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Kathleen Sebelius website crashes live TV

Obligatory: “Never do Live TV when testing healthcare.gov website”

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2013

Obligatory: “Never do Live TV when testing healthcare.gov website”

Kathleen Sebelius website crashes live TV
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11/20/2013 at 1:31pm
Kathleen Sebelius committed a rookie error, even though she’s no rookie. When it comes to healthcare.gov, never ever do anything on live television. Today’s headaches might not be over for Sebelius:
 
Eastwooding NY Luiz Alvarez

Democrats are on the wrong side of history now

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2013

The sinking Obamacare polling is history’s verdict come early.

Democrats are on the wrong side of history now

Eastwooding NY Luiz Alvarez
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11/20/2013 at 12:06pm
So often we hear Democrats demand Republican capitulation on a host of issues — some social, some economic — because Republicans are on “the wrong side of history.” That argument was made, in highly perjorative, eliminationist ways during the epic struggle of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and others to stop Obamacare before…
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Zimmerman Girlfriend Interview

Zimmerman girlfriend shopping interview for money prior to 911 call

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2013

“They were looking for payment”

Zimmerman girlfriend shopping interview for money prior to 911 call

Zimmerman Girlfriend Interview
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11/20/2013 at 10:27am
This is interesting. George Zimmerman’s girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, who called 911 accusing Zimmerman of pointing a gun at her, has been shopping around for a national media interview for weeks, but none of the national media would pay her the money she was seeking. Via The Last Refuge, which is suggesting this may…
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Healthcare.gov cyber security Greta 11-19-2013

Healthcare.gov cybersecurity codename should have been “Swiss Cheese”

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2013

Healthcare.gov cybersecurity codename should have been “Swiss Cheese”

Healthcare.gov cyber security Greta 11-19-2013
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11/20/2013 at 8:15am
The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing yesterday on the cyber security of the healthcare.gov website. The prepared testimony is available on the Committee’s website. The testimony of so-called “white hat hacker” David Kennedy reflected the findings in a report from TrustedSEC, LLC (full report embedded at bottom of…
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Bumper Sticker - Stamford CT - Obama

Man of the People’s

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2013

Man of the People’s

Bumper Sticker - Stamford CT - Obama
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11/20/2013 at 7:00am
From W (no, not that W): Obama’s Political Philosophy Represented on a bumper sticker. … from Stamford, (People’s Republic of) Connecticut. Thanks for the great work you do!
 
healthcare-chao-testimony

Evidence of Obamacare rollout warnings mounts

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2013

Evidence of Obamacare rollout warnings mounts

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11/19/2013 at 5:51pm
It’s been another busy couple of days for news on the Obamacare rollout.  Chief among those is a report from the Washington Post that private consultants warned of risks before HealthCare.gov’s Oct. 1 launch: The Obama administration brought in a private consulting team to independently assess how the federal online health insurance…
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Iran Embassy Bombing Beirut 11-19-2013

Iran Embassy attacked in Beirut

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2013

Iran Embassy attacked in Beirut

Iran Embassy Bombing Beirut 11-19-2013
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11/19/2013 at 3:49pm
There was a double suicide bombing targeting the Iranian Embassy in Beirut earlier today. There are at least 25 dead, including one diplomat. An al-Qaeda linked group is claiming credit, but the Iranians are blaming Israel. The bobming is assumed to be in retaliation for Iran’s involvement in Syria, including training, advisors, equipment and…
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Zimmerman Bail Hrg 3 11-19-2013

George Zimmerman Bail Hearing – LIVE (Update – $9,000 bond)

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2013

George Zimmerman Bail Hearing – LIVE (Update – $9,000 bond)

Zimmerman Bail Hrg 3 11-19-2013
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11/19/2013 at 1:18pm
UPDATES: Judge finds probable cause (no surprise). Prosecutor discloses unreported prior choking incident about a week ago. State asked for $50,000 bond, and certain exclusion zones, no contact, no weapons possession, etc. Defense asked for $4,900 based on state bond schedule. Judge sets $9,000 bond. Can’t return to girlfriend’s residence, except if accompanied by…
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Kay Hagan victory speech

How long before Kay Hagan claims she was brainwashed into supporting Obamacare?

