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Charlotte Newspaper Busted On Hagan Cover-Up

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

Media bias surfaces again in North Carolina Senate contest.

Charlotte Newspaper Busted On Hagan Cover-Up

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11/2/2014 at 5:02pm
American Commitment president Phil Kerpen recently caught The Charlotte Observer dumping an article laying out North Carolina Democrat Kay Hagan’s connection to potentially serious mishandling of stimulus funds. From the cached version of the article: State officials say a stimulus grant given to a company run by Kay Hagan’s husband needs “further…
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Washington Supreme Court Gets It Right on Due Process

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

“When a defense necessarily negates an element of the crime charged, the State may not shift the burden of proving that defense onto the defendant.”

Washington Supreme Court Gets It Right on Due Process

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11/2/2014 at 3:00pm
In Washington State, the burden of proof of consent in a sexual assault case has traditionally fallen not on the alleged rape victim, but on the accused. A recent decision by the Washington Supreme Court, however, has changed the standard, and given hope to due process advocates: The court in its 6-3…
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http://uspcn.org/2014/10/30/everything-you-need-to-know-about-rasmeas-trial-in-detroit/

Will Pro-Palestinian activists clash with Judge at Rasmieh Odeh trial? (#Justice4Rasmea)

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

Judge issues second Order to protect jury from influence by protesters.

Will Pro-Palestinian activists clash with Judge at Rasmieh Odeh trial? (#Justice4Rasmea)

http://uspcn.org/2014/10/30/everything-you-need-to-know-about-rasmeas-trial-in-detroit/
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11/2/2014 at 1:15pm
The Judge in the trial of Rasmieh (Rasmea) Odeh has issued a second order addressing protests at the courthouse which may be part of attempts to influence the jury, Supplemental Order Regarding Public Conduct (full embed at bottom of post): It has come to the attention of the Court that leaflets prepared…
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Hotels must say “NO” to anti-Israeli discrimination at academic conferences

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

My column at The O.C. Register – “Unfairly singling out Israelis”

Hotels must say “NO” to anti-Israeli discrimination at academic conferences

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11/2/2014 at 11:30am
We have covered the academic boycott of Israel extensively, focusing on the American Studies Association. Recently, in connection with the ASA annual meeting this week in Los Angeles, we reported on ASA’s discriminatory policy to bar attendance by representatives of Israeli Universities or any Israeli academic holding a representative title such as…
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http://youtu.be/7NM3U2GkRHo

Republican Carlos Curbelos Now Slightly Favored Over Democrat Joe Garcia (#FL26)

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

The Cuba issue has been unleashed.

Republican Carlos Curbelos Now Slightly Favored Over Democrat Joe Garcia (#FL26)

http://youtu.be/7NM3U2GkRHo
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11/2/2014 at 10:00am
“Who is the most important politician in Miami? Fidel Castro.” That’s an old joke I’ve heard many times down in Miami, but it rings very true in one of the most-watched midterm House elections this cycle. In Florida’s 26th district, which encompasses southwest Miami-Dade county and the Florida Keys, Hispanics are the majority…
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How bad a candidate is Martha Coakley? This bad

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

Lost a Senate seat to Scott Brown, and looks likely to lose a Governorship to Charlie Baker — in liberal Massachusetts!

How bad a candidate is Martha Coakley? This bad

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11/2/2014 at 8:30am
Prof. Jacobson recently said “May a thousand Martha Coakleys bloom in the Democratic Party.” As a Massachusetts resident, I’d like to second that statement. The Republican Governors Association recently put together the ultimate Coakley blooper reel. David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon reported: Hilarious RGA Ad Shows Martha Coakley ‘Stumbling’ to Campaign Finish Democratic Massachusetts…
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Election advice from Teddy’s playground

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2014

From a Sage.

Election advice from Teddy’s playground

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11/2/2014 at 7:00am
A reader sends this message and photo: Last week I went up to Martha’s Vineyard to visit my 85 year old mother. She lives over on Chappaquidick Island – yes, Teddy’s playground. The Vineyard is full of old hippies and rich New England liberals. We were only intending to spend 3 days…
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Iowa and Colorado – Signs of the Democratic Apocalypse

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2014

Turnout in Colorado, Iowa proves what a difference a little GOTV makes.

