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Chuck Todd, safe on foreign soil, launches barrage of questions aimed at Our President

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2013

Chuck Todd, safe on foreign soil, launches barrage of questions aimed at Our President

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3/20/2013 at 5:08pm
And now we rise up against one Charles David Todd. Safe on Israeli soil, protected by the Iron Dome system from drone attack, Chuck rose up to challenge Obama: How dare he! This is Our President you are talking about. The defenders of the realm have started a Twitter hashtag #ChuckToddQuestions, with plenty…
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My question for @Reince

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2013

My question for @Reince

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3/20/2013 at 3:30pm
I sent a similar question via the Contact page at the RNC website. I’ll let you know if I hear back. @reinceWhy no mention of conservative bloggers? legalinsurrection.com/2013/03/rnc-re…— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) March 20, 2013
 

Elizabeth Warren already planning to cash in

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2013

Elizabeth Warren already planning to cash in

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3/20/2013 at 1:51pm
It’s not like you didn’t see this coming.  Those inane and made-for-YouTube moments, lacking in substance and confusing the gullible media, are the pre-publicity. Anyone familiar with Elizabeth Warren’s history knows that she knows how to turn the “rigged” schtick into a buck. (Off topic, there’s this website I stumbled upon called ElizabethWarrenWiki.org…
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Obama’s Israel trip a peacekeeping mission — with Netanyahu

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Obama’s Israel trip a peacekeeping mission — with Netanyahu

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3/20/2013 at 12:13pm
Remember when this exchange was overheard by journalists about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? Sarkozy: “I can’t stand him. He’s a liar.” Obama: “You’re tired of him — what about me? I have to deal with him every day.” After four years of snubbing Israel’s Prime Minister, including grabbing dinner with his wife while Netanyahu waited,…
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#Journalism — Boston Globe columnist fights with The Onion over whether Boston’s a world class city

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#Journalism — Boston Globe columnist fights with The Onion over whether Boston’s a world class city

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3/20/2013 at 11:00am
The Onion had a typically  funny post, Pretty Cute Watching Boston Residents Play Daily Game Of ‘Big City’. Boston Globe columnist Tom Keane took umbrage, and responded with a spirited defense of Beantown, Boston’s big city game: ‘Pretty Cute Watching Boston Residents Play Daily Game Of ‘Big City’ ” runs the much-discussed headline in the…
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San Francisco pol delivers 25-ft buffer legislation to abortionist supporters

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2013

San Francisco pol delivers 25-ft buffer legislation to abortionist supporters

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3/20/2013 at 10:00am
San Francisco city supervisor David Campos is making good on his campaign promise to go after “right-wing extremists,” reportedly proposing legislation Tuesday to increase the anti-free speech “bubble zone” around Planned Parenthood to 25 feet. Campos’s website describes exactly who he is trying to attack: “right-wing extremists”: David is working closely with women’s health…
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Mideast Media Sampler – The anti-Zionist DNA of the New York Times

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – The anti-Zionist DNA of the New York Times

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3/20/2013 at 8:45am
The New York Times, the American Council for Judaism and Israel Last year a former New York Times reporter, Neil Lewis wrote a defense of the New York Times’ coverage of Israel. (.pdf) Lewis writes of Arthur Hays Sulzberger: Whatever complicated personal themes may have floated in Arthur Hays Sulzberger’s private seas can…
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What, no whirled peas?

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2013

What, no whirled peas?

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3/20/2013 at 7:00am
From J: A self-admit​ted bedwetting liberal in Charlottes​ville. OK, the bumper sticker is actually for a rainwater falloff service, but I couldn’t help but chuckle at the irony.
 

#SC01

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

#SC01

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3/19/2013 at 8:52pm
Is this really happening. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CNN projects Elizabeth @colbertbuschsc, sister of @stephenathome, wins Dem primary in #SC01 special election. GOP primary too early to call— Robert Yoon (@yoonCNN) March 20, 2013 Not that, this: Per AP, former SC Gov. Mark Sanford has clinched a spot in the GOP runoff. With whom, we do not yet…
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Being a bridesmaid isn’t that bad

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

The soft-bigotry of low expectations

Being a bridesmaid isn’t that bad

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3/19/2013 at 6:30pm
Last year Legal Insurrection received the ignominious CPAC award for Most Underrated Blog. I knew we were nominated for Blog of the Year this year, to be voted on by other bloggers, but given the competition I put it out of my mind as not even close to a possibility. Via John Hawkins: The 11th Annual Blogger Awards…
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RNC Report — 100 pages and not a single word about bloggers

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

RNC Report — 100 pages and not a single word about bloggers

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3/19/2013 at 4:40pm
The RNC rolled out its 100-page report on what went wrong in 2012 and what could be done better. The report has 39,136 words in it. One word is missing. Tells you everything you need to know. Contrast: with this: Even when the report does mention “social media,” it’s in the context of getting out the vote or…
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Cyprus rejects bailout provision to seize percentage of bank deposits

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Cyprus rejects bailout provision to seize percentage of bank deposits

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3/19/2013 at 2:56pm
By a vote of 36 against, 0 in favor, with 19 abstentions, Cyprus lawmakers today rejected a provision that would have made a proposed $8.7 billion bailout contingent upon taking 6.75 percent of the value of all bank deposits. European Member of Parliament Daniel Hannan gave his opinion of the provision yesterday in…
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Dana Loesch: Paul McKinley “just took us to church”

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

Dana Loesch: Paul McKinley “just took us to church”

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3/19/2013 at 1:18pm
Dana Loesch, conservative star on the rise and host of The Dana Show, interviewed Republican Paul McKinley (IL-02) at CPAC, concluding at the end of the powerful interview, “go and support this man, he just took us to church.” Loesch and McKinley spoke about the need for 2nd Amendment protections in violence-ridden…
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Mideast Media Sampler 03/19/2013

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 03/19/2013

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3/19/2013 at 11:30am
1) Is there any hope left for Mideast honesty in the New York Times A few people have pointed out that I missed an op-ed by Rashid Khalidi, Is Any Hope Left for Mideast Peace? One paragraph really stuck out. Until 1991 most Palestinians, although under Israeli military occupation, could nonetheless travel freely….
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Elizabeth Warren cherry-picked $22 per hour minimum wage number

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

Guess which she picked from $9.22, $10.01, $10.52, $12.25, $15.34, and $21.72

Elizabeth Warren cherry-picked $22 per hour minimum wage number

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3/19/2013 at 10:03am
True to form, Elizabeth Warren has proved adept at grabbing a headline for a talking point made at a Senate hearing, and the media is swooning without actually examining the substance. The talking point is that if the minimum wage kept pace with the increase in worker productivity since the 1960s, it would be…
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Two HOT graphics

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

Two HOT graphics

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3/19/2013 at 8:33am
One of the iconic “proofs” of man-made global warming is the infamous “hockey stick” graph”. Skeptics questioned the statistics and data used to generate the graph.  So, as Powerline’s John Hinderaker noted, “a group of climate alarmists headed by Shaun Marcott, a geologist at Oregon State, released a study that purported to resurrect…
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Ladies and gentlemen, Sarah Palin!!

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, Sarah Palin!!

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3/19/2013 at 7:00am
Watching Sarah Palin’s canny performance at CPAC the other day—and particularly the moment she held up that Big Gulp in a Statue of Liberty pose after a provocative double entendre about her “rack”—two words came to mind: Lenny Bruce. In a lot of ways, the philosophical parallels are striking. Like Palin, Bruce enjoyed sticking…
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