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Jewish Voice for Peace? Not really

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2015

Sword and Shield of the anti-Israel Boycott Movement

Jewish Voice for Peace? Not really

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6/11/2015 at 10:00am
In the saturated market of pro-Palestinian activism, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has emerged as a major player. On its website, JVP now boasts over 60 member-led chapters across the country and more than 200,000 online Facebook and Twitter supporters. These days it’s also flush with new funding sources. According to the Anti-Defamation League…
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Is Obama trying to sway SCOTUS?

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2015

The answer? Yes.

Is Obama trying to sway SCOTUS?

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6/11/2015 at 8:30am
Atlantic writer Russell Berman wonders: …[Obama’s] decision to champion his signature achievement in such pointed terms just weeks before the high court’s ruling is due raised the question of whether Obama was trying to jawbone the justices at the 11th hour. …“It seems so cynical,” he said, “to want to take coverage away…
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Baltimore Cops Say They’re Doing Less Out of Fear

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2015

As the city’s crime rate soars.

Baltimore Cops Say They’re Doing Less Out of Fear

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6/11/2015 at 7:00am
Baltimore is caught in a law enforcement conundrum. People rioted over what they claimed was police brutality and as a result, cops are doing less than they used to. Can you blame them? Public backlash and fear of prosecution have caused them to switch from proactive policing to a reactive mode. This chart…
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60% of children rescued from sex trafficking were reportedly in the foster care system

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2015

How the Foster Care system is failing our children

60% of children rescued from sex trafficking were reportedly in the foster care system

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6/10/2015 at 8:45pm
Most of us are aware of the maladies racking government entitlement programs like SNAP and Medicaid. But there’s another government run program whose implications are arguably the worst of all — foster care. The statistics are horrifying. According to the Foundation for Government Accountability: 60% of children rescued from sex trafficking report being…
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McKinney Press Conference: the Good, Bad, and Ugly

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2015

Press conference humanizes Casebolt, preserves pension, concedes no criminal conduct

McKinney Press Conference: the Good, Bad, and Ugly

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6/10/2015 at 7:00pm
Earlier today Jane Bishkin, the attorney for Eric Casebolt, gave a brief news conference to provide context around the former police officer’s decision to resign yesterday. Here’s the video in its entirety. In the process, Bishkin very cleverly won for Casebolt everything that could be salvaged, sacrificed nothing that had not already been lost,…
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TSA hires 73 people from its terror watch list

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2015

“Staggering incompetence” doesn’t sufficiently describe this level of derp

TSA hires 73 people from its terror watch list

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6/10/2015 at 5:30pm
I hate the TSA. Hate, hate, hate. Not just because they reached into my purse while I was waiting to board a plane. And not because they’ve lectured me about tooth paste on five, yes — five separate occasions. My hatred of TSA is not even a result of their oft…
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Seinfeld to liberals: Stop the “creepy PC thing”

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2015

“There’s a creepy PC thing out there that really bothers me.”

Seinfeld to liberals: Stop the “creepy PC thing”

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6/10/2015 at 4:00pm
The day Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover was revealed, I made a joke about it. It wasn’t anything particularly crude or shocking, and it didn’t go any further than the mildest joke you would have seen on Twitter that day, but I still fielded text messages chewing me out for being…
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American killed fighting ISIS in Syria

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2015

American killed fighting ISIS in Syria

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6/10/2015 at 2:35pm
State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke has confirmed that American man and paramilitary fighter Keith Broomfield was killed fighting ISIS alongside Kurdish forces in Syria. More from NBC News: Idris Nassan, Kurdish co-deputy foreign minister of the Kobani district, also confirmed to NBC News that an American who had joined Kurdish fighters died…
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Flight Risk: Woman with Extreme Form of TB Flies

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2015

As 50 Indiana school kids test “positive”, expert clamors for new TB vaccine.

Flight Risk: Woman with Extreme Form of TB Flies

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6/10/2015 at 1:00pm
American officials are scrambling to contact people exposed to an Indian woman who has been diagnosed with an extremely difficult-to-treat strain of tuberculosis. A female patient with an extremely hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis is being treated at the National Institutes of Health [NIH] outside Washington, D.C., and federal and state officials are…
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Freddie Gray Case: Did Prosecutor’s Request Lead to Confrontation?

