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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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Haaretz US UK Israel helping Kenya

Kenya Mall attack Updates

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2013

Kenya Mall attack Updates

Haaretz US UK Israel helping Kenya
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9/25/2013 at 1:13pm
As hard as it is to believe, things still are up in the air as to the status of the Nairobi, Kenya Westgate mall attack. Kenyan officials are in “control” of the mall, but not all of the attackers or potential victims are accounted for. Via Hot Air, this operation reportedly was meticulously…
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Losing is good for you

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2013

NY Times Op-Ed placement inadvertently reflects Obama’s foreign policy

Losing is good for you

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9/25/2013 at 10:32am
I had heard much of President Obama’s speech at the U.N. yesterday. I know what annoyed me most about it. Then I saw the online section of today’s New York Times opinion section. I think they explained my discomfiture very well. Here are a few excerpts from President Obama’s General Assembly speech: Together, we’ve…
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[Flyer Hamilton College, September 2013]

Hamilton College student: Why I stood up against segregated diversity program

Guest Post by Dean Ball  ▪  September 25, 2013

Hamilton’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion initially rejected my objection as “in the minority”

Hamilton College student: Why I stood up against segregated diversity program

[Flyer Hamilton College, September 2013]
Guest Post by Dean Ball
9/25/2013 at 8:15am
On Thursday, September 19, 2013, every Hamilton College student received an e-mail invitation to a racially segregated event. Entitled “Real Talk: A Dialogue About Internalized Racism,” the discussion would have centered on ways in which minorities, “may have accepted racist attitudes towards other racial groups and [their] own racial/ethnic communities.” In order to cre…
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Obamacare: bait and switch

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2013

Obamacare: bait and switch

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9/25/2013 at 7:00am
The gist of the message is that, from the outset, the calculations used to sell Obamacare to the American public were slipshod and/or naive and/or mistaken and/or simplistic and/or outright lies (see more here). And this is news to exactly whom? Obamacare: One Blow After Another The Obamacare that consumers will finally be able…
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Zig-zagging against Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2013

Zig-zagging against Obamacare

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9/24/2013 at 7:45pm
I realize I have re-posted this a number of times. The original post was November 11, 2008, a week after Obama’s first election.  Because I knew we had elected Door No. 2. Watching Ted Cruz and others on the floor of the Senate tonight, I have to repost it again. Is It Time For…
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Now that Syria’s Chemical Weapon use confirmed, what does that tell us about Iran?

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 09/24/2013

Now that Syria’s Chemical Weapon use confirmed, what does that tell us about Iran?

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9/24/2013 at 5:40pm
In addition to last week’s Wall Street Journal article about Iran’s role in training Shi’ites to fight in Syria, there was another important article. The New York Times reported U.N. Data on Gas Attack Point to Assad’s Top Forces. The inspectors, instructed to investigate the attack but not to assign blame, none…
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Ted Cruz Filibuster Obamacare

WATCH LIVE: Cruz “filibusters” to #MakeDCListen on defunding Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2013

WATCH LIVE: Cruz “filibusters” to #MakeDCListen on defunding Obamacare

Ted Cruz Filibuster Obamacare
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9/24/2013 at 3:21pm
Senator Ted Cruz is currently “filibustering” on the Senate floor to #MakeDCListen on defunding Obamacare.  According to various pundits and outlets, this is not technically a filibuster of course, but Professor Jacobson explains that a vote for cloture is a vote for Harry Reid. Live Twitter feed at bottom of post. Update: It’s…
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