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Man Killed by FBI Implicated Self, Boston Bomber in 2011 Triple Homicide

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

Man Killed by FBI Implicated Self, Boston Bomber in 2011 Triple Homicide

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5/22/2013 at 8:53pm
The FBI said early Wednesday that it was reviewing a fatal shooting incident in Orlando, Florida in which an individual being questioned by law enforcement in connection with the Boston bombings and an unsolved 2011 triple homicide had engaged in a “violent confrontation” with law enforcement personnel. Just prior to being killed,…
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Nanny gets Nasty: “Taxi King” says Bloomberg threatened to destroy him after leaves office

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

All because the Mayor didn’t get his way on a court case over his plan for ergonomic and posh cabs

Nanny gets Nasty: “Taxi King” says Bloomberg threatened to destroy him after leaves office

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5/22/2013 at 4:50pm
Via The NY Post, Mike unleashes a ‘hail’ storm: Mayor Bloomberg went on a spitting-mad rant against a city cab-fleet boss who won a court victory over Hizzoner’s planned “Taxi of Tomorrow” — vowing to “destroy your f–king industry” when he leaves office, The Post has learned. A fuming Bloomberg made the threat…
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Beheading of British soldier in South London reminiscent of Syrian bloodletting

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

“they were hacking at this poor guy, we thought they were trying to remove organs from him”

Beheading of British soldier in South London reminiscent of Syrian bloodletting

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5/22/2013 at 3:03pm
It will be easy — and likely correct — to assert that this is another Islamic terrorist attack. But I think it is more than that. This is what we see in Syria. A very up close and personal bloodletting and then triumphal braggadocio. Like the Syrian rebel fighter who ate his enemy’s…
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Is NYC Ready to Give Anthony Weiner a Second Chance?

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

Is NYC Ready to Give Anthony Weiner a Second Chance?

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5/22/2013 at 1:45pm
Former representative Anthony Weiner, who resigned in disgrace in 2011 after lying about sending illicit sexting messages to a number of women, has formally announced his candidacy for Mayor of New York. Weiner did so by way of a video that was posted in the early hours of the morning. “Look, I made…
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Are we distracted by scandals while Democrats walk away with the immigration amnesty prize?

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

Are we distracted by scandals while Democrats walk away with the immigration amnesty prize?

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5/22/2013 at 12:17pm
I received an insightful email from reader Karen Sacandy: Dear Professor Jacobson: I’m among your many grateful readers, but at this time, the Democrats are like Thomas Crown in the flick, “The Thomas Crown Affair,” who created a distraction over here, while over there, he was stealing a multimillion dollar painting. But in this…
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House IRS hearings live streaming — Lois Lerner to plead 5th

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

House IRS hearings live streaming — Lois Lerner to plead 5th

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5/22/2013 at 10:10am
Some great opening statements. Will embed videos when available. [Hearings now adjourned] The moment when she invokes 5th Amendment: https://twitter.com/DavidMDrucker/status/337210860441329666 Lerner full appearance: After she gave an opening statement and defended herself, Lerner refused to testify and was dismissed from the hearing: And they want the #IRS to enforce #Obamacare? twitpic.com/csfo8t— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) May…
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WaPo looks closely at the Obama administration … but not too closely

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

WaPo looks closely at the Obama administration … but not too closely

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5/22/2013 at 9:45am
Recently, there has been an interesting string of editorials in the Washington Post. (I’ll limit this to the discussion of unsigned editorials, not op-eds.) .@ejdionne has it exactly backward. This is not a crisis of democracy, it’s a crisis of authority. washingtonpost.com/opinions/ej-di…— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) May 20, 2013 On May 17, the editors hoped,…
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California Tea Party Files Class Action Lawsuit Against IRS

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

California Tea Party Files Class Action Lawsuit Against IRS

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5/22/2013 at 8:15am
This post is dedicated to all the Legal Insurrection readers ready to give up on California! As Tea Party groups stage successful rallies at Internal Revenue Service offices nationwide, one California organization is staging a frontal assault on this government behemoth. One of the largest and most active Tea Party groups in the…
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Tea Party IRS protest Nashville

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2013

Tea Party IRS protest Nashville

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5/22/2013 at 7:00am
Taken by Linda in Tennessee yesterday at an IRS protest rally in Nashville.
 

