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In the mail: James O’Keefe’s Breakthrough

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

In the mail: James O’Keefe’s Breakthrough

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6/12/2013 at 5:49pm
I was pleased to receive a copy of James O’Keefe’s new book, Breakthrough — Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy. The book will formally be rolled out next week, but you can pre-order at Amazon. Leslie will be doing a full review of the book, hopefully by next week. The back…
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immigration cheat sheet

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

immigration cheat sheet

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6/12/2013 at 4:00pm
From Mickey Kaus: “Multiple triggers”/Legalization is immediate. DHS just  has to write border  “plan.”  The most any “triggers” can possibly do is delay green cards  and citizenship. “90 % effectiveness”/ If not reached, triggers only toothless commission. … Also: “90%  effectiveness”–as defined by DHS–is really more like 50%. “Pay back taxes”/ Only if already “assessed” by…
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Senate Hearing Live Coverage: Recent Leaks Likely Topic for NSA Director

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

Senate Hearing Live Coverage: Recent Leaks Likely Topic for NSA Director

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6/12/2013 at 2:13pm
NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander will testify today at a previously scheduled Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on enduring cybersecurity threats.  He is expected to face questions during the hearing concerning the recent leaks of details into the NSA’s phone surveillance activities. You can follow livestream video coverage beginning at 2pm EST; follow…
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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Speaks Exclusively to South China Morning Post

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Speaks Exclusively to South China Morning Post

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6/12/2013 at 12:53pm
Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked details about the National Security Agency’s surveillance program to the press, gave an exclusive interview Wednesday to the South China Morning Post. Through a series of articles that have been staggered throughout the day, Snowden tells the outlet that he intends to stay in…
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Mideast Media Sampler – 06/12/2013 – Richard Falk running the UNHRC Asylum

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 06/12/2013 – Richard Falk running the UNHRC Asylum

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6/12/2013 at 10:30am
1) How can you tell the difference between a terrorist organization and a liberal democracy? The title is a trick question. In international fora, the terrorist organization gets a lot more respect. Last week the Ireland led the way to prevent the European Union from designating Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Ireland is reportedly…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 3 All-Day Coverage

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 3 All-Day Coverage

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6/12/2013 at 9:05am
CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPREHENSIVE SUMMARY OF EVENTS FROM DAY 3 OF JURY SELECTION. Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Jury Selection Day Three live, all day, along with a separate end-of-day wrap-up post. To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida v. Zimmerman, click here to…
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How to lose 2016 in one easy amnesty bill

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

How to lose 2016 in one easy amnesty bill

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6/12/2013 at 8:41am
To say that there is disgust growing in the ranks is an understatement. If adults who broke the law to come here illegally get citizenship, it will be a spit in the face of millions of legal immigrants who followed the rules, and many millions more who wait patiently on the other…
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It’s 5:30 a.m. and a phone is ringing in Harper, Texas

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

It’s 5:30 a.m. and a phone is ringing in Harper, Texas

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6/12/2013 at 7:00am
At least we can be comfortable how it will be answered. From Danelle: 5:30 am Harper, Texas Came across this handpainted wall while dodging deer early this morning 20 miles south of Fredericksberg, Texas. Left El Paso at 9pm last night, still have a couple more hours before we get to College Station.
 

Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Two Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Two Wrap-Up

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6/11/2013 at 10:10pm
CLICK HERE FOR LIVE COVERAGE OF THE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 (Note: Link goes live when Court goes into session.) Today the Court continued its preliminary voir dire of prospective jurors, moving through 11 candidates before recessing right at 5PM.  As was the case yesterday, voir dire was limited in…
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Welcome government workers!

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

Welcome government workers!

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6/11/2013 at 8:36pm
Someone (a reader?) pointed me to a post at Small Dead Animals (a great blog, btw): Watchers 507 visits per day isn’t a lot for a blog, unless they’re from one particular entity: The American Spectator is under the watchful eye of the Obama Administration. Since January 1, 2013, federal government has been on…
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7-year old Pop-Tart gun offender loses first appeal

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

7-year old Pop-Tart gun offender loses first appeal

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6/11/2013 at 6:00pm
You may remember the story of the 7-year old disciplined for biting his Pop Tart into the shape of a gun at school, Maryland school offers counseling for students troubled by “pastry gun” incident. The evidence against the young lad was overwhelming and unimpeachable: The young perp has lost his first round of…
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ACLU Files Lawsuit Over NSA Phone Surveillance

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Over NSA Phone Surveillance

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6/11/2013 at 4:35pm
The ACLU has just filed a lawsuit challenging several in the Obama administration over its indiscriminate scooping up of phone records. From the ACLU’s website: In the wake of the past week’s revelations about the NSA’s unprecedented mass surveillance of phone calls, today the ACLU filed a lawsuit charging that the program violates…
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Five Clarifications We Can’t Ask of Edward Snowden

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

Five Clarifications We Can’t Ask of Edward Snowden

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6/11/2013 at 2:41pm
Edward Snowden, the now-former NSA contractor who leaked secret documents to The Washington Post and the Guardian, said he didn’t want to become the story.  “I don’t want public attention because I don’t want the story to be about me. I want it to be about what the US government is…
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Regardless of how Sup. Ct rules in Fisher, race-based affirmative action’s time has come and gone

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

Regardless of how Sup. Ct rules in Fisher, race-based affirmative action’s time has come and gone

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6/11/2013 at 11:22am
We will find out by the end of the month, maybe sooner, the Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. U. Texas and whether the Court further limits the use of race in college admissions. The main problem with affirmative action, particularly when there is competition for a limited number of slots be it…
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Zimmerman Jury Selection LIVE — All-Day Coverage

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

Zimmerman Jury Selection LIVE — All-Day Coverage

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6/11/2013 at 9:20am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Jury Selection Day Two live, all day, along with a separate end-of-day wrap-up post. To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida v. Zimmerman, click here to take a look at last night’s wrap-up post. As usual we will be…
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Turkish government cracks down on protesters, arrests lawyers (Updates)

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

We stand with the Turkish protesters

Turkish government cracks down on protesters, arrests lawyers (Updates)

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6/11/2013 at 8:45am
We’ve covered the Turkish protests extensively. To boil it down to basics, its Turks who value the country’s secular political history trying to slow down the steady Islamization of political institutions by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.  Legal Insurrection readers long have heard of Erdoğan’s dangerous antics and bullying towards Israel. Overnight there…
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Will the last sane person leaving Charlottesville

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

Will the last sane person leaving Charlottesville

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6/11/2013 at 7:00am
please wear this bumper sticker? From J: Is this the last sane person in Charlottesville, VA? (besides me, of course)