Iowa and Colorado – Signs of the Democratic Apocalypse

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11/1/2014 at 9:08pm
Candidates still have plenty of time to get out the vote before Tuesday, but an eleventh hour report released by the Colorado Secretary of State has put Democrats on notice, and upped the pressure on Republicans to maintain their momentum heading into election day. Via the Associated Press: A report from the…
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CNN: DOJ Angry at Release of Truthful #Ferguson Info

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2014

Legal goals and political interests divide local and Federal authorities

CNN: DOJ Angry at Release of Truthful #Ferguson Info

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11/1/2014 at 6:15pm
CNN reports that the Department of Justice continues to express frustration with the refusal of local Ferguson officials to hide from the Grand Jury and the public generally truthful information about the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown.  These same frustrations have been repeatedly echoed by the most hardcore of the Ferguson…
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Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu makes offensive remarks about her constituents

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2014

Media attempts to make the story about Republicans.

Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu makes offensive remarks about her constituents

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11/1/2014 at 4:00pm
Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana made some stunning comments about her constituents this week. While speaking to NBC’s Chuck Todd, she implied that if she loses her bid for reelection next week, it could be due to racism and sexism. The exchange was captured on video: Her remarks were certainly newsworthy but…
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Key Witness for Zimmerman Grand Jury Changes Story

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2014

In May 2012 FBI interview Taaffe denied any talk of race with Zimmerman

Key Witness for Zimmerman Grand Jury Changes Story

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11/1/2014 at 2:00pm
We wrote yesterday about the “October Surprise/Get Out the Vote” announcement by a flailing Obama administration that the Department of Justice will be holding a Grand Jury hearing next Wednesday regarding possible federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. The only named witness for Wednesday’s hearing is Frank Taaffe, a self-declared “friend”…
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“Saying mean things about Democratic Presidents is not news.”

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2014

Bill Whittle explains the FEC’s latest power grab on free speech.

“Saying mean things about Democratic Presidents is not news.”

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11/1/2014 at 12:00pm
Last Sunday, we told you about the Democratic Party’s attempt to use the Federal Elections Commission to regulate free speech on the internet. Bill Whittle has put perspective on the issue in a new video from Truth Revolt. Here’s an excerpt: This smiling, normal-looking woman is Ann Ravel. She heads the FEC — the…
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WaPo: DOJ Unlikely to Bring Civil Rights Charges In #Ferguson Shooting

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2014

Rule of law, evidence, reality frustrate those raging for Wilson’s punishment

WaPo: DOJ Unlikely to Bring Civil Rights Charges In #Ferguson Shooting

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11/1/2014 at 10:30am
The Washington Post is reporting that the Department of Justice have found little legal basis on which to bring civil rights charges over the August 9 shooting of the black Mike Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.  The reason:  the actual evidence simply doesn’t support such a case. Justice Department investigators…
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Completely Clueless Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2014

Your weekly report from the world of higher education.

Completely Clueless Week at College Insurrection

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11/1/2014 at 8:30am
Do you know who won the Civil War? If so, you’re smarter than some students at Texas Tech. Video: Texas Tech Students Don’t Know Who Won the American Civil War Kangaroo courts and rape culture. How do Colleges Train People to Judge Campus Sex Offense Cases? Survey Wrongly Suggests 1 in 6 MIT Undergraduates Have…
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Will harassment claims derail a Carl DeMaio Victory? (#CA52)

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2014

DeMaio tries to stick the issues, but sexual harassment issue keeps creeping back.

Will harassment claims derail a Carl DeMaio Victory? (#CA52)

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11/1/2014 at 7:00am
Earlier this month I reported on how Republican Carl DeMaio edged out incumbent Democrat Scott Peters in a district that is rated as a toss-up by most polling agencies. A week after their win, the DeMaio campaign was hit with a serious October surprise when the campaign’s former policy director, Todd Bosnich,…
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Mexican federal judge orders release of US Marine

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

Tahmooressi is free.

Mexican federal judge orders release of US Marine

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10/31/2014 at 9:29pm
According to a news source in San Diego, a Mexican federal judge ordered the immediate release of US Marine, Andrew Tahmooressi.   Andrew Tahmooressi was on trial for crossing the border with ammunition and three loaded weapon on March 31. The Mexican Attorney General’s Office agreed to cease its prosecution of Tahmooressi and…
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Kaci Hickox Wins in District Court

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2014

No need to stay away from crowds

Kaci Hickox Wins in District Court

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10/31/2014 at 7:00pm
A District Court judge in Maine has overturned a lower court ruling that restricted Kaci Hickox’s movements, which means that the formerly-quarantined nurse is now free to go about her business. The reason? The science on ebola transmission is apparently settled: Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled Hickox must continue daily…
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