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Gov. Deval Patrick runs interference for Elizabeth Warren on false Cherokee claim

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2012

Gov. Deval Patrick runs interference for Elizabeth Warren on false Cherokee claim

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5/30/2012 at 8:36pm
This is beyond bizarre.  I had heard about Deval Patrick saying something about how the people of Massachusetts don’t care about Elizabeth Warren’s false claim of Cherokee heritage, but until I saw this video (via Michael Patrick Leahy), I didn’t realize just how bad the press conference was. There is something seriously wrong…
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Network shamelessly produces campaign advertisement

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2012

Network shamelessly produces campaign advertisement

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5/30/2012 at 6:19pm
Here it is: (What’s fair now is fair, so save the phony outrage)
 

SWATing finally gets television coverage

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2012

SWATing finally gets television coverage

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5/30/2012 at 4:20pm
And of course, it’s on Fox News only so far. Via The Right Scoop: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Michelle Malkin collects sources for news today. Hans Bader has a legal analysis.
 

New Marquette poll shows Walker up 7

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2012

New Marquette poll shows Walker up 7

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5/30/2012 at 2:35pm
Don’t get cocky, as he says, but a new Marquette poll shows Scott Walker up 7 over Tom Barrett: A new Marquette Law School poll finds Governor Scott Walker with 52 percent to Mayor Tom Barrett with 45 percent among 600 likely voters in next week’s recall election. That lead falls slightly…
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Elizabeth Warren’s biggest whopper of them all

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2012

Elizabeth Warren’s biggest whopper of them all

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5/30/2012 at 11:52am
There is something frighteningly Obama-like in Elizabeth Warren’s self-descriptions.  Warren paints a personal narrative of rising from poverty and being the descendant of the brutalized Cherokee tribe, when in reality neither was true (and irony of ironies, she’s the descendant of someone who likely brutalized the Cherokee). Her academic work carried forward the victim…
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How does Cruz win over some Dewhurst supporters

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2012

How does Cruz win over some Dewhurst supporters

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5/30/2012 at 9:59am
Despite being vastly outspent and having the Republican establishment in Texas against him, Ted Cruz lost to David Dewhurst by only 10 points.  That’s a far closer match-up than most polls were predicting.  Just a couple of months ago Dewhurst was up by a factor of 2-3 times the ultimate margin. That’s…
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Warning sign

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2012

Warning sign

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5/30/2012 at 8:45am
Aaron Walker sent this photo to me on Sunday, spotted on a Dodge Charger: That same day, as Patterico documents, Brett Kimberlin obtained a warrant for Walker’s arrest based on violating a prior Peace Order by blogging about Kimberlin (which, as David Hogberg wrote, triggered a “Google Alert” which Kimberlin claimed was…
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Hundreds of Cherokees form new group to challenge Elizabeth Warren

Posted by  ▪  May 30, 2012

Hundreds of Cherokees form new group to challenge Elizabeth Warren

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5/30/2012 at 6:45am
A new group of over 150 Cherokees and growing has formed with the purpose of forcing Elizabeth Warren to give up her false claim to Cherokee heritage. The group has a new blog, Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren, and corresponding Facebook page: Mission Statement Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren is a group of authentic Cherokees…
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Kimberlin-Walker court hearing — what happened

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2012

Kimberlin-Walker court hearing — what happened

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5/29/2012 at 11:07pm
David Hogberg of IBD was in the courtroom today, and his account shows a judge with a misunderstanding of how the internet — particularly Google Alerts — works, and a defendant (Walker) who never should have represented himself. Here is an excerpt, read the whole thing: This was the second peace order that…
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Texas primary results

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2012

Texas primary results

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5/29/2012 at 7:28pm
Overnight question: Since Dewhurst came close to a majority in a crowded field, what is Cruz’s path to victory in a run-off? % Reporting 99.61 David Dewhurst – 44.59 Ted Cruz – 34.23 Tom Leppert – 13.33 According to @AP, the Republican #txsen race will go to a runoff between @DavidHDewhurst and @tedcruz. #txprimary — Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) May…
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He likes to push that drone button

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2012

He likes to push that drone button

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5/29/2012 at 3:53pm
The NY Times has a lengthy article about how Obama personally is directing and approving targeted drone strikes with great frequency.  The article appears to be rich in cooperation from the administration, suggesting it is part of Obama’s image making and part of the “He got bin Laden” campaign strategy. But the…
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Fare thee well!

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2012

Fare thee well!

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5/29/2012 at 2:21pm
Dear LI Readers, The time has come for me to bid you adieu. After 1.5 years and roughly 300 posts, I am discontinuing my role as a contributor to Legal Insurrection. Recent events suggest that I am beginning a new phase of my life: I just got engaged, I’ve graduated from school,…
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What’s going on in Maryland?

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2012

What’s going on in Maryland?

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5/29/2012 at 1:30pm
End of day status:  According to the most recent update to McCain’s post, Walker was released and was charged with “incitement.”  I’ll have to find out more specifically what the charge is, but if there has been any criminal charge, it’s pretty outrageous. I cant say more until I talk to my…
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Things you may have missed this long weekend

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2012

Things you may have missed this long weekend

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5/29/2012 at 11:30am
Considering that it was a long holiday weekend which pretty much started at lunchtime on Friday, it was very active here. In case you missed any of them: Remembering Lt. Roslyn Schulte A strange sense of responsibility, now and then Boston Globe deep sixes article criticising Elizabeth Warren Dear Wisconsin Republicans: Take nothing for granted When Elizabeth…
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Slap on wrist for prosecutors who changed history by wrongfully convicting Ted Stevens

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2012

Slap on wrist for prosecutors who changed history by wrongfully convicting Ted Stevens

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5/29/2012 at 10:12am
I’ve written before about the wrongful conviction of the late Alaska Senator Ted Stevens just before the 2008 election, and how it changed history: So many things had to go wrong for Obamacare to evade a Senate filibuster.  Arlen Specter had to switch parties.  Al Franken had to pull out a slight victory. …
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Will Mass Dems risk clearing field for Elizabeth Warren at convention Saturday?

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2012

Will Mass Dems risk clearing field for Elizabeth Warren at convention Saturday?

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5/29/2012 at 8:50am
Saturday, June 2, is the Massachusetts Democratic Convention.  Elizabeth Warren and Marisa DeFranco each need to obtain 15% of the vote at the convention to be on the September 6 primary ballot. There is a move afoot to keep DeFranco off the ballot to clear the path for Warren, but will Democrats…
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Harpy

Posted by  ▪  May 29, 2012

Harpy

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5/29/2012 at 7:00am
From reader @surmesa: “Good Intentions” in Bismarck, ND (Harpist, miniVan, trailer hitch, bumper damage at right…. all fits – Accept, Cope, Obey). Guessing the Kerry-Edwards sticker has been removed after jury started deliberations. Seen in Bismarck, ND, week of 5/21/2012