Looking more and more like a DOJ war on Fox News, not just James Rosen

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2013

Looking more and more like a DOJ war on Fox News, not just James Rosen

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5/21/2013 at 9:21pm
First it was James Rosen’s personal email and phone records. Then it was Rosen’s parents’ phone records. Shannon Bream just reported on Hannity that court records appear to reflect phone records were obtained for multiple Fox News lines at multiple locations. The records were partially redacted, but the area codes and exchanges…
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Theory – Jay Carney wants to be the fall guy

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2013

Theory – Jay Carney wants to be the fall guy

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5/21/2013 at 6:12pm
John Kass predicted that Jay Carney would be the fall guy for Obama. And that certainly would fit in with the defensive narrative whenever Obama fails at anything — it’s a messaging problem, not the message, and definitely not Obama. As the administration can’t keep its story straight on just about anything, the…
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IRS Official Lois Lerner to plead the 5th – Update: Statement from Issa’s Office

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2013

IRS Official Lois Lerner to plead the 5th – Update: Statement from Issa’s Office

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5/21/2013 at 4:06pm
Lois Lerner, the IRS head of exempt organizations division, will invoke the fifth amendment this week rather than answer questions about the recent IRS scandal, according to a letter sent to Congress by her attorney. Lerner was scheduled to answer questions from the House Oversight committee this Wednesday. According to the LA Times,…
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IRS head uses the “P” word — and thereby eviscerates the claim this is not a political scandal

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2013

Also, Treasury and Senior IRS officials behind the planted question and answer

IRS head uses the “P” word — and thereby eviscerates the claim this is not a political scandal

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5/21/2013 at 3:23pm
I did not get to watch the Senate IRS hearings today, but it looks like a little more truth leaked out of IRS head Steven Miller, who admitted the targeting was partisan.  Maybe a few more days on the stand, and we get the whole truth. And that whole truth is that…
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Ed Markey cheered gov’t witch hunt against Gibson Guitar

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2013

Ed Markey cheered gov’t witch hunt against Gibson Guitar

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5/21/2013 at 12:30pm
The persecution and prosecution of Gibson Guitar stands out as a prime example of government overreach, similar to IRS Tea Party targeting. This video explains the insanity of the raid and ultimate charges — very technical and disputed interpretations of Indian law as to the importation of wood used in the guitars. This…
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DOJ Official Says “No Charges Were Anticipated” Against Rosen

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2013

DOJ Official Says “No Charges Were Anticipated” Against Rosen

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5/21/2013 at 11:09am
As we now know, the DOJ targeted James Rosen when it pursued a search warrant in connection with an alleged leak from State Department adviser, Stephen Kim.  The long and short of it is, Kim told Rosen things, and as a reporter, Rosen printed them. Speaking on FOX News, Judge Andrew Napolitano…
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White House-created “doctored” war on Jon Karl and Stephen Hayes falls apart

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2013

White House planted “doctored” email narrative in press, then used press reports to push the “doctored” narrative as a political talking point

White House-created “doctored” war on Jon Karl and Stephen Hayes falls apart

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5/21/2013 at 9:10am
I saw this coming from a mile away. When the White House leaked a single email about Benghazi to Jake Tapper, it launched a war on Jon Karl and Stephen Hayes because the wording of the email varied slightly from the accounts in their reporting. Their reporting, however, was based on summaries…
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Sheldon Whitehouse doesn’t let a tornado disaster go to waste

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2013

Sheldon Whitehouse doesn’t let a tornado disaster go to waste

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5/21/2013 at 8:19am
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has been a focus here over the years because he’s Professor Jacobson’s home state Senator.  Whitehouse’s speech against opponents of Obamacare, in which he invoked Kristallnacht and lynchings, is legendary in the wrong way: History cautions us of the excesses to which these malignant, vindictive passions can ultimately lead….
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