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2013

Kay Hagan should not keep her Senate seat even though she likes it

How long before Kay Hagan claims she was brainwashed into supporting Obamacare?

Kay Hagan victory speech
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11/19/2013 at 12:38pm
Kay Hagan (D-NC) was flying high in polling prior to the Obamacare debacle being exposed. Now she’s pretty much tied with any of a number of potential Republican challengers for 2014. The general election Republican TV blitz should not reqire much work. Just cut this video down to 30 seconds, and…
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Hidden gem in ABC/WaPo Poll: Strong Tea Party support

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2013

Hidden gem in ABC/WaPo Poll: Strong Tea Party support

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11/19/2013 at 10:51am
We have addressed many times recently the misleading claim that support for the Tea Party Movement was at historic lows or reflected the near-end of the movement: CBS News buries poll result showing Tea Party support rising Congrats @Gallup for inspiring these 5 misleading anti-Tea Party headlines Opposition to Tea Party drops to near-record…
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Cornell Review Freshman Issue 2013

Oorah for The Cornell Review

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2013

Oorah for The Cornell Review

Cornell Review Freshman Issue 2013
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11/19/2013 at 9:30am
The Cornell Review, the conservative newspaper on campus, has a long history of serving up great interns for Legal Insurrection. You may remember Kathleen McCaffrey who was the first Legal Insurrection writer (other than me) and to whom we bid farewell in May 2012 after 1.5 years and over 300 posts (and…
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healthcare-gov-splash

Obamacare “discriminates”

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2013

Obamacare “discriminates”

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11/19/2013 at 8:15am
The insurance business would not be possible without some sort of “discrimination”—as in “the ability or power to see or make fine distinctions; discernment,” rather than “bigotry or other arbitrary distinctions.” Those with greater risk are usually charged higher than average premiums or are sometimes even refused coverage in the first place,…
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Bumper Stickers - Ithaca - Liz Bernie Barack

She’s got it all

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2013

She’s got it all

Bumper Stickers - Ithaca - Liz Bernie Barack
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11/19/2013 at 7:00am
Spotted in Ithaca. The sticker on the right, partially removed, says “Shut Vermont Yankee Now,” in reference to the nuclear power plant. She’s about to get her way, that is, if they can figure out how to shut it down.
 
Martin Bashir Sarah Palin

Martin Bashir apologizes for disgusting attack on Sarah Palin

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2013

Cesspool culture at MSNBC allows people like Bashir to float.

Martin Bashir apologizes for disgusting attack on Sarah Palin

Martin Bashir Sarah Palin
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11/18/2013 at 7:14pm
Martin Bashir said he hoped someone would shit and piss in Sarah Palin’s mouth. Seriously. The absurd logic was that because Palin compared the national debt to slavery, she deserved to be given a horrific slave torture. Many people, including the folks at Twitchy, debunked the notion that comparing indebtedness to slavery was unusual….
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tornado-tweet

Fake photos circulated to news outlets during Midwest tornadoes coverage

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2013

Fake photos circulated to news outlets during Midwest tornadoes coverage

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11/18/2013 at 5:40pm
(Featured photo: Tweet) Cutting through the clutter on Twitter during severe weather and other disasters in the midst of breaking news seems to be getting more and more difficult these days. As tornadoes struck the Midwest over the weekend, devastating towns and killing several people, there were unfortunately also the usual instances of…
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Presidential Turkey Pardon Political cartoon

Branco Cartoon – Stuff It

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Stuff It

Presidential Turkey Pardon Political cartoon
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11/18/2013 at 3:00pm
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
 
George Zimmerman domestic violence street overhead 11-18-2013

Reports: George Zimmerman arrested on domestic violence charge (Updates – 911 calls, Arrest Report)

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2013

Reports: George Zimmerman arrested on domestic violence charge (Updates – 911 calls, Arrest Report)

George Zimmerman domestic violence street overhead 11-18-2013
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11/18/2013 at 1:43pm
NOTE: 911 audio and Arrest Report at bottom of post Update: Here’s the Mug Shot and arrest confirmation: That’s the report from multiple media sources. Ironically, just a few days ago Lake Mary prosecutors decided not to charge Zimmerman after an indicent with his wife Shellie and her father in early September. George Zimmerman…
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