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AFSCME: Yes, we will waste young black minds to attack Koch Brothers

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2014

Cutting back funding of United Negro College Fund in retaliation for accepting Koch donation

AFSCME: Yes, we will waste young black minds to attack Koch Brothers

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7/11/2014 at 11:00am
One of the most powerful political and financial supporters of progressive politics and Barack Obama’s campaigns over the last decade has been the public sector union American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). On Thursday, AFSCME made a remarkable announcement — that it would will end its support for the…
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Palestinian unity deal didn’t moderate Hamas, and never will

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2014

The Washington Post bought into that bizarre Gaza equation, but it’s not quite working out

Palestinian unity deal didn’t moderate Hamas, and never will

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7/11/2014 at 9:30am
Last month the Editorial Board of The Washington Post endorsed the Obama administration’s support of the unity deal between Hamas and Fatah. After reading, Restore trust to douse the fire in Gaza, the Post’s take on Operation Protective Edge, it’s clear that the editors are still stuck in an intellectual rut. One paragraph in…
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Aereo’s Last Stand

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2014

The executives at Aereo are looking for a way to resuscitate their popular TV streaming service.

Aereo’s Last Stand

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7/11/2014 at 8:30am
Bloomberg reports that the executives of Aereo, Inc., are exploring ways to continue offering their streaming service by operating more like a cable TV provider. The startup’s owners say that, by behaving more like a Comcast or a Time Warner, they will be able to reinstate their service. There is, of course,…
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Hamas urging civilians to be human shields “just a fact”

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

CNN’s Jake Tapper pushes back on former PLO adviser.

Hamas urging civilians to be human shields “just a fact”

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7/10/2014 at 8:58pm
CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday interviewed Diana Buttu, former legal adviser to the Palestine Liberation Organization, concerning the current conflict between Hamas and Israel. The interview got a bit…uncomfortable…as Tapper challenged Buttu on some of her responses. Here is an excerpt: TAPPER: Why is Hamas launching rockets into Israeli population centers and are…
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Toxicology results negative in toddler hot car death

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

Report shows no indication Cooper Harris was drugged or sedated.

Toxicology results negative in toddler hot car death

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7/10/2014 at 6:03pm
Toxicology results released Thursday show that the Georgia toddler who died after being left by his father in a hot car last month had not been drugged or sedated. From 11 Alive news in Atlanta: Details of the toxicology report of the 22-month-old boy who died after his father left him in a…
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ISIS Captures Nuclear Material From Iraq

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

Mainstream media attempting gymnastics to avoid alarm

ISIS Captures Nuclear Material From Iraq

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7/10/2014 at 3:45pm
The breaking news via Twitter on Wednesday night was quite alarming. BREAKING NEWS: IRAQ TELLS U.N. THAT ‘TERRORIST GROUPS’ SEIZED NUCLEAR MATERIALS. REUTERS — PzFeed Top News (@PzFeed) July 9, 2014 Iraq says militants seized 40 kg (88 pounds) of uranium compounds from university, ambassador warns they can be used for WMD – Reuters —…
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Q: When is Obama going to take responsibility for something? A: When ….

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

A. When it’s about getting bin Laden, otherwise it’s Bush’s fault.

Q: When is Obama going to take responsibility for something? A: When ….

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7/10/2014 at 2:00pm
John Boehner asks the question today (via Drudge): Here is the answer: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
 

Three of six Israeli Jews arrested in teen murder released since not involved

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

Three of six Israeli Jews arrested in teen murder released since not involved

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7/10/2014 at 12:30pm
We have previously reported Six Israeli Jews arrested in murder of Palestinian teen. Police now have determined that three of the six were not involved in the murder, and have been released on home confinement since they may be implicated indirectly to a group to which the actual murderers belonged. The Times of Israel…
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Israel Warns Civilians to Stay out of Harm’s Way; Hamas Sends Them Back In

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

Israel has a strategy for reducing collateral damage, what’s “contentious” or “controversial” about that?

