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Friday Night Links

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2014

Friday Night Links

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6/27/2014 at 7:40pm
Some links from around the web for your Friday evening reading. “I didn’t do it for attention for myself. I did it for attention for the troops”…from Today.com, First-class move: Amy Adams gives up seat to serviceman on flight Ohhhh my…via HotAir, Gun control advocates feature kids playing with sex toys Well, it’s an…
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Grassroots innovation still matters in a world gone digital

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2014

Elections are changing the way we campaign–it’s time we adapt, or suffer the consequences.

Grassroots innovation still matters in a world gone digital

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6/27/2014 at 6:01pm
It’s time for Republicans to step up their ground game. In 2010, nobody doubted that the key to victory was the enormous amount of grassroots support given to candidates like Ted Cruz, who came from behind to whollop well-funded incumbents in important statewide races. In 2012, enthusiasm waned in the wake…
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Shocking Audio of Race-Baiting Ads Used In #MSSEN Race

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2014

Racially charged ads played on African-American community radio stations in Mississippi

Shocking Audio of Race-Baiting Ads Used In #MSSEN Race

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6/27/2014 at 4:02pm
The Daily Mail has obtained three racially-charged radio ads placed by organizations that worked to help incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) stage his come from behind run-off victory this week. [The ads] claimed that supporters of conservative McDaniel had connections to the Ku Klux Klan and that McDaniel had a ‘racist…
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Flood of Children at Southern U.S. Border Getting Worse

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2014

Border patrol agents getting sick, illegals say “Obama will let us go”

Flood of Children at Southern U.S. Border Getting Worse

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6/27/2014 at 2:30pm
Reports from the United States’ southern border continue to worsen as thousands of illegal, unaccompanied minors are flooding through from Mexico. More than 52,000 children have entered the country illegally in recent months, many of them coming into the U.S. through South Texas. Former Zapata County Sheriff Gonzales, who now works…
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One Way Florida’s “Warning Shot” Bill Could Help Marissa Alexander

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2014

Changes to Florida’s “10-20-Life” law open door to sentencing discretion in cases of aggravated assault.

One Way Florida’s “Warning Shot” Bill Could Help Marissa Alexander

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6/27/2014 at 1:00pm
A couple of days ago I posted up a piece re: Florida’s passage of its “warning shot” bill and the prospects for that bill helping the case of Marissa Alexander. Florida’s just-signed “warning shot” law unlikely to help Marissa Alexander I neglected, however, to point out one particular facet of Florida’s new law…
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Attorney Mark Mayfield commits suicide in Mississippi

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2014

Implicated in video taping of Thad Cochran’s wife, but his alleged role and the legal theory never were clear.

Attorney Mark Mayfield commits suicide in Mississippi

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6/27/2014 at 11:17am
The Clarion-Ledger reports: Sources have confirmed that attorney Mark Mayfield has committed suicide. Mayfield, vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, and is one of the three men charged with conspiring with Clayton Kelly to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife in her nursing home and create a political video against Cochran. It…
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IRS Commissioner: ‘My goal is to help restore people’s faith in IRS’

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2014

IRS commissioner answers questions from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

IRS Commissioner: ‘My goal is to help restore people’s faith in IRS’

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6/27/2014 at 9:30am
IRS commissioner John Koskinen appeared on CNN Thursday with Wolf Blitzer, where he answered questions about the ongoing IRS scandal. From CNN: The embattled head of the Internal Revenue Service blames faulty technology for what he called serious problems under investigation by Congress, the Justice Department and the Treasury inspector general. John Koskinen told…
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I’m a Republican because our leaders win primaries with Democratic votes

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2014

(Reader Poll)

I’m a Republican because our leaders win primaries with Democratic votes

https://legalinsurrection.com/2012/09/if-theres-anything-left/
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6/27/2014 at 8:15am
The title sounds absurd, doesn’t it? Absurd as in your Republican Party circa 2014, where winning at any cost is the operative strategy. Not winning against Democrats at any cost — no that would be mean. Winning at any cost in the Republican Party means winning against Tea Party and conservative challengers in Republican…
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Israel Names Suspects in Abduction of Teens (#EyalGiladNaftali #BringOurBoysHome)

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2014

Two Hamas members. The mother of one suspect is proud of her son.

