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Obama Polling Below Bush at Same Point in Presidency

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2014

How far the mighty have fallen.

In a matter of six years, Obama has earned a higher negative rating than George W. Bush had at the same point in his presidency. It should be noted that Obama has managed to reach these new lows in polling despite a tremendous amount of help from the media, an advantage that…
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WATCH: John McCain Dresses Down Jay Carney over Obama’s Syria and Iraq failures

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2014

“Facts are stubborn things,” Mr. Carney.

Barack Obama’s address to the nation regarding the threat of ISIS was met with both cautious optimism and unbridled mockery from pundits on both sides of the aisle. No one was more optimistic than CNN’s latest hire, former Obama Administration press secretary Jay Carney. Unfortunately for Carney, however, CNN had also invited…
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9/11 +13

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2014

Memory

For my thoughts, see my post in 2012, 9/11/01 and Memory. This audio still is what I remember the most. It was Melissa Harrington Hughes: The message was for her husband: Melissa Harrington Hughes, Floor 101 Melissa, 31, was only in New York for one day to oversee her software firm’s merger. She made a tearful…
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LIVE UPDATES: Obama Addresses ISIS Threat

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

Liveblog begins at 9 pm ET/8 pm CST

You can watch the full address here. President Obama addressed the nation tonight in response to growing concerns regarding the ability of the Islamic State (“ISIS”) to threaten American interests. President Obama came out of the gate on defense: Bin Laden reference within 30 seconds. Defensive move.— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) September 11,…
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Pro-Israel Ohio U. student arrested for reading Legal Insurrection blog post out loud during protest (#ousenate)

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

Protests erupt at Ohio Univ Senate meeting over President’s “blood bucket challenge” — President has protesters arrested.

[Featured Image credit: Kaitlin Owens video] [Note: The title of this post and Featured Image were changed once I obtained the video which demonstrated that the student leader arrested was reading a Legal Insurrection blog post when arrested.] We previously covered how Meghan Marzec, the President of the Ohio University student Senate, hijacked…
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Marine Still Stuck in Mexican Prison after Court Hearing

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is still fighting for his release.

Yesterday, the Mexican judicial system held its third hearing in the case of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. The federal prosecutor and Tahmooressi’s defense attorney, Fernando Benitez, presented selected clips of surveillance footage taken from 18 security cameras showing Tahmooressi’s entry into Mexico and arrest on March 31. The Marine reservist was not…
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Leslie’s Top 10 Posts of College Insurrection’s Sophomore Year

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

College Insurrection: a Musical Celebration

As Aleister noted yesterday, College Insurrection is celebrating its second anniversary of conservative reporting on the progressive antics taking place on American college campuses. I thought a musical tribute might be be the best way to celebrate. Happy Birthday! In no particular order, here are my Top 10 posts from the 2013-2014 academic…
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Even NOW has doubts about Wendy Davis’ chances

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

It sure looks that way.

We previously noted that Wendy Davis struggled with female support in her bid to defeat Greg Abbott. The most recent polling shows the two more or less even among women — not good enough for Davis to have any chance of winning. Davis’ September Abortion Surprise seems to be having little effect. National Organization…
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For Rick Perry, the Clock is the Enemy

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

The clock is ticking in the race to the White House, and the indictment lingers.

Defense attorneys have filed a motion to quash and dismiss the indictment of Rick Perry, once again bringing into focus the divisive nature of the charges filed against the Texas Governor. According to the motion, Perry’s lawyers are banking on the illegal nature of the indictment itself, saying that “[c]ontinued prosecution of…
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AFSCME: “We have a score to settle with Scott Walker”

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

We have all been here before, we have all been here before.

We have seen this picture before in the Wisconsin’s union-induced long strange trip during the 2012 Recall Election: Police insurrections.  Palace guards.  Catch a Senator contests.  Doctors behaving badly.  Massive national solidarity protests which weren’t.  Identity theft as political theater.  Shark jumping.  Legislators who run away to other states.  Bus bang bangs.  Protesters…
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Wait, what? Planned Parenthood opposes over-the-counter birth control proposal

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

Planned Parenthood isn’t protecting women. It’s protecting its own revenue stream and Democrats.

Last week, Planned Parenthood announced its opposition to Republican proposals to make contraceptives available as over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Let me paraphrase Planned Parenthood’s three points of opposition: 1) The expanded access to birth control is being offered by Republicans. Republicans hate women. Ergo, vote for Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO). Planned Parenthood claims that GOP…
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Mitt Romney Meme Right About Everything

What might Mitt Romney be up to?

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

And do we care?

Those of you who couldn’t stand him in 2012 probably just wish he’d go away. The most important thing is this: he’s almost certainly not running again, unless no other candidate emerges and people beg him, absolutely plead with him to run in 2016. My reading of Romney is…
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Senate Dems Bear Down on Attacking Free Speech

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

30 hours and counting for debate on SJR 19…

Yesterday was another heated day on the floor of the Senate, as Republicans took to the podium to lambaste SJR 19, Democrats’ latest effort to control the content and flow of political speech in America. As we discussed Monday, SJR 19 proposes a Constitutional amendment that would give Congress the right…
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Detroit Front-Porch Shooter Gets 17 to 32 Year Sentence

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2014

The 55-year-old Wafer will be at least 72 years of age before being eligible for parole

Theodore Wafer, the Detroit-area man convicted of second degree murder for the shogun killing of a very drunk Renisha McBride on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013, has been sentenced to 17 to 32 years in prison, according to a report by the Indiana Gazette. We covered…
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Dem Congressman Attacks “Conservative” Dems on Immigration

Posted by  ▪  September 9, 2014

Blue-on-Blue Fights are so interesting.

When it comes to red-meat quotes on immigration and calls for President Obama to use Executive Orders to bypass Congress and grant amnesty to millions, news networks know there is one go-to guy: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL). Just last year, he urged caution and bipartisanship. Not anymore. Yesterday, Gutierrez expanded his political enemies…
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Human Rights Expert: UN is “Leading Global Purveyor of Anti-Semitism”

Posted by  ▪  September 9, 2014

Anne Bayefsky makes the case against the United Nations

Yesterday leading human rights expert Anne Bayefsky made the case (video embedded below) that the United Nations (UN) is the “leading global purveyor of anti-Semitism.” Although her speech was given on UN property it was not sponsored by the UN as The Times of Israel reports: On the third floor of the…
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Scott Walker John Doe Probe

Was Prosecutor’s union-operative wife behind “John Doe” investigation of Scott Walker?

Posted by  ▪  September 9, 2014

Blockbuster revelation by someone who worked in the prosecutor’s office.

We have covered the onslaught unleashed by Democratic District Attorney John Chisholm on Governor Scott Walker and conservatives in Wisconsin many, many times. We note the obsessive nature of the investigation, and how it seemed that Chisholm found the man – Scott Walker — and was searching for the crime. In a blockbuster…
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