Israel Warns Civilians to Stay out of Harm’s Way; Hamas Sends Them Back In

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7/10/2014 at 11:00am
As Operation Protective Edge it’s worth anticipating the likely response to Israel’s latest war against Hamas. Israel will be accused of a disproportionate response and of not taking care to avoid collateral damage. Already there’s been at least one incident in which a number of civilians were injured and and 7…
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Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings

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7/10/2014 at 10:00am
TaxProf has released the rankings of blogs run by law professors, for the 12 months ending June 30, 2014. Go to Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings for the full list, including percentage changes from the prior year.  The Top 7 are in the featured image.  [Note 10:25 a.m. – after our publication, TaxProf issued revised numbers…
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Hillary Clinton’s Big Lie about Hobby Lobby

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

Purposely and cleverly duplicitous, shameless demagoguery of the worst sort

Hillary Clinton’s Big Lie about Hobby Lobby

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7/10/2014 at 8:30am
Hillary Clinton is a lawyer, and a smart one at that. So she knows better than this statement she made about the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision: It’s very troubling that a salesclerk at Hobby Lobby who needs contraception, which is pretty expensive, is not going to get that service through her…
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Branco Cartoon – Itchy and Scratchy

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Itchy and Scratchy

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7/10/2014 at 7:00am
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.  To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 
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Elephants at Israeli zoo huddle to protect young as sirens wail

Posted by  ▪  July 9, 2014

Unlike Hamas leaders who huddle their young around them to protect themselves.

Elephants at Israeli zoo huddle to protect young as sirens wail

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7/9/2014 at 9:38pm
From our good friend Anne in Petah Tikva, a story and translation regarding the zoo in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv: In contrast to the inhuman behaviour of the terrorists, the elephants at the Ramat Gan Safari showed how they protect their young during an air raid alert. This must be one…
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Toddler Hot Car Death Case: Digital evidence key to prosecution of father

Posted by  ▪  July 9, 2014

Online activity and electronic devices may hold key as to intent.

Toddler Hot Car Death Case: Digital evidence key to prosecution of father

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7/9/2014 at 6:20pm
The case against Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia dad who stands accused of leaving his 22-month old son to die in a hot car, has captured the attention of the media and the public since more details were revealed in a probable cause hearing late last week. New documents released on Monday…
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Lois Lerner email: “we need to be cautious about what we say in emails”

Posted by  ▪  July 9, 2014

Email incriminates Lerner in scheme to evade Congressional oversight — used unarchived instant messages

Lois Lerner email: “we need to be cautious about what we say in emails”

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7/9/2014 at 3:51pm
Darrell Issa has tweeted out an email exchange involving Lois Lerner in April 2013, in which she attempts to scope out what email records get retained, and cautions that because Congress may seek emails, “we need to be cautious about what we say in emails”. The full email exchange is…
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NOW calls Little Sisters of the Poor “dirty” – Megyn Kelly has nun of it

Posted by  ▪  July 9, 2014

NOW they really have gone and done it.

NOW calls Little Sisters of the Poor “dirty” – Megyn Kelly has nun of it

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7/9/2014 at 3:22pm
The National Organization of Women (NOW) put the Little Sisters of the Poor on a list of 100 “dirty” companies which decline to provide some forms of birth control for religious reasons, via Townhall: The National Organization of Women (NOW) has compiled a list of what they’re calling the “Dirty 100” —…
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Gaza rockets target Dimona nuclear reactor

Posted by  ▪  July 9, 2014

Destroying the Dimona nuclear reactor and causing a leak is a long-standing goal of anti-Israel groups.

Gaza rockets target Dimona nuclear reactor

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7/9/2014 at 1:15pm
According to breaking reports, Hamas has fired several rockets towards the Dimona nuclear reactor. Destroying the reactor and unleashing nuclear contamination has been a long-standing goal of Hezbollah, Iran and Hamas. Several days ago the IDF Spokesman’s Twitter account was hacked and a fake message that rockets had hit the reactor…
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