Israel Names Suspects in Abduction of Teens (#EyalGiladNaftali #BringOurBoysHome)

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6/27/2014 at 6:50am
Thursday, Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet, released the names of two suspects in the abduction of Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Fraenkel two weeks ago. The suspects were said to have disappeared prior to the abductions. The two kidnappers are Amer Abu Aysha, a 32 year old locksmith who…
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Terrorism Victims Take Innovative Approach Against Offending Nations

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2014

Civil rights attorneys find new ways to stick it to state sponsors of terrorism.

Terrorism Victims Take Innovative Approach Against Offending Nations

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6/26/2014 at 7:29pm
A group of terrorism victims is seeking unsatisfied court judgements. How do they plan to obtain the cash they were awarded? By taking over Iran’s internet. At the helm are Israeli civil rights attorney, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner and Robert Tolchin of New York. Darshan-Leitner has won over  $1-billion in judgments, frozen more than $600-million in terrorist assets…
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‘Dead Broke’ Hillary’s Book Not Doing Well

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2014

Sales of Hillary Clinton’s book have dropped dramatically in second week

‘Dead Broke’ Hillary’s Book Not Doing Well

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6/26/2014 at 5:15pm
The Hillary-For-President bandwagon lost a couple of wheels over the last several weeks. Now another one is coming loose. Sales of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new memoir, “Hard Choices,” declined 43.5 percent to 48,000 copies in its second week on the shelves, according to Nielsen BookScan. The sales figures put pressure on the…
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Prosecutors back off Scott Walker: Not target, no evidence of crime

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2014

Democratic challenger Mary Burke releases attack ad repeating accusations that prosecutors just disavowed

Prosecutors back off Scott Walker: Not target, no evidence of crime

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6/26/2014 at 3:39pm
After a week of complete media malpractice, in which scurrilous accusations that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker participated in a “criminal scheme” were plastered all over the headlines, a lead prosecutor has completely backed off. The Wisconsin State Journal reports, Scott Walker not a target, John Doe special prosecutor says: Randall Crocker, the lawyer…
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De Blasio Big Gulp

Good News! Big Gulps Are Okay Again In New York City

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2014

Bloomberg’s soda ban is out. What’s DeBlasio’s next move?

Good News! Big Gulps Are Okay Again In New York City

De Blasio Big Gulp
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6/26/2014 at 3:00pm
Gigantic soda lovers, rejoice! It is safe to go back to New York City again. The nanny-esque “Big Gulp ban” instituted by former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been dealt a death blow by the state’s highest court. The NY State Court of Appeals ruled today that the NYC health…
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Branco Cartoon – Shrink Wrapper

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Shrink Wrapper

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6/26/2014 at 12:45pm
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SCOTUS: Your NLRB Recess Appointments are Invalid, Mr. President

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2014

The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that President Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB are invalid.

SCOTUS: Your NLRB Recess Appointments are Invalid, Mr. President

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6/26/2014 at 12:40pm
Last year, Noel Canning asked the Supreme Court to determine the validity of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. Those appointments went through during a very short recess that occurred between two pro forma sessions of the United States Senate. Canning argued that the 3 day recess…
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Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down Free Speech “Buffer Zones”

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2014

First Amendment upheld against Massachusetts law involving abortion clinic protests

Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down Free Speech “Buffer Zones”

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6/26/2014 at 11:30am
While the long-awaited Hobby Lobby decision won’t come until next week, the United States Supreme Court did issue a couple interesting rulings today. In yet another unanimous decision this session, the Court reversed the First Circuit Court decision in McCullen v. Coakley. At issue in McCullen v. Coakley was whether the…
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Montana health department breach compromised personal info of 1.3 million people

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2014

Officials say however, “no knowledge that information on the server was used inappropriately, or was even accessed”

Montana health department breach compromised personal info of 1.3 million people

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6/26/2014 at 10:00am
Officials in Montana said Tuesday that they are notifying more than a million individuals that their personal information may have been compromised after it was recently discovered that a state health department server was hacked. From Reuters: A data security breach of Montana’s state health records has compromised the Social Security numbers and…
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