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Zimmerman Trial: Jury Charge and Verdict Watch LIVE

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2013

Zimmerman Trial: Jury Charge and Verdict Watch LIVE

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7/12/2013 at 2:02pm
All the closing arguments are now completed, and in a few moments the jury will be instructed, and then sent into deliberations. We will be covering the jury charge live here on streaming video, along with our usual twitter feed. Once the jury goes into deliberations, we will be prepared to…
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Zimmerman Defense Gives Evidence-Rich Closing, State Appeals to “Heart”

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2013

Zimmerman Defense Gives Evidence-Rich Closing, State Appeals to “Heart”

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7/12/2013 at 1:30pm
This morning saw the defense give its closing statement in Florida v. Zimmerman, the last opportunity for them to deliver their compelling narrative of innocence to the jury. And boy, did Mark O’Mara deliver. In a closing rich with evidence, facts, and the law, O’Mara focused the jury on their legal obligation…
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Chicago officially a joke as Blagojevich’s sister-in-law crowned for Aldermanic throne

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2013

Chicago officially a joke as Blagojevich’s sister-in-law crowned for Aldermanic throne

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7/12/2013 at 1:00pm
Liberal darling Robert Redford is planning a new documentary series on Chicago where he will showcase the city in all its glory. He will be filming the start of the freshwater sailing race, “Race to Mackinac,” but perhaps he ought to be training his cameras on a different race, although it’s…
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Racial Tension Zimmerman

Branco Cartoon – Fanning the Flames

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Fanning the Flames

Racial Tension Zimmerman
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7/12/2013 at 11:45am
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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to Resign, Will Head University of CA System

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2013

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to Resign, Will Head University of CA System

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7/12/2013 at 10:35am
This just in… From the LA Times: Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, is being named as the next president of the University of California system, in an unusual choice that brings a national-level politician to a position usually held by an academic, the Times has…
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Edward Snowden Will Seek Temporary Asylum in Russia, Meets with Human Rights Groups

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2013

Edward Snowden Will Seek Temporary Asylum in Russia, Meets with Human Rights Groups

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7/12/2013 at 10:04am
NSA leaker Edward Snowden met with human rights groups and lawyers today in the Sheremetyevo airport’s transit zone in Russia, where he made a statement indicating that he is seeking temporary political asylum in Russia while he pursues permanent asylum in a Latin American country. From USA Today: Edward Snowden, the alleged National…
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Zimmerman Trial: Defense’s Closing Argument LIVE

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Zimmerman Trial: Defense’s Closing Argument LIVE

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7/12/2013 at 8:30am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, below. This morning Mark O’Mara is to present the defense’s closing arguments, striving to raise at least as much reasonable…
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Zimmerman Final Jury Instructions

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2013

Zimmerman Final Jury Instructions

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7/12/2013 at 7:56am
The Court has released the final Jury Instructions that will be read to the jury this afternoon. For background on the argument leading up to the instructions, see Zimmerman Trial:  The Jury Instructions. If Zimmerman wins, these sections of the Instructions likely will be decisive (full Instructions embedded at bottom of post): JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE The…
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Taxpayer-funded Clinton library hosts pantsuit exhibition

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2013

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Taxpayer-funded Clinton library hosts pantsuit exhibition

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7/12/2013 at 7:00am
This week, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, is hosting an exhibition of pantsuits and other designs by fashion designer and close friend to the Clintons, Oscar de la Renta. De la Renta’s teal pantsuit design was one of the iconic Hillary looks — one that some might…
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State’s Closing Argument: Two Hours of Raising Doubt

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

State’s Closing Argument: Two Hours of Raising Doubt

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7/11/2013 at 8:10pm
NOTE:  Streaming video of the entirety of the State’s closing argument is provided at the bottom of this post. Today, the State presented their closing argument to the jury in the matter of Florida v. Zimmerman. After 14 months of investigation and discovery, weeks of pre-trial hearings, weeks more of trial testimony,…
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Is USA indirectly arming Hezbollah?

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 07/11/2013

Is USA indirectly arming Hezbollah?

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7/11/2013 at 6:45pm
1) Where did Hezbollah get American arms Last month Lee Smith attempted to clarify if the administration had sent army to the Syrian rebels as it said it would, or not. All he (or anyone) got was studied ambiguity: In fact, it’s still not clear what the White House is doing. In a…
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DEF CON Hacking Conference Organizer Asks Feds to Stay Home This Year

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

DEF CON Hacking Conference Organizer Asks Feds to Stay Home This Year

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7/11/2013 at 3:30pm
The main organizer of the annual DEF CON conference – an event for hackers, security professionals and subject academics – has asked that federal employees stay home this year, in the wake of recent revelations and lingering questions about the domestic surveillance policies of the National Security Agency. From the DEF CON…
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Zimmerman Trial: Watch State’s Closing Argument LIVE

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

Zimmerman Trial: Watch State’s Closing Argument LIVE

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7/11/2013 at 1:30pm
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, below. The State is scheduled to begin its closing argument at 1:30PM today, and the defense tomorrow morning. By tomorrow…
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Zimmerman Trial: The Jury Instructions

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Zimmerman Trial: The Jury Instructions

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7/11/2013 at 1:02pm
Breaking:  Charge on Murder 3/Child Abuse is denied by Judge Nelson This morning the Court in Florida v. Zimmerman conducted a hearing to finalize the instructions that will guide the jury on arriving at a verdict. While some of the instructions were long-expected and raised little debate, others could only be described…
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Immigration reform “toast” due to citizenship issue?

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

Immigration reform “toast” due to citizenship issue?

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7/11/2013 at 11:15am
I have long predicted that the central, yet in some ways least debated, issue in the Gang of 8 bill was the pathway to citizenship. There was unanimity on the Democratic side, but not on the Republican side.  Democrats repeatedly threw down the gauntlet that no citizenship, no deal. It appears that “immigration…
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Breaking – State moves to charge Zimmerman with 3d Degree Murder based on Aggravated Child Abuse (Update – Judge will NOT charge)

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

Breaking – State moves to charge Zimmerman with 3d Degree Murder based on Aggravated Child Abuse (Update – Judge will NOT charge)

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7/11/2013 at 10:37am
As expected, the Judge in the George Zimmerman case ruled that in addition to Second Degree Murder, she will instruct the jury on the lesser included offense of Manslaughter, as required by Florida case law. In a surprise move this morning, the prosecution asked the Judge to drop the Aggravated Assault charge…
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Zimmerman Trial Day 13: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Closing Argument

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day 13: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Closing Argument

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7/11/2013 at 8:55am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, below. This morning is the charging conference, in which the State and defense will argue about the specific charges on…
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