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AACONS Interviews William A. Jacobson and Gov. Christine Todd Whitman

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2015

AACONS sits down with William A. Jacobson and Gov. Christine Todd Whitman to discuss the news of the day.

AACONS Interviews William A. Jacobson and Gov. Christine Todd Whitman

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3/20/2015 at 7:00am
William A. Jacobson is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell University, as well founder of LegalInsurrection.com, which won the 2012 Most Underrated Blog CPAC award, the 2014 CPAC Blogger of the Year award, and has been described by Rush Limbaugh as, “a great…
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An Israeli’s view of the elections

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2015

“Let the haters hate. Am Yisrael Chai!”

An Israeli’s view of the elections

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3/19/2015 at 8:00pm
In case you missed the latest news, the final results of the Israeli elections are in, and here are the numbers: Likud (Netanyahu): 30 Zionist Union (Yitzchak Herzog): 24 Joint Arab List: 13 Yesh Atid (Yair Lapid): 11 Kulanu (Moshe Kachlon): 10 Bayit Yehudi (Naftali Bennett): 8 Shas (Sephardi haredim): 7 Yisrael Beitenu (Avigdor Liberman): 6 United Torah Judaism (Ashkenazi…
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John McCain torches Dick Durbin over “back of the bus” comment

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2015

Epic burn!

John McCain torches Dick Durbin over “back of the bus” comment

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3/19/2015 at 6:30pm
Yesterday, Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin took to the floor of the senate and accused the Republican caucus of institutional racism over the postponement of a vote confirming Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general. John McCain was not having it. Today, Senator McCain used his time on the floor to slice…
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Branco Cartoon – Wheeler Peace Dealer

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2015

Excuse me, is that a nuke in your pocket or….

Branco Cartoon – Wheeler Peace Dealer

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3/19/2015 at 5:15pm
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Racism lives in Austin’s anti-gentrification movement

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2015

Never let a crisis go to waste, right?

Racism lives in Austin’s anti-gentrification movement

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3/19/2015 at 3:55pm
Officials in Austin, Texas are running defense over several acts of vandalism against businesses in the “gentrified” areas of the growing city. Yesterday morning, shop owners came in to find that their businesses had been branded with stickers bearing the Austin city seal proclaiming that the premises were “exclusively for white…
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Media distorts Bibi’s statements, then claims he’s walking them back

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2015

Obama admin threats to teach Israel a lesson based on distortion.

Media distorts Bibi’s statements, then claims he’s walking them back

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3/19/2015 at 2:00pm
The distortion of Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-election statements on a two-state solution and Arab voting was a classic Obama and media distortion. If you take the actual text of Netanyahu said, he never ruled out a two-state solution and never discouraged Arab voting. But those were the headlines and the foaming-at-the mouth hyperbole,…
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Medicinal marijuana… for pets?

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2015

‘Pot for pets’

Medicinal marijuana… for pets?

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3/19/2015 at 1:00pm
Though the War on Drugs rages on, Nevada pets might be catching a break. Earlier this week, Democratic Senator Tick Segerblom introduced legislation that would further decriminalize marijuana usage in the state of Nevada. Among SB372’s many provisions is ‘pot for pets.’ Pot for pets would allow pet owners to obtain medicinal…
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What if Obama could do Gitmo all over again?

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2015

He’d close Gitmo on day 1, of course

What if Obama could do Gitmo all over again?

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3/19/2015 at 11:30am
At a speech to the City Club of Cleveland yesterday afternoon, President Obama summoned once again the hobgoblin of his presidency: Guantanamo Bay. During a Q&A session the President revealed that, if he could start his presidency over, with perfect hindsight, he would close Gitmo on day one. Who does he…
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Not outraged over Scott Walker and Liz Mair

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2015

I’m more interested in Walker’s accomplishments and policies than in staffing issues.

