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Daily Beast’s Holder puff piece the puffiest puff piece since the invention of puff pieces

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He’s not Eric de Torquemada, he has regrets.

Daily Beast’s Holder puff piece the puffiest puff piece since the invention of puff pieces

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5/28/2013 at 12:04pm
He’s a progressive not Tomás de Torquemada. Common all you critics, it’s just Eric, Holder’s Regrets and Repairs: … But sources close to the attorney general says he has been particularly stung by the leak controversy, in large part because his department’s—and his own—actions are at odds with his image of himself…
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Zimmerman judge excludes Trayvon Martin fighting, social media and marijuana use

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Zimmerman judge excludes Trayvon Martin fighting, social media and marijuana use

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5/28/2013 at 9:58am
Update — see post-hearing analysis at bottom of post. ——————– At a hearing today, the Judge in the George Zimmerman case granted the prosecution’s motion to exclude all mention of Trayvon Martin’s social media use, including images and text relating to fighting and marijuana use. We mentioned some of this evidence in our prior…
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The long weekend

Posted by  ▪  May 28, 2013

The long weekend

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5/28/2013 at 9:14am
While you were relaxing … Things you may have missed over the long weekend: Bumper Sticker of Truth: “Benghazi Liars” Alleged Hezbollah member who tried to gain security clearance indicted in Texas U. Texas-Austin student group seeks to intervene in case which held Obama DREAM policy illegal Saturday Night Card Game Massive Dump Rename the Tip Line? “About…
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Electric car company “A Better Place” has gone to a better place

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Electric car company “A Better Place” has gone to a better place

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5/28/2013 at 8:15am
A Better Place, the Israeli electric car company, filed for bankruptcy after burning through over $800 million. Painful Bankruptcy For Better Place: Dec 31 Cash $34M, Assets $149M. Liabilities $915M. Fin’s privco.com/private-compan… twitter.com/PrivCo/status/…— PrivCo (@PrivCo) May 27, 2013 Unlike other electrical vehicle makers, A Better Place was based on a concept of battery…
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Start small

Posted by  ▪  May 28, 2013

Start small

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5/28/2013 at 7:00am
It’s important that we are everywhere, even if Jersey City and even if only a small group. From Rob: Dear Prof. Jacobson: I hope that all goes well. Our protest at the Jersey City, NJ IRS HQ had a pretty modest turnout, and none of us brought signs, but one of us had a…
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EU ends arms embargo on Syrian rebels, as Hezbollah moves in deeper

Posted by  ▪  May 27, 2013

EU ends arms embargo on Syrian rebels, as Hezbollah moves in deeper

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5/27/2013 at 7:30pm
The EU’s arms embargo on the Syrian conflict — which effectively meant an arms embargo on the rebels — expired tonight after there was no agreement reached to extend it. This means that arms can be sent to rebels, although it’s unclear if that will happen immediately. The announcement came via Twitter: Right EU…
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Tavis Smiley felt the wrath of Team Obama

Posted by  ▪  May 27, 2013

Equal opportunity bullies

Tavis Smiley felt the wrath of Team Obama

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5/27/2013 at 6:00pm
Tavis Smiley felt the wrath of Team Obama for criticizing Obama’s failure to help the black community. Via Huffington Post (h/t Gateway Pundit)(emphasis mine): Tavis Smiley has stood out in 20 years in broadcasting, and he has no intention of changing his style or substance. He’s the rare black host with national TV and…
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Yes, but only while wearing pajamas

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Yes, but only while wearing pajamas

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5/27/2013 at 4:24pm
Are bloggers entitled to constitutional protection, Dick Durbin wonders out loud. I have a better question, are Senators entitled to anything? Is the 1st amendment out of date?youtu.be/05-FJd6q390— Myiq2xu (@realmyiq2xu) May 27, 2013
 
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Branco Cartoon – Why They Serve

Posted by  ▪  May 27, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Why They Serve

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5/27/2013 at 2:50pm
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
 

Mideast Media Sampler – 05/27/2013 – Why Mr. Passive-Aggressive rejected Olmert’s offer

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Mideast Media Sampler – 05/27/2013 – Why Mr. Passive-Aggressive rejected Olmert’s offer

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5/27/2013 at 12:30pm
1) Why didn’t Abbas answer Olmert? Last week Avi Issacharoff reported on a recent interview he had with Ehud Olmert in The Tower. Much of the story was known, but Olmert provided some new specifics about his offer to Abbas and Issacharoff obtained a map that Mahmoud Abbas had drawn to illustrate…
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The historical fiction of Israel’s “occupation”

Posted by  ▪  May 27, 2013

The historical fiction of Israel’s “occupation”

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5/27/2013 at 11:00am
Since today is a relatively slow news day (he says, probably to be surprised), it’s a good time for another legal history lesson, from law professor Eugene Kontorovich, who also is affiliated with The Lawfare Project. We previously featured his lecture, The Legal Case for Israel, which addressed the mythology that Israel illegally…
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My Memorial Day Tribute to Self Defense

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My Memorial Day Tribute to Self Defense

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5/27/2013 at 9:33am
As we honor fallen American heroes this Memorial Day, I would like to pause for a moment in respect for a slain British Soldier: He was a doting dad, a rabid soccer fan and the life of any party. But above all, Lee Rigby was a British soldier. And a day after he was…
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Remembering Air Force Lt. Roslyn Schulte, of Ladue, Missouri, and others

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Remembering Air Force Lt. Roslyn Schulte, of Ladue, Missouri, and others

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5/27/2013 at 8:15am
She was buried on Memorial Day 2009, as we discussed in Remembering Lt. Roslyn Schulte – buried on Memorial Day 2009, which has many further details, videos and photos. As described at Gateway Pundit, on May 26, 2009: Lt. Roslyn Schulte was the first female Air Force Academy graduate to be killed in Iraq or…
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Don’t tread on us

Posted by  ▪  May 27, 2013

Don’t tread on us

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5/27/2013 at 7:00am
From Linda: skyline medical center, Nashville tn
 

Numerous NY sheriffs and county clerks balk at enforcing new gun law

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

Numerous NY sheriffs and county clerks balk at enforcing new gun law

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5/26/2013 at 9:00pm
We wrote the other day about the refusal of a District Attorney in upstate NY to prosecute a man for having 9 bullets in his legal 10-round magazine, which exceeded the new state limit of 7 bullets under the so-called SAFE Act. While the District Attorney declined to make a sweeping stand…
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Change.org Petitions Hacked

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

Change.org Petitions Hacked

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5/26/2013 at 7:30pm
Change.org, one of the most widely used petition websites, with over 35 million users in 196 countries, was hacked this weekend. Unauthorized modifications that are said to have been “cosmetic” in nature were made Friday to twelve petitions hosted on the site, according to a spokesman for the organization. From CNN: No personal information…
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Politically-correct windmill industry gets a pass on killing Eagles

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

Politically-correct windmill industry gets a pass on killing Eagles

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5/26/2013 at 5:44pm
Windmills! The backbone of the Obama energy plan, and something of a fetish to him: Because the windmill industry is politically correct, it gets a pass on the wholesale slaughter of Eagles and other migratory birds: AP VIDEO: Wind turbines injure and kill protected birds, but the Obama administration does not prosecute: apne.ws/18HY43p -BW—…
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