2013 at 6:31pm
The race issue in the George Zimmerman shooting of Trayvon Martin has been pushed early and often. We’ve covered the false accusations that Zimmerman called Trayvon Martin a “coon” on the initial 911 call, and that Zimmerman suggested that Martin was suspicious because black (that was an NBC editing fabrication). The entire focus on…
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Protests in Turkey reignite after relatively quiet week

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

Protests in Turkey reignite after relatively quiet week

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6/22/2013 at 4:53pm
The protests in Turkey continue, with police upping the use of force to break up even peaceful demonstrations. Via Reuters: Turkish riot police fired water cannon to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators in central Istanbul on Saturday, as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan castigated those behind protests he said had played into…
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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Reveals New US Hacking Accusations

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Reveals New US Hacking Accusations

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6/22/2013 at 2:48pm
A Hong Kong news outlet unveiled explosive new hacking accusations against the US on Saturday morning, citing information shared with the outlet by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. From the South China Morning Post: Snowden, who celebrated his 30th birthday on Friday as the US government made public their plan to indict him under…
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Zimmerman Trial: State Experts’ Audio Findings Not Admissible

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

Prosecution’s “Experts” cannot testify that screaming voice on 911 tape was not George Zimmerman

Zimmerman Trial: State Experts’ Audio Findings Not Admissible

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6/22/2013 at 11:40am
Judge Debra Nelson today ruled that the testimony of Mr. Tom Owens and Dr. Alan Reich, the prosecution’s experts in the field of speech recognition and speaker identification, will not be admissible at trial because they have failed to meet the requirements of Frye.  The Frye standard requires that an expert’s…
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Loophole in Gang of 8 bill gives Napolitano wide discretion to allow almost anyone to stay in U.S.

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

Loophole in Gang of 8 bill gives Napolitano wide discretion to allow almost anyone to stay in U.S.

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6/22/2013 at 10:50am
One of the things I learned from Obamacare was that each section of the law could take many hours to understand because of cross-references to other sections and other laws.  Amendments make the problem even greater. Put that problem into a 1000+ page  bill, and it is almost impossible to uncover all the…
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“The Haves versus The Have Nots” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

“The Haves versus The Have Nots” Week at College Insurrection

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6/22/2013 at 8:30am
The Haves: NYU loans millions to top faculty for vacation homes NYU vacation home scandal just latest example of college compensation extravaganzas Law school uses ‘used car salesman’ tactics to pressure prospective students The Have Nots: Duke student lived in a van to escape student debt Rising number of college students in Northern Ireland using “Sugar Daddy”…
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The power of ideas

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

The power of ideas

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6/22/2013 at 7:00am
Kind of like wearing the ribbon. Spotted by my wife in Rhode Island.
 

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Charged with Espionage and Other Offenses — Updated: Complaint Added

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Charged with Espionage and Other Offenses — Updated: Complaint Added

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6/21/2013 at 7:19pm
Breaking news tonight from the Washington Post: Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant, according to…
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Zimmerman Trial Pre-Game Day Analysis

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Pre-Game Day Analysis

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6/21/2013 at 5:45pm
The jurors are now selected in State of Florida v. George Zimmerman and opening statements are scheduled for Monday. Today was a ‘wrap up’ day, to resolve as any lingering issues that Judge Nelson hadn’t yet decided, and do general housekeeping in preparation for the trial. Since first examining the evidence of this…
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Turkey cracks down on social media users supporting protests

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

Turkey cracks down on social media users supporting protests

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6/21/2013 at 3:30pm
Since May 31st, protests have raged in Turkey as demonstrations against demolition of an area in Taksim Square’s Gezi Park gave way to a larger anti-government movement.  Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has been cracking down through police force as the weeks have gone on.  But the crackdowns may have longer lasting…
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