Not outraged over Scott Walker and Liz Mair

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3/19/2015 at 10:00am
I don’t know Liz Mair. I had heard her name before, and apparently she is friends with a lot of conservative bloggers who speak highly of her. Mair was hired by Scott Walker’s nascent presidential PAC to handle communications. Then it came out that Mair trashed the Iowa caucuses and arguably some Iowa…
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Boko Haram takes hit in northern Nigeria

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2015

Damasask liberated

Boko Haram takes hit in northern Nigeria

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3/19/2015 at 8:30am
Boko Haram is still burning its way through west central Africa, but a multistate coalition is slowly finding ways to fight back. Reports are just now surfacing that over the weekend, soldiers from Niger and Chad retook the city of Damasask from Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram. The push was part…
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Spite is now U.S. policy towards Israel

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2015

Krauthammer: It’s clear that Obama loathes Netanyahu.

Spite is now U.S. policy towards Israel

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3/19/2015 at 7:00am
Last night on Special Report with Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer offered a frank assessment of how Obama views Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. From National Review: Krauthammer’s Take: ‘It’s Clear that Obama Loathes Netanyahu More than Any Other World Leader’ “This was an election between Bibi and Obama — that was on t…
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For Jews in Sweden, “this is not living”

Posted by  ▪  March 18, 2015

Radical Islamists threaten violence, while BDS intimidates door-to-door.

For Jews in Sweden, “this is not living”

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3/18/2015 at 9:01pm
In August 2013, we noted that Jews in Europe past their expiration date, based on the superb article You Only Live Twice by Michel Gurfinkiel in Mosaic Magazine: There is no future left for Jewish communities in Europe. That’s the inescapable conclusion of You Only Live Twice by Michel Gurfinkiel in Mosaic Magazine. The…
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WATCH: CBS host accuses DJ Jay Smooth of trying to act black

Posted by  ▪  March 18, 2015

“I’m actually black”

WATCH: CBS host accuses DJ Jay Smooth of trying to act black

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3/18/2015 at 7:16pm
This might be the most deliciously awkward thing I’ve ever witnessed on cable news. Although Lawrence O’Donnell pretending to be a Boston southie and challenging Tag Romney to a fight is still at the top of that list. Yesterday, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes discussed Starbucks’ disastrous social justice campaign — ‘Race Together.’…
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House Passes Bill Targeting EPA’s “Weird Science”

Posted by  ▪  March 18, 2015

The EPA has become a bureaucratic Frankenstein Monster.

House Passes Bill Targeting EPA’s “Weird Science”

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3/18/2015 at 5:30pm
It looks like the “luck of the Irish” continues today. Last week, I reported the US House of Representatives was poised to vote on H.R. 1030, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015. The purpose of this legislation is “to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or…
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Obama Administration Sets Record for Most Censorship…Ever

Posted by  ▪  March 18, 2015

Happy Sunshine Week!

Obama Administration Sets Record for Most Censorship…Ever

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3/18/2015 at 4:17pm
So much for The Most Open and Transparent Administration in the History of the World©.” Analysis by the Associated Press shows that last year the Obama Administration set a new record for either denying access to or censoring government documents when responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. From the AP: The…
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Oops? Pentagon “misplaces” military equipment in Yemen

Posted by  ▪  March 18, 2015

“We have to assume it’s completely compromised and gone”

Oops? Pentagon “misplaces” military equipment in Yemen

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3/18/2015 at 2:41pm
Earlier this year, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels evolved from regional threat into formidable occupation force. They moved out of their strongholds in north Yemen to threaten, menace, and finally occupy the capital city of Sana’a. Conditions deteriorated to the point where the U.S. embassy was forced to evacuate; reports quickly surfaced that…
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Durbin pulls race card on Senate Republicans (#JVTA)

Posted by  ▪  March 18, 2015

It’s getting boring, Dick.

Durbin pulls race card on Senate Republicans (#JVTA)

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3/18/2015 at 1:10pm
Rosa Parks. Loretta Lynch. To Senate Democrat Dick Durbin, they’re one in the same. Durbin took to the floor of the Senate today to lash out against Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the delayed confirmation vote for Attorney General candidate Loretta Lynch. Republicans are blocking the vote until two more…
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