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2015

“This is a case where the witness and the prosecutor are one and the same.”

Freddie Gray Case: Did Prosecutor’s Request Lead to Confrontation?

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6/10/2015 at 11:30am
Once again information emerges that Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby is an integral actor in the circumstances surrounding Freddie Gray’s arrest and death, rather than an objective prosecutor simply addressing a criminal case. Roughly three weeks before Baltimore police officers arrested Gray for possession of an illegal knife Mosby herself was strongly advocating for…
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Rasmea Odeh’s victims – then and now

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2015

My meeting with the families of Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner – murdered in 1969 Jerusalem supermarket bombing

Rasmea Odeh’s victims – then and now

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6/10/2015 at 10:00am
On a windswept hillside terrace in the massive Har HaMenuchot Cemetery on the western edge of Jerusalem, 1969 terror victims Edward Joffe and Leon (“Arie”) Kanner are buried together, next to Edward’s parents Roslyn and Hyman Joffe. The cemetery itself reflects the history of the conflict. Har HaMenuchot was opened in 1951, after Jordanian troops…
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Jerusalem Passport decision broader than it seems?

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2015

So what can Congress do when it comes to foreign policy legislation?

Jerusalem Passport decision broader than it seems?

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6/10/2015 at 8:30am
I was a guest Tuesday morning on The Tony Katz Show on WICB Indianapolis. The topic was the Zivotofsky case discussed earlier this week, Supreme Court Overturns Congress on Jerusalem Passport Law. I made the point that while the majority decision purported to make the decision very narrow, it’s likely that…
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Hillary Broke Libya

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2015

ISIS has a seaport, and al Qaeda’s gone wild.

Hillary Broke Libya

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6/10/2015 at 7:00am
You might think that the fact that four Americans died in the 2012 attack on our embassy in Libya (on Hillary Clinton’s watch) was bad enough, but you’d be wrong. Stephen Collinson of CNN: Hillary Clinton’s real Libya problem Hillary Clinton has another Libya problem. She’s already grappling with the political headaches from deleted emails…
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No, Jeb Bush did not say unwed mothers should be publicly shamed

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2015

Apparently, reading is hard

No, Jeb Bush did not say unwed mothers should be publicly shamed

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6/9/2015 at 8:00pm
I must’ve missed the “everyone make stuff up” memo circulating through media channels this week. Thankfully, I’m just a blogger. Tuesday, the Huffington Post published a post with the headline, Jeb Bush In 1995: Unwed Mothers Should Be Publicly Shamed. There’s just one problem though — that’s not what Jeb Bush…
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McKinney Officer in Brawl Video Resigns

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2015

Officer Eric Casebolt’s attorney to elaborate tomorrow on reasons for resignation

McKinney Officer in Brawl Video Resigns

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6/9/2015 at 6:27pm
Not many details on this yet but it appears that McKinney police officer Eric Casebolt has resigned from the police department, as reported by ABC news and others sources. Casebolt’s resignation was confirmed Tuesday by attorney Jane Bishkin, who told WFAA that the decision was made after a meeting with the department’s…
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The NYT’s latest Rubio ‘scoop’ lamer than the first

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2015

First, Rubio was a traffic menace. Now, he owns a small fishing boat. The horror!

The NYT’s latest Rubio ‘scoop’ lamer than the first

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6/9/2015 at 4:40pm
Last week, the New York Times dropped the lamest “hit” piece in the history of hit pieces. Pretending a few traffic tickets from the 90s made Sen. Rubio and his wife unfit for public service, the NYT ended up the butt of the joke. On social media, #rubiocrimespree trending nationally for…
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Senate Hearing Hosts TSA Whistleblowers

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2015

Long story short? It’s not working.

Senate Hearing Hosts TSA Whistleblowers

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6/9/2015 at 2:45pm
Last week, an Inspector General report revealed that the TSA failed to flag over 70 airport workers with ties to terrorism. Auditors found that, although the TSA employs procedures to check employees for potential red flags, the agency was not using the complete terror watch list in its screenings. Another study…
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